University of Oregon

Arts and Administration Program


Teen’s connection to cultural traditions benefits Oregon Folklife Network

Kati Dawalt was born in Bend, attended a Japanese immersion elementary school and graduated from North Eugene High School. Yet when asked where she considers home, she immediately says “Warm Springs.”

Kati Dawalt

Helen De Michiel Teaches Course in Participatory Media & Social Practice in the Arts Administration Program

When Helen De Michiel first visited the University of Oregon in 2010 as a visiting scholar associated with the Arts and Administration Program (AAD) and the Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy (CCACP), she was energized by students’ engagement with ideas and problems that the digital frontier is opening up for the next generation of artists and arts leaders. 

Helen De Michiel

UO faculty members and alumni featured in “Designing Sound” exhibit at Opus VII in Eugene

Opus VII in Eugene announces their new exhibit, “Designing Sound”: A Visual Exploration Into Sound and Music. With sixteen diverse artists the exhibit features instrument designers, acoustic engineers, guitar-pedal effects makers, carbon-fiber composite instruments, and artist installations. Featured faculty members and alumni include John Fenn, arts and administration; John Park, department of art; Robert Mertens, graduate student in art; Stephen Weeks, art alumnus; and Stephen Mosher, landscape architecture alumnus.

Arts and Administration would like to congratulate, Professor Emerita, Dr. Gaylene Carpenter, who has recently published a chapter in Leisure, Health, and Wellness: Making the Connections (Venture Publishing Inc.).

This book provides a collection of ideas brought together by scholars and practitioners willing to venture outside of the safe confines of their own disciplines to write transdisciplinary chapters with colleague from numerous fields related to health or leisure. These authors have played a significant role in building bridges and advancing the knowledge base related to leisure, health, and wellness, and their interconnections.

AAD brings Oregon Folklife Network to the University of Oregon

Over the past two years Dr. Lisa Gilman, Dr. John Fenn, Dr. Doug Blandy, and James Fox have been working hard with partners across the state and on campus to establish the Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) at the University of Oregon. OFN is a  statewide public folklore organization, whose mission is to document, sustain, and promote Oregon’s folklife and cultural heritage through research and public programming.