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Supporting Language Revitalizing 

At the end of June, more than 45 Native American language leaders, teachers and learners gathered on the University of Oregon’s Eugene campus to attend the annual Summer Institute, which is organized by the College of Arts and Sciences's Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI). The week-long event is one way that CAS is working toward language revitalization by providing professional development for Native language teachers and an opportunity for peer connection. 

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ECONOMICS, GLOBAL STUDIES, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE - Two College of Arts and Sciences students — one attending an immersive Mandarin language study abroad and the other serving on a state of Oregon board on climate change and exploring Peru — are having life-transforming experiences.
GLOBAL STUDIES AND LANGUAGES, LINGUISTICS, SPANISH - U.S. Latinx students studying Spanish while studying abroad can encounter discrimination and condescending attitudes from their instructors. For students who grew up speaking Spanish, known as heritage speakers, this can lead to missed learning opportunities, according to Devin Grammon and Sergio Loza, both assistant professors of Spanish sociolinguistics in the College of Arts and Sciences.
At the end of June, more than 45 Native American language leaders, teachers and learners gathered on the University of Oregon’s Eugene campus to attend the annual Summer Institute. Presented by the College of Arts and Sciences's Northwest Indian Language Institute (NILI), the event featured live, daily workshops for teachers of Indigenous languages. The Summer Institute provides professional development for Native language teachers and an opportunity for peer connection.

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What’s Happening in CAS?

Artificial intelligence can tackle forged art and take science in new directions. But how does it fit in the classroom? AI experts in CAS weigh in on the topic and how they see AI finding its place with students.

Read more about AI in the new issue of CAS Connection. You’ll also find stories about one scholar's work on running legend Prefontaine, seniors recalling their time at the University of Oregon, how human history on Earth can provide us lessons on climate change—and more.

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Undergraduate Studies

Wherever your academic goals eventually take you at the UO, all Ducks begin their journey with foundational courses in CAS. More than 60 percent of students go on to pursue a major in a CAS department or program. With more than 50 departments and programs, there’s an intellectual home for almost any interest, talent, or career aspiration.

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The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 30 master's programs and more than 20 doctoral programs across a diverse range of disciplines. Both as contributors to research teams and through their own scholarship and teaching, our CAS graduate students are indispensable to the vitality of the UO academic mission.

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We provide our students with a variety of resources to help you thrive inside and outside the classroom. Through Tykeson Advising, we provide comprehensive academic and career advising from the start of your journey at the University of Oregon. Learn about career preparation and get assistance in selecting the very best classes. Connect with labs, libraries, IT and tutoring. Find your community on campus.

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The College of Arts and Sciences faculty members are a driving force of the high-output, high-impact research activity that has earned the UO membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). Our world-class faculty members are inspiring teachers.

Among them are five members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, four members of the National Academy of Sciences. They are committed to helping students discover their academic passion. Every day, they work to expand students’ intellectual horizons, preparing them for life after college with real-world knowledge and skills.

 

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The College of Arts and Sciences offers more than 50 majors and nearly 70 minors across multiple departments and programs in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities. We also offer 36 master’s programs and 25 doctoral programs.

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In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), we are committed to excellence in research and teaching, student success, and diversity, equity, and belonging. 

A liberal arts education—one that offers a breadth of intellectual approaches and perspectives and depth in a major discipline—is the foundation to a purposeful life as a life-long learner, engaged citizen, and leader. The skills you will learn here—from written and verbal communication to analytical and quantitative reasoning, to compassion and understanding—are those that employers seek and will open the door to a wealth of opportunities. 

You will find more than 50 majors and a multitude of minors within CAS, and seemingly endless opportunities for personal exploration and discovery. Whether you are an incoming first-year student, a grad student or a transfer student, you can map an exciting future and be part of a fun, warm, engaged liberal arts community here. Come join us. And go Ducks! 

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Jul 22
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group 10:00 a.m.

New, incoming, international graduate students! Join us for the first "Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group" meeting for an hour to meet via Zoom other students like...
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group
July 22
10:00–11:00 a.m.
This is a virtual event.

New, incoming, international graduate students! Join us for the first "Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group" meeting for an hour to meet via Zoom other students like you and UO staff. It will be an informal time to simply get to know each other and ask questions and learn from each other in preparation for your Oregon adventure. Register here. You may join us also for the other session at 9:00 pm PST. Register here for the other session.

Jul 22
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group - evening session 9:00 p.m.

New, incoming, international graduate students! Join us for the evening session of "Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group" meeting for an hour to meet via Zoom other...
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group - evening session
July 22
9:00–10:00 p.m.
This is a virtual event.

New, incoming, international graduate students! Join us for the evening session of "Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group" meeting for an hour to meet via Zoom other students like you and UO staff. It will be an informal time to simply get to know each other and ask questions and learn from each other in preparation for your Oregon adventure. Register here. You may join us also for the earlier session at 10:00 am PST. Register here for the earlier session.

Jul 30
University of Oregon Night at the San Francisco Giants 6:45 a.m.

Prepare for a night of Ducks pride as we host our inaugural University of Oregon Night at the San Francisco Giants. Join UO students, alumni, faculty, and fans by bringing the...
University of Oregon Night at the San Francisco Giants
July 30
6:45 a.m.
Oracle Park

Prepare for a night of Ducks pride as we host our inaugural University of Oregon Night at the San Francisco Giants. Join UO students, alumni, faculty, and fans by bringing the energy of Autzen Stadium to Oracle Park. A portion of the proceeds from each special event ticket will benefit scholarships for students from northern California studying at the University of Oregon. Go Ducks!

Tickets: $34. Buy your tickets by Sunday, June 30.

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Game Ticket: San Francisco Giants vs. Oakland A’s surrounded by fellow Ducks! Event Item: Giants/University of Oregon Co-Branded Beanie
Aug 19
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group 10:00 a.m.

New, incoming, international graduate students! Your arrival date is approaching fast! Join us for another "Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group" session for an hour...
Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group
August 19
10:00–11:00 a.m.
This is a virtual event.

New, incoming, international graduate students! Your arrival date is approaching fast! Join us for another "Coming to Oregon Graduate Student Group" session for an hour to have an informal time via Zoom with other students like you and UO staff. Ask questions and learn from each other! Register here. You may join us also for the later session at 9:00 pm PST. Register here for the later session.