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Graduate Student Orientation

For more information, please contact Wade Thompson-Harper at wharper@usc.edu.

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Orientation for the PharmD Class of 2023

Congratulations on your admission to the USC School of Pharmacy!

For more information about orientation, please contact Rocio Pinal at pinal@usc.edu.

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Immu-Chella (Immunization Fair for New International Students)

Receive your required vaccines/lab tests before the September 13th deadline. There will be food, music, games and prizes! Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended (book via mySHR). For more information call USC Student Health at 213-740-9355 (WELL).

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USC Emeriti Center Wellness Event (Health Science Campus)

USC Physical Therapists and clinical doctorate students will offer a series of short concurrent workshops (including individual physical screening) related to your Balance, Strength, Flexibility, Posture, and Cardiovascular Health to help keep you fit and healthy. 

RSVP at: bit.ly/Wellness8-19-19 or call (213)-740-7122
NOTE: each individual attendee must register separately

USC Faculty Presenters:

– Jacquelyn Dylla, PT, DPT, OCS

– Michelle Nguyen, RD, CSOWM

– Kelsie Kaiser, PT, DPT

– Minnie Jan, PT, DPT, CSCS

– Kimiko Yamada, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC, CLT, CSCS


Navigating the University: New Faculty Onboarding

This year’s Navigating the University retreat will be held Monday, August 19 and Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at the California Science Center’s Wallis Annenberg Building in Exposition Park (across the street from USC’s University Park Campus). The event offers new faculty from all disciplines, appointment types and levels the opportunity to learn about campus-wide resources available at USC. It’s also a great way to meet fellow faculty from across the university.

The two-day retreat has three parts:

The Office of the Provost’s Navigating the University: New Faculty Onboarding will take place Monday, August 19 from 1:00-4:00pm, and will feature sessions on professional development, teaching and USC culture.

Reception: Monday, August 19 from 4:00-5:30pm. Following the presentations, please join Interim Provost, Elizabeth Graddy and new colleagues for an informal meet and greet over refreshments and appetizers overlooking the Exposition Park Rose Garden.

The Office of Research’s Navigating the University: Research & Resources Management will take place on Tuesday, August 20 from 9:00am-2:30 pm. The Center for Excellence in Research will bring together USC faculty and staff to provide advice and first-hand experiences on research strategy, mentoring, financial management and budgeting, clinical research, and diversity in research. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Please register no later than Friday, July 26.

Seminar: Rita Sattler

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Out of The Gobi: My Story of China and America

Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society for a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

Foreword by Janet Yellen

Weijian Shan's Out of the Gobi is a powerful memoir and commentary that will be one of the most important books on China of our time, one with the potential to re-shape how Americans view China, and how the Chinese view life in America.

Shan, a former hard laborer who is now one of Asia's best-known financiers, is thoughtful, observant, eloquent, and brutally honest, making him well-positioned to tell the story of a life that is a microcosm of modern China, and of how, improbably, that life became intertwined with America. Out of the Gobi draws a vivid picture of the raw human energy and the will to succeed against all odds.

Shan only finished elementary school when Mao Zedong's Cultural Revolution tore his country apart. He was a witness to the brutality and absurdity of Mao’s policies during one of the most tumultuous eras in China’s history. Exiled to the Gobi Desert at age 15 and denied schooling for 10 years, he endured untold hardships without ever giving up his dream for an education. Shan’s improbable journey, from the Gobi to the “People’s Republic of Berkeley” and far beyond, is a uniquely American success story – told with a splash of humor, deep insight and rich and engaging detail.

This powerful and personal perspective on China and America will inform Americans' view of China, humanizing the country, while providing a rare view of America from the prism of a keen foreign observer who lived the American dream.

Says former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen: “Shan’s life provides a demonstration of what is possible when China and the United States come together, even by happenstance. It is not only Shan’s personal history that makes this book so interesting but also how the stories of China and America merge in just one moment in time to create an inspired individual so unique and driven, and so representative of the true sprits of both countries.”

About the Author

Weijian Shan is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PAG, a private equity firm. Prior to PAG, he was a Partner of TPG, a private equity firm based in San Francisco, and Co-Managing Partner of TPG Asia (formerly known as Newbridge Capital). Mr. Shan led a number of landmark transactions, including the acquisitions of Korea First Bank and China’s Shenzhen Development Bank, both of which made his investors billions of dollars in profits and were made into case studies at Harvard Business School. He previously was a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan, professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and a farm laborer in China’s Gobi Desert in Inner Mongolia. Mr. Shan holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and M.B.A. from the University of San Francisco. He studied English at the Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade (now Beijing University of International Business and Economics), where he also taught as a faculty member.

This event is co-sponsored by Asia Society Southern California.

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