Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Program

Info Session for New Ph.D. in Population, Health and Place

Learn about this interdisciplinary Ph.D. program jointly offered by the Keck School of Medicine USC Department of Preventative Medicine, USC Dornsife Department of Sociology and the USC Dornsife Spatial Sciences Institute and its career opportunities in the academic, public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Applications now being accepted for the Fall 2017. An info session will be held on Friday, September 30th from 3:00 – 4:00 PM in the Allan Hancock Foundation (AHF) building, room B57J. It will also be livestreamed at


Department of History Open House Event

Thinking about becoming a History major or minor?  What about a Law, History, & Culture major?  A minor in Resistance to Genocide or the History and Culture of Business?

Join fellow students and faculty to chat about history and enjoy light refreshments throughout the day at the Department of History Open House.

 Tuesday, March 22nd from 11:00am-4:00pm in SOS 250

 Course descriptions for Fall 2016 History Courses will be available.

JEP Community Service Awards

Each year the JEP Community Service Awards are given to students that have devoted a significant amount of their time to community service projects and programs that help the University community and the surrounding neighborhoods.

These awards highlight USC’s devotion to community service and display the shared commitment to volunteerism held among members of the Trojan family.


Extraordinary Community Service Award – $1000 (graduating seniors only)

Grace Ford Salvatori Community Service Scholarship – $5000 (sophomores and juniors with Dornsife majors or minors only)

Desiree Benson Work-Study Grant – $2000 (sophomores and juniors with federal work-study only)

 For links to the on-line applications go to: . The award presentation dinner event is on April 20, 2016 and is sponsored by Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Interested in a Career in Human Intelligence, Security or Disaster Management?

“Career Opportunities in Geospatial Intelligence”

Thursday, February 25, 2016, 3:00 – 4:30 pm

Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Ballroom C/D

Meet with senior executives from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) to learn about summer internships, post-baccalaureate job opportunities, and resources available to students interested in career paths in geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). Hear their panel presentation and then talk with them in roundtable discussions.

Moderator: COL [R] Steven D. Fleming, Professor of the Practice, USC Spatial Sciences Institute


 Dr. Lenora P. Gant, NGA Senior Executive for Academic Outreach and STEM

Derek J. Davis, NGA Senior Program Manager

Kip Wolf, NGA Senior Program Manager

Benjamin Foster, NGA Xperience

Eric L. Richardson, NGA Representative, Center for Information Dominance Unit San Diego

 Kari J. Craun, Director, National Geospatial Technical Operations Center, U.S. Geological Survey

 Dr. Darryl G. Murdock, Vice President of Professional Development, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation

These leaders in geospatial intelligence education and support are visiting USC, which is designated by the NGA and USGS as a Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Geospatial Sciences through the USC Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI). The CAE Geospatial Sciences program cultivates partnerships with strategic universities to develop the GEOINT workforce of the future.

To RSVP and for more information, contact Susan Kamei, SSI Associate Director, at (213) 740-1375, or email []

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is a unique combination of intelligence and combat support agencies. As a world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable geospatial intelligence, it enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense to fulfill the President’s national security priorities to protect the nation.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a science organization that provides impartial information on the health of our ecosystems and environment, the natural hazards that threaten us, the natural resources we rely on, the impacts of climate and land-use change, and the core science systems that help us provide timely, relevant, and useable information. By integrating diverse scientific expertise, the USGS is able to understand complex natural science phenomena and provide scientific products that lead to solutions.

The United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF) is the only organization dedicated to promoting the geospatial intelligence tradecraft and building a stronger community of interest across industry, academia, government, professional organizations and individual stakeholders. The USC Spatial Sciences Institute is a member of the USGIF, which has accredited the USC Graduate Certificate of Geospatial Intelligence.

Through its innovative interdisciplinary academic programs and research approaches, USC Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) uses spatial and location data approaches to solve global challenges, linking new knowledge, tools, and analyses that break through barriers and produce outcomes that improve the environment, health, and well-being.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Fisher Fellowship Program – APPLY NOW!

Attention first-generation freshmen! If you’re interested in taking part in the many incredible extracurricular programs that Dornsife offers, but don’t have the resources to do so, the Fisher Fellowship Program is for you.

The Fisher Fellowship is the first program at USC Dornsife that enables first-generation students with financial needs to fully participate in the enrichment opportunities that are at the heart of the college. Students selected for this program will receive between $6,000 and $10,000, which may be used over a three-year period to participate in programs that involve international travel or field research, such as study abroad or Problems Without Passports. Additionally, Fisher Fellows will choose a service project each year that gives back to a selected community, which may include partnerships with local and global nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity, Oxfam, or the Sierra Club.

To be eligible, students must:

·         Have a 3.0 cumulative USC GPA or better

·         Be a first-generation student: applicant is the first person in their family to attend college

·         Have demonstrated financial need

·         Be a freshman at the time of application

·         Have declared a major in the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE THIS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH. If you’re interested in the program but unable to submit an application at that time, please email Danika Newlee at to inquire about the possibility of an extension.

All application materials and instructions are available on our website:

We look forward to hearing from you!