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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

 

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

 

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.

Elsinore Theatre

 

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.

Alyssa Franco and Nicolette Stauffer

 

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.

Professor Marc Schlossberg

 

‘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.

classroom

 

WalletHub quotes UO professor on trends in charitable giving

Assistant Professor Dyana Mason is quoted extensively in a WalletHub story listing the “2015 Most and Least Charitable States.” Mason, of the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, was a handful of experts consulted for their opinions on regulat

Dyana Mason