Trojan Family Weekend at the USC Libraries

October 6, 2016 - October 7, 2016
Location: Doheny Memorial Library

    THURSDAY, OCT. 6

    Leavey Library Guided Tour: 1:30 pm
    Leavey Library Lobby (LVL)

    Come join us for a guided walking tour of USC’s Leavey Library and the incredible USC collection, home to over 5.8 million volumes. Leavey Library provides a state-of-the-art learning environment for students and faculty. Leavey’s print and electronic collections, services, and technology are designed to facilitate coursework, studying, and research. Experts are available 24 hours a day to provide assistance with research and computing. Technology-enhanced spaces support teaching and individual or group study—as well as film screenings, multimedia production and viewing, presentations, and videoconferencing.

    The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens.

    Doheny Memorial Library Guided Tour: 3:30 pm
    Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Front Steps

    Join us for a tour of this beautiful and historic building, a Los Angeles landmark since it opened in 1932. With its grand façade and inspiring interiors, Doheny Memorial Library is a focal point of intellectual life on campus and a monument of public art in the city.  Along the guided tour, you will discover the library’s architectural highlights as well as discuss current exhibitions on display among other treasures. 

    The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge.  We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens.

    USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study: 5:00 p.m.
    Healing Arts: The Polymathic Collection of Dr. Eugene Rogolsky

    Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 241

    Polymathic Pizza is the cornerstone of Harman Academy programming. Students from across campus are invited to attend this session with a professor that features pizza, a small introductory lecture and then fluid discussion and conversation between the professor and attendees. Each semester, Polymathic Pizza is organized around a central theme that allows for interdisciplinary engagement from a diverse range of students and faculty. This event is an opportunity for parents to get a glimpse of our programming and the Harman Academy's aims by attending one of our traditional events with their student.

    From Chicano street art to gay inspired photographs, prints, paintings and sculptures, the polymathic collection of Dr. Eugene Rogolsky, on exhibit at the USC Fisher Museum of Art, is "complex and introspective, and range from sacred to profane." Please join us in an event co-sponsored by the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study and Fisher Museum of Art featuring a discussion among noted physician, art collector, Keck Medical professor and practitioner Dr. Rogolsky, ONE Archives curator David Evans Frantz, and Fisher Museum Associate Director Kay Allen.  The event will begin at 5p at the Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, DML 241, followed by self-guided tours at the Fisher Museum. Refreshments will be served during both sites of the event. ESVP Code: POLYMATHPARENTS

    FRIDAY, OCT. 7

    USC Libraries Open House: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
    Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Front Steps

    This historic library is a thriving center of academic and social life at USC. Come and learn more about the USC Libraries and all of the resources and support offered to students in coursework and in research. Meet our staff of knowledgeable librarians who can assist students with any of their academic needs. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of the Romanesque architecture and view the exhibitions on display on the first and ground floors. USC Libraries staff and faculty will be available to answer questions about the library.

    The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge.  We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens.

    Doheny Memorial Library Guided Tour: 11:30 am 
    Doheny Memorial Library (DML) Front Steps

    Join us for a tour of this beautiful and historic building, a Los Angeles landmark since it opened in 1932. With its grand façade and inspiring interiors, Doheny Memorial Library is a focal point of intellectual life on campus and a monument of public art in the city. Along the guided tour, you will discover the library’s architectural highlights as well as discuss current exhibitions on display among other treasures.

    Phi Kappa Phi Fall Recognition Ceremony: 1:30 p.m. 
    Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 240

    The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 and has more than 300 chapters in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. It is the oldest academic honor society at USC that is fully interdisciplinary, electing members from all recognized branches of scholarship, research, and artistic endeavor. The honor society’s mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others. At the fall recognition ceremony a select group of junior undergraduates are initiated and sophomores who are on the path to qualifying for initiation are recognized for their outstanding accomplishments to date. Featured speakers include Thornton School of Music junior Rose Campion and Peter G. Mancall, the Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at USC, Vice Dean for the Humanities and Social Sciences, and Director of the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.

    Feuchtwanger Refreshed: A Student Performance of Microplays: 3:00 p.m.
    Doheny Memorial Library (DML), Room 206

    USC School of Dramatic Arts student actors perform "Feuchtwanger Refreshed," a series of short original pieces composed by MFA dramatists. The pieces are all inspired by a letter that German exile writer Lion Feuchtwanger composed in 1931 to the Nazi occupant of his former home in Berlin. Feuchtwanger later bequeathed to USC his home in Pacific Palisdades and library collection, which today forms a key component of the USC Libraries Special Collections. 

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