Armenian Genocide Awareness and Commemoration Event on April 24th

On April 24, 2014, USC’s Armenian Students’ Association and the USC Shoah Foundation will be hosting “99 Years of Denial” a special presentation including music and arts for the commemoration of the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Speakers will include USC Senior and Public Relations Director for the Armenian Students’ Association, Nerses Aposhian, criminal defense attorney, R.J. Manuelian and Executive Director of the Shoah Foundation, Stephen Smith. Musical performances will be provided by VIZA, Armenian Public Radio and R-Mean.

Join us from 12-2 at Tommy Trojan. Speakers and music will be from 12-1. Food and art display will be from 1-2.

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Student-Led Seminars THIS THURSDAY from 4-5 PM in VKC 211 Presented by CET UFs

The Undergraduate Fellows of the Center for Excellence in Teaching cordially invite you to attend our final Student-Led Seminar of the Spring 2014 semester THIS THURSDAY, April 24th from 4-5 PM in VKC 211. Our final seminar will feature two USC undergraduate students who will be presenting on their personal academic passions.

Luke Phillips, an IR specialist, will present and lead discussion on “The Geopolitics of the United States of America.”

Ian Malave, a scholar of Business and Computer Science, will present “Privacy: You’re tracked more than you know & why that’s bad.”

Again, please join us in VKC 211 on Thursday, April 24th from 4-5 PM for rich discussion and free pizza.
The CET Undergraduate Fellows

Narcolepsy Speaker Event


Los Angeles Community Impact – Spring 2014 Showcase

Interested in making a difference in Los Angeles? In solving real-world problems for the community?

Want to learn more about USC Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI)?

Come to LACI Showcase to meet current members, interact with clients, and see what we’ve been
working on all semester!

LACI is an undergraduate student consulting organization that strengthens non-profits and small
businesses in the Los Angeles area by addressing their business-related challenges. Since 2005, we
have helped over 120 organizations such as Community Health Councils, LA Mission, LA’s Best, Habitat
for Humanity and Kogi BBQ Taco Truck.

What: Light appetizers, refreshments, and a whole lot of LACI

Dress: Casual for student guests

When: April 30th, 8-10pm (check-in begins at 7:30)

Where: Tutor Campus Center Ballroom

Please RSVP at:

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Questions? Just email or visit!

Pre Law Talk with David Kirschner (USC Gould School of Law Director of Admissions)

Don’t miss out on a once-a-year chance to talk to a top law school’s Director of Admissions about what it takes to get into law school!

USC Gould School of Law’s David Kirschner, who is also a USC alum, will answer any questions you might have about what schools are looking for and how you should craft your applications. This is very much an event you don’t want to miss!

Date: Tues., April 22nd at 4:30pm

Location: Student Union B3 – Trojan Presentation Room

Please RSVP at the following link by 4/21:

Making the Transition: Undergrad to Law School

The biggest mistake students make coming into law school is thinking that law school is a continuation of undergrad.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.

Come learn what law school is really like from current law students and learn effective strategies for making the smoothest transition possible to law school.

Hear from current law students from local law schools like:

  • USC Gould School of Law
  • UCLA
  • Loyola
  • Pepperdine

Date: Weds., April 9th at 6pm

Location: VKC 100

Please RSVP at the following link by 4/8:

Manning: Soldier, Hacktivist, Leaker, Spy.

Government secrets—should they exist? Who gets to decide what is secret and why? What exactly did Bradley/Chelsea Manning reveal and what were the ramifications of his/her actions?

If you are interested in any of these questions, the International Relations Undergraduate Association (IRUA) and Center for Excellence in Teaching’s (CET) Undergraduate Fellows bring you the opportunity to hear directly from former CIA Intelligence Officer and current USC Professor Maura Godinez. She will be offering her insights and engaging with students in a stimulating discussion on the matter. Food will also be provided. Event details below.

Date: Thursday April 3

Time: 4 – 5:30 pm

Location: SLH 100 (Stauffer Science Lecture Hall)

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Intergenerational Forum on Global Change – Wed., March 5 and April 2, 2014- Please RSVP!


USC Emeriti Center College – Spring 2014  All are welcome! RSVP:

Intergenerational Forum on Global Change – Honors House Residence (monthly)

2710 Severance St., Los Angeles (between 28th & Adams, east of Hoover)

Wednesdays, March 5; and April 2, 2014; Dinner 5:30 p.m., Discussion 6:30 –7:30 p.m.

Join us for great conversations about pressing contemporary issues. Active and retired professors and staff, and current USC students meet during and after dinner to discuss world events. The Economist (on-line) is suggested as a common source of topics and information. Hosted by: Jack Wills, Ph.D., James Moore, Ph.D., and Jerry Walker, Ph.D.

Dinners and discussions are free.

Faculty, staff and students are welcome for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dinner reservations and USC ID# required!

Please RSVP asap for all dates above:

Upcoming Pre-Law Events

LSAT 101 with PowerScore

Thursday, February 27 at 4:30 p.m., Leavey Auditorium

Does the LSAT scare you?  Not quite sure how to prepare for the test? Worried about the LSAT horror stories you have heard? Then LSAT 101 is the event for you. Come learn from an LSAT instructor some great tips on how to navigate and survive the LSAT.

“Life as an Attorney” Panel

Wednesday, March 5th @ 6pm, Leavey Auditorium

Are you interested in the legal profession but have never met an attorney before? Do you wonder what an attorney does on a day-to-day basis? If so, then come to the “Life as an Attorney” panel to hear attorneys from various different fields speak about their career!  This panel will include attorneys from the following:

White & Case LLP

Gutierrez, Preciado & House LLP

Ellison & Associates

Department of Justice

Gearing Up for the Pre-Law Application Cycle: Junior Year Roundtable

Wednesday, March 12th @ 5pm, GFS 223

If you are planning to apply to law school in the Fall, then this is a workshop you don’t want to miss. Come hear first-hand from the pre-law advisors what you can do to ready for the upcoming admissions cycle.  Topics to be discussed include: the application timeline, LSAT/ CAS, letters of recommendation, and personal statement/resume.

Making the Transition: Undergrad to Law School

Wednesday, April 9 @ 6pm, VKC 100

The biggest mistake students make coming into law school is thinking that law school is a continuation of undergrad.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Come learn what law school is really like and learn effective strategies for making the smoothest transition possible to law school. This event will feature current law students from USC and other area law schools.

Students should visit for RSVP links.


Student Led Seminars – Student-Led Seminars presented by the CET

Undergraduate Fellows returns to campus with vigor this upcoming Wednesday, February 26th from 4-5:20 PM in VKC 101!

Join us as two esteemed undergraduate student presenters offer stimulating talks on fascinating topics.

Robert Palmer, a Human and Evolutionary Biology guru, will offer a discussion, “You Have More Than You Think: Negativity, Gratitude, and Effective Interventions for Improving Well-Being.”

Reid Lidow, an International Relations and Political Science specialist, will offer insightful words on “On Being a Scientist: Where Relentless Curiosity Took Me.”

A mixer and discussion with pizza to follow. Let us breach the heights of intellectual curiosity together during CET’s Student-Led Seminars Spring 2014!

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What Matters to Me and Why featuring Dean Marilyn Flynn


Islam Awareness Week: march 3rd-7th