University of Oregon

Planning, Public Policy and Management


Majors Fair showcases all A&AA offerings

Published on Oct 8 2014 - 10:45

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.

majors fair

A&AA celebrates its 100th anniversary

Published on Oct 7 2014 - 13:15

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.

100th Birthday

48-Hour Project presses students to analyze, evaluate, and make policies

Published on Oct 7 2014 - 11:30

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.

48 Hour Project

A&AA presents 100 alumni stories

Published on Sep 18 2014 - 10:45

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.

A&AA 100

Scholarship opens personal door to China

Published on Sep 17 2014 - 23:30

Note to students wanting to live and work—and skateboard—abroad:  Trust your mother.

street scene

A&AA welcomes new faculty

Published on Sep 17 2014 - 11:30

A&AA welcomes three new tenure-track faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year.

new faculty

PPPM sophomore will use award to study in China

Published on Jul 8 2014 - 14:00

Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) undergraduate Erik Thorbeck has been awarded a prestigious scholarship for study abroad. He will use his David L. Boren Scholarship to study in China from January to September 2015.

Erik Thorbeck

Chronicle of Higher Education touts SCI model

Published on Jul 3 2014 - 15:15

The UO's Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) has been mentioned again in the Chronicle of Higher Education in a story entitled “Want a College Experience That Matters? Get to Work”. In his story, Scott Carlson notes, "…[the] current generation of students yearns for real-world work, [and] a comprehensive program that takes on real-world problems can attract some of the best.

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Hibbard featured in GWU blog post about patient self-assessment tool

Published on Jun 19 2014 - 11:45

The George Washington University recently featured Professor Emerita Judith Hibbard in a blog post recapping her TEDMED #GreatChallenges discussion, "Examining the Case for Patient Activation Measures".  Sponsored by The Milken Institute School of Public Health at GWU, the forum brought together a panel of experts to discuss the

Judith Hibbard

Student research aids campus facilities, rural communities

Published on Jun 6 2014 - 15:30

Several of the University of Oregon’s campus buildings have questionable environments with regard to thermal comfort and indoor air quality, and students of A&AA may be able to remedy this. The recent Undergraduate Research Symposium, which featured research from A&AA students, tackled a number of serious matters for sustainable design including heat retention (and loss) at the John E. Jaqua Center, ventilation effectiveness at Deady Hall, and the best way to soundproof the campus residence halls.

Haley Davis and Robert Kiesler