An Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) film broadcast on May 12, 2014, telling the story of University of Oregon archaeologist Luther Cressman's search for evidence of the arrival of the first people in the Americas was made with considerable help from the UO Libraries and other university staff. Entitled Luther Cressman: Quest for First People, the Oregon Experience documentary showcased Cressman's archaeological work and discovery of 10,000-year-old sagebrush sandals in the 1938.
Zig zag on down to the Law Library to see a newly installed exhibit entitled “Reefer Madness: The Legal History of the Loco Weed.” The display will elevate your knowledge of legal efforts to manage the cultivation and use of the substance for the past several hundred years.
The first cannabis-related law in America was enacted in 1619 by the Virginia Assembly, requiring all farmers to grow the plant. But nearly 400 years later, over half of all drug arrests are for marijuana.
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.
On Wednesday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m. in the EMU Ballroom, Philip Deloria, Carroll Smith-Rosenberg Collegiate Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, will examine the curious and painful dynamics surrounding Indian visibility in popular culture—and will discuss Metamora, Last of the Mohicans, Hiawatha, Cher, dreamcatchers, motorcycles, sports teams, George Catlin, Buffalo Bill, Avatar, and the Lone Ranger, among others—paired with Indian invisibility in most social, economic, and political discussion.
The UO's Teaching Effectiveness Program will offer a workshop for faculty members and GTFs entitled "Activating Undergraduate Education with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and Special Collections" on Monday, May 12, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.in Knight Library's Browsing Room.
An opening of a new exhibit in the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives on the second floor of Knight Library will feature exhibit curators and Clark Honors College students speaking on the evolution of recipes from 1400 to 2000.
The opening is set for Tuesday, April 22, in Knight Library’s Browsing Room beginning at 4 p.m. Tours of the exhibit will be offered following the presentations.