School of Art + Design News

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.

Baseball uniforms: new-school design challenges old-school tradition

UO Sports Product Design Program student Irving Perez has one of the best ideas since night baseball: new unif

Product Design department to host regional design conference in Portland

The UO Department of Product Design will host the 2017 Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) West District Design Conference April 23-24.

Gift to provide seed money for art research center at UO

A generous gift from Robert Gamblin, BS ’70, will provide seed funding for an art research center to “spark energy and interest and excitement” in the School of Architecture and Allied Arts.

UO ceramics making its mark this month

Since the 1990s, students and faculty in the University of Oregon ceramics program have practiced repurposing used clay and glaze materials to create tiles, rather than mopping the waste down the drain, the de facto method for most ceramics studios.

Student-run HOPES conference to bring ecological designers, scholars, writers

The Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability (HOPES) conference, an annual gathering hosted each spring term by the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture and Allied Arts, is one of the only student-run sustainability conferences in the United States.

Report spotlights best ways to improve campus emergency management

UO researchers recently completed a major national study on ways to best manage campus emergencies, the findings from which were spotlighted on The National Center for Campus Public Safety (NCCPS) websi

NEA awards $20,000 grant to UO for product design workshops

The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded an Art Works grant of $20,000 to the UO’s Department of Product Design for “Unparalleled Oregon Product Design,” a week-long series of free educational workshops, lectures, and exhibitions in uniquely Oregonian design.

Collaborative research on Shaker design lands invitation to Stockholm fair

Some 40,000 people from 60 countries will see designs by two UO faculty members exhibiting at the Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair in February. Because 80 percent of exhibitors at the fair come from Scandinavia, the invitation to the Americans is a coup.

Sports branding must convey partnership of athlete, company, item

Putting a brand on a sports product or an athlete is big business and requires careful consideration, Associate Professor Susan Sokolowski noted recently in an article on the Adobe Creative Cloud website.

Of peep shows, magic lanterns and broken smartphone screens

Erkki Huhtamo is an inquisitive man.

Professionally, he collects optical devices “such as magic lanterns, peep show boxes, phenakistiscopes, praxinoscopes, kinoras and other fascinating things,” he says. “I use them in my research and teaching and also to illustrate my books.”

UO researchers design solutions for transit riders with disabilities

Product design students at UO have developed innovations to improve the mass transit experience for people with disabilities, especially those who use walkers or wheelchairs.

UO Product Design professors win 2017 American Design Honors

John Arndt and Wonhee Jeong-Arndt, both of whom teach in the UO Department of Product Design and operate Studio Gorm in Eugene, have received the 2017 American Design Honors.

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

A team from the University of Oregon Department of Product Design has taken on the challenge of protecting military service members during chemical or biological attacks.

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.

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