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Sneak Peek at ‘Wonderland Unbound’

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On Thursday, April 17, the facade of USC's Doheny Memorial Library will be transformed for Wonderland Unbound, a special Visions & Voices event commemorating the tenth anniversary of the USC Libraries Wonderland Award. Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Hunting of the Snark, and rare materials from the USC Libraries' Special Collections will come alive through the magic of projection mapping and digital animation. Watch this brief preview (no sound), and then RVSP online. The event begins at 8:00 p.m. in front of Doheny Library.

Luce Foundation Supports USC Summer Kambun Workshop

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 03/11

Thanks to a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, graduate students from North American universities will receive financial support to attend the USC Summer Kambun Workshop in the USC East Asian Library from July 14-August 8, 2014. Keep reading for more details about this year's workshop.

Exhibit Explores Career and Legacy of Dance Pioneer Rudy Perez

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On Tuesday, the Visions & Voices event Unperformable honored the legacy of dance pioneer Rudy Perez with a special performance and an exhibit of rare items from the USC Libraries' Rudy Perez Archive. Now, those items are on display inside the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, located on the second floor of Doheny Library. Stop by before noon on Monday, March 10, to see the exhibit.

Film Scores From Dimitri Tiomkin Collection Inspired Closing Ceremony Music at Sochi

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On Sunday, the world heard orchestral music derived from film scores in the USC Libraries' collections. The 2014 Winter Olympics Closing Ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, opened with twelve minutes of music by Russian-born composer Dimitri Tiomkin, who scored such films as High Noon, The Alamo, and It's A Wonderful Life. Tiomkin's music manuscripts—along with handwritten sketches and other rare materials—are housed in USC's Cinematic Arts Library, and orchestrator Patrick Russ consulted Tiomkin's original scores prior to arranging the music for the Sochi show.

Discover the Art of Latin American Books (And Make Your Own) at ‘Subversive Works/Sustainable Art’

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On Friday, February 28, the USC Libraries present Subversive Works/Sustainable Art—a workshop, panel discussion, and exhibition exploring the artistry and social vision of Latin America's book-making traditions. Keep reading to learn more about the Visions & Voices event.

Media Coverage of 26th-Annual Scripter Ceremony

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Several major entertainment news publications covered the 26th-annual USC Libraries Scripter Award, which honored author Solomon Northup and screenwriter John Ridley for their contributions to 12 Years a Slave. The event was featured in articles by the New York TimesLos Angeles TimesThe Hollywood ReporterVarietyDeadline HollywoodThe Wrap, and HitfixThe Hollywood Reporter's awards columnist Scott Feinberg later offered his analysis of 12 Years a Slave's win, and Jinny Choi also covered the Scripter ceremony for the Daily Trojan, noting that the event's proceeds benefit renovations to Leavey Library.

Librarian Ruth Wallach Discusses Miracle Mile History With Writer Greg Goldin

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Librarian Ruth Wallach discusses the history and architecture of Los Angeles' Miracle Mile district—the subject of Wallach's new book—in a new series of videos produced by the Miracle Mile Residential Association. The three-part series features Wallach, head of USC's Helen Topping Architecture and Fine Arts Library, in conversation with Greg Goldin, the noted architecture critic who recently co-curated Never Built: Los Angeles at the Architecture and Design Museum. Click through to watch the videos.

‘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.

Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York Times Honor USC Librarian Shahla Bahavar

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USC librarian Shahla Bahavar was honored today with the Carnegie Corporation of New York/New York Times I Love My Librarian Award. Bahavar, a director within the USC Libraries' public services division and head of USC's Science & Engineering Library, was one of ten librarians to receive the national award this year—and the only honoree from California. Professor Najmedin Meshkati of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering nominated Bahavar for the award. Keep reading to learn more about the honor.

A Literary Evening With Author, USC Professor Leo Braudy on Dec. 2

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Author and USC University Professor Leo Braudy will be the featured speaker at the December 2 Friends of the USC Libraries Literary Evening. Braudy will read from his new autobiographical work, Trying to be Cool: Growing up in the 1950s. The reception begins at 5:30 p.m. in the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study space (Doheny Library, Room 241), followed by the reading at 6:00 p.m. RSVP online by November 29. For more information, please contact Amber Dubeshter at (213) 821-1642.