Virtues and Vices Series: What is courage?

Virtues and Vices Series: What is courage?

Date: Monday, September 29, 2014
Location: THH 201
Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM 

Co-sponsored by the Thematic Option Honors Program, the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, and the Levan Institute Fellows

Join us for a wide-ranging discussion that tries to get at the virtue of courage. Why might it be important for us to determine the limits of courage? When is an act courageous; when might the same act instead be cowardly or reckless? Can someone act with courage without understanding what courage is? What is the relationship between the virtue of courage and other virtues like wisdom, justice, and reverence? How might we best be courageous in our daily lives? All who are interested in participating are welcome. The discussion will be guided by students from Thematic Option and Levan Institute Fellows and will be moderated by James Collins, Assistant Professor of Classics.

The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine – A Lecture by Danielle Ofri

The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine – A Lecture by Danielle Ofri

Vision & Voices – The Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics Series

Date: Monday, September 22, 2014
Location: Mayer Auditorium, USC Health Sciences Campus
Time: 11:30-12:30 PM
RSVP: 
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As part of the Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics Series, which engages core health issues in society today, we will present an afternoon with essayist and physician Danielle Ofri. Renowned for her use of dramatic stories, Ofri will explore how emotions permeate clinical decisions and provoke physicians, despite their commitment to the scientific method, to act in ways that are not nearly as rational and evidence-based as they may think.

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, an associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, has her clinical home at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. She writes about medicine and the patient-physician relationship for the New York Times and is the founder and editor in chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, the first literary journal to arise from a medical setting. Ofri is the recipient of the John P. McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication.”

Organized by Pamela Schaff (Pediatrics and Family Medicine), Lyn Boyd-Judson (Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics), and Alexander Capron (Law and Medicine).

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics, Keck School of Medicine’s Program in Medical Humanities, Arts, and Ethics, and the USC Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics.

Exciting Tutoring Opportunity with the USC Caruso Catholic Center

The USC Caruso Catholic Center is looking for volunteers to help tutor for our new Inner City Tutoring Program. Tutoring hours and subjects are flexible! We will be holding an information session this September 13th at 10:00 am in Newman Hall at the Caruso Catholic Center and will also be providing a free VIRTUS training. Lunch will be served. Please contact Sasha at sasha@catholictrojan.org with any questions. We look forward to seeing you!

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Coaching Corps Info Session

Coaching Corps helps provide youth in low-income communities with the opportunity to play organized sports, which is made possible y volunteer college student coaches. Our USC chapter has placed USC students with the Boys and Girls Club, Kids In Sports, Brotherhood Crusade, and several other organizations in the local area to coach soccer, basketball, volleyball, and many other sports.

Come to our Info Session/New Season Kick-Off: Sept. 9 Tuesday 7pm-8pm THH 110

Learn more about Coaching Corps and meet returning coaches and hear about their coaching experiences. There will be food!

You can sign up to coach at http://info.coachingcorps.org/Coach-App-Website.html

Hope to meet you guys there!
– USC Coaching Corps Team
@usccoachingcorps@gmail.com

 

Fall 2014 Career Fair – Sept. 18th

Thursday, Sept 18th
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Trousdale Parkway

  • Open to all students
  • Come dressed for success & bring copies of your resume

Get a jump on the competition and attend our Preparing for the Career Fair Workshop
Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, STU B3

http://careers.usc.edu/students/career-fair

CAREER FAIR RSVP CONTEST
The 2,000th person to RSVP for the Fall 2014 Career Fair wins a one-on-one informational interview with a recruiter from Amazon and/or a recruiter from General Mills. To RSVP, log into your ConnectSC account –> Click on “Events” –> Click on “Career Fairs” –> Click on “Career Fair – 2014 Fall”.

Muslims in Public Service – Friday Sept. 5 (Organized by Prof. Sherman Jackson)

A full-day conference featuring Muslims in various aspects and levels of government discussing their experiences, challenges, advice and vision for the future. Keynote address to be delivered by Congressman Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).

Since 9/11, the place of Islam and Muslims in American society has become a major national preoccupation. From no-fly lists to secret surveillance of mosques to legislative campaigns against shari’a law, Muslims have frequently come under suspicion regarding their socio-political roles and aspirations in the United States. Some have even questioned whether Muslims are entitled to constitutional protections that are recognized as the birthright of all other Americans, arguing that “Islam is different.”

Yet lost in all of this controversy is the fact that Muslims continue to function as public servants at virtually every level of American government, from elected officials to advisors and political appointees, from congresspersons to judges to Homeland Security personnel. “American Muslims in Public Service,” a one-day conference that will be held on 5 September 2014 at the University of Southern California’s Tudor Conference Center, will bring together a broad cross-section of American Muslims in public service to share their experiences, perspectives, fears, hopes, advice and prognostications. The conference will be inter-active, inviting questions and perspectives from the audience, along with responses from the participants. It will be capped by a special keynote address that evening by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota).

Click here to RSVP

PROGRAM
DATE: Friday, September 5, 2014
TIME: 8:00 AM – 7:30 PM
LOCATION: Panels – USC Tudor Campus Center; Keynote – USC Bovard Auditorium

Continental breakfast provided
Reception to follow keynote

MORNING
PANEL 1: Advisors, Aides, and Hopefuls

  • Suhail A. Khan, Conservative Activist and former Bush Appointee
  • Rahmat Khan, Candidate, Torrance (CA) City Council
  • Ilhaam Jaffer, White House Advance Associate
  • Asim Ghafoor, Former Legislative Assistant
PANEL 2: Law Enforcement and the Courts
  • Sylvester Johnson, Police Commissioner, Philadelphia
  • Mona Youssef, Jurist, Third Judicial Circuit of Michigan-Juvenile Division
  • Hassan A. El-Amin, Associate Judge for the Seventh Judicial Circuit of Maryland
AFTERNOON 
PANEL 3: Muslims in Public Service in Los Angeles and California:
  • Halim Dhanidina, Judge, Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Farrah N. Khan, Community Services Commissioner, City of Irvine
  • Belal Dalati, Commissioner, City of Anaheim
  • Haroon Azar, Department of Homeland Security Regional Director for Strategic Engagement

PANEL 4: Federal, State and International

  • Saud Anwar, Mayor of South Windsor, Connecticut
  • Larry Shaw, Senator, North Carolina
  • Shaarik Zafar, Special Representative to Muslim Communities, U.S. Department of State
KEYNOTE: Congressman Keith Ellison
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Congressman Keith Ellison represents Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Fifth District includes the City of Minneapolis and surrounding suburbs and is one of the most vibrant and ethnically diverse districts in Minnesota. Rep. Ellison’s guiding philosophy is based on “generosity and inclusion,” and his priorities in Congress are building prosperity for working families, promoting peace, pursuing environmental sustainability and advancing civil and human rights. As a member of the House Financial Services Committee, the congressman helps oversee the nation’s financial services and housing industries, as well as Wall Street. In response to the foreclosure crisis that began in 2008, Rep. Ellison wrote the Protecting Tenants in Foreclosure Act, which requires banks and other new owners to provide at least 90 days’ notice of eviction to renters occupying foreclosed homes.

For the 113th Congress, Rep. Ellison was elected co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which promotes the progressive promise of fairness for all. He is also a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, founded the Congressional Consumer Justice Caucus and belongs to more than a dozen other caucuses that focus on issues ranging from social inclusion to environmental protection. Before being elected to Congress, Rep. Ellison was a noted community activist and ran a thriving civil rights, employment and criminal defense law practice in Minneapolis. Born and raised in Detroit, he has lived in Minnesota since earning his law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1990. He is the proud father of four children.

Co-Sponsored by:
  • USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture
  • USC Office of Religious Life
  • USC School of Religion
  • USC Center for Law, History and Culture
  • USC Department of American Studies and Ethnicity
  • USC Muslim Student Union

American Muslims in Public Service

Explore@4 Fall 2014 Career Panels

Explore@4 is a series of interactive panel discussions designed to help students explore popular career paths with industry professionals in an informational setting. All Explore@4 panels will take place from 4:00 – 5:30 PM

Wed 9/3 – Corporate Finance
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Franklin Suites (TCC 350/351/352)
Co-sponsored by Applied Statistics Club
Representatives from:
Sycamore Valuation
GE Capital
Union Bank
Westlake Financial Services

Thu 9/4 – Rotational & Leadership Development Programs
4:00 – 5:3o PM
Franklin Suites (TCC 350/351/352)
Co-sponsored by Beta Alpha Psi
Representatives from:
AT&T
Comerica
Enterprise
Macy’s
Mattel
Mondelez

Tue 9/9 – Government
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Trojan Presentation Room (STU 110)
Co-sponsored by Young Government Leaders
Representatives from:
County of Los Angeles
HUD
NRG eVgo
Homeland Security
Veteran Affairs

Wed 9/10 – Investment Banking
4:00 – 5:30 PM
The Forum (TCC 450)
Co-sponsored by Trojan Investing Society
Representatives from:Financial Technology Partners
Marubeni Auto Investment Holding
Pacific Crest Securities
Wells Fargo Securities

Tues 9/16 – Economics
4:00 – 5:30 PM
The Forum (TCC 450)
Co-sponsored by Omicron Delta Epsilon
Representatives from:
California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development
Analysis Group, Inc.
Goldman Sachs
US Department of the Treasury

Tues 9/23 – Film & TV Production
4:00 – 5:30 PM
The Ray Stark Family Theatre (School of Cinematic Arts – SCA 108)
Co-sponsored by The African American Cinema Society, Trojan Entertainment Connection, and USC SCA Industry Relations
Representatives from:
Disney ABC Television GroupFullScreen, Inc. & YouTube Producer (Barbershop, For Colored Girls, Peeples)
Writer (The Lottery Ticket)

Wed 10/1 – Consulting
4:00 – 5:30 PM
The Forum (TCC 450)
Co-sponsored by the USC LACI (Los Angeles Community Impact)
Representatives from:
Booz Allen Hamilton
FTI Consulting
Mercer