"Studying abroad is the best experience you could possibly give yourself," said 22-year-old Tiffiny Nofziger, a Canby High School grad who attends OSU. She loved her first experience abroad in Spain so much that she followed it up four years later with a stint in Hong Kong.
Nofziger and other OSU students from Clackamas County speak to the Oregonian about their experience abroad. Joseph Hoff, director of International Degree and Education Abroad, discusses the challenge students face coping with the perception of Americans abroad.
Holocaust Memorial Week at Oregon State University annually
brings world-renowned scholars to campus, and this year visiting
scholars will focus on the subject of "Germans and the Holocaust: Then
The events, which run April 20-24 at OSU, center around questions
surrounding Germans' participation and leadership in the Holocaust. The
lectures also will explore how the Holocaust has shaped the identity of
The Oregon State University Russian Troupe will stage Mikhail Bulgakov’s "Half-Witted Jourdain" on April 3 and 4.
The cast consists of native Russian speakers and the crew includes
students studying Russian at OSU. The show features vibrant costumes,
singing and dancing and is directed by Vreneli Farber, retired OSU
Russian language professor who has been staging plays in Russian since
1996. Assisting her is Svetlana Erofeeva.
Danielle Jansik, a graduate student in environmental engineering at Oregon State University, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and will study next year in Denmark.
Jansik, from Milwaukie, Oregon, received a bachelor’s degree in geology from OSU in 2006, and will conduct research on pollution movement through soils during her year abroad.
Imagine a dry, ancient place that is known mostly for its modern-day
political strife and bloodshed. Imagine several sources of water — all
precious and needed — that ignore political boundaries. And imagine
conflicts over water like we experience in Oregon, between rural and
urban users and concerned environmentalists. But imagine them in an
area of absolute scarcity, where some people don’t even have enough
water to drink.
Then imagine going there to learn how people manage these issues in
their day-to-day lives. That's what a group of 19 Oregon State
University students is doing right now, as they travel through Israel
and Palestine studying the geography and geology of the Middle East's
water supply and sources, as well as how those factors affect cities,
agriculture and, ultimately, politics.
Oregon State University faculty member and Portland resident Patti Duncan, along with co-producer Skye Fitzgerald, will premiere their documentary film, "Finding Face," at The International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights, which takes place March 6-15 in Geneva. "Finding Face" screens on March 11 and 14.
The film, directed and produced by Fitzgerald and Duncan, investigates the phenomenon of acid attacks in Cambodia, the deliberate throwing of acid usually into the faces of young women.