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Maya Women and the Textile Tradition: Agency and Livelihood

The indigenous Maya people, who inhabit the area of Southern Mexico and northern Central America, have a distinguished, centuries-long tradition of creating vibrant textiles. Women produce most of these woven materials. The creative labor is a means of economic sustenance, of advocating for their human and civil rights often in opposition to patriarchal conventions, and of advancing their wellbeing as mothers, breadwinners, and artists.

USC alumna Marie Plakos ’70 is a photographer, sociologist, and educator with a longtime interest in documenting the work and lives of the women artists in the Mexican state of Chiapas. On view here is a selection of her photographs along with textiles and transcripts of her interviews with the artists. The transcripts create a small but essential space for the voices of Maya women to speak alongside their work. Additional items from the libraries’ collections trace some of the artistic heritage of the Maya people.

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USC Spatial Sciences Institute Celebrates GIS Day and GIS and Sustainability Science Minor Launch

The Spatial Sciences Institute celebrates the 2018 GIS Day with faculty presentations on the small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUASs or drones) they use in their research and field work with remotely sensed GIS data.

USC Spatial faculty Dr. Andrew Marx and Dr. Jason Knowles will be explaining how data captured from satellites and drones are critical today in work in international human rights, immigration and refugee migration, and responses to natural and man-made disasters.

From 9:50 – 10 am and again from 10:20 – 10:30 am, observe Dr. Laura Loyola and Dr. Su Jin Lee flying a Phantom 4 drone to capture imagery, which will render a 3D model. Students in SSCI 214: "Human Populations and Natural Disasters" and SSCI 301: "Maps and Spatial Reasoning" will process and work with the captured data when they return to the classroom in their next class session to provide 3D images.

GIS Day was established over 18 years ago as an annual day dedicated to showing how geographic intelligence touches everyone. The Spatial Sciences Institute joins hundreds of organizations around the world in demonstrating how geospatial innovations help improve our world. GIS Day takes place during the national Geography Awareness Week.

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Taking on a Grand Challenge: Ending Homelessness

Learn about homelessness from speakers Brenda Wiewel, Nicole Wilson, and two MSW students from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. Lunch will be provided. Free for all graduate students.

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USC Military Appreciation Week 2018

2018 Military Appreciation Week
November 11-17, 2018


Salute to Veterans Lunch & Display
Monday, November 12, 2018, 11 am-12 pm
TCC Sample Family Room

The university will be kicking off Military Appreciation Week with a photo display and lunch on Monday, November 12. From WWI-era photos to General Norman Schwarzkopf to General David H. Petraeus at the opening of the USC Veterans Resource Center, we’ve assembled a rich visual retrospective of USC’s long partnership with the U.S. military. The display will also be up from November 10 through 18, so come anytime!

 

WWI Remembrance Display by USC Special Collections in Doheny Library
November 12-16, 2018
Doheny Library, in front of Circulation Desk

 

Viterbi Student Veterans Luncheon
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12 pm

Join Viterbi on Tuesday, November 13th for the USC Viterbi Student Veterans Day Lunch. Email invitations were sent directly to students. If you did not receive your invitation, please contact: Anna Cho at choanna@usc.edu.

 

Dworak-Peck Social Work Military-Connected Students Luncheon
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 11am-1pm
MRF Hamovich
Join Dworak-Peck on Tuesday, November 13th for their Veterans Day Lunch. Open to all military-connected students! Register here: uscmil.be/socialwork


WWI Remembrance Lunch & Lecture
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 11:30 am-1 pm
Doheny Library, DML 240

Please join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end to WWI. Professor Emerita of History, Elinor Accampo, will discuss how WWI was militarily and culturally different from all previous wars and how America's participation drastically changed the outcome of the war itself. USC Librarian and former Army Ranger, Eduardo Tinoco, will present on the ways WWI affected USC and its students.

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Veterans Resource Center Lunch
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12 pm
VRC (TCC 330)

Join us for a Veterans Week Lunch at the VRC! Open invite to all student veterans until food runs out!


Free Basketball Tickets for USC Military Families!
USC Women’s Basketball Game vs. Santa Clara
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2 pm
Galen Center

Bring your friend or family to the game! Sign up for tickets here: uscmil.be/bball 
Limited amount available!

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USC Paleosciences Presents: Gale Sinatra, “Public Understanding of Science: Challenges and Opportunities”

November 13, 2018

11:00am to 12:00pm

Zumberge Hall (ZHS) 130

Dr. Sinatra is a Professor of Education in the USC Rossier School of Education. She is an expert in the teaching of evolution & public understanding of science.

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USC Stem Cell Seminar: Veronique Lefebvre, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia—“SOX-mediated control of skeletal and neuronal cell fate in development and disease”

The SOX family is composed of twenty transcription factors that have pivotal roles in specifying cell fate and differentiation in many developmental, physiological and disease processes. In this seminar, we will review very recent discoveries on the roles of SOX9 and other SOX proteins in skeletogenesis. We will also hear about two neurodevelopmental syndromes associated with distinct dysmorphic features that were recently found to be due to de novo variants in SOX4 and SOX5, and we will discuss how these variants compare to mutations in such genes as SRY (SOX family founder) and SOX9, which cause XY sex reversal and/or campomelic dysplasia. All in all, this seminar is expected to spark everyone’s interest in the stem cell biology and regenerative medicine research community and beyond.

Host: Gage Crump

Live webcast at keckmedia.usc.edu/stem-cell-seminar

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Classical Guitar Masterclass with Pepe Romero

Classical guitar master and Thornton faculty member Pepe Romero offers an up-close glimpse into his renowned artistry in three masterclasses. 

Romero is the second son of "The Royal Family of the Guitar."  His contributions to the field of classical guitar have inspired a number of distinguished composers to write works specifically for him, including Joaquín Rodrigo, Federico Moreno Torroba, Rev. Francisco de Madina, Lorenzo Palomo, and Celedonio Romero. 

Monday, November 12, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall
Tuesday, November 13, 12:00 PM - Ramo Recital Hall
Tuesday, November 13, 7:00 PM - Joyce J. Cammillieri Hall

Free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available.
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PIPE* Workshop: Rod Kiewiet, CalTech

Public School Finance in California: the Golden Age 

On several occasions, significant changes were made in the way the public schools in California were financed. Major reforms were also made in the state's tax structure. 

What did not change was the nature of the state's commitment to public education.

From the time of statehood until World War II, per-pupil expenditures in California's public schools were always the highest, or among the highest, in the country. Although the mix of state and local spending varied considerably, school districts were always guaranteed a high level of minimum funding.

Rod Kiewiet will discuss research which will be published in his upcoming book, Our Kids, Our Money, and  Our Schools: The Evolution of Public School Finance in California.

Free; must be registered

USC Military Appreciation Week 2018

2018 Military Appreciation Week
November 11-17, 2018


Salute to Veterans Lunch & Display
Monday, November 12, 2018, 11 am-12 pm
TCC Sample Family Room

The university will be kicking off Military Appreciation Week with a photo display and lunch on Monday, November 12. From WWI-era photos to General Norman Schwarzkopf to General David H. Petraeus at the opening of the USC Veterans Resource Center, we’ve assembled a rich visual retrospective of USC’s long partnership with the U.S. military. The display will also be up from November 10 through 18, so come anytime!

 

WWI Remembrance Display by USC Special Collections in Doheny Library
November 12-16, 2018
Doheny Library, in front of Circulation Desk

 

Viterbi Student Veterans Luncheon
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 12 pm

Join Viterbi on Tuesday, November 13th for the USC Viterbi Student Veterans Day Lunch. Email invitations were sent directly to students. If you did not receive your invitation, please contact: Anna Cho at choanna@usc.edu.

 

Dworak-Peck Social Work Military-Connected Students Luncheon
Tuesday, November 13, 2018, 11am-1pm
MRF Hamovich
Join Dworak-Peck on Tuesday, November 13th for their Veterans Day Lunch. Open to all military-connected students! Register here: uscmil.be/socialwork


WWI Remembrance Lunch & Lecture
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 11:30 am-1 pm
Doheny Library, DML 240

Please join us in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end to WWI. Professor Emerita of History, Elinor Accampo, will discuss how WWI was militarily and culturally different from all previous wars and how America's participation drastically changed the outcome of the war itself. USC Librarian and former Army Ranger, Eduardo Tinoco, will present on the ways WWI affected USC and its students.

REGISTER VIA UPDATED RSVP 


Veterans Resource Center Lunch
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 12 pm
VRC (TCC 330)

Join us for a Veterans Week Lunch at the VRC! Open invite to all student veterans until food runs out!


Free Basketball Tickets for USC Military Families!
USC Women’s Basketball Game vs. Santa Clara
Saturday, November 17, 2018, 2 pm
Galen Center

Bring your friend or family to the game! Sign up for tickets here: uscmil.be/bball 
Limited amount available!

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