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Arts and Administration Program


UO Students respond to Coates in ‘Our Body, Our Country, Our World’ art exhibit

This year’s University of Oregon Common Reading Program book selection Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates is a memoir-letter written to the author’s teenage son. When Coates’ son learns that the murderer of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin would not be penalized, Coates writes to his son, “What I told you is what your grandparents tried to tell me: that this is your country, that this is your world, that this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it.”

Kezia Setyawan’s series of portraits

In Memoriam – Dr. Ju-i Yuan, 1954 – 2016

Professor Ju-i Yuan died on February 10, 2016 at the age of 63 in her native city of Taipei, Taiwan. She is best remembered within a global arts community for her innovative research studies in the field of arts education, with special focus on the larger Chinese arts community. She received a M.F.A. in Fine Arts (1981) and a Ph.D. in Art Education (1986) at the University of Oregon.

Professor Ju-i Yuan

Forum spotlights research by graduate students in A&AA

Fifteen graduate students from multiple disciplines within A&AA offered the final products of their comprehensive research initiatives at the UO-wide Graduate Research Forum in February.

Alyssa Franco and Nicolette Stauffer

AAD Professor Eleonora Redaelli Publishes New Article

Eleonora Redaelli, Assistant Professor in Arts and Administration, has had her new article published in The Journal of General Education, which is a journal that "addresses the general education concerns of community colleges, four-year colleges, universities, and state systems."  Redaelli's article is entitled "Educating for Participation: Democratic Life and Performative Learning." The full abstract of the article follows: 

UO to host story gathering Jan. 29 for ‘People’s State of the Union’

A gathering January 29 from 2:30-4 p.m. in the Many Nations Longhouse aims to create a “cultural narrative” for the next President of the United States to hear. Organized by John Fenn, associate professor in the Arts Administration Program and a newly appointed Cultural Agent for the US Department of Arts and Culture, the “story circle” is part of a national effort to weave a collective story from local perspectives gathered in homes, schools, houses of worship, and community organizations. “Sharing a story about your experience of community and culture here in Eugene will put your voice in the democratically driven dialogue that is the People’s State of the Union,” Fenn said.

John Fenn