Upcoming Events

Jan 10
Oregon Reality Lab Grand Opening5:00 p.m.

*By Invitation Only The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication is celebrating the opening of the Oregon Reality (OR) Lab. It is a new...
January 10 5:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
UO Oregon Reality Lab, 405 (Floor 4)

*By Invitation Only

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication is celebrating the opening of the Oregon Reality (OR) Lab. It is a new multidisciplinary space dedicated to teaching and researching immersive media as an ethical tool for social innovation. The OR Lab will serve as a testing ground for using and developing virtual, augmented, and blended realities to solve social and business problems. The new lab is part of a growing urban laboratory on UO Portland’s campus, housed in the historic White Stag Block.

Please join university leadership, SOJC faculty, local businesses, and Portland-area alumni and students to experience this new space.

Please RSVP by January 2, 2019, by emailing Erika Berardi

Jan 16
Cross Border Interviewing and Story Development in Spain: Info Session4:00 p.m.

Find out more program details with the faculty leader, Peter Laufer! The interview is intimate, immediate, and can be an entrée to the soul. It’s a critical tool...
January 16 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Allen Hall, 230

Find out more program details with the faculty leader, Peter Laufer!

The interview is intimate, immediate, and can be an entrée to the soul. It’s a critical tool for journalists and is integral to most story development. These courses are designed to improve and professionalize students’ journalistic skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers.  The program will be based at the GEO Center in Oviedo, Spain. The city has an urban design which promotes equity and inclusion in historic sites, public squares, car-free livable streets and a culture public gathering places, sidewalk cafes, markets and bars. 

Program Dates:

June 30 - July 27, 2019

Aplication Deadlines:

Priority - February 15 (receive $100 off your program)

Final - March 15

Find out more and apply TODAY:

https://geo.uoregon.edu/programs/spain/cross-border-interviewing-and-story-development-in-spain

Jan 18
Startup Weekend Eugene6:00 p.m.

Have a business or nonprofit idea you want to realize? Want to meet other entrepreneurially minded students and community members? Join us for Techstars Startup Weekend, an...
January 18 6:00 p.m.–12:00 a.m.
UO Innovation Hub

Have a business or nonprofit idea you want to realize? Want to meet other entrepreneurially minded students and community members?

Join us for Techstars Startup Weekend, an annual 3-day startup event where students and community members come together to develop a business or nonprofit in 54 hours. No prior entrepreneurial or business experience needed!

Sponsored by the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and RAIN Eugene, Techstars Startup Weekend Eugene is a full weekend-long experience. Your ticket includes:


7 full (and delicious) meals over the course of the weekend
Prizes for the top ideas/teams
One-on-one time with amazing mentors
A new network of developers, designers, and entrepreneurs eager, like you, to change the world.
All the internet and coffee you can consume.


Students can obtain a significantly reduced ticket by using the promotional code 'UODUCKS' and registering with their uoregon.edu email address (cost is $6 for entire weekend with this code).

For more information including obtaining a ticket, go to the Techstars Startup Weekend Eugene website. Or contact Kate Harmon, Undergraduate Program Manager, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, at kharmon2@uoregon.edu.

Jan 22
Job Search Groupnoon

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself...
January 22–February 7
White Stag Block, Suite 241

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself wondering where to even start.

Sound familiar?

Join our upcoming Job Search Group in Portland and connect with other 2018 UO graduates and graduating students looking for work in Portland. You'll get support from a small group of peers, opportunities to connect with UO alumni and hear their job search advice, and concrete steps to get you that job!

Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. beginning January 22 and ending February 7, 2019. Bring your lunch!

Session One (Tuesday, January 22): Knowing Yourself and Creating Your Brand
Session Two (Thursday, January 24): Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
Session Three (Tuesday, January 29): Interviewing Successfully
Session Four (Thursday, January 31): Becoming Known Through Networking
Session Five (Tuesday, February 5): Managing the Job Search Process
Session Six (Thursday, February 7): Presenting Your Job Search Plan

Space is limited to eight 2018 UO graduates or graduating seniors. There is no cost to attend.

Group will meet at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209, Suite 241

Want to join us?

RSVP now to careerpdx@uoregon.edu or by calling 503-412-3701.

Feb 12
In Google We Trust: How one of the most influential companies in the world handles the responsibility of communicating news to millions4:00 p.m.

"Technology has value, but it doesn’t have values. It’s what we do with it.” Join the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and...
February 12 4:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Redwood Auditorium

"Technology has value, but it doesn’t have values. It’s what we do with it.”

Join the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication for an evening with Google’s Vice President of News, Richard Gingras. Join Gingras and Corey duBrowa ’88, Google’s Vice President of Global Communications and Public Affairs, for a conversation about technology’s influence on society and news, and the rising role of the Chief Conscience Officer.

Event is free and open to the public. Refreshments provided.

Mar 12
Alisa Roth, author of Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness7:30 p.m.

In America, having a mental illness has become a crime. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with mental illness. The country’s three largest providers of...
March 12 7:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
Straub Hall, 156

In America, having a mental illness has become a crime. One in four fatal police shootings involves a person with mental illness. The country’s three largest providers of mental health are not hospitals, but jails. As many as half the people in US jails and prisons have a psychiatric problem.

In her book, Insane: America’s Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness, journalist Alisa Roth goes deep inside the criminal justice system to reveal how America’s tough-on-crime policies have transformed it into a warehouse for people with mental illness, one where prisoners are denied proper treatment, abused, and punished in ways that make them sicker. She introduces us to ordinary people whose untreated mental illnesses drive them repeatedly into the justice system—and in some cases, to their deaths.

As a 2014-2015 Soros Justice Fellow, Roth spent a year investigating the growing role of jails and prisons as our de facto mental healthcare system. She has visited the country’s three largest psychiatric care providers, Rikers Island in New York City, the Cook County Jail in Chicago, and the Los Angeles County Jail in LA, and her research has included dozens of interviews with prisoners and their families, psychiatrists, lawyers, wardens, corrections officers and others.

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