PPPM awards honor public service
Roberto Jiménez, Timothy Beatley, and Lorelei Juntunen are the 2015 winners of public service awards conferred each year by PPPM; Dyana Mason is 2015 Teacher of the Year. The awards will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art.
Scholars on Board Symposium takes place May 19 in Bowerman Heritage Hall
Four students in the Planning, Public Policy and Management Department’s Scholars on Board Program will present their experiences from serving on the board during a symposium Tuesday, May 19, from 8-9:30 a.m. in Bowerman Heritage Hall in the Bowerman Family Center at the University of Oregon. Sixteen graduate students enrolled in the program this year, 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 strategic planning retreats.
Fellowship will fund internship at Thailand elephant rehab center
A graduate student in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management is looking forward to spending his summer working for the Save Elephant Foundation at Elephant Nature Park in Chaing Mai, Thailand. Master of Public Administration candidate Craig Wiroll was awarded a $6,000 Freeman Fellowship grant by the UO Center for Asian and Pacific Studies to help cover expenses related to the internship, where he’ll gain knowledge of international nonprofit administration and have opportunities to work hands-on with the elephants themselves.
Sustainable City Year Program to partner with City of Redmond
The Sustainable City Year Program is moving to Central Oregon, selecting Redmond for the 2015-16 academic year. More than 400 University of Oregon students will work on more than twenty projects with the City of Redmond during the year, beginning this month when students from a bicycle transportation planning course tour the city to research existing infrastructure. "Redmond will be our first SCYP city east of the Cascades and we are thrilled about the partnership,” said Marc Schlossberg, codirector of the Sustainable Cities Initiative.
A&AA student research wide-ranging at Graduate Research Forum
More than a dozen A&AA students presented a broad range of work at the recent Graduate Research Forum held at the Ford Alumni Center, with architecture students Annie Chiang, Ryan Dirks, Lindsay Rasmussen, Eric Schmidt, and Ashly Tuffo winning a prize for their poster, "An Energy Analysis of The Stellar Apartments."
UO student team honored in Urban Land Institute competition
Architecture students Roxanne Robles, Gilberto Villalobos, and Omar Hason, landscape architecture student Andrew Jepson-Sullivan, and PPPM students Nestor Guevara and Evelyn Perdomo received an honorable mention in the 2015 Hines/Urban Land Institute design competition for their project titled "Urban Groves." Their project was one of only twelve that received awards out of 120 submissions from sixty universities in the U.S. and Canada.
Recruitment Fair brings together 23 firms, 250 students
Twenty-three firms looking to hire A&AA graduates participated in the three-day 2015 Recruitment Fair sponsored by the Office of Professional Outreach and Development for Students (PODS) in Lawrence Hall recently. Recruiters concluded the event by holding interviews with more than forty students. “We anticipate many students landed jobs and summer internships,” said Kassia Dellabough, director of PODS.
Minnesota to host SCI conference this year
The Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) will hold a three-day conference April 12-14 for university representatives, city officials, and organizational partners who are interested in adopting and adapting the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) model to their home institutions and community contexts.