Global Ducks newsletter reaches international alumni, donors, fans

October 17, 2013

OIA in conjunction with OU Alumni have created the newsletter Global Ducks. The Fall Edition of the newsletter features a significant set of news related to events, achievements and news about UO alum worldlwide and the efforts of the Office of Internaitonal Affairs at home.

If you haven't already, please take look at Global Ducks.

UO launches new Global Studies Institute

October 16, 2013

EUGENE, Oregon (October 17, 2013) – The University of Oregon announced this week the launch of its new Global Studies Institute (GSI), a home for internationally oriented centers, programs and new initiatives within the Office of International Affairs (OIA).

GSI’s mission is to support internationally oriented research centers, programs, and initiatives that enhance faculty research, enrich the student experience, globalize the campus, and promote the University of Oregon’s academic excellence with partners around the world.

Cheah to discuss influence of postcolonial literature at UO

October 15, 2013

On Thursday, November 7, 2013, 4-5:30 pm in the Knight Library Browsing Room, Professor Pheng Cheah from UC Berkeley will present a talk at the University of Oregon, titled “Postcolonial Literature as World Literature: World Heritage Preservation and the Unworlding of the Subaltern World in Amitav Ghosh's The Hungry Tide.”

A reception will follow.

Call for Proposals: Preventing Genocide & Mass Atrocities

October 2, 2013

Call for Proposals
2014-15 Academic Years
“Genocide & Mass Atrocities: Responsibility to Prevent”

Preliminary Proposals due November 4, 2013

The steering committee associated with the University of Oregon initiative “Genocide &

Mass Atrocities: Responsibility to Prevent” invites proposals to fulfill its mission as

stated below.


“Genocide and Mass Atrocities: Responsibility to Prevent” strives to harness the rich

UO receives $1M grant to develop university partnership in Pakistan

October 1, 2013

EUGENE, Oregon (October 1, 2013) – The U.S. Department of State has awarded the University of Oregon (UO) a federal assistance grant for $1 million to advance a three-year cooperative agreement and academic partnership with Karakoram International University (KIU) in Gilgit, Pakistan.

UO welcomes more than 700 new international students

September 25, 2013

The University of Oregon and its Office of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) welcomed more than 700 new international students from all over the world as part of the 2013 International Student Orientation (ISO) program.

During the course of one week, international undergraduate and graduate students get the chance to explore their new surroundings, receive academic advising, conduct placement testing, meet with other new students, and learn about cultural adjustments.  

NOTICE: OIA breaking walls for international progress

September 5, 2013

If you happen to visit the Office of International Affairs in the next three months, you might find yourself a bit confused and bewildered, as we have begun an extensive remodeling process for the entire office.

We have literally taken down the walls of our former corridor and begun removing a series of old radiators form the south side of the office.

OIA staff has adapted well as we all hope the remodel will mark a new chapter for the office.

If you are a student visiting OIA, please forgive the mess—we are literally doing all of this for you!

German delegation to visit UO to build new programs, renew partnership

August 22, 2013

A delegation of 12 representatives from the state of Baden-Württemberg in Germany will visit the University of Oregon on September 6, 2013 to expand existing programs between the two states and celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Oregon University System (OUS) and Baden-Württemberg exchange program.

Alum's special course on Muslim history shows UO reach

August 15, 2013

After graduating from the University of Oregon in 1972 and earning a doctorate from Stanford, Farid Nabti returned to his native Middle East to teach the region’s economy, politics and history at the university level.

Who better to guide UO students to a better understanding of the Muslim world?

Study Abroad’s Roger Adkins chases Harry Potter in England

August 14, 2013

OIA's own Study Abroad Assistant Director Roger Adkins partcipated in a Q/A with Around the O, discussing his recent trip to the UK and the brand new Harry Potter Program in London.

Where in the world were you?
I was in the United Kingdom, staying in London through July 31, and then Edinburgh, Scotland, for the final week of this program.