Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Library / Information Technology Survey


Look for the Library / IT survey in your EOU email, which should reach you soon, if it hasn't already. We are conducting it in an effort to better understand your library and information technology usage and preferences. By sharing your thoughts, we can help improve your overall campus experience with the library and information technologies.

The survey should take you about 12-15 minutes to complete and your responses will be kept completely confidential. If you have any questions while taking the survey, please contact Karen Clay at kclay@eou.edu or 541-962-3792. Thanks in advance for your valuable input!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Kennewick Man at Pierce Library

If you live within traveling distance, please mark your calendar and plan to attend this Oregon Chautauqua.

Kennewick Man: A Case Study on the
Public Utility of
Science
Presented by Erin Hanes

Eastern Oregon University
Pierce Library Reading Room
Thursday, April 19; 7-8 pm


Ancient bones discovered on federal land in Washington in 1996 raised significant cultural, legal, and political questions. Tribes claiming Kennewick Man as their ancestor asked the government to return the remains for burial. Scientists petitioned to study the bones, noting the rarity of such a finding in North America.
Erin Hanes uses the media to provide a framework for discussing issues of jurisprudence, political science, anthropology, and tribal heritage in this Oregon Chautauqua program. Participants will discover how ethics and the public utility of science, topics frequently underrepresented in the news, speak to the core of this case.


Free and Open to the Public—Refreshments Will Be Served
Sponsored by Eastern Oregon University and Blue Mountain Forum
funded by the Oregon Council for the Humanities
Contact Connie Johnson, Pierce Library, 541-962-3699 or connie.johnson@eou.edu