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?"
Fall UO Insight Seminars Look at Shakespeare and Mythology
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.
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, 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.
Jack Ohman, who is editorial cartoonist for the Sacramento Bee and formerly held the same position at the Oregonian, will give a talk entitled “Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact,” at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, September 30, 2014, in Gerlinger Lounge on the UO campus. The event is free and open to the public.
Original watercolors for movie sets by Carl Heilborn are on exhibit in the University of Oregon’s Architecture & Allied Arts Library until fall term 2014. From 1935 to 1950, Heilborn, who studied art and architecture at the University of Oregon, worked as a set designer for Universal Studios and 20th Century Fox. The exhibit features Heilborn's designs for the films In Old Chicago, White Hunter, and One Way Street. These works are in the collections of the Architecture and Allied Arts Library.
An exhibit entitled “Oregon Aerial Photography” is now on display in Knight Library. Curated by Nik Ligett, map and aerial photography technician at the UO Libraries, the exhibit showcases the Aerial Photograph Collection, one of gems in the library’s holdings, and provides dozens of examples of how aerial photography serves as a critical resource for researchers and others in science, business, environmental studies, and many other disciplines.
Jennifer O’Neal, Corrigan Solari University Historian and Archivist at the University of Oregon Libraries, has been named a recipient of the Society of American Archivists’ (SAA) 2014 Diversity Award. The SAA is North America’s oldest and largest national archival professional association.
O’Neal was recognized for her contributions for activities promoting diversity, particularly in relation to American Indian and other indigenous groups both at the University of Oregon and at the SAA.