Literary Luncheon Explores the Origins of the Smithsonian

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balloon_small_100Join us for a conversation with historian Heather Ewing, author of The Lost World of James Smithson: Science, Revolution, and the Birth of the Smithsonian on March 12 in the Hancock Memorial Museum.

KTLA’s Gayle Anderson Broadcasts from the John Wayne Exhibition

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ktla_100KTLA morning personality Gayle Anderson dropped by the David Wolper Center in Doheny Library to broadcast live from Duke: The Life and Legend of John Wayne yesterday. The KTLA Web site posted clips featuring cinema librarians Sandy Garcia-Myers and Steve Hanson and memorabilia from the exhibition. video_100

Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict and Other New eResource Titles

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The USC Libraries subscribe to the Credo Reference eResource, which recently added a new edition of the Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace, and Conflict, as well as other titles related to everything from Latin American culture and politics to Keynesian economics, Russian pop culture, and dinosaurs. Keep reading for a complete list of new titles in economics, history, science, the social sciences, and more.

Polysyllogism the Second

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rabbit_100Find the solution to the second polysyllogism in our series of Daily Trojan ads for the fifth-annual USC Libraries Wonderland Award. The deadline for entries is April 1st.

A Public Dialogue about Visual Perception and New Media

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fleshmap_detail_100The Center for Transformative Scholarship is hosting a public conversation between cognitive scientist Donald Hoffmann and computer scientist and artist Martin Wattenberg, the founding manager of IBM’s Visual Communication Lab. How Do We See? How Can We Visualize? is scheduled for 12:00 to 1:45 p.m. on March 6.

Artstor Includes Nearly 80,000 Images

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dessau_100Artstor, the image database to which the USC Libraries subscribe, now includes close to 80,000 images of defining moments in recent history for use by students and faculty.

Polysyllogism the First

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rabbit_100Find the solution to the first polysyllogism in our series of Daily Trojan ads for the fifth-annual USC Libraries Wonderland Award. The deadline for entries is April 1st.

Library Instruction Comes to Catalina Island

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approachingwrigleyctrdockattwoharborscatalina_500The USC Libraries have been providing library resources instruction sessions for the Catalina Semester program at the USC Phillip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center, part of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, for the past four years, with the latest successful session occuring a few weeks ago.

Sherry Velasco Speaks at Cervantes Exhibition Reception

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windmills_1_100A large audience of USC students, faculty, and library supporters gathered at the reception for When Windmills Are Giants: The Novel Adventures of Don Quixote. USC professor Sherry Velasco contrasted the novel's early reception as a comedic work during the 17th century to its present stature for literary scholars, artists, and filmmakers.

When Windmills Are Giants Reception Tonight

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quixote_100Be sure to stop by this evening's reception for the USC Libraries spring exhibition, When Windmills Are Giants: The Novel Adventures of Don Quixote. The reception begins at 5:00 p.m. and runs until 6:30 p.m., and Cervantes expert and USC professor Sherry Velasco will speak about the novel's lasting legacy.