Designing a school for deaf children in Uganda

Sharon Alitema from Kampala, Uganda has a passion for making a positive impact through her work in the realm of Architecture. She is a fourth-year architecture student at the University of Oregon and she is deeply invested in the impact of sustainable design on the environment. Sharon recently completed a schematic and design development phase of a school for …

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Stories about the women of color by the women of color

The goal was always to create a space for women of color to share stories about their lived experiences and come together. https://www.facebook.com/majestydigital/videos/1758015877825632/   The idea came to me while working on another project and I happened to meet Yasi Milani, a fellow undergraduate student, through a friend. She was having a similar idea and …

Presenting Research on Neuroscience in Arizona

Nelson Perez from Punta Arenas, Chile attended a national meeting for biomedical research for different disciplines in Phoenix, Arizona. Perez is majoring in Biology as an undergraduate student at the University of Oregon. During the summer of 2017, he conducted a  research on the role of Patterned Spontaneous Network Activity in Drosophila neural circuit assembly with his …

ICSP 35-year Reunion

The International Cultural Service Program (ICSP) has been a part of the University of Oregon for 35 years. It has given the opportunity for international students to attend the university and get a foreign education in return for sharing their culture with the Eugene/Springfield community. This cultural exchange for education has benefitted many people all around …

Khroskyabs Language Project: Creating a writing system for an old oral language

Yu Lha, or more commonly known as Yi Na from Tibet, China has been working on a research called the "Khroskyabs Language Project." Through this research, she will be creating a writing system for the native speakers of Khroskyabs. The language is also known as Lavrung which is a rGyalrongic language spoken by approximately 10,000 people. Her …

Understanding human behavior in UO

"Psychology is the most interesting subject out there!" said Rebecka Nilsson, an international student from Mönsterås, Sweden majoring in psychology at the University of Oregon. After studying psychology at the University of Oregon Nilsson now considers herself as the "psych nerd". All the questions this field is asking in trying to understand human behavior and to …

Pakistani ICSPer working to resettle asylees

Sara Fatimah, international student from Peshawar, Pakistan has a passion for spreading environmental awareness and advocating for social justice. In 2014, the ICSP scholarship gave her the opportunity to study International Studies at the University of Oregon as an undergraduate student. During the summer of 2017, she worked as an asylee intern at the International Rescue …