Saturday, October 12, 2013
Spoken Word Club's Beginner's Slam
Spoken Word Club is hosting the annual Beginner's Slam.
Sign-ups are only open to those who have little- to no-slam experience. E-mail email@example.com to sign up. Slammers need two original poems, each one three minutes or shorter.
Nationally renowned poets Michael Lee and Sam Cook will present their original work.
Saturday, October 12, 2013 - Sunday, October 13, 2013
Occidental College Special Collections is a proud participant in "L.A. as Subject" working to preserve and share the history of Los Angeles. Join Oxy and 80 other archives, libraries and collectors who bring history to life with artifacts, documents, photos and memorabilia from their archives. There are special talks (including one about the L.A. beer brewing scene) and films too!
Also, every year, something new is added to the Archives Bazaar program. This year is the Archives Roadshow!
Inspired by the Antiques Roadshow, this all-day, interactive session encourages attendees to bring in historical materials like documents and photographs, get them assessed for their preservation needs by experts from the LAPnet: Los Angeles Preservation Network and then digitized and placed on a USB drive to take home. The Society of California Archivists and History Associates will also be on deck to provide research help and references to Archives Bazaar exhibitors.
Organized by L.A. as Subject and presented by the USC Libraries, the annual event celebrates the diversity of Southern California’s history. For scholarly researchers, journalists, history buffs, and those simply interested in exploring the stories of Los Angeles, discovery awaits everyone at the Archives Bazaar. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library
USC University Park Campus
Stop by the displays of Oxy Special Collections, Eagle Rock Valley Historical Society and Highland Park Heritage Trust for interesting views of Northeast L.A. history, and to say Hi!
Visit LA as Subject for the program schedule, directions and parking information.
Sunday, October 13, 2013 - Monday, October 14, 2013
How Will We Survive the Water Wars?
Learning to live in a less wet world.
We think of water as a source of life, peace, even holiness. But water also has power, including the power to end lives—and threaten whole civilizations. Today, converging forces—a rapidly growing population, climate change, and global economic development—are transforming our relationship with this resource. In the 20th century, residents of places with few native sources of water, such as Southern California, took water for granted—but they can’t afford to do so any longer. How can we survive a water crisis that’s already begun—but that we’d prefer to ignore? Zócalo Public Square and Occidental College present a half-day conference to discuss the lethal force of water, the financial risks of water, and how we can learn to live in a less wet world.
When Water Kills
RAND Corporation senior scientist Robert Lempert, UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling director James S. Famiglietti, and Occidental College biologist Gretchen North discuss how understanding water’s dangers can protect us.
How Much Should Water Cost?
Wetlands Water District chief deputy general manager Jason Peltier, Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization author Steven Solomon, environmental attorney Peter Culp, and Chance of Rain publisher and writer Emily Green ask what the price of water should be.
Learning to Live with (Less) Water
A panel including Occidental College economist Bevin Ashenmiller and Reason science correspondent Ronald Bailey discuss what can be done to help ease our transition into a less-watered world. Moderated by Bettina Boxall, Water and Environmental Reporter, Los Angeles Times.
The half-day conference is free. Registration is required. See the full descriptions of the events or register at Zócalo Public Square.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
U.S. News College Rankings
Hanna Spinosa, assistant dean for academic affairs, and Jim Tranquada, director of communications, explain how the U.S. News college rankings work, the factors behind Oxy's ranking, and some of the options for the future.