Ice Age Discoveries Deep Beneath the Yucatan

Ice Age Discoveries Deep Beneath the Yucatan
Underwater ancient caves. Early humans in America.

Dominique Rissolo
Waitt Foundation and University of California, San Diego

A young woman’s skeleton has been discovered deep beneath the Yucatan. It is the oldest, most complete yet found in the Americas.

Underwater cave systems of the Yucatan Peninsula are a promising frontier for finding and understanding early people in America. Since the last glacial maximum, a maze of passageways beneath the Yucatan has flooded. Rising sea levels have covered remains of animals and humans dating to the Late Pleistocene.

A new picture is emerging from osteological and taphonomic analyses; absolute dating of human, faunal, macrobotanical, and geological samples; human DNA analyses; and hydrogeology and sedimentology and multi-proxy paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Innovate recording and imaging techniques are enabling researchers to analyze archaeological remains with minimal impact to the site and the remains.

Thursday Oct 23rd 4 pm
USC ACB 238
Refreshments
Sponsored by USC Archaeology

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​

Startup Equinox (Collaborative Student Event)

Entrepreneurs, Inventors, Artists, and Thinkers:

Whether you are an entrepreneur looking for the perfect team to help turn your dream into reality or a Trojan with the passion and drive for innovation, Startup Equinox is the event for you!

Join over 500 students for the 5th Annual Startup Equinox Forum on Wednesday, October 15th from 7:00 – 10:30pm to participate in one of USC’s largest innovation events!

The event includes
– Keynote Address from a Special Speaker
– Musical Performance
– Pitches from Mid-sized Startups (Music Prodigy, AmazeBowl, and AIO Robotics)
– 40 Student Pitches
– VC’s, Incubators, Accelerators, and Law Firms in attendance
– Internship opportunities
– MUCH MORE….

Visit http://www.StartupEquinox.com for more information!
RSVP by “Going” to the event on Facebook
All pitchers will receive a consultation meeting from industry professionals.

Graduate School: The Defining Experience

Have a knack for academia? Already know you want your PhD? Simply interested in hearing first-hand experiences about grad school? Join the CET Undergraduate Fellows at “Graduate School: The Defining Experience” for a brief introduction to the graduate school application process followed by a panel discussion with representatives from a variety of academic backgrounds such as English, Business, Engineering, Psychology and Public Policy and Planning. The event will be held Tuesday, October 7th from 5-6pm in GFS 116. Pizza will be provided on a first come, first serve basis.

 

Study Skills Event

Shocked by a bad grade on your first midterm? Struggling to balance academics with other aspects of life? Failing to see an improvement as you invest more time in your studies, and unsure why?

Join us in a dynamic discussion of learning strategies and best academic practice that is sure to challenge your notions of studying, and greatly improve your efficiency and retention. This is an opportunity you won’t want to miss. Take our advice and apply it to your next round of midterms- and see for yourself! Pizza will also be provided.

When: Thursday, October 2nd, 4:00 pm
Where: VKC 261

Sponsored by the CET Undergraduate Fellows

Tutors at Reach – Volunteer Opportunity

Tutors at Reach is a California non-profit organization founded in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to bring free tutoring to young students facing financial hardship who could not otherwise afford it. We operate by having volunteers donate their time to tutor children for the betterment of the less fortunate and the overall community.

Tutoring services will be available to all students at our partner schools, which range from elementary to high school. We have finalized our partnership with 32nd Street School, which is located directly across the street from University Park Campus (on the corner of Jefferson and Hoover). This school was carefully selected due to its convenient location and the needs of its students. We are launching this program at several universities across California including UCLA, UC Berkeley and UC San Diego.

Our purpose operates by giving volunteers the opportunity to contribute back to their community in a practical way. Tutoring young people who would otherwise not have access to this type of academic support provides a wealth of short term and long term benefits. They develop effective study methods and improved comprehension of a challenging subject, and in the process, gain confidence. It will also allow a more seamless collaboration between university students and their community.

We require our volunteers to have the following requirements: (1) 3.0 and above cumulative GPA (during college or graduation); and (2) successfully pass the subject to be tutored with a solid ‘A’. It is required that each volunteer completes just one hour a week to remain an active member of the nonprofit organization. Additionally, Tutors at Reach is certified by the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation to award our volunteers with The President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award recognizes eligible volunteers who have completed the required number of hours.

Volunteers are provided the opportunity indicate which subject they hold both skill and interest in tutoring. If this is opportunity is something you are interested please contact Arash Babadjouni at asbabadj@usc.edu to obtain a brief application.

CET Undergraduate Fellows Present: Student-Led Seminars

The Undergraduate Fellows of the Center for Excellence in Teaching cordially invite you to attend our first Student-Led Seminar of the Fall 2014 semester on Wednesday, September 24th from 4-5pm in VKC 154. Our seminar will feature two USC undergraduate students who will be presenting on their personal academic passions.

Anna Silk, a Public Policy and Economics specialist, will present “Designing Cities of the Future: Can Focusing on Today’s Problems Limit Tomorrow’s Options?

Daniel Clancy, a Finance scholar, will discuss “The Fallacy of Conventional Wisdom: Looking at Markets and Life as a Contrarian Thinker

Please join us in VKC 154 on Wednesday, September 24th from 4-5pm for rich discussion and free pizza. Thank you.

Sincerely,
The CET Undergraduate Fellows