Current SCUA Events

Below is a list of current and past events that have either been hosted by or sponsored by UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives or showcases our collections:

Fall Term 2014:

  •  Tuesday, September 30, 5 p.m.
    Line of Fire: Cartooning’s Political Impact, with Jack Ohman, Gerlingher Lounge, UO Libraries cosponsors, free. Details here and here.

2013-2014 Events:

  • Sat, May 17, 9:30am – Sat, May 17, 12:00pm, UO Insight Seminar Savors Dante’s Paradiso 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.
  • Monday, May 12, 2014, 3:30-5:00pm, Activating Undergraduate Education with the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and Libraries Special Collections How do students come to see themselves as wielding the tools of a university education to pursue questions that fascinate them, rather than imagining education as something they “receive” through a series of imposed course and institutional requirements? UO’s remarkable museums and Special Collections will come together to discuss how notions of “visitor generated content” have changed the experience of the museum and the archive in ways that resonate with the highest goals of many undergraduate courses. Faculty and museum-staff pairs will share particular class assignments that have used these resources to turn students into researchers, collectors, archivists, explorers, and contributors. Come get a sense of intriguing—and scalable—ways faculty have worked with the JSMA, MNCH, and Special Collections and how students have responded to the invitation to not just receive knowledge, but also create and publicly disseminate it.
  • Thursday, May 8, 6:30 – 8:30 PM, Luther Cressman: Quest for the First People
    Oregon Public Broadcasting and the UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History (MNCH) invite the community to a free screening of OPB’s new Oregon Experience featuring the life of former MNCH director Luther Cressman. The screening will be held at the John E. Jaqua Academic Center for Student Affairs, 101 (Harrington Auditorium) 1615 East 13th, Eugene, OR 97403.In the 1930s, University of Oregon archaeologist Luther Cressman uncovered ice age sandals in a rural Oregon cave. At 10,000 years old, they are the oldest footwear ever discovered. The find was controversial, and it forever changed theories about how and when people first arrived in the Americas. Luther Cressman: Quest for the First People examines Cressman’s life, and his lifelong search for the first Americans.
  • Wednesday, May 7, 4:00PM-6:00PM, PCUN Open House
    Educators, students, and community members interested in learning more about conducting research in areas related to Latino/a and Latin American Studies are invited are invited to an open house on the UO campus on Wednesday, May 7, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The open house in the Paulson Reading Room in Special Collections and University Archives on the second floor of Knight Library.
  • Sat, May 03, 9:15am – Sat, May 03, 12:00pm, UO Insight Seminar Surveys Edward Curtis’s Native American Photographs
    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.
  • Wed, Apr 23, 4:00pm – Wed, Apr 23, 5:30pm, Library and Cinema Pacific Celebrate Acquisition of James Blue Archive
    At 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23, a ceremony celebrating the donation of the James Blue Archive to the UO Libraries Special Collections and University Archives will take place in Knight Library’s Browsing Room on the UO campus. The archive is a gift of the James and Richard Blue Foundation. James Blue, a University of Oregon alumnus and award-winning independent filmmaker.
  • Tuesday, April 22, 4:00-5:30 PM, Exhibit Opening, “Recipe: The Kitchen and Laboratory in the West, 1400-2000,” Knight Library Browsing Room
    Exhibit is co-curated by Vera Keller, Jennifer Burns Bright and the students of Clark Honors College History 431, “History of Experiment.”
    4:00 PM: Presentation by Kim Ta, Spencer Kales, David Swanson, Jaclyn Rushing, and Erin Parsons
    4:30 PM: Presentation by Jennifer Burns BrightTours of exhibition at 4:00 and 4:30 PM.
    Catering provided by Party Downtown and Brew Dr. Kombucha.
    Special thanks to Special Collections and University Archives, the Robert D. Clark Honors College, the Oregon Rare Books Initiative, the Department of Environmental Studies, Food Studies, Party Downtown, and Brew Dr. Kombucha.
  • Friday, April 11, 5:00 PM Springfield Museum Exhibit Opening: “Springfield’s Kesey
    “This monumental exhibit displays the entire 42-panel collection of Kesey’s Jail Journal and also brings never before exhibited artifacts to the public, including Kesey’s typewriter and his notorious “Thunder Machine.” What are the Jail Journals? In the summer of 1965, Ken Kesey was incarcerated for six months due to a drug conviction.  While incarcerated, Kesey kept detailed illustrated journals chronicling his experiences in jail. Upon his release, Kesey compiled the journals into an illustrated collage. The finished result was a narrative poster series that came to be known as the Jail Journal. Kesey’s Jail Journal addresses the necessity of penal institutions, the abuse of authority, as well as racial tensions during a time when the civil rights movement was beginning to go into full swing. The Springfield Museum will be displaying the entire set of the Jail Journal panels and later additions to the collection. Ken Kesey’s psychedelic bus, Further, will also be at the opening!  Opening reception Friday, April 11th, 5-8pm at the Springfield Museum,, (541) 726-2300, 590 Main Street, Springfield, Oregon.
  • Wed, Apr 09, 4:45pm – Wed, Apr 09, 6:00pm, Oregon Rare Books Talk Covers Lesbian Philology, Humanist Folly, and the Classical Tradition
    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.
  • Tue, Apr 01, 10:00am – Tue, Apr 01, 4:00pm, The Rajneeshees in Oregon: A Communal Experiment
    In late 1983, Oregon Attorney General Dave Frohnmayer issued an opinion—and soon thereafter filed a lawsuit—challenging the incorporation of Rajneeshpuram, a communal city near the small town of Antelope, in Wasco County, Oregon. Rajneeshpuram, situated in the midst of a 64,000-acre ranch, had been established as an intentional community in 1981 by a group of followers of Bhagwan.



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