Southern California Academy of Sciences Meeting

The Southern California Academy of Sciences (SCAS) is holding their annual 2-day  conference here on the USC campus this Friday and Saturday, May 6-7. This year’s conference features a special session on the contributions of Wrigley Institute scientists: “50 years of research at the USC Wrigley Institute.”

Didn’t register? Not a problem– you can register at the door on Friday.

Meeting agenda:

Free Minds United, USC Office for Wellness and Health Promotion

Free Minds United is a mental health advocacy group that seeks to eliminate the stigma of mental illness on college campus by offering discussions, workshops, and other events to educate college students about mental illness. Free Minds United is partnering with USC’s Office for Wellness and Health Promotion to host a mental health workshop called “Introduction to Mental Health First Aid” designed to improve participants’ knowledge and understanding of the most common mental health problems among college students.

The workshop will be offered on Tuesday, April 12 from 9:30 – 11:00 am at the Engemann Student Health Center, ESH 101; it will be 90 minutes long, and refreshments will be provided! You can find more information on the Facebook page and RSVP here.

Thinking Beyond the Classroom: Tools for Uniting Activism and Learning

Many students are taught early on that extracurriculars and philanthropy exist on the fringes of academic pursuit. While incoming students may have high hopes for making positive change, these hopes are often forgotten when academic demands increase. Come to this unique workshop to learn ways to integrate these fields through conversations with a panel of graduate students and faculty who have been able to engage activism in their scholarship. We will also inform you of campus resources that can help turn your ideals into action.

Wednesday, April 6


VKC 158

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.

Interested in Ideas Related to Science, Business, and Health?

Come meet David Wiss, M.S., RDN, CPT

(also see attached flyer)

Learn about addiction, eating disorders, the role of nutrition in recovery, and developing your own business


Please RSVP to Dr. Erin Quinn to attend,

Dornsife Science and Health Program Roundtable with Alumni

Meet and talk with Dornsife Alumni who have merged their interests in people, world events, science, and health to create fulfilling, creative, and meaningful careers.

Friday March 11, 2016 12-1:30pm HNB 107

CET Undergraduate Fellow Spring Recruitment 2016

The Undergraduate Fellows of CET are recruiting new fellows for the 2016-2017 school year! Do you have ideas about campus academic enrichment that you want to put into action? Thoughts about how to improve the undergraduate learning environment? Then apply today!

A branch of the Center for Excellence in Teaching, based out of the Provost’s Office, the Undergraduate Fellows are uniquely poised to influence and improve the intellectual climate of USC. Last year we sponsored a number of successful events and in 2013-2014, were honored with a Tommy Award for Best Academic Organization of the Year.

We will be having an informal recruitment mixer next Wednesday, 3/9 at 7PM in DML 110C! If you’re interested in applying but maybe have some hesitations, concerns, or questions, this is the perfect opportunity to meet the current undergraduate fellows!

Visit to download the application, and submit the application via email to by 11:59 pm on Friday, March 25th.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to learning more about you!



Speak with Confidence: How to Improve Your Public Speaking Skills

Want to learn how to speak with confidence? Learn how to make yourself heard with help from a panel of public speaking experts on Wednesday, March 9th at 5:30 PM in VKC 158. Pizza will be provided!