PPPM sophomore will use award to study in China
Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) undergraduate Erik Thorbeck has been awarded a prestigious scholarship for study abroad. He will use his David L. Boren Scholarship to study in China from January to September 2015.
Chronicle of Higher Education touts SCI model
The UO's Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) has been mentioned again in the Chronicle of Higher Education in a story entitled “Want a College Experience That Matters? Get to Work”. In his story, Scott Carlson notes, "…[the] current generation of students yearns for real-world work, [and] a comprehensive program that takes on real-world problems can attract some of the best.
Hibbard featured in GWU blog post about patient self-assessment tool
The George Washington University recently featured Professor Emerita Judith Hibbard in a blog post recapping her TEDMED #GreatChallenges discussion, "Examining the Case for Patient Activation Measures". Sponsored by The Milken Institute School of Public Health at GWU, the forum brought together a panel of experts to discuss the
Student research aids campus facilities, rural communities
Several of the University of Oregon’s campus buildings have questionable environments with regard to thermal comfort and indoor air quality, and students of A&AA may be able to remedy this. The recent Undergraduate Research Symposium, which featured research from A&AA students, tackled a number of serious matters for sustainable design including heat retention (and loss) at the John E. Jaqua Center, ventilation effectiveness at Deady Hall, and the best way to soundproof the campus residence halls.
Gillem receives design awards for military base plans
Associate Professor Mark L. Gillem, PhD, FAIA, AICP, recently received a national-level design award for the Installation Development Plan at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida from the American Planning Association's Federal Planning Division. Through his firm, The Urban Collaborative, he helped the installation and the prime contractor (Atkins) prepare a plan that accommodates growth while leveraging principles of sustainable urbanism to preserve sensitive habitats and landscapes.
PPPM awards honor public service work
An expert in Oregon’s hiking and history, the founder of a nonpartisan research and educational think tank, and a health plan administrator are the winners of three 2014 awards for public service presented by the UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management and the PPPM Advisory Council. The awards ceremony will take place June 12 at the Ford Alumni Center Ballroom on the University of Oregon campus.
Scholars on Board Symposium takes place June 3 from 8-9:30 a.m.
Four students in the Planning, Public Policy and Management Department’s Scholars on Board Program will present their experiences from serving on a nonprofit board during a symposium Tuesday, June 3, from 8-9:30 a.m., in Heritage Hall, located in the Bowerman Family Center at University of Oregon.
PPPM student group organizes Latino festival
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), a University of Oregon volunteer student group run through the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, have planned Festival Latino, a Latino community event. Festival Latino will be a fundraiser for the Eugene-based nonprofit Huerto de la Familia, or “The Family Garden.” Each year, AFP plans a fundraiser for a specific local nonprofit; Huerto de la Familia works with the Latino community on organic gardening, nutrition, and microbusiness development projects.
UO hosts conference kickoff tonight, May 21, in alumni center
The City of Eugene and the University of Oregon welcome the 2014 Neighborhoods USA (NUSA) conference to Eugene this evening, Wednesday, May 21. A&AA Dean Frances Bronet will give opening remarks at 6 p.m. at the Ford Alumni Center. Nearly 600 attendees have registered from as far away as the Netherlands and Japan to learn about building and strengthening neighborhood organizations.
Workshop seeks new perspectives
The six-foot model of Medford with moveable wood blocks depicting buildings might evoke memories of kindergarten. But Gerardo Sandoval and James Rojas use the model as a tool for conducting public outreach because it allows residents to interact with their city in a personal way, which helps planners gain insight to changes people want in their neighborhoods.