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 (https://dornsife.usc.edu/dornsife-dc/) for FAQs and further information on the application process, or send an email to dornsifedc@usc.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

Current and Future NGOs and Social Change Lunch —

September 15th


HSH 201

We would like to invite all current NGO students, and those thinking about becoming a major in the future, to lunch! Join us next Tuesday, September 15th from 1:00-2:30pm in HSH 201. Please let us know you are coming! RSVP here by Monday, September 14th.



Meet your fellow peers and hear a student panel of upperclassmen answer your questions on topics ranging from study secrets and balancing social and school life, to hot spots on campus and lessons they learned the hard way.

Wednesday, September 16th
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Taper Hall (THH) 420

RSVP: https://qtrial2015az1.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_dmuvKYNiMxyYhZH

ANONYMOUSLY submit QUESTIONS for the student panel:  https://qtrial2015az1.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_aWUNJ64L6qBLgmF

Brought to you by Dornsife Edge and the USC Dornsife Office of Academic Advising


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Exploring Graduate School Workshop!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

12:30 – 1:30 pm

HNB 100 (Lunch Provided)

Are you thinking about going to graduate school after USC? Check out this great event hosted by the USC Pre-Graduate School Advising Team!

Pre-Graduate Workshop Flyer

The Presence of Absence: Photographing Loss and Violence

September 16      

12 noon   

Ground Zero Coffeehouse

One of the ignored but crucial consequences of genocide: What to remember when everything is gone? When there are no photos or mementos, how does a child or grandchild remember?

One grandchild of survivors has a unique way to connect to his family’s past – through photography. And the story of his family is a window into Armenian life in late 19th and early 20th century Anatolia. On Sep. 16, Armen Marsoobian, author of FRAGMENTS OF A LOST HOMELAND – REMEMBERING ARMENIA, will be In Conversation with USC’s Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni on the topic of photography as a medium for shaping public memory and collective consciousness.The event is co-sponsored by the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Studies. The discussion will be live streamed at http://tinyurl.com/Armen-Marsoobian

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GE Seminar 120g Conquest and Revolution in 20th Century Mexican Literary and Visual Texts

Spots available in a GE Seminar in the Fall semester of 2015. Topic: Conquest and revolution in 20th century Mexican film, paintings, murals, literature, etc.

Pre- Health Students!

Come join HSEP for our first general body meeting this Thursday (Sept. 3) at 8 PM in VKC 151. There will be FREE PIZZA. If you are interested in teaching health related topics to local schools and sharing a passion of health sciences with others, then HSEP is the place for you! We host events and workshops within the local community as well as on the USC campus. So if you are looking to meet great people as passionate about health science as you are, then come to our first meeting: it will be fun! We hope to see you there!