School of Planning, Public Policy and Management News

Student-athlete-artists’ work helps UCC shooting victim recover

Lisa Abia-Smith, an instructor in the Arts Administration Program, is working with student-athlete-artists who are making and sharing their art to help one of the Umqua Community College shooting victims heal.

Studio tackles Redmond highway redesign

“Multi-way boulevard” may sound like a free-for-all, but for students in Rob Ribe’s Land Planning and Design studio this fall, it’s an extraordinary opportunity to fix an accelerating problem.

Cascade Business News features Sustainable Cities’ Redmond project

Cascade Business News features the Sustainable Cities Year Program in Redmond in its current issue, noting that students are already preparing their midterm presentations. “Eight classes [of students are] working on six projects during the fall term.

Sustainable Cities kicks off 2015 year

The 2015-16 Sustainable Cities Year Program (SCYP) with the City of Redmond officially kicked off with a gala celebration at the UO’s Ford Alumni Center October 1.

Service program wins leadership award

The University of Oregon’s Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) AmeriCorps Program has won the Oregon Main Street Leadership Award, only the second time the agency has conferred the distinction.

Historic theaters: potential economic engines face challenges

A new report on the condition and needs of Oregon’s historic theaters reveals them as potentially significant economic engines as well as cultural touchstones in communities small and large.

A&AA welcomes new faculty members

The 2015-16 academic year introduces new faculty members to several A&AA departments and programs. The professors new to the school bring a wide spectrum of expertise and creativity in architecture, the history of art and architecture, arts and administration, and product design.

New book by Redaelli puts focus on arts management, cultural policy

Arts Management and Cultural Policy Research, a new book coauthored by Assistant Professor Eleonora Redaelli, UO Arts and Administration Pr

Community Planning Workshop completes video about Oregon Historic Theaters

Graduate students in the UO Community Planning Workshop, a program of the Community Service Center, have produced a 14-minute video about the preservation challenges faced by many of Oregon’s 120 historic theaters.

1859 magazine features SCYP program

The magazine 1859 features the University of Oregon’s SCYP program in the magazine’s July|August 2015 issue. Writer Felisa Rogers explains how SCYP got its start and notes its many successes in its six-year tenure.

Centennial: 2010s look forward to new A&AA home

A&AA is wrapping up its 100th anniversary this month after a full year of events, exhibitions, and celebrations. The school is now embarking on a capital campaign to imagine the future of art and design education and facilities for the next 100 years.

Parker, Steiner funded for new experiential learning project

Robert Parker and Bethany Steiner—both of the Community Service Center in PPPM—have been funded for new instructional projects in 2015-2016 by The Tom and Carol Williams Council for Undergraduate Education.

PPPM’s Sandoval researches exploitation of workers

When Gerardo Sandoval was researching conditions at a meatpacking plant in Iowa, he found that many workers came f

Festival Latino Block Party set for May 30

Celebrate the Eugene-Springfield Latino community and culture—including food, games, salsa dancing lessons, and music performances—at the Festival Latino Block Party on Saturday, May 30, from 4-11 p.m. at Sprout! Regional Food Hub, 418 A Street in Springfield.

PPPM awards honor public service

Roberto Jiménez, Timothy Beatley, and Lorelei Juntunen are the winners of the 2015 awards for public service conferred annually by the UO Department of PPPM and the PPPM Advisory Council. Assistant Professor Dyana Mason is the department’s 2015 Teacher of the Year.

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