Nominations are due Monday, November 14, to nominate an individual, organization, company, or agency for the 2017 George McMath Historic Preservation Award. The honor is presented annually by the University of Oregon for exceptional work in historic preservation, in particular for innovations, impact, quality, and high standards of practice.
The first of three UO art faculty exhibitions at White Box in Portland offers collages, paper wall-relief works, cardboard sculptures, silkscreen prints, and a three-minute film by UO Assistant Professor Christopher Michlig. The show runs November 3–December 10.
The UO’s Sustainable City Year Program is collaborating this year with the City of Albany, Oregon, on projects ranging from parks improvements to economic development. Albany’s mayor and staff celebrated the partnership at the Jaqua Center with students, faculty, and others recently.
The University of Oregon in Portland’s Randy Gragg is collaborating with Oregon Public Broadcasting’s show ‘State of Wonder’ for a year-long look at Portland architecture. Gragg, the executive director of the John Yeon Center for Architecture and Landscape at the UO, is a former architecture critic at The Oregonian and editor-in-chief of Portland Monthly. “No one is more thoroughly steeped in the design character of Portland,” the State of Wonder website stated.
The teams won big at the QuackCon competition, the country’s first sports and technology competition for developing innovative product designs. The hackathon synthesized engineering, programming, and athletics to create innovative sports product designs in a 36-hour blitz.