In its August 2012 issue, Artvoices magazine profiles USC Libraries Discovery Fellow Margaret Wertheim. A science writer and curator, Wertheim directs the Institute for Figuring--"Los Angeles' most quizzical institution," the magazine declares. The institute recently opened a permanent exhibition space in Chinatown. Keep reading to learn about Wertheim and her work as Discovery Fellow.
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USC Libraries Discovery Fellow Margaret Wertheim recently explored the intersections of art and physics in a Wide Open School class at London's Hayward Gallery. In her class, titled Making Space, Wertheim introduced her students to the art of business card origami. Keep reading to learn more about her class and a related project at the USC Libraries, the Mosely Snowflake Sponge.
The USC Libraries have added 36 new electronic resources to support USC's teaching and research needs. Keep reading to learn more about the recently acquired e-resources, accessible to USC students, faculty, and staff through the E-Resources tab on the USC Libraries homepage.
On Tuesday, April 10, USC Libraries Discovery Fellow Margaret Wertheim will join University Professor Kevin Starr in a conversation about how she has explored different ways to comprehend the universe through her career as a science communicator. Titled Understanding the Universe, the event is hosted by the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and begins at 12:00 noon in DML 241. Keep reading to learn more about Wertheim and the event.
Dean Catherine Quinlan of the USC Libraries has named Margaret Wertheim, a science writer and director of the Institute For Figuring, as the first USC Libraries Discovery Fellow. Wertheim begins her fellowship on November 2 with The Marine Sublime, an event that will investigate the relationship between art and marine biology through discussion, film clips, and exploration of rare scientific works in the libraries’ special collections. Keep reading to learn more about Wertheim and the USC Libraries Discovery Fellowship.
Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum, author of The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York, speaks Thursday, October 6 at 4:30 p.m. in the USC Health Science Campus' Aresty Auditorium. The event also features snacks and a special "poison brew" cocktail. Keep reading to learn more about The Poisoner's Handbook and Thursday's event.
USC's Norris Medical Library will offer a one-day workshop later this month on the bioinformatics resources available to USC researchers. The workshop—presented by the USC Libraries and USC Vice President of Research Randolph Hall—will be held July 27 on USC's University Park Campus (UPC) and then repeated July 29 on the Health Science Campus (HSC). Eight bionformatics tools, including five newly-acquired resources, will be covered. Keep reading to learn more about the workshop, or register online.
The USC Libraries have acquired several new electronic resources related to science and mathematics for use by USC's student, staff, and faculty researchers. Many of the additions are already accessible via the E-Resources tab on the libraries' homepage. Keep reading to learn more about the new e-resources, which include a collection of chemistry databases that collectively cover the properties and characteristics of over a half million organic and inorganic compounds, natural products, and polymers.
The fourth installment in a series exploring the many USC Libraries looks at the Science & Engineering Library. The library recently unveiled a refurbished first floor, with compact reference shelving and more space for study and instruction. Keep reading to learn more about Science & Engineering Library and its renovated first floor.
From September 23-24, the USC Science & Engineering Library and USC chemistry librarian Norah Xiao will co-host ACS on Campus, a two-day series of events for chemistry students, faculty, and librarians. The series, sponsored by ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications, is designed to facilitate networking and provide career guidance. Keep reading to learn more about the events and how to make a reservation.