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.

Uncorking Opportunity

October 1, 2012

Published in Around the O. 

Oregon stormed the wine world’s elite ranks in 1979, when The Eyrie Vineyards’ 1975 South Block pinot noir beat out all the French Burgundies in a blind tasting at the Gault-Millau French Wine Olympiades in Paris.

Traveling to India to Track Tibetan Culture

October 1, 2012

Published in Around the O. 

When Amanda Di Grazia went to Nepal for a study-abroad program in fall 2017, she found herself avoiding the immersive cultural experience that typically accompanies the academic component of a semester on international soil.

There was a universal reluctance among the students in her program to participate in local activities because her classmates were concerned that their participation might offend community members.

From Here to China

October 1, 2012

Published on Around the O.

Daniel Wu ’97—Hong Kong–based actor, director, producer, and all-around cinema sensation—quietly slips into an out-of-the-way conference room in the depths of Knight Library, a semisecret location where he can chat without interruption about his movies, his fans, and the nature of celebrity.

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.