You are cordially invited to the fifth and final Sherry Hour of the academic year sponsored by the RFA. It will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 11, 2014, in the Academy Room (Room 241) of Doheny Memorial Library, University Park Campus (UPC). The Academy Room is located in the northeast corner of the second floor of Doheny. It is a warm comfortable room, fully equipped with tables and the latest in audio-visual technology.
Our guest speaker will be John (Jack) Wills, Jr., Emeritus Professor of History at USC and a former RFA Board member. After earning his Ph.D. at Harvard University in History and Far Eastern Languages in 1967, Professor Wills taught for a year at Stanford and then spent the rest of his career at USC. He has served as Chair of the East Asian Studies Center at USC and of USC-UCLA Joint East Asian Studies as well as Acting Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at USC. His many awards include two Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Awards, an Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship, and a Raubenheimer Outstanding Senior Faculty Award. Professor Wills has written extensively on China's relations with maritime Europeans from about 1500 to 1800 and on continuity and change in China's culture and its foreign relations in the 1600's. His talk, entitled "One Historian, Globalized," will reflect on the problem of an historian from one culture trying to get deep inside another culture.
RSVP to email@example.com or (213) 740-7122, no later than Wednesday, April 9, 2014.
There is no charge for this event. Dry Sack Sherry (medium dry) as well as fino (very dry) and cream (sweet) sherry will be served. Martinelli's Sparkling Cider (non-alcoholic) will be available as well as Perrier and plain bottled water. Mixed nuts and homemade cookies will be served. Should you need additional details, please contact Jack Crossley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking: It is recommended that you park in Structure D (with elevator) or Structure X (without elevator). For Structure D, enter at Gate 4, Jefferson Boulevard at Royal Street (across from the Shrine Auditorium). For Structure X, enter at Gate 3, Figueroa Street at McCarthy Way. Structure X is closest to Doheny Library. Courtesy parking is available for retirees with a Gold Card; all others, $10.00.