Two UO Profs to Present at Fulbright Sustainable Cities Conference

September 6, 2012

Both Marc Schlossberg (PPPM) and Nico Larco (Architecture) were recently invited to present at a Fulbright-sponsored Academy on sustainable cities and sustainable development, to be held in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates, from September 30 to October 3, 2012.

Short Film Showcases UO Involvement in 2012 World Press Freedom Day

September 6, 2012

The annual UNESCO World Press Freedom Day event shines a spotlight on issues of freedom of speech and of the press, giving an international platform for the work of brave journalists and for the activists who fight to secure and sustain these freedoms in diverse locations worldwide.

Global Scholars Hall Opens

August 30, 2012

The Global Scholars Hall is an exciting new campus community offering rich academic and cultural opportunities. It is a program that encourages and celebrates global and intellectual involvement through a wide variety of residential academic programs, including immersive language programs in French, German, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese. 

UO Anthropologist in Mali Before & During Coup

August 28, 2012

Forced to evacuate his family during Mali’s recent coup, a UO anthropologist reflects on the experience and the culture and community he loves.

Gilman Scholars

August 20, 2012

UO junior Sabrina Ahmed applied for and received the Gilman scholarship to study in Rwanda with the School for International Training during the Spring 2012 semester. Because of this experience, Sabrina is now planning to further her education in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. Sabrina writes of her experience:

Seven UO students awarded prestigious Fulbright awards

August 20, 2012

Seven University of Oregon students have received U.S. Student Program Fulbright awards for international study or research during 2012-13, bringing the total number of UO student Fulbright recipients to 201 in the program’s history.

The recipients are Gina Blackburn (Physics, Germany), Catherine Gifford (Urban Development and Planning, Denmark) Lucy Gubbins (English Teaching Assistantship, Armenia), Brian Guy (Political Science, Senegal), Jade Snelling (English Teaching Assistantship, Germany), Jason Tashea (Law, Kosovo), and Adhiraj Vable (Interdisciplinary Studies, India).

Cinema Pacific film festival brings leading Asian cinema figures to Eugene

August 17, 2012

The third annual Cinema Pacific film festival will bring three prominent figures in Asian media back to Eugene, where their careers were launched as students at the University of Oregon.

Actor Daniel Wu, producer Roger Lee and photographer Russel Wong will headline the film festival that runs from April 18 to April 22 with 30 events, including film screenings on campus and in Eugene, lectures, receptions, and a 72-hour film competition and other interactive opportunities.

UO signs pact with Guatemala's Historical Archive of the National Police

August 17, 2012

The University of Oregon has agreed to collaborate with Guatemala’s Historical Archive of the National Police, along with other universities and organizations, on a series of projects that may shed light on police actions during the Central American country’s 36-year civil war, which ended in 1996.

Dennis Galvan, the UO’s vice provost for international affairs, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to work with the Historical Archive of the National Police (AHPN) on the projects, which were triggered by the 2005 discovery of a trove of police archival collections. 

UO anthropologist, in new book, details the love-hate status of Europe's Roma

August 17, 2012

In "Romani Routes," University of Oregon cultural anthropologist Carol Silverman details her years of research on Europe's largest ethnic minority, Roma, who long have been revered internationally for their folk music but reviled as a people.

Carnegie Global Oregon Learning Community

August 17, 2012

The University of Oregon in association with Oxford University and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs are pleased to announce an innovative collaboration to create an international network of Carnegie universities and colleges.  The Global Ethics Network and the Carnegie Global Oregon Learning Community will engage students and faculty across the world in dialogue and inquiry about ethics, war, and peace; global social justice; and religion in politics.