“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.
A public lecture by Jie Hu, Tsinghua Urban Planning & Design Institute
Hu’s research focuses on classic Chinese landscape (garden) design and the application of traditional Chinese landscape design to contemporary urban projects. Hu has served as the chief planner and designer for many large-scale projects in China, such as the Beijing Olympic Forest Park.
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.
I.Bill Rutherford: Bill Rutherford is a successful, Portland-based investment manager and an alumnus of the University of Oregon. Rutherford’s generous contribution has enabled an extensive effort to create a new minor in Middle East studies at the University. The Rutherford Middle East Initiative is currently in its second year of a three-year gift.