Need help with an upcoming interview, case competition, or class presentation?


Have an interview, case competition, or group presentation coming up in the next few weeks? Need an audience or friend to provide you with tips, pointers, and constructive feedback? Work with the student members of USC SpeechEmpowerment! Our student coaches will act as a target audience and also provide you/ your group with friendly, constructive feedback to sharpen your presentation.Our members are highly qualified national public speakers and debaters! We will listen to your presentation anytime between 6:30 and 7:50 P.M. on Monday, December 1st 2014 in VKC 203: Go to: reserve a 15-20 minute slot! Visit for more information!

Dijon Meeting: Nov 20th THH 120 3:30pm-5pm.

The Department of French and Italian at USC offers students the opportunity to improve their knowledge of French language, literature, and culture – while earning four university credits – during our four‐week summer program.

Dijon, two hours southeast of Paris by train and three hours from Geneva, is the capital of Burgundy, France’s most famous wine region and lies at one of Europe’s historic crossroads. The city boasts a famous university and is a renowned center of art, commerce and industry.

During the program, students will have time to enjoy the city’s considerable charms, as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of extra‐curricular activities. Weekend excursions are planned so that the students may discover some of France’s historical and artistic treasures.

4 weeks-4 units (May 31-June 26, 2015)

For more information, contact: Dr. Colin Keaveney or the French Language Program Director, Prof. Atiyeh Showrai, at

Rome Summer Program Informational meeting Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in THH 120 at 3pm.

The Department of French and Italian offers students the opportunity to study and live in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Rome. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. Students are encouraged to take both one intensive Italian language course and a four-unit Problems Without Passports* course that will explore Italy’s “Lost Generation” of youth from political, economic, and social dimensions, or either course. Excursions to nearby cities, visits to local museums and sites, and many cultural and social events are planned and included in the cost of tuition.

Students live with an Italian family.

The seven-week program is offered at the undergraduate level.

Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab: Lunch & Learn Speaker Event 11/20

The USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab’s monthly Lunch & Learn speaker series is wrapping up the fall semester with another great speaker! Come join us for the final installation in our power-packed fall lineup of exciting movers and shakers in the field of Social Enterprise! This month’s discussion is a focus on impact investing featuring Kate Courteau, Director of Non-Profits at Y Combinator. Get ready to hear about “Silicon Valley’s start-up machine” and the exciting gains they are making in incentivizing up-and-coming social entrepreneurs. Come join us on Thursday, November 20th from 12:30-1:50 pm at Tommy’s Place (located behind the Tutor Campus Center) for an event that you will not want to miss! Complementary lunch provided. RSVP at

Position Opening: Resident Assistants for the 2015-2016 Academic Year

RA Selection
Hello USC Students!

The Office for Residential Education is currently looking for Resident Assistants for the 2015-2016 academic year.  A Resident Assistant is a live-in part-time position for undergraduates or graduate students interested in serving as a guide and resource for the student populations living in our first-year and upper-division halls as well as our graduate and family apartments.

If you are interested in this wonderful opportunity to become a Resident Assistant please attend one of our information sessions to learn more about the position, the benefits, and the selection process:

INFORMATION SESSIONS:  Any interested candidate should attend an Info Session – you only have to attend ONE, but we have set up SEVEN for your convenience.  We will give all the attendees the RA Application link at these sessions. Info Sessions are held from 7:30pm – 8:30pm.

  • Monday, Nov. 24th – THH 301
  • Tuesday, Nov.25th – Parkside Performance Cafe
  • Monday, Dec. 1st  – Troy Conference Room
  • Tuesday, Dec. 2nd – THH 102
  • Wednesday, Dec. 3rd – THH 102
  • Thursday, Dec. 4th – King Hall (above Café 84)
  • Friday, Dec. 5th – SGM 124

FACEBOOKWe have a RA Selection Facebook page .  The Facebook group will be the easiest place for all potential candidates to get information about the RA position and the process.

  • Events: the SEVEN info sessions have been set up as events on this page; we encourage potential applicants to “JOIN” the one that they plan on attending.
  • We will post the link for the application site on this page.
  • We will update when the application is due and send out reminders.
  • We will give advice and tips for candidates as they go thru the application process: application, interviews, what to wear, etc.

In order to be considered an application must be completed by Noon on Monday, January 5th, 2015Applications received after this deadline will not be considered.

Should you have any questions, please email Good luck and we hope to see your application! ​


Problems without Passports (PwP) Meet and Greet

The USC Department of French and Italian invites you and your students to join us at our Problems without Passports (PwP) Meet and Greet!
Tuesday | November 18, 2014 | 3:00-4:00 PM | Taper Hall 120

Learn about the summer 2015 programs to….
Rome, Italy (Italian Youth the “Lost Generation?”)
Louisiana (Indigenous Language Revitalization)
Dakar, Senegal (Literary Culture)

Course Overview
Program Requirements
Program Benefits
Application Process

Please contact Patrick Irish with questions (

For more information, please visit


Human Rights In and After Conflict | March 21 – March 27, 2015 | Oxford, UK

The Levan Institute partners with the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law and Armed Conflict annually to offer a workshop at the University of Oxford. Areas of study include human rights in and after conflict, humanitarian action, conflict trends, human rights law, and peacemaking with a focus on recent armed conflicts. The module is a healthy mix of seminars, working groups, and student presentations.

From Marissa Roy, Dornsife Philosophy, Politics and Law ’14 and Annenberg MA Public Diplomacy ’14
“I gained a much clearer idea of what humanitarian work looks like in the field and what challenges humanitarian workers face. I hope that, as a law student with political aspirations, this perspective will help me craft policies that keep in mind the realities of the field.”

More Information and To Apply:
Deadline to Apply: Monday, December 1, 2014

Photos from the Levan-Oxford Spring 2014 Workshop:

Read about the Spring 2014 Levan-Oxford Workshop in USC Dornsife News “Humanitarian Spring”:​