Introducing Trojan Advocates for Political Progress (TAPP)

Want to advocate for change, engage the student body, and work on campaigns? Check out Trojan Advocates for Political Progress (TAPP), a new multi-partisan student activism group. Our focus is on policy and awareness rather than party politics as we strive to represent student interests at the political level. Join us as we host contact your representative events, organize trips to a rallies, write articles and more. If you want to see increased political engagement and awareness on campus we hope you’ll join our team! If interested, please fill out this interest form. Check us out at usctapp.org and our Facebook page!

 

Herds, Shots, Laws: A Law, History, and Culture Talk and Reception

On behalf of the Law, History and Culture major and its faculty steering committee, the USC Dornsife Department of History is pleased to invite you to:

Herds, Shots, Laws: An LHC Talk and Reception
Tuesday, April 28th
3:30 to 5:00 pm
Doheny Intellectual Commons
USC Campus

Please join us for a very special event designed for LHC majors, for all students thinking about an LHC major, or those who are simply interested in these issues of contemporary relevance and importance.

“Herds, Shots, and Laws” will be feature a presentation by Professor Alex Capron, USC University Professor, member of the faculty of the Gould School of Law and the Keck School of Medicine, and the Scott H. Bice Chair in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics

Professor Capron will speak about vaccines, public health, the law, and public policy. What are the salient issues in these often heated debates, what is understood and misunderstood, and how can, or should, the law inform public debates?

A reception will follow Professor Capron’s presentation, where LHC students and faculty will have the chance to mingle and discuss the major, its courses, and LHC classes scheduled for next year.

Please join us, and please feel free to bring guests who might like to hear our distinguished USC faculty colleague speak about these issues.

Dornsife Degrees Get Jobs! Learn From Successful Alumni

Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time: 4:00pm-5:00pm
Location: Trojan Presentation Room (TPR), Student Union B3 (basement)

Are you trying to figure out your career choices after college? Ever wonder what you can do with your undergraduate degree?

A student’s major does not dictate their career options or possibilities. The Dornsife Advising Office will be hosting a panel of Dornsife Alumni who graduated from the college with one major and are now successfully employed in a different field. The panel will consist of alumni from a range of majors including Spanish, Economics, Psychology, Political Science, and Art History who are now working in areas such as sales, research, business, law, and management. Learn about their experiences as undergraduates and how they were able to able to make the most of their time at USC.  Discover the importance of transferable skills and how they contribute to your success when searching for a job and internship.

Problems without Passports in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches…experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499, invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.

INFO SESSION to be held Tuesday, January 27, 3 – 4:30pm in Taper 120.

Refreshments served!


Internship Deadline Approaching

Enrollment Deadline: Wednesday, January 28, 2015
POSC 395: Spring 2015 Semester
Interns Wanted
http://dornsife.usc.edu/unruh/internships/

Thinking about doing an internship this Spring 2015 semester? USC’s Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics offers internship opportunities with elected officials, political consultants, non-profit organizations, state and local government agencies, environmental organizations, political parties, campaigns, interest groups, political media, and much more.

Internships provide exciting opportunities to participate in the political process, help students gain insight into the nature of political institutions, and learn about important public policy issues. Internships allow students to obtain practical experience in the field and build invaluable relationships with potential future employers, all while earning college credit.

For internship related inquiries, or to make an appointment with Jodi Epstein, please email unruhins@usc.edu, visit www.usc.edu/unruh, call (213) 740-8964, or visit VKC 263.

ZYGO Series—DOCTORS VS. PARENTS: Decision-making in Pediatrics

Friday, November 21, 2014, Doheny Memorial Library 241 | 12:30-1:30 PM | Lunch Provided
RSVP: http://bit.ly/1xqn0bu
More Information: http://dornsife.usc.edu/zygo-series

Making decisions for children in a medical context can be extremely stressful and complex. In some notable pediatric cases, parents have made decisions that go against the recommendations of doctors. Such cases have included denying treatment for cancer or refusing to allow their children to receive vaccinations. Furthermore, in the case that a child appears to be suffering from serious abuse or neglect, medical centers are now able to forcibly provide care by implementing Child Protective Services (CPS). However, this service has often been criticized for being used incorrectly and simply as a means for health care providers to avoid liabilities.

Panelists for this seminar will discuss how parents and doctors can best make decisions concerning the treatment children should receive. They will also consider how CPS can most appropriately be implemented in a medical setting, and if treatment should be forced if deemed medically necessary.

Moderator: Varun Awasthi, ZYGO Student Director

Panelists:
Janet Schneiderman
, Research Associate Professor, USC Social Work
Kenneth Geller, MD, Director of Dornsife Pre-Health Advisement, Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology, USC Keck
Ankit Shah, MD, JD, Assistant Professor, USC Keck, Lecturer in Law, USC Gould, Attending Physician, LAC+USC Medical Center
Rima Basu, Ph.D. Candidate, Philosophy, USC Dornsife

Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

SOCInema presents: The Central Park Five

SOCInema presents:
The Central Park Five
Join us for popcorn, pizza and a riveting documentary!

In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white women in New York City’s Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.

Thursday, October 30th
4:30-6:00pm
HSH 201
RSVP: centralparkfive.splashthat.com