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Come by the main entrance of the Valley Library on February 22-24 (Wed.-Fri.). anytime between 4:00-6:00 p.m. Contribute to a collaborative art project, or make your own to take home. Supplies are provided! 

We’re celebrating Fair Use Week by highlighting art that builds on previous creations (pastiche, assemblage, sampling, remixing, fan fiction). Just have fun, or get some information about how copyright and fair use balance the needs of creators and re-users. 

If questions, please contact Michaela.WilliHooper@oregonstate.edu. 

Remembering the Past, Queering the Present: Queer Inspiration for Contemporary Activism

Join us to explore local activist histories and learn about After 8, an organization established in Benton County in the 1990s in support of LGBT rights. Those attending will have the opportunity to continue to build upon After 8's commitment to LGBTQ+ rights by making buttons and writing postcards to local government officials.

Tuesday, February 28, 4:00-6:00 p.m., Valley Library fifth floor Reading Room (room 5069). More info is at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/cac.html.

The Facebook event page is at https://www.facebook.com/events/721573758001145/.

The play “Silent Sky” will have a live reading at the Valley Library on February 28 at 7:00 p.m. The reading of the play will be held in the library’s Special Collections and Archives Research Center Reading Room on the fifth floor. This event is free and open to the public. 

This reading is the second in a series of plays about women scientists written by contemporary women dramatists. “Silent Sky” follows the successful reading of the play “Photograph 51.”

About the “Silent Sky” play, Misha Berson of the Seattle Times writes that, “For nearly a century, the stories of women’s major contributions to modern science were not widely known or appreciated — with the rare exception of, say, a celebrated Madame Curie. That’s shifted, at least theatrically, with notable science-oriented bio-dramas like Anna Ziegler’s ‘Photograph 51’ (about Rosalind Franklin’s critical role in uncovering the double helix aspect of DNA), Mac Wellman’s ‘Hypatia’ (about a fifth century mathematician and inventor) and multiple works by prolific California playwright Lauren Gunderson, including ‘Silent Sky.’ The latter, which premiered in 2014, focuses on Henrietta Leavitt, a trailblazing astronomer who surmounted gender bias and other obstacles to become a pioneering force in mapping the cosmos.” 

Readers in “Silent Sky” are from OSU and the local community. The cast includes Amanda Granrud as Henrietta Leavitt, the brilliant astronomer; Johanna Spencer is Leavitt’s sister Margaret; Rus Roberts plays Peter Shaw, the head astronomer’s apprentice; Kryn Freehling-Burton plays Annie Cannon, the firebrand leader of the group; and Charlotte Headrick plays Williamina Fleming. Stage directions will be read by Robin Pappas. Trischa Goodnow is directing. 

Support for the reading was provided by OSU’s Office of Student Affairs, the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the Valley Library, and the Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies department.

The Valley Library is accepting applications during the month of February for reserving research rooms in the library on a long-term basis. Doctoral candidates and faculty members who are engaged in a special project are eligible to apply. These rooms are being made available for an extended period (six to 12 months) to help accommodate the needs of your research project, and applications will be considered on the merits of your project and your specific needs for library space and materials. The deadline to apply is February 13, and decisions will be made and announced on or before February 24.

The application form can be accessed in the attachment below. Please complete the application and return it to the library circulation desk, or return by email to lori.hilterbrand@oregonstate.edu. Thanks for participating, and best of luck to you in your research.

The Valley Library is accepting applications during the month of February for reserving research rooms in the library on a long-term basis. Doctoral candidates and faculty members who are engaged in a special project are eligible to apply. These rooms are being made available for an extended period (six to 12 months) to help accommodate the needs of your research project, and applications will be considered on the merits of your project and your specific needs for library space and materials. The deadline to apply is February 13, and decisions will be made and announced on or before February 24.

The application form can be accessed in the attachment below. Please complete the application and return it to the library circulation desk, or return by email to lori.hilterbrand@oregonstate.edu. Thanks for participating, and best of luck to you in your research.

The Valley Library is accepting applications during the month of February for reserving research rooms in the library on a long-term basis. Doctoral candidates and faculty members who are engaged in a special project are eligible to apply. These rooms are being made available for an extended period (six to 12 months) to help accommodate the needs of your research project, and applications will be considered on the merits of your project and your specific needs for library space and materials. The deadline to apply is February 13, and decisions will be made and announced on or before February 24.

The application form can be accessed in the attachment below. Please complete the application and return it to the library circulation desk, or return by email to lori.hilterbrand@oregonstate.edu. Thanks for participating, and best of luck to you in your research.

The Oregon State University Libraries are once again soliciting applications for their Resident Scholar Program. Now celebrating its tenth year, the program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to support work done in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

SCARC collects in five primary areas: the history of science; the history of OSU; natural resources in the Pacific Northwest (including hops and brewing, but also forestry, marine resources, and Northwest agriculture); multicultural communities of Oregon; and rare books. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students, and independent scholars are all invited to apply for a research grant for research that they propose to do at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the Valley Library. 

Much more about the program, including its application form, is available at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/residentscholar.html

Applications must be received by April 30.

For more information, please contact scarc@oregonstate.edu.

The Oregon State University Libraries are once again soliciting applications for their Resident Scholar Program. Now celebrating its tenth year, the program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to support work done in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

SCARC collects in five primary areas: the history of science; the history of OSU; natural resources in the Pacific Northwest (including hops and brewing, but also forestry, marine resources, and Northwest agriculture); multicultural communities of Oregon; and rare books. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students, and independent scholars are all invited to apply for a research grant for research that they propose to do at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the Valley Library. 

Much more about the program, including its application form, is available at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/residentscholar.html

Applications must be received by April 30.

For more information, please contact scarc@oregonstate.edu.

The Oregon State University Libraries are once again soliciting applications for their Resident Scholar Program. Now celebrating its tenth year, the program provides research grants of up to $2,500 to support work done in the OSU Libraries Special Collections and Archives Research Center.

SCARC collects in five primary areas: the history of science; the history of OSU; natural resources in the Pacific Northwest (including hops and brewing, but also forestry, marine resources, and Northwest agriculture); multicultural communities of Oregon; and rare books. Historians, librarians, graduate, doctoral or post-doctoral students, and independent scholars are all invited to apply for a research grant for research that they propose to do at the Special Collections and Archives Research Center at the Valley Library. 

Much more about the program, including its application form, is available at http://scarc.library.oregonstate.edu/residentscholar.html

Applications must be received by April 30.

For more information, please contact scarc@oregonstate.edu.

Don't leave your backpack or electronics unattended in the library or in other public areas on campus as thefts do occur. 

If you’d like to store your items in a secure place at the library, lockers are located throughout the Valley Library and may be reserved at the Circulation counter on the second floor near the library’s main entrance. 

If you see a theft or other crime in progress, immediately call 541-737-7000. For non-emergencies, such as to report a theft after it has occurred, call OSU Security at 541-737-3010.

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