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Happenings @ Hannon
Volume 5, Issue 1
September 2014
Detail from whaling postcard, Werner von Boltenstern Postcard Collection,
Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

In This Issue
Upcoming Events
Unless otherwise noted, all library events are free, and take place in the Von der Ahe Family Suite on level 3.

Click event title for more information, and to RSVP.

LMU Community Open House (We'll be there - come say hi!)
Sat 9/6 / 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. / Regents Grass

Tue 9/9 / 12:15 - 1:30 p.m. / Gersten Pavilion. Book signing from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. in Gersten-Burns atrium.

Wed 9/10 / 7 - 9 p.m. 

Sunday Jewish Book & Discussion Group: Bearing the Body

Sun 9/14 / 2 - 3:30 p.m. / RSVP

Faculty Pub Night: Damon Willick with special guest author Antoine Wilson: Valley Vista: Art in the San Fernando Valley ca. 1970-1990 

Tue 9/16 / 5:30 - 7 p.m. / RSVP

Wed 9/17 / 6 - 7:30 p.m. / RSVP

Sun 9/21 / 2 - 5 p.m. / RSVP

Banned Books Week

9/21 - 9/27

Wed 9/24 / 3:30 - 5 p.m. / RSVP

Where Does Los Angeles Get Its Water? A Talk by Prof. Joseph Reichenberger

9/30 / 6 - 8 p.m. / RSVP

Archives & Special Collections gallery (Level 3) 8/18 - 12/12 
Level 3 atrium / 8/19 - 9/28
Photo of the Month

Beautiful detail from The Art of Yantra, featuring the exquisite hair art and paintings of Dakini Yuan Miao. 


Image captured by Instagram user @spiraled_up

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Los Angeles, CA 90045

Moby-Dick, A Whale of a Text

The fall 2014 Archives & Special Collections exhibition explores Herman Melville's many allusions to texts within his classic novel.  This includes such things as references to itself and the physicality of books, or to text in unexpected forms such as tattoos and the contours of a person's face.  Moby-Dick, A Whale of a Text is on display through December 12 in the Archives & Special Collections gallery on level 3. 


All are invited to celebrate the opening of this exhibition on Wednesday September 17. At the program titled "Perspectives from the Masthead," LMU professors Carla Bittel (History), Jane Brucker (Art), Paul Harris (English) and Robin Miskolcze (English) will discuss the enigmatic American classic and its relationship to their own work. The night is just as much about scholarship as it is about Moby-Dick.  Come think with us!  

The talk begins at 6 p.m. in the Von der Ahe Suite, and is followed by a hosted reception and exhibition viewing. This special event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Dave Eggers speaking at LMU 9/9

We've been spreading the word about the 2014 LMU Common Book for months, and now we're only a week away from the program's signature event. 


Please join us at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday September 9, in Gersten Pavilion, to hear author Dave Eggers speak about his novel The Circle. This event is free and open to all; priority for seating will go towards current LMU students, staff, and faculty. 


A book signing will take place in adjacent to Gersten at 11 a.m., and doors to Gersten Pavilion will open at 11:45 a.m. 

9/16: Faculty Pub Night 5th anniversary season starts with Damon Willick, curator of Valley Vista

  LMU Art History professor Damon Willick's exhibition & book Valley Vista: Art in the San Fernando Valley, ca. 1970-1990 examines for the first time the unique contribution of the Valley to the city's art history. 


At the first Pub Night of the year, Professor Willick will discuss the uniqueness of Valley culture and art with Antione Wilson, author of the critically acclaimed novel Panorama City.

All Pub Nights are free and open to the public; all LMU faculty, students, staff, and members of the community are welcome to attend.


Learn more, and RSVP here.
Letters Home: Mexican Exiles, Family, and Religion

In celebration of Latino Heritage Month, this event will highlight two achievements: the publication of Letters Home: Mexican Exile Correspondence from Los Angeles, 1927-1932, by Dr. Teresa Venegas (former LMU Modern Languages & Literatures professor, 1980-1998) and The Venegas Family Papers, the family records generously donated by the Venegas family to the Department of Archives & Special Collections at LMU's William H. Hannon Library.

A bilingual discussion, reception, and exhibition viewing are all a part of this special event, which takes place on Wednesday September 24 at 3:30 p.m. in the library's Von der Ahe Family Suite.


Learn more, and RSVP here.

How Does Los Angeles Get Its Water?

Water is critical to the economic survival of the city we live in. One of the most important things we can do is to learn about our water supply so we can make intelligent decisions on water use and also in the ballot box.


At this important presentation, Joseph Reichenberger - LMU Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering - will describe the sources of water for Los Angeles, some of the issues relating to the reliability of supply from these sources, the competing interests at play in our water politics, and alternative sources such as water recycling and desalination. The impacts of climate change on these sources will be discussed as well.


Tuesday September 30

6 - 8 p.m., Von der Ahe Family Suite


This event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. 

RSVP now!

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