Gabonese delegation visits UO

January 30, 2013

A Gabonese delegation headed by education minister Séraphin Moundounga spent a full day at the University of Oregon on Monday and heard descriptions of potential research projects that could result from a new Gabon/Oregon Transnational Research Center on Environment and Development.

International student from India among MLK essay winners

January 25, 2013

The Office of Equity and Inclusion has announced winners of the inaugural Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Essay Contest and winners of the University of Oregon's 2013 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Awards.

In this first year of the essay contest, materials were solicited from undergraduate and graduate students in two categories: written and video essays.

Dalai Lama coming to UO

January 15, 2013

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will deliver a lecture at the University of Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena on Friday, May 10. The 2 p.m. lecture, "The Path to Peace and Happiness in the Global Society," is open to UO students, faculty and staff as well as members of the public.

Additional details on the event including information on ticket sales to the public will be available in the coming weeks.

CAPS, Freeman Foundation grants boost student internships in Asia

January 7, 2013

The UO has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Freeman Foundation to award and administer Freeman Internship Fellowships for undergraduate and graduate students conducting internships in East and Southeast Asia.

The funds, administered by the UO’s Center for Asian and Pacific Studies, offers fellowships 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.

Successful visit to Middle East yields alumni connections, new possibilities

December 20, 2012

A UO delegation visited Kuwait and United Arab Emirates in the Middle East.

The visit was a first step to establish strategic contacts to promote study abroad and internship programs in the area, recruit students from these countries and explore new research opportunities that benefit the UO and countries in the region.

The UO delegation, which included Vice Provost for International Affairs Dennis Galvan and Assistant Vice President for Development John Manotti was welcomed in Kuwait by a group of more than 30 international alums and host Mr. Jameel Al Sane.

The story of number 58: Wyatt Harris' long journey home

December 11, 2012

Abandoned as a child in China, Wyatt Harris never knew his biological parents growing-up thousands of miles away in Oregon.

But a UO study abroad opportunity in 2010, became the first step in a long journey to find his roots and original family in China.

Read the complete story by Kimber Williams in the latest edition of Oregon Quarterly Winter 2012.


Oregon Folklife director wins American Folklore Society book award

December 6, 2012

Rachelle "Riki" Saltzman, who became executive director of the UO-administered Oregon Folklife Network in July, has been awarded the Wayland D. Hand Prize from the American Folklore Society for the best book combining historical and folkloristic methods and materials.

VIDEO: Chinese architects become Ducks for 10 weeks

December 4, 2012

The Center for Asian and Pacific Studies (CAPS) hosted nine visiting architects fall term 2012 to do a specialized program in sustainable design. The cohort is from Shanghai Xian Dai Architectural Design Group (SXDA), one of the largest architecture firms in China and a key host for UO interns. CAPS organized the trip and UO Professor Nancy Cheng from the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) in Portland served as faculty advisor.

UO student earns third place in Swedish Challenge Your Perspectives contest

December 3, 2012

After more than 1,600 submissions from around the country, the Swedish Institute, Embassy of Sweden and Student selected UO’s Michael Buchman as a third place winner for the Challenge Your Perspectives contest.

Buchman, who graduated as a double major in political science and economics this past spring, chose to participate in the contest for a chance to travel abroad and complete a Master’s in Economics degree for free from Uppsala University.

UO recognized again as top producer of Gilman scholars

November 30, 2012

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients for spring 2013 were announced this week. Of the more than 2,300 scholarships awarded this year, the UO tied for sixth in the nation with a total of 10 recipients.