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48-Hour Project presses students to analyze, evaluate, and make policies

The potential of tuition-free community college and toxic chemical regulation reform were among the issues addressed in late September by students from the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management.

48 Hour Project

 

A&AA presents 100 alumni stories

The academic year 2014-15 marks the 100th year since the School of Architecture and Allied Arts was established. As we explored the school’s archives preparing for our centennial celebrations, we found a treasure-trove of photos tracing the school’s physical changes as well as changes in faculty, leadership, and students. We will share some of those images with you in every e-news this year, beginning with this issue.

A&AA 100

 

Scholarship opens personal door to China

Note to students wanting to live and work—and skateboard—abroad:  Trust your mother.

street scene

 

A&AA welcomes new faculty

A&AA welcomes three new tenure-track faculty members for the 2014-15 academic year.

new faculty

 

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.

Erik Thorbeck

 

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.

SCI trimmed logo

 

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

Judith Hibbard

 

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.

Haley Davis and Robert Kiesler

 

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.

Mark Gillem

 

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.

Marian Blankenship