Events

black and white texture

Events

To limit the spread of COVID-19, most events are being held remotely. If you have questions about a specific event, please contact the event organizer or see the event description in the UO Calendar.

There is always something happening in the School of Art + Design. Join us for guest lectures, conferences, and exhibitions. Most of these are free and open to the public. You can join our email list to receive the weekly Upcoming Events email and stay in the know about the latest happenings.

Jan 21
Aix-en-Provence Info Session4:00 p.m.

Study abroad and earn UO credit in Aix-en-Provence, France. Attend this virtual info session to learn more. Applications for the "Museums as Living Archives of Public Policy...
January 21 4:00 p.m.

Study abroad and earn UO credit in Aix-en-Provence, France. Attend this virtual info session to learn more. Applications for the "Museums as Living Archives of Public Policy in Aix-en-Provence and Paris" are now open. 

This program begins June 12, 2021 and runs until June 20, 2021. 

For more information about study abroad, read the FAQs or contact an advisor

Jan 21
Mighty Oregon: Designing for Sport5:30 p.m.

During this unprecedented sports season, we invite you to step inside the design of sport and learn how faculty and students in the College of Design are adapting and reimagining...
January 21 5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

During this unprecedented sports season, we invite you to step inside the design of sport and learn how faculty and students in the College of Design are adapting and reimagining sports product design during COVID-19 and the transition to a remote learning environment.

Join us for a conversation with Susan Sokolowski, PhD, Associate Professor; Founding Director, Sports Product Design Program and Wilson W. Smith III, Instructor, Department of Product Design and Design Director at Nike, Inc.

Register Now

Susan will share the innovative work currently happening in the Sports Product Design program and we’ll hear from Wilson about the Adaptive Athlete’s Studio—from its inception, until now, highlighting some of the best work that’s come out of the program. Students in these programs will share their first-hand experience.

Featuring:

Susan Sokolowski, PhD, Associate Professor; Founding Director, Sports Product Design Program
Wilson W. Smith III (BArch, ’80), Instructor, Department of Product Design, Design Director at Nike, Inc.

 

Questions?

If you have questions about this event, please contact Stewardship and Donor Services at stewardship@uoregon.edu.

Feb 2
UO Practice Interviews: Teach For America2:00 p.m.

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer: Julie Gunderson, Recruitment Manager, Teach for America The University Career Center's practice interview program...
February 2 2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

Get Practice Interview Experience with Guest Employer:
Julie Gunderson, Recruitment Manager, Teach for America


The University Career Center's practice interview program is a safe place to practice interview skills, gain confidence and receive interview feedback from an experienced hiring professional. Guest employers volunteer their time to interview students and provide them with immediate feedback on their interviewing skills. Interviews are 30 minutes in length: 20 minutes for the interview and 10 minutes for immediate feedback from the interviewer. Students will not be interviewing for a specific position but should be prepared to respond to general behavior interview questions. You DO NOT have to have specific interest in the organization in order to participate--the goal is to get practice interviewing.

 

Why Sign-up for a Practice Interview?


Knowing what to expect and how to prepare will lead to successful future interviews. Success begins with preparation.
You will receive immediate interview feedback from our guest employer and professional hiring manager.
Practice makes better! Get a jump start on your job search, boost your interview skills and increase your chances for a successful interview the next time you're in front of an employer.



Interviewing Tips and Resources – Interview with Confidence


Career Center resources: https://career.uoregon.edu/interviewing-tips-and-resources
Career Center’s Big Interview – a new free online interviewing program that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build confidence. Click “Register” button and use your “@uoregon.edu” email address to access: https://uoregon.biginterview.com
Handshake's "How to Make a Good Impression in a Virtual Job Interview”: https://learn.joinhandshake.com/students/how-to-make-a-good-impression-in-a-virtual-job-interview/


Sign-up for Practice Interviews in Handshake:


Sign in to Handshake with your Duck ID and upload your resume if you have not done so yet.
Under “Jobs” select “On-Campus Interviews” then search by organization name or key words.
Select the practice interview position, review position and sign-up deadlines. Attach resumes submit and sign-up for a 30-minute interview time slot provided.


THIS IS A PRACTICE INTERVIEW and is a program of the University Career Center's Campus Recruiting Program. Missing a scheduled practice interview is unprofessional and guarantees disqualification from Handshake privileges. View Policies here for more information (http://career.uoregon.edu/about/programs/campus-recruiting/policies).
 

Please contact Tina Haynes if you have questions about this opportunity.
Tina Haynes, Employer Engagement Coordinator
UO Career Center | thaynes@uoregon.edu

Feb 4
Jillian Mayer: “Time To Chill”4:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research  Lectures are live on Zoom with registration and will also livestream on...
February 4 4:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research 

Lectures are live on Zoom with registration and will also livestream on the Department of Art Facebook.

Jillian Mayer shares her works and ideas that speak to the fluid nature of her process as an artist. Identity formation, experience, digital vs analog environments, value, legacy, and dependency are just some of the themes that will likely be discussed. Mayer hopes this will be somewhat entertaining. 

Jillian Mayer’s practice—spanning videos, sculptures, painting, photography, performances, and interactive installations—reflects upon how new technologies affect our sociality, bodies, identities, and conceptions of self. Throughout her work, Mayer models how to subvert capital-driven modes of technological innovation. By investigating the points of tension between our physical and virtual worlds, Mayer makes work that seeks to inhabit the increasingly porous boundary between the two.

Mayer has exhibited internationally at venues including MoMA and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Her work has been featured in Artforum, Art in America, and The New York Times. She is an alum of the Sundance Institute's New Frontiers Lab and a recipient of the Creative Capital Fellowship.

Feb 11
Laura Fritz: “Mechanisms of Uncertainty”2:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research Lectures are live on Zoom with registration and will also livestream on...
February 11 2:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series presented by the Department of Art and Center for Art Research

Lectures are live on Zoom with registration and will also livestream on the Department of Art Facebook.

My installations meticulously cultivate the mechanisms and peculiarities of human cognition in response to uncertainty. They trigger embedded root sociological, anthropological, architectural and scientific cues through furniture, ergonomics, space, light and haunting animal activity. This stagecraft of untethering is designed to produce an expansive sense of empathy and investigation. Questions frame reality. What are the borders between science, nature and superstition? Is an object the cure or the disease? How do social protocols for the domestic, sacred or scientific intersect? Through these encounters with the unknown, viewers construct their understanding, a process psychologists call apophenia. – Laura Fritz, 2020

Laura Fritz is a Portland-based artist who works with a range of media, including, sculpture, video, and light. Her immersive installations explore the cognition of uncertainty. Her work Alvarium 2, currently on display in Laura Fritz/Rick Silva: Encounters at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (Eugene) presents a mysterious structure inhabited by a spectral swarm of bees.  Recently, her Apex Series solo show at the Portland Art Museum explored surreal architecture, swarms, and the psychology of cognition. She has also exhibited at the Des Moines Art Center, Reed College, Portland; Soil, Seattle; Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, New Jersey; University of Oregon, Portland; and the Couture Stipend Series at the New American Art Union in Portland. Fritz received an Oregon Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship in the Visual Arts (2014). She holds a BFA from Drake University, and also attended the Pacific Northwest College of Art (CE program), Portland.

Co-sponsored by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art and the Department of Art.

Mar 4
Hamza Walker, Critical Conversations lecture4:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series presented by the Department of ARt and Center for Art Research Lectures are live on Zoom with registration and will also livestream on...
March 4 4:00 p.m.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series presented by the Department of ARt and Center for Art Research

Lectures are live on Zoom with registration and will also livestream on the Department of Art Facebook.

Hamza Walker is the Director of LAXART, an independent nonprofit art space in Los Angeles. From 1994–2016, he was the Director of Education and Associate Curator at the Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, a non-collecting museum devoted to contemporary art. He recently curated Postcommodity: Some Reach While Others Clap(2020), the two person exhibition Outside/In (Phil Peters and Karen Reimer) (2019), Barbara Stauffacher Solomon: Relax Into the Invisible (co-curated with Catherine Taft) (2019), Marie Voignier, Tinselwood (2019), the group exhibition Sperm Cult and Sol LeWitt: Page-works 1967-2007 both in 2018.

This lecture is made possible by the Critical Conversations | Inside Oregon Art program, a partnership between the Ford Family Foundation and the University of Oregon Department of Art's Center for Art Research.

All Upcoming Events