Events

Events

Aug 19
Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey by Betty LaDuke7:00 a.m.

The EMU's Visual Arts Team is excited to welcome Oregon artist Betty LaDuke's latest exhibit, on view for the first time ever: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey. On...
July 31–September 18
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Aperture Gallery

The EMU's Visual Arts Team is excited to welcome Oregon artist Betty LaDuke's latest exhibit, on view for the first time ever: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey. On view Summer 2019 in the Aperture Gallery. Artist Statement: Border Lands 2019, A Sketchbook Journey is an experience on both sides of the Arizona and Mexico borders. Migrants and asylum seekers, individuals and families from Mexico and Central America desperately seek the American Dream of safety and opportunity. The sketches are amplified with the text to tell their story as well as the humanitarian aid migrants receive from several nonprofit organizations, including the Samaritans, Humane Borders, No More Deaths, Kino Border Initiative, and the Border Community Alliance. The Sisters of Notre Dame in Douglas, Arizona have a presence in the border lands providing their hospotality to all who hunger, thirst, and are in need of compassion. The goal of all these groups is building bridges, not walls.  As an artist, the sketchbook is my primary means for recording first-hand expericence and events. Later, in my studio, I transporm select sketches into wood panels. These social justice panels frequently become circulating exhibitions at educational institutions and community art centers, and permanent public installations.

Aug 19
Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries7:00 a.m.

  Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Artist statement My recent artwork is a series of current student and alumni artists from the University of Oregon who...
July 17–September 20
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Adell McMillan Gallery

 

Murshed Summer: Student Artists in Our Galleries Artist statement My recent artwork is a series of current student and alumni artists from the University of Oregon who also exhibited art in the Erb Memorial Union's galleries. I painted portraits of them with their art; in the background of each portrait I honored their work that was exhibited in one of the EMU’s two galleries: the Adell McMillan Gallery and the Aperture Gallery.  I enjoyed the process of doing this because it was challenging due to researching what their artwork looks like, how they do it, and how they got there. They each have their own inspiring story, and it was an honor to paint them. Student and alumni artists featured in this exhibit include: Mohamed Murshed (self-portrait) and Ugo Akabike, Daniela Cardenas-Riumallo, Elexus Greene, Polly Irungu, Jasmine Jackson, Jenny Kroik, Meerah Powell, Grace Kwon, Anne Magratten, Sophie Navarro, Sergio B. Sanchez, Allison Shukis, Mary Vertulfo, and Andrew Young. Biography My name is Mohamed Murshed, I was born and raised in Sana’a, Yemen; it’s a country right below Saudi Arabia. In my childhood, while living with my parents and my little brother, the neighborhood was lively and full of friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, many of them died because of the civil wars that took place in Yemen and the Youth Revolution in 2011, especially the devastating civil war since 2015. I moved to the states in 2012 during the Arab Spring and saw a lot of my closest friends killed in front of me before I left. I consider myself one of the lucky ones able to escape war before it was too late for my family and me. I moved to Salem and then Eugene to enroll in school and find work. I found myself graduating with a Bachelors of Art and Technology and currently furthering my degree at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). I work with paint, sculpture, video, sound, programming for art, and video games. I am interested in challenging myself and in trying things that I haven’t done before. In my art, I try to bring awareness to the issues in Yemen and find help to unpack the layers of my Trauma. Instagram @mnmurshed     Facebook MoGeZe

Aug 24
Willamette River Festival11:00 a.m.

Get to know your Willamette River and enjoy a celebration of history, culture, ecology and recreation! Learn more about the indigenous cultural history in the Willamette Valley...
August 24 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Alton Baker Park

Get to know your Willamette River and enjoy a celebration of history, culture, ecology and recreation! Learn more about the indigenous cultural history in the Willamette Valley and connect to the river by walking, pedaling, or paddling your way around the festival. Enjoy a variety of fun and family friendly interactive games and activities!

Sign-up: None required for festival, but sign-ups ARE REQUIRED FOR the following activities (go to our website to sign up: https://willametteriverfest.org/:

- Race (upriver-downriver, or just downriver)

- Bike tours (upstream art in Springfield, and Talking Stone tours of Native Kalapuya language in Wilamut Natural Area)

- Raft trips down the Willamette River

Aug 27
"How I Got Here" Speaker Series with Marcus Langford, Associate Dean of Studentsnoon

Register HERE and come join us for the next session of the "How I Got Here" speaker series. This time we are thrilled to be featuring one of our student life colleagues,...
August 27 noon–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Lease Crutcher Lewis

Register HERE and come join us for the next session of the "How I Got Here" speaker series. This time we are thrilled to be featuring one of our student life colleagues, Marcus Langford! Bring your lunch, share some time with colleagues and learn more about the folks in the Division of Student Life.

Marcus Langford is an Associate Dean of Students in the Office of the Dean of Students. Marcus provides support and oversight for the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life, and Multicultural & Identity Based Support Services (LGBT Education and Support Services, Nontraditional and Veteran Student Support Services, the ASUO Men’s Center, Multicultural Engagement, Education, and Student Success, and the Women’s Center) in addition to coordinating Respondent Support Services, and coordinating Bias Education and Response Team. 
 
In his role as Associate Dean, Marcus is fortunate to work with and support a number of staff as they work to create opportunities for connection and meaningful engagement experiences for students across campus, in hopes that they will be compelled to become productive citizens of the world. Two of the things he enjoys most about working in higher education is the opportunity to support and mentor staff, and work with and students who are on the journey to discovering and ultimately become their best selves.
 
Marcus joined the Office of the Dean of Students in 2017. Prior to coming to the UO, over the span of 16 years in higher education he has served in a number of roles with experiences in a variety of areas including academic intervention, advising, campus programming, leadership development, multicultural affairs, orientation/new student programs, student involvement/organizations, and veteran student affairs.

Sep 4
Mariachi Flor de Toloache8:00 p.m.

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU| The Springfield High School Mariachi Band will be opening for Mariachi Flor de Toloache! Latin Grammy...
September 4 8:00 p.m.
Hult Center for the Performing Arts

|ON SALE AT THE UO TICKET OFFICE IN THE EMU|

The Springfield High School Mariachi Band will be opening for Mariachi Flor de Toloache!

Latin Grammy winner Flor de Toloache make New York City history as its’ First and Only All-Women Mariachi Group. Founded in 2008, Flor de Toloache is led by singers Mireya I. Ramos & Shae Fiol. Reminiscent of the early days of mariachi the group started as a trio, Harp, Violin and Vihuela. Today, Flor De Toloache performs mostly as a four-piece Mariachi ensemble. The members hail from diverse cultural backgrounds such as Mexico, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Cuba, Colombia, Germany, Italy and the United States. This defines their unique flavor and sound. The result of this cultural bouquet is an edgy, versatile and fresh take on traditional Mexican music. They coalesce as would a band of sisters, with a grace and vibrant beauty that casts a spell over their audiences not unlike the legendary Toloache flower still being used in Mexico as a love potion. While working to preserve centuries old traditions of Mariachi, their melange of the traditional and the modern pushes the boundaries of the genre and brings Mariachi music to new audiences.

Over the course of the last few years, Flor de Toloache’s performances have illuminated world renowned stages in Europe and Asia. In 2015 & 2016, the group embarked on an extensive European and U.S tour as the opening act of Black Keys’ singer Dan Auerbach’s new band, The Arcs. After performances to sold out audiences in the UK, Germany, Holland, Italy, France, they continued to captivate crowds in the U.S. at legendary venues such as First Avenue in Minneapolis, The Vic in Chicago, Terminal 5 in New York, DC 930 Club and Nashville’s Ryman Theater (The Grand Ole Opry) and Coachella. In 2017 Flor de Toloache also completed a beautiful US tour with Mexican Icons Cafe Tacvba as well as a celebratory Day of the Dead tour with Grammy winning act La Santa Cecilia and Mexrrissey and a fund raiser with Natalia Lafourcade, Mon Laferte, Carlos Rivera and Gaby Moreno at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Upcoming shows include ACL Festival in Austin TX, a stint in Alaska with Ozomatli and upcoming dates with Ana Tijoux.

Flor De Toloache’s critically acclaimed self-titled debut album received a Latin Grammy nomination for “Best Ranchero/Mariachi Album” in 2015. Sharing the podium with legends Pedro Fernández and Aida Cuevas was an embrace from the Latin Music Community. In 2017 their latest album “Las Caras Lindas” released won the Latin Grammy for Best Ranchero album which features collaborations with Pedrito Martinez, Velcro and was produced by Felipe Fournier.

The group’s live performances are praised by Rolling Stone, Billboard Magazine, The New Yorker, GQ Magazine, The New York Times. Following a highly praised NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert”, their collaboration with rock supergroup The Arcs landed them on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and BBC 2’s Later with Jools Holland.

Ran by NYC Salsa powerhouse Los Hacheros’ leader, Jacob Plasse, Chulo Records, the home of the band’s new record “Las Caras Lindas” was also the connecting bridge between Mariachi Flor De Toloache and The Arcs, with whom Flor De Toloache recorded “Yours, Dreamily,” released in the fall of 2015. Also recently released were collaborations and featured appearances of Flor De Toloache on Chicano Batman ’s new album “Freedom is Free”, No Te Va Gustar ‘s new album “Suenan Las Alarmas”, the band’s special arrangement of “That’s What I Want for Christmas” on Paul Mcartney’s production “Holiday Rules Vol. 2” which also features acts such as The Roots, Norah Jones, and The Decemberists, and Luba Mason ’s new record “Mixtura” – produced by Jimmy Haslip and Luba Mason. More releases included three collaborations with Fania Records recorded and filmed live for the legendary label.

Sep 5
Portland Duck Lunch11:30 a.m.

Two titans of the sports business industry will be on hand at the next Portland Duck Lunch to help you take your career to the next level. Get invaluable insight from Whitney...
September 5 11:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
White Stag Block

Two titans of the sports business industry will be on hand at the next Portland Duck Lunch to help you take your career to the next level.

Get invaluable insight from Whitney Wagoner, BS ’96, and Ashley Czarnowski, MBA ’08, over lunch. Whitney, who previously spent seven years in various marketing positions with the NFL, is the director of the UO’s Warsaw Sports Marketing Center, the country’s first—and top—training ground for sports business. Ashley, a Warsaw graduate, is the director of brand marketing for Adidas, overseeing US women’s strategy.

$20 for UOAA members
$25 for nonmembers
$15 for current students and alumni who graduated after 2015
Registration includes hot lunch buffet. Student IDs will be checked at the door.

Register online or call 800-245-ALUM by Monday, September 2.

Sep 6
Diversity STEMposium9:00 a.m.

The Diversity STEMposium features three excellent researchers who study a variety of systems – including ion channels, host-microbe interactions, and viral infections...
September 6 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Columbia Hall, 150

The Diversity STEMposium features three excellent researchers who study a variety of systems – including ion channels, host-microbe interactions, and viral infections – and are outspoken about the importance of highlighting the diverse backgrounds and journeys of scientists. Each invited speaker will deliver two talks: one on their scientific work and another on issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In addition to the seminars, the symposium will include a panel discussion and poster session. All students and postdocs are encouraged to register to present a poster. There are also opportunities to volunteer at the symposium and interact with the speakers.

There is no cost to attend this event. If you intend to present a poster, please register by no later than Friday, August 30. Please visit the website below to learn more information, as well as to register, volunteer, and submit panel discussion topic suggestions:

https://blogs.uoregon.edu/diversitystemposium/

The invited speakers are:

Sharona Gordon, University of Washington
Research Talk: “No gain, no pain: tuning the sensitivity of TRPV1 ion channels to noxious stimuli”
Diversity Talk: “If I’m not safe, no body is: science, power, and activism in the age of #MeToo”

Kat Milligan-Myhre, University of Alaska Anchorage
Research Talk: “Host-microbe interactions in a genetically diverse host: Diversity matters”
Diversity Talk: “Representation matters: an Inupiaq journey from Qikiktagruq to academia”

Efra Rivera-Serrano, University of California, Davis
Research Talk: “Through the looking glass: illuminating the micro-world to understand viral infections”
Diversity Talk: “A logic of diversity: applying virological concepts to solve social problems”

For further information, contact Amber Rolland (arolland@uoregon.edu). This event is funded by the Biology Department Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Free coffee and cookies will be provided during scheduled breaks by the UO Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

Sep 7
Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus12:00 a.m.

The JSMA’s fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supports the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria...
September 7 2019–February 23 2020
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

The JSMA’s fourth “Common Seeing” exhibition supports the UO’s 2019-20 “Common Reading” of Under the Feet of Jesus by Helena Maria Viramontes. In the book, the resilient protagonist,13-year-old Estrella, works in the hot California grape fields while navigating the realities of first love, financial struggle, family separation, and illness. For more information about the “Common Reading,” including upcoming university events, visit commonreading.uoregon.edu. Two special loans from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) by artists Emanuel Martinez and Domingo Ulloa anchor the exhibition. Martinez created Farm Workers’ Altar (1967) for the Catholic Mass held in Delano, California, at which labor activist César Chávez broke his twenty five-day fast in 1968. Ulloa, “The Father of Chicano Art,” painted Braceros (1960) after visiting a labor camp in Holtville, California. From 1942 through 1964, the U.S. government invited agricultural workers from Mexico for limited-duration assignments to relieve the worker shortage caused by World War II. Ulloa presented a sobering view of the reality of life for these braceros (from the Spanish for “one who works using his arms,” implying manual labor), who experienced poor working conditions, crowded living quarters, and other challenges while employed in the United States. These special loans provide historical and cultural touchstones for Viramontes’s 1995 novel and contemporary works from the JSMA’s permanent collection, including recent acquisitions by Ester Hernández, Victor Maldonado, and Lilliam Nieves.

 

Resistance as Power: A Curatorial Response to Under the Feet of Jesus is one in a series of American art exhibitions created through a multi-year, multi-institutional partnership formed by the Smithsonian American Art Museum as part of the Art Bridges + Terra Foundation Initiative.

Sep 7
Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo11:00 a.m.

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020 Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting...
September 7 2019–January 19 2020
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

On view Saturday, September 7, 2019 through Sunday, January 19, 2020

Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting black-and-white photographs explore the athleticism, artistry, and camaraderie of a time-honored LGBTQIA tradition while celebrating the complex nature of identity and community in the West.

A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Sep 7
GRAND OPENING WEEKEND Blake Little: Photographs from the Gay Rodeo 11:00 a.m.

Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting black-and-white photographs explore the athleticism, artistry, and...
September 7–8
Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Experience the grit and daring of North America’s gay rodeo circuit. Blake Little’s arresting black-and-white photographs explore the athleticism, artistry, and camaraderie of a time-honored LGBTQIA tradition while celebrating the complex nature of identity and community in the West.

A program of ExhibitsUSA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Join us for a celebration of the new exhibit!  

Oregon Trail and other EBT card holders are admitted at a reduced rate. Free for members and UO ID card holders. Not a current member? New memberships are available for 20 percent off throughout the weekend. Visit mnch.uoregon.edu for details.