USC East Asian Studies Center Info Sessions

Dear Students,

USC East Asian Studies Center invites you to join us at two important info sessions

EASC Fellowships Info Session
Thursday | November 6, 2014 | 5:30-6:30 PM | Von KleidSmith Center (VKC) 102
Information about the following fellowships administered by EASC will be provided:
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Association for Japan-U.S. Community Exchange (ACE) – Nikaido Fellowship

Interested applicants will have the opportunity to learn about fellowship benefits and application requirements. Food and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP online.

Summer 2015 Global East Asia as PwP
Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 5:30-6:30 PM | Von KleidSmith Center (VKC) 100
Information about the following will be provided:
Course Overview
Program Requirements
Program Benefits
Application Process

If you will be able to join us, please RSVP online before the week of the event. Food and refreshments will be provided.

Exploring China: Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects

International Regulatory Science Symposium
Exploring China: Legal, Regulatory and Cultural Aspects
 
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from the leaders in China Biomedical industry!
 
China poses both enormous economic potential and uncertain business risk for the biomedical industry that would like to tap into its expanding economy, aging population and growing talent pool.  Its rapid rise in GDP, establishment of social infrastructure, and efforts to incentivize domestic R&D continue to attract companies to invest in the market and explore opportunities amidst rapidly changing environment.
 
This one-day symposium will feature speakers from industry, academia, and government to present current developments, issues, and challenges facing the biomedical industry in China.
 
Agenda Highlights:
China’s Role in Biomedical Industry: Past, Present, and Future 
Medical Device Regulation 
Health System and Policy
Medical Insurance Systems in China 
Medical Device Evaluation
Innovation and Start-ups 
Practical Aspects of Chinese Law 
Intellectual Property Considerations
 
Featured speakers include:
Dan Harris, JD, Harris Moure, Seattle, Washington
Helen Niu, MD, PhD, Head, Senior Director, China Clinical Development of Allergan, Beijing, China
Annie Yin, DBA, Regulatory Affairs Director, Medtronic Inc., Beijing, China
Click here for speakers’ bios
 
Who should attend:
Biomedical and Medtech industry professionals and executives
Faculty, students, and staff interested in learning about this exciting field
 
We look forward to welcoming you on November 1st!

History Department Open House

Thinking about becoming a History Major or Minor? Interested in taking a History class? Just curious about History? Join fellow students and faculty to chat about History and enjoy light refreshments at our Open House Event!

Date: Tuesday, October 21st
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Location: SOS 250

Spring 2015 Course Descriptions will be available. Meet faculty to talk about their courses, research, and your shared interests in History.

 

Maymester course, REL 134: Introduction to Buddhist Literature: Ancient Scriptures and Contemporary Buddhist Life

Maymester course, REL 134: Introduction to Buddhist Literature: Ancient Scriptures and Contemporary Buddhist Life (in Los Angeles)

Study Buddhist life in Los Angeles as part of this new Maymester course, based on Professor Meeks’ popular GE, REL 134! This course is two-pronged. Part of the week will be devoted to lecture and discussion sections. In these meetings you will learn about the history of Buddhist literature and will perform close readings of the tradition’s most fundamental texts. During the remainder of the week, we will embark on fieldtrips to Buddhist temples and will interact with local Buddhist nuns, monks, ministers, and lay followers. On these trips you will discover how contemporary Buddhist communities understand, use, and interpret ancient scriptures as they engage with twenty-first-century American society.

This course will count for GE Category II credit and can also count towards major and minor credit in REL and EAAS. Feel free to contact Prof. Meeks if you have any questions: meeks@usc.edu. To register for the course, go to REL 134xg, listed under "Religion" in the Dornsife Spring 2014 calendar: http://classes.usc.edu/term-20141/classes/rel . For more information on the course, and on Maymesters, see: http://dornsife.usc.edu/rel-134-buddhist-literature/

EASC SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLY TODAY!

EASC SCHOLARSHIPS – APPLY TODAY!

Global East Asia

Deadline: Friday, January 24, 2014

Global East Asia is a scholarship summer study abroad program for USC undergraduate students, made possible by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to live, study and travel in China, Japan or Korea for four weeks with a scholarship that covers airfare, housing, meals and more!

http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/gea/

Foreign Language & Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

Deadline: Friday, February 7, 2014

FLAS fellowships are provided by EASC’s U.S. Department of Education Title VI grant for study of Mandarin Chinese, Japanese or Korean and East Asian area studies. Academic year award for $10,000 tuition and $5000 stipend. Summer award for up to $5000 tuition and $2500 stipend.

http://dornsife.usc.edu/eascenter/flas/

USC Career Fest 2014: East Asia Career Panel – 1.28.2014

USC East Asian Studies Center invites you to our second annual East Asia Career Panel as part of USC Career Fest 2014!

Career Fest 2014: East Asia Career Panel

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

4:00-6:00 PM

Student Union (STU) B3, USC

RSVP here before the week of the event.

Want to use East Asian language and area studies skills in your future job but not sure how? Come learn about different career options from our panel of experts! All USC students are welcome.

Please join us for the second annual East Asia Career Panel as a part of USC Career Fest 2014. Our impressive alumni panelists come from East Asia-related professions in international trade, business consultancy, immigration services and foreign affairs, and marketing and communications. The panel will be followed by a Q&A and networking opportunity.

Panelists

· Terri L. BatchSenior International Trade Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce

· Nancy ChaoSenior Consultant, IBM Strategy and Transformation

· Patrick DdibaImmigration Services Analyst, Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

· Jojo Li  – Global Marketing Manager, Entertainment Insight & MOKU iMedia

For more information about each of the panelists, please visit the official event page on the EASC website.

Please be sure to RSVP online before the week of the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Global East Asia 2014 – Applications due January 24, 2014

Dear students,

Are you interested in studying abroad in China, Japan or Korea this summer with all major travel expenses covered? Global East Asia is a scholarship summer study abroad program for USC undergraduate students, made possible by a generous grant from the Freeman Foundation. This intensive program gives students the opportunity to live, study and travel in China, Japan or Korea for four weeks with a scholarship that covers airfare, housing, meals and more. By taking EASC-360: Global East Asia, an upper-division area studies course taught by USC faculty, students from a variety of majors and language backgrounds experience East Asia in a unique way.

Applications are available online and are due on Friday, January 24, 2014 at 5:00pm. Now’s the perfect time to ask for recommendations and start getting your application together!

A video of the October info session can be found here.

You can also look at photos and read about past students’ experiences at the Global East Asia Blogs:

We look forward to your applications!

Best,
EASC