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Theater as a (Re)Defining Experience

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Throughout elementary and high school in Monmouth, Oregon, La Donna Forsgren was the only African American in her class. Her colleague, Michael Najjar, had a similar experience growing up as part of a minority, as a first-generation Arab American.

Estudar LĂ­ngua Portuguesa?

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Long tagged as “the country of the future,” Brazil’s future has arrived, a number of pundits suggest, and Portuguese proficiency has become increasingly in demand.

Whose National Culture?

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Though the 2010 U.S. Census shows that nearly 30 percent of Arizona’s population identifies as Hispanic or Latino, you won’t find any Chicano studies programs in K–12 classrooms in the state. 

Revolutionary Recipes

A paper that says, "Miscellaneous."

The growth of the organic and local foods sector is usually praised as a cultural revolution with positive repercussions for the planet and public health.

Online Extras

Tango, Too

A woman sitting in front of a bookcase Cinema studies professor Kathleen Karlyn has a passion for tango.

Visualize This


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Explore data visualizations that reveal patterns never seen before.

The Chemists' Formula

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A biochemist and two chemistry alums apply their science to the art of homebrew and winemaking.

"Loved for Their Music"

A woman dancing in the streets with othersWhile reviled as a people, the Roma of Eastern Europe are revered for their music.

Forced to Flee

A man in a sweaterAnthropologist Stephen Wooten was an eyewitness to a recent coup d'etat in Mali.

High-Performance Hub

The outside of a new buildingThe new Lewis Integrative Science Building sets the stage for a new era of UO research.


A man in a laboratoryMore than 400 awards were bestowed on College faculty, staff and students in 2011-12.