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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 12-5 p.m., A&AA Library (200 Lawrence Hall)

Art+Feminism logo

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide tutorials for the beginner Wikipedian, reference materials, and refreshments.

Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

Corazón de Dixie: Mexicanos in the U.S. South since 1910

A conversation with author Julie M. Weise (UO Department of History) and Natalia Molina (UC San Diego)

Poster advertising talk by Julie Weise, author of Corazon de Dixie

Friday, February 19, 2016, 3:00 p.m.

McKenzie Hall Rm. 375, 1101 Kincaid St., University of Oregon
Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Peg Lynch’s Typewriter

Peg Lynch’s Typewriter

A window into the birth of sitcoms

Sitcom pioneering Peg Lynch with typewriter and huge pile of scripts
Peg Lynch's first typewriter

Some of the first sitcoms were typed on these keys.

This typewriter belonged to Peg Lynch, creator of the TV and radio sitcom Ethel and Albert. Premiering on ABC radio in 1944 and on NBC television in 1950, Ethel and Albert was the first “show about nothing”; it followed a suburban couple through storylines as mundane as trying to open a pickle jar, dropping Lynch’s quiet but intelligent humor into them.

Disorderly Nature and Biological Diversity: Aristotelian Environmentalism in Historical Perspective

Disorderly Nature and Biological Diversity: Aristotelian Environmentalism in Historical Perspective

A talk by Malcolm Wilson, Professor of Classics, University of Oregon

ORBI 2015-16 lecture series poster

Wednesday, February 10, 4:45 pm
Paulson Reading Room, Knight Library (second floor north; in Special Collections and University Archives) 
Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon/Rare Book School Fellowship in Critical Biography, Robert D. Clark Honors College, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, Oregon Humanities Center, and UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives.

From Novel in Verse to Opera: Pushkin, Tchaikovsky, and Eugene Onegin

From Novel in Verse to Opera: Pushkin, Tchaikovsky, and Eugene Onegin

Exhibit in Knight Library, February 1 - March 31, 2016

Exhibit poster features portrait painting of Aleksandr Pushkin
Illustration from Eugene Onegin:
"The Duel" by Alik Polishchuk (Age 7)

In conjunction with Eugene Opera's 2016 production of Eugene Onegin, this exhibition at Knight Library explores Russian intellectual and cultural life of the nineteenth century, when Aleksandr Pushkin (1799-1837) and Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893) flourished.

Basics of 3D Printing and Object Design

Basics of 3D Printing and Object Design

Free Workshop in the Science Library

CAD graphic of flask-shaped object to print on MakerBot 3D printer

Thursday, February 18, 3-4 p.m., Science Library Room B012

Tuesday, March 1, 5-6 p.m., Science Library Room B012

Learn how to print in 3D! The UO Science Library offers free one-hour workshops on using computer assisted design (CAD) to make objects that can then be printed in 3D.

Blackboard LMS to Sunset this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Blackboard LMS to Sunset this Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016

Canvas LMS replaces Blackboard

pair of ducks on tranquil lake with sunset
Ducks: Don't forget the sunset on Sunday!

The sunset of our Blackboard Learning Management System (LMS) will occur this Sunday, January 31, 2016. Canvas LMS replaces Blackboard as the University of Oregon’s LMS.

The decision to switch to Canvas was made at the request of UO faculty. Canvas was selected on the basis of extensive testing and the assessment of data from multiple pilots.

Winners Selected! Canvas Faculty Survey Sweepstakes

Winners Selected! Canvas Faculty Survey Sweepstakes

Jean Nganou, Mathematics and Julie Hessler, History
Jean Nganou (Mathematics) and Julie Hessler (History) won $50 gift cards from CMET.
Benjamin Young, Mathematics
Benjamin Young (Mathematics) is one of the 50 UO instructors who received Canvas mugs.
Andrew Bonamici
Gift card winners were chosen by true random number generator--UO Libraries Associate Dean Andrew Bonamici points to the results.

The results are in! 2,724 UO courses were published and taught in Canvas during the Fall 2015 term. That's an all-time high!

All Fall 2015 instructors who completed CMET's Canvas faculty feedback survey were eligible to win prizes. Selected by true random number generator, the four winners of $50 gift cards to The Duck Store/Digital Duck are:

Mark Elton (Business)
Julie Hessler (History)
Jean Nganou (Mathematics)
Brent Walth (Journalism)

Time's Pencil

Time's Pencil

Shakespeare after the Folio

Poster image for Time's Pencil: Shakespeare after the Folio exhibit

Special Collections and University Archives (Knight Library, second floor North)
January 6-March 28, 2016

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In Sonnet 16, Shakespeare writes of “Time’s pencil,” the passage of time that changes even a beloved person, seeming to depict him differently physically and in memory as the years pass.

From Clavichord to Grand Piano (1500-1900)

From Clavichord to Grand Piano (1500-1900)

Tuesday, January 5, 7 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room

Woman at the Clavichord by Gerrit Dou, c. 1665
Woman at the Clavichord by Gerrit Dou, c. 1665

Introductory Lecture
Free and Open to the Public

Often music history texts tell us that the harpsichord was the predecessor of the piano. Although this is partly true in terms of repertoire, the clavichord is its true antecedent. In this talk, Marc Vanscheeuwijck of the UO School of Music and Dance will explore how the repertoires of the 18th and 19th centuries that we are accustomed to hearing on the modern grand piano actually sounded when performed on the appropriate instruments of their day.

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