Summer 2015 Course: MDES 122 Arabic I

Why study Arabic?
– Learn the language of over 300 million people- Become acquainted with a rich and diverse cultural heritage
– Gain a competitive edge in the job market

Register for Summer 2015
“My first semester at USC, I decided to enroll in Arabic more or less on a whim. It was a decision that proved to be a life-changing one. I quickly fell in love with the language, culture, and politics of the Middle East. Arabic became my passion, and I threw myself into the study of this fascinating region, ultimately adding a Middle East Studies major.”
– Nora Snyder, International Relations and Middle East Studies, Class of 2014

Enroll in MDES 122: Arabic I
Summer 2015
Instructor:
Sozan Wall
Times: 10:00 – 12:50 pm, MTuWThF
Classroom: THH 115
Units: 4

Contact Instructor Sozan Wali – sozanwal@usc.edu

Middle East Studies Program
University of Southern California
3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 449
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0151

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Lunch & Learn: Food Access Solutions with eroots on 4.9

Another exciting Lunch & Learn heading your way! 

The USC Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab‘s monthly Lunch & Learn speaker series is continuing its Spring Lunch & Learn series on April 9th! Come join us for our next installation in our power-packed line up of exciting movers and shakers in the field of Social Enterprise!

This month’s discussion is a focus on innovative food access solutions featuring Alex Dorsey, General Manager of eroots.

eroots, a social enterprise, was created by Women Organizing Resources Knowledge and Services (WORKS), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in California. WORKS is a diverse women-led organization that provides housing and food access solutions to individuals and families of modest means. Partnering with sustainable and organic farmers such as Alba Organics, Glen Ivy Farms and Health & LeJeune Organic Distributor, to name a few, eroots provides the affordable access to people who want to join the movement of choosing organics and eating healthier. Not only does eroots provide lower prices on produce, they also conveniently pack them in community-supported agriculture boxes (CSA boxes) in order to distribute a variety of produce to consumers in a convenient way. The eroots program is designed to be self-sustaining, scalable and replicable in most communities with subscriptions managed online. Beyond these practicalities is a higher goal: to pursue mission-driven partnerships with people and organizations who share our commitment to make a difference.

As the general manager of eroots, Alex Dorsey has led the passionate start-up social enterprise team that created a micro-food hub and innovative web-based CSA to supply organic produce to communities in greater Los Angeles. She has managed team and infrastructure development to attract loyal subscribers and move nearly 500 tons of organic produce, support local farms, and provide more than $80,000 in fundraising rebates to partnering elementary schools.

The event will be held on Thursday, April 9th from 12:30-1:50pm in TCC 227. RSVP requested.

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Facebook Event Here
Complementary lunch provided.

Big thanks to our co-sponsoring groups USC Helenes and GirlsUP!

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Science TA position Open for JEP

JEP is searching for undergraduate students pursuing degrees in the sciences with at least one year to commit to the Young Scientists Program (YSP). The YSP Teaching Assistants will be placed at five elementary schools in our immediate USC community to teach hands-on science lessons that will support teachers and students in science education.

To apply, contact Tina Koneazny:
koneazny@usc.edu

Deadline to apply: Friday, April 17th, 2015

 

Dornsife/JEP Community Service Awards – Deadlines Extended

The deadlines for the completing the applications for the Dornsife/JEP Community Service awards has been extended. Please fill out the attached application form and hand it over to Brenda Pesante at the JEP House before  MARCH 27, 2015 BY 5:00 PM. Please make use of this wonderful opportunity!

USC Joint Educational Project
http://dornsife.usc.edu/joint-educational-project/

ElevatED Stem Pre-Teaching Society

ElevatED

> 69% of high school graduates are not ready for college-level science and 54% for math

> The U.S. is ranked 23rd in science and 31st in math on international exams

> Females and minorities are under-represented in STEM fields

To turn this situation around, the U.S. needs to ensure that we have a high-impact teacher in every classroom. That is why we are forming a national STEM Pre-Teaching Society and seeking USC students who want to found their campus’ chapter.

To learn more about founding the pre-teaching society, RSVP for our info session on March 25 (6-7pm GFS112) and/or read this overview document which covers:

* Why a STEM pre-teaching society

* The mission and purpose of the group

* The resources & support provided to chapter founders

If you have any questions or would like to request more information, you can use this form or email founding president Manny Soriano directly (mssorian@usc.edu)

As a founder of the ElevatED Pre-Teaching Society at USC, you will not only leave a legacy on campus, but also encourage the next generation of math/science teachers. We will organize seminars and internships in teaching. We plan to host a STEM enrichment after-school program for middle schoolers over spring break and we will organize a STEM enrichment day at Columbia during spring semester.

Just like a pre-law or pre-med society serves as a community of students interested in those professions and supports them to explore the profession, ElevatED enables students to explore the teaching profession to determine how they can be involved in improving STEM education and ending educational inequity.

Students at Stanford, NYU, and Columbia are forming like-minded student groups, and ElevatED is spreading to the top 100 universities.

Questions?

Email Manny Soriano (mssorian@usc.edu)

Study Abroad in Dresden, Germany Information Session 3/25

Join us this Wednesday, March 25th from 4:00-5:00 in THH 309J for an information session on our study abroad program in Dresden, Germany. A representative from the program will be there to answer any questions you might have and provide helpful advice.

See you soon!
The Overseas Studies Team

CET Undergraduate Fellow Deadline: March 27th

The Undergraduate Fellows of CET are recruiting new fellows for the 2015-2016 school year! Do you have ideas about campus academic enrichment that you want to put into action? Thoughts about how to improve the undergraduate learning environment? Then apply today!

As a branch of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, the Undergraduate Fellows are uniquely poised to influence and improve the intellectual climate of USC. This year we sponsored a number of successful events, including Beyond Google: Navigating Online Research, Student-Led Seminars, Now You Know: How to Get Research, Summertime Scholarship: A Guide to Summer Opportunities through USC, Developing You, the Student, and a workshop on study skills. We were also honored with a Tommy Award for Best Academic Organization of the Year. Our efforts, collaborations, and interactions with faculty have made a positive impact on the USC campus and continue to do so.

In addition to being provided with mentorship, support and resources to help put your ideas into action, new UFs will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with university faculty and staff, the first of which will be an exclusive welcome mixer to honor our newly accepted fellows.

To apply, please download the application at http://cet.usc.edu/undergraduates and submit via email to cet.ufs@gmail.com by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 27th. If you are selected for an interview, expect an email notification by Tuesday, March 31st. We look forward to learning more about you!