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The Miscreation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Two hundred years ago, on a dark and stormy night in Switzerland, a group of young English intellectuals challenged one another to invent a frightening story.

Eighteen-year-old Mary Shelley—the daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft—devised the most horrific tale, which in its many forms forever altered and continually haunts the landscape of literature and popular imagination.

Considered among the first sci-fi stories in the form of a novel, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, documents the consequences of Victor Frankenstein’s quest to assemble from corpses and reanimate a creature of his own design.

On display here are illustrated versions of the novel, several representations of the many new creations, re-creations, and miscreations of Frankenstein’s creature that followed the original, and examples of the scientific and literary works that inspired Shelley. 

To celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication, the USC Libraries are partnering with Visions & Voices and schools across campus for a live, multimedia performance on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. on the front steps of Doheny Memorial Library. Find more information about the event at: libraries.usc.edu/frankenstein.

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Perspectives on Native American Issues: Conversations with Remi Bald Eagle of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation

Join us for a series of engaging and thought provoking panel discussions and dialogue sessions that explore complex issues impacting the Native American community, including homelessness, health equity, environmental changes, child trauma, and the veteran's experience. This series features esteemed faculty, community experts, and Remi Bald Eagle of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation.

Monday, April 22, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PT

USC Health Sciences Campus, Aresty Conference Center

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. PT

USC Caruso Catholic Center

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, 8:30 am.m - 10:00 a.m. PT

Virtual Coffee Chat with Remi Bald Eagle

 

 

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Craig Enders - A Model-Based Imputation Procedure for Regression Models with Interactions, Random Coefficients, and Non-Linear Terms

Craig Enders, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, Quantitative Program

Author, Applied Missing Data Analysis (2010)

UCLA

 

A Model-Based Imputation Procedure for Regression Models with Interactions, Random Coefficients, and Non-Linear Terms

Despite the broad appeal of missing data handling approaches that assume a missing at random (MAR) mechanism (e.g., multiple imputation and maximum likelihood estimation), some very common analysis models in the behavioral science literature are known to cause bias-inducing problems for these approaches. Regression models with
incomplete interactive or polynomial effects are a particularly important example because they are among the most common analyses in behavioral science research applications. In the context of single-level regression, fully Bayesian (model- based) imputation approaches have shown great promise with these popular analysis models. This talk will introduce attendees to model-based imputation for moderated regression analyses, including extensions of the procedure to multilevel models with random coefficients and non-linear terms.

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Jason Shepherd

"Viral-like mechanisms of intercellular RNA trafficking in the nervous system"

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Nonlinear Phenomena at the Edge

Physical-Theoretical

Professor Tessa Calhoun; Department of Chemistry; University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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USC Libraries Research Award Reception

The USC Libraries Research Award encourages the exploration and use of library resources and services by students in their academic pursuits. We hope you can join us in celebrating this year's winners as well as all those who submitted their papers.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP to Elizabeth Galoozis at galoozis@usc.edu by Friday, April 19.

To learn more about the Research Award, please visit here

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"From Jews to Bangladeshis: Marginal Street Vendors in Central Rome, Anne Friedberg Memorial Lecture"

Maria Francesca Piazzoni (USC VSGC and Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning and Development) presents an Anne Friedberg Memorial Lecture; Beginning with the Jews in the late 19th century up to present-day Bangladeshi immigrants, Piazzoni traces how marginalized street vendors claim a Right to the City in the iconic landscapes of Rome. 

Please RVSP to vsri@usc.edu

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Anne Friedberg Memorial Lecture: "From Jews to Bangladeshis: Marginal Street Vendors in Central Rome" with Maria Francesca Piazzoni (USC VSRI)

From Jews to Bangladeshis: Marginal Street Vendors in Central Rome

 

Monday, April 22
12:30-2:00pm
SOS 250


Anne Friedberg Memorial Lecture
Maria Francesca Piazzoni, USC VSGC and Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning and Development

Beginning with the Jews in the late 19th century up to present-day Bangladeshi immigrants, Piazzoni traces how marginalized street vendors claim a Right to the City in the iconic landscapes of Rome. 

 

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From Jews to Bangladeshis: Marginal Street Vendors in Central Rome, Anne Friedberg Memorial Lecture

Maria Francesca Piazzoni, USC VSGC and Ph.D. Candidate in Urban Planning and Development

Beginning with the Jews in the late 19th century up to present-day Bangladeshi immigrants, Piazzoni traces how marginalized street vendors claim a Right to the City in the iconic landscapes of Rome.

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USC Staff Assembly - Ice Cream Social

Come out and celebrate Staff Appreciation Week with USC Staff Assembly.

UPC Staff Members - April 22nd is YOUR day!! Ice cream will be served on a first-come-first-served basis until it's gone. This is a USC Staff only event. Please bring your USC ID to claim your treat while supplies last.

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