A new “local food coordinator” job, start-up expenses for a grain mill and a 90-acre demonstration farm are just a few innovations already implemented from a UO student project honored with a national award.
Fifteen years of intense work by two UO professors and a photographer has culminated in a national book award for their exhaustive atlas of a far northwestern landscape in the vast nation of Mongolia. Art History Professor Emerita Esther Jacobson-Tepfer and Geography Senior Research Associate James E. Meacham co-authored “Archaeology and Landscape in the Mongolian Altai: An Atlas,” which was named the 2010 AAG Globe Book Award for Public Understanding of Geography by the Association of American Geographers.
Kate MacFarland (MCRP 2010) and Nick Garcia (MCRP 2011) have been selected as Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) finalists. They were two of seven UO finalists chosen for this prestigious and highly competitive program. This year 9,100 students were nominated and 1,530 were selected as semi-finalists following an online assessment. Kate and Nick then successfully completed an in-person assessment center in San Francisco and were among 850 nationwide finalists. They plan to attend the PMF Job Fair in Washington, D.C.
The Urban Design Lab, an architecture, landscape architecture, and planning institute housed in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts will be presenting their award-winning* project – Foster Meadows Town Center - that focuses on Damascus, Oregon - Damascus is the first new city in Oregon in over twenty-two years - at the national conference for the American Planning Association in Boston, Massachusetts April 9-12, 2011.
Free transportation to Portland and the chance to meet and mingle with professionals in their prospective career fields await students who participate in the April 14 Career Symposium offered by the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.