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February 24, 2017

Dr. Carol Silverman Featured in Cascade Magazine

With a focus on her course offerings, longtime fieldwork and advocacy, and imminent new book, Cascade Magazine features Dr. Carol Silverman in the Winter 2017 issue.  To see the full article, visit

Cascade Magazine Features Dr. Lisa Gilman

Lisa Gilman’s new book “My Music, My War: The Listening Habits of US Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan” is featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Cascade Magazine.  For the full article, visit

January 25, 2017

Remembering Dr. Edwin Coleman

Dr. Edwin Coleman, longtime Folklore and English faculty, civil rights activist, and noted musician, passed recently. Ed is remembered by faculty and former students with great affection. His impact on the Folklore Program, the Department of English, and the University of Oregon, is substantial.

According to Dr. Carol Silverman, “Ed Coleman was a major part of the Folklore program for decades. His dedication to the arts, to diversity, to social justice and to student support was boundless. He fearlessly stood up for his beliefs. As one of the only African-American professors, he was a model for many students of color, and indeed a mentor to many of us.”

Memorial Schedule 

Funeral Service — Monday, January 30 at 5 pm at Saint Thomas Moore Church, 1850 Emerald St. in Eugene.

Celebration of Life — Tuesday, January 31 at 2 pm at Willamette Christian Center, 2500 West 18th Ave. in Eugene.

Features on Edwin Coleman

Register Guard Article

Register Guard Editorial

KVAL TV Feature

KEZI TV Feature

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December 22, 2016

UO Folklore Professor Lisa Gilman interviewed on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud


UO Folklore professor Lisa Gilman discussed her new book My Music My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan on Oregon Public Broadcasting’s Think Out Loud. The interview also aired on other NPR affiliates around the region.

November 11, 2016

Dr. Lisa Gilman Interviewed on KLCC

Dr. Lisa Gilman of the UO Folklore Program was interviewed on KLCC.  To hear the interview, Click Here

Music has been a part of war almost as constantly as weapons have been, throughout history. Its role in war is changing as the world changes too—something that’s examined in Lisa Gilman’s new book, My Music My War: The Listening Habits of U.S. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

She is also a professor in the Department of English and Folklore at the University of Oregon. She speaks with Eric Alan about the shifting role of music in the military in the age of the MP3. She also explores the role of specific genres from heavy metal to country music, and how music connects to PTSD.

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