NAFSA study shows international students benefit Eugene community, economy

November 26, 2012

A study by the Association of International Educators (NAFSA) estimates that international students and their dependents contributed approximately $21.81 billion to the U.S. economy during the 2011-2012 academic year.

NAFSA estimates that during the 2011-2012 academic year, international students and their families contributed a net $304,923,000 to the Oregon economy. The figures are based on tuition and enrollment numbers published by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors 2012 Report.

CPLA efforts, competition takes UO innovators to China

November 26, 2012

After the successful completion of their first summer program in August, the Chinese Philanthropic Leadership Association (CPLA) is seeking partners, sponsors and participants for their 2013 International Leadership Syndicate (ILS) contest.

The challenge of the contest is for UO students to propose an innovative environmental education program that can support teachers and youth leaders, as well inspire both groups inside and outside the school setting.

International UO community mourns passing of Margo Ramsing

November 19, 2012

Margaret Ann “Margo” Ramsing of Eugene died Nov. 8 of Alzheimer’s disease. She was 75. A private family service is planned.

She was born Aug. 27, 1937, in Cottage Grove to Timm and Gerhardline Rogge Wulff. She married Ken Ramsing on Dec. 20, 1959, in Cottage Grove. He died April 18, 2005.

Many at the UO, like study abroad adviser Hilary Lord remember Margo fondly.

Five University of Oregon faculty named Fulbright Scholars

November 6, 2012

Five University of Oregon professors have been honored with 2012-2013 Fulbright awards to teach and conduct advanced research abroad. The newest cohort brings the cumulative total of UO faculty and staff who have been named Fulbright Scholars to 131.

The UO recipients are among the approximately 800 faculty and professionals who will travel abroad for the 2012-13 academic year through the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program. Those from the UO include experts in anthropology, architecture, literature and strategic management.

UO delegation signs Gabon agreement; many opportunities for students, faculty

November 6, 2012

A delegation from the University of Oregon traveled recently to the west-central African nation of Gabon and signed an agreement that will set in motion a teaching and learning partnership intended to help the country move from an oil-based economy to a more green model.

Archaeological work in West Africa unearths the origins of a political system

October 19, 2012

The revolution led to the development of egalitarian political systems that continue today for several of the nation's many ethnic and religious groups. The country being described might come as a surprise.

Stephen A. Dueppen, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Oregon, is referring to Burkina Faso in West Africa — one of the world's poorest nations. Many communities in western Burkina Faso are structured by "an ethos of equality," he says.

Competition offers U.S. students full graduate scholarships to top Swedish universities

October 5, 2012

The international organization Student Competitions invites University of Oregon students to participate in the Challenge Your Perspectives competition. To participate, you must fulfill one of three possible criteria: be a U.S. citizen or legal U.S. resident; be currently enrolled at a U.S. university; or hold a bachelor’s degree from a U.S. university.

Three winners will receive a scholarship worth $98,000.

There will be prizes as well for second and third place contestants

LAS receives grant to jumpstart Portuguese instruction, enhance program

October 3, 2012

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded an Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Language Program (UISFL) grant to the University of Oregon’s Latin American Studies (LAS) program and the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies. The grant is part of a $1.5 million fund that was awarded to only 17 institutions across the country.