Study Abroad Returnee Nominated to UO Board of Trustees

December 2, 2014

Editorial Note: This article first appeared in the Daily Emerald on Monday, November 24.

UO visit to Jakarta energized by alums

November 25, 2014

An Office of International Affairs (OIA) delegation led by Vice Provost Dennis Galvan and Associate Vice President for International Advancement John Manotti met in October with an enthusiastic crowd of UO alumni in Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia.

“Indonesia has one of the largest and most active UO alumni groups in Asia, and we were delighted to reconnect with their tremendous energy and Duck loyalty,” said Galvan.

Generation Study Abroad webinar addresses disability inclusion

November 24, 2014

Generation Study Abroad will be featuring “Disability-Inclusion Best Practices and National Trends” as part of their webinar series on Tuesday, December 2nd at 3:00pm Eastern Standard Time.

The webinar features diversity experts Cerise Roth-Vinson from Mobility International USA, and Gretchen Cook-Anderson from IES Abroad.

RG: A course in giving back

November 24, 2014

Editorial Note: This article first appeared in the Register Guard on Sunday, November 23.

Business students from China studying at the University of Oregon are transplanting old-fashioned Eugene do-gooderism back to the motherland.

For a fifth year, the UO-based Chinese Philanthropic Leadership Association is doing fundraising events — bake sales, flea markets, an annual “The Voice”-style singing contest — to pay for a summer project in China.

Japanese consul visits UO, commends language programs

November 18, 2014

UO Japanese language students got a surprise visit in class from Consul General of Japan in Portland, Hiroshi Furusawa.

In December 2013, Consul Furusawa decided to honor all schools in Oregon that maintain a Japanese language program, to express his appreciation for efforts to better the relationship between Japan and the United States.

The acknowledgement is particularly important for Oregon, which has the second-highest percentage of people studying Japanese of any state in the country (only Hawaii is higher). 

Renewed federal grants mean good news for two UO centers

November 17, 2014

This article was first published in Around the O on Tuesday, November 11.

It's four more years, and that's good news for two University of Oregon centers that deliver education programs for students studying foreign languages and regions, thanks to a new round of funding from the U.S. Department of Education under Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965.

UO Architecture returns to top for sustainability design

November 12, 2014

The industry-leading Design Intelligence report by the Design Futures Council has ranked UO School of Architecture as the nation’s best for sustainable design practices and principles.

The UO outranked the University of California, Berkeley, MIT and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

Galvan: Students can make global difference

November 6, 2014

In an opinion piece published by the Register Guard, Vice Provost for International Affairs Dennis Galvan addressed recent commentary on the current Ebola crisis in West Africa, while making a case for cultural sensitivity and the value of study abroad.

UO grad Najla Sabri receives nods from World Bank President Kim

October 30, 2014

World Bank President Jim Kim briefly describes the progress in Afghanistan over the past 10 years, and how people (including UO international studies graduate student, Najla Sabri) are grateful for the opportunities which allows for a positive future for the girls and women of this country.

AHA joins discussion of future at PDX Abroad

October 15, 2014

AHA's Sam Bethal and Lisa Calevi visited the headquarters of in Portland, where PDX Abroad had gathered 26 higher education professionals from Oregon and Washington to hold a Generation Study Abroad Think Tank.

The group was challenged with the question of "What will it take to double study abroad?"