EdMonth Kick-Off Panel

EdMonth Kick OffSparkED: EdMonth Kick-Off Panel
March 2 | 7:30 PM | Board Auditorium
Come kick off USC EdMonth with a riveting panel discussion featuring four incredible educational leaders and justice advocates from Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

Panelists will discuss their organizing work for educational justice, perspectives on current educational policy, and thoughts on how students can spark a movement.

Our special guest is Nadia Lopez, who was recently featured on Humans of New York and the Ellen DeGeneres Show for her amazing work which

consequently raised over a million dollars for the school and community of Brownsville, NY.

EdMonth also has a month full of events planned for March! We are a student-led program devoted to raising awareness and having a critical dialogue about the state of our education system. EdMonth is one of USC’s most celebrated annual programs, and is sponsored by USC Program Board and Undergraduate Student Government. Please also pass on our calendar of events below:

EdMonth Events

EdMonth 2015: Spark A Movement
March 2015
Join the movement for educational justice on campus! EdMonth is a student-led program devoted to raising awareness about the state of education in our country. We host a variety of events, from our signature kick-off panel to an outdoor arts festival, that strive to engage students in a critical dialogue about education and empower them to be educational justice advocates.

Now You Know: How to Approach Faculty

Anxious or nervous about approaching professors? Not sure how to ask for help? Want some tips on developing strong faculty relationships? Get advice and tips from faculty and senior students as they discuss the benefits of faculty relationships as well as the best ways to achieve them. Join the CET Undergraduate Fellows for an informative discussion on Monday, March 2nd at 5pm at GFS 222. Pizza and beverages will be provided.

March Pre-Law Events

USC Prospective Student Reception with Arizona State University School of Law
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 4:30 to 5:45 PM
Location: Social Sciences Building Room B40
Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law’s Dean Sylvester and Executive Associate Dean Soto will be in Southern California visiting friends and alumni of the law school on March 3rd and cordially invite all interested prospective students to a local reception. Come meet Deans Sylvester and Soto, and learn more about what makes ASU Law a great choice for your legal education.
RSVP for ASU Law Prospective Student Reception at:

Law School Admission Panel
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2015
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: THH 102
Ever wondered what happens behind closed doors after you send in your law school application? Want to hear what the admissions staffs actually discuss with regard to your applications?
Please join us for a mock admissions panel conducted by representatives from Chapman, Southwestern, Loyola, University of San Diego and University of San Francisco Law Schools.This is a once-a-year chance to gain an insight into some of the best law schools in California!
RSVP for Law School Admission Panel at:

Life as an Attorney Panel
Date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Time: 6:00 PM
Location: THH 108
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 legal fields speak about their career!
RSVP for Life as an Attorney Panel at:

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Thu. Feb. 26, Decide it: Career Decision Panel

Decide it Panel 2015It is not enough to know about yourself.  You must also know and learn about a prospective employer or industry.  Learn how to use powerful  research tools.  Target Audience: All class levels.

Career Center, STU B3

HBS 2+2 Info Session

2+2 =

The Harvard Business School 2+2 application process is a special opportunity for students in their final year of study in all disciplines to set their business career path in motion before graduation. It combines two years of work experience followed by two years in the HBS MBA program. Not a business major? Not a problem. We are looking for innovative thinkers with demonstrated leadership skills and analytical aptitude who are committed to making a real difference in the world. To learn more visit: http://www.hbs.edu/2+2

We educate leaders who make a difference in the world
HBS Admissions will be at USC
Thursday, Feb 26th 2015
3:30 PM – 4:30PM

Registration is appreciated (but not required): https://apply.hbs.edu/register/USC2015
Harvard Business School

Information Session: USC Rossier School of Education

Are you interested in going to Grad School for fields in Education? Want to know the key areas that you need to know to apply? Would you like to have the opportunity to speak to USC Rossier Program Representatives?

WHEN: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 @ 12:00 PM

Lunch will be provided!

ZYGO Series—MEDICINE IN THE MEDIA: Ethical Obligations to Viewers

MEDICINE IN THE MEDIA: Ethical Obligations to Viewers
ZYGO Student Lunchtime Series on Ethics in Medicine
February 20, 2015
| 12:30-2 PM | Doheny Memorial Library, Room 241
Lunch Provided | RSVP: http://bit.ly/1FYG8RG

Medically themed TV shows cover a wide range of genres; they include comedies such as Scrubs, dramas such as Grey’s Anatomy, and soap operas such as General Hospital—the longest-running American soap opera currently in production. Too often the scientific-relevance of treatments presented on such shows is difficult to grasp and inaccurate. Research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in 2010 accordingly found that 46 percent of seizure cases depicted on medical dramas were subject to inappropriate treatments.

Along these lines, American news outlets are often criticized for presenting health-related news items in a sensationalist and distorted manner. Panelists for this event will consider the relationship between health issues and their representations in the media. Do TV producers and filmmakers have any ethical obligations to accurately present medical cases? How do current depictions of health on TV and in the news impact the way viewers seek out and view medical treatment?

Moderator: Varun Awasthi, ZYGO Student Director
Doe Mayer, Mary Pickford Professor of Film and Television, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Armine Kourouyan, MPH, Project Manager, Hollywood, Health & Society, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
Lara Bradshaw, Ph.D. Student, Critical Studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts
William Reckner, Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Cosponsored by the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

The USC Levan Institute engages students with the timeless values at the core of our humanity, promotes moral reflection and understanding of self, facilitates multidisciplinary dialogue, and encourages students to make a positive impact across society and the globe.

University of Southern California
Contact: Dr. Lyn Boyd Judson, Director