Pakistani faculty matched with mentors, capitalize on UO expertise

May 13, 2016

For years now, analyzing collaborative governance among community and agencies has been a research focus for UO Professor Richard Margerum. However, in the past three months, Margerum has been helping colleague Professor Zafar Khan to examine how different governance approaches have affected community based natural resources management in Pakistan—a country half the world away, but with a region very similar to Oregon.

New UO Center for Global Health launched

May 3, 2016

The UO is expanding its global service outreach with the new Center for Global Health. Launched in May, it will support a wide range of scientific, educational, and service-oriented initiatives designed to understand and ameliorate the world’s most challenging health and social problems.

President Schill hosts delegation from Chinese university, renews UO ties with country

April 28, 2016

University of Oregon (UO) President Michael Schill hosted a delegation of five representatives from East China Normal University (ECNU) at his residence.

The ECNU delegation was led by Dr. Ren Youqun, ECNU Vice President and Dr. Zhou Yong, Director of Confucius Institute Office. They were joined by Si Yang, Director of ECNU Supervision Office, Zhuang Yu, ECNU Deputy Dean of School of Foreign Languages, and Li Yansa, Office Director of Institute of Global Chinese Language Teacher Education.

UO student selected for multimedia fellowship

April 28, 2016

UO senior Polly Irungu is among 12 black college journalism students nationwide selected for this summer’s Student Multimedia Project in Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the multimedia project brings together a cadre of journalism and public relations students to cover the combined convention of the two associations. Irungu will receive an all-expenses-paid fellowship for the trip.

Washington Post highlights UO work on child immigration

April 28, 2016

U.S. news coverage of unaccompanied immigrant children lacks quantity and quality, says Ricardo Valencia, a doctoral student in media studies at the UO.

Valencia's research is the focus of a recent article in El Tiempo Latino, a Spanish-language publication of The Washington Post.

UO earns Top 5 spot for Gilman scholars

April 27, 2016

The University of Oregon once again earns a spot among the top five institutions for Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, with a total of 18 recipients who will study abroad for summer 2016.

“Our Gilman Scholars continue to have a strong and increasing presence at a national level,” said Kathy Poole, executive director of Global Education Oregon (GEO).

UO students receive Boren Awards to study abroad

April 19, 2016

Two UO students have been selected to receive the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship to study abroad during the 2016-17 academic year.

Ava Jamerson and Elizabeth Baer will each receive $20,000 in funding towards their year abroad. Jamerson will be participating in the Chinese Flagship Capstone program in Nanjing, China and Baer will be attending Japan Women’s University in Tokyo, Japan on an exchange program.

In the News: ICSP student shares culture at Family Fun event

April 18, 2016

Editors note: This article first appeared in The Register Guard

Foreign Language and International Studies Day—Now in its 38th Year!

April 11, 2016

Foreign Language and International Studies Day (FLIS) will be May 6.. This day-long celebration is the largest event dedicated to language and culture in Oregon. More than 1100 high school students and teachers from throughout Oregon come to the UO campus for a day of language, culture, and entertainment presented by UO faculty, staff, and students. Presentations range from a show by UO’s dance troupe, “K-Aire” to the more classical world of “Le Théâtre Français”. And everything in between—study abroad, Russian Food, Chinese Calligraphy, Music of the Andes and much more.

UO Student Selected for Fund for Education Abroad Scholarship

April 8, 2016

1,500 students across the nation applied to Fund for Education Abroad's Scholarship. Among all the applicants, UO student Lukas Heaton was selected to receive $1,562 to help make his goal of studying in Rosario, Argentina happen. Lukas will be participating in GEO's Spanish Language in Rosario program this summer.