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.
The Muslim Student Association event, Violence & Islam will be Friday, May 1, 6:30pm in the Ford Alumni Center. It will be about Islamic 'Perspective on Violence' including comedian and performers all the way from United Kingdom. The event is free admission.
The University of Oregon’s Genocide Prevention Initiative and the independent non-profit institute, Decision Research, will sponsor two events open to the public: a keynote speech by Ambassador Princeton Lyman on “Responding to Mass Atrocities: Personalities, Politics, and Principle” on April 9th, and an Open Panel Discussion,“Preventing Mass Atrocities and Genocide: Strategies for the Future” on April 10th. Admission is free for both events. All are welcome.