College of Design News

Faste recognized as Sony Scholar for outstanding work

Assistant Professor Trygve Faste of the Product Design Program was honored recently with a Sony Scholar award.

Warpinski receives art grant

Twenty-four years ago, the Berlin Wall that divided East and West Berlin was torn down. To the east, the Israeli-Palestinian border shows the result of a long and convoluted conflict.

Randy Gragg to lead Yeon Center

The University of Oregon has hired Portland writer, editor, and organizer Randy Gragg to lead the John Yeon Center.

Product design major balances football, career classes

Fifth year BFA major Daryle Hawkins leads an intense dual life, packing in training and games as a Duck receiver with product design studios in Portland three times a week.

Nominations open for 2014 McMath Award

Applications will be accepted through Friday, November 15, to nominate an individual for the George McMath Historic Preservation Award, given annually by the University of Oregon.

M.Arch students win Honorable Mention in 2013 Fabric in Architecture competition

Honorable Mention has been awarded to project “[Re] Active and Eco-Resort,” in the 2013 Fabric in Archit

Guiding Chicago’s public art

Wendy Miller, MA arts management, art history ‘97, recently made the leap from self-employed principal of WM Arts Management in Portland, Oregon, to curator of public art for the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

Sustainable Cities launches Medford partnership

A standing room only crowd gathered in the Ford Alumni center October 9 to celebrate the start of a year-long partnership between the City of Medford and the UO’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP).

Kartz Ucci leaves a final artwork and a song with her passing

Kartz Ucci, associate professor of digital arts, lost her battle with cancer on October 6. She was 52 years of age. Ucci joined the UO faculty in 2004 and taught art and digital arts in the Department of Art.

Can design address global health?

Using interactive technology to improve education and human wellness is the focus of a colloquium October 23 exploring how technology, design, and cross–disciplinary education can solve global health issues. “The Edge of Educational Technology” will take place at 5:30 p.m.

New Michlig book explores historic, iconic poster art

A new book coedited by Christopher Michlig, assistant professor in the Department of Art, launched in September at the New York Art Book Fair.

A&AA welcomes new faculty

A&AA welcomes five new tenure-track faculty members for the 2013-14 academic year. Here’s a look at who they are and what they bring to the A&AA community.

Building materials meet chemistry head on in technology seminar

From flip books to comic strips to YouTube videos, students in a recent 2013 architecture class got creative in fulfilling an atypical class assignment: interpret the life cycle of concrete at the molecular scale.

Bronet, Larco lead presentation exploring SCYP concept in Maryland

Dean Frances Bronet and Associate Professor Nico Larco led a panel discussion in September at the University of Maryland, which is exploring the possibility of establishing an institute similar to UO’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP).