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Free Lecture on Dante’s Human Realm on Mon., Feb. 4

Free Lecture on Dante’s Human Realm on Mon., Feb. 4

As part of the library’s Insight Seminar programming, UO Professor Gina Psaki will offer a free public lecture entitled “Purgatorio, Dante’s Human Realm,” at 7 p.m.

Half-Day Insight Seminar Explores Caravaggio and Music, Feb. 2

Half-Day Insight Seminar Explores Caravaggio and Music, Feb. 2

On Saturday, February 2, Marc Vanscheeuwijck, associate professor of musicology at the UO, will offer a half-day seminar on Caravaggio and the meaning of music in early 17th-century art. The seminar runs from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room with a fee of $45. Registration is required. Visit this link to register.

Oregon Communes Examined in Feb. 22nd Talk

Oregon Communes Examined in Feb. 22nd Talk

On Friday, February 22, Timothy Miller, a leading authority on communes in the United States, will speak on the phenomenon of intentional communities in Oregon and the critical role the researcher James J. Kopp played in tracing and preserving the history of these communities. The talk is at 3 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room on the UO campus.

Talk on Using Online Video Oral Histories across Disciplines Set for Mar. 20

Talk on Using Online Video Oral Histories across Disciplines Set for Mar. 20

oral history microphoneThanks to the Internet, educators now have unprecedented access to oral histories.  In a talk at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 20, in Knight Library's Browsing Room, Santa Clara University English Professor Jill Goodman Gould and SCU Instruction Librarian Gail Gradowski will examine the way that video oral histories can be used and integrated in many different university courses.

OUR Journal Seeks Submissions of Student Research by Feb. 8

OUR Journal Seeks Submissions of Student Research by Feb. 8

The Oregon Undergraduate Research Journal (OUR Journal) is an online, open access undergraduate research journal at the University of Oregon developed by students at the UO, who carry out all facets of its operation.

UO Libraries to Acquire Nineteenth Century Collections Online Databases

UO Libraries to Acquire Nineteenth Century Collections Online Databases

In June 2013, the UO Libraries will acquire four new digital database archives that form part of the popular Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO) database collection. Each archive adds over a million full-text, fully searchable pages - enhancing historical scholarship and unlocking one of the most exciting centuries in greater context.

What Augustine Didn’t Confess: Public Lecture to take place on January 30

What Augustine Didn’t Confess: Public Lecture to take place on January 30

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013, University Professor of Classics at Georgetown University, James O’Connell, will deliver a lecture at 7:00 p.m. in Global Scholars Hall 123. The lecture will be open to the public, and on the subject of Saint Augustine. The Confessions of Saint Augustine is the oldest autobiography in the Western world. But no autobiographer tells the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Knight Library Open Weekdays Around the Clock Till Spring Break

Knight Library Open Weekdays Around the Clock Till Spring Break

Knight Library is open around the clock from 9 a.m. Sunday to 7 p.m. Friday each week until the end of winter term. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Special thanks to the Associated Students of the University of Oregon (ASUO) for its financial support of the 24/5 program.

UO Faculty Encouraged to Nominate Undergraduate Researchers for Library Awards

UO Faculty Encouraged to Nominate Undergraduate Researchers for Library Awards

Each year through its Undergraduate Research Awards program, the UO Libraries recognizes UO undergraduates who complete outstanding research projects using library resources and services. Winning papers and projects can earn students up to $1,500 in prize money.

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.

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