Research Opportunity for Undergraduates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) – Summer research opportunity on Catalina Island.  The USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies is proud to announce a call for applications for the NSF-funded REU program in Coastal Ocean Processes.  This program will support highly motivated and talented undergraduate students to conduct independent but guided research during an intensive 8-week program at the Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island, CA.  The program will provide students with hands-on research experience, training in laboratory and field methodologies (including a 1-day research cruise), introductory lectures and special seminars in oceanography and marine science, academic and career advisement, group activities and field trips to explore different parts of the island and ecosystems.  Applications are due Feb. 16, 2015.

USC Religion’s lunchtime intellectual community event!

FEED YOUR MIND! FEED YOUR BODY!

Casual. Food. Conversation. Controversy. Come.

PIZZA and refreshments. LOTS of pizza.

USC Religion’s lunchtime intellectual community event!!
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
***12:20 – 12:55 pm***

USC Ahmanson Center room ACB 238 (west tower, 2nd floor)
USC Professor Bruce Zuckerman

Who Messed up the Bible and How Can We Fix It?

All students, staff, faculty are welcome.

Maymester 2015 – Religion in Los Angeles

Enroll in REL 468 Sociology of Religion
Section Number : 60123

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 1 – 5:10 pm
May 20 – June 16

Meeting in ABM, Suite 200
509 W. 29th St. Los Angeles
(Down the street from USC)

Los Angeles is a world-class laboratory for the study of religion. This Maymester course will enable a small group of students to have a hands-on experience studying religion under the mentorship of Professor Donald Miller, Director of USC’s Center for Religion and Civic culture.

Students will investigate the diversity of religious groups in three different neighborhoods in Los Angeles. The class will participate in field trips to study Jewish, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Hindu congregations – as well as various new religious movements that focus on meditation.

Summer employment option after the course’s conclusion. Students will be invited to apply for summer employment at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, continuing research on religion in Southern California. Stipends for summer research will be $2500.

For more information, contact the School of Religion at (213) 740-0272 or wootton@usc.edu

Info Session for Maymester SWMS 499, Food Culture and Food Politics in the Land of Plenty

Information Session: Maymester 2015
SWMS 499, Food Culture and Food Politics in the Land of Plenty
January 22, 2015
1 – 2:30 pm, THH 420
Phone: 213-740-8286
RSVP: gender@usc.edu

Learn about Gender Studies Maymester SWMS 499, a course in which students will explore the dynamic relationships between food, politics, and gender in Los Angeles and the U.S. Pacific Northwest. Professor Karen Tongson will review the budget, syllabus, and travel plans. Refreshments served.

Course Offering: AHIS 325 4 Units): “Roman Archaeological Excavation: Methods & Practice”

USC Summer Archaeological Excavation at Ostia Antica, the Port of Ancient Rome (June 8 to July 19, 2015)
AHIS 325 (4 Units): “Roman Arachaeological 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: http://dailytrojan.com/2014/08/28/professor-leads-archaeology-expedition/

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

Cancer Research Internship

Cancer Research Internship
Keck School of Medicine of USC
GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics

The GWAS of Colorectal Cancer in Hispanics is a NIH-funded, population-based, case-control genome-wide association study (GWAS) that will investigate the genetic risk factors for colorectal cancer in Hispanics. We plan to recruit 2,500 Hispanic men and women diagnosed with colorectal cancer using population-based cancer registries in California. We are seeking students as interns to assist in patient recruitment and interviews. We are looking for motivated students interested in becoming involved and making an impact in our cancer research study to begin this semester. Potential applicants will play an important role by directly interacting with colorectal cancer patient participants and contributing to the first study of its kind in the Hispanic population.

Duties will involve:

  • Attending and participating in training sessions and meetings
  • Initiating contact with potential study participants
  • Scheduling participants for interviews
  • Conducting thorough and detailed study interviews in English and Spanish (by telephone)
  • Entering data clearly and completely into a tracking database
  • Maintaining study documents
  • Other duties as needed
  • Commitment of at least 10 hrs/week

Qualifications:
Current full or part-time USC student; have general computer knowledge; be flexible, organized, reliable and dependable; detail-oriented; excellent personal and telephone communication skills; fluency in Spanish; paid position after training period

Students should be willing to commit to at least 10 hours per week. The position will be based in the Norris Topping Tower on the Health Sciences Campus. Interns will have flexibility in scheduling and work hours will be available during weekdays and weekends in the morning, afternoon and evening. Special consideration will be given to students during university holidays, breaks and final exam periods.

To be considered for this position, please contact Ugonna Ilhenacho at ugonna.ihenacho@med.usc.edu with your cover letter, resume and available days/hours.

Department of English Work-Study Position

The USC Dornsife College Department of English is seeking an office assistant with federal work-study funding to assist in the main administrative office in Taper Hall of Humanities for 8 to 12 hours per week during the Spring 2015 semester!

Responsibilities will include but will not be limited to clerical work (filing, scanning, etc.), greeting and directing visitors, and helping at events.

Qualifications:
• Undergraduate student at USC
• Experience using Microsoft Office
• Ability to work independently
• Work-study eligibility

Interested applicants who have work-study should contact Tim Gotimer (gotimer@usc.edu) in the Department of English office in Taper Hall of Humanities room 404.