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Manuscript for Story Behind “It’s a Wonderful Life” Housed at UO

Manuscript for Story Behind “It’s a Wonderful Life” Housed at UO

Philip Van Doren Stern (1900-1984) worked for years on a short story called “The Greatest Gift,” about the suicidal George Pratt, who is redeemed after learning important lessons about the value of life. But Stern couldn’t find a publisher for his tale, so he self-published it in 1943 and sent it to 200 friends as a Christmas card in pamphlet form.

Created by ronr on Dec 18, 2012

UO Libraries Digital Collections Includes Image Archive of UO Athletics

UO Libraries Digital Collections Includes Image Archive of UO Athletics

As the successful University of Oregon Volleyball team heads to the NCAA Finals on Saturday, the UO community can access images of the current volleyball team and past teams (and all other sports teams as well) as part of the UO Libraries Digital Collections.

Created by lib-libofficestudent on Dec 13, 2012

Community Conversations Events Set for This Winter

Community Conversations Events Set for This Winter

Community Conversations ImageCommunity Conversations, produced by UO Housing and cosponsored by the UO Libraries, is the flagship living-learning series within the residential curriculum of University Housing. The series offers a unique forum for exploring a diversity of academic, political, and popular culture topics.

Created by lib-libofficestudent on Dec 11, 2012

Carravagio Insight Seminar Starts Jan. 5. Register Now.

Carravagio Insight Seminar Starts Jan. 5. Register Now.

An Insight Seminar taught by Jamie Harper on Caravaggio’s life and times will be offered beginning Saturday, January 5, and continuing each of the following three Saturdays: January 12, January 19, and January 26. For a description of the seminar content, visit https://library.uoregon.edu/node/3066.

Created by ronr on Dec 7, 2012

UO "Listening Tour" to Test Opinions on All Things Technology

UO "Listening Tour" to Test Opinions on All Things Technology

listening tour imageThe University of Oregon’s Information Services and UO Libraries are launching a three-month, collaborative tour of campus this week, aimed at gauging university-wide thoughts and concerns about technology issues.

Created by ronr on Dec 7, 2012

UO Libraries Opens New Digital Scholarship Center

UO Libraries Opens New Digital Scholarship Center

A new Digital Scholarship Center (DSC) at the UO Libraries will assist researchers who need to explore and use technology for analysis, expression, and distribution of their work.

Created by ronr on Dec 6, 2012

Oregon Folklife Director Wins American Folklore Society Book Award

Oregon Folklife Director Wins American Folklore Society Book Award

niki salzmanRachelle "Riki" Saltzman, who became executive director of the UO-administered Oregon Folklife Network in July, has been awarded the Wayland D. Hand Prize from the American Folklore Society for the best book combining historical and folkloristic methods and materials.

Created by ronr on Dec 6, 2012

Streamed Workshops on Use of Library Resources and Space Planned for Wed., Dec. 5

Streamed Workshops on Use of Library Resources and Space Planned for Wed., Dec. 5

Rick LuggRick Lugg of Sustainable Collection Services will present a live streamed workshop called “Rethinking Library Resources” on Wednesday, December 5, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at http://live.oregonstate.edu/workshop. The workshop may be viewed from any networked computer.

Created by ronr on Nov 28, 2012

Free Dec. 3 Library Lecture Connects Michelangelo and Caravaggio

Free Dec. 3 Library Lecture Connects Michelangelo and Caravaggio

As part of the UO Libraries’ Insight Seminar programming, UO art history professor Jamie Harper will speak on the connections between two great Renaissance artists in a free lecture on Monday, December 3, at 7 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room.

Created by ronr on Nov 28, 2012

‘Greatest Athlete in History’ Jim Thorpe Featured in Knight Library Exhibit

‘Greatest Athlete in History’ Jim Thorpe Featured in Knight Library Exhibit

An exhibit showcasing notable athlete Jim Thorpe (1888-1953) is on display in the cases located across from the Checkout/Information desk at the entrance of the Knight Library. The exhibit is entitled “The Greatest Athlete in History”. It was created to celebrate November as Native American Heritage Month 2012.

Created by lib-libofficestudent on Nov 27, 2012

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