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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.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

What is Kanopy? Kanopy is a streaming video resource with a collection of more than 26,000 films from leading producers on almost every subject imaginable, including award-winning documentaries, training films and theatrical releases.

Kanopy is now available to OSU students, faculty and staff due to the joint support of OSU Libraries and Ecampus. Kanopy’s website makes it easy to watch, share and discuss films across campus. Check it out at http://oregonstate.kanopystreaming.com. For info on how students, student groups and faculty can use Kanopy, see below.

 

What Movies Are Available?

Criterion Collection movies: More than 400 feature films selected by Criterion Films.

International films: More than 450 films in 30 languages.

Documentaries: 3,200 documentaries, including from PBS and New Day Films.

Arts: More than 3,000 films on architecture, dance, design, fashion, music, photography and other arts.

Business: Case studies, career development, business skills, economics, globalization and other business topics.

Education: Films on teacher education development and education documentaries.

Global studies and languages: Includes African studies, Asian studies, ESL and languages, European/Baltic studies, Indigenous studies, Latin American studies, Middle Eastern studies, North American studies and more.

Health: Including child health, medicine, mental health, sports and fitness and more.

Instructional films and lessons: Films on food technology, health and safety, library and information management and more.

Media and communications: Includes films on advertising, journalism, marketing, media studies
and public relations.

Sciences: Covers the gamut of science from agriculture to veterinary medicine.

Social sciences: Including anthropology, gender studies, history, politics, religion and sociology.

 

Kanopy Tools

Create a user account: With a user account, you can create playlists or clips.

Share a movie or playlist: Copy and paste links to individual movies or playlists or embed a video into Canvas.

Transcripts and closed captions for a movie: For the small number of movies without closed captions/transcripts, a request for captioning is usually completed with 48 hours.

 

Student Use

INCLUDE KANOPY IN YOUR MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

While you can't embed a Kanopy video into PowerPoint, you can include a link to the video or clip.

1. Simply copy the film link into the Powerpoint, or

2. Paste an image relevant to the film into Powerpoint and then paste the direct film link behind the image so that clicking on the image will open the film. To do this:

  • Add the image to PowerPoint.
  • Right-click (on Windows OS computers) the selected text or image, then click Hyperlink. The Insert Hyperlink dialog box will appear.
  • On the left side of the dialog box, click Existing File or Webpage.
  • Click the drop-down arrow to browse for your file.
  • Select the desired file.
  • Click OK. 

 

Campus Groups

HAVE A MOVIE NIGHT OR CREATE A FILM SERIES FOR YOUR CAMPUS GROUP

Viewing Kanopy films in a group forum is permitted as long as the viewing is by authorized viewers and it is not for commercial benefit (no admission costs are charged and no profit is made from the screening).

As long as there is sufficient Internet access, videos can be projected onto a large screen with minimal loss of resolution. 

 

Faculty Use

INCORPORATE FILMS AND FILM CLIPS INTO YOUR COURSES

OSU LIbraries' subscription to Kanopy movies includes broad educational access. You can:

  • Create a playlist of required or suggested movies to share with classes.
  • Create a clip or set of clips to be embedded in Canvas or linked in your syllabus.
  • Show movies or clips from movies in the classroom.

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