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UO Insight Seminar Offers Free Intro to Shakepeare’s Early Plays

UO Insight Seminar Offers Free Intro to Shakepeare’s Early Plays

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Monday, September 29, 7 p.m.

The library's UO Insight Seminar series will host a lecture entitled “A Taste of Shakepeare’s Early Plays” on Monday, September 29, starting at 7 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room. The talk is free and open to the public.

Library’s CMET Offers Blackboard Workshops for UO Faculty

Library’s CMET Offers Blackboard Workshops for UO Faculty

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Mon., Sept. 22; Tues., Sept. 23; Mon. Oct. 6, Tues.; Oct. 7; times vary

The library’s Center for Media and Educational Technologies (CMET) has scheduled a series of Blackboard workshops for faculty members who wish to sharpen their skills in using Blackboard, the university's course management system.

Virtual Tours of Knight Library Available in Chinese and Japanese

Virtual Tours of Knight Library Available in Chinese and Japanese

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Two UO librarians, Kevin McDowell, Japanese Studies Librarian, and Xiaotong Wang, Chinese Studies Specialist, have developed virtual tours of Knight Library for Japanese and Chinese speakers.

The virtual tours can be viewed online on the UO Channel.

The Japanese version is at http://media.uoregon.edu/channel/2013/10/23/knight-library-video-tour-japanese-language/.

STEM CORE, UO Science Library Help Local Students with Rocketry Project

STEM CORE, UO Science Library Help Local Students with Rocketry Project

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Scientists are always looking for the newest and best way to fly higher, faster and farther. Last week, the University of Oregon helped a group of local students put their science knowledge to the test and released their inner rocketeer.

As part of the Science Factory’s inaugural “Fundamentals of Rocketry” summer camp, the UO Center for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Careers through Outreach, Research, & Education program, also known as STEM CORE, worked with the UO Science Library to help 9- to 11-year-old students create rocket nose cones.

Lennie Scott-Webber to Speak on Active Learning Sept. 16

Lennie Scott-Webber to Speak on Active Learning Sept. 16

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Tuesday, September 16, 10 a.m.

Lennie Scott-Webber, director of educational environments at Steelcase Education, will offer insights into the practice of active learning on Tuesday, September 16, in a public presentation entitled "Active Learning in Large Classrooms: Oxymoron or Opportunity?"

Fall UO Insight Seminars Look at Shakespeare and Mythology

Fall UO Insight Seminars Look at Shakespeare and Mythology

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The schedule has been set for the popular UO Insight Seminars for fall term, 2014. Fall term also features two free public lectures that introduce material covered in more depth in the full seminars. To learn more about the individual seminars and to register, visit the UO Insight Seminars page.

Two Russian Writers Speak on Literature in Totalitarian Society

Two Russian Writers Speak on Literature in Totalitarian Society

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Ivan Akhmetev and Tatiana Neshumova

Fri., Oct. 3; Wed., Oct. 8; and Fri., Oct. 10; 4 p.m.

Two leading voices in Russian literature will make public presentations in October on topics related to Russia’s literary landscape, past and present.

John Russell Wins Library’s Solari Recognition Award

John Russell Wins Library’s Solari Recognition Award

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John Russell, scholarly communications librarian at the UO Libraries, is the recipient of the 2013-2014 Mary and Corrigan Solari Faculty Fellowship Recognition Award. Russell received the award for his national contributions to the digital scholarship community and his contribution to the modes of dissemination for anthropological scholarship.

Talk & Library Exhibit on Political Cartoons Celebrates Wayne Morse Legacy

Talk & Library Exhibit on Political Cartoons Celebrates Wayne Morse Legacy

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Tuesday, September 30, 5 p.m

Jack Ohman, who is editorial cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee and formerly held the same position at the Oregonian, will give a talk entitled “Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact,” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, in Gerlinger Lounge on the UO campus. The event is free and open to the public.

"Carl Heilborn: Designs for Film" on Display in A&AA Library

"Carl Heilborn: Designs for Film" on Display in A&AA Library

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Original watercolors for movie sets by Carl Heilborn are on exhibit in the University of Oregon’s Architecture & Allied Arts Library until fall term 2014. From 1935 to 1950, Heilborn, who studied art and architecture at the University of Oregon, worked as a set designer for Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox.  The exhibit features Heilborn's designs for the films In Old Chicago, White Hunter, and One Way Street.  These works are in the collections of the Architecture and Allied Arts Library.

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