Student-built house on this year’s Tour of Homes through July 27

The first student-built house in the OregonBILDS (Building Integrated Livable Designs Sustainably) project is on the Home Builder’s Association of Lane County’s 2014 Tour of Homes through July 27. The house was featured in a Register-Guard story about the tour and is open weeknights from 6-9 p.m. and weekends from noon to 6 p.m.



PPPM sophomore will use award to study in China

Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) undergraduate Erik Thorbeck has been awarded a prestigious scholarship for study abroad. He will use his David L. Boren Scholarship to study in China from January to September 2015.

Erik Thorbeck


Walsch to lead A&AA Office of Development

Kathrin “Kat” Walsch is the new Senior Director of Development for the School of Architecture and Allied Arts. Walsch, who has been with UO since 2008, “has a strong appreciation of both the School and University’s approach to development work,” said A&AA Dean Frances Bronet.

Kat Walsch


Chronicle of Higher Education touts SCI model

The UO's Sustainable Cities Initiative (SCI) has been mentioned again in the Chronicle of Higher Education in a story entitled “Want a College Experience That Matters? Get to Work”. In his story, Scott Carlson notes, "…[the] current generation of students yearns for real-world work, [and] a comprehensive program that takes on real-world problems can attract some of the best.

SCI trimmed logo


Avalanche rescue helmet wins international product design award

A helmet that integrates computing elements to reduce time in avalanche search and rescue has won an international prize for Product Design Program Assistant Professor Jason O. Germany.

helmet-mounted display