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Documentary Film Series

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 10:44am -- apeterson

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Join the Schusterman Library for a Documentary Film Series celebrating honorary months ranging from Women's History Month to Mental Health Month. All screenings will occur in the Schusterman Library Conference Room from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. We'll provide popcorn, but feel free to bring a lunch.

Up first? We'll celebrate Women's History Month with Makers: Women in Politics on Thursday, March 30 at 12:00pm.

The documentary "profiles the long, slow fight for female political representation over the last century, from the first woman elected to Congress in 1916 to a young woman running for Detroit City Council in 2013. Trailblazing leaders like Hillary Clinton, Senator Barbara Mikulski, Olympia Snowe, the youngest Republican woman ever elected to the House of Representatives, and Shirley Chisholm, the first African-American woman to serve in Congress, provide a backdrop for younger women like Rashida Tlaib, the first Muslim-American woman elected to the Michigan House. Today’s leaders in Washington, including Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), the first female Senator from Massachusetts, Susan Collins (R-ME), who led the Senate in shaping a deal to end the government shutdown, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), currently the youngest woman serving in Congress, are also represented" (taken from the Makers website).

In the upcoming months, we'll also screen:

 

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Old Is New

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 9:48am -- apeterson

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On the evening of Thursday, March 2, the Schusterman Library and the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture celebrated the opening of the exhibit “Old is New: #TransformingTulsa with the Oklahoma Historic Tax Credit.” The exhibition tells the story of the Oklahoma Historic Tax Credit by examining the renovation of the Mayo Hotel, a long-standing Tulsa institution that once played host to distinguished guests such as John F. Kennedy, Charles Lindbergh, Marilyn Monroe, Paul McCartney, Mickey Mantle, and many more. By 1981, however, the Mayo was in shambles: a vacant shadow of its former self destined for demolition. With the help of Tax Credit funds, however, the Mayo re-opened its doors in 2009, and is once again admired as one of the most beautiful buildings in downtown Tulsa. By encouraging restoration of long-vacant buildings like the Mayo Hotel, Oklahoma Historic Tax Credits continue to transform Tulsa and shape our local culture.

The “Old is New” opening reception began with drinks (served by celebrity bartender Ted Reeds, AIA, co-founder of TFA!) and hors d'oeuvres to be enjoyed while browsing the exhibit. Attendees observed the exhibit through digital slideshows showcasing photographs of the Mayo Hotel in its original glory days, before and after pictures of the Hotel’s recent transformation, and highlights of celebrities who have stayed at the Mayo over the years. An interactive digital display also allowed attendees to learn about other building transformations in Tulsa made possible thanks to Historic Tax Credits. Artifacts from the Mayo Hotel were on display as well, including vintage postcards, stationery, matchbook covers, and an original elevator indicator light from the building.

   

Erica Argyropoulos, Exhibit Curator and TFA Archivist, kicked off the evening’s opening remarks with a brief introduction of the exhibit before passing the microphone to TFA Executive Director, Amanda DeCort. Ms. DeCort highlighted the incredible economic, cultural, and aesthetic benefits Historic Tax Credits have brought to Tulsa, before introducing guest speakers Joel Slaughter, co-owner of Phillips Slaughter Rose Inc., and John Snyder, owner of Brickhugger, LLC. Mr. Slaughter painted a vivid picture of the destruction and decay he discovered inside the Mayo Hotel during a structural study in 1995, while Mr. Snyder relayed his tale of purchasing the Mayo Hotel for a dollar and the accompanying parking lot for $250,000 in 2001. Together Slaughter and Snyder worked to renovate the Mayo Hotel in order to contribute to the revitalization of downtown Tulsa.

As the evening drew to a close, architects, citizens, and students engaged in lively conversation in the exhibit space, sharing their passion for Tulsa’s ability to transform.

   

 

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Posters & Popcorn

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 11:30am -- apeterson

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Are you gearing up for the OU-Tulsa Research Forum? Or presenting at a conference soon? Then "Make Your Posters Pop! A Workshop on Creating Better Posters" is the workshop for you!

Join us on Wednesday, March 22 at 12pm to learn:

  • what makes posters different
  • best practices for effective posters
  • tips on layout and design
  • the basics of what to do and say in a poster session

Please RSVP to let us know that you are coming: tiny.cc/ouposters

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March Reading Recommendations

Wed, 03/08/2017 - 10:20am -- apeterson

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Celebrate Women's History Month by reading books by and about women! Not sure where to start? Try one from our Leisure Reading section, which can be found on the second floor of the Library.

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Game Night

Mon, 03/06/2017 - 11:27am -- apeterson

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Join us for an evening of fun and snacks! We'll have games to play or join - ranging from classics like Monopoly and Scrabble to new favorites like Apples to Apples and Pandemic. Family and friends are welcome.

Tuesday, March 21 | 4:00pm to 7:00pm | Schusterman Library

our full selection of games

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The OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library is located at 4502 E. 41st St. Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting (918) 660-3224 or alyssa-k-peterson@ouhsc.edu.

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Spring Book Club

Fri, 02/24/2017 - 8:42am -- apeterson

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Join us for Spring Book Club!

Tuesday, March 7 | 12:00 to 1:00pm | Schusterman Library Quiet Reading Room

This is a "read your own book" book club, so read any book you'd like and tell us all about it. Feel free to bring your own lunch - we'll provide coffee and dessert. RSVP to our Facebook Event.

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Black History & Mardi Gras Trivia

Mon, 02/20/2017 - 10:00am -- apeterson

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Join us for trivia!

Tuesday, February 28 | 12:00 to 1:00pm | Founders Student Center

Lunch and king cake will be provided. Trivia categories will include Black History, African American Inventors, Mardi Gras, and a Bonus Round.

Please RSVP at https://goo.gl/SjSsmg.

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This event is hosted by the Schusterman Library, OU-Tulsa Student Affairs, and the OU Office of Community.

 

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An Exhibit Opening Reception

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:33am -- apeterson

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Join Tulsa Foundation for Architecture and Schusterman Library at OU-Tulsa for the opening reception of the exhibit "Old Is New: Transforming Tulsa with the Oklahoma Historic Tax Credit." Explore how Historic Tax Credits have transformed Tulsa through a case study of The Mayo Hotel.

Opening remarks will begin at 5:15. Wine and light hors d'oeuvres will be provided. We are also fortunate enough to have a local celebrity as our bartender for the event: Ted Reeds, AIA, a co-founder of TFA!

Register now for this free event: https://mayoexhibit.eventbrite.com/

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The exibit will remain on display from March 2 to May 26. Visit to explore how Oklahoma Historic Tax Credits transformed the Mayo Hotel, a long-standing Tulsa institution that once played host to distinguished guests such as John F. Kennedy, Charles Lindbergh, Marilyn Monroe, Paul McCartney, Mickey Mantle, and many more. By 1981, however, the Mayo was in shambles: a vacant shadow of its former self destined for demolition. With the help of Tax Credit funds, however, the Mayo re-opened its doors in 2009, and is once again admired as one of the most beautiful buildings in downtown Tulsa. By encouraging restoration of long-vacant buildings like the Mayo Hotel, Oklahoma Historic Tax Credits continue to transform Tulsa and shape our local culture.

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Access problems for some off-campus patrons

Mon, 02/06/2017 - 5:39pm -- MsHoberecht

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Some electronic resources are currently unavailable from the Schusterman Library catalog for patrons in Norman-based programs who are trying to access full text from off-campus. We anticipate that it may take a day or two to restore access. In the meantime, you can access the same electronic resources directly from Bizzell Library's catalog.

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Combatting Fake News

Tue, 01/31/2017 - 10:22am -- apeterson

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Feeling overwhelmed by the massive quantites of information available on the web? Try using these tips on spotting fake news from the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.

Remember that we here at the Schusterman Library are always here to help you find reliable sources of information - whether it be for breaking news or research papers. Give us a call, shoot us a text, or stop by. We're here for you, #TulsaSooners.

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Regular Hours Resume

Tue, 01/17/2017 - 9:52am -- apeterson

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As of Tuesday, January 17, our regular hours are back. For the rest of the semester (until Dead Week and Finals Week, that is) our hours are as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 11:00pm

Friday: 7:30am to 7:00pm

Saturday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm to 11:00pm

For up to date information on campus closings, see the OU-Tulsa weather page.  The library closes when the campus closes due to weather.

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Upcoming Hours Changes

Mon, 01/09/2017 - 8:29am -- apeterson

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The Schusterman Library will be closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, January 16. We will re-open on Tuesday, January 17 with our regular hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7:30am to 11:00pm

Friday: 7:30am to 7:00pm

Saturday: 1:00pm to 6:00pm

Sunday: 1:00pm to 11:00pm

Visit our hours page for more information.

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Asian World Experience

Fri, 01/06/2017 - 12:39pm -- aschweikhard

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Celebrate Asian Culture with a Week of Events!

January 24th through January 28th, 2017

This year, the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library and the OU East Asia Institute and Confucius Institute have joined together to bring the Asian World Experience to the local community. The Asian World Experience encourages the community to immerse themselves in Asian culture through a variety of activities and experiences. This year, the experience includes an interactive digital exhibit and week of Asian cultural events in addition to the annual Saturday family event. 

All events are free and open to the public.

Schedule of Events:


Translating Chinese Literature - a lunch and learn with Jonathan Stalling

Tuesday, January 24th from 12:00 to 1:00 at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library Gallery

Kick start our week of events by helping us welcome Dr. Jonathan Stalling at lunch-and-learn at the library. 

Dr. Stalling it the Curator of the Chinese Literature Translation Collection at the University of Oklahoma Library and is also an Associate Professor of English Literature with a focus on Modern-Contemporary American and East-West poetry, Comparative Literature, and Translation Studies. Dr. Stalling is also the co-founder and editor of Chinese Literature Today magazine and book series and the Deputy Director of the Center for the Study of China’s Literature Abroad at Beijing Normal University.

Spots are limited - RSVP to april-schweikhard@ouhsc.edu or 918-660-3226.

This event is sponsored by the OUCI/EAI and the College of Arts and Sciences.


Paper Lantern Making

Wednesday, January 25th from 1:00 to 3:00 at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library

During Chinese New Year, red paper lanterns are hung to drive away bad luck. Come by the library anytime between 1:00 to 3:00 to make your own paper lantern to help us decorate the library.

This event is sponsored by the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library.


Tai Chi with Rick Thomas

Thursday, January 26th from 12:10 to 12:30 at the OU-Tusla Founders Hall, Schusterman Learning Center

Tai Chi is an ancient form of Chinese Martial Art. Join us in the library's gallery for a short Tai Chi demonstration with Rick Thomas from Thomas Academy Tai Chi Kung Fu.

This event is sponsored by OUCI/EAI.


Calligraphy with Ran Laoshi

Friday, January 27th from 12:00 to 1:00 at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library Gallery

Join us in the gallery to learn about the various styles of Chinese calligraphy from Ran Laoshi in this interactive presentation.

This event is sponsored by OUCI/EAI.


Asian World Experience

Saturday, January 28th from 1:00 to 4:00 at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library 

An interactive and educational fun-fair encouraging educators, students and families to immerse themselves in Asian culture. Organizations from the local community will teach participants about Asian countries through interactive booths and a variety of local performers will celebrate Asian culture and music through song, dance, and martial arts.

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  • Lion Dance, 1:05-1:20 pm
  • Carnegie After School Chinese Language Program, 1:35 – 1:40 pm
  • Kendo Karate Sword Demonstration, 1:55 pm – 2:10 pm
  • Story Time with the Tulsa City-County Library, 2:20 – 2:40 pm
  • Kung Fu with Master Luo, 2:50 pm – 3:10 pm 
  • China Rose Dance, 3:25 pm – 3:35 pm 
  • Tai chi with Rick Thomas, 3:45 pm – 3:55 pm

Exhibitors include Hoover Elementary, OUCI/EAI, OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library, TGA China, TGA Japan, Tulsa City-County Library, and Tulsa Japanese Friendship Club.


The OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library is located at 4502 E. 41st St. Accommodations on the basis of disability are available by contacting 918-660-3226 or april-schweikhard@ouhsc.edu.

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January Reading Recommendations

Tue, 01/03/2017 - 2:08pm -- apeterson

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Are you ecstatic that Sherlock has finally returned? We are too! If you can't get enough Sherlock, check out these books about the brain to help make your mind as sharp as Sherlock's.

And, of course, you can always check out the first three seasons of Sherlock as well. All of these books and the Sherlock DVDs can be found on the second floor in our leisure reading section. Happy Reading!

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From DNA to Beer

Mon, 11/28/2016 - 1:26pm -- aschweikhard

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The OU-Tulsa Schusterman is excited to host a traveling exhibition from the National Library of Medicine.

From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes. Over the past two centuries, scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques using and modifying life forms like yeast, molds, and bacteria, to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages. The exhibition illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology, and industry, which has spanned centuries.

From DNA to Beer will be on display in the library's gallery through December 31 and is free and open to the public.

Credit line: This exhibition was produced by the National Library of Medicine, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

Curated by Diane Wendt, Associate Curator and Mallory Warner, Project Assistant, Medicine and Science Division of the National Museum of American History. 

From DNA to Beer - a NLM exhibit now on display
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Craft Brewing

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 10:58am -- apeterson

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Wednesday, November 30 // 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm // OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library

 

Want to learn more about the craft beer industry and try samples of local craft beer? Join us for this free event with Eric Marshall, founder and brewmaster of Marshall Brewing. Eric will talk about the process of brewing beer as it pertains specifically to the craft beer industry. The event will conclude with a few tastings of select Marshall beers.

 

Space is limited to 50 people, so advance registration is required. To register, email april-schweikhard@ouhsc.edu or call 918-660-3226.

 

The event is free and open to those who are 21 and over. This event is part of the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library’s exhibit From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry, a traveling exhibit from the National Library of Medicine.

 

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Teddy Bear Tree

Tue, 11/22/2016 - 5:07pm -- apeterson

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Help the Library bring joy to children with our annual Teddy Bear Tree and donate a new stuffed toy for the Children's Advocacy Center. This annual campus tradition brings year-round joy to children who have experienced abuse or neglect. 

Bring any new stuffed toy to place under the tree at the Schusterman Library by December 19.

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