UO sets new record for Gilman Scholars, ranks 4th nationally

May 1, 2014

EUGENE, Oregon (May 1, 2014) – A total of 18 students from the University of Oregon have been selected as Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients for summer 2014—the highest number of recipients the UO has ever had in one application cycle. The UO now ranks fourth nationally in the highly competitive scholarship that helps students cover the costs of their study abroad program, research or internship.

University of Oregon's Steve Huter inducted into Internet Hall of Fame

April 17, 2014

Steve Huter director for the Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC) and a Research Associate at the University of Oregon, has been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame. 

The Internet Society selected a total of 24 inductees, representing 13 countries as part of 2014 Internet Hall of Fame. Inductees were recognized for their commitment to creating new technologies and standards that were foundational to the Internet’s development and expansion, pushing the boundaries of technological and social innovation to connect the world.

New study abroad program addresses global health issues in Ghana

April 8, 2014

The University of Oregon’s AHA International is partnering with professor Janis Weeks to offer a new study abroad program in Accra, Ghana, for students interested in global health and development issues.

Former U.S. Ambassador Joyce Leader discusses experience, legacy of genocide in Rwanda

April 7, 2014

The Savage Endowment is hosting the lecture Rwandan Genocide Twenty Years Later: Its Origins, Its Legacy, and Its Lessons for the Prevention of Genocide, led by former U.S. Ambassador Joyce Leader, on Wednesday, April 16 at the Knight Law Center Duncan Campbell Auditorium, 7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

Leader is the current Carlton and Wilberta Ripley Savage Professor for International Relations and Peace.

2014 Cinema Pacific film festival program features films from Taiwan, Chile and tribute to UO alumnus James Blue

April 4, 2014

EUGENE, Ore. – (April 2, 2014) – The fifth annual University of Oregon Cinema Pacific film festival returns April 23 to April 27,  with a wide array of films, exhibitions, receptions and performances in both Eugene and Portland.

CASLS' Gettler receives 2014 Officer of Administration Recognition Award

April 1, 2014

Mandy M Gettler, associate director of the Center for Applied Second Language Studies (CASLS) has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Officer of Administration Recognition Award.

Gettler will be honored, along with five other UO employees during the 2014 Outstanding Employee Recognition Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, April 8, at Gerlinger Alumni Lounge, 3:30-5 pm.

The honorees will receive their respective awards from UO President Michael Gottfredson.

NYT features UO course on climate change

March 31, 2014

Editorial Note: This article first appeared in the New York Times on Monday, March 31, 2014.

Using the Arts to Teach How to Prepare for Climate Crisis

Clark Honors College Stern fellows travel to Oxford over spring break

March 27, 2014

This article first appeared in Around the O on Wenesday, March 26, 2014.

Nine undergraduate students from the University of Oregon's Clark Honors College and 10 students from the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Program traveled to London for a spring break workshop and seminar at Oxford University on global justice and human rights.

UO chemistry and biochemistry welcome young scientists from Japan

March 11, 2014

A group of Japanese students visiting Eugene’s Churchill High School got to spend a day talking science at the University of Oregon earlier this month.

The UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry along with the Nanoscience Open Research Initiative (NORI) hosted students Ayaka Hikitawho, Hiroki Suyama and Haruka Oda along with their teacher, Ryosuke Yamashita. The group is from Miyazaki Kita High School, a science school in Japan.

UO to host international conference on prevention implementation

March 10, 2014

The University of Oregon Center for Equity Promotion (CEQP) will host a two-day conference, “Strong Global Communities: International Conference on Prevention Implementation,” April 28-29 in Eugene. 

“Strong Global Communities” will bring together international prevention scientists, scholars, students, practitioners and community members from the education, health and social service sectors. The conference will feature keynote addresses, focused plenary sessions and research poster sessions exploring various themes.