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University Studies Launches new Cluster, Design Thinking/Innovation/Entrepreneurship

Design Thinking/Innovation/Entrepreneurship is a new University Studies Cluster beginning Winter 2015.  The Sophomore Inquiry course introduces design thinking, an approach that promotes creative solutions to complex social and business problems.  Cluster courses represent topics from art, to environmental studies and business which promote students' application of design thinking to a range of important problems.

Judaic Studies' Sara Glasgow Cogan Memorial Lecture featuring Prof. Samantha Baskind speaking on Jewish Art

The Harold Schnitzer Family Program in Judaic Studies welcomes Professor Samantha Baskind to campus for the Sara Glasgow Cogan Memorial Lecture. Presented in conjunction with the College of the Art's Rosemarie Beck Symposium, Baskind's talk will be "Rosemarie Beck’s Multiple Identities: A Woman, Jew, and Artist in Post-War New York." Rosemarie Beck was a representational painter and woman in an art world dominated by abstraction and men.

Online archive features voices from Portland’s sustainable economy

Wondering what New Seasons was like back in 2006 as it ramped up to take the Portland area by storm? Or how Hopworks Urban Brewery’s pubs can afford to have custom furniture made of old growth wood? Or why Portland Fashion Week staked its claim on eco-fashion? A new archive of candid audio interviews with local Portland entrepreneurs, innovators, and policy-makers has the answers. 

Michael Flower, University Studies faculty and Center for Science Education, authored "Choreographing the End of the Beginning of Human Stem Cell Research: An Ethically Intricate Affair" published in Science and Public Policy. The article is a review of C

Michael Flower, University Studies faculty and Center for Science Education, authored "Choreographing the End of the Beginning of Human Stem Cell Research: An Ethically Intricate Affair" published in Science and Public Policy. The article is a review of Charis Thompson's Good Science: The Ethical Choreography of Stem Cell Science.

Evguenia Davidova, International Studies and University Studies faculty, published "On the Copper Road: Geographical Expansion of the Balkan Merchants in the 19th Century” in Studia Balcanica Vol. 30, pp. 307-318.

Evguenia Davidova, International Studies and University Studies faculty, published "On the Copper Road: Geographical Expansion of the Balkan Merchants in the 19th Century” in Studia Balcanica Vol. 30, pp. 307-318.

Heather Burns, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty; Celine Fitzmaurice, University Studies faculty; and Jane Carr, Public Administration; presented "Fostering Sustainability Leadership" at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Hig

Heather Burns, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty; Celine Fitzmaurice, University Studies faculty; and Jane Carr, Public Administration; presented "Fostering Sustainability Leadership" at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education national conference in Portland, Oct.26-29.

Heather Burns, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty; Brad Melaugh, Campus Planning and Sustainability; and Denissia Withers, University Studies; presented "Cultivating Community and Sustainability at the Learning Gardens Lab" at the Association for t

Heather Burns, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty; Brad Melaugh, Campus Planning and Sustainability; and Denissia Withers, University Studies; presented "Cultivating Community and Sustainability at the Learning Gardens Lab" at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education national conference in Portland, Oct. 26-29.

Sybil Kelley and Dilafruz Williams, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty; Renee Bogin Curtis, Community Environmental Services; and Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate, University Studies and Black Studies faculty; presented a poster titled "Closing the Research t

Sybil Kelley and Dilafruz Williams, Educational Leadership and Policy faculty; Renee Bogin Curtis, Community Environmental Services; and Pedro Ferbel-Azcarate, University Studies and Black Studies faculty; presented a poster titled "Closing the Research to Practice Loop: University Partnerships and Research with the Local Community to Address Food Insecurity, Waste reduction and Sustainability Education" at the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education annual conference in Portland, Oct. 26-29.