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Health Promotion and Global Health Student Welcome Lunch

Students interested in making an impact on international health through careers in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and other health professions are invited to join fellow incoming students at the Health Promotion & Global Health New Student Welcome event. Come meet faculty, staff and continuing students in these academic programs while enjoying a nice lunch. Bring any questions you might have!


White Coat Ceremony for the Class of 2022

Watch the livestream of this event starting Thursday, August 16 at 1 pm at pharmacyschool.usc.edu/whitecoat.

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Language Placement Exam

The Dornsife Language Center will offer placement exams for the following languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Greek (Classical), Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latin, Persian, Russian, and Spanish

All exams will be in Taper Hall (THH). Rooms are as follows:

  • Spanish - THH 102
  • French - THH 208
  • All others - THH 118

Please note:

  • USC ID is required.
  • No registration is necessary. There is no registration fee.
  • Arrive 10 minutes before exam starts.
  • The exam can take up to 2 hours, so plan accordingly.
  • If you need testing accommodations, please contact the USC Office of Disability Services and Programs at least two weeks before the test date.

For placement exams in Hebrew, contact Jewish Studies. For Portuguese, contact the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Check the Language Center website for all the details.

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HSC August Campus Forum

Campus Forums are designed to disseminate information that is pertinent to daily campus operations for procurement of and payment for goods and services on behalf of the university.

Topics discussed at this forum included:

  • Supplier onboarding
  • Honorarium
  • Dynamic Knowledge Base
  • USC Travel Program

We will also be holding breakout sessions for those with questions more specific to their department's needs on:

  • Procurement and Payables
  • Suppliers
  • Travel
  • Corporate Cards

Calm Your Anxiety! - Feel Better Workshops Drop In.

Workshop topic for the third week of the month is Calm Your Anxiety - tools to manage anxiety and nervousness.

Continuing through the summer are the Feel Better Workshops led by Student Counseling Services! Join us Thursdays from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Held at Engemann Student Health Center. No registration required!

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Third Thursday in the Playhouse District

See. Hear. Play.

Enjoy visual art with live mural painting, arts & crafts, performance art with live music, giant games, interactive experiences, and food & drink specials throughout the Pasadena Playhouse District!

USC Pacific Asia Museum welcomes visitors for a lively evening of celebrating art and culture with free admission.

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SPARK! 13th Annual Visions and Voices Kickoff

SPARK! 13th Annual Visions and Voices Kickoff
Featuring Love Heals All Wounds by Movement Art Is, with Robin Sanders and Guest Movement Artists
Opening Performance by National Poetry Slam Champion Javon Johnson

Reception and Post-Show Dance Party with DJ Duo Urban Assault to Follow

Admission is free and open to USC students only.
Line up and get a wristband at the event check-in on Trousdale Parkway in front of Bovard Auditorium. Wristbands, shirts, and bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Arrive early!


Kick off the 2018–19 academic year and the 13th season of Visions and Voices at SPARK!, featuring the socially engaged dance and poetry of Love Heals All Wounds. The evening will open with an electrifying spoken word performance by two-time National Poetry Slam Champion Javon Johnson. Then, dancer/choreographers Lil Buck and Jon Boogz—together known as MAI (Movement Art Is)—will take you on a journey to explore our shared consciousness around issues such as climate change, mass incarceration, and immigration through popping, jookin, and spoken word by Robin Sanders. Love Heals All Wounds employs street dance and political theatre to shed light on the challenges we face as a global community while inspiring us to create change. After the show, stick around for a dance party and reception featuring DJs Urban Assault (aka Faust and Shortee). The event will also include a welcome by Provost Michael Quick. Plus, attendees will receive free Visions and Voices T-shirts and bags.

Award-winning spoken-word/slam poet Javon Johnson is the author of the new book Killing Poetry: Blackness and the Making of Slam and Spoken Word Communities. Formerly a postdoctoral fellow in American studies and ethnicity at USC, Johnson is currently a professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (FacebookTwitter, YouTube)

Movement Art Is (MAI), co-founded by Jon Boogz and Lil Buck, uses movement artistry to inspire and change the world while elevating the artistic, educational, and social impact of dance. Through movement-art films, workshops, performances, and exhibitions, MAI is redefining dance and its role in social movements. (Facebook)

Robin Sanders is a performing artist, educator, and the founder and director of Out Loud Artistry (OLA), a performing-arts training and mentorship program. Her spoken-word works include An Ode to Hip Hop and See What I’m Saying.

Urban Assault (aka Faust and Shortee) specializes in dubstep, drum and bass, drumstep, electro house, and much more. Faust was ranked as one of the top five turntablists in the world by SPIN, and Shortee has been described as “the world’s premiere female DJ” by the Grammy Foundation. (Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter, YouTube)

Additional Links:
Jon Boogz | Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
Lil Buck | Official website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter
GOODFEST: Jon Boogz live at Ace Theater, Los Angeles (Video) 
TED Performance: A Dance to Honor Mother Earth (Video)
The New York Times: "Jookin: Lil Buck's Dance in the Spotlight" (Video)
The New York Times: "Lil Buck and Jon Boogz Dancing to Improve the World" (Feature on Love Heals All Wounds)

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative. Co-sponsored by USC Residential Education.

Photo: Tim Salaz

Admission is free and open to USC students only. Line up and get a wristband at the event check-in on Trousdale Parkway in front of Bovard Auditorium. Wristbands, shirts and bags will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Arrive early!
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