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FIG alumni achievements: off to Harvard Law!

The FIG Program enjoys seeing its alumni spread their wings. Just recently, we received news that former FIG Assistant Shireen Farahani has just been accepted into Harvard Law for the upcoming school year! Shireen was the FIG Assistant for Breaking the Wall from 2011-2014 and is looking forward to getting involved with similar student programs when she gets to Harvard. We're so proud of Shireen and love seeing all of the awesome accomplishments of former FIG Assistants!

"It's not about what it is. It's about what it can become." -Dr. Seuss

Taylor Eldridge is a senior undergraduate student receiving her Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish with a minor in Special Education this June.

Where it began…

How to Register for a FIG

FIG REGISTRATION IS EXTENDED UNTIL WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14TH ON DUCKWEB

Registering for a FIG is as easy as this three-step process. Follow each of these steps and you’ll be well on your way to finding the FIG for you and having a great first term experience at the UO!

Step 1: Make a list of preferred FIGs

Make sure to complete this step before the day of FIG registration.

Connections that Last a Lifetime

Timmy was born and raised in the small town of Philomath, Oregon. By small town he means that his entire high school student body could fit into the Columbia 150 lecture hall. As his first day approached, Timmy grew nervous. He didn’t know too many people who would be coming with him to University of Oregon and the large class sizes typical of lower-division courses seemed intimidating. In the summer before moving to Eugene, Timmy signed up for the Hip-Hop & Politics of Race FIG. It was the first thing that jumped out at him from the vast list of FIG options.

Featured FIGs: Our Storied Past & The Spanish-Speaking World in Comics

These three featured FIGS are part of the broader FIG offerings for fall of 2017. To see the full list please visit the Finding the FIG For You page.

Explore the role that storytelling has played in human evolution by comparing two oral traditions: the myths and legends of hunter-gatherer peoples and the Icelandic sagas.

Featured FIGs: Food & the Garden, Startups from the Ground Up, Tomato, Tomäto

These three featured FIGS are part of the broader FIG offerings for fall of 2017. To see the full list please visit the Finding the FIG For You page.

This FIG will explore the tradition of garden making and hands-on growing as part of a healthy local food system.

Featured FIGs: Finding Your Voice, Human Genome, Just Futures

These three featured FIGS are part of the broader FIG offerings for fall of 2017. To see the full list please visit the Finding the FIG For You page.

Finding Your Voice will explore active learning strategies that allow you to express your unique voice as a reader, writer, and speaker.

Featured FIGs: European Grand Tour, Vive la Révolution, Yalla Arabia!

These three featured FIGS are part of the broader FIG offerings for fall of 2017. To see the full list please visit the Finding the FIG For You page.

Featured FIGs: Hip-Hop & Politics of Race, Justice Matters, Speak Your Mind

These three featured FIGS are part of the broader FIG offerings for fall of 2017. To see the full list please visit the Finding the FIG for You page.

Featured FIGs: Food Matters, Green Chemistry and Apparel Design, War and Peace

These three featured FIGS are part of the broader FIG offerings for fall of 2017. To see the full list please visit the Finding the FIG for You page.

Explore the role of food in world history and contemporary life – from the Spice Trade to Food Justice.

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