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

CET Undergraduate Fellows Present: Student-Led Seminars

The Undergraduate Fellows of the Center for Excellence in Teaching cordially invite you to attend our last Student-Led Seminar of the Fall 2014 semester on Tuesday, November 18th from 4-5pm in THH 118. Our seminar will feature two USC undergraduate students who will be presenting on their personal academic passions.

Hayden Smith will be presenting “Illuminating Dark Networks: Open Source Intelligence Gathering and Disruption of Terrorist Cells”
Luke Phillips will be presenting “A Hamiltonian Reading of American History and Politics”

As always there will be free pizza! Please join CET and our featured speakers in exploring both of these intriguing areas of scholarship. 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​

Levan Coffeehouse Conversations on Practical Ethics—IS IT TIME TO ABOLISH THE DEATH PENALTY?

Wednesday, November 12, 2014, Ground Zero Cafe | Noon | Lunch Provided

RSVP:  http://bit.ly/1yn5wfr 

Recent reports of botched executions by lethal injection have reignited debate over the moral and legal defensibility of the death penalty.  As new DNA technologies lead to exoneration of increasing numbers of the condemned, discoveries in brain science alter our views of criminal responsibility, concern over discriminatory application increases, and execution methods are successively deemed unconstitutionally cruel, should the United States finally lay the death penalty to rest?

Program Director and Moderator:
Sharon Lloyd, Professor of Philosophy, Law, and Political Science

Panelists:
Michael Brennan, Clinical Professor of Law, USC Gould
Martin Levine, USC Vice Provost and Senior Advisor to the Provost
Dan Simon, Richard L. and Maria B. Crutcher Professor of Law and Psychology, USC Gould
Varun Soni, USC Dean of Religious Life
Ralph Wedgwood, Professor of Philosophy, USC Dornsife​

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.

Now You Know: How to Get Research

Interested in research? But don’t know how to start? Join The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to find research experiences at USC and abroad! Learn how to get a mentor, get funded and how research can help you in school and for your future career! The workshop will be held Tuesday November 11th at 5pm in VKC 154. There will be a fantastic panel of student researchers and dinner will be served.