Community impact events

campus spring
Spring means trees--and opportunities to engage--are blooming all over campus. Scroll down to see events that may have impacts to university neighbors. Click each item for more information.

May 23
Aperture Gallery: Meerah Powell7:00 a.m.

 

Now showing the glorious concert photography of Meerah Powell in the Aperture Gallery of the EMU. Meerah Powell was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, and spent a lot of...

April 1–June 14
Erb Memorial Union (EMU)

 

Now showing the glorious concert photography of Meerah Powell in the Aperture Gallery of the EMU. Meerah Powell was born and raised in Eugene, Oregon, and spent a lot of time around music growing up. Whether it was watching performances from the crowd, or playing in bands on the stage, music was what made Meerah feel most at home — and it was what introduced her to journalism. Meerah is a self-taught photographer and began writing about and photographing live music when she began studying at the University of Oregon, working with the Daily Emerald and later on, after graduating with the class of 2017, as a staff writer with Eugene Weekly. Having the chance to photograph and talk with some of her favorite artists throughout the years helped Meerah grow not only professionally, but personally. Although now she's heavily covering news, working as a general assignment and breaking news reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, she still spends a great amount of time around music as it will always serve as a great inspirational and creative space for her. The works of Meerah Powell will be on display in the Aperture Gallery from now until the end of Spring term.

May 23
Emergence: Art from Inside7:00 a.m.

Emergence: Art from Inside features work by twenty artists who are incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary and the Oregon State Correctional Institution - both located in...
April 5–June 7
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Galley

Emergence: Art from Inside features work by twenty artists who are incarcerated at the Oregon State Penitentiary and the Oregon State Correctional Institution - both located in Salem, Oregon - as well as youth artists from Serbu Youth Detention Center in Eugene. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Visual Arts Team and the UO Prison Education Program, which provides for-credit UO courses and other academic programming at five adult and youth facilities in Oregon. The UO Prison Education Program was established in 2016, building on ten years of collaboration with the Oregon Department of Corrections to offer Inside-Out courses at Oregon State Penitentiary and the Oregon State Correctional Institution. Some artists represented in the exhibition have taken many classes through the UO's programming inside these institutions, while others have not. The goal of bringing these pieces together to offer the venue for the work and talent of incarcerated artists to emerge into a space of higher education. Likewise, the exhibition aims to offer a glimpse into the common threads and variations emergent across work being created inside, with an opportunity for incarcerated artists to describe what art making means to them. Emergence will be on view throughout Spring term. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, April 18th from 6-7pm here in the Adell McMillan Gallery.

May 23
Blue Star Museums11:00 a.m.

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and veterans year-round. From Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, we are...
May 18–September 1
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission to active-duty military personnel and veterans year-round. From Armed Forces Day through Labor Day, we are proud to extend the offer of free admission to all military families (with ID) through the Blue Star Museums program! 

May 23
Korda y el espíritu de la Revolución cubana (Korda and the Spirit of the Cuban Revolution)11:00 a.m.

The exhibition features a selection of some of the most iconic images that symbolize the ideals of the Cuban Revolution by internationally renowned photographer Alberto Fernando...
March 2–July 21
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

The exhibition features a selection of some of the most iconic images that symbolize the ideals of the Cuban Revolution by internationally renowned photographer Alberto Fernando Díaz Gutiérrez, better known as Alberto Korda, or simply Korda (1928-2001). This group of vintage photographs includes one of the most reproduced images in the world—Korda’s portrait of Ernesto “Che” Guevara titled Guerillero Heroíco, 1960. Originally part of the photographer’s personal collection, these works are on loan to the JSMA from the Collection of Dr. Steve Pieczenik and Dr. Roberta Rovner Pieczenik and Family, Chevy Chase, Maryland. In the 1950s, Korda excelled as a publicist and fashion photographer at Studios Korda in Havana.

In 1959, he changed his models from glamorous women to revolutionary heroes. In Korda’s last interview, conducted in Havana in January 2001, he stated, “I have loved the beauty of women as much as the beauty of the men who led the Revolution. The beauty of those men is not only aesthetic but also moral.” From 1959 to 1968, Korda enjoyed the trust and respect of Fidel Castro, and he accompanied Castro on all his national and international travels, photographing major political events as well as significant stages in the leader’s public and personal life. During this decade, Korda was not a photojournalist working for a publication or for the Cuban government, but an artist committed to his own artistic practice and to the ethics of Castro and the Cuban Revolution.

Also featured in the exhibition are several silkscreen prints published by Havana’s Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa, and Latin America (OSPAAAL), a testament to Korda’s enduring influence on artists and other art forms in Cuba. The exhibition is co-curated by Cheryl Hartup, Associate Curator of Academic Programs and Latin American Art, and UO undergraduate history student Savannah Evans.

May 23
Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe 11:00 a.m.

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred
April 17–November 10
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Saints and Spirits in Early Modern Europe juxtaposes images of distillation and related revelry with representations of saints and the sacred

May 23
LGBTea Timenoon

Looking for a place to sip some tea, make some friends, and have fun? Come to LGBTea Time!

 

From noon-2 p.m., there will be an assortment of free...

April 11–June 6
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), 022

Looking for a place to sip some tea, make some friends, and have fun? Come to LGBTea Time!

 

From noon-2 p.m., there will be an assortment of free Townshend's tea and crafting with assistance from the UO Craft Center! Stop by the LGBTQA3 Office (EMU 022) for a great opportunity to interact with fellow members of the queer community.

May 23
2PM Walk & Talks2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a talk and exhibit tour! Perfect for solo visitors, couples, or...

February 12–July 31
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a talk and exhibit tour! Perfect for solo visitors, couples, or small groups, 2PM Walk & Talks are included with the price of admission. Topics range from the geology of the Cascades to Oregon’s dynamic cultural heritage. Call 541-346-3024 to find out what we’re talking about today!   

May 23
Womxn of Color in Leadership Panel 6:00 p.m.

Hear stories of womxn of color thriving in leadership, told by womxn of color. 
May 23 6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Gerlinger Hall, Alumni Lounge

Hear stories of womxn of color thriving in leadership, told by womxn of color. 

May 24
GSHS: Zaira Castillo-Ramos, piano12:15 p.m.

PERFORMING

Bach Toccata in C Minor
Beethoven Sonata, Op. 110

Senior Undergraduate Student of Dr. Alexandre Dossin

May 24 12:15 p.m.–12:45 p.m.
Global Scholars Hall

PERFORMING

Bach Toccata in C Minor

Beethoven Sonata, Op. 110

Senior Undergraduate Student of Dr. Alexandre Dossin

May 24
Beginning Samba Lesson and Formal Dance7:30 p.m.

Join us at the Oregon Ballroom Dance Club for our once-a-term formal dance. We will have a beginners Samba lesson and social dance. Beginning Samba lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m.,...
May 24 7:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m.
Gerlinger Hall

Join us at the Oregon Ballroom Dance Club for our once-a-term formal dance. We will have a beginners Samba lesson and social dance. Beginning Samba lesson 7:30-8:30 p.m., followed by social dancing until 10:30 p.m. $5 for students with ID, $7 for community members. Light refreshments are provided. No experience or partner necessary! Formal dress is encouraged, but not required.

May 24
The Home Planet7:30 p.m.

It has been 50 years since humans landed on the Moon. Maybe you remember? In 1969, when astronauts looked back at the Earth from space, they fell in love with “the Blue...
May 24–June 8
Miller Theatre Complex, Robinson Theatre

It has been 50 years since humans landed on the Moon. Maybe you remember? In 1969, when astronauts looked back at the Earth from space, they fell in love with “the Blue Planet,” and the photos they sent back changed us all. 'The Home Planet' is a poetic, visual, and musical journey celebrating the hope inspired by those first photos and our stories of connection to the blue planet we call home. This collaboration with composer/performer Cullen Vance exalts the sustaining beauty of that historic moment and the call of our own moment in history.

May 25
Insight Seminars: Walden9:30 a.m.

An exploration of Thoreau’s peculiar life and his classic meditation on Nature, suitable for novices, fans, and skeptics alike.
May 4–25
Knight Library, Browsing Room

An exploration of Thoreau’s peculiar life and his classic meditation on Nature, suitable for novices, fans, and skeptics alike.

May 25
Chamber Music on Campus 3:00 p.m.

LIVE-STREAMED

This event will be live-streamed on the SOMD website.

May 25 3:00 p.m.
Beall Concert Hall

LIVE-STREAMED

This event will be live-streamed on the SOMD website.

May 28
Chamber Music on Campus 7:30 p.m.

May 28 7:30 p.m.
Berwick Hall
May 29
West Coast Swing Dance7:00 p.m.

Free weekly Wednesday lessons starting at 7 p.m. (one beginner, one intermediate lesson), then at 8 p.m. we'll be gliding into social dance until 10 p.m.

We hope to see you...

April 17–June 5
Global Scholars Hall, 123

Free weekly Wednesday lessons starting at 7 p.m. (one beginner, one intermediate lesson), then at 8 p.m. we'll be gliding into social dance until 10 p.m.

We hope to see you there! No experience or partner necessary (but both welcome)!