Events

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Events

There is always something happening in the College of Design. Join us for art exhibits, guest lectures, conferences, and research symposia. Most of these are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive our Upcoming Events weekly announcement and stay in the know about the latest happenings.

Sep 25
Fall 2017 Classes Begin8:00 a.m.

September 25 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Sep 25
UO Portland Welcome Week: Design Delights5:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games! Design Delights - hosted by College of Design Questions and...
September 25 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, Light Court

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games!

Design Delights - hosted by College of Design

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Sep 26
UO Portland Welcome Week: Tacos + Trivia5:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games! Tacos + Trivia - hosted by School of Journalism and Communication...
September 26 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, Pape Forum, Floor 3R

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games!

Tacos + Trivia - hosted by School of Journalism and Communication and School of Law

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Sep 27
UO Portland Welcome Week: Naito Night of Nibbles5:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games! Naito Night of Nibbles - hosted by Lundquist College of...
September 27 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
109 NW Naito

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games!

Naito Night of Nibbles - hosted by Lundquist College of Business

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Sep 28
UO Portland Welcome Week: Duck Hunt5:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games! Duck Hunt - hosted by Duck Store, Duck Athletics, and UO Alumni...
September 28 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, Duck Store

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet each other throughout the week. Enjoy snacks and games!

Duck Hunt - hosted by Duck Store, Duck Athletics, and UO Alumni Association

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Oct 3
UO Portland Welcome Week: Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer4:00 p.m.

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet faculty and staff. Enjoy refreshments! Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer - hosted by UO Portland Academic...
October 3 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
White Stag Block, Light Court

Students from all Portland programs are invited to meet faculty and staff. Enjoy refreshments!

Faculty, Staff, and Student Mixer - hosted by UO Portland Academic Affairs

Questions and Accommodations: Contact Linda Favero, Assistant Dean of Students and Career Services at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503.412.3704.

Oct 5
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- James Lavadour6:00 p.m.

James Lavadour: “The Properties of Paint and Painting as a Ledger of Time” “Every morning I walk to the studio before the sun comes up. Five years ago, on that walk, a...
October 5 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

James Lavadour: “The Properties of Paint and Painting as a Ledger of Time”

“Every morning I walk to the studio before the sun comes up. Five years ago, on that walk, a meteorite streaked overhead and lit everything like day. It was a terrifying and wonderful moment. Painting is that same experience. The bits and details of that flash of brilliant clarity would pass by if not for the practice of painting. A painting is a structure for the extraordinary and informative events of nature that are otherwise invisible.” – James Lavadour, 2013

Born in 1951 James Lavadour is one of the Northwest’s most revered living painters. Lavadour’s family are descendants of the Walla Walla tribe of the modern day Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. He has lived his life in Northeastern Oregon where he is an enrolled tribal member and has lived and worked on the reservation for the past 38 years. His sense of service and commitment to the tribal community have lead him to work for the tribal government in education, housing, alcohol and drug treatment, and natural resource management. In 1993 Lavadour and a group of supporters founded Crow’s Shadow Institute for the Arts, a not for profit print studio/arts organization that provides a creative conduit for social, economic, and educational opportunities to Native Americans through artistic development. James Lavadour’s work was featured as one of only 102 artists selected for the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s seminal survey exhibition, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now and at the 55th

Venice Biennale in Personal Structures. His works are included in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC; the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK; the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA; the Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR; the Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA; the Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID; the Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN; the Hallie Ford Museum, Salem, OR; the Hood Museum, Hanover, NH; Bank of America, San Francisco, CA; the Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA as well as numerous private collections.

Oct 6
College of Design Launch Party1:00 p.m.

You’re invited! October 6 | 1 p.m. | Lawrence Hall | Eugene Come celebrate with us as we kick-off a new academic year under our new banner—College of Design! Students,...
October 6 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Courtyard

You’re invited!

October 6 | 1 p.m. | Lawrence Hall | Eugene

Come celebrate with us as we kick-off a new academic year under our new banner—College of Design! Students, alumni, friends, and colleagues are all welcome.

Food, fun, music, and more!

Oct 10
9th Annual Get Connected: Pivot Your Career with Networking5:30 p.m.

The average worker will hold 13 jobs in a lifetime, and 80% of jobs are discovered through networking. Whether you are a graduate student, recent graduate or have decades of...
October 10 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
White Stag Block

The average worker will hold 13 jobs in a lifetime, and 80% of jobs are discovered through networking. Whether you are a graduate student, recent graduate or have decades of experience, you have the most powerful, helpful resource available to land your next job or to advance your career—your network.

Come prepared to challenge your misperceptions about networking: “People are too busy to help” or “You have to be an extrovert to network.” During this interactive session learn to strategically leverage and build your network in unexpected ways.

Stacey Lane is a career coach who helps individuals with unique backgrounds figure out where they fit, how to market themselves and find a career that’s as interesting as they are. She’s reinvented herself professionally a few times—including quitting her corporate job, selling her house, moving across the country, and starting a business in a city where she had only had a handful of contacts. Known for her candid career guidance, her advice has appeared in local and national publications. Find her at www.staceylane.net and she invites you to connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/staceylane.

Schedule:

5:30–6:15 p.m. Registration, check-in, and networking
6:15–7:30 p.m. Interactive program and Q & A

Registration: (includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers)

FREE for current UO students and 2017 UO graduates
$15 for UOAA members
$20 for nonmembers

Register online at uoalumni.com/getconnected2017 or call the UOAA at 800-245-ALUM. Please register by Friday, October 6. Online registration will remain open the day of the event. Registrations received after October 6 will not include preprinted name tags. Walk-up registration is $20 for all.

Questions?

For additional information, contact Linda Favero at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503-412-3704.

Partners: Boly:Welch and the UOAA Duck Career Network Sponsors: School of Law, School of Journalism and Communication, Applied Information Management, Oregon Executive MBA

Oct 12
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- William Powhida6:00 p.m.

William Powhida: “After the Contemporary” William Powhida will discuss his recent show “After the Contemporary” at the Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art. The exhibition...
October 12 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

William Powhida: “After the Contemporary”

William Powhida will discuss his recent show “After the Contemporary” at the Aldrich Contemporary Museum of Art. The exhibition was the artist’s first museum solo show and offered a fictive survey of The Contemporary, a period of art history from 2000 - 2025 defined by the expansion of the art market. The exhibition also included a retrospective of the artist’s works from 2004- 2047, made possibly by the 2050 setting of the exhibition. The lecture will cover works included in the show as well previous exhibitions and projects that informed “After the Contemporary”.

William Powhida makes fun of the art world to highlight the paradoxes and absurdities of economic and social value systems that keep the sphere of visual art afloat on a tide of inequality. His work relies on research and participation to diagram, list, perform and critique the forces that shape perceptions of value. He is responsible or partly responsible for exhibitions including "Overculture" at Postmasters Gallery, "Bill by Bill" at Charlie James Gallery, "POWHIDA" at Marlborough Gallery and "#class" at Winkleman Gallery.

Powhida is also an infrequent contributor to ArtFCity and Hyperallergic on issues that alarm him. His complicit criticism has been rewarded with gallery representation, numerous exhibitions and critical debate. He was born in 1976 in upstate New York and still lives and works in New York City despite the crushing cost of living and working. He is represented by Postmasters Gallery in New York, Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles, Gallery Poulsen in Copenhagen, and Platform Gallery in Seattle.

Oct 19
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Stanya Kahn6:00 p.m.

Stanya Kahn, George and Matilda Fowler Lecture Stanya Kahn is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in video with a practice that includes performance, writing, sound,...
October 19 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Stanya Kahn, George and Matilda Fowler Lecture

Stanya Kahn is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in video with a practice that includes performance, writing, sound, drawing, painting and ceramics. Humor, pathos and the uncanny emerge as central modes in a hybrid media practice that seeks to re-work relationships between fiction and document, the real and the hyper-real, satire and sincerity, narrative time and the synchronic time of impulse.

Kahn is a 2012 Guggenheim Fellow in Film/Video. Recent exhibitions include Marlborough Contemporary, NY; Susanne Vielmetter, Los Angeles; Weiss Berlin; Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK; the New Museum, New York, NY; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York. She has shown at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA; the2010 California Biennial; and Rodeo, London, UK recently. Her collaborative work with Harry Dodge has shown at Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York; the 2008 Whitney Biennial; the Sundance Film Festival; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modenr Art, New York; ZKM Karlsrühe; among others. She was a contributing writer, performer and costumer on the feature film By Hook or By Crook. Her writings and drawings are in multiple publications including Die Laughing (2nd Cannons Publications), It's Cool, I'm Good (Cornerhouse Publications), Abstract Video (University of California Press), among others.

This lecture is made possible by the George and Matilda Fowler Endowment Fund.

Oct 20
Architecture Info Session10:00 a.m.

The Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture has informational meetings available for prospective undergraduate and graduate students each month at the Eugene campus....
February 10–December 1
Lawrence Hall, Room 210

The Department of Architecture and Interior Architecture has informational meetings available for prospective undergraduate and graduate students each month at the Eugene campus. The informational meeting includes a tour of the building including design studios, lecture halls, A&AA library, research laboratories, key program and admissions information with our Academic Advisor; followed by a Q&A session with current students in the program.

Oct 26
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Nancy Shaver6:00 p.m.

Nancy Shaver: “50 Years: Learning To Be An Artist” “I am an artist, and collector of visual sensation. Observation, for me, is a critical tool for identifying spaces...
October 26 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Nancy Shaver: “50 Years: Learning To Be An Artist”

“I am an artist, and collector of visual sensation. Observation, for me, is a critical tool for identifying spaces between mass culture and the individual. Daily errands, chores, and daily exchanges for carrying out getting from A to B are the vehicle for examination. For me, art takes place in these gaps. Specific gaps which define a present situation, personal or global which is always moving. Moving fast, out of grasp, constant flowing information, changing always. Art, for me, happens in conjunction with decoration, and is always fighting decoration. The activity of the agreement of art and decoration, or the battle of it are truly engaging for me.” - Nancy Shaver

Nancy Shaver is faculty at the Milton Avery School of Graduate Studies, Bard College. Shaver's work was presented in a solo show at Derek Eller Gallery in summer 2016. She has been part of the Greater New York show 2015 MoMA PS 1, Queens, NY as well as in Robert Gober's "The Heart Is Not a Metaphor" at MoMA, New York, NY. She currently has work in VIVA ARTE VIVA! the 57th Venice Biennale 2017. She has received a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and Anonymous Was A Woman award. She has been in collaboration with Maximilian Goldfarb and Allyson Strafella to present art in an experimental viewing station in Hudson, New York called Incident Report for the last 10 years. Shaver lives and works in Jefferson and Hudson, New York.

Nov 8
Fall Networking Night5:00 p.m.

Talking with people and sharing information is often key to career development success. Join us and learn networking basics with more than 20 of the employers who'll be attending...
November 8 5:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

Talking with people and sharing information is often key to career development success. Join us and learn networking basics with more than 20 of the employers who'll be attending the career fair the next day. Career Center counselors will cover the essentials during a short guided workshop, leaving plenty of time for open networking over hors d oeuvres and sparking water.

Nov 9
Fall Career Fair noon

Planning ahead means getting ahead, so start building your connectins with the first and largest job fair of the year! The Fall Career Fair is the perfect place to begin your...
November 9 noon–4:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

Planning ahead means getting ahead, so start building your connectins with the first and largest job fair of the year! The Fall Career Fair is the perfect place to begin your career research! More than 100 companies will be here searching for their next great hire. You’ll find a wide variety of industry and opportunity from noon to 4:00pm on Thursday, Nov. 9th in the EMU Ballroom! See you there!

Nov 9
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series- Morehshin Allahyari6:00 p.m.

Morehshin Allahyari: “On Digital Colonialism and Monstrosity” Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the...
November 9 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 177

Morehshin Allahyari: “On Digital Colonialism and Monstrosity”

Morehshin Allahyari is an artist, activist, educator, and occasional curator. She is the recipient of the leading global thinkers of 2016 award by Foreign Policy magazine. Allahyari was born and raised in Iran and moved to the United States in 2007. Her work deals with the political, social, and cultural contradictions we face every day. She thinks about technology as a philosophical toolset to reflect on objects and as a poetic means to document our personal and collective lives struggles in the 21st century. Allahyari is currently an artist in residence at Eyebeam’s one-year Research Residency (2016-2017) in NYC where she is developing a new body of work on Digital Colonialism and ‘re-Figuring’ as a Feminism and de-colonialism practice, using 3D scanners and 3D printers as her tools of investigation. Researching dark goddesses, monstrous, and djinn female figures of Middle-Eastern origin, Allahyari devises a narrative through practices of magic and poetic-speculative storytelling, re-appropriation of traditional mythologies, collaging, meshing, scanning, and archiving.

Allahyari has been part of numerous exhibitions, festivals, and workshops around the world including Venice Biennale di Archittectura, Museum of Contemporary Art in Montreal, Tate Modern, Queens Museum, Pori Museum, Powerhouse Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Jeu de Paume, Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston, Museum für Angewandte Kunst. She has been an artist in residence at BANFF Centre (2013), Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry (2015), Autodesk Pier9 Workshop in San Francisco (2015), and the Vilém Flusser Residency Program for Artistic Research in association with Transmediale, Berlin (2016). Her work has been featured in the New YorkTimes, Huffington Post, Wired, National Public Radio, Parkett Art Magazine, Frieze, Rhizome, Hyperallergic, and Al Jazeera, among others.

Nov 9
Jan Verwoert, "Live Through This: The Fate of Public Voices"—Guest Lecture6:00 p.m.

Jan Verwoert, an influential cultural theorist and art critic based in Berlin, will address the existential condition of critical writing. "The model of one person passing...
November 9 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Portland Art Museum, Whitsell Auditorium

Jan Verwoert, an influential cultural theorist and art critic based in Berlin, will address the existential condition of critical writing. "The model of one person passing judgment on others has become ridiculous,” he says. "Art, life, politics—we're in it together after all, even and especially now that societies are forcefully split. What does it take for a voice to articulate intuitions and observations in a manner that allows for very different people to relate to a public thinking process? Urban satire can do it. Is this because laughing at the state of the world awakens a sense of grotesque, yet fateful connectedness?"

Two times and locations:

November 9, 6 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum

November 14, 6 p.m., 177 Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene


This lecture is made possible by the Connective Conversations, Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures, a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Art and Design.

Nov 14
Jan Verwoert, "Live Through This: The Fate of Public Voices"—Guest Lecture6:00 p.m.

Jan Verwoert, an influential cultural theorist and art critic based in Berlin, will address the existential condition of critical writing. "The model of one person passing...
November 14 6:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Room 177

Jan Verwoert, an influential cultural theorist and art critic based in Berlin, will address the existential condition of critical writing. "The model of one person passing judgment on others has become ridiculous,” he says. "Art, life, politics—we're in it together after all, even and especially now that societies are forcefully split. What does it take for a voice to articulate intuitions and observations in a manner that allows for very different people to relate to a public thinking process? Urban satire can do it. Is this because laughing at the state of the world awakens a sense of grotesque, yet fateful connectedness?"

Two times and locations:

November 9, 6 p.m., Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum

November 14, 6 p.m., 177 Lawrence Hall, University of Oregon, Eugene


This lecture is made possible by the Connective Conversations, Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures, a partnership between The Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon School of Art and Design.

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