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Exploring tension with A&AA collaboration

Published on Mar 12 2014 - 13:45

Experimentation in teaching is not new in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.  From the noncompetitive, nongraded studio courses in architecture initiated at the school’s founding to experiments with new media and motion graphics leading to national leadership in digital arts, to pioneering public policy efforts such as Oregon’s land use law, A&AA is a rich environment for trying out new ideas. Enterprising faculty members and students who shared a spirit of collaboration and experimentation and who were not adverse to risk-taking founded the school in 1914. 

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Teaching philanthropy with purpose

Published on Mar 11 2014 - 15:30

Students in the “American Philanthropy” freshman seminar have selected KindTree Productions, a Eugene-based nonprofit organization, to receive a $5,000 grant from Wells Fargo. Students learn to practice the fundamentals of charitable giving by partaking in the annual course, which is offered through the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management. Groups form to consider local nonprofits that either applied for the grant or were nominated by students. Students visit the nominees to gather information and craft an argument that their organization is most deserving.

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NITC to fund UO sustainable public transit projects

Published on Feb 12 2014 - 13:15

Several research projects under way by University of Oregon faculty members have been slated for funding by the National Institute for Transportation and Communities. These include public transit research programs created by UO faculty members in the Department of Architecture, the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, and the Community Service Center.

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Book simplifies street redesigns

Published on Jan 16 2014 - 15:15

Four faculty members and students from A&AA have collaborated on a book about transforming streets that were originally designed more to accommodate motor vehicles rather than pedestrians and bicyclists. Rethinking Streets: An Evidence-Based Guide to 25 Complete Street Transformations, documents twenty-five case studies from around the country that helped facilitate more walking, biking, and transit use while enhancing commercial activity, with minimal to no negative impact on automobile access. The book was released December 2013.

Rethinking Streets

LiveMove proposes 2-way bike path

Published on Jan 16 2014 - 11:00

The city of Eugene, frequently cited as one of the most bike-friendly places in the country, may soon add a new two-way bike lane nine blocks, or one mile, in length. Following increased concern over the safety for bicycle commuters, members of LiveMove, the University of Oregon Transportation and Livability Student Group, has proposed plans for a two-way bike lane on 13th Avenue between Olive and Alder streets connecting campus and downtown.

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SCYP focus shifts to Medford

Published on Dec 13 2013 - 13:45

On December 4th, students in the Sustainable Cities Year Program presented their final plans to the City of Medford from projects undertaken during fall term in three Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) classes.

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A&AA students finalists for Rhodes, Marshall scholarships

Published on Dec 13 2013 - 10:00

Two students from A&AA are finalists for prestigious international academic honors—one for a Rhodes scholarship and one for a Marshall scholarship. Mika Weinstein, a planning, public policy and management major and biology minor, was chosen as a finalist for the Rhodes scholarship. Maggie Witt, a history of art and architecture and English double major, was named a finalist for the Marshall scholarship.

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Student group’s project gets $150,000 toward two-way bike path

Published on Dec 4 2013 - 14:00

A group of University of Oregon students are back in the news after their “13th Avenue Downtown-Campus-Corridor Plan” received a $150,000 funding promise from the parents of a bicyclist killed five years ago on the corridor. LiveMove, a group of design and planning students in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, recommends the city replace the existing one-way bike lane on 13th Avenue with a two-way bike lane between downtown and the university. Read more here.

13th Ave. Concept Plan

Summer internships enhance AAD graduate students’ expertise

Published on Dec 4 2013 - 10:15

From preparing Portland theater venues for Broadway plays to selling arts and crafts from Africa, graduate students in the Arts and Administration Program had eventful summers with a diverse array of internships. Each student completed a 200-hour internship over the summer. Prior to the experience, they explored career paths and received help finding relevant internships in the preliminary winter term course Internship I: AAD 604.

Summer internships enhance AAD graduate students’ expertise

Food Bank reports give insight to Oregon ‘food systems’

Published on Nov 20 2013 - 08:00

Oregon Food Bank’s objective to make sure everyone in the state will have enough to eat is supported by the recent release of a series of reports based on assessments performed in Oregon’s rural communities.

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