PPPM’s Schlossberg wins rare second Fulbright

January 28, 2015

This article was first published by AAA Communications Team on Tuesday, January 27, 2015.

Professor Marc Schlossberg has been awarded a rare second Fulbright Scholarship, this time to work with faculty at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, where he will collaborate with colleagues in the institute’s Department of Architecture and Town Planning.

New educational partnership in Saudi Arabia to launch six pilot schools

January 27, 2015

The UO Inclusive Education Project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is on schedule to open a total of six pilot schools in the City of Riyadh, the capital and largest city of Saudi Arabia.

OIA message on death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia

January 23, 2015

On behalf of the UO administration, faculty, staff and students, the Office of International Affairs wishes to express our entire community's sincere condolences at the passing of King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud of Saudi Arabia.

At this difficult time of national transition, our thoughts and prayers are with our Saudi students, as well as our Saudi faculty and staff and our alumni, academic partners, and friends in the Kingdom.

UO alum gift funds new Singapore internship program

January 23, 2015

The Office of International Affairs (OIA) and the School of Architecture and Allied Arts (AAA) have received a $90,000 gift from UO alumni and co-founders of Eco-id Architects, Calvin Sim and Sim Boon Yang

UNESCO Crossings Institute joins Global Studies Institute

January 16, 2015

EUGENE, Oregon (Jan. 16, 2015) – The UNESCO Crossings Institute for Conflict-Sensitive Reporting and Intercultural Dialogue is the latest international unit at the University of Oregon to join the Global Studies Institute (GSI).

With the Crossings Institute, GSI now has a total of eight international member units.

Soh Rui Yong from Singapore - 10, 000m National Record Holder

January 12, 2015

Editorial Note: This article first appeared in Today on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.

SINGAPORE — The tussle for the marathon gold medal at next year’s SEA Games could prove an exciting one for home fans, with United States-based Soh Rui Yong set to give reigning champion Mok Ying Ren a run for his money.

Running in the California International Marathon yesterday morning, national 10,000m record holder Soh clocked an impressive 2hr 26min 01 sec to finish fifth in the men’s 20- to 24-year-old category, and was placed 37th overall.

Coffee Hour changes venues

January 9, 2015

The International Student Association (ISA) announced this week that it will be moving its iconic Coffee Hour to the Ford Alumni Center Ballroom. The event, a weekly mixer that fosters interaction between international students and the community at large, has traditionally been held at Mills International Center every Friday from 4-6 p.m. since 1982. However, the current reconstruction of the EMU has greatly hampered the weekly meet-up.

ISA is changing venues in order to continue to provide a safe space for both domestic students and international students  to come together.

Emerald: Students find repeat study abroad trips enrich career experience

December 22, 2014

This article first appeared in the Daily Emerald on Friday, December 19.

It’s one thing to sit in PLC 180 and see a slideshow of poverty and hunger. It’s a completely different experience to see it in person, according to Megan Garland, a UO senior majoring in international relations and Chinese.

Garland had such positive experiences studying abroad that she is about to embark on her fifth adventure through the UO study abroad office.

OIA wins CASE Award for Global Research map site

December 17, 2014

The Office of International Affairs and its Global Studies Institute have received a 2015 Silver Award in the category of websites from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) for their Global Research interactive map project.

UO Professor Héctor Tobar's book listed in NY Times top 100 notable books of 2014

December 3, 2014

Editorial Note: This article first appeared in the New York Times on Thursday, November 20.