Campus News

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – whose TED Talk "The Danger of the Single Story" has been viewed by more than three million people – will speak at the UO's Ford Alumni Center on Monday, April 1. The 7 p.m. talk, which is free and open to the public, is presented by the UO's Center on Diversity and Community. The New Yorker has named Adichie one of its “20 Under 40” writers to read. Her latest novel, "Americanah," will be published by HarperCollins this spring.
Language Arts is the theme for the sixth annual “New Art Northwest Kids” exhibition, on view until June 2 at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. More than 40 works submitted by area K-12 students will be on view in the Education Corridor Galleries. The exhibition explores the integration of writing and visual art, inspired by the Schnitzer museum's previous shows, “Lesley Dill’s Poetic Visions: From Shimmer to Sister Gertrude Morgan,” and “Good Grief: A Selection of Original Art from Fifty Years of Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts.”
University of Oregon faculty, staff and students who commute regularly from Corvallis or Salem may soon be able to catch a break – and a ride – from the Lane Transit District. Point2point – an arm of LTD aimed at helping people find affordable and sustainable ways to get where they're going – is hoping to launch a pair of "Valley VanPools" to transport commuters to Eugene's city center and the UO campus. One vanpool will originate in Salem and the other in Corvallis.
The Eugene and University of Oregon police departments are urging members of the UO community to make sure their spring break isn't ruined by preventable crime. Vacation periods in recent years have been prime time for property crime on and near campus. But there are basic steps that can help protect your home, vehicle and valuables.
It's all coming full circle for Townshend's Tea Company founder Matt Thomas, a 2002 alum of the University of Oregon's Lundquist College of Business. Thomas developed the idea for Townshend's Teahouse a little more than a decade ago in a Lundquist College management course. The company website describes the business concept as "to bring together a casual, college, campus-style coffeehouse atmosphere with top-grade loose leaf tea."
Corvallis artist Julie Green’s “The Last Supper” – a selection of some 500 painted porcelain plates that illustrate the final meal requests of U.S. death row inmates – is on display through April 7 in the Artist Project Space Gallery at the University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. The exhibition is in conjunction with a series of citywide events including the Eugene Opera’s production of “Dead Man Walking.”
Spring break is from March 25 to March 29, and children in the second- through sixth-grades have a variety of classes to choose from through the UO’s Youth Enrichment/Talented and Gifted Program. Morning and afternoon classes range from “Creative Writing and Greek Myths,” taught by elementary arts educator Bob Marquis, to “Computer Programming Using Scratch,” taught by Mary Hochberg, School District 4J technology specialist.
Oregon death row inmate Gary Haugen is fighting Gov. John Kitzhaber for his right to die. The governor has granted the twice-convicted murderer a reprieve, but Haugen does not want it.  The Oregon Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of Haugen v. Kitzhaber during its annual visit to the University of Oregon School of Law. The arguments will take place at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, in room 175 of the Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate St. in Eugene.
The Oregon Women’s Lacrosse matchup with no. 2 Florida on March 16 will also feature a Faculty and Staff Appreciation day. All UO faculty and staff members are invited and will receive $3 general admission into the match for showing ID at the ticket window at Pape’ Field. The match starts at 1 p.m. and parking is free. Oregon put together its best season in school history in 2012, finishing 14-5 overall and a perfect 7-0 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.
Highlighting a month-long celebration of modern music, Grammy-award winning flutist and UO faculty member Molly Barth will perform a free concert March 16 at the University of Oregon’s Portland location at the White Stag Block. Barth and guitarist Dieter Hennings will perform modern works during the noon performance at 70 NW Couch St., which is part of the annual March Music Moderne series.