Research positions, MCB

The Nuzhdin lab is looking for undergraduates to participate in a long-term Drosophila behavioral genetics and modelling project. Support will be given for obtaining scholarships and stipends, as well as the possibility of research for credit (Bisc 499).

The research involves several components. Fly maintenance and crosses; setting up (video) behavioural experiments; and video scoring. Training will be provided. We request a minimum 10 hours a week. Hours are flexible (mornings, evenings and weekends), as long as you coordinate, and meet your commitments. Nuzhdin lab undergraduates have been highly successful applying to scholarships and awards, and spoken at conferences and other high-profile events.

You will be welcome at  lab meetings, be exposed to a variety of molecular, whole organismal and computational techniques. You will also be encouraged to work on independent, group, or semi-independent projects. Past undergrads have gone on to medical schools, pharmacy school, graduate school and other research positions, with excellent CVs and letters of reference.

Please email Brad Foley,, a resume, and a short (1-2 paragraph) description of your research interests.

New Summer Course: FREN 499- Indigenous Language Revitalization

Indigenous Language Revitalization: FREN 499

No previous foreign language experience needed, course is taught in English.  French components are required for French minors and majors.

The Department of French and Italian are offering a 4-unit Problems without Passports course.  The course lasts 7 weeks (May 21-July 8) including a 2-week field experience in Louisiana with New Orleans as the home base.

For more information, please visit the PwP website or e-mail Jessica Kanoski at

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


ChangeFire – Nicaragua Project – summer opportunity


Summer Provost Research Associateship for undergrads



Work on a project that analyzes local politics and civic participation around the world. As a Provost’s Undergraduate Research Associate, you will construct databases, analyze data, and help collect qualitative information through the internet. Projects will focus on local political and civic mobilization and urban policymaking in a range of countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Positions available for USC undergraduates only. Options: negotiable hours (part-time or full-time) over the summer, with a possibility of continuation into the school year. Generous compensation. Preferred credentials: basic knowledge of statistics and familiarity with statistical or spreadsheet programs (especially Excel and Stata, R or SPSS); working experience with reference management software (Endnote, Reference Manager, etc.); and/or reading knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese. Some knowledge of comparative politics or urban issues a plus but not essential.

Start date and allocation of hours negotiable.

Please send c.v., informal transcript, contact information, brief statement of interest and background and the name of one faculty reference by April 25, 2014 to Professor Jefferey Sellers at

HTE@USC Event – ABC’s Shark Tank Open House

The Health, Technology & Engineering Program (HTE) has an exciting opportunity coming up! All USC students are welcome to attend.

HTE@USC – Shark Tank flyer

West Point Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities (April 15th Deadline)

Attached is the call for submissions for West Point’s Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities. The deadline for submissions to the journal is 15 April 2014 and submissions should be sent to “” At this time, we are particularly interested in Op-Ed pieces, which should be 1000 words or less, but also will publish original articles, opinion pieces, and book reviews. If appropriate, please disseminate this information to your students.

Thank you and we look forward to considering your students’ work.


Due April 15: USC Pacific Asia Museum Summer Internship Opportunity

USC Pacific Asia Museum is offering an unpaid summer internship in the museum’s Education Department.  The ten week internship will take place between May 15 and August 31, 2014.  Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.  

Internship Goals

The Education Intern will be included in all aspects of the museum’s Education Department work, including the development and presentation of public programs, management of school/group tours, Docent and Volunteer program management, gallery interpretation, and community outreach and partnerships.  The Intern will gain experience in day-to-day operations as well as the development of new education initiatives.  The ideal candidate would have a demonstrated interest in museums and/or informal education, a professional attitude, basic computer competency, strong communication skills, ability to work independently, and team spirit.

Please see the attachment for more information.  Questions, cover letters and resume should be submitted to by April 15.


Korean Studies Institute
USC Dana and David Dornsife School of Letters, Arts, and Sciences
213-821-4073 fax

March 10th – Ricardo Ramirez – "Mobilizing Opportunities: The Evolving Latino Electorate and the Future of American Politics"


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:

Academic & International Fellowships Upcoming Info Sessions

Graduate Study in London Information Session Thursday, March 6, 2014 2:30-3:30pm Leavey Library Auditorium

Representatives from Imperial College London, King’s College London and University College London will be at USC to discuss UK graduate study. During the session, you will learn how to obtain your Master’s degree in 1 year or a PhD degree in 3 years while gaining international experience. Representatives will also cover the benefits of studying in London, the application process, and how to find scholarships to support your studies.

Scholarships for Graduate Study in the United Kingdom with Nilay Vora & Reid Lidow Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12-1pm Leavey Library Auditorium

We are fortunate to have guest speakers Nilay Vora USC alum and Marshall Scholar, and Reid Lidow recent Gates Cambridge recipient, to share their insight and personal stories. You can read more about Reid’s story here: Scholarships Covered during session: Gates Cambridge, Marshall, Mitchell, and Rhodes Scholarships, time permitting Fulbright Student Grant.

Fulbright Information Session

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

General Fellowships Information Session

Thursday, April 3, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

Fulbright Information Session

Tuesday, April 8, 2014


Leavey Library Auditorium

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