May 19– a field trip to the Huntington Library to tour the exhibition: “Octavia E. Butler: Telling My Stories” with exhibit curator Natalie Russell and Octavia Butler scholar, Fellow Lynell George

May 5– Cecil Castellucci on “Pardon My Youth: The Rise and Appeal of YA Literature”. (Lower Level Room 16 of USC’s Leavey Library)

April 21– Jon Boorstin on “Finding a Novel in the Bombing of the LA Times” (241 Doheny Memorial Library)

April 7– Larry Swanson on “Santiago Ramón y Cajal, Artist, Photographer, Doctor, Body Builder, Scientist, Chess Player and Publisher who was the Father of Neuroscience” (241 Doheny Memorial Library)

March 24– Charis Kubrin on “Rap on Trial” (241 Doheny Memorial Library)

March 10– Leo Braudy on “The Reinvention of Human Nature” This talk and luncheon was sponsored by Fellow Albert Litewka. (Intellectual Commons, 2nd floor of Doheny Memorial Library)

February 24– Lauren Gase on “A Public Health Approach to Improve the Juvenile Justice System in Los Angeles County” (241 Doheny Memorial Library)

February 10- Naima Keith, deputy director of the California African American Museum, giving insights on current museum exhibitions:“Politics, Race and Propaganda: The Nazi Olympics, Berlin 1936” “Taking Place: Selections from the Permanent Collection” “Genevieve Gaignard: Smell the Roses” ( At the California African American Museum in Exposition Park)

January 27– Field trip to The Getty

January 13– Laurie Winer on “Oscar Hammerstein II and the Birth of the Musical” (241 Doheny Memorial Library)

December 16– April Wolfe, LAIH Fellow and film critic for LA Weekly on “Beyond the Studios: How women and people of color have made their own cinema systems, from the 1930s to the present, and how the critics help or hurt them” (241 Doheny Memorial Library)

November 18– Selma Holo telling the stories behind the acquisitions she made in Cuba for the USC Fisher Museum.
She will also do a “walk and talk” on USC Fisher’s exhibition of newly-donated works: A Generosity of Spirit: Celebrating the Gift of Eugene Rogolsky

November 4– The one, the only Marty Kaplan back for Election Town Hall 2016 (241 Doheny Memorial Library)

October 21– Geoff Cowan on “Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary”(Old Annenberg building 240)

October 7– Judith Freeman on “The Latter Days” (Lower Level Room 16 of USC’s Leavey Library)

September 23– Viet Thanh Nguyen on “Writing as an Other” (241 Doheny Memorial Library)

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