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College of Design


Two graduate art students awarded prestigious Singer Fellowship

Master of Fine Art students Lee Asahina and Chelsea Couch were each awarded the 2017 Georgianne Teller Singer Dean’s Graduate Fellowship, the first time two students were recognized with the honor in the same year. The Singer Fellowship is presented annually to recognize outstanding research activities and creative work encompassing the systematic exploration of a body of knowledge.

digital video still by Chelsea Couch


Heads of Schools announced for new College of Design

Liska Chan, Laura Vandenburgh, and Rich Margerum will lead, respectively, the School of Architecture & Environment, the School of Art + Design, and the School of Planning, Public Policy and Management when the College of Design launches July 1.

faculty heads


Art department faculty win grants from Oregon Arts Commission, Ford Family Foundation

Three Department of Art faculty members are among 44 Oregon artists awarded 2017 Career Opportunity Grants from the Oregon Arts Commission, The Ford Family Foundation, and The Oregon Community Foundation. Charlene Liu, Jack Ryan, and Rick Silva will use the funds for installations and travel expenses

image capture from Rick Silva’s Field Guide to Birds of a Parallel Future


UO to host Pacific Rim sustainability hub, inaugural conference

Department of Landscape Architecture Professor Bart Johnson is leading the steering committee for the new Association of Pacific Rim Universities Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Hub (APRU SCL), which UO has been selected to host. UO landscape architecture Assistant Professor Yekang Ko will direct the hub, a clearinghouse for collaborative research and innovative solutions in urban development with a focus on city-landscape interaction.



Two UO architecture alums named Portland Women of Influence

Portland Business Journal has recognized UO alumnae and architects Melody Emerick and Katherine Schultz among this year’s Women of Influence. Emerick’s firm had been named the Portland Business Journal’s 2014 Small Business Company of Year and Schultz’s contributions to high-profile commercial real estate projects were noted for making a difference locally and abroad. Read more in Around the O.

Melody Emerick and Katherine Schultz