Curiosity Driven: Caleb Finch’s Life-long Impact on the Field of Gerontology
February 4, 2019 – March 22, 2019
Location: Science & Engineering Library
This exhibition is polymathic in nature (hence of possible interest to many of our students, faculty, and staff in Engineering) and it highlights selections from the Finch Science Archive, donated to the USC Libraries by Dr. Caleb Finch, the William F. Kieschnick Professor of the Neurobiology of Aging. Some of the archival materials on display include his books and publications dedicated to the study of human aging. In his work, Finch explores the relationship between the natural sciences and aging but brings a polymathic perspective to his work by incorporating research in such diverse fields as ancient medicine, anthropology, archeology, biochemistry, evolution, history, geography, literature, neuroscience, obesity and famine, osteoarchaeology, urban poverty, and zoology. The exhibit showcases Finch’s academic and musical career with digital displays, published editions, and rare materials.
I invite you to inform your students, faculty, and staff about this exhibition and about the Finch Science Archive, a collection (located on our library’s second floor) which continues to embody and illustrate Dr. Caleb Finch’s ongoing contribution to the advancement of knowledge.