NEW PWP to the Camino de Santiago in Spain, SUMMER 2016

Information session is Dec. 2, KAP 352, Noon to 1, free food

Showing part of film:  “Six Ways to Santiago” and discussing the trip.

This is a medical anthropology class (Anthropology 301: The Global Performance in Healing) about pilgrimage, healing, and conducting anthropological fieldwork.  The class can receive credit in the Spanish department and possibly Religious Studies as well.  The Camino de Santiago is a medieval pilgrimage route that traverses northwestern Europe and ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where the remains of the apostle Saint James are interred. The pilgrimage route follows ancient Roman trade roads and today is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  The class will spend two weeks in the classroom and then, true to anthropology, we will walk a portion (211 miles) of the medieval pilgrimage route interviewing pilgrims and hospitaleros (inn-keepers) along the Camino, record research in blog posts and compose a final research paper on healing.  The trip will be in Spain from approximately May 22-June 12th.

Contact:  Erin P. Moore, Department of Anthropology,



The Department of French and Italian is pleased to present a new PWP to Dakar, Senegal for Summer 2016.

Do you want to experience cosmopolitan, diverse, dynamic Africa? Its culture, its literature, its writers, and its big questions? And, maybe its beaches, too? Join this PWP to do all of this and more. Explore, among other topics: gender equity, economic development, immigration, and politics all through the lenses of literature and culture. Meet writers, interview cultural dignitaries, collaborate with Senegalese university students.

APPLY NOW! Contact Dr. Julie Van Dam in the Department of French and Italian for more information or to apply:

Department of History Fall Open House

Please join us next Tuesday, October 20th from 11am-5pm in SOS 250 for our Fall Open House in the Department of History.  This is always a fantastic opportunity to meet with our faculty to talk about the courses they are teaching, research opportunities and interests, and various options to be involved in the Department.  Our Spring course descriptions will be available along with light refreshments throughout the day.

All majors welcome!  We look forward to seeing you there!

Virus vs. Gunfire: Why the Spanish Flu was Deadlier than WW1

Come hear Professor Elinor Accampo talk about her research in France and how students can pursue research through Dornsife!

Tuesday, September 29th from 6-7pm in SOS 250

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Cancer Research Internship at the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Cancer Research Internship
Keck School of Medicine of USC
GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics

The GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics is a NIH-funded, population-based, case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS) that will investigate the genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer in Hispanics. We plan to recruit 2,500 Hispanic men and women diagnosed with colorectal cancer using population-based cancer registries in California. We are seeking students as interns to assist in patient recruitment and interviews. We are looking for motivated students interested in becoming involved and making an impact in our cancer research study to begin this semester. Potential applicants will play an important role by directly interacting with colorectal cancer patient participants and contributing to the first study of its kind in the Hispanic population.

Duties will involve:

  • Attending and participating in training sessions and meetings
  • Initiating contact with potential study participants
  • Scheduling participants for interviews
  • Conducting thorough and detailed study interviews in English and Spanish (by telephone)
  • Entering data clearly and completely into a tracking database
  • Maintaining study documents
  • Other duties as needed
  • Commitment of at least 10 hrs/week

Current full or part-time USC student; have general computer knowledge; be flexible, organized, reliable and dependable; detail-oriented; excellent personal and telephone communication skills; fluency in Spanish; paid position after training period.

Students should be willing to commit to at least 10 hours per week. The position will be based in the Norris Topping Tower on the Health Sciences Campus. Interns will have flexibility in scheduling and work hours will be available during weekdays and weekends in the morning, afternoon and evening. Special consideration will be given to students during university holidays, breaks and final exam periods.

To be considered for this position, please contact Ugonna Ihenacho at with your cover letter, resume and available days/hours.

Break into Research: Fall 2015

break into research flyerInterested in doing research for the Fall 2015 semester? But don’t know how to start? Join The Undergraduate Research Consortium to find out how you can Break into Research for the upcoming Fall 2015 semester! The Undergraduate Research Consortium will host 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 April 21st in VKC 160 at 5pm.

Undergraduate Research Opportunity

Interested in gaining valuable experience in a research lab?

Looking for a strong letter of recommendation?

The Town lab is looking for motivated undergraduate students who are interested in gaining lab experience as a research assistant. Our lab focuses on the interface between two main systems of the body, the central nervous system and immune system. More specifically, our lab is interested in the innate immune system in Alzheimer’s disease. There are projects focused on immune drug deliveries in Alzheimer rats, immune reactions to neural stem cell engraftments, and the basic cellular biology of microglia (the resident immune cells of the brain).

​For more information, please click here: ​

Freshmen and sophomores looking for multiple years of experience are highly encouraged to apply. Juniors with lab experience are also encouraged to apply. Animal handling experience is a bonus. Drosophila experience is also a bonus. We are asking students to dedicate at least

​10-​15 hours per week. If you are interested, please send an email with a one paragraph description of your reasons for wanting to join the Town lab along with your CV to Allan Jensen