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English for Your World

Improve your English at the University of Oregon

American English Institute

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

LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.
Mar2
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.Mar 2
Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón
Mar2
Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis...Mar 2
Moody, Moody: Exhibition by Isa Ramos
Mar2
Moody, Moody: Exhibition by Isa RamosMar 2
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Opening Act: Exhibition by Cristopher Stricklen
Mar2
Opening Act: Exhibition by Cristopher StricklenMar 2
8:00 a.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Let's (Tele) Talk
Mar2
Let's (Tele) TalkMar 2
10:00 a.m.
Queer Trans Intersex Students of Color
Mar2
Queer Trans Intersex Students of ColorMar 2
10:00 a.m.
Clay Kit
Mar2
Clay KitMar 2
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Involvement Coaching- virtual connections
Mar2
Involvement Coaching- virtual connectionsMar 2
12:00 p.m.
Movement and Meditation
Mar2
Movement and MeditationMar 2
12:00 p.m.
Rehearsals for Life Workshop with Linguistics Faculty
Mar2
Rehearsals for Life Workshop with Linguistics...Mar 2
3:30 p.m.
Finding Your Law School Fit: Items for Consideration: Hosted by UO Pre-Law Advising
Mar2
Finding Your Law School Fit: Items for...Mar 2
4:00 p.m.
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (Virtual)
Mar2
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (Virtual)Mar 2
5:00 p.m.
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III: African American Workshop and Lecture Series
Mar2
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III: African American...Mar 2
5:30 p.m.
Mini Film Fest - Womxns Climbing!
Mar2
Mini Film Fest - Womxns Climbing! Mar 2
6:00 p.m.
Queer and Christian
Mar2
Queer and ChristianMar 2
7:00 p.m.
UO Toastmasters Meeting
Mar2
UO Toastmasters MeetingMar 2
7:00 p.m.
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)
Mar3
SNAP Drop-in Assistance (Virtual)Mar 3
11:00 a.m.
Craft Kit: Craft Center Coloring Book
Mar3
Craft Kit: Craft Center Coloring BookMar 3
12:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Let's (Tele)Talk: Black Student Support
Mar3
Let's (Tele)Talk: Black Student SupportMar 3
2:00 p.m.
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person)
Mar3
Peer Wellness Chit-Chats (In-Person)Mar 3
2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Stress and Anxiety Management Workshop
Mar3
Stress and Anxiety Management WorkshopMar 3
2:00 p.m.
Loan Repayment Workshop
Mar3
Loan Repayment WorkshopMar 3
3:00 p.m.
Virtual Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander (ADPI) Cultural (Study) Hall - USO
Mar3
Virtual Asian, Desi and Pacific Islander (ADPI)...Mar 3
3:00 p.m.
Wednesday Walking Groups!
Mar3
Wednesday Walking Groups!Mar 3
4:00 p.m.
EMU Green (grass circle outside east entrance to EMU)
Trans/Gender Diverse Yoga Class
Mar3
Trans/Gender Diverse Yoga ClassMar 3
5:30 p.m.
Connect the Ducks: Bingo Nights
Mar3
Connect the Ducks: Bingo NightsMar 3
6:00 p.m.
Queering Kink Meetings
Mar3
Queering Kink MeetingsMar 3
6:00 p.m.
Oregon Women in Graduate Sciences, Winter Benefit
Mar4
Oregon Women in Graduate Sciences, Winter BenefitMar 4
6:30 a.m.
Seminar Series: Local Perspectives on Global Issues
Mar4
Seminar Series: Local Perspectives on Global...Mar 4
10:30 a.m.
Straub Hall
Get Some Zzzz's Workshop
Mar4
Get Some Zzzz's WorkshopMar 4
2:00 p.m.

Mar 2
LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act.12:00 a.m.

Every year, the JSMA partners with the University of Oregon’s Common Reading—campuswide programming around a shared book and its themes—to organize a Common...
January 27–June 14

Every year, the JSMA partners with the University of Oregon’s Common Reading—campuswide programming around a shared book and its themes—to organize a Common Seeing exhibition that explores and expands on the Common Reading through visual art. The 2020-21 novel is This is My America by UO Assistant Vice Provost for Advising, Kimberly Johnson. The Common Reading’s charge of Listen. Learn. Act. incorporates different bodies of work across multiple platforms, focusing on Blackness, Black experience, and dismantling racism. The works on view in this year’s Common Seeing, on loan from the collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer, are by Black American artists Hank Willis Thomas (American, b. 1976) and Alison Saar (American, b. 1956). Their art compels us to look, listen, learn, and act.

The JSMA believes that art can move people to change. As an academic art museum, it is critical for us to listen, learn, and act in order to build trust and understanding. We are committed to the advancement of anti-racism in museum culture and diverse and equitable approaches in our work. The JSMA’s exhibitions and public programs strive to amplify multiple perspectives, experiences, and voices. LOOK. Listen. Learn. Act. is generously made possible by the Jordan Schnitzer Family Foundation.

 

Image: Alison Saar (American, b. 1956). Sorrow’s Kitchen (detail), 2020. Wood, tin, acrylics, spray tar, ceiling tin and linoleum, 28 x 12 x 10 in. Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer (Photo Credit: L.A. Louver).  

 

Mar 2
Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón12:00 a.m.

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is pleased to host Nkame, a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of the late Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). During her...
February 6–May 2

The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is pleased to host Nkame, a solo exhibition dedicated to the work of the late Cuban printmaker Belkis Ayón (1967-1999). During her short but fertile career, she produced an extraordinary body of work central to the history of contemporary printmaking in Cuba and abroad. 

Nkame: A Retrospective of Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayón is curated by Cristina Vives and organized by the Belkis Ayón Estate, Havana, Cuba, with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Exhibition Tour Management by Landau Traveling Exhibition, Los Angeles, CA. The exhibition premiered in the United States in 2016, and in 2017, ArtNews magazine named it one of the top ten exhibitions in the world. Behind the Veil of a Myth, a 2018 publication written by Cristina Vives and edited by the Estate of Belkis Ayón, the Station Museum of Contemporary Art, Houston, and Estudio Figueroa-Vives in Havana, accompanies the exhibition.

Image: Belkis Ayón, Sikán, 1991, collagraph. Courtesy of the Estate of Belkis Ayón.

Mar 2
Moody, Moody: Exhibition by Isa Ramos8:00 a.m.

Art Exhibit by current UO Studnt Isa Ramos Artist Statement: I am a Texas-born queer Mexican-American whose work includes photography, design, illustration, and film/video....
February 24–March 19
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

Art Exhibit by current UO Studnt Isa Ramos

Artist Statement:

I am a Texas-born queer Mexican-American whose work includes photography, design, illustration, and film/video. My penchant for maximalism takes root in every world I imagine, owed to the fact that I am a rather dramatic person whose foundations were cured by family stories about witches and the supernatural and have turned into a fascination with magical realism and saturated realities.

Mar 2
Opening Act: Exhibition by Cristopher Stricklen8:00 a.m.

Opening Act is a body of work that represents select photographs from the initial years of my photography. As I tried to navigate how I wanted to use the camera to express...
February 13–March 19
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

Opening Act is a body of work that represents select photographs from the initial years of my photography. As I tried to navigate how I wanted to use the camera to express myself and communicate through a visual medium I experimented with many of my interests: friends, cycling, street photography and my favorite city, San Francisco. Opening Act encompasses a period of growth and maturity in my photography. 

Bio:  

Christopher Stricklen is a Bay Area photographer who places a notable focus on cycling and street photography. Throughout his years working in the heart of Union Square Christopher began his journey learning the theater of street photography in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Also as an avid cyclist he hasn’t hesitated to sling his camera over his shoulder to document his experience on two wheels throughout Northern California.  

Mar 2
Let's (Tele) Talk10:00 a.m.

Dr. Eric Garcia will be available on Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 p.m. Dr. Garcia is the Latinx and Undocumented Student Specialist and Senior Staff Psychologist at...
January 5–March 16

Dr. Eric Garcia will be available on Tuesdays from 10:00-12:00 p.m. Dr. Garcia is the Latinx and Undocumented Student Specialist and Senior Staff Psychologist at University Counseling Services. 


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Let’s Talk is a service that provides easy access to free, informal, and confidential one-on-one consultation with a University Counseling Services staff member. 
 
What makes Let’s (Tele)Talk different from counseling services at UCS?


No appointment necessary (first-come, first served)
No paperwork to be completed
Easy access support and consultation


 
Let’s (Tele)Talk is especially helpful for students who:


Have a specific concern and would like to consult with someone about it
Would like on-the-spot consultation rather than ongoing counseling
Would like to consult with a UCS staff member about what actual therapy looks like
Would like to meet with one of our UCS identity-based specialists
Have a concern about a friend or family member and would like some ideas about what to do


 
How does Let’s (Tele)Talk work?

While typically offered in various campus locations, Let’s (Tele)Talk will now be offered via Zoom. Click on the relevant link below to access a Zoom meeting with a Let’s (Tele)Talk counselor. There may be a wait in the Zoom waiting room if the counselor is meeting with another student. Please wait and we will be with you as soon as we can. Let’s Talk appointments are brief (usually between 15-30 minutes) and is meant to be used on an as-needed basis.