University of Oregon

School of Architecture and Allied Arts


Students partner with community organizations to craft strategic plans

Fall 2016 marked the 15th year that students in the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) have partnered with local organizations to help draft strategic plans, providing a boost for community organizations with limited financial resources.

PPPM students


UO duo’s design makes final round of Department of Defense research competition

A Product Design faculty-student team is in the final round of a Department of Defense competition to protect military service members during chemical or biological attacks.

graphic showing four hands


UO art professor’s photos in Getty exhibition of artists’ responses to news

Ron Jude’s 45-part work Alpine Star is on view through April 30 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as part of Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media. Through photographs and video made over the past 40 years, Breaking News explores how artists have responded to media coverage of news topics.

dog pulls barrel on sled


‘Art and Politics’ speaker highlights intersections of gender, politics, history

Former Massachusetts Governor Jane Swift spoke at UO on “Hair, Hemlines and Husbands: The Image of the Female Politician.” She was invited to UO by Professor James Harper as part of his “Art and Politics” class, offered every election year.

Harper and Swift


UO helps in probe of how warming will affect carbon in soils

Efforts by UO researchers to study how climate change may change Pacific Northwest grasslands have blossomed into global collaborations with two recently published reports and a third on the way. Department of Landscape Architecture Professor Bart Johnson is one of the UO researchers collaborating in the effort. The three studies focus on the ability of soils to store excess carbon in the face of warming conditions. Studies at individual research sites have produced mixed results, but the new findings may help to change the scientific understanding.

Experimental research plots in forest