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Exploring the Leatherby Libraries

  

Exploring the Library: Fred Kakis Group Study Room

March 6, 2020 by | Exhibits and Displays

Fred Kakis was a professor of chemistry at Chapman University for twenty-five years starting in 1964 and retiring in 1989. Most importantly, Kakis was a Holocaust survivor who was a part of the 2% of Greek Jews to survive the Holocaust. During WWII, Kakis was a member of the resistance movement, fighting against the Nazi

Exploring the Library: Mendez v. Westminster Study Room

February 21, 2020 by | Exhibits and Displays

The court case of Mendez v. Westminster was a federal case that several bold Orange County parents fought against the segregated schooling system in Orange County that forced Mexican Americans to attend “Mexican Schools.” This 1947 case predates the historic case of Brown v. Board of Education, which eradicated racial segregation in public schools. Five

Exploring the Library: Temianka Collection and Study Room

December 6, 2019 by | Special Collections & Archives

Henri Temianka was a world renowned violinist, educator, conductor, and writer whose career spanned over 3,000 concerts worldwide and comprised over 100 published articles and books. Temianka founded the Paganini Quartet and the California Chamber Symphony, the first chamber orchestra in Los Angeles. Throughout his successful career, Temianka performed and trained with many of the

Exploring the Library: Yakir Aharonov Alcove

November 1, 2019 by | Exhibits and Displays

When I was younger, I would watch every documentary I could about quantum physics, string theory, future technology, anything in the realm of experimental science. I had an obsession with it and for a short time, wanted to be a quantum physicist. While I am not currently pursuing quantum physics, the concepts of bending time

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