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Iraqi students celebrate time at University with “A Window into Iraq”

Iraqi students celebrated the end of their stay in Eugene with a presentation on Friday night, showcasing their experiences and the current state of Iraq.

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Students climb new heights with Outdoor Program’s ‘Rock 101’

University students took on Skinner Butte climbing columns Sunday morning.

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Slow Food Club provides sustainable food waste tutorials with a hint of worms

On a sunny afternoon on the Memorial Quad Lawn, University students could be seen leisurely reading books, working on summer suntans and making worm bins for composting.

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Nine years in the making, Yellowstone National Park now realized in atlas form

The University’s Andrew Marcus and James Meacham enlisted the help of students to tackle the endeavor.

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Horrors of Guatemalan civil war uncovered in University’s collaboration with police archive

The University will collaborate with a Guatemalan archive to shed light on atrocities committed during Guatemala’s 36-year civil war.

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Willamette Valley Music Festival hosts up-and-coming bands, Mayer Hawthorne headlines

Despite some setbacks, crowds poured in to see Mayer Hawthorne perform at the 45th-annual Willamette Valley Music Festival.

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Students donate 5,000 pounds of food with their extra meal points

University Housing meal point drive provides more than 5,000 pounds of food each term for FOOD for Lane County.

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Eugene Marathon attracts more than 8,000 runners, community support

University students, faculty and alumni showed up in large numbers to volunteer at the Eugene Marathon on Sunday.

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Student to bike across U.S. for HIV/AIDS awareness and support

University freshman Nina Sobotka will be cycling across the country this summer, fundraising for the nonprofit FACE AIDS.

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EMU to reduce 5,000 paper cups in the academic school year

EMU Food Service will deduct 50 cents from the purchase price of coffee for customers who bring in their own cup or mug and will also add 50 cents to the purchase price of those who don’t starting Thursday, April 26. The EMU will place the additional 50 cents charged to customers in a sustainability fund for future projects.

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Eugene community speaks out for Trayvon Martin, local implications

Community members gathered Monday to stand against “social injustice,” sparked by the killing of 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin.

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School of journalism experiences problems with equipment checkout

Journalism majors at the University have encountered problems this term with checking out equipment from the School of Journalism and Communication.

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Brain Awareness Week concludes with 'Jog Your Brain' 5K run

This is the Brain Development Lab’s first year bringing Brain Awareness Week back to Eugene after about a decade-long hiatus. Brain Awareness Week is celebrated internationally every March.

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Altitude acclimatization study to take 30 University students to Bolivia this summer

The University — in conjunction with the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine’s Altitude Research Center — will be conducting research this summer to test human acclimation to high-altitude environments.

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University's Brain Development Lab seeks to reverse low socioeconomic mental signs

According to researchers, many low socioeconomic children endure large amounts of stress, which could lead to attention problems that affect many areas of a child’s growth, such as linguistics and emotional development.

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Bergus and Gaffney ranked ninth in country for debate, counting

Katie Bergus and her partner Megan Gaffney are ranked ninth in the country for debate, and in the next few weeks they aim to become number one.

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Environmental law conference concludes after weekend of events

Recently, endangered gray wolves have become placed into the public eye with the now celebrity-like status of Wolf OR-7, whose trek across Oregon and Northern California has sparked notable interest.

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Environmental law conference to run through Sunday

A group of senior women clad in grannie garb took the stage to sing about environmental injustices today, as part of the 30th annual Public Interest Environmental Law Conference organized by the University School of Law. “We just want to get people to listen to real tough environmental issues in …

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Art exhibit explores the postwar lives of veterans

“Reflections,” an art exhibit comprised of works created by veterans and their families, opened Tuesday evening.

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Obama’s new tuition plan for college students vague, lacks details

Little information has been revealed on how the plan would determine which schools have a high net tuition and at what level their financial aid would be reduced.

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University researchers detect unsustainable ‘fire deficit’

A University study published last Tuesday diagnosed the American West as in danger of having the highest level of wildfires of the last 3,000 years.

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Tir na Nog: Not your average sports club

A battle cry bellows from the mouth of an armored warrior, his breath wispy in the misty afternoon air.

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Fix UC tuition reform proposal relevant to Oregon University System, student needs

Without a doubt, the Oregon University System finds itself facing the same conundrum that the California system and countless others are currently experiencing: Keep raising tuition, or sacrifice the quality of the education.

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Study shows no strong link between Facebook and GPA

At times, a stroll through a frequented campus study location can show an uneven balance between studying activity and Facebook.

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Dance marathon raises money and support for hospitalized children

An estimated 850 volunteers danced for twelve hours throughout Saturday to raise money for the Children’s Miracle Network as part of the 6th annual Dance Marathon at the University.

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Service Learning Program enlists volunteers, continues King’s legacy

For many, Monday was a brief respite from the early tedium of winter term. For others it was an opportunity to edify Martin Luther King Jr.’s ideal of civil service.

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‘Art Speaks’ exhibit on display in Adell McMillan Art Gallery

In an effort to showcase student work through the theme of personal importance, the University Cultural Forum is showcasing the “Art Speaks” exhibit located in the Adell McMillan Art Gallery in the EMU through Jan. 27.

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