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Screening of Wayne Morse Films Planned

Screening of Wayne Morse Films Planned

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Wayne Morse Farm, Eugene, Oregon.

Thursday, June 5, 4 p.m.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics, a year-long project to inventory and conserve nearly 500 films contained in the Wayne Morse Film Collection housed in Special Collections and University Archives has been completed.

To celebrate the occasion, various films in the collection will be screened On Thursday, June 5, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Knight Library's Browsing Room.

Library's Instagram Contest Winners Selected

Library's Instagram Contest Winners Selected

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Jury Award, top; People’s Choice winner, bottom

The winners in the UO Libraries' inaugural Instagram contest have been announced.

Brittney Guzzi won the Jury Prize photo for her submission.

Diana Rodriguez took the People's Choice (most likes) award.  

Follow the library on Instagram (@uoregonlibraries) and watch for announcements of future Instagram contests.
 

Library Helps OPB Tell Luther Cressman Story

Library Helps OPB Tell Luther Cressman Story

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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.

Law Library Offers Free Marijuana … Exhibit

Law Library Offers Free Marijuana … Exhibit

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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.

Jim Rice Honored in Russian Literature Exhibit

Jim Rice Honored in Russian Literature Exhibit

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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.

Russian and Comparative Literature Symposium Honors James Rice

Russian and Comparative Literature Symposium Honors James Rice

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Friday, May 16, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

A symposium entitled "Russian and Comparative Literature in Memory of James L. Rice" will be held on Friday, May 16, starting at 9:30 a.m. in Gerlinger Lounge on the University of Oregon campus.

Jim Rice was was a world-renowned philologist-Slavicist who worked at the University of Oregon as a professor of Russian language and literature from 1976 to 2001.

Talk Explores Complexity of American Indians in Popular Culture

Talk Explores Complexity of American Indians in Popular Culture

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Wednesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Activating Undergraduate Education with Special Collections and UO Museums

Activating Undergraduate Education with Special Collections and UO Museums

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Monday, May 12, 3:30 p.m.

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.

Exhibit Curators and Students Speak on the History of Recipes

Exhibit Curators and Students Speak on the History of Recipes

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Tuesday, April 22, 4 p.m.

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.

Oregon Arts Commission Showcases Oregon Folklife Network

Oregon Arts Commission Showcases Oregon Folklife Network

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Couple of Alder, 1973. http://ofn.uoregon.edu/

Oregon Folklife Network, housed on the second floor of Knight Library, was recently profiled in the Oregon Art Commission’s Impact section of its website.

The Strategic Spotlight item provides comments by Riki Salzman, OFN’s executive director, and describes several OFN projects. The feature is available here.

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