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Enter to win! Mind + Body + Miles Challenge 

During the month of September, help the Schusterman Library walk to the OU Bizzell Memorial Library and back (256 miles) by using one of our three reservable treadmill desks. 

Plus, enter to win! Everyone who uses one of the Schusterman Library’s treadmill desks, bicycle desks, or under-desk ellipticals in September can enter to win one of our Wellbeing Awareness Month prize bags. You can complete a new raffle entry at the time of each use.


Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America

Meals can tell us how power is exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders, and classes. Fire and Freedom: Food and Enslavement in Early America looks at the Chesapeake region, during the early colonial era, where European settlers relied upon indentured servants, Native Americans, and African slave labor for life-saving knowledge of farming and food acquisition, and to gain economic prosperity. It is through the labor of slaves, like those at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, that we can learn about the ways that meals transcend taste and sustenance.

Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture

Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture

Under the leadership of Bruce Goff (1904-82), Herb Greene (b. 1929), Mendel Glickman (1895-1967), and many others, OU faculty developed a curriculum that emphasized individual creativity, organic forms, and experimentation. This radical approach to design drew students to Oklahoma from as far away as Japan and South America and later spread the American School influence to their practices in California, Hawaii, Japan, and beyond.