Engaging with Vietnam Conference comes to UO

August 21, 2014

The University of Oregon (UO) will host the 6th "Engaging with Vietnam - An Interdisciplinary Dialogue" Conference, Nov. 6-7. The two-day international conference promotes the study of Vietnam and dialogue between diverse communities of Vietnam scholars.

High school students given grant to ‘SAIL into Study Abroad’

August 20, 2014

Each year, more than 200 students (8-12 grade) attend a free weeklong summer camp on the UO campus called the Summer Academy to Inspire Learning (SAIL).

Founded in 2005, the SAIL program is led by volunteer UO faculty members and aims to increase low-income students’ enrollment and success in college. 

Students are assigned to camps focused on disciplines ranging from the performing arts to biology, depending on their academic interests and career aspirations.

UO geography professor named to Fulbright Nexus scholars list

August 11, 2014

The article was first published in Around the O on August 8, 2014.

UO professor Katie Meehan has been named a Fulbright Nexus Regional Scholar for 2014-16 and will use the award to continue her research on social and behavioral adaptation to climate change in Mexico.

Trustees name Provost Scott Coltrane interim president of the UO

August 11, 2014

This article fisrt appeared in Around the O on August 7, 2014.

The University of Oregon Board of Trustees voted Thursday to accept the resignation of Michael R. Gottfredson as president and appointed Scott Coltrane – the university’s senior vice president and provost – as interim president.

Coltrane will serve as interim president while the board conducts a comprehensive search for a permanent president. Neither motion received any dissenting votes.

OIA's Diwan a finalist for 2014 College Entrepreneur contest

August 6, 2014

This story text first appeared at Around the O on August 6, 2014

Three UO business students are among five finalists in the Entrepreneur of 2014 competition put on by Entrepreneur magazine.

The three are the brains behind Fourth Wall, a business concept that uses a software application to match actors to auditions. The idea was drawn up by business student Sahil Diwan with help from fellow students Anthony Rondinella and Cody Hatfield.

Local media supports Global Expo projects

August 4, 2014

Local and national media paid a lot of attention to the events and programs surrounding the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships. Eugene newspapers and TV channels offered robust coverage of all Global Expo projects, especially the UO Ambassadors program and the placement of the Global Research interactive map displays.

Below are the links to last month’s media coverage of OIA’s projects:

KEZI 9: Flags fly for World Junior Championships

KEZI shows high-tech map of UO research projects

July 25, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. — Here’s something to check out if you’re headed to Hayward Field. One of the free exhibits at the IAAF World Junior Track and Field Championships is a giant touch screen interactive map of the world.

The map shows parts of the world where University of Oregon researchers are doing work.

The goal is to raise awareness that there is academic excellence of global impact attached to the track.

RG Translation: welcome

July 23, 2014

This article was first published in the Register Guard on July 23, 2014.

Flag march at 2014 WJC features UO ambasadors

July 23, 2014

Day 1 of the 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships being held at historic Hayward Field included opening ceremonies and a flag march led by OIA staff and GSI UO Ambassadors.

Watch the entire procession coverage by Universal Sports Network.


OIA advice for UO community members in Israel

July 22, 2014

Dear Colleagues:
On July 21, 2014 the US Department of State upgraded its travel travel warning for Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. On July 22, a rocket landed in the vicinity of the Tel Aviv airport. As a result numerous US and European air carriers have suspended flights. The University of Oregon has been monitoring and assessing these developments and has consulted key partners to gather relevant input and guidance.