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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.

Oregon Author Molly Gloss to Read from New Novel

Oregon Author Molly Gloss to Read from New Novel

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Molly Gloss

Monday, November 24, 7 p.m.

Award-winning author Molly Gloss will give a public reading from her new novel, Falling from Horses, at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 24, in the Knight Library Browsing Room on the UO Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

"It’s a Wonderful Life" Screening and Source Manuscript Display on Tap for Dec. 3

"It’s a Wonderful Life" Screening and Source Manuscript Display on Tap for Dec. 3

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Wednesday, December 3, 6:00 p.m.

Among the many fascinating collections in the University of Oregon Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives are the papers of author, editor, and historian Philip Van Doren Stern. And among Stern’s papers is a rare and special item: the very first draft of the short story “The Greatest Gift,” whose plot became the storyline for the holiday film classic It’s a Wonderful Life.

Annie Zeidman-Karpinski Named Singer Science Librarian

Annie Zeidman-Karpinski Named Singer Science Librarian

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The University of Oregon Libraries is pleased to announce that Annie Zeidman-Karpinski has been named the first Singer Science Librarian.

Kenneth M. and Kenda H. Singer established the Endowed Science Librarian fund, which is dedicated to promoting and enhancing science scholarship through library teaching and service. Their generous gift will support a librarian position and program expenditures in the forthcoming Allan Price Science Commons and Research Library.

Faculty Open House

Faculty Open House

Come by for food and drinks.

UO Insight Seminar Explores the Italian Renaissance Villa

UO Insight Seminar Explores the Italian Renaissance Villa

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Villa Medici in Fiesole image from it.wiki.org [http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immagine:Villa_Medici_a_Fiesole_1.jpg]

Saturdays, January 10, 17, 24, 31, 9:30 a.m.-noon

The UO Insight Seminar series launches winter term with a course focusing on the architecture and history of the villa in Renaissance Italy. Sponsored by the UO Libraries, UO Insight Seminars are noncredit and ungraded, and are intended for those who wish to continue college-level reading and study in a more casual learning environment.

OUR Journal Stages Cover Art Contest for Next Issue

OUR Journal Stages Cover Art Contest for Next Issue

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The editors of the Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal seek artwork for the cover of an upcoming issue of the publication.

The submission deadline for cover art is Monday, November 3, 2014. Send your original images with a short statement (about 250 words) describing your work to ourj@uoregon.edu.

Examples of past cover art contest winners are at ourj.uoregon.edu/archive/.

UO Libraries’ Fundraising Effort Part of $2 Billion University Campaign

UO Libraries’ Fundraising Effort Part of $2 Billion University Campaign

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Global Scholars Hall Library Commons

As part of the University of Oregon’s recently announced comprehensive capital campaign, the UO Libraries endeavors to raise $36 million to support its mission of enriching learning, facilitating research, and promoting access to scholarly resources across all media.
According to Dean of Libraries Adriene Lim, the campaign is of vital importance to advancing the library’s long-term vision of excellence.

Oregon Folklife Network Exhibit Displays Prisoner-Created Folkart

Oregon Folklife Network Exhibit Displays Prisoner-Created Folkart

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An exhibit entitled “Hooks, Yarns & Bars” mounted by the Oregon Folklife Network (OFN) is now on display in Knight Library. The exhibit showcases items crocheted by a group of incarcerated men at the Oregon State Correctional Institute. The group formed a crochet club call Crocheting 4 Community and produces toys, hats, scarves, and blankets that are subsequently donated to nonprofit and charitable causes.

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