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LibrarySearch Training Sessions Scheduled

LibrarySearch Training Sessions Scheduled

If you have questions about using the library’s new LibrarySearch discovery system or are interested in how you can use it to find, filter, and deliver results for books, articles, and other media, this hour-long training workshop is for you.

The sessions will be held in Knight Library Room 144 (Edminston classroom).

Thursday, October 9, 2 p.m.-3 p.m.

For more information, visit http://library.uoregon.edu/node/4444.

Life and Times of Senator Wayne Morse Explored in Two Knight Library Exhibits

Life and Times of Senator Wayne Morse Explored in Two Knight Library Exhibits

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Two exhibits on Senator Wayne Morse, an Oregonian who was a proud and controversial figure in state and national politics for more than four decades, reveal much about his public and private life as one of the country’s most influential politicians.

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

UO Insight Seminar Offers Free Intro to Shakespeare’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 Shakespeare’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 Session for Faculty

Library’s CMET Offers Blackboard Session for Faculty

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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?"

Remaining Fall UO Insight Seminar Looks at Mythology

Remaining Fall UO Insight Seminar Looks at Mythology

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The series of free introductory UO Insight Seminar lectures continues this fall, with James Earl offering "A Taste of Mythology" on Monday, October 27, at 7 p.m. in Knight Library's Browsing Room. The free lecture serves as an introduction to Earl's Insight Seminar on mythology, which will run on four consecutive Saturdays in November.

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. 10; 4 p.m.

A public presentation by two of the leading voices in Russian literature is set for Friday, October 10 at 4 p.m. in Knight Library's Browsing Room. Ivan Akhmetev and Tatiana Neshumova will make a joint presentation entitled “The Life and Work of the Russian Poets of the 21st Century.” The two will present a poetry reading following the talk, and a reception will close the event. The lecture is free and open to the public.

There have been two previous lectures in this series:

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.

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