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This Week in the College of Design

This is a weekly listing of announcements and news sent via e-mail on Mondays (except holidays) to all College of Design faculty and staff. To have information included in the weekly update, please forward all materials to Heather Sauer ( by 9 a.m. on Monday of the week they should appear. Announcements will be updated here throughout the week.

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This Week in the College of design


College Faculty-Staff meeting

The first college faculty-staff meeting of fall semester will be from noon to 1 p.m. today in 130 Design. New business will include discussion of the Academic Affairs Council calendar and deadlines, option studios and international travel courses; the college's new faculty gender equity report and the college budget. View agenda

DesignIntelligence Rankings

DesignIntelligence released its annual rankings survey results over the weekend, and the College of Design has reason to celebrate. Our undergraduate landscape architecture program is the 8th most admired in the US; undergraduate interior design is 18th and undergraduate architecture is 23rd. Graduate landscape architecture is 21st. Our programs also ranked highly in several "key focus areas" such as project planning and management, design technologies, interdisciplinary studies and more. A formal news release will be forthcoming.

Internal Funding Opportunities Workshop

The Office of the Vice President for Research invites faculty to learn more about some specialized internal funding opportunities at a brown-bag information session from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, in 3155 Marston. Many of these opportunities actively promote and/or require the involvement of design, humanities and social sciences faculty. Read more

CELT Faculty FEllow Applications

The Center for Excellence in Learning and Teaching seeks applications for two CELT Faculty Fellows. These are half-time appointments to beginspring semester 2019 or fall semester 2019. One faculty fellow will lead the development of a new Teaching and Learning Academy and provide leadership in the Teaching Partners Program. The other faculty fellow will lead CELT efforts in the area of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) and assessment. Apply via email to Karen Couves by Monday, Oct. 15.

Call for Judges: Three-Minute Thesis Competition

The 3MT Planning Committee seeks faculty and staff volunteers to serve as judges for preliminary heats for the Graduate College's Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. You have the option of judging from 2:30-3:30 p.m., 4-5 p.m. or both time periods. If interested, please complete the brief judge application by Sunday, Oct. 7.

Reminder: Foreign Travel Grant Proposals

Foreign Travel Grant proposals for the travel period of Nov. 5, 2018, through June 30, 2019, are due from departments to the Dean’s Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21.

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Faculty-Staff Meeting

"College of Design Faculty-Staff Meeting," 12 - 1 p.m. today, Sept. 17, 130 Design. View agenda

Architecture Public Program

"Fabricating the Future: Urban Living in the Shared Economy," Wendy W. Fok, founder and creative director, WE-DESIGNS, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, Kocimski Auditorium. Read more

AIA Iowa Convention Keynote

"Regenerative Environmental Design: Studio Ma," Christiana Moss, managing principal, Studio Ma, 8:15 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, Iowa Events Center. Read more

University Lecture

"Art and Our Culture of Ephemerality," Andrew Kozlowski, assistant professor of printmaking, University of North Florida, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, MU South Ballroom. Read more

Friday Research Seminar

"Toward Design Strategies for Fall Prevention," Daejin Kim, assistant professor, interior design, 12:10 - 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 130 Design. Read more

Closing Reception

"Under (Printed) Construction," exhibition by Andrew Kozlowski, assistant professor of printmaking, University of North Florida, 7:30 - 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 21, Design on Main Gallery. Read more

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Honors, Awards & Publications

Kimberly Zarecor

Kimberly Zarecor, associate professor of architecture, has been selected as the tour expert for a planned trip to Prague, Czech Republic, through the American Institute of Architect's Architectural Adventures travel program in October 2019.

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