University of Oregon

Libraries Events and Exhibits, 2017-2018

FALL 2017 EXHIBITS

Treasures of Design
Design Library, Marion Dean Ross Reading Room and Current Periodicals Room
In celebration of the renaming of the School of Architecture & Allied Arts to the College of Design, this exhibit showcases works from the special collections of the Design Library and presents archival sources documenting the history of the college and its library support.

It’s So Meta: Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, Digital Libraries
Knight Library
This exhibit highlights UO’s digital humanities and digital scholarship activities, services, and facilities. Tentative exhibit themes include Digital Humanities and Digital Scholarship at the UO: Past, Present, and Future.

Law in a World of Capes, Tights, and Trench Coats
Law Library, August 14-December 14, 2017
What is the role of the superhero in the legal system?  What rules of criminal procedure and evidence apply when a superhero works with law enforcement to solve crimes?  Can regular non-super individuals serve as an un-biased jury of peers to a superhuman defendant? Are back issues of comic books appropriate legal precedent to guide our decisions? Comic books provide an illustrative means of understanding jurisprudence and many principles of law. Superheroes have a complicated relationship with the legal world. They have been depicted as protectors and enforcers of justice, vigilantes, defendants, and even lawyers.  Accordingly, it is worthwhile to pause while fighting the never-ending battle for Truth, Justice and the American Way and ask, what is justice in the multiverse?

A Different Oregon Trail: Latin American Music in Oregon
Knight Library, Music (third floor)
This exhibit explores the ways in which settlers from the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America have impacted musical life in Oregon over the past five hundred years. From the Spanish explorers who named parts of the Oregon coast in the sixteenth century, to Basque cowboys working the ranches of eastern Oregon in the nineteenth century, to Latinx communities throughout the Willamette Valley in the current day, a rich repertoire of sacred and secular music has permeated Oregon's cultural life, both preserving traditions and creating new musical practices. Showcasing books, scores, and recordings from the UO Libraries Music collection, and photographs provided by contemporary musicians, we trace Oregon's Latin American musical heritage to discover a different Oregon trail.

Student Work
Portland Library and Learning Commons
A rotating exhibit of student artwork; typical examples include large-format photography, architectural boards, and watercolors.

150th Birthday of Marie Curie
Price Science Commons and Research Library

Reformation Day: 2017
Knight Library, Special Collections and University Archives
A collaboration between Special Collections and University Archives, Northwest Christian University, and University of Oregon History Department.

Idea, Imagination, and Invention: The Life of Ursula K. Le Guin
Theatre Arts Department Lobby
November 2-18, 2017
This exhibit is in conjunction with a stage adaptation of Ursula LeGuin's The Left Hand of Darkness.

FALL 2017 EVENTS

Digital Humanities Speakers Series
Knight Library Browsing Room
October 26, 2017: Siobhan Senier, Professor of English, University of New Hampshire
November 9, 2017: Ryan Cordell, Assistant Professor of English, Northeastern University
The speakers series is co-sponsored by UO Libraries, College of Arts and Sciences, and Environmental Studies.

Flock Party
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
September 22, 2017

Zine-Making!
Knight Library
October/November 2017
A zine-making event, focusing on the Common Reading book and in connection with student groups on campus focused on diversity, inclusivity, and human rights. Open to the UO Community and to members of the general public.

Talks of the Eugene Natural History Society
Willamette Hall Room 100
Monthly, September 2017-May 2018
In collaboration with the Price Science Commons and Research Library, the Eugene Natural History Society (http://pages.uoregon.edu/enhs/) holds monthly public and free talks on natural history.

Books by Design
Design Library, Room M200
Books by Design is a series of brown bag discussions. Each term, a faculty member from the College of Design presents their recently published work followed by a Q&A. This event is open to all.

Reformation Day Lectures
Knight Library
Tentatively October 26, October 31, November 1, 2017
The 500th Anniversary of Reformation Day, in collaboration with Special Collections and University Archives, Northwest Christian University Library, JSMA, and UO History Department

WINTER 2018 EXHIBITS

Common Reading: Artists’ Books and Roundhouse
Design Library Reading Room
A showcase of artists' books and other resources from the Design Library and Special Collections and University Archives related to the Common Reading Book Roundhouse.

It’s So Meta: Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, Digital Libraries
Knight Library (Exhibit continued from fall 2017)

Historic Knight Library: Art & Architecture
Knight Library
This exhibit will feature the historic art and its creators described in the Libraries’ new research guide. 

Student Work
Portland Library and Learning Commons
Continued from Fall 2017

WINTER 2018 EVENTS

Digital Humanities Speakers Series
Knight Library Browsing Room
The speakers series is co-sponsored by UO Libraries, College of Arts and Sciences, and Environmental Studies.

The Power of Limits: 360 Seconds to Present Your Research Ideas, Interest, or Experience
Price Science Commons and Research Library
“Ignite” is a presentation format in which each speaker is allotted five minutes to present 15 (generally word-free) slides for 20 seconds each.

Talk by author Elinor Langer
Special Collections and University Archives has Portland author Elinor Langer’s research papers for her book A Hundred Little Hitlers: The Death of a Black Man, the Trial of a White Racist, and the Rise of the Neo-Nazi Movement in America.

Digital Privacy Workshop
A workshop on digital privacy, encryption services, Tor, and VPNs.

Making Artists’ Books
Design Library, Room M200
A look at the Design Library artists' books collection with the opportunity to create an artist book.

Books by Design
See Fall 2017

SPRING 2018 EXHIBITS

Student Work Featuring Product Design
Design Library Reading Room
Student work featuring product design.

History of Disability Rights in America
Special Collections and University Archives
This exhibit recognizes the importance of the history of the Disabled in America. The disability rights and independent living movements transformed American society, and any history of American social and political life of the late twentieth century must include reference to those activities. This exhibit incorporates a travelling exhibit, Patient No More, which focuses on the disability rights activism of the 1970s. In 1972, the first Center for Independent Living was founded by disability activists in Berkeley, California. These same activists were involved in a series of landmark court decisions, which sustained advocacy for legislation such as the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1975. Their efforts had a direct bearing on the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The exhibit will also document parallel activities in Eugene and showcase the history of various disabilities and their struggles to obtain full citizenship.

Highlights of the Shobundo Nosatsu Collection
Knight Library
This exhibit highlights a recent collection of nosatsu prints. The collections includes approximately 80 albums of nosatsu prints, as well as woodblocks and other woodblock printing tools.

Student Work
Portland Library and Learning Commons
Continued from Fall 2017

Global Science Award Winners
Price Science Commons and Research Library
A picture exhibit of Science Award winners from around the world, including Nobel as well as many other winners from many other countries.

SPRING 2018 EVENTS

Conversation Project
The UO Libraries to host one to two Oregon Humanities’ conversation projects. Tentative projects include topics related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Books by Design
See fall 2017

SUMMER 2018 EXHIBITS

Student Work
Portland Library and Learning Commons
Continued from Fall 2017

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