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

Apply for the Fisher Fellows Program – Class of 2017!

The Fisher Fellowship is the first program at USC Dornsife that enables students with financial needs to fully participate in the enrichment opportunities that are at the heart of the college. Students selected for this program will receive between $6,000 and $10,000, which may be used over a three-year period to participate in programs that involve international travel, field research, and service to various communities.  In particular, the Fisher Undergraduate Fellows will be encouraged to participate in study abroad programs, Problems Without Passports and Maymester summer programs, and student-faculty research programs such as the Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) and Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) or the appropriate program of their choosing.  Additionally, Fisher Fellows will choose a service project each year that gives back to a selected community, which may include partnerships with Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, the Sierra Club or Heal the Bay. Fellows will also participate in a two-day retreat on Catalina Island, and will benefit year-round from leadership seminars, guest speakers, and mentoring by esteemed faculty and alumni.

Fisher Fellows will be recognized at graduation as scholars and campus leaders who are dedicated to improving the well-being of the communities they participate in and belong to, both at home and at USC.

To be eligible for this program, students must be freshmen with a 3.0 GPA or better, first-generation students, and have demonstrated financial need. The deadline to apply is 12 PM on Friday, February 13th – please print and submit the following application to ADM 304.

Research Opportunity for Undergraduates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Summer research opportunity on Catalina Island.  The USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is proud to announce a call for applications for the NSF-funded REU program in Coastal Ocean Processes.  This program will support highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research during an intensive 8-week program at the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, CA.  The program will provide students with hands-on research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies (including a 1-day research cruise), introductory lectures and special seminars in oceanography and marine science, academic and career advisement, group activities and field trips to explore different parts of the island and ecosystems.  Applications are due Feb. 16, 2015.

Maymester 2015 – Religion in Los Angeles

Enroll in REL 468 Sociology of Religion
Section Number : 60123

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1 – 5:10 pm
May 20 – June 16

Meeting in ABM, Suite 200
509 W. 29th St. Los Angeles
(Down the street from USC)

Los Angeles is a world-class laboratory for the study of religion. This Maymester course will enable a small group of students to have a hands-on experience studying religion under the mentorship of Professor Donald Miller, Director of USC’s Center for Religion and Civic culture.

Students will investigate the diversity of religious groups in three different neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The class will participate in field trips to study Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu congregations – as well as various new religious movements that focus on meditation.

Summer employment option after the course’s conclusion. Students will be invited to apply for summer employment at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, continuing research on religion in Southern California. Stipends for summer research will be $2500.

For more information, contact the School of Religion at (213) 740-0272 or wootton@usc.edu

Info Session for Maymester SWMS 499, Food Culture and Food Politics in the Land of Plenty

Information Session: Maymester 2015
SWMS 499, Food Culture and Food Politics in the Land of Plenty
January 22, 2015
1 – 2:30 pm, THH 420
Phone: 213-740-8286
RSVP: gender@usc.edu

Learn about Gender Studies Maymester SWMS 499, a course in which students will explore the dynamic relationships between food, politics, and gender in Los Angeles and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Professor Karen Tongson will review the budget, syllabus, and travel plans. Refreshments served.

Course Offering: AHIS 325 4 Units): “Roman Archaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

USC Summer Archaeological Excavation at Ostia Antica, the Port of Ancient Rome (June 8 to July 19, 2015)
AHIS 325 (4 Units): “Roman Arachaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

6 week program: 1 week of walking tours of Rome & Ostia, 5 weeks of excavating at Ostia

(Students housed in apartments in the center of Rome)

No prerequisites or previous archaeological experience necessary: All instruction in English

For a report on the excavation, see USC Daily Trojan Online: http://dailytrojan.com/2014/08/28/professor-leads-archaeology-expedition/

For those interested in participating, please email Dr. John Pollini, Professor of Classical Art, Archaeology, & History
Department of Art History, USC : pollini@usc.edu
Deadline for Housing Deposit: On or before Sun., March 1, 2015

Problems without Passports in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches…experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499, invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.

INFO SESSION to be held Tuesday, January 27, 3 – 4:30pm in Taper 120.

Refreshments served!