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Apparatus: Drawings from the United States Patent Office

Apparatus: Drawings from the United States Patent Office

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Compiled and Prepared by Craig Hickman

January, 2015 - March, 2015

Knight Library, first floor

Die Weiße Rose - The White Rose

Die Weiße Rose - The White Rose

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An Exhibit Chronicling the White Rose Resistance Group in Nazi Germany

January 5 - March 20, 2015

Global Scholars Hall (Eugene campus, 1710 E. 15th Ave.),
1st floor and mezzanine (exhibit map)

Good-bye Broadway, Hello France: Songs from the Era of World War I

Good-bye Broadway, Hello France: Songs from the Era of World War I

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A Concert featuring Students from the UO School of Music and Dance

January 27, 2015, 6 p.m.

Knight Library Browsing Room
Light Refreshments Served
Free Admission

To mark the centennial of the outbreak of World War I, students from the UO School of Music and Dance will present a concert of period songs chosen from the UO Libraries' Historic Sheet Music Collection. The event will also feature brief historical remarks by Alex Dracobly of the Department of History.

Dissent and Defiance: Pacifists, Student Protesters, and Advocates for Economic Justice

Dissent and Defiance: Pacifists, Student Protesters, and Advocates for Economic Justice

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Downtown Eugene 2011, photo by Mandi Garcia

January 12, 2015 - March 20, 2015
Special Collections and University Archives
Paulson Reading Room
Knight Library, second floor

New Process for Summit Item Requests

New Process for Summit Item Requests

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Beginning January 20, 2015, Summit item requests will be done directly in the UO Libraries' LibrarySearch interface. Summit items will continue to be discoverable in LibrarySearch, which will offer a link to "Place Summit request (about 5 days)." However, patrons will no longer need to log into a different system to place a Summit item request. Instead, the link in the "Get It" tab will provide a form with information about your item and a "Request" button.  

Panel Discussion to Open "The White Rose" Exhibit

Panel Discussion to Open "The White Rose" Exhibit

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Roundtable, Panel Discussion, and Exhibit Viewing

Tuesday, January 13, 5:30 p.m., Global Scholars Hall 123

In conjunction with the opening of Die Weiße Rose (The White Rose), an exhibit chronicling a renowned student resistance group in Nazi Germany, a panel of UO Scholars will hold a roundtable discussion on the mentality of "ordinary" people in the Third Reich. Scheduled in Room 123 of the Global Scholars Hall, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served beginning at 5:00 p.m. with the roundtable discussion to follow at 5:30.

Science Library Closed for Winter Break as Renovations Begin

Science Library Closed for Winter Break as Renovations Begin

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In preparation for the first phase of major renovations, the UO Science Library will be closed for the entire winter break, December 13, 2014 to January 4, 2015.  The library is scheduled to reopen when classes resume on January 5.

Canvas by Instructure to Replace Blackboard as UO's Learning Management System (LMS)

Canvas by Instructure to Replace Blackboard as UO's Learning Management System (LMS)

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The University of Oregon Libraries is pleased to announce that the UO LMS Task Force has selected Canvas by Instructure as the university’s new enterprise Learning Management System (LMS). Following a transition period, Canvas will replace Blackboard, the UO's current LMS. Both Blackboard and Canvas will be fully supported throughout the transition period. We anticipate that Canvas will be available for live courses beginning spring quarter 2015.

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