2015 USC Archaeology Award

USC Archaeology – 2015 Competition – $500 x 2
Two $500 awards will be made for the best response to this prompt:

USC ARCHAEOLOGY!!

Yes, each submission should express something about “USC Archaeology!!”. Your response may be any length, any genre, and take any form that can be experienced repeatedly. In other words, a “one-time” performance could not count while a video of a performance could count; graffiti that the must be painted over could not count while a high-quality photograph of a painted image could count; a virtual reality product could count while a Snapchat product could not count. Ask if you are unsure.

Original authorship or the creation of an original recombination is a fundamental requirement for all submissions.

Contributors must be USC students, or must include at least one USC student if a team effort is submitted. Open to all majors and schools. Multiple response are allowed.

Submission of any material or product constitutes irrevocable permission for USC Archaeology to use the submission for all possible purposes without cost, in perpetuity, with credit given to the creator(s). Awards will be given in the form of reimbursement for travel costs and/or research-related expenses.

All materials must be submitted either in person to the Archaeology Research Center or via email to archaeology@usc.edu by 10 AM Monday, March 2, 2015.

Dornsife Degrees Get Jobs! Learn From Successful Alumni

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Trojan Presentation Room (TPR), Student Union B3 (basement)

Are you trying to figure out your career choices after college? Ever wonder what you can do with your undergraduate degree?

A student’s major does not dictate their career options or possibilities. The Dornsife Advising Office will be hosting a panel of Dornsife Alumni who graduated from the college with one major and are now successfully employed in a different field. The panel will consist of alumni from a range of majors including Spanish, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Art History who are now working in areas such as sales, research, business, law, and management. Learn about their experiences as undergraduates and how they were able to able to make the most of their time at USC.  Discover the importance of transferable skills and how they contribute to your success when searching for a job and internship.

Open positions with USC Archaeology

OFFICE ASSISTANT
USC Archaeology is seeking an office assistant with federal work-study funding to assist in the Archaeology Research Center in Ahmanson Center on campus for 8 to 12 hours per week during the Spring 2015 semester in support of the Archaeology Major/Minor!

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to clerical work (filing, scanning, etc.), greeting and directing visitors, helping at events, supporting PR and calendar posting of events, online mailing list updates, and tasks related to administration of Archaeology major/minor.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student at USC
  • Experience using Microsoft Office
  • Willingness to learn basic Photoshop image editing techniques
  • Ability to work independently
  • Work-study eligibility

Interested applicants who have work-study should contact Lynn Dodd (archaeology@usc.edu)


SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
USC Archaeology is seeking a social media manager to help build an online community around USC Archaeology. Flexible hours between 5 to 12 hours per week starting in February, 2015. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, assisting in the development, curation and presentation of online content through Facebook, websites, Instagram, Twitter feed, and similar online social media channels; online event promotion; supporting PR and calendar posting of events, courses, profiles; supporting mailing list updates and administration of social media for USC Archaeology, the Archaeology Research Center and the Interdisciplinary Archaeology major/minor.

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate student at USC
  • Experience using social media channels including legitimate online community cultivation
  • Willingness to learn basic Photoshop image editing techniques
  • Ability to work independently

Interested applicants should contact Lynn Dodd (archaeology@usc.edu)

 

Course Offering: AHIS 325 4 Units): “Roman Archaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

USC Summer Archaeological Excavation at Ostia Antica, the Port of Ancient Rome (June 8 to July 19, 2015)
AHIS 325 (4 Units): “Roman Arachaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

6 week program: 1 week of walking tours of Rome & Ostia, 5 weeks of excavating at Ostia

(Students housed in apartments in the center of Rome)

No prerequisites or previous archaeological experience necessary: All instruction in English

For a report on the excavation, see USC Daily Trojan Online: http://dailytrojan.com/2014/08/28/professor-leads-archaeology-expedition/

For those interested in participating, please email Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art, Archaeology, & History
Department of Art History, USC : pollini@usc.edu
Deadline for Housing Deposit: On or before Sun., March 1, 2015

Problems without Passports in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches…experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499, invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.

INFO SESSION to be held Tuesday, January 27, 3 – 4:30pm in Taper 120.

Refreshments served!


USC Summer Archaeological Excavation at Ostia Antica, the Port of Ancient Rome (June 8 to July 19, 2015)

AHIS 325 (4 Units):
“Roman Archaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

6 week program: 1 week of walking tours of Rome & Ostia, 5 weeks of excavating at Ostia

(Students housed in apartments in the center of Rome)

No prerequisites or previous archaeological experience necessary:
All instruction in English

For a report on the excavation, see USC Daily Trojan Online:

http://dailytrojan.com/2014/08/28/professor-leads-archaeology-expedition/

For those interested in participating, please email Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art, Archaeology, & History
Department of Art History, USC: pollini@usc.edu

Deadline for Housing Deposit: On or before Sun., March 1, 2015

Break into Research!

The Undergraduate Research Consortium (URC) is a group of undergraduate researchers that helps students get involved in research. In Break into Research, we help students find research opportunities in small groups. All majors are welcome!

Thursday, October 30, 2014
6:30-7:30 p.m.
THH 208