Sustainable Cities Initiative has been awarded the Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award
The University of Oregon’s Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) has just been awarded the Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award that recognizes top educational approaches in social entrepreneurship within higher education.
Irvin attends invitation-only event at White House
Associate Professor Renee Irvin, director of the Master of Nonprofit Management Program at UO, was invited recently by the White House to gather with the nation’s top 100 civic participation leaders to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the community foundation.
UO student wins $16,000 Sea Grant award
Oregon Sea Grant has selected Sarah Allison as the recipient of the 2014-2016 Resilience and Adaptation Graduate Fellowship. The $16,000 award will support research for her final project, “Keeping Local Economies Safe: the Role of Economic Development Plans in Natural Hazards Resilience.”
Three from A&AA win faculty awards
Three School of Architecture and Allied Arts faculty members were among the thirteen recipients of the 2014-15 school year Fund for Faculty Excellence Award. Professors Anya Kivarkis and Laura Vandenburgh of the Department of Art, and Rich Margerum, professor and department head for the Department of Planning, and Public Management, were selected due to their influence on University of Oregon academics within their respective fields.
Sandoval wins award for best paper in 2013
A peer-reviewed journal article by Assistant Professor Gerardo Sandoval has won the Chester Rapkin Award For Best Paper in the 2013 Journal of Planning Education and Research. The prize was awarded for Sandoval’s article "Shadow Transnationalism: Cross-Border Networks and Planning Challenges of Transnational Unauthorized Immigrant Communities" (Vol. 33 (1), pp. 176-193).
Majors Fair showcases all A&AA offerings
The annual A&AA Majors Fair is scheduled this year for Thursday, October 23, from 4-6 p.m. in Lawrence Hall. The event offers a relaxed atmosphere where all undecided, “redeciding” and exploring students can speak personally with faculty members, professional advisers, and student representatives from A&AA.
A&AA celebrates its 100th anniversary
Join the celebration with a 100th Birthday party on Friday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. at the south entrance of Lawrence Hall. There will be a birthday cake and all-school photo shoot. Be a part of the historic moment. Then, spend the afternoon in Lawrence Hall during the open house to visit the special exhibitions in the A&AA Library, LaVerne Krause Gallery, classrooms, and studios. See work by architecture, art, product design, landscape architecture, planning, public policy and management, and historic preservation on the second floor of Lawrence Hall.
48-Hour Project presses students to analyze, evaluate, and make policies
The potential of tuition-free community college and toxic chemical regulation reform were among the issues addressed in late September by students from the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management.
A&AA presents 100 alumni stories
The academic year 2014-15 marks the 100th year since the School of Architecture and Allied Arts was established. As we explored the school’s archives preparing for our centennial celebrations, we found a treasure-trove of photos tracing the school’s physical changes as well as changes in faculty, leadership, and students. We will share some of those images with you in every e-news this year, beginning with this issue.
Scholarship opens personal door to China
Note to students wanting to live and work—and skateboard—abroad: Trust your mother.