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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. Dyana Mason, MBA, PhD Assistant Professor

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.

 

Oregon Quarterly video features SCYP Redmond

Oregon Quarterly highlights the UO’s Sustainable Cities Year Program in Redmond in the magazine’s latest issue. The article features a video showing UO students engaging with Redmond officials and citizens on collaborative projects to help make the city greener and more livable.

students and City of Redmond officials

 

Joyce Braden Harris, Danielle Arigoni, Courtney Griesel honored by UO for public service

Joyce Braden Harris, Danielle Arigoni, and Courtney Griesel are the 2016 winners of public service awards conferred each year by the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management. The awards will be presented beginning at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the Ford Alumni Center Giustina Ballroom.

2016 PPPM_CSPA Awards Ceremony

 

New Dean Selected for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts

Scott Coltrane, provost and senior vice president, announced today that the next dean of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts is Christoph Lindner. He will be moving to Eugene from the Netherlands, where he is professor of media and culture at the University of Amsterdam.

Christoph Lindner

 

Biddle named Eno Fellow

UO planning and law student Alexis Biddle is among just twenty graduate students nationwide selected as Eno Fellows, a prestigious honor for transportation policy leadership. Biddle is the fifth awardee from the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management.

Alexis Biddle

 

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