A lecture Professor Marc Schlossberg gave during his Fulbright year at Technion Israel Institute of Technology was highlighted on the school’s home page recently. Schlossberg spoke about the Sustainable City Year Program (SCYP), which he and UO colleague Associate Professor Nico Larco founded at UO and which Technion has adopted under the name The Urban Laboratory. It’s the first such project at an Israeli university.
Lisa Abia-Smith, an instructor in the Arts Administration Program, is working with student-athlete-artists who are making and sharing their art to help one of the Umqua Community College shooting victims heal.
Students in a landscape architecture studio are working with the City of Redmond and the Oregon Department of Transportation on ways to build a “multi-way boulevard” through Redmond. It’s part of UO’s Sustainable Cities Year Program, which encourages innovative classes with real-world outcomes.
Graduate student Chyna Bounds’ interest in satirical art prints led to her selection as curator for an exhibition now at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art through December 27. Contemplation & Confrontation: The Satirical Print in Europe, 1750-1850 considers European satirists infamous for lambasting political figures and challenging the status quo.
A Historic Preservation Program graduate student with a construction background has restored four benches given to UO by the Class of 1923. The project repurposed wood salvaged after a campus cedar tree died and was removed. Three of the four benches now grace the Lawrence Hall courtyard, overlooking a new garden.