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Screening: The Internet's Own Boy

Join us for a special Open Access Week viewing of The Internet's Own Boy, which follows the inspiring and tragic story of information activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz. Swartz was indicted by federal prosecutors for alleged felony computer crimes for downloading JSTOR articles in an attempt to make them public. Panel and Q&A to follow.

A Conversation with Congresswoman Linda Sanchez

Congresswoman Linda Sanchez will visit Whittier College to discuss the contemporary relevance of the Constitution and major issues facing the United States. Representative Sanchez has served in Congress since 2003. She is the ranking member of the House Ethics Committee and holds leadership positions with the Ways and Means Committee, Hispanic Caucus, and Democratic Party. 

DigLibArts Jazz Up Presentations!

Learn how to access freely-licensed media via repositories like Flickr Commons and the Internet Archive, the most efficient ways to search images on the web, and how to make snazzy content in WeVideo for your assignments, personal websites, etc.

Led by: John Jackson and Sonia Chaidez

Where: Instructional Lab

When: 4pm, Thursday, November 13, 2014

Who: For faculty, staff, and students

Howard Rheingold

Howard Rheingold, author of Net Smart: How to Thrive Online, and Lecturer at Stanford and UC Berkeley Lecturer, ” will speak about the essential social media literacies that everybody — especially students! — need today.

DigLIbArts High-tech Happy Hour

Come mingle and learn about what’s happening at DigLibArts! Meet the staff of DigLibArts,  hear from faculty who received DigLibArts grants, and learn how you can get funding or become involved.

Led by: Anne Cong-Huyen and Sonia Chaidez

Where: DigLibArts Center

When: 4pm-6pm, October 14th

Who: For faculty and staff

Optimal Resume Workshop

optimal resume workshop

Ensure that you are ready for that interview! Students will be instructed on how to successfully form an impressive resume with a career counselor. Please bring a laptop and R.S.V.P. on Poet Paths.


History Professor's New Book Explores Roots of Native American Society

Traders and Raiders book coverAssistant Professor of History Natale A. Zappia's new book, Traders and Raiders: The Indigenous World of The Colorado Basin, 1540-1859, was released this summer. Zappia’s newest publication is an expansive study of the complex Indigenous world that inhabited areas of the Southwest and Northern Mexico. 

Guest Poet - Aliki Barnstone

Aliki Barnstone is a poet, translator, critic, and editor. She is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently, Bright Body (White Pine, 2011) and Dear God Dear, Dr. Heartbreak: New and Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow, 2009), and the translator of The Collected Poems of C.P. Cavafy: A New Translation (W.W. Norton, 2006).

Faculty Tackle “Allure of Dystopia” in Popular Culture

The idea that humans will undergo a day of reckoning has confronted every generation.

Whatever you call it, however you fancy it—supernova, divine intervention, or zombie pandemic—whether you believe the end of Earth will ever arrive, or has already, we can’t deny that tales of doomsday and dystopian societies have crept into all corners of pop culture—big screens to small, music to video games, books to blogs.