April 2012 Government & Community Relations Update

Three UO employees recognized as 'Everyday Heroes'

April 5, 2012
Two officers with the University of Oregon Department of Public Safety and a UO journalism faculty member received awards as “Everyday Heroes” from the American Red Cross Oregon Pacific Chapter on March 15.
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Members of Oregon delegation sign ‘Dear Colleague’ letters to fund university priorities

April 4, 2012
Members of Oregon’s congressional delegation signed letters of support for funding in fiscal year 2013 (FY2013) for several appropriation bills for University of Oregon and higher education priorities. The letters support funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and student financial aid.
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ORI, EPIC break ground at Riverfront Research Park facility

April 2, 2012
Community leaders, business leaders, and University of Oregon faculty and staff members gathered March 14 for a ground breaking ceremony for a new facility at the UO’s Riverfront Research Park. The $17 million, 80,000-square-foot building at 1700 Millrace Drive will be home to the Oregon Research Institute (ORI) and the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC).
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OEIB, State Board discuss governance issues

April 2, 2012
The Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) met on March 13 and again on March 27 to discuss and ratify achievement compacts with school districts, community colleges, the Oregon University System, and individual universities as well as other educational entities in the state.
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UO Interim President Berdahl presents on Education Partnership to OEIB

April 1, 2012
The Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) invited University of Oregon Interim President Robert Berdahl to its March 13 meeting to talk about the UO’s role in the “Educational Partnership”—a collaboration of Lane county school districts, Lane Community College, and the UO.
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