An exhibit in Knight Library takes a multifaceted look at the controversial City of Rajneeshpuram, an intentional community established in 1981 by a group of followers of Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh near the small town of Antelope in central Oregon.
A free public lecture exploring the nature of Mozart’s originality will be offered in Knight Library’s Browsing Room at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Was Mozart simply a wildly inventive genius, or was he also a true product of his time who “spoke” the musical language he inherited from predecessors and contemporaries?
Six University of Oregon students who authored outstanding research papers and theses during the 2013 calendar year have been named winners in the university's Undergraduate Research Awards competition sponsored by the University of Oregon Libraries.
The annual competitive program honors UO students who produce exceptional original research and scholarship using resources available through the UO Libraries.
A reception honoring the winners is planned for April 25, 2014.
Patricia Aufderheide, a professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and coauthor of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright, will speak on “Remixing Scholarship: When, Why, and How Using Copyrighted Material in Your Work Is a Good Thing” on Tuesday, April 29, at 4 p.m. in Knight Library’s Browsing Room.
Several hypothetical scenarios illustrate the complexity in the use of copyrighted materials:
A celebration of the James Blue Archive and a talk on film preservation will take place in Knight Library’s Browsing Room on the UO campus at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. Representatives from the James and Richard Blue Foundation will be on hand to participate in the event.
James Blue, a University of Oregon alumnus and award-winning independent filmmaker, is renowned for his socially engaged documentaries and teaching.
Have a pint in honor of UO alumnus Ken Kesey at the Rogue Public House on Thursday, April 3, from 6-9 p.m. University of Oregon Libraries staff will be on hand at 844 Olive Street to share stories about the Kesey collection and discuss its collaboration with Rogue Ales for Ken Kesey Night.
The university purchased the Kesey collection – a 121-box archive of the author’s manuscripts, artwork, collages, photographs and correspondences dating back to 1960 – in October. The UO Libraries continues to raise funds for organizing, preserving and digitizing the materials.
Professor Gina Psaki, from the UO's Department of Romance Languages, will lead a journey through Dante's Paradiso in a UO Insight Seminar scheduled for two Saturdays: May 17 and May 31. The seminar sessions run from 9:30 a.m. to noon in Knight Library's Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid Street, on the UO campus. The registration fee for the noncredit, ungraded seminar is $45. Learn more and register online at https://library.uoregon.edu/administration/insight.html.
Professor Marc Vanscheeuwijck, from the UO's School of Music and Dance, will lead a UO Insight Seminar entitled "How Original Was Mozart?" beginning Wednesday, May 7, and continuing on the three following Wednesdays: May 14, 21, and 28. The seminar runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Knight Library's Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid Street, on the UO campus. The registration fee for the noncredit, ungraded seminar is $99. Learn more and register online at https://library.uoregon.edu/administration/insight.html.
Wishwam Bride, The North American Indian: The Nez Perces, Wallawalla, Umatilla, Cayuse, The Chinookan Tribes (portfolio), plate no. 281, Edward S. Curtis, 1911.
Saturday, May 3, 9:15 a.m.-1 p.m.
James Fox and Jennifer O’Neal, from the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives, will offer an inside look at the photographic work of Edward Curtis in a half-day UO Insight Seminar entitled "Native American Photographs: The Art of Edward Curtis." The seminar is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, from 9:15 a.m. until 1 p.m., in Knight Library's Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid Street, on the UO campus. The registration fee for the noncredit, ungraded seminar is $45.
Anita Weiss, professor of International Studies at the UO, will offer a UO Insight Seminar entitled "Militant Islam" beginning Saturday, April 5, in Knight Library's Browsing Room, 1501 Kincaid Street, on the UO campus. The seminar sessions, which run from 9:30 a.m. until noon, will continue for three more consecutive Saturdays: April 12, 19, and 26. The registration fee for the noncredit, ungraded seminar is $99.