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CDes events this week — September 13, 2010

Events

Time Frames and Other Stories opening reception
Thursday, September 16, 2010, 6 p.m., Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose. A professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota, Rose links his interest in the phenomenology of place with imagery based on real places and actual photographed fragments of structures.

Making, Selling, Buying, Using: Emerging Issues in Product Design
Friday, September 17, 2010, 10:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., 402 Walter Library and Campus Club
A one-day symposium bringing together faculty, researchers, practitioners and leaders for a lively event devoted to product design. The day will feature fast-paced presentations from a variety of perspectives, keynotes by Andrew Blauvelt (Chief of Communications and Audience Engagement, Walker Art Center), Maggie Breslin (design researcher at Mayo Clinic’s SPARC Program) and Barry Kudrowitz (incoming U of M product design faculty), plus networking and discussion. Registration required.

Special Housing Forum: Roberta Goodman & the film “Empress Hotel”
Friday, September 17, 2010, 11:15 a.m., Honeywell Auditorium, CSOM
A social activist for nearly 40 years, Goodman’s work has spanned a wide spectrum from community activism to international human rights. In 2004, Goodman managed the Empress Hotel, a Direct Access to Housing site for the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The innovative project transitions people from homelessness to subsidized permanent supportive housing. Co-sponsored by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). Registration required.

Exhibitions

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Time Frames and Other Stories
Through October 16, 2010
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose (Art).

Goldstein Museum of Design

Odegard Award for Excellence in Rug Design
September 12 – September 19, 2010, GMD foyer
The Odegard Award for Excellence in Rug Design acknowledges the outstanding achievement in the field of original student rug design. The competition was created to show student designers how combining modern designs with traditional hand knotting techniques can increase awareness and respect for the legacy of textile and carpet weaving.

HGA Gallery

Andrea Cochran: Landscapes
Through October 24, 2010
Cochran’s work draws boundaries with a controlled palette of materials, creating permeable edges that blur the line between the natural and built environment.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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Monday Minute, September 7, 2010

Dear Colleagues,

I hope the first day of classes has gone well for you. The fall weather has arrived right on time for fall semester and it’s great to see the campus full of students again.

As many of you know, the Faculty Assembly voted last March to add a Diversity Committee, comprised of two faculty and two staff members and a student representative, as an elected committee within the CDes governance structure. Barbara Martinson, chair of the assembly, has asked for a vote from the faculty by this Friday for the committee description and membership language for the Constitution and Bylaws. Faculty may vote online at the UMSurvey website.

On the subject of diversity, the University’s Office for Equity and Diversity met with the college leadership last week. They presented some comparative numbers that show both our accomplishments and our challenges as a college in this area. On the positive side, our percentage of faculty of color (21 percent) outmatches that of the University (17 percent). Yet we are below the University average for students of color (11 vs. 18 percent) and substantially below the University average for staff of color (4 percent vs. 16 percent).

Achieving a more diverse student body and staff will require work on the part of each of us. As the Office of Equity and Diversity observed, diversity involves not just active recruitment, but also creating a culture that welcomes and embraces a diverse population. Having an elected Diversity Committee is a good first step in that direction.

Tom

Update: Wednesday, September 8, 2010: Eligible faculty members received an email from Barbara Martinson last week with a unique URL to cast their vote. Each URL can only be used by you, and used only once. (This ensures that voting is anonymous, secure, and limited to one vote per eligible individual.) If you have already voted, thank you. If you have not yet voted, you should look for the email you received last week. Those who have not yet voted will also see a system-generated reminder tomorrow that will include your unique URL.

The URL in yesterday’s email from me will not work, as it was specific to me. My apologies for any confusion.

Tom

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College of Design events — week of September 6, 2010

Events

Bird Protection and Millinery: Exploring the Role of Fashion Media in the Debate
Wednesday, September 8, 2010, 3 p.m., 33 McNeal Hall
Amy Scarborough, PHD Department of Design and Human Environment, Oregon State University will present research from her doctoral dissertation on the role of media in protecting species within the fashion industry. Her talk with illustrate women’s roles in activism against the feather trade and is given in conjunction with the Goldstein’s exhibition Flights of Fancy: A History of Feathers in Fashion.

Exhibitions

Architecture and Landscape Architecture Library

Time Frames and Other Stories
Through October 16, 2010
Architectural plans create the pragmatic framework for a complex narrative of built space in the exhibition of work by Tom Rose (Art).

Goldstein Museum of Design

Flights of Fancy: A History of Feathers in Fashion
Through September 12, 2010
Historical and contemporary use of feathers in Western fashion, including the origins of feathers commonly used in clothing, the international feather trade, activism and laws designed to protect endangered bird populations, and the psychological appeal of wearing feathers.

HGA Gallery

Andrea Cochran: Landscapes
Through October 24, 2010
Cochran’s work draws boundaries with a controlled palette of materials, creating permeable edges that blur the line between the natural and built environment.

Questions? Contact Laura Walton at 612-626-6385 or lwalton@umn.edu.

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