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October 29, 2014

World Bank President Jim Kim refers to IS Graduate Student Najla Sabri’s passion to empower Afghan women

Watch the short (01:30) video below, as World Bank President Jim Kim briefly describes the progress in Afghanistan over the past 10 years, and how people (including IS graduate student, Najla Sabri) are grateful for the opportunities which allows for a positive future for the girls and women of this country.

 

http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/video/2013/03/14/jim-kim-visits-afghanistan

October 8, 2014

Fall 2014 Scholarship Opportunities for undergraduate INTL majors

Two departmental scholarships have just been announced for Fall Term 2014; the Oregon Consular Corps Scholarship and the Judy Fosdick Oliphant Scholarship.

The Oregon Consular Corps Scholarship is designed to assist students with the costs associated with earning a degree in International Studies at the UO.

The Oliphant Scholarship is designed to assist students with costs associated with completing the overseas requirement for the major, and who have plans to complete the experience within the current academic year.

Deadline for applications for both scholarships is Friday, October 24th, 2014. Please submit complete applications to the undergraduate coordinator in 175 PLC before 4:30pm on the date listed.

Oregon Consular Corps Scholarship Requirements-

• Cumulative UO G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher
• minimum of 8 credit hours INTL course work completed prior to 9/30/2014
• accepted into the International Studies Major prior to 12/31/14
• completed 90 total credit hours (junior class standing) prior to 12/31/14
• maintain full‐time student status during the2015-16 academic year

Oliphant Scholarship Requirements-

  • Enrolled full-time at the University of Oregon during their time abroad,
  • Majoring or double-majoring in International Studies,
  • A U.S. citizen or permanent U.S. resident.

 

Oregon Consular Corps 2014-15 Announcement

Oregon Consular Corps 2014-15 Application

Oliphant Announcement Fall 2014

Oliphant Application 2014-15

October 7, 2014

Foundation for Sustainable Development accepting applications for Winter

Foundation for Sustainable Development accepting applications for Winter

deadline November 1, 2014

Intern abroad with FSD in development sectors:

  • Appropriate Technology
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Equal rights
  • Economic development
  • Health
  • Gender equity
  • Youth and education

http://www.fsdinternational.org/programs/internship for more details.

October 3, 2014

INTL professors to participate in Globalization, Gender and Development Conference at the UO in October 2014

International Studies Professors Yvonne Braun, Anita Weiss and Kristin Yarris will be participating in the Globalization, Gender and Development Conference at the UO on October 23-24, 2014.

 

Please visit the conference website for more information including schedule of events, keynote speakers and participants,  event sponsors, and more.

August 25, 2014

INTL Professor Kristin Yarris summer research in Central America

Read about Prof. Kristin Yarris and her research on Central American immigrants, featured on Around the O!

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/flood-central-american-immigrants-focus-uo-researcher

 

 

June 17, 2014

INTL Departmental Commencement Ceremony, Spring 2014

A sunny EMU Amphitheater at the start of our ceremony

A sunny EMU Amphitheater at the start of our ceremony

It was wet but certainly memorable!

Nearly 150 undergraduate and graduate students braved the elements to receive their diplomas on Monday, June 16th as their friends and families looked on. Professor Stephen Wooten stepped in to emcee the ceremony, while IS professors Kathie Carpenter, Derrick Hindery, Angela Joya, and Kristin Yarris hooded the grads, and handed diploma covers to undergrads.

Musicians from the local Javanese Gamelan Siri Pandhawa provided ambient music, as well as a featured piece “Lagu Penghijauan” by K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat during the ceremony. Graduate Student Samantha Gammons and Undergraduate Gian Luca Gamberini both gave memorable speeches recounting memories of their experience and expressing as sense of optimism and excitement for the future. Our featured alumni commencement speaker, Liesl Messerschmidt (BA, 1996), gave a wonderful and inspiring speech, in addition.

Liesl Messerschmidt as our featured Alumni Commencement Speaker

Liesl Messerschmidt as our featured Alumni Commencement Speaker

 

Unfortunately, what started out as a promising day in terms of weather, the sunshine turned quickly to Oregon rain showers during the speeches.

Rainy Commencement Spring 2014

Graduates (and guests) persevered under umbrellas, plastic ponchos and programs, and quickly accepted their degrees before seeking shelter from the downpour. The remaining guests and grads enjoyed a reprieve from the rain and were treated to a variety of international snacks and celebratory cake at a reception following.

Read the commencement speeches here!

Gamberini Commencement Speech 2014

Liesl Messerschmidt Commencement Speech 2014

May 20, 2014

INTL Faculty Adventures Abroad- Galen Martin

INTL Faculty Galen Martin & family enjoying the view in the Chianti Region of Tuscany, Italy

INTL Faculty Galen Martin & family enjoying the view in the Chianti Region of Tuscany, Italy

From the Tuscany Region in Italy

From the Tuscany Region in Italy

View from the top of St. Peter's

View from the top of St. Peter’s

May 5, 2014

Congratulations from the Department Head

Dear International Studies Community,
It gives me great pleasure to announce that Derrick Hindery has just been informed that he will be promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in September 2014. This well-deserved recognition and promotion is a result of his dedication to research, teaching, and active engagement at the University of Oregon and with many other communities worldwide. I can say, on behalf of the Department of International Studies, it is a great pleasure having Derrick as a colleague.
Congratulations Derrick!

Anita M. Weiss, Professor and Head
Department of International Studies
University of Oregon

April 9, 2014

New Major Application Deadline for Spring Term

Spring 14 New Major Application Deadline

March 19, 2014

Summer 2014 INTL courses are posted!

The Department of International Studies is pleased to offer several exciting INTL courses for Summer Session.

Please visit our Summer Schedule page to view the list of courses.  You can also view the UO schedule of classes here.

Reminder for INTL majors and prospective majors:

For Summer 2014, the department is offering courses that fulfill the Preparatory 101 Requirement, INTL Core Courses, Block B courses, in addition to upper-division courses with special topics that can be applied to your major requirements. Check with the undergraduate advisors if you have questions about which of these can fill  the blocks A, B and C of your major planner.

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