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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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Methods for Expert Judgment in Terrorism Risk Assessment

The Faculty of CREATE invite you to this important and timely seminar featuring Professor Vicki Bier, University of Wisconsin.

Dr. Bier holds a joint appointment as Professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Department of Engineering Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she served as chair of the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering for more than five years.  She has directed the Center for Human Performance and Risk Analysis (formerly the Center for Human Performance in Complex Systems) since 1995.
Dr. Bier’s research focuses on applications of risk analysis and related methods to problems of security and critical infrastructure protection.  Her research has been supported by Department of Homeland Security, National Science Foundation, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services, and Wisconsin Office of Justice Assistance. 

Light refreshments will be provided. 

For additional information,  please contact us at (213) 740-5512 or create.usc.edu 

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USC Stem Cell Seminar: Kathrin Plath, UCLA

Host: Henry Sucov

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

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Marine & Envir Bio Seminar--Dr. John Coates, UC Berkeley

 The power of biology to fuel the future: microbially mediated electromagnetic to chemical energy transformations--

The Coates Lab focuses on environmental microbiology: applied microbiology and bioremediation. We investigate removal of radioactive toxic metals, carcinogenic petroleum-based hydrocarbon contaminants, and toxic munitions byproducts from the environment. Recently, we identified dominant groups of bacteria that can transform perchlorate wastes into innocuous chloride, isolated and characterized more than 40 such bacteria, and identified the common biochemical pathway and genetic systems involved.


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Real Talk: Dear White Teacher

A conversation about the challenges of the Education system. Guest facilitator-- Teach For America representatives. 


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Cooperative Small Molecule Reactivity with Triaminoborane-Bridged Diphosphines and Redox-Active Tetradentate Ligands


Professor Scott Daly; Department of Chemistry; University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

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PhD in Urban Education Policy (PhD) Webinar

Please join the staff of USC Rossier School of Education Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education Policy program to learn more about the program. This webinar will provide an overview of USC Rossier, the program, the curriculum and opportunities as a PhD student. To register, please click the link under the "Website" area below.


DHS Implementation Science Workshop

Do you have a $75,000 idea?

Purpose: The UCLA CTSI, USC SC CTSI , and the LA County Department of Health Services are partnering to develop and test interventions to enhance quality, efficiency, and patient-centeredness of care provided by the LAC DHS.

Prepare your Letter of Intent by attending this special workshop hosted by the SC CTSI and DHS experts! 

Quintiles Seminar Series: Tim Layton

Tim Layton will present at the Schaeffer Center as part of the Fall 2018 Seminar Series.

Timothy Layton, PhD, is an assistant professor of health care policy at Harvard. His research focuses on the economics of health insurance markets with particular emphasis on understanding insurer behavior in those markets and designing optimal health plan payment systems.

Dr. Layton and his collaborators are using economic models of health insurer behavior to design payment systems that combat inefficiencies caused by adverse selection. In one project, he and his coauthors are deriving new methods for designing health plan payment systems that set payments to insurers in a way that discourages insurers from inefficiently rationing care used by sick individuals with multiple chronic conditions. This work focuses on designing payment systems for the state and federal Health Insurance Marketplaces, as well as the Dutch health insurance market and the Medicare Advantage program. More>

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USC Dornsife Career Pathways Work it Series | Tailor it: Writing impressive resumes and CVs

Preparing for a career after college is an integral part of a USC Dornsife education. The “Work it” series are instructional seminars designed to promote career literacy and engage students in career readiness exercises so they are able to manage their own career. The seminars work best as a system but may be attended independent of one another.

This session focuses on writing resumes and CVs. RSVP.