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July 14, 2014

UO English “Cultures of Climate Change” graduate seminar continues to garner national interest

CLIMATENOVELS-master675This week, both The Huffington Post and The Washington Post mentioned UO English Professor Stephanie LeMenager’s graduate seminar, “Cultures of Climate Change,” in stories about the emerging genre of “cli-fi.”

This is not the first time LeMenager’s seminar has attracted national media attention. (more…)

July 6, 2014

English major Cassie Lahmann featured in CAScade story about teaching philosophy to fourth graders

4thGradeClassroom-700x394CAScade: Magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences recently featured English major Cassie Lahmann (class of 2014) in a story about Philosophy 399: Teaching Children Philosophy. The course is part of a collaboration between the Department of Philosophy and the College of Education to prepare undergraduates to encourage philosophical thinking among children. Read the full story.


July 5, 2014

CAScade features Professor Betsy Wheeler’s research in disability studies

picture-86CAScade: Magazine for the UO College of Arts and Sciences recently featured Professor Betsy Wheeler’s forthcoming book, HandiLand: Kids with Disabilities in Literature and New Media, which examines contemporary understandings of disability as revealed through contemporary teen and children’s literature, online communities, parents’ oral histories, and politicians’ speeches. (more…)

July 2, 2014

Professor Stephanie LeMenager interviewed by Time Magazine

godzilla-illustrationTime Magazine reporter Lily Rothman interviewed UO English Professor Stephanie LeMenager for the May 19 issue of Time in her review of the summer blockbuster, Godzilla. Rothman links the movie to the emerging genre of “cli-fi.”


July 1, 2014

UO graduate student, April Anson, featured in the Eugene Weekly

20140306digs-01The Eugene Weekly recently featured April Anson in its story, “Small on Wheels,” about the environmental and design trend, the Tiny House Movement. (more…)

June 26, 2014

English Honor Roll

honor Roll.logoCongratulations to our English Honor Roll members for Winter 2014!

Juniors and seniors with a cumulative grade point average in English courses over the last three terms of 3.70 or better who have taken at least 18 ENG hours at the University of Oregon earn a place on the English Department Honor Roll. Seniors on the Honor Roll will be recognized at the English Department Commencement. (more…)

June 25, 2014

English Majors named to the Winter 2014 Dean’s List

Congratulations to the English Majors named to the Winter 2014 term dean’s list!

Each term, the University of Oregon names its top students to the dean’s list in recognition of their academic achievements.

During the 2013 fall term, 1,465 UO students qualified for this honor.

The dean’s list is compiled for fall, winter and spring terms. To qualify, a student must be an admitted undergraduate and complete at least 15 credits for the term; 12 of the 15 credits must be graded with a GPA of 3.75 or better. (more…)

May 2, 2014

UO graduate students quoted in ClimateWire

University of Oregon Professor Stephanie LeMenager and UO graduate students, Shane Hall and Stephen Siperstein are extensively quoted today in the ClimateWire story about cli-fi: “Novels: With hope and horror, climate fiction writers depict the future.”


April 18, 2014

Slam poet and UO English major Alex Dang to perform at TEDx April 19

tumblr_static_nps2Slam poet and English major Alex Dang will perform at TEDx April 19. Alex is one of 8 students selected to present their “idea worth spreading.”


March 31, 2014

New York Times features Stephanie LeMenager’s graduate seminar, “The Cultures of Climate Change”

CLIMATENOVELS-master675The New York Times story, “Using the Arts to Teach How to Prepare for Climate Crisis,” features Professor Stephanie LeMenager’s graduate seminar, “The Cultures of Climate Change.” Professor LeMenager is the Barbara and Carlisle Moore Professor of English.

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