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 21
Journey to the Third Demension: Tom Cramer Drawings and Paintings 1977-201911:00 a.m.

Tom Cramer (American, b. 1960) is widely known for his intricate relief paintings, which celebrate the lushness of nature and the mysteries of the cosmos. This exhibition explores...
August 17–December 29
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Tom Cramer (American, b. 1960) is widely known for his intricate relief paintings, which celebrate the lushness of nature and the mysteries of the cosmos. This exhibition explores his parallel practice in drawing.

Sep 21
Naeemeh Naeemaei: Dreams of Extinction and Under the Earth, Over the Moon 11:00 a.m.

Dissolving the artificial boundary between human society and wild nature is the goal of this special exhibition, featuring work from two of the artist’s recent series,...
June 17–December 31
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Dissolving the artificial boundary between human society and wild nature is the goal of this special exhibition, featuring work from two of the artist’s recent series, "Dreams Before Extinction" and "Under the Earth, Over the Moon."

Sep 21
Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe 11:00 a.m.

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred
April 17–November 10
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred

Sep 24
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources2:00 p.m.

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to: 1. Develop...
September 24 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 166

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to:

1. Develop skills in identifying and responding to students who may have thoughts of suicide. 

2.  Develop skills in how to engage students in a conversation about your concern and ways to seek help.

3. Develop knowledge of campus and community resources and how to make an appropriate referral.

If a department would like to schedule a suicide prevention workshop, please submit a request form here. 

The Faculty & Staff section of the UCC website includes several additional online resources for helping students in distress.

The Student Suicide Prevention Team also offers a peer-to-peer workshop for students. Request a student workshop here. 

If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.

Oct 1
Fall 2019 Classes Begin8:00 a.m.

October 1 8:00 a.m.
Lawrence Hall
Oct 1
"COHROT II - LaVerne Krause Gallery Exhibit10:00 a.m.

Spanning across media and perspectives of subjectivity, Cohrot II features a hodgepodge of styles, methodologies, and research interests carried out by the 2nd year MFA cohort....
October 1–11
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101


Spanning across media and perspectives of subjectivity, Cohrot II features a hodgepodge of styles, methodologies, and research interests carried out by the 2nd year MFA cohort. Artists Sajad Amini, Tierney Anderson, Devon Devaughn, Eden V. Evans, Tannon Reckling, Ian Sherlock Molloy, Caroline Trainer, Nathan Alexander Ward, Carol Yahner, and Kevin Yatsu demonstrate the advancement of their personal trajectories through increasingly pointed analysis and experimentation.

 

 

Oct 2
College of Design Ice Cream Social4:00 p.m.

Join the College of Design for our annual Welcome Back Ice Cream Social! Reconnect with friends and colleagues over an ice cream sundae bar (vegan and lactose-free treats will be...
October 2 4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Courtyard

Join the College of Design for our annual Welcome Back Ice Cream Social! Reconnect with friends and colleagues over an ice cream sundae bar (vegan and lactose-free treats will be available for those with dietary restrictions). All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend. 

 

In the event of inclement weather, the event will move to the Hayden Gallery (Lawrence Hall).

Oct 3
Flock to the Block Party4:00 p.m.

Attention all UO Portland graduate students and alumni! Come kick off the 2019-2020 year at the UO Portland campus with an early autumn evening of family-friendly fun. Enjoy...
October 3 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
White Stag Block

Attention all UO Portland graduate students and alumni!

Come kick off the 2019-2020 year at the UO Portland campus with an early autumn evening of family-friendly fun. Enjoy food and drink, entertainment, and networking as you help welcome and connect with incoming graduate students as they start fall classes in Portland.

We’re shutting down NW Couch Street for the festivities, which include games, food trucks, community booths, and local artists.

Take a tour of the UO Portland White Stag Block and 109 NW Naito Building and learn about UO graduate programs in Portland.

First 100 event attendees to arrive will receive a 20 percent off entire purchase coupon to the Downtown Duck Store. 

Visit the Duck Store to enter into win a $50 Duck store gift card and enjoy samples from Brew Dr. Kombucha and Caffe D'arte. The first 100 people will get a free clear stadium bag with any purchase!

Location:

White Stag Block - 70 NW Couch Street Portland OR 97209
Couch Street + Naito Building

Parking - Naito Smart Park or street parking

Registration:

FREE for all UO Portland graduate students and one guest (with promo code)!
$5 for UO alumni and general public

Ticket includes one drink ticket and entry to the event.

Click the link below to register online, or call 800-245-ALUM by October 3, 2019 to reserve your spot.

Oct 8
Hire-a-Duck Part-Time Job Fair10:00 a.m.

Looking for part-time work? Check out the pile of possibilities at the Hire-a-Duck Part-Time Job Fair. On-campus AND off-campus employers will be taking applications.
October 8 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake Rooms

Looking for part-time work? Check out the pile of possibilities at the Hire-a-Duck Part-Time Job Fair. On-campus AND off-campus employers will be taking applications.

Oct 8
Closing Reception - "COHROT II" - LaVerne Krause Gallery5:00 p.m.

This reception will follow the 1st Year MFA Presentations starting at 4pm in Lawrence Hall Room 177 on October 8th.   About the Exhibition:   Spanning...
October 8 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, LaVerne Krause Gallery, Room 101



This reception will follow the 1st Year MFA Presentations starting at 4pm in Lawrence Hall Room 177 on October 8th.

 

About the Exhibition:

 
Spanning across media and perspectives of subjectivity, Cohrot II features a hodgepodge of styles, methodologies, and research interests carried out by the 2nd year MFA cohort. Artists Sajad Amini, Tierney Anderson, Devon Devaughn, Eden V. Evans, Tannon Reckling, Ian Sherlock Molloy, Caroline Trainer, Nathan Alexander Ward, Carol Yahner, and Kevin Yatsu demonstrate the advancement of their personal trajectories through increasingly pointed analysis and experimentation.
 

 

 

Oct 9
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources9:00 a.m.

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to: 1. Develop...
October 9 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Willamette Hall, 112

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to:

1. Develop skills in identifying and responding to students who may have thoughts of suicide. 

2.  Develop skills in how to engage students in a conversation about your concern and ways to seek help.

3. Develop knowledge of campus and community resources and how to make an appropriate referral.

If a department would like to schedule a suicide prevention workshop, please submit a request form here. 

The Faculty & Staff section of the UCC website includes several additional online resources for helping students in distress.

The Student Suicide Prevention Team also offers a peer-to-peer workshop for students. Request a student workshop here. 

If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.

Oct 10
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Danny Orendorff4:00 p.m.

Danny Orendorff: “Doing It Together: Queerness, Craft, Collectivity” Surveying the past ten years of his curatorial work, Orendorff will explore the...
October 10 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 115

Danny Orendorff: “Doing It Together: Queerness, Craft, Collectivity”

Surveying the past ten years of his curatorial work, Orendorff will explore the intersecting threads of DIY and/or craft-oriented cultural production, myriad histories of grassroots social-justice activism, and related theories of gender and sexuality that have together driven his research, exhibition and writing projects. From collectively-made queer videos and massive textile collaborations, to kink-inspired tableaux vivants and plein air paintings of banks on fire, Orendorff will detail past and present curatorial efforts that all pursue an aesthetic of non-normativity, cooperation, resistance and liberation. 

Danny Orendorff is a curator and writer working as Executive Director of Vox Populi, a non-profit gallery, performance space and art collective in Philadelphia, PA. Founded in 1988, Vox Populi serves as an enduring model for how a radically independent and experimental arts organization can sustain itself through collective effort and constant evolution. Formerly, Orendorff was Curator of Public Programs for the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and Program Director for non-profit Chicago gallery Threewalls. As an independent curator, Orendorff has organized large group exhibitions for such venues as DePaul Art Museum (Chicago, IL), The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (Asheville, NC), SFCamerawork (San Franicsco, CA), and The Charlotte Street Foundation (Kansas City, MO), amongst others. He has taught in the Fiber & Material Studies Departments of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Tyler School of Art at Temple University.  

Oct 14
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Hank Willis Thomas6:00 p.m.

Hank Willis Thomas: “All Things Being Equal…” Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has addressed the visual systems that...
October 14 6:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 115

Hank Willis Thomas: “All Things Being Equal…”

Throughout his career, Hank Willis Thomas (American, born 1976) has addressed the visual systems that perpetuate inequality and bias in bold, skillfully crafted works. Through photographs, sculpture, video, and collaborative public art projects, he invites us to consider the role of popular culture in instituting discrimination and how art can raise critical awareness in the ongoing struggle for social justice and civil rights.

Hank Willis Thomas is a conceptual artist working primarily with themes related to perspective identity, commodity, media, and popular culture. His work is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. His collaborative projects include Question Bridge: Black Males,In Search Of The Truth (The Truth Booth), and For Freedoms, the first artist-run initiative for art and civic engagement. In 2017, For Freedomswas awarded the ICP Infinity Award for New Media and Online Platform. Thomas is also a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship (2018), the AIMIA | AGO Photography Prize (2017), the Soros Equality Fellowship (2017), and is a member of the New York City Public Design Commission

This lecture is made possible by a grant from the Division of Equity and Inclusion, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Department of Art.

Oct 17
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Nicholas Muellner4:00 p.m.

Nicholas Muellner: “Making Doubles” Muellner will present a scripted slide lecture based on the opening essay of his forthcoming book, “Lacuna Park:...
October 17 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 115

Nicholas Muellner: “Making Doubles”

Muellner will present a scripted slide lecture based on the opening essay of his forthcoming book, “Lacuna Park: Essay and other Adventures in Photography”. Intertwining memoir, reportage, fiction and theory, Muellner’s newest work asks: what is existentially at stake today in the making and viewing of photographs? 

Nicholas Muellner is an artist who operates at the intersection of photography and writing.  Through books, exhibitions and slide lectures, his projects investigate the limits of photography as a documentary pursuit and as an interface to literary, political and personal narratives.  His recent image-text books include The Photograph Commands Indifference (A-Jump Books, 2009) and The Amnesia Pavilions (A-Jump Books, 2011). His 2017 book, In Most Tides An Island (SPBH Editions, 2017), was shortlisted for the Aperture/Paris Photo Photobook of the Year Award, and he is a 2018 Guggenheim Fellow in Photography.  He Co-Directs the Image Text MFA and Press at Ithaca College.

Oct 18
2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design5:00 p.m.

We are at a critical transition in architectural education—a transition that must propel schools to address the urgency of the multiple challenges facing our current...
October 18–19
White Stag Block, Room 141/142

We are at a critical transition in architectural education—a transition that must propel schools to address the urgency of the multiple challenges facing our current environment.

Join us in engaging this transition at the 2019 Reynolds Symposium: Education by Design, in Portland, Oregon, October 18–19, 2019. Faculty, practitioners, content experts, and students from 21 universities and 4 countries will present their inspiring, reflective, and effective lessons that represent a shift in the process from creating fossil-fuel-based communities, toward building environments that are healthy, resilient, and carbon-emissions free. AIA LU available.

The Symposium begins on Friday, October 18 at 5:15 p.m. with a keynote lecture, “From sustainability to resilience – preaching outside the choir” by architect Nina Maritz from Windhoek, Namibia. Please register with Eventbrite to attend the lecture.

October 19 begins with a keynote, “Redefining Design Excellence for a Climate Positive World” by architects Marsha Maytum, FAIA and Bill Leddy, FAIA, Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LSMA). We are proud to welcome back these principals of their award-winning firm that is dedicated to addressing issues of climate change and educational leadership.

A full day of parallel paper sessions and poster presentations on the following topics: 1) Design Integration; 2) Design with Climate; and 3) Digital Approaches. The day ends with an In-Practice Panel: How Did You Get There? This panel features the Oregon Zoo Education Center, a 2019 AIA COTE© Top Ten Award project and the design team, OPSIS Partner-in-charge, Alec Holser and Heather DeGrella, Senior Associate and other team members discussing their design approach and the top ten measurable impacts. The Symposium will end with a celebratory reception, sponsored by the Society of Building Science Educators.

Register via Eventbrite

Oct 21
Public Talk -- Hope to Resist: Battling Erasure and Inserting Our Histories into National Narratives with Helena Maria Viramontes, Author of Under the Feet of Jesus4:00 p.m.

Helena Maria Viramontes, author of the UO's 2019-2020 Common Reading book selection Under the Feet of Jesus, will speak to the campus community about her work as an author and...
October 21 4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

Helena Maria Viramontes, author of the UO's 2019-2020 Common Reading book selection Under the Feet of Jesus, will speak to the campus community about her work as an author and activist. Topics of the book that may be addressed include farm labor, migrant labor, environmental racism, Chicana feminisms, or migrant healthcare systems. Viramontes' talk will include readings from Their Dogs Came With Them and Under the Feet of Jesus.

Oct 22
Language as Action6:00 p.m.

Helena María Viramontes will talk about how her fiction writing is the way she practices activism for social justice. Join Helena Maria Viramontes, author of the UO's...
October 22 6:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Eugene Public Library, 2nd Floor

Helena María Viramontes will talk about how her fiction writing is the way she practices activism for social justice. Join Helena Maria Viramontes, author of the UO's 2019-2020 Common Reading book selection Under the Feet of Jesus, in conversation with local organizations and activists concerned with issues such as farm labor, migrant labor, environmental racism, Chicana feminisms, and access to quality healthcare, food, and transportation.

Nov 5
Heaven on Earth: Justinian’s Hagia Sophia6:00 p.m.

Robert Ousterhout will present material from his new book, Easter Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands (2019)
November 5 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 115

Robert Ousterhout will present material from his new book, Easter Medieval Architecture: The Building Traditions of Byzantium and Neighboring Lands (2019)

Nov 13
Books by Design with Emily Eliza Scottnoon

History of Art and Architecture professor Emily Eliza Scott will discuss Viscosity:  Mobilizing Materialities, a book she coedited, based on her participation with the...
November 13 noon–1:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, Design Library Room 200

History of Art and Architecture professor Emily Eliza Scott will discuss Viscosity:  Mobilizing Materialities, a book she coedited, based on her participation with the ongoing, collaborative art-research project, World of Matter.

Books by Design is a brown bag series designed to encourage conversation between faculty members and staff working in fields related to the College of Design.

Nov 14
Fall Career Fair noon

Getting ahead means planning ahead, so start connecting early with the first and largest career fair of the year! The Fall Career Fair is the perfect place to begin your...
November 14 noon–4:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), EMU Ballroom

Getting ahead means planning ahead, so start connecting early with the first and largest career fair of the year! The Fall Career Fair is the perfect place to begin your job research! More than 90 companies will be here to share their opportunities. There’ll be a wide variety of industry and job types to be discovered between noon to 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14 in the EMU Ballroom. See you there!

Nov 14
Department of Art Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Angela Washko4:00 p.m.

George and Matilda Fowler Lecture Angela Washko: “Poking the Hive: Interventions in Unusual Media Environments” Artist and activist Angela Washko will...
November 14 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 115

George and Matilda Fowler Lecture

Angela Washko: “Poking the Hive: Interventions in Unusual Media Environments”

Artist and activist Angela Washko will present several different strategies for performing, participating in and transforming online environments that are especially hostile toward women. She will introduce her long-term performative intervention “The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft” alongside several interventions, interviews, performances, written works and video games works she has created about the manosphere and online men’s seduction communities. She will additionally introduce her newest project Workhorse Queen, a documentary film about drag queen and former RuPaul’s Drag Race contestant Mrs. Kasha Davis and her life and career post-reality-television.

Angela Washko is an artist, writer and facilitator devoted to creating new forums for discussions of feminism in spaces frequently hostile toward it. Since 2012, Washko has operated The Council on Gender Sensitivity and Behavioral Awareness in World of Warcraft, an ongoing intervention inside the most popular online role-playing game of all time. Washko's most recent project, The Game: The Game,is a video game in which professional pick-up artists attempt to seduce the player using their coercive and often dangerous signature techniques sourced from their instructional books and video materials.A recent recipient of the Impact Award at Indiecade, a Franklin Furnace Performance Fund Grant, and a Frank-Ratchye Fund for Art at the Frontier Grant, Washko's practice has been highlighted in The New Yorker, Frieze Magazine, Time Magazine, The Guardian, ArtForum, The Los Angeles Times, Art in America, The New York Times and more. Her projects have been presented internationally at venues including Museum of the Moving Image, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, the Milan Design Triennale, the Shenzhen Independent Animation Biennial and the Rotterdam International Film Festival. Angela Washko is an Assistant Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University. 

 

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

Nov 19
GEO Study Abroad Fair10:30 a.m.

Discover how you can study abroad and earn academic credit toward your general studies, major, minor, and elective requirements. Meet study abroad advisors, faculty leaders,...
November 19 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom (2nd Floor)

Discover how you can study abroad and earn academic credit toward your general studies, major, minor, and elective requirements. Meet study abroad advisors, faculty leaders, program providers, financial aid, academic advisors, study abroad alum, and more! Enter for your chance to win raffle prizes, including $500 program discounts!

Any UO student who is interested in studying abroad is welcome to join us at the fair. This is the perfect place to ask questions, get more information, and discover study abroad opportunities that fit your goals.

If you can't make it don't worry, you can come to drop-in advising at 300W Oregon Hall Monday through Friday, 1:30-3:30pm.

For more information, contact the GEO Study Abroad Office at 541-346-3207 or by email at geoinfo@uoregon.edu.

Nov 21
Connective Conversations: Julie Rodrigues Widholm4:00 p.m.

Connective Conversations  | Inside Oregon Art- Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures Julie Rodrigues Widholm: “Expanding the Canon: A Call for Curatorial Activism in...
November 21 4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall, 115

Connective Conversations  | Inside Oregon Art- Curator and Critic Tours and Lectures

Julie Rodrigues Widholm: “Expanding the Canon: A Call for Curatorial Activism in 21st Century Museums  

Julie Rodrigues Widholm is Director and Chief Curator of DePaul Art Museum where she leads the strategic and artistic vision to promote equity and interdisciplinary education in art museums.  Prior to taking the helm at DPAM in September 2015, she was Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art. She has organized more than 100 solo and group exhibitions, including Julia Fish: bound by spectrum, Brendan Fernandes: The Living Mask, Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite, Rashid Johnson: Message to Our Folks, Doris Salcedo, Unbound: Contemporary Art after Frida Kahlo, Escultura Social: A New Generation of Art from Mexico City, which have been presented at museums across the U.S. such as DePaul Art Museum, MCA Chicago, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Perez Art Museum Miami, the Nasher Museum at Duke University, MIT List Visual Arts Center, among others. She grew up in Brazil, Mozambique, Portugal, Germany, and across the U.S.

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

Dec 9
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources9:00 a.m.

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to: 1. Develop...
December 9 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
TBA

The Suicide Prevention Team and the University Counseling Center (UCC) offers this workshop for faculty, staff, and GEs. Partcipant learning objectives are to:

1. Develop skills in identifying and responding to students who may have thoughts of suicide. 

2.  Develop skills in how to engage students in a conversation about your concern and ways to seek help.

3. Develop knowledge of campus and community resources and how to make an appropriate referral.

If a department would like to schedule a suicide prevention workshop, please submit a request form here. 

The Faculty & Staff section of the UCC website includes several additional online resources for helping students in distress.

The Student Suicide Prevention Team also offers a peer-to-peer workshop for students. Request a student workshop here. 

If you are thinking about suicide, call the UCC After-Hours Support and Crisis Line at 541-346-3227 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255) now. Or text 'OREGON' to 741-741.

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