College of Design News

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BioBE Partners with OHSU for New COVID-19 Study

A team of architects, scientists, and doctors are investigating how the new coronavirus transmits in hospital settings.

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Over the Moon: Architecture Students Win Department of Energy Prizes for ‘Little Dipper Elementary’

Led by Professor Ihab Elzeyadi, Team Polaris receives two awards in the international Solar Decathlon Design Competition.

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Maile Hutterer Named Recipient of UO Distinguished Teaching Award

The Department of the History of Art and Architecture associate professor has been teaching at the College of Design since 2014.

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Professor Speaks to CBS This Morning About COVID-19 Transmission Indoors

Architecture Professor Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg discusses BioBE research on how indoor air flow affects the virus.

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Urban Farm Crops Go to Student Food Pantry

Landscape Architecture Senior Instructor and Urban Farm Director Harper Keeler enlists pro-tem instructors to keep running farm while students are away.

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Interior Architecture Students Win IDEC Graduate Studio Competition

The Interior Design Educators Council name Amicia Nametka and Julia Roath first-place winners for their design to empower the unhoused.

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BArch Alumna Helps Design Hospital in Uganda

Sharon Alitema ('19) worked on a design team for the BCRA architecture firm in Tacoma to build a hospital in her home country.

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What You Need to Know about Homemade Masks

Susan Sokolowski of Sports Product Design co-authors an article for The Conversation that focuses on fit and fabric for DIY masks.

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Art & Tech Student Helps Produce Face Shields in UO Fabrication Shop

BFA Student Geordi Helmick discusses how the shop has influenced her art practice.

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Art Alumna Talks Magical Realism, Chaos, and the Allure of the Desert

Painter Sharon Bronzan studied drawing and painting as an undergraduate and art education as a graduate student.

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Adapting Art Courses for the Internet

The School of Art + Design’s Mika Boyd, Charlene Liu, and Eric Ramos Guerrero discuss transitioning studio courses online.

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Updates on Spring Term

Information about spring term courses, commencement, residence halls, tuition, and more.

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PPPM's Ben Clark Talks to Associated Press About Essential Industries During COVID-19

The Associate Professor tells the AP that essential activities and industries vary by region.

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Arts & Culture in the Time of Corona

A collection of virtual arts and culture experiences and relief efforts.

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BioBE Research Outlines Best Practices for Minimizing COVID-19 Transmission

Architecture Faculty Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg and Mark Fretz partner with CDC to provide guidance for coronavirus in the built environment.

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