UO project in Uruguay gets big nods from local media, faculty

December 27, 2013

A group of young UO journalists and their mentor Professor Carol Ann Bassett, from the UO School of Journalism and Communication, have generated buzz in local media and received a significant amount of social media kudos for their multimedia work documenting the migration of whales along the coast of Uruguay.

The project titled Route of the Whale is an interactive site that displays the route of different whale species along the coast of Uruguay and South America. The site features video footage, images and other content created by UO journalism students.

Apply to APRU Undergraduate Summer Program in Nanjing University

December 19, 2013

The Association of Pacific Rim Universities has announced the 7th APRU Undergraduate Summer Program (USP) to be hosted by Nanjing University in China from 6 to 13 July 2014.

The USP 2014 is a 1- week enriching program for outstanding APRU students from multidisciplinary fields.

Program Overview
With the theme, “Developing Asia-Pacific Global Leaders: China’s Perspectives”, the USP 2014 aims to:

OIA seeks feedback in search for new AVP, Director of Study Abroad

December 5, 2013

The Office of International Affairs is in the process of selecting a new Associate Vice Provost and Director of Study Abroad, and the search committee would like your input.

CAPS wins again Freeman Foundation award for student internship grants in Asia

November 22, 2013

EUGENE, OR (November 21, 2013) The Freeman Foundation has announced that it will renew a $100,000 grant to support undergraduate and graduate students conducting internships in East and Southeast Asia. 

The funds, administered by the UO’s Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS), provide UO students with grants of up to $6,000.

The grants allow students to choose an internship in Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, or Vietnam.

Travel to Seattle, represent UO's Model European Union Team

November 18, 2013

The University of Washington (Seattle) is sponsoring its seventh annual “Model EU,” to take place February 7-8, 2014.  This is a national event, with undergraduate EU teams recruited from universities around the country. 

The U of O has been invited to send a team of two participants. The European Union Center at UW and the UO European Studies program will cover participants’ expenses. This will include travel to and from Seattle, hotel lodging and at least two meals.

UO students to interview for prestigious Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

November 13, 2013

This story first appeared in UO News on Monday, November 11, 2013.

EUGENE, Ore. — (Nov. 11, 2013) — A University of Oregon student has been chosen as a finalist for the Rhodes scholarship, while two more UO students have been selected as finalists for the Marshall scholarship.

Mika Weinstein was chosen as a finalist for the Rhodes scholarship and will interview in Seattle on Nov. 22. Souvanny Miller and Maggie Witt were named finalists for the Marshall scholarship and will interview at the British Consulate-General in San Francisco on Tuesday, Nov. 12.

UO Message of Support for People of the Philippines

November 11, 2013

On Friday, November 8, Typhoon Haiyan hit the island nation of the Philippines, affecting the country’s 9.5 million people across the archipelago. According to the UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the storm displaced an estimated 600,000 people, may have killed more than 10,000, and destroyed 70 to 80 percent of structures in its path.

In the wake of this devastating event, the University of Oregon and its Office of International Affairs offer our deepest sympathy to the people of the Philippines.