Lunch & Learn: Y Combinator 11/20

The USC Marshall Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab is excited to continue its Lunch & Learn series, bringing exciting movers and shakers in the field of Social Enterprise to USC! It will be held on Thursday, 11/20, at 12:30PM in TCC 227.

Our featured speaker for November will be Kate Courteau, Director of Nonprofits at Y Combinator, speaking about Impact Investing. (www.ycombinator.com)

Called “Silicon Valley’s start-up machine” by the New York Times and consistently ranked as one of the top startup incubator and accelerators, Y Combinator (YC) has funded companies such as ScribdredditAirbnb,DropboxDisqus, and Heroku. To date, they have funded over 700 startups, cultivated a community of over 1,400 founders, and their companies have a combined valuation of over $30B.

Recently YC opened its tech company incubation program to social entrepreneurs. By doing so, YC is incentivizing more entrepreneurs who are willing to tackle social challenges with the tools, creative approach, and dynamism of the tech sector. And YC is doing it at a time when the social sector needs more funders and collaborators that are willing to take the chances and spend the resources necessary to catalyze innovation. Bring your friends, enjoy a free lunch on us, and hear about the exciting collaboration between technology, social innovation, entrepreneurship, and funding.

Kate Courteau has been a part of YC since its beginning in 2005. She is an architect by training and served as YC’s architect over the last 9 years. Kate also has a background in the nonprofit space, locally and in the developing world. Through her experience at YC, her own architecture practice, and in the nonprofit space, she is strengthening the presence of social change startups as Director of Nonprofits

Complementary lunch is served.

RSVP requested at http://bit.ly/1tBDRnh

Co-sponsored by USC Sigma Eta Pi – Gamma Chapter & USC Global Brigades at Marshall

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The Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab provides opportunities for USC students, faculty, and other individuals to use business principles to create positive social and environmental impact. Through education, programs, events, and career development, we inspire the next generation of enlightened business leaders and social entrepreneurs.

The Lunch & Learn series exposes the USC community to issues of social and environmental importance and how business solutions can be used to approach these issues. They are open to all students and faculty. (http://bit.ly/1oAc1WS)

Visit our website: http://www.marshall.usc.edu/faculty/centers/sbl
Sign up for our mailing list: http://bit.ly/1CSDzjJ

Graduate School: The STEM Major Approach

Are you in love with science? Do you plan to pursue a PhD? Well, what’s your next step? Join The Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellows for a stimulating and informative workshop on how to properly prepare for graduate school. Learn about the admissions process, and what graduate school admission officers want in an applicant.

Panelists include:
-Steve Lund (Earth Sciences Faculty Graduate Advisor)
-Dawn Burke (Biological Sciences Graduate Advisor)
-Chih-Chieh Hsu (Electrical Engineering Graduate Student)

This event will be held on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 from 3:30pm to 4:30pm in VKC 100. Pizza and drinks will be provided on a first come, first served basis.

Please RSVP for this event here: http://bit.ly/1wqT3aW.

USC East Asian Studies Center Info Sessions

Dear Students,

USC East Asian Studies Center invites you to join us at two important info sessions

EASC Fellowships Info Session
Thursday | November 6, 2014 | 5:30-6:30 PM | Von KleidSmith Center (VKC) 102
Information about the following fellowships administered by EASC will be provided:
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship
Association for Japan-U.S. Community Exchange (ACE) – Nikaido Fellowship

Interested applicants will have the opportunity to learn about fellowship benefits and application requirements. Food and refreshments will be provided. Please RSVP online.

Summer 2015 Global East Asia as PwP
Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 5:30-6:30 PM | Von KleidSmith Center (VKC) 100
Information about the following will be provided:
Course Overview
Program Requirements
Program Benefits
Application Process

If you will be able to join us, please RSVP online before the week of the event. Food and refreshments will be provided.

SOCInema presents: The Central Park Five

SOCInema presents:
The Central Park Five
Join us for popcorn, pizza and a riveting documentary!

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white women in New York City’s Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.

Thursday, October 30th
4:30-6:00pm
HSH 201
RSVP: centralparkfive.splashthat.com

 

Law, History, and Culture Major Open House

Law, History, and Culture Major Open House

Please join us on Tuesday, October 28th from 4:00-5:00pm in SOS 250 to learn more about the Law, History, and Culture major!  We will have faculty who teach in the major available to speak about their classes and you’ll have the opportunity to meet current majors!  Light refreshments will be provided.  We look forward to meeting you!

http://dornsife.usc.edu/hist/law-history-culture/

“Medicine and the Image: The Visible Human” Fall 2014 Conference and Public Gallery Exhibit

Conference
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240

Students are welcome to join sessions in-between classes
CONFERENCE PROGRAM: http://bit.ly/1sZpJsV
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1wASjyA 

Public Gallery Exhibit
Monday, November 3 – Friday, November 7, 2014
Von KleinSmid Center Courtyard

From the anatomical drawings of Vesalius to contemporary MRI and CT scans, images create and popularize medical knowledge as well as influence diagnosis and treatment. This one-day conference will explore how the human body and its experiences of illness are imagined and made visible in medical research, practice, and education. How does representation, both visual and literary, construct and complicate facts about a medically knowable body? How does it also change our individual and societal perceptions of illness, disease, and health? In what ways do technological advances in imaging techniques, including virtual reality simulations, influence medical practices? How can the analysis and creation of art enrich medical education?

The conference aims to facilitate an interdisciplinary conversation by bringing together scholars from a variety of fields including Art, History, Literature, Communications, Anthropology, Medical Illustration, and Medicine. Events for the day will include research presentations on the relationship between medicine and images; a career roundtable for students interested in the health humanities; a keynote lecture on the use of entertainment applications at the intersection of behavioral science, medicine and public health; and a public gallery exhibit of medical images.

FEATURED SESSION
ROUNDTABLE ON CAREERS IN THE HEALTH HUMANITIES & ARTS | 1:30-3:00 PM
ChairOctavio Avila, Director of Student Special Services, USC Dornsife
Lise Patt, Director, Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Jamie Sweetman, Artist and Adjunct Faculty, USC Roski School of Design
Megan Rosenbloom, Associate Director, Collection Resources Division, Norris Medical Library, USC
Leslie Davis, Artist and Curator, “The Art of Stem Cells” exhibit, The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art (OCCCA) 

Organizing Sponsor: USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics
Co-Sponsors: USC Office of the Provost, Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, Center for Feminist Research, Department of Comparative Literature, Comparative Studies in Literature and Culture Doctoral Program, Visual Studies Research Institute, and Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics

Ice Age Discoveries Deep Beneath the Yucatan

Ice Age Discoveries Deep Beneath the Yucatan
Underwater ancient caves. Early humans in America.

Dominique Rissolo
Waitt Foundation and University of California, San Diego

A young woman’s skeleton has been discovered deep beneath the Yucatan. It is the oldest, most complete yet found in the Americas.

Underwater cave systems of the Yucatan Peninsula are a promising frontier for finding and understanding early people in America. Since the last glacial maximum, a maze of passageways beneath the Yucatan has flooded. Rising sea levels have covered remains of animals and humans dating to the Late Pleistocene.

A new picture is emerging from osteological and taphonomic analyses; absolute dating of human, faunal, macrobotanical, and geological samples; human DNA analyses; and hydrogeology and sedimentology and multi-proxy paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Innovate recording and imaging techniques are enabling researchers to analyze archaeological remains with minimal impact to the site and the remains.

Thursday Oct 23rd 4 pm
USC ACB 238
Refreshments
Sponsored by USC Archaeology