Innovative video artist and sculptor to speak at UO

EDITOR'S NOTE: There will be photo/video opportunities on March 12 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) as Breuning works with 10 students to create photo art project on campus.

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Feb. 27, 2009)-Olaf Breuning is known for his flashes of humor when he creates his unique artwork and reflects on, and pokes fun, at pop culture. Breuning will be the UO Department of Art's 2009 Fowler lecturer and will present a free public lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12, in Lawrence Hall, Room 177, 1190 Franklin Blvd.

UO to host lecture on 200th birthday of Lincoln

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Feb. 4, 2009) -- To honor the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's birth, a University of Oregon professor will give a public lecture about the wartime evolution of the emancipation decision and the contested views of Lincoln's role in reaching that decision.

James Mohr will present, "Abraham Lincoln and the Policy Decision to End Slavery" at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, in the Knight Library browsing room, 1501 Kincaid St. The event is free and open to the public.

'Tracking Oregon's Boundaries' depicts Pacific Northwest between 1802-1861

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 23, 2009) - The period between 1802 and 1861
was a time of exploration and settlement in the Pacific Northwest,
specifically in the area that would become Oregon in 1859. An
exhibition of rare maps from this time period will be displayed through
the month of February in the capitol building in Salem as part of the
state's sesquicentennial celebration.

Family day event at UO Museum of Natural and Cultural History

EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 23, 2009) - The University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History will host a Winter Family Fun Day on Saturday, Feb. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Families will learn how to "read" a rock, join a fossil hunt and make a fossil as they play and learn together with hands-on activities in the newest museum exhibit "Seeing Time." Visitors will also find out what small details, such as texture, grain size and crystal structure, can tell about a rock.

The new exhibit, "Seeing Time-Geologic Clues to Our Ancient Earth," opened this month.


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