Women and War featuring Nimmi Gowrinathan

WOMEN AND WAR featuring Nimmi Gowrinathan
October 23, 2014, TCC 350 | 7-9 PM
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Join us for this talk on women and war zones. While women are often framed as victims in war zones, they are often also political actors, occupying a variety of roles in violent spaces. Women are by and large disproportionately impacted by the fallout of war (displacement, militarization, and rape). These experiences shape women in marginalized communities in distinct ways. In Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere, lived experiences with violence often shape the politics of women, forcing us to recognize that women can be both victims and agents in complex conflicts around the world.

More: http://bit.ly/1053eXQ

Co-Sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, the Office of Religious Life, and USC Spectrum

Teach For America Application Workshop Night

Receive insider tips and tricks for making your Teach For America application stand out from the rest! Hear directly from TFA staff and alum about what it takes to make a great candidate for the corps.

DATE: Tuesday, October 21st
TIME: 6:00- 8:00 PM
LOCATION: SAL 126 Computer Lab

Dinner will be provided for those who RSVP here: http://bit.ly/1EJIm82

Whether you would simply like more information on the application process or already have an application ready to send, TFA at USC is here to support you in your efforts to join the movement for educational equality. We welcome you to bring your resumes for workshopping, essay responses for editing, or even draft emails of recommendation letter requests for proofreading.

TFA application night 10-16

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab: Lunch & Learn Speaker Event 10/22

The Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab is planning a Lunch & Learn speaker event on 10/22 from 12:30PM-1:50PM at TCC 227. It will feature Tara Roth, President of the Goldhirsh Foundation. Students interested in business, social impact, philanthropy, civic engagement, and social ventures should definitely not miss this opportunity!

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bsel-lunch-learn-tara-roth-president-of-the-goldhirsh-foundation-tickets-13187242397

Levan Institute Virtues and Vices Series: What is Courage?

Virtues and Vices Series: What is Courage?

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Thematic Option Honors Program

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion that tries to get at the virtue of courage. Why might it be important for us to determine the limits of courage? When is an act courageous? When might the same act instead be cowardly or reckless? Can someone act with courage without understanding what courage is? What is the relationship between the virtue of courage and other virtues like wisdom, justice, and reverence? How might we best be courageous in our daily lives?

The discussion will be guided by students from Thematic Option and Levan Institute Fellows and will be moderated by James Collins, Assistant Professor of Classics. All who are interested in participating are welcome.

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Location: THH 201
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Pizza Served

RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-PTcOzYmxsHeXreYKYcBp3UQhx7DMEXQIP4xcbqQRwo/viewform

 

CET Undergraduate Fellows Present: Student-Led Seminars

The Undergraduate Fellows of the Center for Excellence in Teaching cordially invite you to attend our first Student-Led Seminar of the Fall 2014 semester on Wednesday, September 24th from 4-5pm in VKC 154. Our seminar will feature two USC undergraduate students who will be presenting on their personal academic passions.

Anna Silk, a Public Policy and Economics specialist, will present “Designing Cities of the Future: Can Focusing on Today’s Problems Limit Tomorrow’s Options?

Daniel Clancy, a Finance scholar, will discuss “The Fallacy of Conventional Wisdom: Looking at Markets and Life as a Contrarian Thinker

Please join us in VKC 154 on Wednesday, September 24th from 4-5pm for rich discussion and free pizza. Thank you.

Sincerely,
The CET Undergraduate Fellows

Lunch & Learn 2014: Solar Energy and Job Creation

The Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab will be hosting a Lunch & Learn speaker event on 9/23 from 12:30PM-1:50PM at TCC 227. It will feature Michael Kadish, executive director of Grid Alternatives. Students interested in business, social impact, environmental studies, engineering (solar energy), should definitely not miss this opportunity!

Link to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bsel-lunch-learn-michael-kadish-grid-alternatives-tickets-13036686079

Link to Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/301780850014343/

 

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.