GE Seminar 120g Conquest and Revolution in 20th Century Mexican Literary and Visual Texts

Spots available in a GE Seminar in the Fall semester of 2015. Topic: Conquest and revolution in 20th century Mexican film, paintings, murals, literature, etc.

Pre- Health Students!

Come join HSEP for our first general body meeting this Thursday (Sept. 3) at 8 PM in VKC 151. There will be FREE PIZZA. If you are interested in teaching health related topics to local schools and sharing a passion of health sciences with others, then HSEP is the place for you! We host events and workshops within the local community as well as on the USC campus. So if you are looking to meet great people as passionate about health science as you are, then come to our first meeting: it will be fun! We hope to see you there!

Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays

Thursday, September 10th at 6:00pm
Doheny Library, Room 240

ONE Archives at the USC Libraries is proud to present a showing of “Uniquely Nasty: The U.S. Government’s War on Gays” following a discussion with ALAN SPRINGER, Executive Producer at Yahoo Studios, CHARLES FRANCIS, President of the Washington D.C. Mattachine Society, noted journalist MICHAEL ISIKOFF, and ALICE ECHOLS, Chair of Gender Studies at USC.  

Produced by Yahoo News, this 30-minute documentary explores the U.S. government’s “sex deviates” program, in which hundreds of thousands of files detailing the sex lives of American citizens were collected. “Uniquely Nasty” includes never-before-seen government memos by legendary FBI director J. Edgar Hoover (read by George Takei) and John Steele, a top lawyer for the U.S. Civil Service Commission (read by Matt Bomer) asserting that gays were “not suitable” for federal employment.

Narrated and Reported by Michael Isikoff
Featuring the voices of George Takei and Matt Bomer
Executive Producers: Michael Isikoff, Alan Springer, Jessica Stuart
Senior Producer: Mary Marsh Editor: Mat Taylor Camera: Theodore Lee Jones Mat Taylor
Associate Producers: Belinda Shao, Robert Yule Graphics: Mike Buttaro Audio: John Adams

Students Achieving Success Workshop Series

Starting this Wednesday, September 2nd, Vice Dean Steven Lamy will be hosting a weekly series of workshops which will bring various alumni and professionals back to campus to speak to students about the many opportunities available to them after graduation, including internships, fellowships, grad and law school, and careers in both the public and private sectors.  These meetings will be informal and filled with candid advice, stories, and Q&A sessions with the speakers. Students of all ages and majors are welcome to attend! Each meeting will be held from 6-8pm in LVL 17 (in the basement of Leavey Library) – please see the attached schedule for details on September’s workshops. We hope to see you there!

“Human Nature and Natural Abundance: John Ruskin and the Environment” A Lecture by Clive Wilmer

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 I 12-1:30 PM

Doheny Memorial Library, Room 241 I Lunch Provided


John Ruskin, the Victorian social thinker credited with foreseeing climate change, established the Guild of St. George in 1871. He set up this utopian body with the aim of restoring the link between art and craft, social wealth, and natural abundance. Clive Wilmer, current Guild Master in the United Kingdom, will lecture on Ruskin’s ecological vision and his own current work.

Clive Wilmer is Emeritus Fellow in English at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He edited Unto this Last and Other Writings by John Ruskin and News from Nowhere and Other Writings by William Morris for Penguin Classics. He is the author of several books of poetry, including New and Collected Poems (Carcanet, 2012) and Urban Pastorals (Worple, 2014). He has just completed a five-month stint as Visiting Professor at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

Co-sponsored by Ruskin Art Club, USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, USC Environmental Studies Program, and USC Dornsife


The USC Levan Institute engages students with the timeless values at the core of our humanity, promotes moral reflection and understanding of self, facilitates multidisciplinary dialogue, and encourages students to make a positive impact across society and the globe.

University of Southern California

Contact: Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director

USC Sociology Welcome Lunch

Tuesday, September 8th                                                                                                                                                        


HSH 201

Welcome back!

We hope the first days of the new semester have found you well. The Department of Sociology would like to invite our new majors to a welcome lunch on Tuesday, September 8th from 12:30-2pm in HSH 201. Meet fellow undergrads, graduate students and faculty! Please RSVP here by Friday, September 4th.

Happy Fall!


New Judaic Studies Courses for Fall 2015!

JS 321 Gender and Judaism

Interested in how gender affects religious, social and political life? Wondering about religion and sexuality? This class looks at the ways gender differences are shaped and reshaped by the cultures and societies in which Jews have lived. The class examines some of the ways that gender reshapes existing ideas about “Judaism” and “Jewishness” from ancient to contemporary times.

JS 389 Culture and Society in Israel

What makes a state? What makes a culture? This class looks at the social, political, and cultural forces that shaped and continue to shape contemporary Israel. In addition to examining e the process of creating a state–and a national culture—this class investigates the current tensions and fissures within Israeli society, including the peace process. We will look at the multiple narratives that have created and continue to create Israel including Jewish and Arab, secular and religious Israelis, Western and Eastern, individualist and collectivist, ideological and pragmatist.