August 2013 Government & Community Relations Update

Picture of the week: DeFazio and the Duck caught giving back

August 13, 2013
Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) is pictured here with the UO Duck at the July 11 “Mascots for a Cure Event.”
Read more...

US Congresswoman Bonamici holds internships roundtable

August 13, 2013
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon) held a July 12 roundtable in Beaverton at the Portland Community College Willow Creek Center to discuss a bill she reintroduced last month, H.R. 2659.  The Opportunities for Success Act proposes providing financial aid to lower income students to participate in paid or unpaid internships. 
Read more...

President Gottfredson urges congressional delegation to oppose NEH cuts

August 13, 2013
On August 5, UO President Michael Gottfredson and UO Vice President for Research and Innovation and Dean of the Graduate School Kimberly Espy sent a letter to the Oregon Congressional Delegation urging funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) at the levels co
Read more...

US Senator Merkley announces “Pay It Forward” plan at UO event

August 13, 2013
On August 9, US Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Oregon) visited the University of Oregon to announce plans to introduce legislation based on the Pay it Forward proposal passed by the Oregon Legislature during the 2013 session.
Read more...

Members of the Oregon Delegation sign letter to protect NIH funding of social and behavioral research

August 13, 2013
Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon), Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon), and Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-Oregon) signed on to a “Dear Colleague” letter from members of Congress to Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), in support of funding for behavioral and social science
Read more...

President Gottfredson signs letter urging Congress, President Obama to close ‘Innovation Deficit’

August 13, 2013
UO President Michael Gottfredson recently signed an open letter to Congress and President Obama, calling for measures to repair a widening national ‘innovation deficit.’ The letter, released July 31, was signed by 164 U.S. university presidents and chancellors and was published as a full-page advertisement in Politico.
Read more...