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Students engage communities and beautify neighborhoods

The City of Eugene is home to innumerable fire hydrants painted with eccentric designs: a Lego character, the Oregon Duck, a Dalmatian, a hula dancer, a squirming red squid, or simply a bunch of colorful dots. But getting one of these idiosyncratic hydrants painted, surprisingly, isn't simple.

students prepare paints

 

UO launches sustainability partnership with City of Albany

The UO’s Sustainable City Year Program is collaborating this year with the City of Albany, Oregon, on projects ranging from parks improvements to economic development. Albany’s mayor and staff celebrated the partnership at the Jaqua Center with students, faculty, and others recently.

Dyana Mason with audience

 

A&AA lands top talent across disciplines

A&AA welcomes new tenure-track faculty in art, landscape architecture, art history, historic preservation, and planning, public policy and management.

new faculty

 

New A&AA dean thinks globally, shares locally

For Christoph Lindner, the new dean of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, "university life-research, education, teaching-connects to everything." Lindner shares his enthusiasm about making those connections at the University of Oregon and A&AA's growing global reach. He brings his own far-reaching global experience to the table as well, having most recently come from Amsterdam. Read more at AroundtheO

Christoph Lindner

 

PPPM Faculty Takes Class to Thailand

My course, NGOs of SE Asia, kicked off officially yesterday here in Chiang Mai, Thailand, although some students and I arrived a few days early to get adjusted to the time change, and get to know Chiang Mai a little. Today, we started our NGO visits, and are visiting the Elephant Nature Park with the Save Elephant Foundation tomorrow, then Wednesday we fly down to Bangkok. We have had some great conversations already, and even more great food. More than half the class are PPPM students, and all but one are UO students.

NGOs in Thailand, class photo, courtesy of Dyana Mason, Ph.D.

 

Graduate Students Present to Congressional Committee

The week of June 6, five Community Planning Workshop graduate students and the CPW Director went to DC to brief Congressional staff on CPW’s work related to campus safety. The Community Service Center, of which CPW is a part, is leading a national campus emergency management program needs assessment.  Related to that, CSC is providing assistance to the Governor’s Workgroup on Campus Safety that was established in the aftermath of the UCC events last October.  We’re helping the workgroup on research, meeting coordination, and will help draft a white paper to the 2017 Oregon Legislature that

photo of CPW team, Congressman Peter DeFazio and two congressional staff

 

UO to work with City of Albany in 2016-17 in partnership with the Sustainable Cities Year Program

The Sustainable City Year Program will work with the City of Albany in 2016-17 to engage hundreds of students on projects for the City. “This program exemplifies our mission as a public research university to foster discovery, teach future leaders, and serve our communities,” President Michael Schill said.

two bridges

 

Board Governance Class Celebrates 11th Year of the Scholars on Board Program

The 2016 Scholars on Board celebrated the 11th year of the program with officials from the sponsoring funder, Pacific Continental Bank.  Students serve on boards for a year and complete substantive projects during their service as full voting board members, and simultaneously take a course in board governance to learn best practices to bring to the field.

2016 Scholars on Board photo

 

Scholars on Board Symposium May 20 highlights student engagement with nonprofits

Students in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management’s Scholars on Board Program will present their experiences from serving on a local nonprofit board during a symposium Friday, May 20, from 8:30-10 a.m., in the Knight Library Browsing Room. This year, seventeen graduate students have enrolled in the board governance program, with each spending a minimum of nine months serving on a regional nonprofit board of directors. The students’ projects range from redesigning board practices to leading volunteer appreciation events, to fundraising for the nonprofit’s programs.

Hendricks Hall