Herds, Shots, Laws: A Law, History, and Culture Talk and Reception

On behalf of the Law, History and Culture major and its faculty steering committee, the USC Dornsife Department of History is pleased to invite you to:

Herds, Shots, Laws: An LHC Talk and Reception
Tuesday, April 28th
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Doheny Intellectual Commons
USC Campus

Please join us for a very special event designed for LHC majors, for all students thinking about an LHC major, or those who are simply interested in these issues of contemporary relevance and importance.

“Herds, Shots, and Laws” will be feature a presentation by Professor Alex Capron, USC University Professor, member of the faculty of the Gould School of Law and the Keck School of Medicine, and the Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics

Professor Capron will speak about vaccines, public health, the law, and public policy. What are the salient issues in these often heated debates, what is understood and misunderstood, and how can, or should, the law inform public debates?

A reception will follow Professor Capron’s presentation, where LHC students and faculty will have the chance to mingle and discuss the major, its courses, and LHC classes scheduled for next year.

Please join us, and please feel free to bring guests who might like to hear our distinguished USC faculty colleague speak about these issues.

Sociology Student-Alumni Mixer Thursday, April 16th

Thinking about your future? Come hear Mr. George Pla, who majored in Sociology, speak about the importance of sociology in his successful career as an entrepreneur and mingle with other recent  alumni from diverse fields such as public relations, community  organizing, and more. Feel free to bring your resume!

Thursday, April 16th
HSH 201 — 4:30pm-6:00pm
RSVP HERE
#SociAlumMix 

Major 2 Career Panel for Math and Economics Math Majors, minors in Math, Statistics, and Mathematical Finance

On behalf of USC Dornsife Student Special Services and the Department of Mathematics, we would like to invite you to Major 2 Career: Mathematics Alumni Panel on Thursday, April 9 at 4pm in the USC Career Center Trojan Presentation Room – STU B3. The Major 2 Career Alumni Panel provides a forum where USC Dornsife Alumni who studied mathematics and undergraduate students can come together to discuss career pathways and preparation to illustrate career opportunities available to mathematics majors.  The goal is to engage in meaningful dialogue to inform students and defuse what may be one of the scariest points in time for undergraduate students; the transition between student and professional.  Panelists include:

  • Judy Lai-Norling, BA Mathematics|BS Business Administration of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Becky Courter, PhD Mathematics, Faculty at Pasadena City College
  • Katherine Wittig , BA Mathematics | MA Education, Teacher at
  • 1-2 additional panelists

RSVP before Tuesday April 7 to guarantee a spot: http://bit.ly/major2careermath
Light food and refreshments will be provided.

For more information contact:
Octavio Avila
USC Dornsife Student Special Services
dornsife.usc.edu/careerpathways
(213) 740-4334
oavila@usc.edu
Office: STU – B1

April is Transfer Student Month!

TransferMation is a series of one-hour workshops designed to highlight opportunities for transfer students to maximize their Trojan experience. Topics will include career planning and preparation, jobs and internships, undergraduate research, leveraging the Trojan Network, study abroad, USC Progressive Degree Programs, summer coursework and much more.

Save the dates and mark your calendars!


Wednesday, April 1, 2015
TransferMation: Making the Most of Your Summer
Bridge Hall (BRI) 202; 12:45-2PM (Pizza served at 12:45PM)

Summer is an ideal time to gain valuable work experience, make progress towards your degree, or explore opportunities for travel. This workshop will focus on:

  • Jobs vs. Internships
  • Taking summer courses
  • Summer study abroad
  • Research
  • Volunteering

RSVP by Friday, March 27, 2015.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transfermation-making-the-most-of-your-summer-tickets-16117171895


Wednesday, April 8, 2015
TransferMation: Networking and Interview Skills
Bridge Hall (BRI) 202; 12:45-2PM (Pizza served at 12:45PM)

This workshop will provide an opportunity to exercise interview and networking skills. University staff will facilitate mock-interviews and offer feedback and suggestions for improvement.

RSVP by April 3, 2015.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transfermation-networking-and-interview-skills-tickets-16117229066


Wednesday, April 22, 2015
TransferMation: Progressive Degrees – What, How, When and Why?
Bridge Hall (BRI) 202; 12:45-2PM (Pizza served at 12:45PM)

This seminar will provide information about programs that allow students to work on a master’s degree while completing requirements for their bachelor’s degree. This seminar will focus on:

  • Benefits of a progressive degree
  • General requirements
  • Sample timelines
  • Financial considerations

Graduate program representatives will be available to answer questions.

RSVP by Friday, April 17, 2015.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/transfermation-progressive-degrees-what-how-when-and-why-tickets-16117263168


Tuesday, April 28, 2015 
Pre-Finals Ice Cream Social
Tutor Campus Center (TCC) 302; 12:00-1PM

Connect with your classmates, advisors, faculty, staff and USG representatives all while enjoying delicious, refreshing (and free!) ice cream.


Please note: Workshops held in Bridge Hall 202 will be recorded and posted online as a resource for transfer students who cannot attend in person.
For questions, please contact the Office of Undergraduate Programs at acs@provost.usc.edu or 213-740-1741.

April Pre-Law Events

Making the Transition from Undergrad to Law School
The biggest mistake students make coming into law school is thinking that it is a continuation of undergrad.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Come learn what law school is really like and effective strategies and tips for making the smoothest transition possible. This workshop is geared towards students who have already been admitted to law school.
Date: Wednesday, April 1st @ 5pm
Location: THH 112

City Year Open House
City Year is an AmeriCorps program that allows students to dedicate themselves to a year of service. City Year members spend 11 months providing support to at-risk students. Please stop by at any point during the open house to speak with Gabriella Mariani, Regional Director of Recruitment for the West Coast.
Date: Tuesday, April 7th @ 4:30-6:30pm
Location: SOS B40

Case Western Reserve University School of Law
“Can We Legislate, Regulate or Litigate Ourselves Thinner?”
Dean Berg will be discussing the role law plays in the national fight against obesity. Following the talk, Dean Berg will be available to answer questions about applying to law school and joint degree programs in the health law field.
Date: Tuesday, April 14th @ 5pmCANCELLED
Location: WPH 101

3+3 Info Session
The USC Gould School of Law 3+3 Program is an accelerated bachelor’s to JD program approved by the American Bar Association. Through the program, students are able to complete their BA and JD degrees in six years instead of seven.
Date: Wednesday, April 15th @ 12:30pm
Location: Gould Law School Room 101

Pre-Law Talk with David Kirschner, Director of Admissions, USC Gould School of Law
Date:
Wednesday, April 15th @ 5pm
Location (UPDATED): SOS B40

3+3 Info Session
The USC Gould School of Law 3+3 Program is an accelerated bachelor’s to JD program approved by the American Bar Association. Through the program, students are able to complete their BA and JD degrees in six years instead of seven.
Date: Tuesday, April 21st @ 4:30pm
Location: Gould Law School Room 3

April Study Abroad Events

USC Dornsife Office of Overseas Studies
Drop-in Advising in THH 341
Tuesday April 7th & Friday April 10th: 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Information Sessions in THH 309J
Tuesday April 7th

General Study Abroad 101
3:00 – 4:00 PM

Wednesday April 8th
International Internships
12:00 – 1:00 PM

3-Campus Program for Comparative East Asian Studies
1:00 – 2:00 PM

Thursday April 9th
Maastricht University
3:00 – 3:30 PM

Bogazici University (Istanbul)
3:30 – 4:00 PM

Australia & New Zealand
4:00 – 5:00 PM

Friday April 10th
U.K. Programs 101
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Tuesday April 14th
Airfare 101
3:00 – 4:00 PM (in VPD 105)

Wednesday April 15th
USC Madrid
12:00 – 1:00 PM

Wednesday April 22nd
USC Paris
12:00 – 1:00 PM

ZYGO Series: ‘Mercy Killers’ by Michael Milligan

ZYGO Series: ‘Mercy Killers’ by Michael M​illigan
A One-Man Play and Discussion on Health Care in America
April 3, 2015 | 12:30 PM | DML 241 | Lunch Provided

RSVP: http://bit.ly/1EIM0B4
More Information: http://dornsife.usc.edu/zygo-series  

Mercy Killers, a one-man theatrical performance featuring playwright and actor Michael Milligan and directed by Tom Oppenheim, is a provocative play that takes an honest and heartbreaking look at the increasing dysfunction of the American health care system. ​Following the performance, moderators will engage Milligan and the audience in a discussion on his play and health care in America. Milligan’s performance is brought to USC as part of the USC Medical Humanities, Arts and Ethics Series, which engages core health issues in society today.

Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the 4th of July and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer, his patriotic feelings and passion for the ethos of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned upside down. Mercy Killers powerfully reveals Joe’s journey as he struggles with the uniquely American experience of losing your health in the land of plenty.

ZYGO performance followed by a discussion co-moderated by:

Alexander Capron, University Professor, Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Gould School of Law, Professor of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

Sucharita Yellapragada, ZYGO Student Program Manager

Mercy Killers is a raw, topical piece that shows the collision of ideas and reality in a system where health and well-being go up against profits. It is a show that is very much of the zeitgeist.” –Star Tribune

The ZYGO Series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines in order to increase the integration of ethical themes into their curriculum.

Cosponsored by the Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics, the USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics, the USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, and the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

USC LEVAN INSTITUTE FOR HUMANITIES AND ETHICS

The USC Levan Institute engages students with the timeless values at the core of our humanity, promotes moral reflection and understanding of self, facilitates multidisciplinary dialogue, and encourages students to make a positive impact across society and the globe.

University of Southern California
Contact: Dr. Lyn Boyd-Judson, Director
usclevan@dornsife.usc.edu