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Susan Straight on "Mecca": A Novel
Wed., May. 4
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom Webinar PDT

Susan Straight, New York Times best-selling author Héctor Tobar, and ICW Director William Deverell discuss Straight's novel Mecca that tells a story of the American West and all its injustice,...

 
What is the Value of Historic Libraries? Looking Afresh at the Bridgewater Library, a Jewel in The Huntington Crown
Wed., May. 4
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

David Pearson, former director of culture, heritage, and libraries for the City of London Corporation, looks afresh at the Bridgewater Library, informed by recent work on 17th-century private...

 
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Teaching Race in the West
Mon., May. 9
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom Webinar PDT

Moderated by Dean Pedro Noguera of USC Rossier School of Education, education advocate Dr. James Whitfield and political scientist Dr. Jeffrey Sachs will discuss the contentious political and...

 
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Carnegie Observatory Lecture Series: Alien Worlds and the Origins of Science
Mon., May. 9
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Dr. R. Paul Butler, Staff Scientist at the Earth and Planets Laboratory for the Carnegie Institution for Science, discusses the flood of extrasolar planets being discovered and the realistic...

 
The Experience of Literature Before Literature: Presence, Printing, and Publics in Spanish-Mexican California and Texas
Wed., May. 11
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

In this talk, literary and intellectual historian Raúl Coronado, professor at UC Berkeley, asks, "what does literature offer us?" He turns to the history of print and visual culture in Texas and...

 
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Mexican LA: The Long 20th Century
Wed., May. 18
Category: Lectures
Location: Zoom Event (PDT)

Moderated by Gustavo Arellano of the Los Angeles Times, join us for a discussion with historians Kelly Lytle Hernández and Natalia Molina about their new books addressing culture, ethnicity, and...

 
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Carnegie Observatory Lecture Series: Is There a Crisis in Cosmology?
Mon., May. 23
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Dr. Wendy L. Freedman, John and Marion Sullivan University Professor in Astronomy and Astrophysics and the College, at The University of Chicago, describes the historical quest to measure how fast...

 
Coloring the Conservation Conversation
Wed., May. 25
Category: Lectures
Location: Rothenberg Hall

Author J. Drew Lanham discusses what it means to embrace the full breadth of his African-American heritage and his deep kinship to nature and adoration of birds. The convergence of ornithologist,...