Public Events, Exhibits, and Collections
Public Events, Exhibits, and Collections
The UO Libraries serves the public with research collections, free lectures, and events. Watch for the latest listings here or visit Library News for more information.
Public Lectures and Events
Upcoming Library-Sponsored and Cosponsored Events
Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
Friday, March 7, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-4:15 p.m.
Saturday, March 8, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 9, 2014, 2:30 p.m.
Monday, March 10, 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 12, 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday, March 12, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
Thursday, March 13, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, March 15, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Monday, March 17, 6-9 p.m.
Saturdays, April 5, 12, 19, and 26, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 4:45 p.m.
Saturday, May 3, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 5:30 p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 15, 2014, 4:00 p.m.
Saturdays, May 17 and 31, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Archived Streamed Events (UO and Library Events)
Drawn to Design: Selections from the UO Architecture Student Drawing Collection
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the School of Architecture and Allied Arts, this exhibit displays student drawings that were created during the first years of the University of Oregon architecture program. A different selection of drawings will be exhibited throughout the winter term. The drawings represent imaginative exercises in working with different building types, decorative details, and classical elements. Created over the course of several decades, they reflect changing approaches to media, style, and architectural education. This exhibit is located in the East and West corridors of the Knight Library.
Untold Stories: Black History at the University of Oregon
In honor of Black History Month, the Knight Library is hosting an exhibit highlighting historic events and student life at the University of Oregon. These often untold stories represent the determination and strength of black students at the university who persevered under often difficult circumstances. The exhibit details important “firsts” on campus, including the first black employee, student, and athlete, as well as events during the civil rights era and the creation and activism of the Black Student Union. Also highlighted are a selection of books from the Knight Library circulating collection and Oregon Collection. The exhibit is the precursor to a larger exhibit under development for next year.
The exhibit is co-sponsored by UO Libraries, Office of the Dean of Students, and the Center for Multicultural and Academic Excellence, Office of the Vice President for Equity and Inclusion.
Visit the exhibit, on display from February 10, 2014 through March 31, 2014, in the Knight Library display cases located in front of the Browsing Room.
John E. Jaqua Law Library
Libricide: The Intentional Destruction of Books and Libraries
Libricide is the intentional destruction of books or libraries. Events of libricide have occurred throughout history and across all cultures. It has been used as a war tactic, a means for powerful regimes to maintain control, and a tool for extremists and revolutionaries. Book burning can be an act of contempt for a book's contents or its author, and the act is intended to draw wider public attention to this opinion. This exhibit illustrates some of the occurrences and reasoning of libricide from ancient civilizations to today. Learn more by visiting the exhibit in the Law Library, located inside the William W. Knight Law Center.
Architecture & Allied Arts (AAA) Library
Selections from the Wasmuth Portfolio
On exhibit in A&AA Library are selections from Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe (Studies and Executed Buildings), a rare title acquired for the library in the 1930s. Published by Wasmuth Verlag in 1910, it is commonly known as the "Wasmuth Portfolio." Professor Keith Eggener (History of Art & Architecture) selected the drawings to display from the two portfolios of 72 prints that constitute the work. Ausgeführte Bauten und Entwürfe is a major work in architectural history; it introduced Wright to Europe and established his international credentials. The work itself is a masterpiece of illlustration and printing with some plates using gold leaf. Only 1000 copies were printed. This exhibit runs through March 2014.
Oregon residents 16 years of age or older may apply for general collection borrowing privileges with the Oregon Card program.
Musical Resources and Concerts
Listen anytime using resources in the
Archived Music Events and Exhibits
Insight Seminars are designed for adults who want to improve their reading and thinking habits by studying great books and important ideas. The non-credit courses are ungraded and require no homework beyond the reading of texts.
December 7, 9:30 a.m to noon, Knight Library Browsing Room
Archived UO Insight Seminars
Tours are available for groups interested in the design and activities of a large university library. Contact library staff for further information.