The Center for Global Health is a new interdisciplinary center in the Global Studies Institute at the University of Oregon that supports a wide range of scientific, educational, and service-oriented initiatives designed to understand and ameliorate the world's most challenging health and social problems. The Center was created to provide a unifying framework for students, staff, and faculty across the university dedicated to improving health and well-being through education, research and training, and service in partnership with communities in the United States and around the world.
UO language experts, current students, and staff will join eight speakers as part of the Alumni Roundtable on Career Benefits of Language Learning on Thursday, March 31, at Gerlinger Ballroom, 4-5:30 pm.
The event is organized by the UO Language Council, in collaboration with the UO Alumni Association and Global Studies Institute.
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.
Jie Hu, Vice-President of Beijing Tsinghua Tongheng Urban Planning & Design Institute and Director & Chief Designer of the Research Center for Landscape Architecture, delivered a public lecture on November 5th, 2015, titled "Shan-Shui City: Exploration of Sustainable Urban Development in China." He is collaborating with PPPM Faculty Member Yizhao Yang.
“It is the moral duty of academia to harness its resources for the benefit of the community and the city.” So said Prof. Marc Schlossberg of the University of Oregon, who is currently a visiting professor at the Technion, at a lecture on sustainable urban development.