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Graduate Research Focuses on Innovative Envelope Retrofits for Existing Buildings

A graduate architecture fellowship is helping a UO student research energy-efficient building façade design with a focus on applying it to classrooms. Caitlin Gilman, a third-year student in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is the 2010-2011 Activated Façade Research Fund Graduate Research Fellow. The fellowship is funded by Glumac, a mechanical, engineering and plumbing firm with offices throughout the West.


UO master of fine art student exhibition runs May 6-29 at Portland gallery

“Momentary Interruption,” an exhibition of thesis works by nine UO master of fine arts students, runs for four weekends starting with a reception May 6 from 6-9 p.m. at the Disjecta Interdisciplinary Art Center in Portland. Culminating three years of intensive studio work, the 2011 MFA thesis exhibition presents approximately 30 pieces reflecting diverse responses across a wide range of media, including sculpture, painting, printmaking, fibers, digital media and performance.

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Research Institutes and CSC to Receive Research Innovation Award

This year's Research Innovation Award program sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research, is focused on the leadership contributions of directors at the Research Centers and Institutes reporting to this office.

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Symposium at UO examines memory and representation

The University of Oregon’s student-led Art History Association will host the 2011 spring symposium, entitled “Memory & Representation,” April 21–22 in Eugene. The seventh annual international graduate student symposium will include an artist talk, keynote lecture, and presentations of graduate student research centered on the visual culture of commemoration, documentation, and memorialization. All events are free and open to the public.


UO Landscape Architecture student pens book on modern homesteading - “Modern Homestead” offers advice on everything from raising chickens to canning and preserving

As spring returns, gardeners and those thinking about starting a garden have another great resource, thanks to newly published author and University of Oregon landscape architecture graduate student Renee Wilkinson. The book, “Modern Homestead: Grow, Raise, Create” provides readers with information on how to turn whatever space they have, from backyard to fire escape, into a productive homestead. Her book grew out of her well-read blog on urban homesteading,