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Looking for Normal-Hearing Adults to Participate in a Study of Hearing.

Come help us learn about how the normal ear functions and get a free hearing test!

We are looking for adults with normal hearing (aged 18-40 years old) to study functioning of the healthy cochlea (inner ear). All participants will first be given a complete hearing test then otoacoustic emissions (sometimes referred to as “cochlear echoes”) will be noninvasively recorded.

Subjects need to sit quietly (and very still) while low-to-moderate-level sounds are presented to the ear through ear buds while a tiny microphone in the ear canal records the response of the inner ear.  The participant can watch videos with sub-titles during the test since no response is required.

This session will last approximately 2 hours and participants will be compensated at $10 hr for their time.  Parking is provided.

Test sessions will be arranged at the participant’s convenience at the Auditory Research Center (HRA Building on the Health Sciences Campus).  If you are interested, study personnel will call or email you with instructions on how to enroll in this study.


NOTE: Testers use rigorous Covid-specific practices as per USC mandates. All research personnel test routinely for Covid. They will use PPE (mask, face shield, gloves) while interacting with participants, test rooms will be carefully disinfected between sessions, and the air is routinely cleaned with HEPA filtration.  All participants will be required to wear masks (provided) throughout their test.  


The Principal Investigators in charge of this study are:

Professors Carolina Abdala, Ph.D. and Christopher Shera Ph.D., faculty in the Caruso Department of Otolaryngology, Keck School of Medicine.


If interested or if you have questions and would like more information, please contact:

Samantha Steipan, Ph.D.   Samantha.Stiepan@med.usc.edu

AbdaLab:  abdalab@usc.edu


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ONE Archives Virtual Scavenger Hunt

Explore LGBTQIA+ history and complete the scavenger hunt for a chance to win gift cards for first, second, and third place.

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Center for GEMS Leadership Series: Negotiations 101: Tips to Help you Negotiate Anything Better - Thomas Kosakowski, JD

This short seminar will introduce five different conflict styles, explain two different negotiation approaches, and outline five stages for a successful negotiation.


Iyengar Yoga

Iyengar Yoga with Laura Baker

A virtual spin of our USC Yoga at the Fishbowl; this zoom Iyengar Yoga class is facilitated by Laura Baker. Mondays at 12pm Pacific Open and free to all USC students, staff, faculty, alums.

“Asanas are performed to improve flexibility, strength, and balance. The use of breathing and focus can help relieve stress and anxiety. The poses are not meant to simply be physical exercises but rather used holistically as a mind-body practice to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health.”

Register at iyengaryogausc@gmail.com  

***Classes begin May 17 until June 28, 2021.***

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Virtual Drop-In Career Advising

Have your resume/cover letter reviewed or get quick questions answered by chatting with a USC Career Center Career Advisor on the Brazen virtual event platform. Virtual drop-in hours are 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Monday to Friday and are 10-15 minutes long. Drop-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

An active connectSC account is required to check-in for drop-ins. Log into connectSC and complete your student profile to activate your account.

Register on the Brazen platform and upload your resume or cover letter for review.


ALI Conversation Groups

The Conversation Groups Program has been an American Language Institute standard for more than 20 years. It aims at promoting English conversation between USC’s international and native English-speaking populations. This FREE resource is an excellent way for international students to supplement their studies; it provides a venue in which they can practice their growing English skills with a native English-speaking USC student in a casual environment. Past participants have reported an improvement in their English speaking fluency, a comfort in interacting with English native speakers, and a higher level of confidence in the English language.

Summer 2021 meetings are 60 minutes long and will be held on Zoom.  The leader will admit the first five students that arrive on a “first come, first-served” basis. Students may attend as many sessions as they wish; there is no limit to the amount of sessions a student may attend. Students may attend back-to-back sessions but only if the second session does not have five new students in attendance.

Please note, the program is open to all international students; however, in the event of overflow, priority will be given to current ALI students.

For more information about ALI Conversation Groups, please visit ali.usc.edu/conversation-groups

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Restorative Iyengar Yoga and Pranayama

Class facilitated by Laura Baker: Restorative Iyengar Yoga and Pranayama.

This restorative yoga and pranayama (breathing) course will be taught on Mondays at 4pm PST.

“A regular daily practice of deep breathing is one of the best tools for improving your health and well-being.  The basis for all deep breathing practices originates in the science of yoga, specifically the fourth limb of yoga, known as pranayama. The word pranayama is derived from two Sanskrit words. Although there are various definitions of the term, one interpretation is: prana (life force) and ayama (expansion), or expanding the life force using the breath. The ancient yogis learned that by controlling the breath, you can influence every aspect of your life.”

Email iyengaryogausc@gmail.com to sign up.

***Class begin May 17 until June 28, 2021.***

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