Project Remix Presents: Faculty and Students of Color Meet and Greet

Project Remix

Project Remix Presents: Faculty and Students of Color Meet and Greet
Thursday, Sept. 25 from 2 PM – 4 PM
Tutor Campus Center (TCC) 302
To RSVP, please email apass@usc.edu

Between Asian Pacific American Student Services (APASS), Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs (CBCSA), and El Centro Chicano (ECC), we wanted to provide a new program to attract students who might not otherwise seek out our specific cultural centers. The last two years with Project ReMix were excitingly received and we expect another great year! With new cosponsors, specifically working with ASE (American Studies & Ethnicity) this event will attract a diverse community to explore while also networking with great professors here at USC. Come join us!

A Middle East with No Minorities? Asking the Tough Questions

A Middle East with No Minorities?
Asking the Tough Questions

Dr. Paul Haidostian, President of Beirut’s Haigazian University

In conversation with Dr. Laurie Brand, Director of USC Middle East Studies Program

Monday, September 29, 2014
Doheny Memorial Library
Room 244, 12 to 1 PMLunch Included

Sponsored by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies

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Study Abroad Applications for Spring 2015 – Due Sept 29th

There’s still time to apply to study abroad on select programs for Spring 2015! Stop by the Office of Overseas Studies (THH 341) to pick up an application and submit it by Monday, September 29th.

We are here to support you throughout your study abroad experience – let us know if you have any questions or concerns about the application or study abroad process!

See you soon,

The Overseas Studies Team

Levan Coffeehouse Conversations on Practical Ethics—COLLEGE ATHLETICS: Play or Work?

October 8, 2014, Ground Zero Cafe | Noon | Lunch Provided

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College sports can be big business, generating enormous revenues for schools and salaries for coaches, while their athletes receive just scholarship, room and board.  Currently, pending lawsuits seek to remove caps on player compensation and to allow players to share in profits from the use of their likenesses.  Debate is growing over whether college athletes should unionize as employees.  What is a level playing field for college sports?

Moderated by Sharon Lloyd, Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science

Levan Coffeehouse Conversations on Practical Ethics encourage faculty, staff, and students from every part of our USC community to talk about the ethical questions of the day.

ZYGO Series—HOBBY LOBBY: The Ethics of Healthcare between Corporation, Church and State

Friday, October 3, 2014, DML 241 | 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM | Lunch Provided

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Co-sponsored by the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

In September 2012, Hobby Lobby, a chain of arts and crafts stores, filed a lawsuit against the United States over a provision in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) which mandated that health insurance provided by employers must include access to emergency contraceptives. Hobby Lobby stated that this provision violated their religious beliefs, and argued that they were protected by the First Amendment and Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The Supreme Court eventually ruled in their favor. This panel will seek to discuss the various ethical issues associated with the intersection of religion and health care, and the implications of this ruling. Is it ethical for a corporation to determine the exact services included in government- mandated health insurance for religious reasons? Furthermore, did this PPACA provision prevent Hobby Lobby from freely exercising religion, for which the RFRA was initially enacted?

Moderator: Varun Awasthi, ZYGO Student Director

Confirmed Panelists:
Varun Soni, Dean, USC Office of Religious Life
Hilary Schor, University Professor, English, Comparative Literature, Gender Studies and Law

The ZYGO Series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical themes into their curriculum.

zygo / ˈzʌɪgəʊ, ˈzɪgəʊ / pref. relating to union or joining

SOAR Funding – Deadline Sept 26th

SOAR FUNDING
 
Calling all Dornsife majors! The Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) program provides funding to undergraduates for participation as a research assistant in a Dornsife faculty member’s project. Students can receive a stipend of up to $1000 per academic year!  Applications for SOAR funding are due on September 26th – please check out our website (https://dornsife.usc.edu/soar) or email soar@dornsife.usc.edu for more information.

Internship, Research and Volunteer Opportunities Workshop