Events

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Events

In efforts to limit the spread of COVID-19, all nonessential events and gatherings are cancelled until further notice. If you have questions about your specific event, please contact your event organizer.

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.

Apr 2
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info Session9:00 a.m.

Rural Oregon needs you now more than ever. Join our upcoming online info session to learn more about the RARE AmeriCorps Program and how you can contribute to the economic...
April 2 9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
Zoom Webinar

Rural Oregon needs you now more than ever.

Join our upcoming online info session to learn more about the RARE AmeriCorps Program and how you can contribute to the economic recovery and resiliency of rural communities through service.

Representatives from the RARE AmeriCorps Program will share how you can make a difference in rural Oregon while building your resume and professional network.

The mission of the RARE AmeriCorps Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained college graduate level participants. Our participants live in and serve rural communities for 11 months. 

COVID-19 Update: Please note that we are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 service year.

Learn more about our program and more about our current members.

Apr 4
CANCELED George Johanson: “An Artist’s Education: What I’ve Learned and Unlearned”2:00 p.m.

CANCELED Illustrated talk by Portland painter and printmaker George Johanson.  David and Anne McCosh Memorial Visiting Lecture Series on Northwest Art. Free and open...
April 4 2:00 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA), Ford Lecture Hall

CANCELED

Illustrated talk by Portland painter and printmaker George Johanson. 

David and Anne McCosh Memorial Visiting Lecture Series on Northwest Art.

Free and open to the public.

Apr 8
ONLINE - RARE AmeriCorps Community Info Sessionnoon

Add capacity to your organization. Connect with a network of resources. Serve rural! Join representatives from the RARE AmeriCorps Program for this online info session to...
April 8 noon–1:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar, https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZwtcOCvpzotUqfodn-W4mTHUGFIDYEGoA

Add capacity to your organization.

Connect with a network of resources.

Serve rural!

Join representatives from the RARE AmeriCorps Program for this online info session to learn about how becoming a community partner with the RARE AmeriCorps Program can help your community meet its economic, social, and environmental goals. We'll talk about what the RARE Program is, what hosting an AmeriCorps member looks like, project examples, stories of success and the requirements of the program. Please bring any questions or project ideas you have!

Click here to register for the online info session through Zoom.

The mission of the RARE AmeriCorps Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained college graduate level participants. Our participants live in and serve rural communities for 11 months.

Apr 8
RARE AmeriCorps Member Info Session (Virtual)2:00 p.m.

Rural Oregon needs you now more than ever. Join our upcoming online info session to learn more about the RARE AmeriCorps Program and how you can contribute to the economic...
April 8 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Zoom Webinar

Rural Oregon needs you now more than ever.

Join our upcoming online info session to learn more about the RARE AmeriCorps Program and how you can contribute to the economic recovery and resiliency of rural communities through service.

Representatives from the RARE AmeriCorps Program will share how you can make a difference in rural Oregon while building your resume and professional network.

The mission of the RARE AmeriCorps Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained college graduate level participants. Our participants live in and serve rural communities for 11 months. 

COVID-19 Update: Please note that we are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 service year.

Learn more about our program and more about our current members.

Apr 8
CANCELED m5 vibe and NU-Intel5:30 p.m.

CANCELED   Featuring musician and spoken word artist m5 vibe and NU-Intel, a conscious hip-hop band with an unique vibe and deep subject matter. Program is held in...
April 8 5:30 p.m.
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

CANCELED
 

Featuring musician and spoken word artist m5 vibe and NU-Intel, a conscious hip-hop band with an unique vibe and deep subject matter. Program is held in conjunction with Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects.

Apr 9
Every Word was Once an Animal3:00 p.m.

Immerse yourself in an interactive dance exhibit directed by choreographer Darion Smith in collaboration with composer Juliet Palmer and dancers. The 45-minute interactive dance...
April 9–18
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Immerse yourself in an interactive dance exhibit directed by choreographer Darion Smith in collaboration with composer Juliet Palmer and dancers. The 45-minute interactive dance exhibit and performance is based on nonverbal communication through the lens of Carla Bengtson's work with Western fence lizards (Sceloporus occidentalis) commonly known as the blue-belly. Smith, Palmer, and dancers create a world where sound and movement challenge our senses to reexamine our surroundings and how gesture, innate or learned, reads and is read.

This exhibition is part of a collaborative creative project led by UO Professor of Art Carla Bengtson that merges art, science, dance, music, and olfaction. Inspired by the research of Dr. Emilia Martins (Arizona State University) on the group learned, gestural language of Western fence lizards, Every Word was Once an Animal explores the overlapping forces of nature and culture between humans, animals, and language. The interdisciplinary exhibition blends Bengston’s playful investigations into the lifeworlds of nonhuman animals with choreographer Darion Smith’s interest in embodied language, composer Juliet Palmer’s investigations into the material possibilities and constraints of human and nonhuman utterance, and artist Jessie Rose Vala’s evocations of the intimate relationship between sculptural form and the mythic mind.

Apr 15
HOPES[26] ROOTS12:00 a.m.

HOPES[26] The HOPES Conference is an annual event, held every spring by the Ecological Design Center, a student group at the University of Oregon. Inaugurated in 1994, the...
April 15–19
Lawrence Hall

HOPES[26]

The HOPES Conference is an annual event, held every spring by the Ecological Design Center, a student group at the University of Oregon. Inaugurated in 1994, the conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, community members, and visiting scholars to discuss the relationship between ecology and various design disciplines, and how this connection can produce sustainable solutions to contemporary problems.

Apr 19
Design Week PDX: Good Neighbors3:00 p.m.

What design tools do we need to create safe, dignified housing for all? How should we measure the success of affordable housing developments? Join us for a moderated...
April 19 3:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Community Room // St. Francis Park Apartments

What design tools do we need to create safe, dignified housing for all? How should we measure the success of affordable housing developments?

Join us for a moderated conversation, a guided tour, and a presentation and workshop with students and faculty of the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment Spatial Justice Initiative, showcasing leading national housing precedents.

Participants will be the first to preview draft case studies from Good Neighbors II, an upcoming comprehensive guide to affordable housing design in the United States, updating the seminal 1997 publication of the same title.

This event will include:

+ a small exhibit with U of O research on affordable housing design precedents and social, economic, health, and racial equity.

+ a moderated panel discussion, with speakers including an architect, a non-profit affordable housing developer, and a community leader (to be announced).

+ small group working sessions that give participants the chance to reflect on content from the original book, and to offer input to inform the design tools of the new publication.

+ a guided tour of St. Francis Park Apartments, a groundbreaking supportive housing project by MWA Architects.

Supported by MWA Architects and the U of O Design for Spatial Justice Initiative.

Free admission. Food and drink provided.

Apr 24
RARE AmeriCorps Member Application Deadline12:00 a.m.

Application deadline for the RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments) AmeriCorps Program. The mission of the RARE AmeriCorps Program is to increase the capacity of...
April 24 12:00 a.m.

Application deadline for the RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments) AmeriCorps Program.

The mission of the RARE AmeriCorps Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained college graduate level participants. Our participants live in and serve rural communities for 11 months.

Learn more about our program and more about our current members.

Apr 30
What is Information? 5:00 p.m.

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience...
April 30–May 2
White Stag Block

What is Information? (2020) will investigate conceptualizations and implementations of information via material, representational, and hybrid frames. The conference-experience will consider information and its transformational æffects—from documents to data; from facts and fictions to pattern recognition; from physical information to differential equations; and from volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity to collective intelligence and wisdom. 

The tenth annual What is…? examines tapestries, temperaments, and topologies of information lenses and practices—including—social and technical, mathematical and semantic, physical and biological, economic and political, cultural and environmental information. Thus, information can be understood as physical, for instruction, and about epistemic systems. Next year’s gathering expands on What is Technology? (2019), which explored technology as tools, processes, and moral knowledge, as well as problem-solving and intelligent inquiry.

Plenary participants to be announced.

May 13
2020 Urbanism Next Conference8:00 a.m.

Join us for the 2020 Urbanism Next Conference in Portland!  This year's conference will focus on the ways that new mobility, mobility as a service, e-commerce and...
May 13–15
Oregon Convention Center

Join us for the 2020 Urbanism Next Conference in Portland! 

This year's conference will focus on the ways that new mobility, mobility as a service, e-commerce and urban delivery, and autonomous vehicles impact land use, urban design, building design, transportation, and real estate. What are the implications of these changes on equity, health and safety, the economy, and the environment? How should governments respond? What additional education, outreach, and research is needed to understand these changes and respond to them?
 
Over 500 planners, architects, landscape architects, developers, technology experts, elected officials, academics, and many others are expected to attend the conference. We hope you will join them!
 
Visit the Urbanism Next website to register for the conference, and to find detailed information about conference sessions, accommodations, and sponsorships.

Early registration ends April 15. Register now and save! 

http://bit.ly/2020-un-conference

May 21
10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium9:00 a.m.

The Tenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020. The University of Oregon defines undergraduate research broadly and includes...
May 21 9:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Ballroom

The Tenth Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020.

The University of Oregon defines undergraduate research broadly and includes students from all disciplines. Undergraduate students all over campus are engaged in original projects, mentored research, creative work, entrepreneurial presentations, consulting pitches, portfolios, and community-based projects. UO students have big questions and are working on finding and making answers.

Whether you are presenting, attending, mentoring, or supporting your peers, we look forward to seeing you at the symposium.

Last year over 75 majors, 21 minors, and eight colleges were represented by students from every undergraduate class in the Erb Memorial Union and Science Library Visualization Lab for a day of oral and poster presentations, performance art, Academic Residential Community presentations and quick chats telling the stories behind the data students are gathering and working with. This year will welcome new presenters and mentors for the biggest symposium yet.

 

May 21
School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Awards Ceremony5:00 p.m.

The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) invites you to our annual Awards Ceremony.  The PPPM Spring Awards Ceremony recognizes leadership in service to...
May 21 5:00 p.m.
Ford Alumni Center

The School of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) invites you to our annual Awards Ceremony. 

The PPPM Spring Awards Ceremony recognizes leadership in service to Oregon. The event also showcases recent graduate student research. Meet the students and discuss their work.

Event attendees include PPPM graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, professionals, alumni, PPPM advisory board members, plus organizations that work with the honorees.

For a complete list of awards presented and past award recipients, visit our Alumni Awards webpage.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS 

4:00-5:00 p.m. | Student Showcase

5:00-6:00 p.m. | Recognition and Awards Ceremony

Award presentations:


Outstanding Service to Oregon
 
Distinguished Alumnus
 
Outstanding Recent Alumna
 
School Service Awards
 
PPPM Outstanding Teacher of the Year
 
Student Research Poster Awards 



6:00 p.m. | Reception

Jun 14
PPPM Pre-Commencement Reception10:00 a.m.

Students, friends, and familes—please mark your calendar and save the date for our annual PPPM Pre-Commencement Reception to honor the graduating...
June 14 10:00 a.m.–noon
Women's Quadrangle

Students, friends, and familes—please mark your calendar and save the date for our annual PPPM Pre-Commencement Reception to honor the graduating class of 2020.

The Sunday reception by Hendricks Hall is a PPPM school-only event with graduating students’ families and friends, and recognition of each cohort, plus a few student awards. The reception is a relaxing time to celebrate accomplishments plus opportunities to socialize and make introductions to faculty. Don’t forget to bring your camera and snap a photo of your graduate! 

For more details regarding the spring event, please check out our Commencement Information webpage.

Jun 15
College of Design4:00 p.m.

June 15 4:00 p.m.
Southwest Campus Green

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