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Orientation: Master of Education in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA)

Congratulations on being admitted to the PASA program! Please join your colleagues on Aug. 18 to go over program-specific items such as curriculum, student expectations, and fieldwork. Please RSVP below.

Class of 2021 White Coat Ceremony

Join us in welcoming the Class of 2021 with keynote speaker, Dr. William Heeres, PharmD '63, USC School of Pharmacy Board of Councilors.

12 noon - White Coat Ceremony at Pappas Quad

RSVP to Cheryl Stanovich at stanovic@usc.edu

Parking at the USC Health Sciences Campus Biggy Structure is complimentary.


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Seminar: Diana Rigueur

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USC 2017 Federal Work-Study Job Fair

This job fair is designed to help students who have been awarded work-study as part of their financial aid package locate positions on campus to enhance their educational experience. The fair will be held on August 18, 2017 in the Von Kleinsmid Center (VKC) Courtyard from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm.

Students, RSVP on connectSC to see what employers will be attending. Don't have work-study? Visit this page for more information about finding jobs on campus.

Employers/campus departments, please purchase your table on connectSC. Deadline to reserve your table is August 17, 2017. Get instructions for how to post your student worker jobs on connectSC. Once you've hired your students, let the Career Center help you train them!

Click here for more information on work-study qualification.

Questions? Contact Leticia Barajas at (213) 740-4004; hrcwsp@usc.edu or Daisy Mena at daisyame@usc.edu; (213) 740‑1171.

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ZNI Special Seminar: "An Entorhinal Cortex to Hippocampus Circuit for Associative Learning"

Lateral and medial parts of entorhinal cortex (EC) convey nonspatial 'what' and spatial 'where' information, respectively, into hippocampal CA1, via both the indirect EC layer 2→ hippocampal dentate gyrus→CA3→CA1 and the direct EC layer 3→CA1 paths. However, it remains elusive how the direct path transfers distinct information and contributes to hippocampal learning functions. Here we report that lateral EC projection neurons selectively form direct excitatory synapses onto a subpopulation of morphologically complex, calbindin-expressing pyramidal cells (PCs) in the dorsal CA1 (dCA1), while medial EC neurons uniformly innervate all dCA1 PCs. Optogenetically inactivating the distinct lateral EC-dCA1 connections or the postsynaptic dCA1 calbindin-expressing PC activity slows olfactory associative learning. Moreover, optetrode recordings reveal that dCA1 calbindin-expressing PCs develop more selective spiking responses to odor cues during learning. Thus, our results identify a direct lateral EC→dCA1 circuit that is required for olfactory associative learning.

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