Kirby Brown awarded Herman Distinguished Teaching Award for Specialized Pedagogy

INDIGENOUS, RACE, AND ETHNIC STUDIES; NATIVE AMERICAN AND INDIGENOUS STUDIES-In a special surprise delivered straight to their classrooms, eight professors learned they won a 2023 Distinguished Teaching Award. The Distinguished Teaching Awards recognize exceptional teaching that is inclusive, engaged and research-informed. This year’s winners are Jocelyn Hollander, Faith Barter, Alex Zunterstein, Kirby Brown, Robin Hopkins, Tannaz Farsi, Patricia Rodley and Michael Moffitt.

Environment Initiative awards funds to 5 teaching projects

The UO’s Environment Initiative has awarded seed funding to five new teaching projects to support faculty members who have proposed innovative courses and dynamic classroom experiences. The funding supports both research and curricular projects and focuses the intellectual energy and work of faculty, students and community partners on a just and livable future through transdisciplinary research, teaching and experiential learning.

Expert on youth climate change anxiety to talk about solutions

With research showing that young people are increasingly stressed by the effects of climate change, an expert on how to ease that anxiety will speak at the UO as this year’s Kritikos Lecturer. Author and researcher Britt Wray will share practical tips and strategies for productively dealing with emotions, living with climate trauma, and strengthening communities.

Racial tension brings opposites together in latest UO play

THEATRE ARTS - Although schools had been desegregated since the 1954 landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling, the law had been largely ignored in Durham, North Carolina — until 1971, when a Black community activist and a Klansman were thrown together to find a solution. The stage is the setting for their epic confrontation in University Theatre’s upcoming production “The Best of Enemies.”

Music, theater, movies and more are on the March arts list

THEATRE ARTS, ANTHROPOLOGY, CINEMA STUDIES - March into spring with an array of events sure to inspire and speak to your inner artist. Learn about the history, symbolism and process of creating pysanka, one of the most recognizable folk art forms for celebrating Easter in Ukraine. Or take in one of the many programs in the music and dance departments at the School of Music and Dance.