Events
  • Shila Khatami

    Oct 04| Lectures
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    Though Shila Khatami’s paintings make use of pop cultural references—sometimes the titles quote Blondie or Cyndi Lauper lyrics—her works are ultimately about the tradition and material possibilities of painting. As the base for these works, Khatami uses readymade or manufactured objects found in common hardware stores, such as smooth sheets of aluminum, fiberboards, pegboards, and phonic isolation foam. Her painting process includes a wide range of non-traditional tools, like rubber bands and masking tape, and methods such as rolling, dripping, and scoring.

  • John Keene

    Oct 05| Lectures
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    John Keene is the author of the novels Annotations and Counternarratives, as well as several other works, including the poetry collection Seismosis, with artist Christopher Stackhouse, and a translation of Brazilian author Hilda Hilst's novel Letters from a Seducer. The recipient of a Whiting Award, Keene has been a member of the Dark Room Writers Collective and a Cave Canem fellow. He has served as the managing editor of Callaloo and taught at Northwestern. He currently teaches at Rutgers University-Newark and lives in New York.

  • Leonardo Bravo is an artist, curator, and educator and the Founder of Big City Forum. Big City Forum is an interdisciplinary project designed to explore the intersection between design-based creative disciplines (Design, Architecture, Urban Planning, etc) that take into account public space and the built environment. Big City Forum facilitates the exchange of ideas through gatherings, symposiums, exhibitions, and special events that promote forward-thinking projects and the individuals at the forefront of this vision.

  • Chris Coy

    Oct 11| Lectures
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    Chris Coy is an artist and filmmaker. His work has shown at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York, the Sundance Film Festival, the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and numerous international art festivals and exhibitions. He received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 2012. He is represented by Anat Ebgi, Los Angeles.

  • Professor Karen Tongson joined the USC faculty in English and Gender Studies in fall 2005. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Before coming to USC, Tongson held a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship in Literature at UC San Diego, and a UC Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI) Residential Research Fellowship at UC Irvine.

  • Artist Polly Apfelbaum in conversation with David Pagel, within Apfelbaum's exhibition Face (Geometry) (Naked) Eyes.

     

  • Patrick Jackson studied at San Francisco Art Institute (BFA) and the University of Southern California (MFA). In May 2017, Patrick Jackson will have a solo exhibition at The Wattis Institute, San Francisco.

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Business Information Resources

Databases (some with Company Profiles)

Business Insights: Essentials -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Business Insights: Essentials brings together in a single database company profiles, company brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, and periodicals.

County Business Patterns
Annual series from U.S. Census Bureau provides national economic data by industry and county, uses SIC and NAICS classification systems.

Economic Census
Profiles the U.S. economy every 5 years, from national to local level providing business statistics, data by SIC and NAICS.

Demographics Now (Gale) -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Search for an individual, a friend, a relative or create a market research list from over 206 million people. Search for an individual company or create a mailing list of multiple companies from over 23 million businesses households! Access a demographic report on any geography - or compare multiple geographies - for information including income, housing, race, age, education, retail spending, consumer expenditures, businesses and more.

General Business File ASAP (Gale) -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address
Analyze company performance and activity, industry events and trends in management, economics and politics. A combination of broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals and company directory listings are included.

Million Dollar Database -- Accessible from an LAPL Branch only --like across the street
14 million business company records that include the information from California Manufacturer's Register and D&B Microcosm. Detailed company profiles with full criteria for location, industry, size and contact information.

Mint Global -- Accessible from an LAPL Branch only --like across the street
Information on over 7 million top international and domestic, public and private companies.

ReferenceUSA Business Database -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Over 14 million U.S. businesses searchable by name, industry, SIC, geographic location and size. Research executives and companies, find new business opportunities, find news articles, conduct job searches, research papers, locate addresses and phone numbers, conduct market research, and more.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage -- LAPL Library Card required (An E-Card, available online with an L.A. address)
Contains descriptive and financial data on U.S. and non-U.S. corporations. Three files are provided: Executives, Private Companies, and Public Companies.

Statista - Statistics Portal where specialists manually analyze, audit and update each of their statistics. Sign up for a free account.

Websites of Interest: Stats, Research, and Analysis

American FactFinder

Bizjournals

FreeDemographics

Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Department of Agriculture - Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets

U.S. Department of Labor - Bureau of Labor Statistics

U.S. Statistical Abstract (up to 2012)

Stats, Research, and Analysis

American Customer Satisfaction Index
California Demographics
Census Bureau
Census Scope
Clickz Network
CNET
Economic Research Service: State Fact Sheets
FreeDemographics
FedStats
Foreign Trade Information System
Know This: Virtual Marketing Library
Market Research Society
Marketing Research Library at mrlibrary.com
Market Research Library at buyusainfo.net
National Center for Education Statistics
Pew Internet & American Life Project
Population Reference Bureau
Services Industries Trends
Social Statistics Briefing Room (White House)
Trendwatching.com
United States Commercial Service: Market Research Library
U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics
World Trade Organization

Otis Databases of Interest

ebrary
ELibrary
WGSN StyleSight
EBSCO Host OmniFile Full Text
ProQuest
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