Journey from Zanskar

On Thursday, June 18, at 7 p.m., filmmaker Frederick Marx will premiere a rough cut of Journey from Zanskar, his latest film, at Taper Hall of Humanities on USC’s campus. Marx, the producer of the Oscar-nominated film Hoop Dreams, anticipates a fall release of this new film focusing on a small village in the northernmost part of India.

One of the most isolated and protected regions of the Himalayas, Zanskar – also known as “Little Tibet” – is the last place on earth where the original Tibetan Buddhist way of life still exists. The film follows 17 bright children from among the poorest families of the area as they began a 10-day trek led by two monks over the Himalayas to a school on the other side of the mountains in an attempt to preserve the cultural heritage of Zanskar through education. To learn more about the screening, go to

USC New Student Orientation

While some of us are just finishing up finals or beginning to relax and soak up the summer sun, USC Orientation is in full swing to get new students prepared for the year ahead. During various days throughout the summer, the campus will host new freshmen, transfers and graduate students and assist them to ensure that the transition to Trojan life is a smooth one.

Information on academic requirements, an introduction to campus services and students groups and a chance for parents and family to get a feel for the campus are just a few of the opportunities offered through orientation. For more information, visit

The Artist’s Studio

Calling all L.A.-based artists. Looking to bring your art into a public space? Want to learn, along with the public, and be inspired by the interactions that take place because of your art? Craving an opportunity to interact with the public in a retail environment? Then consider applying to be an artist in residency at Pasadena’s One Colorado.

The Armory Center for the Arts and One Colorado are teaming up and inviting artists based in the Los Angeles area to apply for a three month paid Artist in Residence program. A truly unique opportunity, the Artist’s Studio will run on a revolving three-month basis, with one artist residency at a time.

The first resident will begin July 16 and work through October 15, with the second resident starting the next day. Artists will not only receive a $500 honorarium, but will also be rewarded with studio and exhibition space, publicity and public access.

In order to apply, submit a proposal of 150 words, up to 10 slides, digital files or photographs of recent work and a SASE. All submissions must be received by Monday, June 22 to be considered. For more information, visit and