Problems without Passports Info Session: Medellín, Colombia 2015

INFORMATION SESSION:  Tuesday, 9 December 2015, 1pm, THH 309J
http://dornsife.usc.edu/colombia-local-context-and-international-relations/

This Problems without Passports program takes intrepid students to Medellín, Colombia to experience the transformation that the city has undergone as the years of strife and conflict were resolved.  Students will study in the living urban laboratory that was named Innovative City of the Year in 2013.  The Wall Street Journal, Citi, and the Urban Land Institute chose Medellín, ahead of New York and Tel Aviv, based on its economy, urban development, culture, and livability as the most innovative city in the world.  The city, previously known for crime and drug trade, shines as a safe and innovative place to live, study, and do business.  It is a vibrant metropolis that is connected by a system of metros, aerial cable cars (metrocable), buses, taxis that make getting around easy and economical.

Medellín is situated in the Andes mountains and offers a temperate climate year-round that makes it “The City of Eternal Spring.”  It is home to the Escuela de Adminstración y Finanazas e Instituto Tecnológico (EAFIT) where the University of Southern California offers this unique summer program with the theme of Conflict and resolution.  We offer two courses that examine how Medellín resolved its social conflict and evolved into a community that celebrates its prominence as the second largest city and economy in Colombia.

Business, educational sectors, and the government have unified to physically unite the social strata of the city.  There are covered escalators to bring the poorest citizens from the outskirts of the city into the city center so that they may integrate themselves into the labor force and benefit from the burgeoning economy.  Business and government have collaborated to create cultural spaces, such as the Modern Art Museum and the Museum of Remembrance, that celebrate the arts and recall the conflict that transformed Medellín.

The universities of the city strive to be welcoming spaces that reflect the importance of education for all, shared social responsibility, and respect the environment in the process.  EAFIT leads the pack in this area.  The Medellín campus is in the city center, an American-style college campus filled with local flora and fauna, where future leaders study and socialize.

Boren Scholarship & Fellowship Information Session

Featuring: Alison Patz, Federal Boren Program Officer at National Security Education Program
Wednesday, December 10

12-1pm
Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100

The Boren Scholarship seeks to enhance U.S. understanding of foreign cultures, strengthen our economic competitiveness, and ensure our national security by fully funding students to enter a study abroad program with intent to learn a new language. It is designated for students enrolled in study-abroad programs OUTSIDE OF Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Western Europe. Summer only term is limited to science, technology, engineering and mathematics majors.

Boren Scholarship Eligibility – Candidates must:

  • be a U.S. Citizen at the time of application
  • be a undergraduate freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior
  • apply to a study abroad program related to academic and career goals

Boren Fellowships provide support for overseas study, domestic study, or a combination of both. Boren focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security. The fellowships can be applied to study abroad in all countries except Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Although study outside the United States is not required, successful applications generally include a significant overseas component.

Boren Fellowship Eligibility- Candidates must:

  • be a U.S. citizenship at the time of application
  • be enrolled in or applying to a graduate degree program at an accredited U.S. college or university located within the United States
  • include a plan for language study in a modern language other than English in your application.

If you have any questions, please contact USC Boren Campus Rep, Katie Calvert.  Boren website http://borenawards.org/

Office of Academic & International Fellowships
kcalvert@usc.edu
STU 300​

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program 2015-2016

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program (MMUFP) seeks to identify, support, and mentor highly qualified underrepresented undergraduate students and other students interested in diversifying faculties in higher education, and encourage them to pursue a Ph.D. in fields where diversity has not been historically present.

MMFUP helps you reach your career goals by:
– Learning about an academic career
– Providing financial support
Fellows receive a stipend during the summer and academic year and are eligible for undergraduate loan repayment.

Eligibility:
– Sophomore or junior standing.
– Participation in the program is limited to students considering graduate study towards a Ph.D. in a Mellon-approved field (complete list of programs available on website).
– Participation is not limited by a student’s undergraduate major.
– Status as U.S. Citizen or permanent resident.

Applications are now available for the 2015-2016 cohort at dornsife.usc.edu/mmuf
The application is due Wednesday, February 18, 2014 by 4:30 pm to ADM 304

For more information please contact:
Kimberly Allen, Director of Special Projects for Academic Programs, USC Dornsife College
(213) 740-2359
allenk@dornsife.usc.edu
ADM 304

CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS: 2015 USC MELLON MENTORING AWARDS

2015 MMA Call for NominationsAll faculty, students, postdoctoral scholars, and fellows are invited to nominate their faculty colleagues, mentors, and professors for this prestigious award by January 23, 2015.  For more information and to submit a nomination, visit: http://faculty.usc.edu/mentoring.

The USC Mellon Mentoring program is an annual awards program through which faculty at USC receive recognition for being exceptional mentors. The categories for the awards are:

  • faculty mentoring graduate students
  • faculty mentoring undergraduate students
  • faculty mentoring postdoctoral scholars, medical residents, and fellows
  • faculty mentoring faculty colleagues

All nominations, including at least 2 letters of support, must be received by the January 23 deadline. For questions, contact Melissa Jones at mcnear@provost.usc.edu.

Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines & Information Sessions

Upcoming Fellowship Deadlines & Information Sessions!

Truman Scholarship
Campus Deadline: November 14, 2014
http://www.truman.gov/

Boren Scholarship
Preferred Campus Deadline: November 17, 2014
http://www.borenawards.org/

Goldwater Scholarship
Campus Deadline: December 8, 2014
https://goldwater.scholarsapply.org/

Rotary Global Grant
Campus Deadline: January 16, 2015
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50010/SitePage/scholars

Information Sessions:
Humanity in Action Fellowship Information Session
Guest Speakers: Dr. Judy Goldstein, Founder & Executive Director
Mushfiqur Chowdhury, 2014 USC Humanity in Action Fellow
Wednesday, October 22
1-2pm in Hedco Neuroscience Building (HNB) 100

Diplomacy & Diversity Fellowship Information Session
Featuring: Dr. Judy Goldstein, Founder & Executive Director
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
2:30-3:30pm in Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100

General Fellowships for Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors
Thursday, October 23
12-1pm in Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100

Rotary Global Grant Information Session
Featuring: USC Professor & Rotarian Dr. Mina Soroosh
Hedco Neurosciences Building (HNB) 100
Tuesday, November 4
12-1pm

More information about these awards and others we support can be found on our website: http://www.usc.edu/programs/ugprograms/aif/fellowshiplist.htm
We also post regular updates on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/uscaif

Sincerely,
Academic & International Fellowships Staff
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU 300
Los Angeles, California  90089-0896
http://www.usc.edu/aif
(213) 740-9116​

Need help with an upcoming interview, case competition, or class presentation?

PUBLIC SPEAKING TUTORING!

Have an interview, case competition, or group presentation coming up in the next few weeks? Need an audience or friend to provide you with tips, pointers, and constructive feedback? Work with the student members of USC SpeechEmpowerment! Our student coaches will act as a target audience and also provide you/ your group with friendly, constructive feedback to sharpen your presentation.Our members are highly qualified national public speakers and debaters! We will listen to your presentation anytime between 6:30 and 7:50 P.M. on , Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 in THH 121: Email speechempowermentUSC@gmail.com to reserve a 15-20 minute slot! Visit http://www.usc-se.org for more information!

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Rotary Global Grant Information Session

Rotary Global Grant Information Session
Featuring: USC Professor & Rotarian Dr. Mina Soroosh
Hedco Neruosciences Building (HNB) 100
Tuesday, November 4
12-1pm

The Rotary Global Grant offers prestigious international scholarships of $30,000 or more for students pursuing a graduate degree abroad in a country where a Rotary Club is located.  Applicants must apply directly to a graduate program as well as for the Rotary Global Grant.  Graduate programs must focus on one of Rotary’s six areas of focus.  Applicant must also outline a sustainable service project in their host community.  Candidates must have Bachelor’s degree at the time of starting the grant.  U.S. and non U.S. citizens may apply.  ​

  • ​Peace and conflict prevention/resolution
  • Disease prevention and treatment
  • Water and sanitation
  • Maternal and child health
  • Basic education and literacy
  • Economic and community development

Application deadline: January 16, 2015
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/50010/SitePage/scholars

If you have any questions, please contact:
Academic and International Fellowships
3601 Trousdale Parkway, STU 300
Los Angeles, California  90089-0896
http://www.usc.edu/aif
(213) 740-9116
Email: aifstaff@usc.edu