UO's NSRC, Huter, Smith receive Internet2 President’s Leadership Award

May 17, 2013

Steve and Dale, recipients of the Internet2 President’s Leadership Award at the Internet2 Annual Meeting, are onto their next adventure in Africa in May, June and July. They were recognized at the Annual Meeting in front of more than 800 attendees for their exceptional global leadership in enabling the deployment of networks in developing nations in support of research and education at the margins.

Two UO students receive Boren Scholarship to to study abroad, conduct national security research

May 13, 2013

Two UO students, Alexander Payne and Benjamen DoVale have been selected as recipients of the prestigious David L. Boren Scholarship as part of the National Security Education Program (NSEP).

The scholarship will provide support for their participation in study abroad programs during the 2013-14 academic year.

Payne, a double major in economics and international studies, will be studying Arabic language and diplomacy & policy at the University of Jordan in Amman.

ICSP leader Mabuya featured in Daily Emerald

May 6, 2013

Helping others has always been a focal point of Lindy Mabuya’s life.  ”I think that my innate need to help others is due to how I was raised. I was always encouraged, above all, to do what you can, and that’s just always stuck — I always want to help and I always want to do more,” she said.

Spark Initiative to tackle 4 million deaths from cooking smoke, pollution

April 29, 2013

EUGENE, OR – Environmental, health and engineering experts across Oregon will discuss the different impacts of fuels and cooking worldwide at the inaugural Spark showcase, to be held at the University of Oregon (UO) on Friday, May 17. 

The event, hosted by UO’s Global Oregon, brings together designers and researchers from local NGOs and universities. Spark will feature experts from Aprovecho Research Center, Create, InStove, Maple Microdevelopment, Stove Team International, StoveTec, University of Oregon, Oregon State University, and Oregon Health & Science University.

Behind the scenes: AAD students bolster film festival

April 17, 2013

The University of Oregon Arts and Administration Program (AAD) is helping provide organizational leadership and staffing at the 2013 Cinema Pacific Film Festival, a week of films, exhibitions, receptions, and performances April 17-21 at venues in Eugene and Portland.

This is the fourth year the festival will give students and members of the public an in-depth exploration of international cinema and film culture from Pacific-bordering countries. The 2013 festival will highlight cinema and filmmakers from Singapore and Mexico.

UO’s Irungu contributes to understanding of issues for international students

February 19, 2013

A team of academics and practitioners from different universities, including UO’s Jane Irungu have published the book entitled International Students and Scholars in the United States: Coming from Abroad. The publication addresses issues regarding migration patterns, adaptation challenges and the role that international students and scholars play in the internationalization and diversity agenda within the US higher education system.

RG Report: Peace Corps rates high at UO

February 11, 2013

The following report appeared in the Register Guard on Monday, February 11, 2013:

Hooked by tales of derring-­­do in remote places, University of Oregon students are volunteering for the Peace Corps at a higher than average rate.

This year, the UO is the eighth-highest volunteer-­producing campus out of the nation’s largest universities.

NAFSA Webinar Series: Today's Chinese Student

February 1, 2013

The number of Chinese undergraduates on U.S. campuses has grown at a faster rate than the development of policies and services to better meet the needs of these students. This raises questions for staff and faculty working with the students.