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Final Exam Schedule

Find Your Zone 

The library offers you a variety of studying options as you prepare for exams. Also, hours are extended on Dec. 3 - 5, so there is more time to study in the library during the weekend before exams (see hours). Find a zone that works best for you and go Pilots!

Quiet Study Zones: Places for individuals to study quietly.

– Quiet Floor
– Quiet Study Annex (library classroom)
– Digital Lab (starting afternoon of Dec. 3)

Collaborative Zones: Spaces for groups to study together and finish projects.

– Group study rooms
– Main floor
– Upper floor seating areas

Create Your Zone: 

– Borrow headphones from the service desk
– Earplugs available at service desk (starting Dec. 3)
– Whiteboards can serve as dividers
Reserve a booth or an individual study carrel


Beacon 1940UP Student Newspapers

The Covert Gallery, on the main floor of the Clark Library, has an exhibit featuring highlights from the UP Student Newspapers collection. Peruse a selection of newspaper stories through the years, including pages from special issues of The Bacon (April Fool’s Day) and The Boocon (Halloween). Stories include the aftermath of the Columbus Day Storm, the admission of women to all UP programs, the football team (before soccer!), and more.

Painting titled "The Great I Am" by artist Gerald Roulette

A Conversation with Artist Gerald Roulette  

Classically trained artist Gerald Roulette gave a talk on Oct. 6 about his artistic process and his painting, “The Great I Am,” now installed in the University of Portland’s Clark Library. Through his creative process, Roulette wanted to express Christ’s love and sacrifice for all humanity. The Great I Am, a work of abstract realism, depicts Christ as a person of color, speaking to the need for all of us to see representations of ourselves in the deity of Christ.

The talk was recorded (see video).

The event was sponsored by the Clark Library, Office of the Provost, Garaventa Center, and Performing & Fine Arts.


El Otro LadoEl Otro Lado - The Other Side  

The Covert Gallery, on the main floor of the Clark Library, has a new exhibit up through October. El  Otro  Lado – The Other Side features photographs of the U.S.-Mexico border wall taken by Dr. Blair Woodard (UP History Dept). These striking photographs document the murals painted on the Mexican side of the wall at Playas de Tijuana.

From the Exhibit Card:

The terminus of the U.S. border wall extends over three hundred meters into the Pacific Ocean in Tijuana. Although the presence of the wall is oppressive, the Playas of Tijuana has become a place of resistance, celebration, and fortitude. The citizens of Tijuana have turned the wall and the boardwalk into a living art exhibit. Murals painted on the Mexican side of the barrier express joy and hope as well as pain and sorrow. The beach itself is alive with families, quinceañeras, music, and laughter. No wall can dampen this spirit or keep butterflies from flying home. 

Dr. Woodard will also be giving a public talk exploring the 150 year history of the border on September 22 in Franz Hall 120 (see video).