Topic: Knight Library

Special Collections in Knight Library has over 700 Golden Age comic books

By on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 11:02 pm.

On the second floor of the Knight Library is a temperature-controlled room filled with original manuscripts and photographs, some dating back to medieval times and some from just last year. In this mixture of rare and valuable documents lie about 750 comic books from its Golden Age – 1939 through the mid 1950s. Welcome to […]

Jack Ohman discusses the impact political cartoons still hold today

By on Thursday, Oct. 9 at 1:12 pm.

Now through November, the Knight Library is home to several political cartoons of Wayne Morse, the 1945-1969 senator from Oregon, who was known for his strong opposition to the Vietnam War. The cartoons in the exhibit depict Morse as “an independent, one to challenge authority, a peace activist, and an advocate for public power,” says Dr. Margaret Hallock, […]

Photos: Hundreds gather to celebrate Holi, the Indian festival of colors

By on Wednesday, Jun. 4 at 4:18 am.

The University of Oregon students of the Indian Subcontinent hosted Holi, the Indian festival of colors, at Knight Library lawn in Eugene, Oregon, on Tuesday, June 3, 2014. The event brought hundreds of students to the lawn to celebrate the vibrant colors of springtime. Students were encouraged to wear white as the corn flour powder packets […]

Former SNL writer Matt Piedmont to speak at Knight Library Tuesday afternoon

By on Wednesday, Apr. 30 at 10:49 am.

Aspiring comedy writers, mark your calendars. Saturday Night Lives’ Matt Piedmont, former writer and co-creator for the IFC miniseries series “The Spoils of Babylon,” will discuss his life as a screenwriter Tuesday afternoon. Piedmont wrote for SNL from 1996 to 2003, contributing to more than 100 episodes and earning an Emmy in the process. His […]

Wknd Calendar: Check out what’s going on in Eugene and Portland April 24-27

By on Wednesday, Apr. 23 at 8:25 pm.

Cinema Pacific Film Festival will be in Eugene this weekend. Here are some of the highlights from the festival. April 24 Villa: Check out this free live staged reading of the Chilean play about a former villa turned into torture barracks by the military. Director Guillermo Calderón will be present and Portland actors Rebecca Lingafelter, Cristina Miles and Dana […]

Welcome to the jungle: Knight Library employees witness chaos, oddities during finals week

By on Tuesday, Mar. 25 at 1:24 pm.

Students double fisting Dutch Bros with blank expressions at 8 a.m. scout the desks nearest to the coveted outlets. Finals week brought many students to the Knight Library at all hours of the day and night, armed with laptops, chargers, caffeine and the occasional pizza. During finals week, the typical library schedule goes from being open […]

University Film Organization prepares Felicia Maunu for movie business

By on Friday, Mar. 7 at 11:58 am.

Concentration rung heavy in the room. All eyes were locked onto their computer screens. It was a Tuesday night in the Cinema Studies Lab on the second floor of Knight Library as members of the University Film Organization practiced editing for their weekly workshop. Over in the far left corner of the room, a few other members set up […]

West entrance to Knight Library blocked by fallen tree limb

By on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 4:24 pm.

A fallen tree limb has blocked the western entrance to the Knight Library. Three University of Oregon Campus Operations staff members have been placing caution tape around tree areas and cautioning passers by to avoid walking under the trees, which can be difficult on the UO campus. Library employee Kate Smith estimates that the limb […]

Ken Kesey’s legacy continues at UO following visit from Further

By on Thursday, Jan. 30 at 1:51 pm.

A recreation of Ken Kesey’s famous psycheldelic bus, Further,  drove through Eugene last week, driven by son Zane Kesey. “It was about the kids, the truth and the weed,” said former University of Oregon English professor Jenie Murphy of Ken Kesey’s life, while riding Further. The bus traveled Eugene on Thursday Jan. 16 in celebration of […]

Pixar Animation Studios visits UO’s Knight Library

By on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10:42 am.

The University of Oregon’s Cinema Studies Department hosted Pixar Animation Studios’ Greg Snyder and CJ Hsu at 4 p.m., Monday in the Knight Library. CJ Hsu, a first assistant editor at Pixar and Greg Snyder, film editor, are both graduates of the University of Oregon in Fine Arts-Film Concentration and Communications and Film respectively. Mike […]

Think.Play leads a push to legitimize video games

By on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 10:56 am.

On a night when most people at the library are sitting in obscure corners, bogged down in textbooks or bulldozing their way through last-minute essays, there’s another part of the building where laughter, debating voices and occasionally the sound of Pacman eating a meal can be heard bouncing off the walls. Wednesday at 7 p.m., a […]

Wake up: Not only drug dealers sell Adderall

By on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 3:52 pm.

Workloads can be heavy for students at the University of Oregon. “Trying to juggle school and internships and then cramming for midterms can get really overwhelming sometimes,” senior Adam Jacobs said. While there are many different options for students who want to manage their time wisely, such as Knight Library’s 24-hour accessibility to office hours […]

Man arrested for sexual harassment in Knight Library

By on Monday, Nov. 4 at 10:17 am.

Thomas Matthew Jonas was arrested by the UOPD on Nov. 3 after being accused of sexually harassing three UO students. He has been charged with harassment and second-degree trespass. From the UOPD’s press release: “Three women reported to UOPD that a man matching Jonas’s description physically harassed them at the university’s Knight Library on Oct. 1, 24 and […]

Symposium kicks off at UO on Human Rights of Guatemalan Citizens

By on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at 4:27 pm.

Internationally known speakers and panelists will arrive at the University of Oregon on Thursday, Oct. 24 to kick off “From Silence to Memory: Archives and Human Rights in Guatemala and Beyond.” This symposium is dedicated to ending human rights abuse in Guatemala. Several human rights issues will be discussed, but the emphasis of the symposium […]

Red Zone brings awareness to sexual assault

By on Monday, Oct. 14 at 10:39 am.

For the third year in a row, the ASUO Women’s Center will participate in the annual Red Zone campaign to bring attention to the increased number of assault cases in the first six weeks of fall term. The campaign will officially start Oct. 14 with the placement of 2,870 red flags near the Knight Library to represent the thousands of […]

Oregon football’s $68 million performance center has a name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex

By on Friday, Aug. 2 at 2:42 pm.

The $68 million Oregon football performance center that has garnered national attention over the last few days finally has an official name: The Hatfield-Dowlin Complex. Named for Lola Hatfield and Dorothie Dowlin, Phil Knight’s mother and mother-in-law, respectively, the structure is the second large-scale project named after members of the Knight family in recent years […]

UO community gathers for solidarity demonstration for Turkish protesters

By on Wednesday, Jun. 5 at 11:20 am.

Approximately 100 students, staff and faculty gathered outside the Knight Library on Tuesday in a solidarity demonstration for Turkish protesters. Turkish protesters endured excessive police brutality after a sit-in on Friday for the preservation of a public park escalated into violence and mass protests. Hundreds of protesters and police have been injured, making this the […]