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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BSEL Lunch & Learn

Thursday, September 24th


TCC 450

The USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab invites you to our first Lunch & Learn event of the fall semester featuring Ben Goldhirsh, co-founder and CEO of GOOD, a global community of, by and for pragmatic idealists working toward individual and collective progress. 

Active in both regional and international philanthropic endeavors, Ben is one of the directors of The Goldhirsh Foundation, which supports dynamic social programs, environmental initiatives, innovative medical research and leading cultural institutions. It is an organization built to help social innovators implement and scale solutions to critical societal challenges. 

Free lunch will be served.

This event is cosponsored by LACI and SparkSC.

Info Session for New Ph.D. in Population, Health and Place

Come learn about this new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program jointly offered by the Keck School of Medicine of USC Department of Preventive Medicine, the USC Dornsife Department of Sociology, and the USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute, and its career opportunities in the academic, public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

Speakers will include Dr. Jennifer Hook, Associate Professor, Sociology and Spatial Sciences, Dr. Myles G. Cockburn, Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine, Dermatology, and Spatial Sciences and Dr. John P. Wilson, Professor of Sociology and Spatial Sciences.

Applications now being accepted for the first class to start Fall 2016.  Application deadline Dec. 1, 2015.  Visit  For more information, contact Ken Watson at (213) 740-8298 or

So You Want An Internship?

  • Location: LVL 17 (the basement auditorium in Leavey Library)
  • Time: 6:00 pm
  • Speakers: Octavio Avila, Alexis Dale-Huang, Matt Woo, Larkin Wynn, and James Luttrull

On Wednesday, September 23rd, Dean Lamy’s Students Achieving Success workshop series will prepare you for just that! Octavio Avila, Dornsife’s Student Services Manager, and a panel of current students will candidly discuss how to get the best possible summer or semester-long internship while still in school. Our student guest speakers have worked both in Los Angeles and in Washington, D.C., and for both public and private-sector organizations, so there will be a variety of perspectives and experiences available for anyone interested in obtaining an internship.

New Politics: #ElectricYerevan Challenges Governance

June 2015 brought thousands of demonstrators to the streets of Yerevan following an electricity price hike proposal. The city center was gridlocked, flooded as it was with spontaneous protesters from every generation, and all walks of life, who all demanded accountability and transparency from both the electricity company and the government.

#ElectricYerevan and its subsequent months will be the topic of discussion as the USC Institute of Armenian Studies welcomes young scholars Karena Avedissian and Babken DerGrigorian to its series of lunchtime talks at the USC Doheny Memorial Library (Room 240) on Wednesday, September 23, at 12 noon. Avedissian and DerGrigorian will be In Conversation with USC Annenberg’s Ev Boyle.

New Politics- #ElectricYerevan Challenges Governance

USC Department of History’s 6th Annual Celebration of History

The Department of History cordially invites all Majors, Minors, and Friends to the Sixth Annual

Celebration of History

(co-sponsored by Clio & Phi Alpha Theta)

“Unlocking the Archives: Two African Princes & Me”

Presentation by Professor Lindsay O’Neill

Tuesday, October 6th

Reception at 4:30pm | Dinner at 5:15pm

The University Club

Please RSVP to Lori Rogers no later than October 1st

Space is limited!

History Celebration

2016 is an election year in D.C. – and we want YOU!

Ever thought about spending a semester in the nation’s capital? Want to experience firsthand the incredible energy of campaign season, all while taking classes from experts in the international and domestic policy fields? The Dornsife Washington, D.C. Program is the place for you!

This spring, students of all majors can gain 16 units of credit by taking 3 courses and working at an internship, all while staying at our luxury apartment building in the heart of the city. Courses are drawn from IR and POSC, but anyone with an interest in D.C. is welcome! We will help you find an internship that fits within your interests and career plan, and all of the courses we offer are taught by USC faculty who are experts in the field – no need to worry about the credits transferring over, as the courses come straight from the USC catalogue. We also offer a robust series of extracurricular activities, from intimate dinners with successful USC alumni to government agency visits, cruises along the Potomac River, and trips to historical sites outside of the city.

Our next information session will be on Wednesday, September 16th, at 12:30pm in VKC 300. Come hear from our program director, Dr. Jeffrey Fields, and from students who participated in the program last spring!

Please see our website ( for FAQs and further information on the application process, or send an email to We look forward to hearing from you!