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Former INTL Student Worker, DaHyun Kim Works with Young Defectors from North Korea

originally published as Duck Grad Rises Above Adversity to Help Others Do the Same on “Around the O” on July 30, 2018 by Chakris Kussalanant, University Communications On a sunny summer day in Seoul, DaHyun Kim is going over paperwork and preparing for her only clients of the day — ...

Farewell to Our Wonderful Student Worker, DaHyun Kim

DaHyun Kim has been working as a student worker at OCIAS (Oregon Consortium for International and Area Studies) for about 2 years. She moved to Oregon and attended Chemeketa Community College and Portland Community College after graduating from high school in her home country in  Daejeon, South ...

Graduate Coordinator Update – Hope Marston

Hope Marston works as the Graduate Coordinator for three OCIAS programs – Asian Studies, International Studies and Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies. She is grateful for the opportunity each fall to meet a new group of graduate students, and to be a part of facilitating each journey ...

Faculty Update – Kristin Yarris

Professor Yarris worked with other faculty and the expert assistance of Kaley McCarty, Undergraduate Program Coordinator, to start a new minor in Global Health, which is housed in the International Studies Department. We have about 50 new minors this academic year, and look forward to bringing more ...

Faculty Update – Stephen Wooten

Food remains central to Stephen Wooten’s research, teaching and service. This academic year, he has been hard at work on his new book project: “Cooking Culture on the West African Savanna.” In March he presented part of that study at a history of food and drink symposium in Cairo, Egypt. ...

Undergraduate Coordinator Kaley McCarty – Next Steps

Kaley McCarty has been the OCIAS (Oregon Consortium of International and Area Studies) Undergraduate Coordinator since November 2016. As a fourth-generation Duck, she has enjoyed being able to use her time, skills, and energy to support students and faculty at her alma mater (she graduated from ...

Faculty Update – Anita Weiss

Professor Anita Weiss has been conducting field research for her book project throughout Pakistan for much of this past academic year. She received a Harry Frank Guggenheim research award to support her research for the book, Countering Violent Extremism in Pakistan: Local Actions, Local Voices. ...

Meet Melissa Bowers, Interim Unit Manager for OCIAS!

Melissa Bowers joined OCIAS as Interim Unit Manager in December 2017 and upon the departure of Jared Lindman. Melissa has worked at the University of Oregon since 2015 as an Officer of Administration, Department Manager for the English Department and Folklore Program. Melissa  remains the ...

Food Studies on the Radio!

INTL Professor and Food Studies Director Stephen Wooten was recently featured on Jefferson Public Radio on their segment Curious: Research Meets Radio. In the interview, Wooten describes the Food Studies Program at UO, which began five years ago and continues to gain momentum. Click here to listen! ...

Interview with INTL Professor Anita Weiss on her Research in Pakistan

An interview with INTL Professor Anita Weiss, “Women’s share in politics will continue to grow,” was recently published in The News on Sunday paper. In the interview, Weiss discusses her work in Pakistan, a country she has been visiting and researching for forty years. Weiss ...
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