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English/Folklore Spring 2018 Commencement
Monday, June 18, 12:30 p.m.
 Memorial Quad next to Prince Lucien Campbell Hall

The Folklore Program shares in the English Department’s formal graduation ceremony. The English Department is now accepting commencement applicants.

The University of Oregon’s 2018 Commencement will be held on Monday, June 18th at 9:30 a.m. in the Matthew Knight Arena.

The Folklore Program at the University of Oregon is one of a few major centers of folkloristic research in the United States. With more than thirty participating faculty, our program provides an interdisciplinary approach to a Masters Degree, allowing students to create a focused course of study in their areas of interest.

Islamic Studies Initiative Lecture Series

Whither Seasons in our Fast Food Lives: Reflections on Islamic ritual memory and the season’s first fruits in Turkey

Thursday, May 24

McKenzie Hall, Room 125, 4 pm


Presented by Global Studies Institute and the Omar Alaskari Fund Cosponsored by Gaston, Food Studies and Folklore

Professor Turkoz examines blogs and hypertext dictionaries to unpack memories about seasonal Islamic food rituals. These accounts are scattered across a range of food blogs; they are posted as childhood memories or descriptions of prior generations by their offspring. Meanwhile, Islamic sites reproduce hadith


2018 UO Folklore Rogue Graduation Ceremony

The UO Folklore Program will celebrate its annual Rogue Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 18, from 2-5 PM at the Wayne Morse Family Farm, 595 Crest Drive. All Folklore faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and friends of Folklore, are welcome to attend. This annual event combines tradition, humor, absurdity, and pride of accomplishment with community and libations.

For more information contact UO Folklore Program Secretary,Beth Magee at

DEMA African Ensemble

“Healing the World Rhythm by Rhythm”

Friday, May 18, Saturday, May 19, 8 p.m.

Dougherty Dance Theatre, Gerlinger Annex $12 General Admission Free for UO Students with valid ID

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