2016-2017 Events




Reacting to the Past Information Session

Thursday, November 10, 6:00pm Living Learning Center Performance Hall

Got Game?  Come play with us in a Reacting to the Past course and experience an immersive way of learning described as “subversive playworlds” characterized by competition, pretend/make-believe, subversion of authority, absurdity, and fun by Mark Carnes—the creator of RTTP!

You are invited to attend a catered and interactive information session to learn about the Reacting to the Past games that will be played in winter and spring terms.  Meet and talk with former students who will share their experiences playing particular characters, including strategies of negotiation, diplomacy, deceit, espionage, and the occasional bribe and assassination!  They will also be happy to relate how their factions either vanquished their rivals, or failed to achieve their victory objectives. Reacting to the Past faculty will also explain their roles as “game masters” rather than traditional instructors, and describe how students (performing their roles) run the class sessions once the games begin!

The following courses/games will be highlighted at the information session:
Winter 2017:

CAS 101H – Forest Diplomacy: War, Peace, and Land on the Colonial Frontier, 1756-57 and Red Clay, 1835: Cherokee Removal and the Meaning of Sovereignty (Kevin Hatfield)

Spring 2017:

CAS101H – Confucianism and the Succession Crisis of the Wanli Emperor, 1587 (Tara Fickle)

CAS 101H – Rousseau, Burke, and Revolution in France, 1791 (Alex Dracobly)

These exciting courses offer several opportunities:

  • small-enrollment (25 students) allows students to get to know their professors
  • CAS 101H earns credit for general education Social Science Group Requirement
  • CAS 101H can count toward some minors/majors with petition (e.g. History)
  • role-playing games inspire students’ imagination and creativity

We hope to see you at the Information Session.

Please RSVP to leahf@uoregon.edu by Friday, November 4th, 4pm.

Study Abroad Informational Event

College Scholars Study Abroad Event
Monday, November 21st, 6-7:30
Global Scholars Hall , Room 130
Presenters – Brandon Rigby and International Peer Assistants

Are you interested in studying or interning abroad? The experience of studying abroad is oftentimes described by students as one of the most meaningful and exciting parts of their undergraduate education.  This information session is designed for serious students who want to learn more about how they can study abroad at the UO and incorporate it with their course of study and career development.  Even if you are a freshmen we encourage you to come to this session; it’s never too early to start planning.  In fact, among the many resources, there is a UO study abroad scholarship specifically for freshman.  We will go through important information regarding how to study abroad and in addition there will be two International Peer Assistants at the session. These are undergraduate students who have studied abroad through the UO. They will share with you their experiences abroad and give you the chance to answer any questions you may have.

Dinner will be provided. Please RSVP to leahf@uoregon.edu by Monday, November 14th.