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.
The Global Oregon Initiative in the Global Studies Institute is a university-wide strategic initiative to enhance internationalization in the student experience, in research, and in our outreach to the state and the world. It blurs the boundaries among teaching, research, and community service. It establishes new synergies among all three to develop new modes of learning, and new ways for the university to fund itself and give back to the community.
The Oregon African Studies Consortium (OASC) is a state-wise endeavor to develop international and institutional ties through shared curriculum, expanded study in five African languages, new student opportunities to study and intern in Africa, teacher training for K-university instructors, intellectual community building activities, and extensive community outreach programs.