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Glenn Brown exhibit at the JSMA features accessible, captivating works of art

This summer, people walking past the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art will see a banner with a striking image of a painting that is on display It depicts a girl, no more than six years old, with haunting blue eyes gazing out of the frame. Her tilted face, the curls …

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Review: Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary reveals her life outside the Supreme Court

How does a U.S. Supreme Court justice become a pop culture icon in her 80s? She writes impressively lyrical, liberal-leaning dissenting opinions of the Court’s conservative decisions. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has her face printed on t-shirts, socks, coffee mugs and bumper stickers. Some people have even gotten tattoos of …

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Campus ride services have expanded, but is it enough?

When University of Oregon junior Adrian Sampedro Cruz started his shift for Safe Ride one evening last fall, he thought it would be another typical Thursday night. Seven nights a week, Safe Ride employees drive UO students, faculty and staff across campus and throughout the greater Eugene area to help …

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Cinco de Mayo event discusses misrepresentations of Mexican culture in U.S.

This Saturday, people across the United States will be tempted to don sombreros and drink excessive quantities of tequila in celebration of a significant date in Mexican history, Cinco de Mayo. But on Wednesday, May 2, over 80 University of Oregon students and community members gathered at the Museum of …

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Climate Change Symposium seeks to promote collaboration across disciplines

Eugene is at the center of a legal battle that has been called “the biggest court case on the planet,” said University of Oregon Environmental and Natural Resources Law Center director, Mary Wood, at seventh annual UO Climate Change Research Symposium on April 25. The lawsuit, brought by 21 young …

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Opening of MoPOP exhibit ‘Marvel: Universe of Superheroes’ marks a new era for Marvel comics

Throughout the last decade, Marvel Studios has produced 18 feature-length films, six Netflix television series and three ABC television series. With characters such as Spider-Man, The Hulk and Black Panther as its guides, Marvel has revolutionized the media industry, according to University of Oregon professor of English and Comic Studies, …

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Former ‘National Geographic’ photo editor visits UO to inspire the next generation of environmental photojournalists

When former National Geographic executive photo and environment editor, Dennis Dimick, flies across the United States, he tries to get a window seat. He hopes for clear skies over areas facing unprecedented water, snowpack and land use challenges, such as the Southwest. Sometimes he gets a chance to take a …

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UO physics professor and guitarist examines the close connection between science and music

University of Oregon physics professor Timothy Jenkins has been passionate about science and music since a young age. Growing up on a farm in Ridgefield, Washington, about 25 miles north of Portland, Jenkins enjoyed singing in his church choir. At the same time, he cultivated an interest in science from …

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Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art exhibit ‘Vision of Nature/Vessel of Beauty’ begs viewers to look closer at the natural world

The renowned, Eugene-based artist Keith Achepohl said that his works currently on display in the University of Oregon’s Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art are “all about the life and death of plants.” The exhibit, “Vision of Nature/Vessel of Beauty,” will remain in the JSMA Barker Gallery until April 29. However, …

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‘Hitler vs Picasso and The Others’ at the Broadway Metro theater reveals the Nazis’ use of art to propagandize

Art doesn’t always serve to expand one’s mind or represent complex ideas or culture. The context in which people present art influences how viewers perceive it. Picasso said painting “is an instrument of war, an offensive and defensive weapon against an enemy.” Sometimes art can be used maliciously, as the …

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Review: Documentary ‘Acts and Intermissions’ explores life of anarchist Emma Goldman

The documentary “Acts and Intermissions” by filmmaker Abigail Child isn’t really a documentary. It’s more of a biographical poem about a woman whose biographers have called “The Most Dangerous Woman in America.” The film is an erratic montage through the life of anarchist Emma Goldman. On March 14, the Jordan …

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UO student Becca Marshall receives grant for research on Oregon’s commercial mushroom industry

Love them or hate them, on a burger or in a salad, mushrooms are one of the most sustainable foods people can eat. With Oregon’s wet, temperate climate, which is ideal for mushrooms, the state plays a key role in the industry. But according to University of Oregon senior environmental …

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Eugene play ‘We Are Neighbors’ sparks dialogue about immigration at UO performance

The play “We Are Neighbors” tells the captivating stories of real immigrants living in Lane County and their experiences with belonging, loss and new beginnings. It’s a half-hour one-act play in which a continuously revolving cast of local amateur and professional actors read from a script. On March 6, the …

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Portraits of former president and first lady Barack and Michelle Obama spark new discussions about their legacies

Artists Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald unveiled their elaborate attempts to represent the legacies of Mr. and Mrs. Obama at Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C. on Feb. 12. The portraits have received mixed reviews to say the least. According to University of Oregon art history professor James Harper, …

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Manzil Midrash dinner and discussion brings Muslim and Jewish students together

Both the Torah and the Quran mandate followers to welcome weary travelers into one’s home. This mandate is less culturally applicable today, but at a recent Manzil Midrash event, Muslim and Jewish students practiced the spirit of welcoming the stranger over a traditional Mediterranean meal. Oregon Hillel and the Muslim …

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Review: Oscar-nominated documentary shorts tackle issues of race, gender, mental health, opioids and the justice system

The 90th annual Oscars takes place on Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m. (PST). The documentary (short subject) category serves as a gratifying break from the movie star-driven, high budget films that dominate other categories. These films are the highly artistic products of pure passion from the directors and producers …

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Museum of Natural and Cultural History opens new educational exhibit ‘H20 Today’

Only three percent of the water on earth is drinkable. More water is hidden underground than in all of earth’s rivers, lakes and streams combined. Thirty five percent of all the water people use comes from these underground reservoirs called aquifers. Facts revealing the way humans use water in the …

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Brian Reed discusses novel storytelling at Hult Center talk about ‘S-town’ podcast

Senior producer of “This American Life” Brian Reed wanted to create a new genre of storytelling long before he first received an email from John B. McLemore. McLemore would later become the focus of Reed’s podcast, which is now an international phenomenon. He and “Serial” producer Julie Snyder achieved that …

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Review: ‘The Father’ heads into its final weekend at the University Theatre

In the play, “The Father,” viewers see the world through the eyes of André, a man struggling to come to terms with Alzheimer’s disease. The set morphs slowly and subtly. Furniture disappears, walls shift and the color of André’s pajamas fades. Soon viewers start to wonder: “Are we in André’s …

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Egener: ‘Planet Earth II’ ‘Cities’ episode shows human impact the way nature docs never have

The sky is clear, and an alpha male langur monkey sits relaxed in the shade on a beige, residential rooftop in Jodhpur, India among several female langurs. But the day doesn’t remain peaceful for this particular alpha langur, as a gang of hostile male langurs approaches. The alpha langur leaps …

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The Baroque Tapestry exhibit at the Schnitzer Museum comes to a close

For the last four months, gasps could be heard in the second floor of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Those gasps ceased when the 17th century tapestry series “The Life of Christ” left the University of Oregon on Jan. 21. The art exhibition “The Barberini Tapestries: Woven Monuments of …

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Review: ‘I, Tonya’ and the latest take on a classic Oregon story

For those who don’t want it, and sometimes even for those who do, fame can destroy careers and make life after those careers unbearable for people. Add a criminal investigation into the mix, and the chances of that scenario occurring skyrocket. The new film “I, Tonya” forces viewers to examine …

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Portraits of faith: Students connect with their faiths in new ways while attending the University of Oregon

College students have been growing less traditionally religious for decades. But some religious students at the University of Oregon are finding their faith growing in ways they didn’t anticipate. Young people are substantially less likely than their predecessors to say that religion plays an important part in their lives, pray …

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Emerald Recommends: Songs for the Civil War

Whether watching at Autzen Stadium or at home rooting for the Ducks with family, Ducks fans sure know how to rock game day. Find songs to listen to as the Ducks play the Oregon State University Beavers in the 121st Civil War below. ‘Fuck You’ — CeeLo Green No song …

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Science Pick of the Week: Research shows sharks found in Oregon coastal waters are older than previously believed

Students planning to spend their winter break on the Oregon coast should keep a lookout for some shark species with unexpectedly long lifespans swimming near the beach. New research suggests that sharks can live much longer than scientists originally believed. Four shark species analyzed in a recent study published in …

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‘American Bipolar’: UO alum’s documentary about treatment of mental illness

Ever since he was a child, Tony Kern, a young blues musician from Camas, Washington treated his bipolar disorder by relying almost entirely on traditional prescription medications. After consistent periods of manic depressive episodes, Kern started losing faith in his medication’s ability to regulate the disorder. “American Bipolar,” a documentary …

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Science Pick of the Week: Researchers shed light on alcohol as a ‘gateway’ drug

Science Pick of the Week is a new column co-written by Max Enger and Frankie Lewis dedicated to analyzing science news relevant to the University of Oregon campus community. Max Egener is an Arts & Culture writer at the Daily Emerald covering documentary films and food. He has a bachelor’s …

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Movember open mic event sparks dialogue about destructive masculinity

Performers bravely discussed the wretched consequences of destructive masculinity in U.S. culture at the event Speak Easy: A Spoken Word Open Mic in Support of Men’s Health on Nov. 9 in the Common Grounds Cafe in Hamilton Hall. For nearly two hours, students — the majority of whom had never …

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Review: ‘The Mask You Live In’ provides thought-provoking stories and iffy claims

Filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s 2015 documentary, “The Mask You Live In,” is a provocative assessment of the narrow definition of masculinity in the U.S. The film features discussions by social scientists, psychologists and educators about how masculinity in American culture is defined by physical strength, sexual dominance and economic success. …

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Conversation starters: UO food studies program’s first graduates

Last year’s divisive political season left many Americans feeling like it is hopeless to discuss the local implications of national issues with people who have different opinions than them. Even on a largely progressive college campus like the University of Oregon’s, these topics can be difficult to discuss candidly. But …

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