Wednesday, November 2, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Meet UO President Richard Lariviere and learn about his vision for our university. President Lariviere will talk about the state of the university and higher education reform, his field of study (India and Sanskrit) and provide time for your questions.
President Lariviere earned his bachelor’s degree in the history of religion from the University of Iowa in 1972. A trip to India inspired his academic career. In 1978 he received his doctorate in Sanskrit from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published articles and books on Indian legal history. He reads eight languages, speaks French and Hindi, and has worked in places as diverse as Kathmandu, Oxford, Lahore, and Munich. In addition to his scholarly work, he has served as a consultant to American and Indian companies information technology and business process outsourcing. He became President of UO in 2009.
OLLI-UO Open Meetings bring distinguished speakers to the community and introduce the public to the Osher lifelong learning program.
The event will be held in the UO Baker Downtown Center, 975 High Street, located on the corner of 10th Avenue an HIgh in downtown Eugene. Limited permit parking is available in the Academic Extension student parking lot; additional paid parking is available nearby.Public transportation is also available; LTD’s EmX eastbound buses make regular stops at the High Street station on 10th Avenue, and the westbound EmX stops at the 11th Avenue and High Street Station.