Native tongues: Visiting scholars give voice to world languages

December 8, 2015

Article originally in Around the O on December 7, 2015 - 6:00am by Nathaniel Brown, Public Affairs Communications

Traveling across the world to share knowledge in a foreign place is an impressive undertaking.

Gabon-Oregon Center Launches New Scientific English Workshop

December 7, 2015

The Gabon-Oregon Center recently launched a training workshop in scientific English at the GOC’s English Language Laboratory in Libreville. In the first class, nine students from a diverse range of Gabonese institutions and organizations were chosen with the objective of improving the competence in the English language specifically focused on the needs of scientific researchers. Also highlighted were writing techniques that will maximize acceptance of academic scientific articles by relevant Anglophone journals.

Recent terror attacks put a spotlight on travel safety, best practices for UO students and faculty

December 4, 2015

In the wake of the recent terror attacks in France, Lebanon, Iraq, and Mali, many in the UO community have become increasingly aware of how an international event can impact Eugene and our students studying abroad.

UO ranks 9th nationally for Gilman Scholars, sends five abroad

December 1, 2015

EUGENE, Oregon (December 1, 2015) – The University of Oregon is ranked 9th in the country for Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship recipients for spring 2016 programs.

Out of 11 Gilman scholarship applicants from the UO, five received the award. This is a 45% success rate, which is higher than the national average of one award in three applicants.

President Schill surprises 22 international students for Thanksgiving

December 1, 2015

UO’s President Schill attended a Thanksgiving gathering of international students at a local Eugene residence. The welcoming hosts were Paul and Susie Harvey, a long-time host family affiliated with the local nonprofit Friendship Foundation for International Students (FFIS). The Harveys host an annual Thanksgiving bash, opening their home to all of their past international students they have hosted over the years. This year, ten countries were represented among the attendees.

OIA congratulates staff on their years of service

November 30, 2015

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) would like to congratulate international faculty and staff on their years of service to the UO community.


November 30, 2015

Global Perspectives on the November 13 Terrorst Attacks in Paris
Thursday, December 3
EMU Ballroom
12 - 2 p.m.

Speakers:  Cory Browning (RL), Angela Joya (IS), Matthias Matthijs (IS, Johns Hopkins), Fabienne Moore (RL), Sebastián Urioste (RL), Anita Weiss (IS).

Format: 5-minute remarks by each speaker, followed by a discussion with the audience.

Driving Change: Aisha Almana, KSA leading activist for justice, equality, and respect for women

November 30, 2015

Original story featured in Oregon Quarterly By Melody Ward Leslie, BA '79

Unity Vigil and Panel Discussion on Recent Terrorist Attacks

November 23, 2015

Mexican architect Antonio Siller to discuss cultural heritage, monuments of Morelos and Puebla at UO

November 19, 2015

Renowned architect and conservationist Juan Antonio Siller will be visiting the UO and holding a free public presentation and conversation of his work on Monday, Nov. 23 at McKenzie Hall 229, 5:30 p.m.

Professor Siller will be discussing his publications and research on The Cultural Heritage and Historical Monuments of the State of Morelos, and Monasteries of the XVI Century on the Slopes of Popocatépetl Volcano, in the States of Morelos and Puebla, Mexico.