March is Women's History Month and Peace Corps is inviting all self-identified women to engage in a panel discussion with returned Peace Corps volunteers. This is a safe and educational space for anyone interested in learning about life as a Peace Corps Volunteer!
So many companies are in search of technology savvy talent! Tech Connect provides abundant face-time with tech-focused companies looking to hire creative, motivated students. Join us for this great opportunity to chat with these industry experts.
With each record-breaking storm or flood it becomes clearer that climate change and rising seas are transforming the coastline of the United States. Writer Elizabeth Rush travelled from vanishing shorelines in New England to inundated bayous in Louisiana to chronicle the impact of sea level rise on vulnerable communities and ecosystems. She employed a literary approach for her recent book Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore, a finalist for the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction. “I believe that language can lessen the distance between humans and the world of which we are a part; I believe that it can foster interspecies intimacy and, as a result, care.”
Elizabeth Rush, the Oregon Humanities Center's 2019–20 Robert D. Clark Lecturer, will give a talk, “On Rising Together: Creative and Collective Responses to the Climate Crisis,” on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. in Eugene.
What might we learn from the people living on climate change’s front lines about the future that we share? In her talk, Rush will speak about a small community on the eastern shore of Staten Island––a place that hurricane Sandy both undid and remade from the ground up––investigating the storm’s aftermath and the radical decisions residents made about how to overcome their shared vulnerability. She will give voice to those who have traditionally been left out of environmental discourse and how we might make the conversation more whole moving forward.
Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore and Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Gaurdian, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard, and the New Republic, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including the Howard Foundation Fellowship, awarded by Brown University; the Society for Environmental Journalism Grant; the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship; and the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Southern New Hampshire University, and teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.
The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to:
Increase skills in identifying and responding to students who may have thoughts of suicide. Increase comfort to engage with a student in a conversation about your concern and ways to seek help. Refresh knowledge of campus and community resources and how to make an appropriate referral.
If a department would like to schedule a suicide prevention workshop, please submit a request form here.
The Student Suicide Prevention Team also offers a peer-to-peer workshop for students. Request a student workshop here.
If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.
Presenter Henry Alley will lead an exploration of D.H. Lawrence’s view of marriage in The Rainbow (1915); the union of a widower and a freethinking woman in Forster’s Howards End (1910), and the touching, tragic balance between Mr. and Mrs. Ramsay, a scholar and his wife, in Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse (1927).
Presenter Henry Alley is a Professor Emeritus of Literature in the Honors College at the University of Oregon. Professor Alley has published over 40 stories in such journals as Seattle Review, Cimarron Review, Oxford Magazine, Harrington Gay Men's Quarterly Fiction, Webster Review, Outerbridge, and Virginia Quarterly Review. He has published articles of literary criticism in such journals as Kenyon Review, Papers on Language and Literature, Studies in the Novel, Twentieth Century Literature, and The George Eliot Fellowship Review. His latest novel, Men Touching, was released in 2019.
This lecture is a preview/overview of the full four-week UO Insight Seminars course The Modern Novel of Marriage and is open to the public. For more information on 2020 UO Insight Seminars offerings, visit the program website.
Grab this last opportunity of the year to connect with hiring employers before the fair! Join us and learn networking basics with more than 20 of the employers who'll be attending the career fair the next day. Career Center counselors will cover the essentials during a short guided workshop, leaving plenty of time for open networking over hors d oeuvres and sparking water.
This is the last chance of the year to connect with over 80 companies and organizations who will be here in search of talented UO students and alumni! Polish up your resume and join us in the EMU Ballroom on Thursday, April 16th between noon and 4:00pm!
This is the last chance of the year to connect with over 80 companies and organizations that will be here in search of talented UO students and alumni! Polish up your resume and join us in the EMU Ballroom between noon and 4:00 p.m.!
What’s the next step in your path post-graduation? Find the answer at the UO Grad and Health Grad School Fair by connecting with more than 60 graduate programs covering a wide variety of disciplines. We’ll be in the EMU Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Don’t miss this!
What’s the next step in your path post-graduation? Find intriguing options at the UO Graduate School Fair Wednesday, April 22nd. We’ll be in the EMU Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Don’t miss this!
SPRNG (Sustainable Practices Raising Net Growth) is UO Net Impact Undergraduate Chapter's free annual student-powered conference providing a platform for industries and brands to engage with a passionate network of students, faculty, and community members at the University of Oregon.
This year, Net Impact Undergrad is proudly collaborating with Warsaw Sports Business Club to present SPRNG 2020: Sports and Sustainability.
This is a catered event with FREE food.
Join the University of Oregon for an evening recognizing the work and influence of contemporary American artist Carrie Mae Weems. The event will include a public lecture and the conferral of an honorary degree to Weems by President Michael H. Schill and the UO Board of Trustees. A reception will be held at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art following the event with open viewing of her exhibition, The Usual Suspects.
The Tenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020.
The University of Oregon defines undergraduate research broadly and includes students from all disciplines. Undergraduate students all over campus are engaged in original projects, mentored research, creative work, entrepreneurial presentations, consulting pitches, portfolios, and community-based projects. UO students have big questions and are working on finding and making answers.
Whether you are presenting, attending, mentoring, or supporting your peers, we look forward to seeing you at the symposium.
Last year over 75 majors, 21 minors, and eight colleges were represented by students from every undergraduate class in the Erb Memorial Union and Science Library Visualization Lab for a day of oral and poster presentations, performance art, Academic Residential Community presentations and quick chats telling the stories behind the data students are gathering and working with. This year will welcome new presenters and mentors for the biggest symposium yet.