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Shower of Stoles

Celebrating the gifts of LGBTQ+ people.  Lamenting the Church's harm and exclusion of LGBTQ+

Stoles suggest a position of religious or spiritual authority of the person who wears one. They are a powerful, visual symbol that a community affirms the spiritual and leadership gifts of the person wearing it--whether it be as a pastor, priest, elder, deacon, minister, or some other title. 

For decades (and currently still) churches and faith communities have grappled with the full inclusion of LGBTQ+ people as members, but also as faith leaders. Queer faith leaders have been kicked out of their churches, pressured to revoke their positions or stay in the closet in order to keep serving the way they feel called by God to serve. 

The Shower of Stoles is a collection of over a thousand liturgical stoles and other sacred items representing the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people of faith. These religious leaders have served in thirty-two denominations and faith traditions, in six countries, and on three continents. Each stole contains the story of a GLBT person who is active in the life and leadership of their faith community in some way: minister, elder, deacon, teacher, missionary, musician, administrator, or active layperson.

This extraordinary collection celebrates the gifts of LGBTQ+ persons who serve God in countless ways, while also lifting up those who have been excluded from service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The collection bears witness to the huge loss of leadership that the church has brought upon itself because of its own unjust policies.

Sponsored by the United University Church. 

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Wonderland Award Contest: Call for Submissions

The 2019 Wonderland Awards are an annual multidisciplinary competition, open to students from all California universities, which encourages new scholarship and creative work related to Lewis Carroll (1832–1898).

First Prize is $3,000!

The inaugural awards were hosted in 2005 and there are now more than 400 student submissions in the Wonderland Awards Archive.

The 2019 deadline to submit is April 1st!

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47th Annual USC Diagnostic & Therapeutic Skills in Internal Medicine

The 47th Annual USC Diagnostic & Therapeutic Skills in Internal Medicine course in designed especially for internists, family physicians, generalist physicians and allied health professionals who care for adults.

This five-day course provides participants with a series of interactive lectures by USC faculty experts spanning a wide array of contemporary and important topics for primary care practitioners and special, more intimate, roundtables in which participants engage our faculty experts with questions arising from their own practices. 

Lecture presenters use an anonymous electronic audience response system to promote active learning among participants and to enable group reflections on case studies and challenging clinical questions in real time. Participants will be able to attain new and practical knowledge for integration into their clinical practices to improve patient care and patient outcomes.

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Dr. Timothy Brick - Net Effects: How does thinking in networks change the way we understand and measure emotion?

Timothy Brick
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

Pennsylvania State University


Net Effects: How does thinking in networks change the way we understand and measure emotion?

Network modeling has become increasingly popular in recent years,
driven by strong successes in psychopathology. The study of emotion
is no exception, and network models of emotion have begun to appear
more commonly as well, with a specific focus on modeling the change
and regulation of emotions as they are measured in everyday life (e.g.
via smartphones and wearables). Yet there remains a persistent gap in
theoretical interpretation; it is difficult to understand where these
models supplement or challenge existing theories of emotion and
emotion regulation. In this talk, I discuss the implications of a network
model of emotion for theory and measurement, highlighting both
concerns about the assumptions required and the novel (and hopefully
testable) predictions that are implied.

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Embracing Inclusion in Faculty Hiring and Retention

The Campus Climate Committee of the Academic Senate invites you to a presentation and lunch with Lori Nishiura Mackenzie, Executive Director of The Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University. Ms. Mackenzie will be presenting a talk on “Embracing Inclusion in Faculty Hiring and Retention” and sharing case studies and practical tips for hiring committees.


  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM:  Presentation
  • 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Q and A
  • 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch

As space is limited, please RSVP  by Wednesday, March 20 with the code cccspring19.

Lunch will be served.

You can join our meeting remotely with this Zoom ID

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Academic Job Search

Wayne Sandholtz, John A. McCone Chair in International Relations and Professor of International Relations and Law 
Joshua Goldstein, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Languages & Cultures
Bryn Rosenfeld, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Ben Uchiyama, Assistant Professor of History


The Graduate Student Professionalization series is sponsored and organized by the Center for International StudiesEast Asian Studies Center, and Korean Studies Institute

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Nonprofit Research Seminar: “Responsiveness of Charitable Donations to Tax Incentives: Evidence from Panel Data on U.S. States in the Interwar Period”

Nonprofit Research Seminar Series – Spring 2019
Hosted by The USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy

Jon Bakija
Professor of Economics
Chair of Political Economy Program
Williams College

This paper estimates the responsiveness of charitable donation behavior to incentives created by individual income taxation and estate and inheritance taxation, using state-level panel data covering the years 1922 through 1942. This was the period when many states introduced progressive income taxation, charitable deductions, and estate and inheritance taxes for the first time, allowing me to exploit difference-in-differences variation across states in incentives to donate to charity. The dependent variable is aggregate inter vivos charitable donation deductions claimed on federal individual income tax returns and reported in IRS Statistics of Income tables in each state and year. One advantage of using data from this period is that the federal standard deduction was not introduced until 1947, so donations are observable for all individual income tax return filers (as opposed to more recent periods, when tax return data only report donations for itemizers, which poses problems of endogenous sample selection). The main explanatory variables of interest are prices of charitable donations that take into account tax savings in federal and state income and estate and inheritance taxes, computed using highly detailed historical tax calculator programs that I’ve developed. Control variables include state and year fixed effects, and characteristics of individual income tax return filers in each state and year, such as average income levels and measures of the distribution of income, derived from the published IRS tables.

Kindly RSVP to cppp@usc.edu by Thursday, March 21st.

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Polariton chemistry: molecules in optical cavities

Physical Theoretical

Professor Joel Yuen-Zhou; Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry; University of California, San Diego

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Goldman Sachs - SLC Risk Virtual Information Session

TO ATTEND THIS SESSION YOU MUST RSVP VIA THIS LINK: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goldman-sachs-risk-division-virtual-info-session-tickets-58600746410 

Goldman Sachs is hosting a virtual information session for USC students interested in risk management. Join us Monday, March 25th from 1:00 PM – 2:00PM at JKP Popovich Hall, room 112. Learn more about Goldman Sachs' Risk Division and recruitment opportunities. Bring a hardcopy of your resume or submit online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/goldman-sachs-risk-division-virtual-info-session-tickets-58600746410

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Magill Poetry Series featuring Angie Estes: Craft Talk

Join Angie Estes for a Craft Talk on “The Sound of Thinking in Poetry". 

Monday, 25th, 2019 | THH 420 | Craft Talk at 4 PM


Angie Estes is the author of six books, most recently Parole (Oberlin College Press, 2018). Her previous collection,  Enchantée (Oberlin College Press, 2013) was the winner of the 2015 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Tryst (Oberlin College Press, 2009) was selected as one of two finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize. Chez Nous, also from Oberlin, appeared in 2005. Her second book, Voice-Over (Oberlin College Press, 2002), won the 2001 FIELD Poetry Prize and was also awarded the 2001 Alice Fay di Castagnola Prize from the Poetry Society of America. Her first book, The Uses of Passion (1995), was the winner of the Peregrine Smith Poetry Prize. 

The recipient of many awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Pushcart Prize and the Cecil Hemley Memorial Award from the Poetry Society of America, she has received fellowships, grants, and residencies from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the American Academy in Rome, the Lannan Foundation, the California Arts Council, the MacDowell Colony, and the Ohio Arts Council.

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