Upcoming Events

Oct 6
Part-Time Job Fair10:00 a.m.

Looking for part-time work? Check out the possibilities at the Part-time Job Fair during week 2. Both on- and off-campus employers will be taking applications. The fair will...
October 6 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Looking for part-time work? Check out the possibilities at the Part-time Job Fair during week 2. Both on- and off-campus employers will be taking applications. The fair will include 30-minute group sessions open to all students and 10-minute one-on-one quick interviews for students who meet employers' predesignated criteria. Spots are limited, so be sure to register early to grab time with your favorite employers! Registration will be open to students on September 1. Join us on Handshake: https://uoregon.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/16651/student_preview?token=9-6dEUCW7HNA9LJKoobmRoueNz0_XoSefbMBfRbY45fshZqGRlqxfg

Oct 6
The Forgotten Americans: Navigating the Tightrope6:30 p.m.

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in Portland, Online News Association - Portland and Society of Professional Journalists Oregon Territory Chapter...
October 6 6:30 p.m.

The University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in Portland, Online News Association - Portland and Society of Professional Journalists Oregon Territory Chapter cordially invite you to join Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Nicholas Kristof for "The Forgotten Americans: Navigating the Tightrope," at 6:30 p.m. PDT Oct. 6, 2020.

Kristof's newest book, "Tightrope: Americans Reaching For Hope," cowritten with Sheryl WuDunn, was released in January of this year. It chronicles the lives of people in rural Yamhill, Oregon -- Kristof's hometown. Kristof documented the way communities are struggling to stay afloat amid stagnant wages, weak education and a lack of health care -- problems brought into even starker relief by the COVID-19 pandemic and wildfires that have devastated communities up and down the west coast, including some Oregon towns deemed "a total loss."

Kristof will talk with veteran journalist and Portland State communications professor George Rede about what rural communities are facing in 2020 -- and where we can look for hope in unprecedented dark times.

Oct 22
Fall Career Fair11:00 a.m.

Did you know that many top employers recruit candidates for both summer internships and post-graduation job opportunities in the fall? Attend the Fall Career Fair to...
October 22 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Did you know that many top employers recruit candidates for both summer internships and post-graduation job opportunities in the fall? Attend the Fall Career Fair to connect with top employers and learn about their opportunities. The Fall Career Fair is a terrific place to research employers and gain a better understanding of potential career paths open to UO students. 

This year’s fair takes place online via the virtual Handshake platform on Thursday, October 22, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The virtual fair will include 30-minute group information sessions open to all interested students and 10-minute one-on-one quick interviews for students who meet employers’ predesignated criteria. Spots are limited, so be sure to register early to grab your spots with your favorite employers. Join us on Handshake: https://uoregon.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/18063/student_preview?token=3ffUmlZ_KQCB1Fkeiww8uSniw6pDCRAKk85VQIIjD06HEJ63WDYtTQ

Oct 29
Facts Still Matter: Countering the Influence of Russian Hackers, Trolls, and “Viral Deception"4:00 p.m.

Featuring Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and cofounder of FactCheck.org.  Register...
October 29 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Featuring Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania and cofounder of FactCheck.org. 

Register for this free event

This talk is sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics’ Public Affairs Speaker Series and the Center for Science Communication Research (SCR). It is made possible in part by the Richard W. and Laurie Johnston Lecture Fund.  

Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania and Director of the university’s Annenberg Public Policy Center. She has authored or co-authored 16 books, including Cyberwar: How Russian Hackers and Trolls Helped Elect a President, which won the Association of American Publishers’ 2019 R.R. Hawkins Award and was published in a revised paperback edition by Oxford University Press in June 2020. Among her other award-winning books are Spiral of Cynicism (with Joseph Cappella) and The Obama Victory: How Media, Money and Message Shaped the 2008 Election (with Kate Kenski and Bruce Hardy). In 2020, the National Academy of Sciences awarded Jamieson its Public Welfare Medal for her “non-partisan crusade to ensure the integrity of facts in public discourse and development of the science of scientific communication to promote public understanding of complex issues.”

In 2003, Jamieson cofounded FactCheck.org, the non-profit non-partisan website that describes itself as a "consumer advocate for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics." In 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, and from 2014-2019, FactCheck won Webby Awards from the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences for being the best Politics site (the Webbys have been called the “Oscars of the Internet”).

Jamieson is a member of the American Philosophical Society and the National Academy of Sciences, and a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association. She also is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association. For her contributions to the study of political communication, she received the American Political Science Association’s Murray Edelman Distinguished Career Award in 1995. In 2016, the American Philosophical Society awarded her its Henry Allen Moe Prize in the Humanities.

Nov 12
Public Service and Non-profit Connect4:00 p.m.

Public Service and Non-profit Connection, Thursday, November 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Virtual Link TBD. Are you passionate about advocating for causes you care about...
November 12 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Public Service and Non-profit Connection, Thursday, November 12, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.  Virtual Link TBD.

Are you passionate about advocating for causes you care about and making a difference in your community? Do you want a purpose, not just a job? Virtually connect with employers in government, nonprofits, international affairs, social services, and related fields to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun “speed dating”-style event. Over the course of the event, your small group will have a chance to meet a new employer every several minutes! And, you’ll receive recruiter contact information for all attending companies. 

Nov 19
Climate Justice lecture: “Climate Change in the American Mind”5:00 p.m.

What are the psychological, cultural, and political reasons why some people passionately engage with issues surrounding climate change, while others are apathetic, and some are...
November 19 5:00 p.m.

What are the psychological, cultural, and political reasons why some people passionately engage with issues surrounding climate change, while others are apathetic, and some are downright dismissive and hostile?

Anthony Leiserowitz, the founder and Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC) and a Senior Research Scientist at the Yale School of the Environment, will explore this question as he delivers the 2020-21 Kritikos lecture “Climate Change in the American Mind” on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at 5 p.m. via Zoom. His talk will be the first in the OHC’s 2020-21 Climate Justice series.

Climate change is one of the most daunting challenges of our time. Americans have diverse and sometimes opposing views about global warming, fundamentally shaping the political climate of climate change. Leiserowitz will explain recent trends in Americans’ climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy support, and behavior and discuss strategies to build public and political will for climate action.

Leiserowitz is an expert on public climate change and environmental beliefs, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the psychological, cultural, and political factors that shape them. At Yale, Leiserowitz examines how Americans and others around the world respond to the issues of climate change and other global challenges. YPCCC seeks to discover what people understand and misunderstand about the causes, consequences, and solutions of climate change; how they perceive the risks; and what kinds of policies they support or oppose.

As he explains, Leiserowitz’s research with YPCCC “suggest[s] it is possible to improve public understanding of the scientific consensus on climate change in a way that does not trigger political polarization. In particular, our findings suggest that scientists, nonprofit organizations, and policy makers should communicate the scientific consensus using short, simple declarative sentences or simple pie charts. Ultimately, better communication of the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change can contribute to improved public understanding and engagement with the issue.”

According to Leiserowitz, despite the distraction of COVID-19, climate change is “not fading from people’s memories, it is not fading from their sense of importance just because other issues have arisen.”

Leiserowitz earned both his MS (1998) and PhD (2003) in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon. He studied with Paul Slovic, professor of Psychology and president of Decision Research (DR), with whom he currently serves at DR. He conducts research at the global, national, and local scales, including many surveys of the American public. He conducted the first global study of public values, attitudes, and behaviors regarding sustainable development and has published more than 200 scientific articles, chapters, and reports. Leiserowitz and his colleague Edward Maibach (George Mason University) are winners of the 2020 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Climate Science Communication. In addition, he is the host of Climate Connections, a radio program broadcast each day on more than 600 stations nationwide.

Leiserowitz’s lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is required to participate in the live Zoom event. Register at: ohc.uoregon.edu. The talk will be recorded and available for viewing on the OHC’s YouTube channel. For more information contact ohc@uoregon.edu.

Jan 28
Health and Science Connect4:00 p.m.

Are you passionate about improving people’s lives through healthcare? Do you want to be on the cutting-edge of scientific research? Connect with...
January 28 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Are you passionate about improving people’s lives through healthcare? Do you want to be on the cutting-edge of scientific research? Connect with employers in healthcare, life science, biotech, and related fields to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun, virtual “speed dating”-style event on Thursday, January 28, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Over the course of the event, you’ll have a chance to meet a new employer every several minutes! You’ll end the evening with a complete list of contact of the attending employers. Direct Handshake link TBD.

Feb 10
Internship and Summer Job Expo11:00 a.m.

Did you know that a summer internship or work experience is one of the top things employers look for when recruiting students for...
February 10 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Did you know that a summer internship or work experience is one of the top things employers look for when recruiting students for post-graduation jobs? 

Check out opportunities for all majors at this year’s Internship and Summer Job Expo on Wednesday, February 10, from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. This year’s fair takes place online via the virtual Handshake platform. The virtual fair will include 30-minute group information sessions open to all interested students and 10-minute one-on-one quick interviews for students who meet employers’ predesignated criteria. Spots are limited, so be sure to register early to grab your spots with your favorite employers. Handshake link TBD.

 

Feb 23
Business Connect4:00 p.m.

Do you enjoy meeting new people, solving problems, and setting goals and achieving them? Do you excel at leading teams? Do you love to share stories and persuade others?...
February 23 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Do you enjoy meeting new people, solving problems, and setting goals and achieving them? Do you excel at leading teams? Do you love to share stories and persuade others? Connect with employers in sales, marketing, business development, management, and related fields to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun, virtual “speed dating”-style event on Thursday, February 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Over the course of the event, you’ll have a chance to meet a new employer every several minutes! And you'll end the evening with a complete contact list of attending recruiters. Direct Handshake link TBD. 

Mar 4
Tech Connect4:00 p.m.

Do you want to pursue a career in technology? Connect with tech employers to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun, virtual “speed...
March 4 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Do you want to pursue a career in technology? Connect with tech employers to learn about career opportunities in a casual, fun, virtual “speed dating”-style event on Thursday, March 4, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Over the course of the event, you’ll have a chance to meet a new employer every several minutes! And you'll end the evening will a complete contact list of the attending recruiters. This event will take place live in Handshake, link TBD.

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