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Brazil: Order and Progress

Brazil: Order and Progress

An exhibit in the Knight Library

Winter Term 2017

Brazil: Order and Progress exhibit poster

 

The University of Oregon offers a wide range of courses, events, and materials from and about Brazil -- the largest economy in South America, a growing force on the world stage, and host to major international gatherings like the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. This exhibit will acquaint patrons with the UO Libraries’ Brazilian materials, courses about Brazil offered at the UO, and the country’s culture and history.


This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.

2017 Northwest Women Writers Symposium: “Women and Work"

2017 Northwest Women Writers Symposium: “Women and Work"

With keynote speaker Ayana Mathis

Save the Date! March 3, 2017

Photo of author Ayana Mathis

 

2017 Northwest Women Writers Symposium: “Women and Work,” with keynote speaker Ayana Mathis, “a gifted young writer who chronicles the Great Migration of African Americans to the North in her novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie. The book was selected as an Oprah’s Book Club read in 2013. Mathis is a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, and is currently an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Iowa.

Stuck on Collecting: The Art of Japanese Votive Slips, 1860 to 1930

Stuck on Collecting: The Art of Japanese Votive Slips, 1860 to 1930

Highlights from the UO Libraries' collection on exhibit in Knight Library

March - April, 2017

From The Gertrude Bass Warner Collection of Japanese Votive Slips (nōsatsu), 1850s to 1930s, UO Libraries Special Collections.
Votive Slips Folio 8 Recto, artist unknown. From The Gertrude Bass Warner Collection of Japanese Votive Slips (nōsatsu), 1850s to 1930s, UO Libraries Special Collections.
 
The University of Oregon Libraries holds the only known collection of Japanese shrine and temple votive slips (nōsatsu) in North America. The Gertrude Bass Warner Collection of Japanese Votive Slips comprises nōsatsu dating from the 1850s to 1930s.

Free to Run: The Story of a Race for Liberty

Free to Run: The Story of a Race for Liberty

European documentary features extensive footage from the UO Libraries' archives

Steve Prefontaine, 1972
University of Oregon distance runner Steve Prefontaine (right) with Texas Southern sprinter Robert Taylor, watching action on the track at the 1972 Olympic Trials held at Hayward Field. From Digital Collections, UO Libraries.
Film canisters in the UO Libraries archive.
Free to Run Movie Poster
From Digital Collections, UO Libraries.

A new movie from Europe offers fresh perspective on a subject that often grabs headlines here in Eugene. It also brings to light some of the best historical footage of Oregon’s most legendary runner.

4th Biennial Latino Roots Celebration

4th Biennial Latino Roots Celebration

June 8, 2017

4th Biennial Latino Roots Celebration poster
4 pm - 6 pm
Knight Library Browsing Room
 
Organized by the Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies (CLLAS) and the UO Libraries, the biennial Latino Roots Celebration showcases a series of short video documentaries made by UO students. The Latino Roots course traces Latino and Latin American immigration, settlement, social movements, and civic and political integration in Oregon during the 20th and 21st centuries.

This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.

2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Symposium: A Celebration of Ursula K. Le Guin

2016 James Tiptree, Jr. Symposium: A Celebration of Ursula K. Le Guin

Symposium on feminist SF to highlight Oregon's own Grand Master

Ursula K. Le Guin standing next to library card catalog
Ursula K. Le Guin at Knight Library, December 2015

Welcoming scholars, luminaries, and fans of speculative fiction to Eugene, the University of Oregon will host a two-day symposium dedicated to the life and work of Ursula K. Le Guin on December 2-3, 2016. Co-sponsors include the UO Libraries and Oregon Humanities Center.

View the full schedule of events and speakers. The Tiptree Symposium will be held in Straub Hall on the University of Oregon campus. (View an interactive campus map.)


This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.

Oregon Poetry Association Annual Conference

Oregon Poetry Association Annual Conference

Celebrating the transfer of the Oregon Poetry Collection to Knight Library

Friday, September 30, 2016, 2-4 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room

Logo of the Oregon Poetry Association

 

As part of the Oregon Poetry Association's 2016 Annual Conference, the public is invited to a special celebration welcoming the Oregon Poetry Collection to its new home at the UO Libraries.


This event is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities will be provided if requested in advance by calling 541-346-3056, or email libadmin@uoregon.edu.

As UO Announces Campaign Milestone, Library Celebrates $36+ Million Raised

As UO Announces Campaign Milestone, Library Celebrates $36+ Million Raised

UO Libraries was first academic unit on campus to reach its fundraising goal

With the official announcement earlier this week that the University of Oregon has surpassed the $1 billion halfway mark in its campaign, we thought it also would be a good time to update our many supporters on the UO Libraries' progress to date.

Library Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members

Library Welcomes New Faculty and Staff Members

Katy Lenn appointed Head, Research and Instructional Services

We are pleased to announce that, following a national search, our esteemed colleague Katy Lenn has been appointed the new head of research and instructional services for the UO Libraries.

David de Lorenzo Appointed as Giustina Director of Special Collections and University Archives

David de Lorenzo Appointed as Giustina Director of Special Collections and University Archives

David de Lorenzo
David de Lorenzo

We are delighted to announce the appointment of David de Lorenzo as the University of Oregon Libraries’ first Giustina Director of Special Collections and University Archives.

“David de Lorenzo comes to us through a rigorous, highly competitive national search, bringing extensive leadership experience, deep subject expertise, and a host of impressive professional achievements,” said Adriene Lim, dean of libraries and Philip H. Knight chair.

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