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Spring UO Insight Seminars Explore Multiple Cultures

Spring UO Insight Seminars Explore Multiple Cultures

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The schedule has been set for the popular UO Insight Seminars for spring term, 2014. Spring term also features two free public lectures that introduce material covered in more depth in the full seminars. All sessions are held in Knight Library's Browsing Room unless otherwise noted.

The schedule is below. To learn more about the individual seminars and to register, visit the Insight Seminars page.

In the Workshop of the Mind: The Role of Amanuenses in Early Modern Europe

In the Workshop of the Mind: The Role of Amanuenses in Early Modern Europe

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Thursday, May 15, 4:00 p.m.

The Oregon Rare Books Initiative (ORBI) seeks to publicize the UO Libraries’ wonderful early print and manuscript collections, most of which are housed in Special Collections and University Archives in Knight Library. The series of talks covering some of the collections is meant to encourage the use of rare books and manuscripts in the classroom and stimulate an intellectual community gathered around the history of the book.

The ORBI schedule of talks for the remainder of the year is as follows.

Symposium on Archives and Human Rights Set for Oct. 24

Symposium on Archives and Human Rights Set for Oct. 24

archive symposium imageInternationally known speakers and panelists will be on hand for a symposium on archives and human rights on Thursday, Oct. 24, on the University of Oregon campus. “From Silence to Memory: Archives and Human Rights in Guatemala and Beyond” will also offer a screening of a recent documentary film on human rights in Guatemala.

UO Releases Book and Documentary Film on Human Rights in Guatemala

UO Releases Book and Documentary Film on Human Rights in Guatemala

The University of Oregon is pleased to announce the release of a book translation and documentary film that highlight efforts by Guatemalans to overcome decades of silence and impunity over human rights abuses guatemalan archives book covercommitted during the war that ravaged that country between 1960 and 1996.

Music and Literary Legacy of Harry S. Stamper Jr. Celebrated Sat., August 10

Music and Literary Legacy of Harry S. Stamper Jr. Celebrated Sat., August 10

Harry S. Stamper Jr.A celebration of the musical and literary legacy of acclaimed songwriter, folksinger, longshoreman, and community and labor activist Harry S. Stamper Jr. will be held Saturday, August 10, 2013, at 7:30 p.m., at the Wesley Center, 1236 Kincaid St., Eugene.

The event will feature

UO Libraries’ Kelley McGrath Receives Nancy B. Olson Award

UO Libraries’ Kelley McGrath Receives Nancy B. Olson Award

Kelley McGrathMetadata Management Librarian Kelley McGrath has been named the winner of the Nancy B. Olson Award for 2013. Each year, Online Audiovisual Catalogers (OLAC), an international organization for catalogers concerned with all types of nonprint materials, honors an individual who contributes to major advances in the field of audiovisual cataloging.

Margaret Bean Receives UO Libraries' Solari Incentive Award

Margaret Bean Receives UO Libraries' Solari Incentive Award

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Margaret Bean, head of the Science Library, has received a 2013 Solari Incentive Award for her proposal to establish a Science Boot Camp for librarians in the region.

Elizabeth Peterson Is UO Libraries' 2013 Solari Recognition Award Winner

Elizabeth Peterson Is UO Libraries' 2013 Solari Recognition Award Winner

Elizabeth PetersonElizabeth Peterson, humanities/literature librarian, who is also a subject specialist for cinema studies, has been named the recipient of the library's 2013 Solari Recognition Award.

Library Stages Poster Graphics Competition during Student Research Events

Library Stages Poster Graphics Competition during Student Research Events

During the recent UO Graduate Research Forum and the Undergraduate Symposium held in the EMU, the UO Libraries organized a research poster competition in which students’ posters were judged on the quality of graphics used and the aesthetic and visual impact they had in supporting the overall research presentation. The use of graphics to convey central research themes, the use of color and fonts to communicate research ideas, and originality were considered in the judging.

Internet2 Honors Huter and Smith of UO's Network Startup Resource Center

Internet2 Honors Huter and Smith of UO's Network Startup Resource Center

dale smith receives internet2 awardTwo leaders of the University of Oregon-based Network Startup Resource Center (NSRC)– Steven Huter and Dale Smith (at left, in photo) – have received the Internet2 President's Leadership Award for their efforts in building and expanding Internet infrastructure and training technicians around the world. The NSRC is housed in Knight Library.

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