Library Lowdown Winter 2011
A Newsletter for UO Students from the UO Libraries
Welcome to Library Lowdown, an e-newsletter that offers the inside track about the UO Libraries for University of Oregon students. Library Lowdown keeps you informed of new and improved library services, resources, programs, and events that further the university's mission of teaching, research, and service.
1. Win $$ for Your Undergraduate Thesis or Research Project. Deadline: Feb. 4, 2011
2. Library Adds Weekend Hours. Around the Clock Opening Sun.-Fri. Continues Winter Term
3. So You Want My Job? College of Arts and Sciences Panel Discussion Thurs., Feb. 10
4. Community Conversations Winter 2011
5. Music Services Launches Five-Part Exhibit Series on the History of Rock and Roll
6. New Knight Exhibition: Creating the Beautiful, Indestructible Dream of Self-Determination
Win $$ for Your Undergraduate Thesis or Research Project. Deadline: Feb. 4, 2011
Did you know you that using the UO Libraries to prepare your thesis or class project can help you win up to $1,500? Each year, through its Undergraduate Research Awards program, the library recognizes UO undergraduates who produce high-quality research projects using the library's extensive resources and services. More.
Library Adds Weekend Hours. Around the Clock Opening Sun.-Fri. Continues Winter Term
Additional morning hours have been added to the weekend schedule at Knight Library. More. The Sunday-Friday around the clock schedule is also underway until the end of winter term. Special thanks to the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) for its financial support of the 24/5 program. More.
So You Want My Job? College of Arts and Sciences Panel Discussion Thurs., Feb. 10
Come to the Knight Library Browsing Room on Thursday, February 10 and join us from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. for a panel discussion featuring UO grads from the College of Arts and Sciences. Find out where their degrees have taken them and where your degree can take you. More.
Community Conversations Winter 2011
Community Conversations, produced by UO Housing and co-sponsored by UO Libraries, is the flagship living-learning series within the residential co-curriculum of University Housing. Continuing the winter 2011 topics of interest to university and community members are several events including: 1) Discussion on Audism - hearing-based discrimation on Wed. Feb. 2. 2) Panel on digital photography and ethics on Tue. Feb. 8. 3) Showcase and discussion on the achievements of women athletes at the UO on Wed. Feb. 16. 4) UO Presidential Lecture at Matthew Knight Arena with Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy Kidder on Tue. Mar. 1. More.
Music Services Continues Five-Part Exhibit Series on the History of Rock and Roll
During the month of February, the library’s Music Services Department, located on the north end of the third floor of Knight Library, presents “Doo Wop, Folk Rock, and Soul Sounds,” the second in a five-part series of exhibits in several display cases near the Music Services help desk. The exhibit reflects the wealth of music-related resources held in the Douglass Room Collection. Items include sheet music, recordings in multiple formats, and other music resources that trace the history of doo wop, folk rock, and soul music styles. More.
New Exhibition in Knight Library: Creating the Beautiful, Indestructible Dream of Self-Determination
The newest exhibition in the exhibit cases on the east and west entryway corridors of Knight Library explores the concepts of cultural diversity and social change in late 20th-century Oregon as depicted in photographs held by the UO Libraries' Special Collections and University Archives. The display showcases the Hoedads treeplanting cooperative in Eugene, the Rootworks women's intentional community in southern Oregon, the football program at the UO, and the women's sports programs in UO Athletics. More.
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