Madeline Kunin: “Finding a Work/Life Balance: How Can It Be Sustained?”

This was an inspiring talk by Madeline Kunin, former governor of Vermont and ambassador to Switzerland.

Watch the Video on the UO Channel.

image: Madeline Kunin speaking at podiumMadeline Kunin was the first woman governor of Vermont and the first woman in the U.S. to serve three terms as governor. She served as deputy secretary of education and as ambassador to Switzerland during the Clinton administration. She is a founder and board member of the global Institute for Sustainable Communities (ISC), a non-governmental organization focused on climate change and civil society.

In her most recent book, The New Feminist Agenda : Defining the Next Revolution for Women, Work, and Family, Kunin looks back over five decades of advocacy and analyzes where progress stalled, looks at the successes of other countries and charts the course for the next feminist revolution—one that mobilizes women, and men, to call for the kind of government and workplace policies that can improve the lives of women and strengthen their families.

Kunin’s talk is sponsored by the UO Libraries, Center for the Study of Women in Society, UO Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management, and The Duck Store.

Textualities in the Digital Age: Stanley Fish Keynote

From the April 14, 2012 Symposium:

image: Stanley Fish at University of Oregon Symposium

Watch video of Prof. Fish’s keynote

Stanley Fish, Humanities and Law, Florida International University

“Textualities in the Digital Age” focuses on concrete examples of digital projects and then moves to broader considerations of tools and approaches to help the audience consider how digital methodologies might expand the horizons of their own research. The symposium participants present a range of approaches to digital texts, from digital critical editions to computer-assisted historical inquiry.

UO Then and Now

Welcome, University of Oregon Class of 2014, new graduate students, and faculty!

What did the UO look like in 1934? Watch this video, and feel free to share your “then and now” observations in the comments section below.


Then: “The library, the center of intellectual life, houses a collection of 236,444 volumes…”

Now: According to the UO Libraries 2008-2009 Annual Report, the collections now include 3,083,407 print volumes, in addition to vast collections of microfilm, audio and video, maps and air photos, manuscripts and archives, graphic materials (photos, slides, etc.), electronic books, and a rapidly growing assortment of digital collections.

Then: “No task is too menial for these fine young Oregonian [student workers] for the sake of an education. Girls as well as boys take advantage of such opportunities for self-help……”

Now: In 2008 (latest available figures), the UO employed 2,837 students in part-time campus jobs. Working on campus is still a great way to meet people and explore potential career paths, while providing essential services and supporting your education. For more information, check out the Career Center’s job search site.

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose?