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March 2012 Events


March 6, 2012
The Legacies of Empire
4 – 6 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library 240
To secure your spot please RSVP to:
Walk-Ins Welcome

Join two USC Dornsife scholars, Dr. Steven Lamy and Dr. Andrew Simpson, for an interdisciplinary discussion of how international relations and linguistics perpetuate the legacies of past empires while creating new ethical and cultural dilemmas for us to grapple with.


March 20, 2012
Oil and Fossils in Old (Very Old) Los Angeles:
A Visit to the La Brea Tar Pits

3 p.m.
Page Museum, Los Angeles
Space is limited, Reservations are required

Tour the La Brea Tar Pits, where scientists are excavating the mammoths, saber-tooth tigers and other creatures that roamed the L.A. basin 40 millennia ago before being trapped as tar rose from the Earth.


March 27, 2012
Conversations at Sunset

Little Girl Lost: The Tragic Story and Enduring Meaning of the Kathy Fiscus Tragedy
5 – 6 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library, Herklotz Room
To secure your spot please RSVP to:
Walk-Ins Welcome

Speaker: William Deverell, Professor of History and Director of the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

In 1949, a little girl tumbled into an abandoned well in Southern California. Over the next two days, the attention of the world was focused on her fate. The event, and what it means yet today, reveals much about postwar America and postwar California. It signaled the rise of a particular kind of spectacle, ever tied to Southern California and modern journalism.


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