College of Design News

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UO buys downtown building for Art + Design faculty studios

In 2018, Art and Product Design faculty are getting new research studios—in downtown Eugene. The move will create “a kind of think tank for art and design,” said Laura Vandenburgh, head of the School of Art + Design.

Flight Into Egypt tapestry

Rare tapestries spring to new life in stunning show co-curated by art history professor

The textiles are considered some of the greatest baroque art treasures in the U.S. and offer a rare glimpse into 17th-century Roman craftsmanship and imagination.

College of Design Launch Party

College of Design launches with celebratory party October 6

Help celebrate the new College of Design and kick off the academic year at a launch party in the Lawrence Hall Courtyard and the Hayden and Krause galleries on October 6, 1-3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided and free College of Design T-shirts will be available to the first 100 students.

Various evolutions of Aileen Tran’s basic cup design customize colors and glazes. Photo by Aileen Tran.

Custom cups help new students build camaraderie

Incoming College of Design students will each receive an individually designed drinking vessel made by fellow students and presented at orientation.

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Outside In: Natural indoor change improves the well-being of people in buildings

Professor of architecture Kevin Nute wants to improve the well–being and effectiveness of people in buildings using a simple but novel approach: bringing the weather indoors.

Tim Wood interviews Patricia Ford

Preservation, journalism students collaborate on oral histories from vanished town

UO historic preservation students are working with journalism students to capture and preserve oral histories from survivors of the 1948 flood that destroyed Vanport, the second largest city in Oregon during WWII.

Pop-up retail shops feature UO product design student creations

Two temporary pop-up retail shops in downtown Eugene are showcasing designs by UO Department of Product Design students. "People will see what the students have been working on and the kinds of ideas that we work with," instructor Tom Bonamici told KVAL news.

Less-tiny tiny home meets big needs, thanks to UO students' research, design, fundraising

College of Design architecture and PPPM students are working with Eugene nonprofits and volunteers to design and build a tiny house in Emerald Village, a low-income housing community.

New digital archive allows broad access to Roman artifacts

University of Oregon researchers have co-developed a new digital archive of nearly 4,000 drawings, prints, paintings and photographs of historic Rome that is now available online to the public.

Thirteen College of Design faculty members receive promotions, tenure

Newly promoted and tenured faculty members were honored at a reception with President Michael Schill and Provost Scott Coltrane in June. The roster includes 13 College of Design faculty members:

 

Grant Seder, former UO lecturer, remembered for ‘Googie’ campus building

Emeritus UO lecturer and longtime Eugene architect Grant Seder died June 20.

SCYP Redmond awarded 2017 Sustainability Award for town-gown partnership

The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program’s (SCYP) Redmond partnership has been recognized with a UO 2017 Sustainability Award in the Town and Gown category.

Eggener’s research on ‘City of the Dead’ featured in podcast, website

Professor Keith Eggener is featured in a 99% Invisible podcast and feature story focusing on “The City of the Dead”—Colma, California—the only necropolis in the United States and the site where graves from throughout the Bay Area were moved as the city grew in the early 20th

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