Exhibits University of Oregon Libraries
Exhibits at the University of Oregon Libraries
The exhibits program of the University of Oregon Libraries is a valuable means of promoting the educational mission of the libraries and its relationship with the academic community.
The goals of the exhibit program are
- to highlight the strengths and diversity of the library's collections
- to promote library programs and campus events
- to acknowledge gifts and to encourage giving
- to celebrate library and university milestones and accomplishments
Russian Literature through the Lens of James Rice
An exhibit honoring Jim Rice, a world-renowned philologist-Slavicist who worked at the University of Oregon as a professor of Russian language and literature from 1976 to 2001, is on display in Knight Library through June.
Located in display cases near the Browsing Room, the exhibit entitled “Russian Literature through the Lens of James Rice” traces the influence Rice had on the study of Russian literature at all levels: locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
Materials in the exhibit include testimonials about Rice's influence on academic studies at the UO, books and documents that influenced Rice, and Rice's own publication in his field.
For viewing hours in Knight Library, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/hours/knight/month.
Reefer Madness: The Legal History of the Loco Weed
The first cannabis-related law in America was enacted in 1619 by the Virginia Assembly, requiring all farmers to grow the plant. Nearly 400 years later, over half of all drug arrests are for marijuana. This weed has been hit by every type of law, including: international conventions; federal statutes, cases and regulations; state statutes, cases and regulations; and even county and municipal codes. As states begin to experiment with legalizing marijuana, this exhibit explores how marijuana became such a heavily controlled substance. Learn more by visiting the exhibit in the Law Library, located inside the William W. Knight Law Center, 1515 Agate Street, Eugene. The exhibit runs through October 2014. For Law Library hours, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/hours/law/month.
Erich Mendelsohn: The Oregon Sketches
"Erich Mendelsohn: The Oregon Sketches" is now on display in A&AA Library, April-June 2014. In January 1953, architect Erich Mendelsohn lectured at the School of Architecture and Allied Arts and left as a gift a dozen sketches that he made during his visit. This is the first time these rare drawings have been exhibited.