Study Abroad in Dresden, Germany Information Session 3/25

Join us this Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00-5:00 in THH 309J for an information session on our study abroad program in Dresden, Germany. A representative from the program will be there to answer any questions you might have and provide helpful advice.

See you soon!
The Overseas Studies Team

Civil Rights as Human Rights – A USC Levan Institute-Oxford Workshop

CIVIL RIGHTS AS HUMAN RIGHTS
A USC LEVAN INSTITUTE-OXFORD WORKSHOP
JULY 5-12, 2015 | LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS

In partnership with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, this workshop gives participating students the opportunity to think through the relationship between civil rights, usually considered primary for local politics and social organization, and human rights, typically understood in international frameworks. In particular, and as a means of concretely developing this relationship, we will focus our study on civil rights in the United States with regard to race, racism, and structural oppression.

Students will participate in a number of seminar sessions with leading civil rights, human rights, and legal scholars in addition to visiting a number of historical monuments dedicated to the struggle for civil rights in the Southern United States. Participating students will further have the opportunity to meet with and discuss local organizing with community stakeholders in the greater Little Rock area in an effort to enable the application of insights learned in the seminar context to community building projects. Site visits include Little Rock Central High School, the home of Daisy Bates, and the US National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN.

Curriculum Overview:
Human Rights v. Civil Rights; US Jurisprudence and the Civil Rights – Human Rights Distinction; Legal Issues in the US Civil Rights Struggle; Role of the Church in US Civil Rights; Activism and Contemporary Struggles; Structural Racism; and Cultivating Reconciliation and Community Conversations.

Visit www.dornsife.usc.edu/levan for application information. Application Deadline: March 23, 2015

Extended Deadline to Participate in USC Summer Excavation

Extended Deadline: Mon, March 23!

Participate in USC Summer Excavation, Ostia/Rome, Italy: June 8 – July 19, 2015
AHIS 325 (4 Units):”Roman Archaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

6 week program: 1 week of walking tours of Rome, 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 those interested in participating, please email Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art & Archaeology, Department of Art History, USC: pollini@usc.edu

JVS Scholarship Program

Do you need help paying for your education? Apply for a JVS scholarship.
Online Application Period
January 15, 2015 to March 15, 2015
http://www.jvsla.org/scholarship

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be Jewish
  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Permanent and legal resident of Los Angeles County for a minimum of three years
  • U.S. citizen or documented legal permanent U.S. resident with a Green Card
  • Planning to attend an accredited public or private college, university in the U.S.
  • Planning to enroll as a full-time student with a minimum of 12 units per term
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA (per term) for Undergraduate Students
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (per term) for Graduate Students
  • Demonstrated and Verifiable financial need including FAFSA (Student aid report)

Completed application and all supplemental materials, including official transcript and letter of recommendation, must be postmarked by March 15, 2015. A complete list of required supplemental materials is available online. Any supplemental materials postmarked after March 15, 2014 will NOT be considered.

For further eligibility and application information, visit http://www.jvsla.org/scholarship

Volunteer for Spirits in Action Day 2015!

USC’s Spirits in Action Day is USC’s version of the Special Olympics. It is a festival-like event for local children with physical and mental disabilities. The event is made free for all participants. We are looking for volunteers to run booths and buddy with a child for the duration of the event.

This year’s event will be on Saturday March 7th from 9am-1pm. Volunteers will receive a free lunch. If you would like to volunteer with us, please register at http://www.spiritsinaction.org/#!volunteer/c1v2b. If you have any questions, please email us at spiritsinactionvolunteers@gmail.com.

Maymester: AMST 499- Tourism in the City of Angeles: Past, Present, Future

Maymester 2015 flyer Pulido

Tourism in the City of Angels: Past, Present and Future
Dates:
May 19-June 10, 2015
Section: 10447R
Days/Times: TuWTh, 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuition: $6408 (part of Spring Load)

Click here to view syllabus.

For more information, please contact Professor Pulido at lpulido@usc.edu

Extended Deadline for the Rome Program

The Rome Program (May 21-July 10) is still accepting applications for this summer!
The application deadline for the up to eight-unit program is extended to March 13, 2015.

Applications available in the French and Italian Department 155 in Taper Hall.
Attached to this email you will find specifics about the program that offers Italian 120, 150, 220 224 and a Problem without Passport Course (Dornsife students and Italian Majors qualify to apply for a $3000 SURF grant).

For more information visit (and like) our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/USCRomeSummerSession.