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Curiosity Driven: Caleb Finch's Life-long Impact on the Field of Gerontology

This exhibition highlights selections from the Finch Science Archive, donated to the USC Libraries by Dr. Caleb Finch, the William F. Kieschnick Professor of the Neurobiology of Aging. Some of the archival materials on display include his books and publications dedicated to the study of human aging. In his work, Finch explores the relationship between the natural sciences and aging but brings a polymathic perspective to his work by incorporating research in such diverse fields as ancient medicine, anthropology, archeology, biochemistry, evolution, history, geography, literature, neuroscience, obesity and famine, osteoarchaeology, urban poverty, and zoology. The exhibit showcases Finch's academic and musical career with digital displays, published editions, and rare materials.

We are indeed grateful to Dr. Finch for his generous gift of the books in the Finch Science Archive, a collection (located in the Science and Engineering Library, 2nd Floor) which continues to embody and illustrate his ongoing contribution to the advancement of knowledge.

Location: Science & Engineering Library


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From the Battle in France to the Liberation of Germany: Letters and Artifacts from the Harry K. Wolff Jr. Collection

Among the hundreds of thousands of US soldiers called to duty during WWII was a thirty-year-old Jewish lawyer from San Francisco named Harry K. Wolff Jr. His army unit landed in France around D-Day in June 1944 and fought its way to Germany over the next year. Postwar, Wolff acted as a judge advocate for American soldiers and witnessed war crime tribunals at the former concentration camp in Dachau, where he was one of the officers responsible for 30,000 Nazi soldiers housed while awaiting trial.

Wolff wrote letters home describing his experiences abroad—including basic training, deployment in combat, and his time at Dachau and the subsequent trials—as well as the “souvenirs” he picked up along the way. Unusual for most US soldiers who brought home memorabilia, he wrote detailed descriptions of where and when he found a particular piece, often taking pictures of the locations.

Among the artifacts he collected are foreign brochures, pamphlets, and periodicals; copies of the Stars and Stripes newspaper produced by the US military; Nazi armbands, flags, medals, weapons and, notably, fragments from a giant swastika formerly perched atop the Nazi party rally stadium in Nuremberg but blown up by his own air defense unit on orders of General Patton.

In 2016, Wolff’s daughter, Andrea Stanley, and her husband David, donated their incredible collection of hundreds of letters, photos, and artifacts to USC, where it joins a growing wealth of Holocaust and other genocide-related material, including the testimonies in the USC Shoah Foundation’s Visual History Archive; the USC Libraries’ Holocaust and Genocide Studies Collection of primary and secondary sources; and the Feuchtwanger Memorial Library, home of the archives of European exiles who fled the Third Reich and settled in California.

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Students must have completed at least three psychology courses with a minimum 3.3 GPA


Please email psichi@usc.edu with any questions

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PALAVER Arts Night/Open Mic

Come hang with fellow USC artists while you...

  • Share your original or most beloved piece at our open mic (poetry, monologue, short story, song, short play, stand-up, etc.).
  • Bring a plain t-shirt or tote bag to screen print a super PINK original design by arts editor alumn, Brooke Schneider.
  • Enjoy some FREE SNACKS
  • Participate in super fun crafts!

Visit our Facebook event page for more info and to RSVP.

About Palaver: Palaver Arts Magazine began in 1998 as a student-run print journal and was reborn as an online arts publication in 2016. We’re committed to showcasing the wide range of what USC students create – visual art, literary work, spoken word, mixed media pieces, short film, and more.

Sponsored by the Thematic Option Honors Program

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INET Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) North America Convening

YSI’s Regional Convenings provide a crucial opportunity for young thinkers to meet, share their work, and foster new possibilities in economic thinking.  Convenings attract scholars from one speciļ¬c region, but across research areas, allowing for multifaceted discussions.

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5th Annual USC Senior Living Executive Course

Join us for the 5th Annual USC Senior Living Executive Course

The Senior Living Executive Course, presented by the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology in partnership with the USC Marshall School of Business, is designed to provide aging services professionals a collaborative educational experience in strategy development, leadership and the science of aging. The course is for CEOs, CFOs, COOs, executive directors, development officers, and others in aging services management and development.

Registration and Welcome Reception: Thursday, February 21
Program: Friday, February 22 – Saturday, February 23

The course will be translated from English to Chinese simultaneously during the program for those who wish to use a headset to listen.

Early Bird (Before November 19, 2018): US$1700
Regular Fee (After November 19, 2018): US$2000
USC Leonard Davis School Alumni: US$1500
Argentum/CALA/ASHA/LeadingAge members: US$1600
WatermarkChina members: US$1600
*CEUs available for CA-RCFE/NHA – Additional $100

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2019 Los Angeles Geospatial Summit hosted by the Spatial Sciences Institute

  • Hear industry leaders speak on emerging trends and     professional opportunities for careers in industries using    geospatial science and technologies
  • Gain experience giving lightning talks and presenting posters
  • Get to know fellow students and faculty from CSU Long Beach, CSU Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, UCLA, and University of Redlands
  • Network with representatives from leading companies   using GIS and geospatial technologies


See the full program at: spatial.usc.edu



Students: $50

Innovations in Medical Education 2019 Conference

The Department of Medical Education at the University of Southern California presents our 16th annual Innovations in Medical Education (IME) Conference on Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23, 2019. The IME Conference joins together a growing community of educators, leaders, scholars, and learners working together to promote change through innovation in health professions education.

Our goal is to move education in the health professions toward a higher level of excellence and wellbeing by providing a forum for sharing innovative ideas and educational innovations.

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EMSI: Long 18th Century with John A. Hodgson

John A. Hodgson, Princeton University

"Richard Potter: America's First Black Celebrity"

Friday, February 22, 2019
Huntington Library
1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA
Seaver Classroom 1-2
10:00am to 12:00pm

This event is sponsored by the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute.

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LABYRINTH - Movement Meditation Series

Drop by for a silent, self-guided walking meditation.

All USC students and staff are welcome to participate. 

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