Information Session: USC Rossier School of Education

Are you interested in going to Grad School for fields in Education? Want to know the key areas that you need to know to apply? Would you like to have the opportunity to speak to USC Rossier Program Representatives?

WHEN: Wednesday, February 25th, 2015 @ 12:00 PM
WHERE: WPH 403

Lunch will be provided!

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 4 (6-7pm) 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)

PAC 12 Fitness Challenge

Health & Fitness Week featuring the Pac-12 Fitness Challenge
Feb 23rd – 27th
http://recandfitness.usc.edu/events/

During this week, there are several free events and fitness classes for all students. This is a joint collaboration between Recreational Sports, Engemann Health Center, and University Dining Hall.  Our goal during this week is to promote a healthy lifestyle and expose students to all the different fitness, health, and wellness opportunities that are available across campus.

The Pac-12 Fitness Challenge is open to all students and staff. See below for details:

Challenge Starts Monday, February 23

  • Sign-up: http://pac12challenge.org/signup  Log on from any internet enabled device, and select USC. Signing up is easy, all you need is an email address.
  • Challenge Details: Log any health/wellness or fitness minutes (up to 120/day).
    • What does this mean? Yoga, meditation, mental health, lifestyle improvement workshops, healthy meals, and any type of exercise, even walking, biking, or boarding  to and from classes count
  • Who: All Trojans and affiliates
  • Challenge Length: Log minutes during the week of Feb 23 – 27, 2015, during any health, fitness/wellness activities.
  • Special Events: Monday is the Rivalry Challenge, so log minutes to BEAT the bruins! Fitness Challenge participants will be entered into a drawing to win prizes.

Maymester: AMST 499- Tourism in the City of Angeles: Past, Present, Future

Maymester 2015 flyer Pulido

Tourism in the City of Angels: Past, Present and Future
Dates:
May 19-June 10, 2015
Section: 10447R
Days/Times: TuWTh, 10:00am-1:00pm
Tuition: $6408 (part of Spring Load)

Click here to view syllabus.

For more information, please contact Professor Pulido at lpulido@usc.edu

Extended Deadline for the Rome Program

The Rome Program (May 21-July 10) is still accepting applications for this summer!
The application deadline for the up to eight-unit program is extended to March 13, 2015.

Applications available in the French and Italian Department 155 in Taper Hall.
Attached to this email you will find specifics about the program that offers Italian 120, 150, 220 224 and a Problem without Passport Course (Dornsife students and Italian Majors qualify to apply for a $3000 SURF grant).

For more information visit (and like) our Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/USCRomeSummerSession.

There’s Still Time . . . To Apply to Study Abroad Fall 2015

Greetings from Overseas Studies!

Fall 2015 study abroad applications due TODAY for most Dornsife programs. Be sure to drop off your application in THH 341 by 5pm.

And remember, there’s still time to apply to study abroad on our USC Madrid, USC Paris and University of Sussex programs. The deadline for these 3 programs is next Wednesday, 2/25. Stop by our office in THH 341 or email overseas@usc.edu for an application.

If you have any questions about any of our programs or the application process, please email: overseas@usc.edu or call 213.740.3636 for more information or to set up an advising appointment.

Want to stay up-to-date on study abroad-related events and information? Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/USCOverseasStudies

See you soon!
The Overseas Studies Team

ZYGO Series—MEDICINE IN THE MEDIA: Ethical Obligations to Viewers

MEDICINE IN THE MEDIA: Ethical Obligations to Viewers
ZYGO Student Lunchtime Series on Ethics in Medicine
February 20, 2015
| 12:30-2 PM | Doheny Memorial Library, Room 241
Lunch Provided | RSVP: http://bit.ly/1FYG8RG

Medically themed TV shows cover a wide range of genres; they include comedies such as Scrubs, dramas such as Grey’s Anatomy, and soap operas such as General Hospital—the longest-running American soap opera currently in production. Too often the scientific-relevance of treatments presented on such shows is difficult to grasp and inaccurate. Research presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s annual meeting in 2010 accordingly found that 46 percent of seizure cases depicted on medical dramas were subject to inappropriate treatments.

Along these lines, American news outlets are often criticized for presenting health-related news items in a sensationalist and distorted manner. Panelists for this event will consider the relationship between health issues and their representations in the media. Do TV producers and filmmakers have any ethical obligations to accurately present medical cases? How do current depictions of health on TV and in the news impact the way viewers seek out and view medical treatment?

Moderator: Varun Awasthi, ZYGO Student Director
Panelists:
Doe Mayer, Mary Pickford Professor of Film and Television, USC School of Cinematic Arts, and Professor, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
Armine Kourouyan, MPH, Project Manager, Hollywood, Health & Society, USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center
Lara Bradshaw, Ph.D. Student, Critical Studies, USC School of Cinematic Arts
William Reckner, Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Cosponsored by the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

USC LEVAN INSTITUTE FOR HUMANITIES AND ETHICS
The USC Levan Institute engages students with the timeless values at the core of our humanity, promotes moral reflection and understanding of self, facilitates multidisciplinary dialogue, and encourages students to make a positive impact across society and the globe.

University of Southern California
Contact: Dr. Lyn Boyd Judson, Director
usclevan@dornsife.usc.edu