School of Art + Design News

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Product Design Does Community Outreach

Alum Trevor McClelland mentors students in designing better shelter for the unhoused community.

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One Year Later: College of Design’s Faculty of Color and Allies Writing Retreat

College of Design faculty who attended the 2019 writing retreat reflect on the experience and how it shaped their scholarship.

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Susan Sokolowski Investigates What Makes a Truly Cool Tee

The Sports Product Design Associate Professor writes about thermal effusivity and athleticwear in The Conversation.

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Alumna and Associate Professor are Winners of the 2020 Hallie Ford Fellowship

Artist Fellows Natalie Ball and Donald Morgan were awarded $35,000.

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Cultivating Artist Communities and Networks

Five artist-run groups with connections to the Department of Art provide creative and professional platforms for artists based in Oregon.

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HAA Alumna Curates Show on Great American Etcher

Emily Shinn captures the career and legacy of Mildred Bryant Brooks at the JSMA.

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College of Design Students Win UO Entrepreneurial Awards

The UO recognizes Sports Product Design student Jessie Silbert for her perfomance maternity wear line and MArch student Alex Balog for his basking shark filter.

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College of Design Congratulates Seven Faculty on Tenure and Promotion

The UO promoted or granted tenure to 101 faculty members, including seven from the College of Design.

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Art and the Mighty Western Fence Lizard

Art Professor Carla Bengtson discusses Every Word Was Once an Animal, an exhibition at the JSMA and online hailing the communication skills of the blue-bellied lizard.

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Runner’s World Features Sports Product Design Student’s Project for Paralympian Athletes

Sarah Klecker designed Paralympic uniforms, waterproof training gear, and push gloves for elite female wheelchair-racing athletes.

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2020 School of Art + Design Student Exhibitions

Discover the art and design work of our students graduating from the School of Art + Design.

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Remembering the Artist and Alum George Green

The art alum passed away in April leaving a legacy of Abstract Illusionism and art advocacy.

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What You Need to Know about Homemade Masks

Susan Sokolowski of Sports Product Design co-authors an article for The Conversation that focuses on fit and fabric for DIY masks.

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Art & Tech Student Helps Produce Face Shields in UO Fabrication Shop

BFA Student Geordi Helmick discusses how the shop has influenced her art practice.

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Art Alumna Talks Magical Realism, Chaos, and the Allure of the Desert

Painter Sharon Bronzan studied drawing and painting as an undergraduate and art education as a graduate student.

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