Campus News

A test of the UO Alert! Emergency Notification System will be conducted on Tuesday, April 16 by the UO Emergency Management and Continuity (UOEMC) program.The following test message will be sent via e-mail and text message to registered cell phone numbers, and through the Smart Classroom system in certain classrooms on campus:TEST: The university is conducting a test of the UO Alert! System. This is only a test.
Advocates for the University of Oregon – students, alumni, faculty, staff and others – were set to converge on Salem today (April 11) for the UO's once-every-two-years Day at the Capitol. The object of the event is to inform lawmakers and others about the university's accomplishments and reach. UO programs and the university’s service to the state are highlighted through displays in the Capitol Galleria, student performances in the House and Senate, and visits with legislators.
Chip Lord, founder of the architecture and media collaborative Ant Farm, is in Eugene for events in conjunction with the exhibition “West of Center: Art and the Counterculture Experiment in America, 1965-1977.” Lord will showcase his video art as part of Schnitzer Cinema and present an artist talk on the history of Ant Farm.
Here’s an opportunity to broaden not just your academic horizons but also your global ones. The Office of International Affairs has put out a call for proposals for UO Global Seminars and travel grants. UO Global Seminars are academic programs conducted – in full or in part – in international settings. The seminars are set to launch in 2014-15, including summer 2014.
"Buongiorno" and "ciao" may be the preferred greetings of the week in Eugene, as the University of Oregon hosts the 33rd annual conference of the American Association for Italian Studies from April 10 to April 14. The international conference was also held at the UO in 1999.
Aaron Grieser, a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Law, is tapping some Oregon roots in Thailand. Grieser and a business partner, Bryan Bartrusch, co-founded Beervana last June in Bang Na, Thailand. The start-up imports craft beer from small-scale breweries such as Oregon's Rogue Ales and sells them to upscale Thai bars and restaurants. Grieser and Bartrusch came up with the concept after meeting while enjoying a beer at a food festival.
Two family-oriented events from UO Work-Life Resources are heading to the University of Oregon campus in April: a “Duckies at Dusk” family movie night on Thursday, April 18, and a “Spring Clothing & Toy Exchange” for UO families on Saturday, April 20. The movie night, featuring the movie “Wreck it Ralph,” is sponsored by Ducks after Dark, an Erb Memorial Union program that provides students the opportunity to plan and implement events. It functions as a student program board that typically presents late-night film festivals.
The University of Oregon's Service-Learning Program will host its next Service-Learning Roundtable on Thursday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., in Lokey 119. The roundtable – a collaboration between the Service-Learning Program, the College of Education and the Division of Student Affairs – is intended as an opportunity for faculty and staff from across the university, within the community and from various disciplines to share information, build relationships and learn more about each other's work in the context of service-learning.
The University of Oregon's Office of Organizational Development and Training is offering a variety of new skills for faculty or staff members looking to improve themselves – from contracts and purchasing to holding high-stakes conversations. More than 15 professional development courses, meetings and events are available to UO employees over then next five months. Most are offered at no cost and several can be expected to be provocative.
The ever-changing digital world means new roles for faculty members, university administrators and information technology providers in the years to come. Education technology expert Richard Katz will help UO personnel understand those roles in an upcoming talk that is free and open to the public.