Chemistry & Physics

New Exhibition Asks: ‘What Makes a Monster?’

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Monsters take many forms, from vampires to serial killers and from viruses to black holes. A new USC Libraries exhibition asks, What Makes a Monster?, through one central exhibition in Doheny Library's first-floor Treasure Room and satellite exhibitions in four other library locations. After visiting the central exhibition in Doheny Library, explore the meaning of monsters across the academic disciplines at the Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts, Norris Medical, Science and Engineering, and VKC libraries. What Makes a Monster? is on display through May 31, 2015.

‘Collecting the Cosmos’ at the USC Libraries on Jan. 24

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Opening Friday, January 24, in USC's Doheny Memorial Library, a new exhibition showcases creative ways to visualize and conceptualize the heavens. Collecting the Cosmos features several unique and innovative creations, along with rare items from the USC Libraries' Special Collections. RSVP for the opening reception, which the USC Libraries host on January 24 at 5:30 p.m., or keep reading to learn more about the exhibition.

‘Artvoices’ Magazine Profiles Discovery Fellow Margaret Wertheim

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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.

Discovery Fellow Margaret Wertheim Brings Business Card Origami to London’s Hayward Gallery

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/21

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.

USC Libraries Add 36 New E-Resources

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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.

Understanding the Universe with Margaret Wertheim

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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.

USC Libraries Welcome Margaret Wertheim as Inaugural Discovery Fellow

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/28

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.

Meet the Roaring Twenties’ ‘Silent Killer’ at October 6 Norris Medical Library Event

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 10/05

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.

Norris Medical Library Offers Workshop on Bioinformatics Software and Databases

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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.

New Science and Mathematics E-Resources

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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.