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Located in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and within a short drive of the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade Mountains, and other beautiful natural areas, the University of Oregon is the perfect destination for people who love the outdoors. It is known across the United States for its green spaces, fresh air, good public transportation, and great places to run and bike. The people of Eugene embrace diverse beliefs and abilities, which provides a friendly and welcoming environment where students feel they belong.

Activities

Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries
Sep20
Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our GalleriesSep 20
7:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Meet the Artist! Closing Reception for Murshed Summer Exhibit
Sep20
Meet the Artist! Closing Reception for Murshed...Sep 20
6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Peace Day Stand Up Paddle (SUP) on Dexter Lake
Sep21
Peace Day Stand Up Paddle (SUP) on Dexter LakeSep 21
9:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn
Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus
Sep20
Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to...Sep 20
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo
Sep20
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay RodeoSep 20
11:00 a.m.
Museum of Natural and Cultural History
Strategies for International Graduate Students Teaching U.S. Undergraduates:
Sep20
Strategies for International Graduate Students...Sep 20
1:00 p.m.
Straub Hall
Paul Stamets
Sep20
Paul StametsSep 20
7:30 p.m.
Newmark Theatre
Incubus
Sep20
IncubusSep 20
8:00 p.m.
Keller Auditorium - Portland
EnParejaDos
Sep21
EnParejaDosSep 21
9:00 p.m.
Keller Auditorium
Ibrahim Hamide
Sep22
Ibrahim Hamide Sep 22
2:00 p.m.
Noble Estate Urban
Social Distortion & Flogging Molly
Sep22
Social Distortion & Flogging MollySep 22
5:00 p.m.
Cuthbert Amphitheater
Early Arrival: Veterans Students Welcome
Sep24
Early Arrival: Veterans Students WelcomeSep 24
9:30 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Sep24
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesSep 24
2:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2019
Sep24
RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour 2019Sep 24
8:00 p.m.
Keller Auditorium - Portland
Margaret Atwood **SOLD OUT**
Sep25
Margaret Atwood **SOLD OUT**Sep 25
7:30 p.m.
Keller Auditorium
Glen Hansard
Sep25
Glen HansardSep 25
8:00 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer - Portland
ESO: Tchaikovsky's Fifth
Sep26
ESO: Tchaikovsky's FifthSep 26
7:30 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Volunteer For The Class Of 2023's Photo In Autzen Stadium
Sep27
Volunteer For The Class Of 2023's Photo In Autzen...Sep 27
6:15 p.m.
Autzen Stadium
The String Cheese Incident
Sep27
The String Cheese IncidentSep 27
7:00 p.m.
Cuthbert Amphitheater
Dave Mason & Steve Cropper
Sep27
Dave Mason & Steve CropperSep 27
8:00 p.m.
McDonald Theatre
An Evening with Anderson Cooper
Sep27
An Evening with Anderson CooperSep 27
8:00 p.m.
Arlene Schnitzer -- Portland
Pod Save America
Sep27
Pod Save AmericaSep 27
8:00 p.m.
Keller Auditorium - Portland
Randy Rainbow Live!
Sep27
Randy Rainbow Live!Sep 27
8:00 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Mersiv & Mr. Bill with Supertask
Sep27
Mersiv & Mr. Bill with SupertaskSep 27
9:00 p.m.
WOW Hall
The Wildlife Mini-Tour
Sep28
The Wildlife Mini-TourSep 28
8:00 p.m.
WOW Hall
Ardhanareeswaram
Sep29
ArdhanareeswaramSep 29
6:30 p.m.
Newmark Theatre
Demetri Martin
Sep29
Demetri Martin Sep 29
8:00 p.m.
McDonald Theatre
Jackie Greene
Sep29
Jackie GreeneSep 29
9:00 p.m.
WOW Hall
Free Outdoor Programs Trips for New Students!
Sep30
Free Outdoor Programs Trips for New Students!Sep 30
10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Program (OP) Barn
Cel-ERB-ration
Sep30
Cel-ERB-rationSep 30
11:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

Sep 20
Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus12:00 a.m.

The JSMA’s fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supports the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria...
September 7 2019–February 23 2020
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

The JSMA’s fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supports the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes. In the book, the resilient protagonist,13-year-old Estrella, works in the hot California grape fields while navigating the realities of first love, financial struggle, family separation, and illness. For more information about the “Common Reading,” including upcoming university events, visit commonreading.uoregon.edu. Two special loans from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) by artists Emanuel Martinez and Domingo Ulloa anchor the exhibition. Martinez created Farm Workers’ Altar (1967) for the Catholic Mass held in Delano, California, at which labor activist César Chávez broke his twenty five-day fast in 1968. Ulloa, “The Father of Chicano Art,” painted Braceros (1960) after visiting a labor camp in Holtville, California. From 1942 through 1964, the U.S. government invited agricultural workers from Mexico for limited-duration assignments to relieve the worker shortage caused by World War II. Ulloa presented a sobering view of the reality of life for these braceros (from the Spanish for “one who works using his arms,” implying manual labor), who experienced poor working conditions, crowded living quarters, and other challenges while employed in the United States. These special loans provide historical and cultural touchstones for Viramontes’s 1995 novel and contemporary works from the JSMA’s permanent collection, including recent acquisitions by Ester Hernández, Victor Maldonado, and Lilliam Nieves.

 

Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative.

Sep 20
Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries7:00 a.m.

Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Artist statement My recent artwork is a series of current student and alumni artists from the University of Oregon who also...
July 17–September 20
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Artist statement

My recent artwork is a series of current student and alumni artists from the University of Oregon who also exhibited art in the Erb Memorial Union's galleries. I painted portraits of them with their art; in the background of each portrait I honored their work that was exhibited in one of the EMU’s two galleries: the Adell McMillan Gallery and the Aperture Gallery.  I enjoyed the process of doing this because it was challenging due to researching what their artwork looks like, how they do it, and how they got there. They each have their own inspiring story, and it was an honor to paint them. Student and alumni artists featured in this exhibit include: Mohamed Murshed (self-portrait) and Ugo Akabike, Daniela Cardenas-Riumallo, Elexus Greene, Polly Irungu, Jasmine Jackson, Jenny Kroik, Meerah Powell, Grace Kwon, Anne Magratten, Sophie Navarro, Sergio B. Sanchez, Allison Shukis, Mary Vertulfo, and Andrew Young. Biography

My name is Mohamed Murshed, I was born and raised in Sana’a, Yemen; it’s a country right below Saudi Arabia. In my childhood, while living with my parents and my little brother, the neighborhood was lively and full of friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, many of them died because of the civil wars that took place in Yemen and the Youth Revolution in 2011, especially the devastating civil war since 2015. I moved to the states in 2012 during the Arab Spring and saw a lot of my closest friends killed in front of me before I left. I consider myself one of the lucky ones able to escape war before it was too late for my family and me. I moved to Salem and then Eugene to enroll in school and find work. I found myself graduating with a Bachelors of Art and Technology and currently furthering my degree at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). I work with paint, sculpture, video, sound, programming for art, and video games. I am interested in challenging myself and in trying things that I haven’t done before. In my art, I try to bring awareness to the issues in Yemen and find help to unpack the layers of my Trauma.

Instagram @mnmurshed     Facebook MoGeZe

Sep 20
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo11:00 a.m.

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020 Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting...
September 7 2019–January 19 2020
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020

Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting black-and-white photographs explore the athleticism, artistry, and camaraderie of a time-honored LGBTQIA tradition while celebrating the complex nature of identity and community in the West.

A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sep 20
Strategies for International Graduate Students Teaching U.S. Undergraduates:1:00 p.m.

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns and learn ways to create an interactive and engaging class...
September 20 1:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Straub Hall, 245

In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns and learn ways to create an interactive and engaging class environment.

https://aei.uoregon.edu/programs/graduate/academic-english

Facilitators: Robert Elliott, Char Heitman, Trish Pashby

Sep 20
Meet the Artist! Closing Reception for Murshed Summer Exhibit6:00 p.m.

MEET THE ARTIST: MOHAMED MURSHED - Closing Reception for Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Join the Center for Student Involvement's Visual Arts Team as we...
September 20 6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

MEET THE ARTIST: MOHAMED MURSHED - Closing Reception for Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Join the Center for Student Involvement's Visual Arts Team as we welcome UO alumnus artist -  Mohamed Murshed - back to campus to celebrate his summer exhibit in the Adell McMillan Gallery. Many of the student and alumni artists featured in this exhibit will be in attendance. Join us for light refreshments, inspiring art, and brilliant artists! Artist statement My recent artwork is a series of current student and alumni artists from the University of Oregon who also exhibited art in the Erb Memorial Union's galleries. I painted portraits of them with their art; in the background of each portrait I honored their work that was exhibited in one of the EMU’s two galleries: the Adell McMillan Gallery and the Aperture Gallery.  I enjoyed the process of doing this because it was challenging due to researching what their artwork looks like, how they do it, and how they got there. They each have their own inspiring story, and it was an honor to paint them. Student and alumni artists featured in this exhibit include: Mohamed Murshed (self-portrait) and Ugo Akabike, Daniela Cardenas-Riumallo, Elexus Greene, Polly Irungu, Jasmine Jackson, Jenny Kroik, Meerah Powell, Grace Kwon, Anne Magratten, Sophie Navarro, Sergio B. Sanchez, Allison Shukis, Mary Vertulfo, and Andrew Young.

Biography

My name is Mohamed Murshed, I was born and raised in Sana’a, Yemen; it’s a country right below Saudi Arabia. In my childhood, while living with my parents and my little brother, the neighborhood was lively and full of friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, many of them died because of the civil wars that took place in Yemen and the Youth Revolution in 2011, especially the devastating civil war since 2015. I moved to the states in 2012 during the Arab Spring and saw a lot of my closest friends killed in front of me before I left. I consider myself one of the lucky ones able to escape war before it was too late for my family and me. I moved to Salem and then Eugene to enroll in school and find work. I found myself graduating with a Bachelors of Art and Technology and currently furthering my degree at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). I work with paint, sculpture, video, sound, programming for art, and video games. I am interested in challenging myself and in trying things that I haven’t done before. In my art, I try to bring awareness to the issues in Yemen and find help to unpack the layers of my Trauma.

Instagram @mnmurshed     Facebook MoGeZe