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.
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.
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:
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.
Congratulations to John Fenn, Associate Professor in Arts and Administration, for being selected as one of the 2016 Cultural Agents for the U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC), a “people powered” civic engagement initiative focused on community arts and culture participation.