The University of Oregon’s Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP) is among six winners selected from global applicants for the 2015 Ashoka U-Cordes Innovation Award, which recognizes top educational approaches in social entrepreneurship within higher education. UO Professor Marc Schlossberg and Associate Professor Nico Larco co-lead SCYP as codirectors of the UO’s Sustainable Cities Initiative.
Professor Marc Schlossberg has been awarded a rare second Fulbright Scholarship, this time to work with faculty at Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, where he will collaborate with colleagues in the institute’s Department of Architecture and Town Planning.
Professor Emeritus Kenneth O’Connell will present an informative and entertaining slide lecture on a brief history of the University of Oregon Department of Art at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, and at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 7, at the White Stag Block in Portland.
Like the ruins found on a Mediterranean coast, the landscape adjacent to Oregon City’s Willamette Falls rises in layers: the newly bankrupt Blue Heron Paper Mill’s cavernous industrial buildings loom atop the foundations of the Willamette Woolen Mills, first built on a millennia-old salmon and lamprey fishing site—all next to a 20,000-cubic-feet-per-second, 42-foot-high cascade that, in North America, is second in size only to Niagara Falls.
There was no doubt in Don Prohaska’s mind that he wanted to study architecture when he arrived on the UO campus in 1974. He was going to do whatever it took to enroll at the University of Oregon’s architecture department.