Dijon Meeting: Nov 20th THH 120 3:30pm-5pm.

The Department of French and Italian at USC offers students the opportunity to improve their knowledge of French language, literature, and culture – while earning four university credits – during our four‐week summer program.

Dijon, two hours southeast of Paris by train and three hours from Geneva, is the capital of Burgundy, France’s most famous wine region and lies at one of Europe’s historic crossroads. The city boasts a famous university and is a renowned center of art, commerce and industry.

During the program, students will have time to enjoy the city’s considerable charms, as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra‐curricular activities. Weekend excursions are planned so that the students may discover some of France’s historical and artistic treasures.

4 weeks-4 units (May 31-June 26, 2015)

For more information, contact: Dr. Colin Keaveney or the French Language Program Director, Prof. Atiyeh Showrai, at showrai@usc.edu.

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab: Lunch & Learn Speaker Event 11/20

The USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab’s monthly Lunch & Learn speaker series is wrapping up the fall semester with another great speaker! Come join us for the final installation in our power-packed fall lineup of exciting movers and shakers in the field of Social Enterprise! This month’s discussion is a focus on impact investing featuring Kate Courteau, Director of Non-Profits at Y Combinator. Get ready to hear about “Silicon Valley’s start-up machine” and the exciting gains they are making in incentivizing up-and-coming social entrepreneurs. Come join us on Thursday, November 20th from 12:30-1:50 pm at Tommy’s Place (located behind the Tutor Campus Center) for an event that you will not want to miss! Complementary lunch provided. RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bsel-lunch-learn-kate-courteau-director-of-nonprofits-at-y-combinator-tickets-13584809531

USC Madrid Information Session

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

Join us this week for our last information session of the semester and learn more about the wonderful USC Madrid Program.  USC Madrid Alumni will be joining us to share their experiences on the program and lunch will be served.  Please see information below:

USC Madrid Information Session

Wednesday, November 19, 12:00-1:00 in VKC 101

Also remember to like us on Facebook to receive updates on events, program developments and scholarship/career opportunities: https://www.facebook.com/USCOverseasStudies

Problems without Passports (PwP) Meet and Greet

The USC Department of French and Italian invites you and your students to join us at our Problems without Passports (PwP) Meet and Greet!
Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 3:00-4:00 PM | Taper Hall 120

Learn about the summer 2015 programs to….
Rome, Italy (Italian Youth the “Lost Generation?”)
Louisiana (Indigenous Language Revitalization)
Dakar, Senegal (Literary Culture)

Course Overview
Program Requirements
Program Benefits
Application Process

Please contact Patrick Irish with questions (irish@usc.edu)

For more information, please visit http://dornsife.usc.edu/problems-without-passports/

UNBOUND: KSIP & AIGA USC’s Pop-up Books & Crafts Fair

The holiday season is just around the corner! What better way to begin your holiday shopping than by supporting the independent artists and writers in the area?

Kaya Students for Independent Publishing and AIGA USC are joining forces to put on UNBOUND, KSIP’s first annual pop-up books & crafts fair. With possibilities abound and imagination unbound, the vendors at the pop-up fair will give you plenty to experience, enjoy, and take home.

UNBOUND will be at the Parkside Performance Cafe this Wednesday evening (11/19) at 4. We hope to see you there!

ZYGO Series—DOCTORS VS. PARENTS: Decision-making in Pediatrics

Friday, November 21, 2014, Doheny Memorial Library 241 | 12:30-1:30 PM | Lunch Provided
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1xqn0bu
More Information: http://dornsife.usc.edu/zygo-series

Making decisions for children in a medical context can be extremely stressful and complex. In some notable pediatric cases, parents have made decisions that go against the recommendations of doctors. Such cases have included denying treatment for cancer or refusing to allow their children to receive vaccinations. Furthermore, in the case that a child appears to be suffering from serious abuse or neglect, medical centers are now able to forcibly provide care by implementing Child Protective Services (CPS). However, this service has often been criticized for being used incorrectly and simply as a means for health care providers to avoid liabilities.

Panelists for this seminar will discuss how parents and doctors can best make decisions concerning the treatment children should receive. They will also consider how CPS can most appropriately be implemented in a medical setting, and if treatment should be forced if deemed medically necessary.

Moderator: Varun Awasthi, ZYGO Student Director

Panelists:
Janet Schneiderman
, Research Associate Professor, USC Social Work
Kenneth Geller, MD, Director of Dornsife Pre-Health Advisement, Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, USC Keck
Ankit Shah, MD, JD, Assistant Professor, USC Keck, Lecturer in Law, USC Gould, Attending Physician, LAC+USC Medical Center
Rima Basu, Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, USC Dornsife

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL ETHICS BOWL 2014

Saturday, December 6, 2014 | USC University Park Campus 

The Levan Institute is​ looking for student volunteers and faculty moderators for the Southern California High School Ethics Bowl. The event will be held on USC’s University Park Campus. If interested, please contact Janet Kramer at usclevan@dornsife.usc.edu.

Learn More: http://dornsife.usc.edu/high-school-ethics-bowl
Hosted by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics​