UO PRSSA is excited to host Melinda McLaughlin, APR, who is the current Public Information Director for the Eugene Police Department.
Beginning with a background in broadcast journalism, Melinda has worked news media, public relations, advertising, intergovernmental relations, crisis communications, emergency communications, social media, digital production, and market research. Her 34-year career spans business, media, not-for-profits, professional motor sports, and governments, at one point, working as the sole PIO for two counties. Currently, Melinda is the public information director for the Eugene Police Department and a reserve patrol deputy for Lane County Sheriff’s Office. Melinda attended the University of Oregon's Robert D. Clark Honors College and graduated from the UO with a B.A. in Journalism in 1984.
Featuring Jason DeParle, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist.
His new book, A Good Provider is One Who Leaves, tells the story of an unforgettable family as they endure years of sacrifice and separation, willing themselves out of shantytown poverty into a new global middle class. Migration is changing the world–reordering politics, economics, and cultures across the globe. With nearly 45 million immigrants in the United States, few issues are as polarizing. But if the politics of immigration is broken, immigration itself—tens of millions of people gathered from every corner of the globe—remains an underappreciated American success.
Jason DeParle is a senior writer at The New York Times and a frequent contributor to The New York Times Magazine. Previously he served as a domestic correspondent in Washington for The Times. Prior to joining The Times, Mr. DeParle was an editor at The Washington Monthly since 1987.
A Democratic Governance Speaker Series event, sponsored by the Wayne Morse Center and the UO School of Journalism and Communication.
Study in Oviedo, located just 23 miles from Spain's northern "green coast," to improve and professionalize your journalistic skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers, in two courses taught by Professor Peter Laufer. Apply your newly acquired journalistic skills across the Spanish-Portuguese border on a multi-day excursion to Porto, Portugal, included in the program.
July 5 - August 1, 2020
Priority - February 15 (receive $100 program discount)
Final - March 15
Find out more or APPLY TODAY!
Engagement is an emerging priority for newsrooms around the world right now. But what does it mean and how do you go about doing it?
This talk will explore these concepts through the lens of Ashley Alvarado’s award-winning work as director of community engagement at Southern California Public Radio (KPCC + LAist).
A Eugene native, Ashley works to develop strategies and opportunities to engage new and existing audiences across multiple platforms.
One key component of her work involves using different techniques to identify new voices and stories, in a manner which is inclusive and trusted by communities who seldom have a relationship (or at least a good one) with the media.
Among her efforts is the engagement-driven, community-centered live storytelling series Unheard LA, leading human-centered design projects, and Feeding the Conversation, an ongoing series of engagement-sourcing gatherings that bring together members of the community with KPCC journalists around specific themes or coverage areas.
Ashley also serves as board president of Journalism That Matters, on the steering committee of Gather, as mentor for Membership Puzzle Project’s Join the Beat cohort, and as a curator for American Press Institute’s BetterNews.org.
In 2019, SCPR won the inaugural Gather Award for engaged journalism portfolio at the Online Journalism Awards.
This talk is part of the Demystifying Media series run by the School of Journalism and Communication.
The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to:
Increase skills in identifying and responding to students who may have thoughts of suicide.
Increase comfort to engage with a student in a conversation about your concern and ways to seek help.
Refresh knowledge of campus and community resources and how to make an appropriate referral.
If a department would like to schedule a suicide prevention workshop, please submit a request form here.
The Student Suicide Prevention Team also offers a peer-to-peer workshop for students. Request a student workshop here.
If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.
CreateAthon Oregon is a program designed to give UO students and local marketing professionals the opportunity to give back to their community.
CreateAthon culminates in a 24-hour, work-around-the-clock marketing marathon over the dates of January 24-26, 2020. During this event, University of Oregon students and local marketing professionals will produce strategic, creative marketing work for selected area nonprofits. Each student team will work with local advertising, design, or marketing professionals who will mentor the students’ work, ensuring high-quality and effective materials. The strategic and creative work will be delivered to the clients before the end of February, 2020.
CreateAthon Oregon is an initiative organized by the UO Innovation and Entrepreneurship Club and supported by the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship and the School of Journalism and Communication. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.createathonoregon.com
CreateAthon® was founded in 1998 by RIGGS, an advertising agency in Columbia, South Carolina. It received such overwhelming support from non-profits, vendors and the business and civic community that Riggs expanded the CreateAthon® program to form a National CreateAthon® Network. Since its inception, RIGGS has partnered in the coordinated CreateAthon® effort with over 100 advertising and marketing firms across the United States and Canada. Each firm has pledged to hold 24-hour creative marathons in their respective markets. Information about the national program is available at www.createathon.org.
Elizabeth Rush is the author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore and Still Lifes from a Vanishing City: Essays and Photographs from Yangon, Myanmar. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Gaurdian, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Pacific Standard and the New Republic, among others. She is the recipient of fellowships and grants including the Howard Foundation Fellowship, awarded by Brown University; the Society for Environmental Journalism Grant; the Metcalf Institute Climate Change Adaptation Fellowship; and the Science in Society Award from the National Association of Science Writers. She received her MFA in nonfiction from Southern New Hampshire University, and teaches creative nonfiction at Brown University.
This is the last chance of the year to connect with over 80 companies and organizations who will be here in search of talented UO students and alumni! Polish up your resume and join us in the EMU Ballroom on Thursday, April 16th between noon and 4:00pm!
Leonard Mlodinow is a theoretical physicist and author, recognized for groundbreaking discoveries in physics, and as the author of five best-selling books. His most recent book is Elastic: flexible thinking in a time of change (2018).
What’s the next step in your path post-graduation? Find intriguing options at the UO Graduate School Fair Wednesday, April 22nd. We’ll be in the EMU Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Don’t miss this!
What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom.
The tenth annual What is…? examines tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information lenses and practices—including—social and technical, mathematical and semantic, physical and biological, economic and political, cultural and environmental information. Thus, information can be understood as physical, for instruction, and about epistemic systems. Next year’s gathering expands on What is Technology? (2019), which explored technology as tools, processes, and moral knowledge, as well as problem-solving and intelligent inquiry.
Plenary participants to be announced.