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4th Annual Humanitarian Mapathon with USC and UCLA

Join us virtually with UCLA and SC mappers in our 4th annual humanitarian mapathon to make entries on the OpenStreetMap platform in support of priority humanitarian relief efforts around the world!

Last year’s mapathon was one of the world’s largest single-day events with 150 mappers collectively mapping 17,126 buildings. Help us break our record by mapping more than 20,000 buildings this year over 3 days. See the mapathon schedule below.

No GIS skills are required! We will quickly train you to use OpenStreetMap (OSM) to assist in humanitarian projects around the world.

Register here: https://ucla.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqcOCrrTktHtROXqLt-r1Fz6mHd6VRY3uB

Event Schedule:

Day 1: Kick Off
(Wednesday, October 28, 2020)
• 10 am PT: Welcome from Yoh Kawano
at UCLA and Andy Rutkowski at USC and start mapping.
• 10:30 am + 12:30 pm + 2:30 pm + 4:30 pm PT: Hands on training throughout the day. If you miss the first training, come back at any of the times listed above.

Day 2: A Day of Workshops
(Thursday, October 29, 2020)
• 9 am PT: Open Street Map and Python
• 11 am PT: Mapping in Tableau
• 1 pm PT: GIS with R
• 3 pm PT: Intro to QGIS
• 12 am PT (midnight): Mapping Ends

Day 3: Celebration
(Friday, October 30, 2020)
• 10 am PT: A Conversation with Ben Welsh, editor, Data and Graphics Department, Los Angeles Times
• 11 am PT: The Big Reveal and Celebratory Remarks

HOT OSM Current Projects (https://tasks.hotosm.org/explore)

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Ace Week (LGBTQ+ History Month)

Sunday, October 25 - Saturday, October 31

Engage with the LGBT Resource Center on social media as we celebrate Ace Week, raising awareness of and celebrating asexuality and aromantic identities. Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

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COVID-19 Work in Progress Conference

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated an extraordinary amount of data in a short period of time, enabling the rapid  generation and dissemination of related research. Six months after the mid-March declaration of a worldwide pandemic, this is an appropriate moment to take stock of extant work, projects in progress, and the unanswered questions that motivate new research.  

The Center for Economic and Social Research is organizing a COVID-19 Work in Progress Conference on October 29 and 30. 

We are inviting submissions of abstracts from all disciplines on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on households around the world. Suggested themes may include but are not restricted to  

  • Protective and adaptive behaviors
  • Effects on physical, mental and social health and well-being
  • Impacts on the social determinants of health 
  • Disparities in health and economic outcomes across different socio-economic and demographic groups
  • Use and trust of information sources 
  • Policy impacts and variation across jurisdictions

The conference format will consist of brief presentations with ample time for discussion, with potential parallel sessions grouped by topic depending on the nature of submissions received.  

Registration: https://cesrusc.submittable.com/submit/174060/covid-work-in-progress-conference-registration

Call for Abstracts: https://cesrusc.submittable.com/submit/174061/covid-19-work-in-progress-conference-call-for-abstracts

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Empower the Vote: Suppression to Expression

Empower the Vote: Suppression to Expression is a devised virtual and theatrical labyrinth created by Design and Production students at the USC School of Dramatic Arts. The project aims to inform viewers about the obstacles many Americans face when trying to cast their vote. Viewers will wind their way through a digital interactive experience containing art pieces and information regarding voter suppression.


Hidden Stories

Hidden Stories is a digital theatrical experience created in partnership with the USC Libraries. Pulling from the archives, a group of designers from the USC School of Dramatic Arts curated a collection of stories around USC’s community experiences of the pandemic. Six stories, placed throughout the USC websites, have been turned into digital multimedia representations. This experience is an invitation to learn about the people in this community and an artistic exploration of theatre in the new age.

Check back for more information on how to connect to this virtual experience.

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Knave of Hearts Presents: An Experience Like No Other

The Knave of Hearts invites you to an online experience like no other! Discover an online world you didn’t know was possible, and explore the vastness of your own creativity. This event is a true test of humanity’s ability to unlock its imagination.

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Brought to you by Smart Manufacturing Experience (SMX)

Get up-to-speed with smart manufacturing technologies and learn how best to implement them. Attend visionary keynotes, explore interactive exhibits, network, learn from experts, and hear from other manufacturers about how they have increased productivity, decreased costs and developed new products using these transformative technologies. You'll come away with the knowledge to help your business succeed now and in the future!

Learn more and register here!


Together Apart: Freshman Colloquium 2020


These past few months haven’t been what any of us imagined they would be.  Students' high school rites of passage, summer vacation, and first semester of college have all been different, to say the leastand often difficult.  Yet, we’re in this together no matter where in the world we are.

To make good use of our collective experience, USC Dornsife College has created Together Apart: Freshman Colloquium 2020.  It’s an opportunity for USC freshmen to showcase the work they've done during their first semester of college and share it with family and friends over November and December – perhaps even win a prize.

You can learn more about the Freshman Colloquium on the Together Apart website at http://dornsife.usc.edu/together-apart.  Questions regarding the colloquium can be sent to together.apart@usc.edu.  The submission deadline is Friday, October 30th.

USC Freshmen have worked hard this semester.  This is a chance to showcase what they've accomplished.

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Virtual Zoom Fall 2020 Group Fitness Schedule

Our Virtual Zoom Fall 2020 Group Fitness Schedule features popular classes such as: Barre, Yoga Sculpt, Pilates, Zumba, and more! We also feature Free F45 online classes for all of the USC Community.  Visit myrecsports.usc.edu to sign-up for classes and sign your waiver. Virtual Zoom Fitness Classes begin August 17th to November 20th, 2020. Register at myrecsports.usc.edu, click programs, then click USC Workout Group Ex.


Master of Arts in Teaching -Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT- TESOL) Webinar

Learn more about USC Rossier Master of Arts in Teaching - Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MAT-TESOL) program. The MAT-TESOL program is designed for aspiring teachers who are passionate about becoming effective language instructors. This webinar will cover topics such as:

-Program structure
-Curriculum and learning outcomes
-Credential options
-Application process