Upcoming Events

May 17
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Swallow'12:00 a.m.

Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to a free virtual screening of Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow (2019), available for viewing from May 14 to...
May 14–19

Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to a free virtual screening of Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow (2019), available for viewing from May 14 to 19. Produced by Mollye Asher, Swallow was an official selection at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Actress at the festival.

May 14 to 19
Free and open to the community
Advance registration required

The free screening of Swallow will be made available online through the Eventive streaming platform and requires advance registration. Registrations are limited to the first 150 viewers on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have pre-ordered (registered) successfully, the film will be accessible from 7:00 pm (PDT) on Friday, May 14, 2021 to 6:59 pm (PDT) on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. After you “unlock” the film, you will have 72 hours to finish watching. For more information and to register for the screening, please visit cinema.uoregon.edu.

TW // Self Harm, Eating Disorder

Swallow (2019)

Directed by Carlo Mirabella-Davis | Produced by Mollye Asher | 94 Minutes | Rated R
2019 Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection and Winner of Best Actress Award

Film Synopsis: On the surface, Hunter (Haley Bennett) appears to have it all. A newly pregnant housewife, she seems content to spend her time tending to an immaculate home and doting on her Ken-doll husband, Richie (Austin Stowell). However, as the pressure to meet her controlling in-laws and husband’s rigid expectations mounts, cracks begin to appear in her carefully created facade. Hunter develops a dangerous habit, and a dark secret from her past seeps out in the form of a disorder called pica - a condition that has her compulsively swallowing inedible, and oftentimes life-threatening, objects. A provocative and squirm-inducing psychological thriller, SWALLOW follows one woman’s unraveling as she struggles to reclaim independence in the face of an oppressive system by whatever means possible.

Live, Remote Q&A with Producer Mollye Asher

On Wednesday, May 19th at 4pm (PDT), join us for a live, remote Q&A with Producer Mollye Asher who will discuss the film and share how a producer supports a director’s vision. Visit cinema.uoregon.edu for more information on how to join the Q&A.

 

Mollye Asher is a Gotham Award-Winning producer and recipient of the 2020 Independent Spirit Producers Award. Most recently, she produced Chloé Zhao's Nomadland (2020), which won Best Director and Best Picture Drama at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, and many other honors. Nomadland is one of the most acclaimed films of 2020, with special attention given to the performance of Frances McDormand. 

Asher also produced Zhao’s The Rider (2017), which premiered at the Cannes Directors Fortnight and won its top prize. The Rider went on to be nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Feature at the 2018 Gotham Awards. In addition, Asher produced Zhao’s debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015); Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow  (2019), which won Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival; Fort Tilden (2014) by writer/director team Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers; and Anja Marquardt’s Spirit Award nominated She's Lost Control (2014). Asher recently co-founded the production company The Population, which is currently in post-production on Josef Kubota Wladyka’s thriller Catch the Fair One. Asher earned her MFA from NYU’s graduate film program and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

This series is funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment.

Thank you to our cosponsors:

Asian Studies Program, Department of Art, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of German and Scandinavian, Department of History, Department of Romance Languages, Department of Theatre Arts, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, Native American Studies, School of Journalism and Communication/Media Studies, School of Music and Dance.

May 18
Conoce Tu Comunidad4:00 p.m.

This is an informal discussion space for Latinx/Hispanic communities and allies to connect, share stories of resiliency, and provide mentorship and support for you to...
April 20–May 25

This is an informal discussion space for Latinx/Hispanic communities and allies to connect, share stories of resiliency, and provide mentorship and support for you to succeed!

Week 4, April 20th – Financial Wellness
Learn why financial wellness is important, what a college student can do now to gain the requisite financial knowledge to be financially successful long-term.

Week 6, May 4 – Connecting with Student Leaders and Campus Resources
Get to know campus groups and Latinx/Hispanic students who are involved and how you can do it too.

Week 8, May 18 – Persisting and Developing Mental Toughness
Join us in sharing stories of persistence and the college experience, learn how to succeed academically, and develop mental toughness.

Week 9, May 25 – Registration Lab for Latinx/Hispanic students

Join on Zoom using your uoregon account: https://uoregon.zoom.us/j/92969074799?pwd=Zm5tazdYOWpidEI5NkVGQjExdjZMQT09

For any questions contact Karla Perez-Young at kperezy2@uoregon.edu

May 19
Cinema Studies Presents: Q&A with Mollye Asher, Producer of 'Swallow'4:00 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a live, remote Q&A with Producer Mollye Asher who will discuss the film, Swallow, and share how a producer...
May 19 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a live, remote Q&A with Producer Mollye Asher who will discuss the film, Swallow, and share how a producer supports a director’s vision. Visit cinema.uoregon.edu for more information on how to join the Q&A.

Free and open to the community.

Mollye Asher is a Gotham Award-Winning producer and recipient of the 2020 Independent Spirit Producers Award. Most recently, she produced Chloé Zhao's Nomadland (2020), which won Best Director and Best Picture Drama at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, and many other honors. Nomadland is one of the most acclaimed films of 2020, with special attention given to the performance of Frances McDormand. 

Asher also produced Zhao’s The Rider (2017), which premiered at the Cannes Directors Fortnight and won its top prize. The Rider went on to be nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Feature at the 2018 Gotham Awards. In addition, Asher produced Zhao’s debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015); Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow  (2019), which won Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival; Fort Tilden (2014) by writer/director team Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers; and Anja Marquardt’s Spirit Award nominated She's Lost Control (2014). Asher recently co-founded the production company The Population, which is currently in post-production on Josef Kubota Wladyka’s thriller Catch the Fair One. Asher earned her MFA from NYU’s graduate film program and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

TW // Self Harm, Eating Disorder.

Free Virtual Screening of Swallow

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are also invited to a free virtual screening of Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow (2019), available for viewing from May 14 to 19. Produced by Mollye Asher, Swallow was an official selection at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival and won Best Actress at the festival. The free screening of Swallow will be made available online through the Eventive streaming platform and requires advance registration. Registrations are limited to the first 150 viewers on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to register for the screening, please visit cinema.uoregon.edu.

This series is funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment.

Thank you to our cosponsors:

Asian Studies Program, Department of Art, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of German and Scandinavian, Department of History, Department of Romance Languages, Department of Theatre Arts, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, Native American Studies, School of Journalism and Communication/Media Studies, School of Music and Dance.

May 20
Suzanne Simard: “Trees Communicate Through Networks in Complex Adaptive Systems”noon

Suzanne W. Simard is Professor of Forest Ecology in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Her research...
May 20 noon–1:00 p.m.

Suzanne W. Simard is Professor of Forest Ecology in the Department of Forest and Conservation Sciences at the University of British Columbia. Her research focuses on the complexity and interconnectedness of nature and is guided by her deep connection to the land and her time spent amongst the trees. She is specifically known for her work on how trees communicate and interact using below-ground fungal (mycorrhizal) networks. Simard’s work with her students led to the recognition that forests have hub trees, or Mother Trees, which are large, highly connected trees that play an important role in the flow of information and resources in a forest. Trees interact with their own and other species, including forming kin relationships with their genetic relatives. Her current research investigates how these complex relationships contribute to forest resiliency, adaptability and recovery, as well as implications for sustainable stewardship of forest ecosystems as climate changes. Simard is the author of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest (Penguin Random House, 2021). 

Free registration required.

 

Series Overview

What is Communication? (2021) will investigate instantiations and permutations of communication via models of exchange, modes of inquiry, and meanings of community. While communication has been conceptualized as models of transportation, transmission, and ritual communication is also characterized by modes of sharing, imparting, connecting, and participating. These characteristics can contribute to democracy, as well as facilitating the commons and community/fellowship. This year marks the sixth collaboration with scholars from the natural sciences, social sciences and arts.

Please see whatis.uoregon.edu for more details and other featured keynotes.

The What is…? Speaker Series is sponsored by the Knight Chair in Communication Research, UO Women in Graduate Science, the Oregon Humanities Center, New Media and Culture Program, and the Department of Philosophy. Additional gratitude to our supporters.

May 21
Cinema Studies Presents: Screening of 'Nomadland'12:00 a.m.

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a free virtual screening of Chloé Zhao's Nomadland (2020), available for viewing from May...
May 21–26

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a free virtual screening of Chloé Zhao's Nomadland (2020), available for viewing from May 21 to 26. Produced by Mollye Asher, Nomadland is one of the most acclaimed films of 2020, winning Best Director and Best Picture at the 2021 Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards in addition to numerous other awards.  For more information and to register for the screening, please visit cinema.uoregon.edu.

May 21 to 26
Free and open to the community
Advance registration required 

The free screening of Nomadland will be made available online through Searchlight Pictures' streaming platform, Debut, and requires advance registration by May 18 at 12:00 pm (PDT). Registrations are limited to the first 150 viewers on a first-come, first-served basis. After you RSVP, you will receive an email on May 21st from Searchlight Pictures' streaming platform, Debut, with viewing instructions on how to watch the film. The film will be accessible from 7:00 pm (PDT) on Friday, May 21, 2021 to 7:00 pm (PDT) on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 and you will have 72 hours to finish the film once you start watching it. For more information and to register for the screening, please visit cinema.uoregon.edu.

Nomadland (2020) 
Directed by Chloé Zhao | Produced by Mollye Asher | 108 Minutes | Rated R
2021 Academy Award and Golden Globe Winner for Best Picture and Best Director

Film synopsis: Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film from director Chloé Zhao, Nomadland features real nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells as Fern’s mentors and comrades in her exploration through the vast landscape of the American West.

Nomadland is directed by Chloé Zhao (Songs My Brothers Taught Me, The Rider) is based on the book Nomadland: Surviving America In The Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder and stars Frances McDormand (Fargo, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck, Lincoln), Linda May and Swankie. The producers are Mollye Asher (Songs My Brothers Taught Me, The Rider), Dan Janvey (Beasts of the Southern Wild, Heart of a Dog), Frances McDormand (Olive Kitteridge) and Peter Spears (Call Me By Your Name). The director of photography is Joshua James Richards (Songs My Brothers Taught Me, The Rider).

Live, Remote Q&A with Producer Mollye Asher

On Wednesday, May 26 at 4:00 pm (PDT), join us for a live, remote Q&A with Producer Mollye Asher who will discuss the film and share how a producer supports a director’s vision. Visit cinema.uoregon.edu for more information on how to join the Q&A.

Mollye Asher is a Gotham Award-Winning producer and recipient of the 2020 Independent Spirit Producers Award. Most recently, she produced Chloé Zhao's Nomadland (2020), which won Best Director and Best Picture Drama at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, and many other honors. Nomadland is one of the most acclaimed films of 2020, with special attention given to the performance of Frances McDormand. 

Asher also produced Zhao’s The Rider (2017), which premiered at the Cannes Directors Fortnight and won its top prize. The Rider went on to be nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Feature at the 2018 Gotham Awards. In addition, Asher produced Zhao’s debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015); Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow  (2019), which won Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival; Fort Tilden (2014) by writer/director team Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers; and Anja Marquardt’s Spirit Award nominated She's Lost Control (2014). Asher recently co-founded the production company The Population, which is currently in post-production on Josef Kubota Wladyka’s thriller Catch the Fair One. Asher earned her MFA from NYU’s graduate film program and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

This series is funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment.

Thank you to our cosponsors:

Asian Studies Program, Department of Art, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of German and Scandinavian, Department of History, Department of Romance Languages, Department of Theatre Arts, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, Native American Studies, School of Journalism and Communication/Media Studies, School of Music and Dance.

May 26
Cinema Studies Presents: Q&A with Mollye Asher, Producer of 'Nomadland'4:00 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to a live, remote Q&A with Producer Mollye Asher who will discuss the film, Nomadland, and share how a producer...
May 26 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to a live, remote Q&A with Producer Mollye Asher who will discuss the film, Nomadland, and share how a producer supports a director’s vision. Visit cinema.uoregon.edu for more information on how to join the Q&A.

Free and open to the community.

Mollye Asher is a Gotham Award-winning producer and recipient of the 2020 Independent Spirit Producers Award. Most recently, she produced Chloé Zhao's Nomadland (2020), which won Best Director and Best Picture Drama at the 2021 Golden Globe Awards, the Golden Lion Award for Best Film at the 2020 Venice Film Festival, and many other honors. Nomadland is one of the most acclaimed films of 2020, with special attention given to the performance of Frances McDormand. 

Asher also produced Zhao’s The Rider (2017), which premiered at the Cannes Directors Fortnight and won its top prize. The Rider went on to be nominated for four Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture, and won Best Feature at the 2018 Gotham Awards. In addition, Asher produced Zhao’s debut feature Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015); Carlo Mirabella-Davis’ Swallow  (2019), which won Best Actress at the Tribeca Film Festival; Fort Tilden (2014) by writer/director team Sarah-Violet Bliss and Charles Rogers; and Anja Marquardt’s Spirit Award nominated She's Lost Control (2014). Asher recently co-founded the production company The Population, which is currently in post-production on Josef Kubota Wladyka’s thriller Catch the Fair One. Asher earned her MFA from NYU’s graduate film program and is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Free Virtual Screening of Nomadland

Students, faculty, staff, and the community are invited to a free virtual screening of Chloé Zhao's Nomadland (2020), available for viewing from May 21 to 26. Produced by Mollye Asher, Nomadland is one of the most acclaimed films of 2020, winning Best Director and Best Picture at the 2021 Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards in addition to numerous other awards. For more information and to register for the screening, please visit cinema.uoregon.edu.

The free screening of Nomadland will be made available online through Searchlight Pictures' streaming platform, Debut, and requires advance registration by May 18 at 12:00 pm (PDT). Registrations are limited to the first 150 viewers on a first-come, first-served basis. After you RSVP, you will receive an email on May 21st from Searchlight Pictures' streaming platform, Debut, with viewing instructions on how to watch the film. The film will be accessible from 7:00 pm (PDT) on Friday, May 21, 2021 to 7:00 pm (PDT) on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 and you will have 72 hours to finish the film once you start watching it.  For more information and to register for the screening, please visit cinema.uoregon.edu.

This series is funded by the generous Harlan J. Strauss Visiting Filmmaker Endowment.

Thank you to our cosponsors:

Asian Studies Program, Department of Art, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Department of German and Scandinavian, Department of History, Department of Romance Languages, Department of Theatre Arts, Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship, Native American Studies, School of Journalism and Communication/Media Studies, School of Music and Dance.

Jun 21
Building for Games and Immersive Platforms10:00 a.m.

This week-long bootcamp gives students an introduction to the tools used for designing and building digital games and immersive platforms. Students will work with the game...
June 21–25

This week-long bootcamp gives students an introduction to the tools used for designing and building digital games and immersive platforms. Students will work with the game engines, Unity and Unreal Engine, to design their first interactive environments in addition to creating augmented visuals for mobile devices using Zapworks. From Day 1, students will explore off-the-shelf resources to get them started quickly and gain an understanding of the overall production pipeline used for generating interactive content, which is a growing field that major brands are adopting.

Additionally, students will hear from industry professionals on what it’s like to be in the field and what it takes to prepare for a career in game design, VR, AR, film and much more.

This bootcamp is for anyone that has an interest in designing for virtual worlds, game design, and animation/filmmaking.

Must be a current high school or college student to receive 1 college credit for participating, but the course is open to all who are interested **No Prior experience needed**

 

Learn more!

 

Oct 1
POSTPONED: Net Inclusion Conference 202112:00 a.m.

Net Inclusion welcomes digital inclusion community practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers to discuss: local, state and...
October 1 12:00 a.m.
UO - Portland and PSU, see website for details

Net Inclusion welcomes digital inclusion community practitioners, advocates, academics, Internet service providers, and policymakers to discuss:


local, state and federal policies and policy innovations impacting digital equity,
sources of financial and programmatic support of digital inclusion programs,
and digital inclusion best practices from across the country.


Considering CDC advisories for older adults and those with compromised immune systems, the organizers feel it is in the best interest to reschedule this particular set of events for a later date. We apologize for any inconvenience these cancelations may cause you.

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