UO hosts Globalization, Gender and Development Conference

October 14, 2014

The University of Oregon and its Department of Political Science are hosting the inaugural Globalization, Gender and Development Conference, October 23-24. The event will feature several multidisciplinary experts addressing modern issues of gender and development.

The conference was created by UO Professor Erin Beck and Professor Emerita Jane Jaquette from Occidental College. Both scholars noticed amazing and inspiring research related to gender taking place at the University of Oregon and thought of a way to bring UO's experts together with those from across the country.

New Zealand beckons UO students, offers study abroad scholarships

September 30, 2014

Education New Zealand and the University of Otago have recently announced study abroad scholarships for the 2015 year.

Scholarships are offered as part of New Zealand’s Generation Abroad initiative.

O'Hollaren new associate director for GSI

September 30, 2014

Lori O'Hollaren, Associate Director of the Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) has been named new Associate Director of the Global Studies Institute (GSI).

O'Hollaren will be holding a shared appointment with 70% of her time devoted to her new role within GSI, and the remainder of her time serving as associate director for CAPS.

Labor rights in Bangladesh key discussion at APRU

September 29, 2014

Lamia Karim, associate head and associate professor in the Department of Anthropology addressed participants of the 2014 Association of Pacific Rim Universities (APRU) Global Health Workshop hosted at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan in September.

Karim led a special presentation on health systems entitled Learning to Labor: Community-Based Healthcare and Female Garment Labor in Bangladesh.

Her presentation was based on research assessing the healthcare needs of female garment

UO’s NSRC receives new NSF grant award

September 18, 2014

The National Science Foundation announced this week that the UO’s Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) is the recipient of a $3,732,343 award as part of the agency’s International Research Network Connections program.

The award is the largest active NSF grant to any academic department or center at the UO.

Two UO Faculty Selected as PIP Fellows

September 15, 2014

Assistant Professors Karrie Koesel (Political Science) and Eric Priest (Law) have been selected as fellows for the 2014 Public Intellectuals Program (PIP), the flagship program of the National Committee on US-China Relations. Twenty PIP fellows were chosen from a nationally competitive pool of emerging China specialists this year and tasked with helping to bridge the gap between China specialists and the global and domestic audiences eager to better understand the important issues in US-China relations.

UO in top 50 public national universities according to US News rankings

September 9, 2014

This article first appeared in Around the O on September 9, 2014.

Chinese government awards full scholarships to UO students

September 3, 2014

Six University of Oregon (UO) students have been selected as recipients of Chinese Government Scholarships. The awards are part of the Chinese University Program, which helps Chinese universities in specific provinces or autonomous regions to recruit outstanding international students for graduate studies in China. At present, a total of 221 Chinese universities are designated to undertake this program.

Flood of Central American immigrants is focus of UO researcher

August 25, 2014

This article was first published in Around the O on August 24, 2014.

Every day, hundreds if not thousands of undocumented migrants, many of them children, pour through Mazatlán in Mexico’s Sinaloa state on their way to chance a border crossing into the United States, a migration that drawn the interest of UO international studies professor Kristin Yarris.