November 2012 Government & Community Relations Update

University Celebrates Opening of Lewis Integrative Science Building and Global Scholars Hall

November 20, 2012
Elected and public officials visited campus October26 to celebrate the openings of the new Lewis Integrative Science Building and the Global Scholars Hall. The building expands research facilities available for activities focused on understanding brain function, improving human health, developing safe technology and achieving sustainability.
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State economist offers peek of 2013-15 budget

November 20, 2012
On November 20, the state economist released the quarterly Economic and Revenue Forecast to a joint meeting of the Oregon Senate Finance and Revenue Committee and House Revenue Committee. 
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Fiscal cliff threaten research and student aid

November 20, 2012
With the national elections concluded, Congress returned to Washington, DC last week to continue negotiations to address the threat of across-the-board cuts to the federal budget.  These cuts are triggered by a process known as sequestration. 
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Fiscal cliff threaten research and student aid

November 20, 2012
With the national elections concluded, Congress returned to Washington, DC last week to continue negotiations to address the threat of across-the-board cuts to the federal budget.  These cuts are triggered by a process known as sequestration. 
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UO's Richmond appointed to National Science Board

November 20, 2012
Geraldine L. Richmond, the Richard M. and Patricia H. Noyes Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oregon, has been appointed to the National Science Board by President Barack Obama.
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Ducks fly high in recent election

November 16, 2012
On November 6, Oregon held its general election. The election featured UO graduates competing for seats in races at the state and federal level. Ducks performed well in races for seats in the Oregon State Legislature.  New Ducks to the Oregon Legislature include:
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A Policy Primer on University Governance in Oregon

November 14, 2012
The University of Oregon Government and Community Relations team is tracking several state level committees and boards this fall. These committees are forming recommendations to be considered in the 2013 legislative session.Below is an update for each committee that contains links to their
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Policy Primer: TaskForce on Higher Education, Student and Institutional Success

November 14, 2012
The Task Force on Higher Education Student and Instituional success can be found online here.
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Policy Primer: The Higher Education Coordination Commission

November 14, 2012
What is the HECC? The HECC was created within SB 242 (the OUS omnibus bill) during the 2011 legislative session. The commission will initially focus on four key issues, as directed by legislation: textbook affordability, credit for prior learning, the Western Governors University, and the budget.
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Policy Primer: Special Legislative Committe on University Governance

November 14, 2012
What is the Special Legislative Committee on University Governance?
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Policy Primer: The Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB)

November 14, 2012
What is the OEIB? The Oregon Education Investment Board, chaired by the Governor John Kitzhaber, is overseeing an effort to create a seamless, unified system for investing in and delivering public education from early childhood through high school and college.
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