The Sociology Department’s Welcome Back Fall Premiere!

Join us for popcorn, pizza and a riveting documentary!
Learn about the unique interplay of biography and history, class locations and mobility aspirations, and the tensions between external social forces and individual emotional development.
Thursday, October 2
4:00-6:00pm
HSH 201
RSVP: 21up.splashthat.com
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The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine – A Lecture by Danielle Ofri

The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine – A Lecture by Danielle Ofri

Vision & Voices – The Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics Series

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Location: Mayer Auditorium, USC Health Sciences Campus
Time: 11:30-12:30 PM
RSVP: 
http://bit.ly/1orEqx1

As part of the Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics Series, which engages core health issues in society today, we will present an afternoon with essayist and physician Danielle Ofri. Renowned for her use of dramatic stories, Ofri will explore how emotions permeate clinical decisions and provoke physicians, despite their commitment to the scientific method, to act in ways that are not nearly as rational and evidence-based as they may think.

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, has her clinical home at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. She writes about medicine and the patient-physician relationship for the New York Times and is the founder and editor in chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, the first literary journal to arise from a medical setting. Ofri is the recipient of the John P. McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication.”

Organized by Pamela Schaff (Pediatrics and Family Medicine), Lyn Boyd-Judson (Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics), and Alexander Capron (Law and Medicine).

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics, and the USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics.

Sociology Cinema: 12 Years a Slave Screening

Join Professors Kaplan and Sternheimer for a screening and discussion of the Oscar Award winning film for Best Picture and Best Supporting Actress.

#socinema · RSVP: http://socinema12years.splashthat.com/

Film Synopsis:

Based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life. 

Resume Writing Workshop: Selling your Sociology Skills

Going on the job market soon? Want to know how to sell your sociology degree to employers and land a great job?

Join Professor Karen Sternheimer and learn how to effectively communicate how the tools you have learned in your sociology courses translate to job skills. If you have a resume, bring it and we’ll work on it together!

When: Thursday April 10, 3:30-5:00

Where: HSH 201

RSVP: https://usccollege.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_24SuunMKnE7kcuN

Refreshments Served!

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GOING TO GRAD SCHOOL: Tips on Finding and Applying to the Right Program For You

Thinking about applying to grad school?

Unsure about how to get started?

Come hear from current Sociology grad students and recent graduates about how to find the right program for you. Find out what graduate school is really like and how to increase your chances of being accepted.

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Research Assistant Position

We are looking for new undergraduate research assistants to aid in research tasks focusing on social and health consequences of drug use.  This is a paid part-time position through the USC School of Social Work and would include assisting with research tasks, such as data entry, literature reviews, and basic data analysis. Those with statistical or qualitative analysis experience are encouraged to apply. Spanish speakers are not required, but preferred.  If interested, please send a completed application and resume to erikague@usc.edu.

SOCI Alumni Speaker Series: “Where are They Now: Careers of Sociology Alumni”

Ever wonder where a degree in sociology can take you? Come learn about the careers of recent sociology grads. Hear about how USC Sociology Alumni develop careers in public relations, as community organizers, and in nonprofits and government agencies. The panel will be available to take your questions about your career plans too.

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