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New ASPID Student Orientation Begins

April 23-27, 2018

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Cluster Algebra Seminar

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GRE Math Peer Tutoring

A USC Senior who received a perfect score on the Quantitative portion of the GRE exam will be teaching GRE Math concepts and strategies FREE for students! Feel free to come with specific math problems or concepts you are having trouble with as well. Drop by any time, as little or as often as you would like!

Sessions will be held:  *Starting Monday, 1/29/18 (Week 4) through 4/27/2018 (Last Week of Classes) 
Every Monday at 11am-12pm in VKC 104
Every Thursday at 4pm-5pm in WPH 104


*No sessions will be held on University Holidays or Spring Recess. Any other disruptions to this schedule will be posted here. 

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Women in Academic Leadership

Email RSVP Required: usccer@usc.edu

A panel of current and former women chairs at HSC will talk about their roles, preparation and paths toward academic leadership in the health sciences for women faculty.

Target Audience: All levels of faculty & postdoc

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From Iron Cage to Glass House: Rationalization, Receptivity and Intercalation in the Nonprofit Sector, 2000-2015

Nonprofit Seminar Series with Woody Powell

Lunch will be served.

RSVP to cppp@usc.edu

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In Conversation with Mark Potts

Alta: A New Magazine for California

Editing a print magazine in a digital era.


Monday, April 23, 2018

12:00-1:00pm

The Huntington Library, Munger Research Center, Seaver 1-2

 

Mark Potts is the managing editor of Journal of Alta California (Alta), the quarterly magazine founded by William R. Hearst III. Over the past 25 years, Mark has been an innovator in print and online media. He created one of the first electronic news prototypes in the early 1990s, and then co-founded The Washington Post Co.’s digital division. He was a member of the founding team of @Home Network, where he led the creation of the first consumer broadband programming service. As co-founder of Backfence and GrowthSpur, Mark was a pioneer in the field of hyperlocal media. A longtime journalist, he was a reporter and editor for The Washington PostChicago TribuneSan Francisco Examiner and Associated Press, and was editor of the Lawrence (KS) Journal-World when it was named one of “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” by Editor & Publisher in 2013. 

 

This conversation is part of a brown bag luncheon series sponsored by ICW. The event is open to any who wish to attend so please feel free to bring your own lunch and join us.

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In Conversation with Mark Potts (USC ICW)

Alta: A New Magazine for California


Monday, April 23, 2018

12:00-1:00pm

Munger Research Center, Seaver 1-2

The Huntington

 

Mark Potts is the managing editor of Journal of Alta California (Alta), the quarterly magazine founded by William R. Hearst III. Over the past 25 years, Mark has been an innovator in print and online media. He created one of the first electronic news prototypes in the early 1990s, and then co-founded The Washington Post Co.’s digital division. He was a member of the founding team of @Home Network, where he led the creation of the first consumer broadband programming service. As co-founder of Backfence and GrowthSpur, Mark was a pioneer in the field of hyperlocal media. A longtime journalist, he was a reporter and editor for The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Examiner and Associated Press, and was editor of the Lawrence (KS) Journal-World when it was named one of “10 Newspapers That Do It Right” by Editor & Publisher in 2013. 

 

This conversation is part of a brown bag luncheon series sponsored by ICW. The event is open to any who wish to attend so please feel free to bring your own lunch and join us.

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Neurobiology Seminar: Aaron DiAntonio

Click here for more information on Dr. Aaron DiAntonio.

His laboratory investigates molecular mechanisms that control the structure and function of neural circuits in development and disease. We combine genetic, molecular, neuroanatomical, and electrophysiological studies in both Drosophila and mouse to identify pathways required for the development, maintenance, and regeneration of axons and synapses.

 

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Japanese American WWII Incarceration: Two Documentaries with Film Director Janice Tanaka

Film screening and Q&A with Film Director Janice Tanaka. 


JANICE TANAKA brings thirty years of filmmaking experience in the Asian American community as a producer, director, TV executive and tenured professor. Tanaka both graduated from and taught at USC’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts. In addition to USC she also was a professor at Indiana University, Purdue University and was tenured at the University of Florida. She then became Manager, Diversity Development, at Fox, helping employ writers, actors and directors of color. Simultaneously, she served as executive producer for a variety of news, reality and animated TV shows locally for International Channel and nationally for Comcast’s AZNTV. 

Deeply affected by her parents incarceration when Japanese Americans were unjustly imprisoned during World War II, Tanaka belongs to just a handful of filmmakers with a resume of multiple acclaimed shorts and feature-length films on America’s concentration camps: Bachan, At Face Value: Asian Americans in the Midwest, When You’re Smiling, Act of Faith: The Rev. Emery Andrews Story, Rebel With A Cause: The Life of Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, and Right of Passage.

Tanaka is currently producing By George, a deeply personal story about a bakery and its founder, George Izumi, who epitomized Japanese American resiliency during the harsh post-war resettlement years; and Setsuko, a biography of activist and scholar, Setsuko Matsunaga, whose seminal thesis explored the unique wartime Japanese American experience in Chicago.

Tanaka continues to be involved with broadcast TV as a script evaluator for ABC’s New Talent Development Program. She produces videos for the Japanese American National Museum, Advancing Justice-LA and the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association.

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About the films:

OHAKAMAIRI: A Visit to the Graves

Created in 1976 as an undergraduate Cinema student at USC, Janice D. Tanaka documents the early years of the annual pilgrimage by Reverend Sentoku Maeda, a Buddhist minister who was incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp during World War II. Reverend Maeda describes the harsh conditions and the early struggles with camp administrators to conduct Buddhist services in Japanese. Because he made a promise to visit the graves of those who died after the war is over, he traveled from Los Angeles with his family to honor their memory for nearly 30 years. As the Sansei, third generation Japanese Americans, began to explore the history of their parents’ incarceration, they joined him and began what is today known as the “Manzanar Pilgrimage.”

ACT OF FAITH: The Rev. Emery Andrews Story

A pastor at Seattle’s Japanese Baptist Church, Rev. Emery Andrews devoted his entire life to serving Japanese communities in the Pacific Northwest. Fondly known as “Andy,” he never stopped ministering his congregation, even after they were forcibly removed and wrongly imprisoned at the Minidoka concentration camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Drawing from never-before-seen letters, emotional interviews, and a rare life history audio recording by Rev. Andy, award winning documentarian Janice D. Tanaka goes behind the pulpit and beyond the cloth to present a deeply moving and ultimately inspiring story of an unsung hero whose selfless service came at a costly personal price.

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Japanese American WWII Incarceration: Two Documentaries with Film Director Janice Tanaka (USC CJRC)

Film screening and Q&A with Film Director Janice Tanaka. 


JANICE TANAKA brings thirty years of filmmaking experience in the Asian American community as a producer, director, TV executive and tenured professor. Tanaka both graduated from and taught at USC’s prestigious School of Cinematic Arts. In addition to USC she also was a professor at Indiana University, Purdue University and was tenured at the University of Florida. She then became Manager, Diversity Development, at Fox, helping employ writers, actors and directors of color. Simultaneously, she served as executive producer for a variety of news, reality and animated TV shows locally for International Channel and nationally for Comcast’s AZNTV. 

Deeply affected by her parents incarceration when Japanese Americans were unjustly imprisoned during World War II, Tanaka belongs to just a handful of filmmakers with a resume of multiple acclaimed shorts and feature-length films on America’s concentration camps: Bachan, At Face Value: Asian Americans in the Midwest, When You’re Smiling, Act of Faith: The Rev. Emery Andrews Story, Rebel With A Cause: The Life of Aiko Herzig Yoshinaga, and Right of Passage.

Tanaka is currently producing By George, a deeply personal story about a bakery and its founder, George Izumi, who epitomized Japanese American resiliency during the harsh post-war resettlement years; and Setsuko, a biography of activist and scholar, Setsuko Matsunaga, whose seminal thesis explored the unique wartime Japanese American experience in Chicago.

Tanaka continues to be involved with broadcast TV as a script evaluator for ABC’s New Talent Development Program. She produces videos for the Japanese American National Museum, Advancing Justice-LA and the USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association.

FLYER RSVP | FILM POSTER

About the films:

OHAKAMAIRI: A Visit to the Graves

Created in 1976 as an undergraduate Cinema student at USC, Janice D. Tanaka documents the early years of the annual pilgrimage by Reverend Sentoku Maeda, a Buddhist minister who was incarcerated at the Manzanar concentration camp during World War II. Reverend Maeda describes the harsh conditions and the early struggles with camp administrators to conduct Buddhist services in Japanese. Because he made a promise to visit the graves of those who died after the war is over, he traveled from Los Angeles with his family to honor their memory for nearly 30 years. As the Sansei, third generation Japanese Americans, began to explore the history of their parents’ incarceration, they joined him and began what is today known as the “Manzanar Pilgrimage.”

ACT OF FAITH: The Rev. Emery Andrews Story

A pastor at Seattle’s Japanese Baptist Church, Rev. Emery Andrews devoted his entire life to serving Japanese communities in the Pacific Northwest. Fondly known as “Andy,” he never stopped ministering his congregation, even after they were forcibly removed and wrongly imprisoned at the Minidoka concentration camp following the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Drawing from never-before-seen letters, emotional interviews, and a rare life history audio recording by Rev. Andy, award winning documentarian Janice D. Tanaka goes behind the pulpit and beyond the cloth to present a deeply moving and ultimately inspiring story of an unsung hero whose selfless service came at a costly personal price.

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