Collaborations and Intersections News

Collaborations and Intersections: Stories and News

Kicking off the new year, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has granted $4.52 million to The University of Oregon, the largest humanities award in UO history, in support of a new initiative researching the intersectional problem of racism and climate change. To learn more about The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation’s Just Futures initiative and all they’ve done, visit this link to see how they envision a more equitable future of racial justice and social equality. This grant will establish The Pacific Northwest Just Futures Institute for Racial and Climate Justice in collaboration with researchers from UO’s College of Arts and Sciences and College of Design, as well as leaders from other collegiate institutions within the region. Read the full story here at Around the O (January 14, 2021).


Hogs are helping out hazelnut farms and farmers in Creswell with the assistance of University of Oregon undergraduate student and researcher, Calvin Penkauskas. Read the full story here at Around the O (October 2, 2019) to find out how hogs are lending a hand.  


Book Cover for "Latinx Environmentalisms"

Last month, Associate Professors Sara Wald and David Vázquez launched their new book Latinx Environmentalisms: Place, Justice, and the Decolonial, which speaks to the ways Latinx cultures support the environment but often are not categorized as "environmentalism." Find a full description of this new text here on the CAS Department of English's website