School of Art + Design News

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Nike Product Design Star Wilson Smith Receives College of Design’s Highest Honor, the Lawrence Medal

Wilson W. Smith III is being recognized with the Lawrence Medal and will be the speaker at the college’s commencement ceremony in June.

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College of Design Faculty Members Receive Promotions, Tenure

The University of Oregon has promoted six College of Design faculty members for 2017–18. The promotion and tenure process involves rigorous review, so receiving them reflects significant achievements.

Daynight, Daynight, artwork by Amanda Wojick. Paint, canvas, wood, paper mache, 40x24.

Amanda Wojick's Work on Exhibit from East to West

In what could be called an art exhibit triptych, Amanda Wojick, associate professor and coordinator of the sculpture program at the School of Art + Design at the University of Oregon, has pieces on display in three states this month—New York, Illinois, and Oregon.

Phil Weilerstein and Kiersten Muenchinger

UO Product Design Team Brings Home Award for Achievements in Sustainability Education

Kiersten Muenchinger, associate professor and head of the Department of Product Design in the School of Art + Design, and her cross-campus UO team have been awarded VentureWell’s 2018 Sustainable Practice Impact Award for achievements in sustainability education.

Provision by Tanner Stickling, ceramics

Seventeen Seniors Take Salone by Storm

This week, 17 seniors in the School of Art + Design’s Product Design program are displaying their work at Salone del Mobile Milano in Italy.

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UO Portland Celebrates 10 Years in the White Stag Block

Come join the party to recognize this milestone and experience first-hand what UO students in Portland are working on.

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Raevyn Rogers: Triple Crown

When Raevyn Rogers graduates in June, she will be an emerging track superstar with degrees in Art and Spanish. She says that art’s appeal to her isn’t just in the creativity and peace it offers her but that art critics and track fans have a lot in common.

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Unparalleled Design Opportunities in Portland in April

NEA Awards Product Design Workshops Funding for Second Year in a Row

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Department of Product Design Contributes to Exhibition on Prosthetic Design

Students from the Department of Product Design’s bachelor of fine arts program and graduate program in Sports Product Design are among the contributors for Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics. Product Design students at the UO in Portland worked with athletes to design adaptive products, which are some of the pieces featured in the show.

Spree River - photo by Terri Warpinski

Photography Professor Recognized as 2018 Honored Educator

Terri Warpinski, Professor of Art, has been selected as the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) 2018 Honored Educator.

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UO Department of Product Design to host Industrial Designers Society of America’s West District conference in Portland

The University of Oregon’s Product Design department is set to host the Industrial Designers Society of America’s West District conference for the second year in a row.

James Ivory with Oscar

College of Design alumni take home Oscars

James Ivory, a 1951 UO graduate, took home the Oscar for best adapted screenplay for the film “Call Me by Your Name” at Sunday night’s 90th Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles. At 89, Ivory becomes the oldest person ever to win an Academy Award in a competitive category.

people stand in snow wearing Winter Olympics gear. Image source: The Conversation.

Outfitting the World's Best Athletes for the Winter Olympics

Much more goes into designing sports apparel than these streamlined skins reveal at first glance. Sports Product Design program head Susan Sokolowski describes the design process and the research in areas such as materials science, aerodynamics, biomechanics, and physiology that go into developing a medal-winning outfit.
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Sports Product Design Lands in Munich

Two Sports Product Design students were chosen to attend a prestigious masterclass in Germany.

Laurenne Ross in ski race

Returning Duck Olympian Competes in 2018 Winter Games

For this art student and alpine skier, life is looking up as she competes in her second Olympics!

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