Position Opening: Graduate Assistant for the Trojan Health Volunteer Program

Position Opening: Graduate Assistant for the Trojan Health Volunteer Program At the Joint Educational Project

The Joint Educational Project (JEP) as one of the nation’s largest and most recognized service-learning programs, promotes and fosters civic responsibility in college students as they make connections between their courses of study and service experiences in the community.  The Trojan Health Volunteers (THV) program, administered by JEP, gives pre-health students the opportunity to obtain valuable volunteering experience in Los Angeles area hospital and clinical settings. Students gain hands-on experience while observing the various aspects of health care. Since 1985, THV has met important goals including: preparing hundreds of USC students to make informed decisions about health science education and professions while providing community clinics and hospitals with much needed assistance.

Currently, JEP, in collaboration with Dornsife Office of Science and Health at the University of Southern California is looking to hire a graduate student with and interest in health, science, and education to develop a partnership with the local private, not-for-profit clinic association and their clinics that work with the low income, under-represented and most vulnerable residents in the community.

The Graduate Student Assistant will assist also:

  1. Help to create a training program to prepare students for volunteer placement in distinct community clinics in the L.A. area.
  2. Help develop, through the collaboration of THV and the Community Clinic Association, a THV Community Health Summer Internship placing students in neighborhood clinics focusing on primary/community health care;
  3. Prepare a training guide for community clinic staff that prepares them to host/work with undergraduate volunteers;
  4. Provide additional resources for the program to expand and enhance the experiences of pre-med students.

The THV Graduate Assistant position is 20 hours per week for the spring 2015 and fall 2015 semesters.

It is open to students enrolled in a USC Masters program only.
Deadline for applications: Monday, December 1, 2014 by 5:00 pm.

USC Madrid Information Session

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

Join us this week for our last information session of the semester and learn more about the wonderful USC Madrid Program.  USC Madrid Alumni will be joining us to share their experiences on the program and lunch will be served.  Please see information below:

USC Madrid Information Session

Wednesday, November 19, 12:00-1:00 in VKC 101

Also remember to like us on Facebook to receive updates on events, program developments and scholarship/career opportunities: https://www.facebook.com/USCOverseasStudies

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 (irish@usc.edu)

For more information, please visit http://dornsife.usc.edu/problems-without-passports/

UNBOUND: KSIP & AIGA USC’s Pop-up Books & Crafts Fair

The holiday season is just around the corner! What better way to begin your holiday shopping than by supporting the independent artists and writers in the area?

Kaya Students for Independent Publishing and AIGA USC are joining forces to put on UNBOUND, KSIP’s first annual pop-up books & crafts fair. With possibilities abound and imagination unbound, the vendors at the pop-up fair will give you plenty to experience, enjoy, and take home.

UNBOUND will be at the Parkside Performance Cafe this Wednesday evening (11/19) at 4. We hope to see you there!

CET Undergraduate Fellows Present: Student-Led Seminars

The Undergraduate Fellows of the Center for Excellence in Teaching cordially invite you to attend our last Student-Led Seminar of the Fall 2014 semester on Tuesday, November 18th from 4-5pm in THH 118. Our seminar will feature two USC undergraduate students who will be presenting on their personal academic passions.

Hayden Smith will be presenting “Illuminating Dark Networks: Open Source Intelligence Gathering and Disruption of Terrorist Cells”
Luke Phillips will be presenting “A Hamiltonian Reading of American History and Politics”

As always there will be free pizza! Please join CET and our featured speakers in exploring both of these intriguing areas of scholarship. We hope to see you there!

USC Summer Archaeological Excavation at Ostia Antica, the Port of Ancient Rome (June 8 to July 19, 2015)

AHIS 325 (4 Units):
“Roman Archaeological 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:


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

SOCI 499: The Evolution of Musical Hierarchies in American Society

Music is classified across Western societies as “classical” (or “highbrow”) and “popular.” The notion of cultural hierarchy implicit in these labels is so pervasive that musical genres can appear to belong inherently to one category or the other. Opera, the symphony, and chamber music are today typically thought of as “classical,” whereas the Broadway musical, jazz, country, and rock are “popular.” But what may seem to be immutable categorizations have in fact varied across time in response to each era’s particular social, aesthetic, and ideological concerns. This course examines continuity and change in American society’s conception of cultural hierarchy in music. It engages enduring questions about music’s social origins and functions and scrutinizes the evolving relationships between cultural stratification and social class.