Spring Break Aquaponics workshop for USC students

The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, in partnership with EVO Farm and the USC Office of Sustainability, is proud to announce a 3-day Spring Break AQUAPONICS WORKSHOP for USC students.

What you’ll gain:

  • Lasting impact in the community! Workshop participants will build aquaponics systems that will be donated to:
    • Community Services Unlimited- a grassroots non-profit that sets up urban farms in South LA to provide residents with fresh organic produce
    • The USC Urban Garden- part of the USC Sustainability Network
    • Knowledge and resources to help you build your own aquaponics system at home
    • Networking opportunities with LA environmental organizations and community
    • Eligibility to apply for future paid internships to build aquaponics systems with the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, at Catalina Island and/or local K-12 schools

Included: Breakfast and lunch every day, materials and tools, transportation for afternoon field trip to other aquaponics systems around the city.

Optional: pre-workshop day trip to the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island (March 17)

Program cost: $75 (Non-refundable)

Space is limited to the first 15 students who register. REGISTER TODAY!

VIRTUES AND VICES SERIES: What is Justice?

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VIRTUES AND VICES SERIES: What is Justice?

February 2, 2015, 5-6:30 PM | THH 212 | Pizza Served
Website: http://dornsife.usc.edu/virtues-and-vices
RSVP:  http://bit.ly/1ua3eDx

Co-sponsored by the USC Levan Institute Undergraduate Fellows and the Thematic Option Honors Program

Following the workshop on courage, we will now move to the virtue of justice. Aristotle noted that, among the canonical virtues, justice is a special case primarily because people mean so many different things when they appeal to it. Sometimes what is lawful is just, while at other times justice may require unlawful action. Sometimes justice can be equated with fairness, and yet at other times justice may require actions that seem inequitable. According to Aristotle, justice is also difficult to determine because, of the two parties which it involves, one often has a higher status than the other. We will navigate this difficult terrain with special focus, as ever, on how we might best be just in our daily lives.

The discussion will be guided by Levan Institute Fellows and students from Thematic Option and will be moderated by James Collins, Assistant Professor of Classics.

The Virtues and Vices Series encourages student discussion about virtues, vices, and their role in everyday life.

Dornsife Degrees Get Jobs! Learn From Successful Alumni

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Trojan Presentation Room (TPR), Student Union B3 (basement)

Are you trying to figure out your career choices after college? Ever wonder what you can do with your undergraduate degree?

A student’s major does not dictate their career options or possibilities. The Dornsife Advising Office will be hosting a panel of Dornsife Alumni who graduated from the college with one major and are now successfully employed in a different field. The panel will consist of alumni from a range of majors including Spanish, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Art History who are now working in areas such as sales, research, business, law, and management. Learn about their experiences as undergraduates and how they were able to able to make the most of their time at USC.  Discover the importance of transferable skills and how they contribute to your success when searching for a job and internship.

USC Study Abroad Week 1/26 – 1/29

Study Abroad Week features information sessions on USC’s diverse international program offerings and the campus-wide Study Abroad Fair on January 28th.  Don’t miss out on these great events!  Visit our website for more information.

USC Paris Program Info Session
Monday, January 26th  12:00-1:00, THH 309K

Study Abroad for Dornsife Sciences Info Session
Monday, January 26th  1:00-2:00, THH 309K

USC Madrid Program Info Session
Tuesday, January 27th  12:00-1:00, THH 309K

Study Abroad in Southern Africa Info Session
Tuesday, January 27th  1:00-2:00, THH 309K

USC STUDY ABROAD FAIR
Wednesday, January 28th  10:00-2:00 on Trousdale

Launching Your Career through Study Abroad Info Session (in conjunction with Career Fest)
Thursday, January 29th  12:00-1:00, THH 309K

Spring 2015 Diversity Networking Mixer

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Tutor Campus Center Ballroom
6:00 PM – 8:00 PMRSVP required via connectSC
Attire: Business Formal
Format: Roundtable Networking Sessions

http://careers.usc.edu

Bring copies of your resume and network with high-profile employers that are looking for diverse members of the Trojan Family! #USCDNM

Brought to you by the Career Center in partnership with Asian Pacific American Student Services, Center for Black Cultural Affairs, El Centro Chicano, LGBT Resource Center and the following student groups: Asian Pacific American Student Assembly, USC Black Student Assembly, Latina/o Student Assembly, Queer & Ally Student Assembly, USC Veterns Associations, and Women’s Student Assembly.

This event is generously sponsored by the USC Credit Union

Career Fest (January 26 – 29, 2015)

Career Fest is a week of events centered on success in every step of the career process. Events include panels, discussions, and workshops hosted by departments across the USC campus.

Join us for one or all of these FREE events! Check out the complete schedule at: http://careers.usc.edu/careerfest


Monday, January 26th
10:30 AM – 2:00 PM | Employer Resume Review
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Pass the Torch Panel with Charles Bocage
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Interview Strategies
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Navigating U.S. Corporate Recruiting Workshop
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Explore@4 Design Careers
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Networking Workshop


Tuesday, January 27th
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Effective Resumes & Cover Letters
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | International & Academic Fellowships
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Career Exploration in the Letters, Arts, & Sciences
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Explore@4 International/Multinational Firms
4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Get Connected for Maximum Job Search Success
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Spring 2015 Diversity Networking Mixer


Wednesday, January 28th
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | Resume Writing for Undergraduate Science Majors
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Serve It: Post Military Service Career Development
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Explore@4 Performing Arts
4:30 PM – 6:30 PM | What Every International Students Should Know About U.S. Employment
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Leverage Career Opportunities in a Stronger Economy
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Consulting and Deliverable Workshop
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | East Asia Career Panel
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Viterbi Spotlight Series: Electrical Engineering
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Corporate Social Responsibility Workshop
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | USC Sports Business Association Speaker Event


Thursday, January 29th
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM | Employer Mock Interviews
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM | Preparing for the Career Fair
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Launching Your Career through Study Abroad
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Resume & Cover Letters Workshop
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM | Explore@4 Working in a Start-Up
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Preparing for the Viterbi Career Fair for Undergraduates
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Cornerstone Research Information Session
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | JP Morgan Chase Diversity Initiative Event

 

 

ZYGO Series – QUARANTINE: Balancing Human Rights with Medical Best Interests

ZYGO Series—QUARANTINE: Balancing Human Rights with Medical Best Interests
Friday, January 23, 2014, Doheny Memorial Library 241 | 12:30-1:30 PM | Lunch Provided
RSVP:  http://bit.ly/1Cf8IxO
More Information: http://dornsife.usc.edu/zygo-series

The first known usage of quarantine dates back from 1377 in the city of Dubrovnik, Croatia when ships suspected of carrying the Black Plague were subjected to a 40 day hold before being allowed to enter the port. Quarantine is distinct from isolation in that it is solely a preventive measure enacted to seclude individuals who may be at risk of spreading a certain disease.

Although quarantine has not been frequently implemented in recent history, during the recent outbreak of Ebola, entire villages in Liberia were subjected to quarantines, and in the US, multiple states implemented mandatory quarantines for health care workers returning from West Africa. These quarantine policies were heavily criticized by many as violating basic human rights and simply being unnecessary. Panelists for this forum will consider the medical relevance and necessity of quarantine and the human rights concerns associated with it.

Moderator: Varun Awasthi, ZYGO Student Director

Panelists:
Sofia Gruskin, J.D., MIA, Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Gould School of Law, and Director, Program on Global Health & Human Rights, Keck School of Medicine
Alison Dundes Renteln, Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, and Policy, Planning, and Development, USC Dornsife
Paul Holtom, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Orthopedics and Program Director, Infectious Disease Fellowship Program, Keck School of Medicine
Abelard Podgorski, Ph.D. Student, Philosophy, USC Dornsife
Jacob Roberts, Undergraduate Student, Economics and East Asian Languages and Cultures, USC Dornsife

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study