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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Historic theaters research nets national award for UO graduate students
A blueprint to preserve, rehabilitate, and promote historic theaters in Oregon has earned national honors in applied research for a team of University of Oregon graduate students who analyzed the physical and fiscal conditions of more than fifty historic theaters statewide. But they didn’t stop there: Their findings spurred them to also recommend a five-year plan to help both the aging buildings and the often-underfunded organizations that operate them.
Forum spotlights research by graduate students in A&AA
Fifteen graduate students from multiple disciplines within A&AA offered the final products of their comprehensive research initiatives at the UO-wide Graduate Research Forum in February.
Schlossberg talks bicycles vs. cars in Israel
To clear up Israeli streets now clogged with automobiles, UO Professor Marc Schlossberg has a straightforward prescription: More room for bicycles and buses and less emphasis on private cars.
‘Inclusive Urbanism’ studies city design
Three A&AA professors have teamed up to promote an interdisciplinary urban design philosophy that encourages more diverse socioeconomic prosperity. “Inclusive Urbanism,” a new course winter 2016, focuses on how the standard approach to city development can impede residents’ potential to thrive, especially those of ethnic or low-income populations.