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Around Town - USC Events in Southern California
USC Alumni Association

February 2012  


FEATURED EVENTS

February 16 – University Park Campus
FOURTH ANNUAL HALF CENTURY TROJANS GOING BACK TO COLLEGE DAY
A day of academic, cultural and social activities for USC's senior alumni community; for more information and to RSVP, e-mail Alexander Barrera or call him at (213) 740-5944.

February 18 - Doheny Memorial Library, University Park Campus
24TH ANNUAL USC LIBRARIES SCRIPTER AWARD
Join the Friends of the USC Libraries in honoring the year's best page-to-screen adaptation.

March 1 – University Park Campus
2012 USC WOMEN'S CONFERENCE
This year's theme is "Inspired & Empowered: Moving Forward!"; join us for a day of workshops, panel discussions and networking with the women of the Trojan Family!

March 2 - Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills
USC LATINO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION 38TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP DINNER
U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis MPA '81 is the featured guest speaker at this gala honoring LAA founding member Dr. Richard Zapanta '68, MD '73.

March 15 – Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, University Park Campus
MYWORKSTER MULTI-UNIVERSITY ALUMNI CAREER FAIR
Join the USC Alumni Career Services Team, MyWorkster.com and alumni from approximately 20 national colleges and universities at a multi-school alumni job fair.

March 22 – Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom, University Park Campus
2012 APAA SCHOLARSHIP & AWARDS GALA
Help us celebrate alumni who have shown extraordinary personal merit and dedication to the Asian Pacific community. For more information and to RSVP, please e-mail Alex Chang or call him at (213) 740-6380.

March 22 – Bovard Auditorium, University Park Campus
AN EVENING OF ART & LEGACY
The USC Black Alumni Association (BAA) and USC Spectrum co-host an evening with world-renowned art collectors Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, presenting their distinguished collection of African American Art and historical artifacts at this one-time only event; all proceeds benefit BAA scholarships.

March 24 – Various Locations
USC ALUMNI DAY OF SCERVICE
Join us for this inaugural event as Trojans all over the world come together in their respective cities and regions to perform various community service projects; please e-mail for information about participating in or planning a project.


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January 24, February 16 – Various Locations
USC JEWISH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION EVENTS
Connect with fellow Trojans at a luncheon featuring guest speaker Dr. Daryl Temkin, director of the Israel Institute for the Advancement for Alternative Energy Innovation, on January 24 ; network over cocktails and enjoy Trojan Family camaraderie at the SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills on February 16.

January 26, March 22 – University Park Campus
USC INTERFRATERNITY/INTERSORORITY PARENTS COUNCIL MEETINGS
Jack H. Knott, dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, delivers the January 26 keynote address in Alpha Phi Sorority House; USC President C. L. Max Nikias is the keynote speaker on March 22 in Gamma Phi Beta Sorority House. For details and to RSVP, e-mail IFPC president Vivian Landau.

January 27-29 – Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai
USC SCHOOL OF PHARMACY 17TH ANNUAL WINTER RETREAT
Join us for an eight-hour continuing education program and a relaxing getaway at one of Ojai's most beautiful spas; e-mail for more information.

January 28 – March 1 – Various locations
USC ALUMNI CLUB OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES EVENTS
Join fellow Trojans and friends for a refreshing Griffith Park hike, the launch of the club's monthly "Bar Review" at the downtown rooftop lounge Perch, and a community service project at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

February 2, March 1 – Private Residences, San Gabriel Valley
TROJAN AFFILIATES EVENTS
Robert Harris, former dean of the USC School of Architecture, discusses "Places of Privilege Everywhere, Every Day" at the February 2 general meeting; for more information and to RSVP, e-mail Sarah Sismondo. USC Thornton School of Music professor Thom D. Mason discusses "Jazz A to Z" at the March 1 membership coffee; e-mail Kandi Wopschall for details and reservations.

February 7 – University Park Campus
TEDxUSC 2012 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications to attend the invitation-only May 9 program available February 7; don't miss your chance to see presentations by innovative and visionary thinkers, leaders and teachers in a wide range of fields.

February 7, March 6 – Town and Gown, University Park Campus
TOWN AND GOWN MONTHLY MEETINGS
USC athletic director Pat Haden and USC Viterbi School of Engineering vice dean for research Maja Matarić are the guest speakers at the February 7 and March 6 meetings, respectively; please e-mail for more information and to RSVP.

February 7 – Widney Alumni House, University Park Campus
TOWN & GOWN JR. AUXILIARY OF LOS ANGELES NETWORKING EVENT
Join the women of TGJALA for an inspiring presentation by Tiara Program Coach Alison Miller: "The Business of YOU: Powerfully Navigating Your Career."

February 9 – University Park Campus
SECOND DECADE SOCIETY NIGHT AT THE USC THORNTON SYMPHONY
Join fellow Second Decade Society alums for a reception with USC Thornton School of Music dean Robert Cutietta, followed by a recital showcasing the works of student composers.

February 19 - Ozumo, Santa Monica
USC SINGLES CONNECTION ALUMNI MIXER
By popular demand, the USC Alumni Clubs of the San Gabriel Valley and West Los Angeles are co-hosting this first singles mixer for Trojans and their friends.

February 21, March 20 – Various Locations
KECK HOSPITAL GUILD OF USC EVENTS
Dr. Helga Van Herle discusses "Knowing Your Numbers: Risk Factors and Prevention of Heart Disease in Women in the 21st Century" at the Doheny Eye Institute on February 21; tour the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, followed by a luncheon, on March 20. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail Carol Corral or call (323) 254-0600.

February 22, March 27 – Various Locations
USC ALUMNI CLUB OF THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY EVENTS
Mix and mingle with fellow SFV Trojans and friends at Glendale's The Left Coast Wine Bar on February 22; connect with alums and friends at a mixer before SFJAZZ Collective performs the music of Stevie Wonder at Northridge's Valley Arts Performing Center (discount tickets available) on March 27.

March 10 – The Row (28th Street), University Park Campus
ALL ROW OPEN HOUSE ALUMNI REUNION
Reminisce and reconnect with friends from "The Row"; for more information, contact your chapter, e-mail Kathy Creagan or call Beth Saul at (213) 740-1195.


ORANGE COUNTY /
SAN DIEGO / INLAND EMPIRE



February 1 – San Diego Marriott Del Mar, San Diego
FROM AUTISM TO ALZHEIMER'S – THE YOUNG AND AGING BRAIN
Join Dr. Pat Levitt, director of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute, for an informative discussion about the causes, effects and therapies for autism and Alzheimer's.

February 1 - April 4 – USC Orange County Center, Irvine
14th ANNUAL ORANGE COUNTY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
Dr. Anthony Hassan, director of the USC Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, kicks off the popular lecture series with his presentation "What Happens After Soldiers Come Home? " on February 1; other USC faculty speakers include include Dr. Donal Manahan, Elyn Saks and Ange-Marie Hancock.

February 1, March 7 – Various locations
USC OC CONNECTIONS LUNCHEONS
Network with fellow OC Trojans and learn about upcoming USC Alumni Club of Newport/Irvine activities over lunch at Paul Martin's American Grill in Irvine February 1 and Kimera in Newport Beach on March 7.

February 15 – Roscoe's Famous Deli, Fullerton
USC V. UCLA BASKETBALL GAME WATCH/NETWORKING MIXER
Cheer the Trojans to victory over the Bruins while networking with members and friends of the USC Alumni Club of North Orange County.

February 22 – MESA Restaurant and Lounge, Costa Mesa
SoCIAL MIXER
Network with fellow Trojans while enjoying drinks and complimentary appetizers at one of the OC's hottest lounges.

March 22 – Location TBD, Santa Barbara
THE BLUE REVOLUTION AND THE FUTURE OF HUMAN FOOD
Join Dr. Donal Manahan, vice dean for students and USC Dornsife professor of biological sciences, for a thought-provoking presentation about global food and sustainability.


EXHIBITIONS


 
March 4 - USC Hillel Art Gallery, University Park Campus
SPRING STUDENT EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
Ellen Perliter delivers remarks at the USC Hillel Art Gallery's 5th annual spring student exhibition, a collection of works honoring Stanley and Elyse Grinstein.

Through April 7 – USC Fisher Museum of Art, University Park Campus
SIGHT SPECIFIC: LACPS AND THE POLITICS OF COMMUNITY
Supported by the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Initiative, this exhibition explores the legacy of the Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, formed in 1974.

Through Spring 2012 – USC Fisher Museum of Art, University Park Campus
CONSERVING BEAUTY
Exhibition examines the methods museums use to protect pieces of art from time, temperature and patron interference.

Through May 11 – University Club, University Park Campus
HISTORY AND TRADITION: BUILDING A CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY
Black-and-white images from the USC Archives and the USC Digital Library celebrate the iconic architecture and traditions that have shaped the university's identity.

EDUCATION/
CAREER


January 23 – March 6 - Online
USC CONTINUING EDUCATION FEATURED PROGRAMS
Log on for a variety of online courses covering topics including "Feature Writing for High School Students" (Feb. 6), "Contemporary Asian Architecture-Interiors" (Feb. 13) and "Inside the Campaign: Watching the Campaign with the Experts"(Feb. 14).

January 25 - March 21 – USC School of Architecture, Los Angeles
USC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE LECTURES
Upcoming talks include "What's Next: Metabolism," (Jan. 25), "What Becomes Has Always Been," (Feb. 1), "Straight Up the Middle" (Feb. 15.) and "Material (In)Formation: Computing Material Gestalt" (March 21).

February 1 - March 31 - Various Locations
USC EMERITI CENTER COLLEGE (ECC) EVENTS
Join USC alumni and retirees in an array of engaging courses and events to include "The Huntington Library Inamoto Lectures" (Jan. 24) and "The History of Los Angeles & USC, 1887-1984" (Feb 10) – all are welcome!

February 2- Neighborhood Church, Pasadena
SIDNEY D. GAMBLE LECTURE: CALIFORNIA MODERN DESIGN
LACMA assistant curator Bobbye Tigerman discusses the appeal of this era of California creativity which resulted in new designs for all the decorative arts, and delves into the research for LACMA's exhibition "California Design."

February 4 – LA County Museum of Art
CURATOR’S TOUR OF "CALIFORNIA DESIGN" EXHIBIT AT LACMA
Wendy Kaplan, LACMA’s curator of decorative arts and design, leads an in-depth and personal tour of the exhibition.

February 12 – Taper Hall, University Park Campus
FREE KAPLAN PRACTICE TEST EVENT
Thinking about grad school? Kaplan Test Prep is holding a free practice test event on campus for LSAT, MCAT, GRE, DAT and OAT exams, or take a free online proctored practice test for the GMAT and PCAT from home, starting February 2. Get more details and register here.

February 17 - March 15 – Various Locations
USC CAREER CENTER EVENTS
Upcoming workshops and career events include "Taking Charge 2012: Working Like an Entrepreneur" (Feb. 17), "You Have the Work Experience: NOW WHAT?" webinar (Feb. 29), "Preparing for the Career Fair" (March 13) and the "MyWorkster Multi-University Alumni Career Fair" (March 15).

February 24 - Rancho Mirage and Palm Springs
REFLECTIONS OF MID-CENTURY MODERNISM
The USC Architectural Guild invites you to a weekend experience of exploring, investigating and celebrating Sunnylands, A.Q. Jones, architecture and the value of historic preservation.

March 9 – Ronald Tutor Campus Center, University Park Campus
OCCUPATIONAL SCIENCE SYMPOSIUM: AUTISM IN EVERYDAY LIFE REVISITED
Join alumni, faculty and distinguished guests to learn about the latest in interdisciplinary autism research happening at USC.

March 10 – Neighborhood Church, Pasadena
POST-WAR MODERNISM & THE LEGACY OF GREENE & GREENE
Gamble House director Ted Bosley examines the influence of Arts and Crafts masters Greene and Greene on Post-War Modernism, and how the architectural style reconciled craft traditions with industrial technology.

March 20 – Four Seasons Hotel, Beverly Hills
CENTER ON PHILANTHROPY & PUBLIC POLICY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
Join us for a conversation with philanthropists Jennifer and Peter Buffett, the co-chairs of the NoVo Foundation; e-mail for details and to RSVP.

March 23 – Andrus Gerontology Center, University Park Campus
BRAIN WELLNESS COLLOQUIUM
Learn practical information about keeping the brain healthy at this event sponsored by the USC Emeriti Center.

April 20 – Doheny Memorial Library, University Park Campus
USC WRITER'S CONFERENCE
Join us for a day of conversations on the craft of writing in an e-book world.

May 1 – Application Deadline
USC SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
Earn college credit and be a summer Trojan! This college immersion program for high school students offers 2-week and 4-week courses that engage students through lectures, hands-on workshops and labs, guest speakers and academic field trips to locations throughout Los Angeles.



MUSIC/DANCE
STAGE/FILM



January 22 - February 9 – USC School of Cinematic Arts, University Park Campus
SCA ALUMNI SCREENING SERIES
Attend free screenings of upcoming feature films by SCA alumni and faculty, including Big Miracle, starring Drew Barrymore and John Krasinski.

February 3 – Bovard Auditorium, University Park Campus
LA CONTEMPORARY DANCE COMPANY: CATCH & RELEASE
LA Contemporary Dance Company performs an original piece to the live music of Filip Zachary.

February 6 – Doheny Memorial Library, Room 240, University Park Campus
TINA'S MOUTH AND THE ART OF THE GRAPHIC NOVEL
Meet the author and illustrator behind the existentialist graphic novel Tina's Mouth.

February 16 - Bovard Auditorium, University Park Campus
THE ONION
Dice it up with the head writers of America’s finest news site, The Onion.

March 24 – Ray Stark Family Theatre, University Park Campus
THE 5TH ANNUAL DON THOMPSON LGBT FILM FESTIVAL
USC Lambda’s annual LGBT showcase of student & alumni short films, with honorary jury chair George Takei.


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VISIONS AND VOICES
The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative presents dynamic exhibitions, readings, concerts, dance performances, lectures and screenings. Upcoming events include an evening with writer Azar Nafisi (Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books) and a conversation and performance highlighting the life and work of Russian cellist Gregor Piatigorsky.


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TROJAN TRAVEL
Enjoy breathtaking scenery, luxurious accommodations and gracious hospitality while exploring the Best of the Canadian Rockies (departs July 22). Or wine and dine your way through Italy’s historic Veneto region on our Wine and Cheese of Northern Italy excursion (departs September 29). For more information on these or all our travel packages, visit Trojan Travel online or call (213) 821-6605.

SCHOLARSHARE
With the cost of college rising, start saving now for your future Trojan’s education by opening a ScholarShare account. As California’s official 529 college savings plan, ScholarShare is a simple, smart, flexible way to save. You can find out more here.

SAFEMART
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USC WEDDINGS
Love is in the air at USC! Engagements are on the rise and we are now accepting bookings through 2013 for weddings in our beautiful Town and Gown ballroom. USC alums receive a 15% discount off our wedding collection packages. For more information, please visit us online or call (213) 740-5956 and request the USC Alumni Association discount! Please note that reservations are subject to availability and must be made in advance.

JAGUAR
Jaguar has an all new line-up of 2012 luxury vehicles turning heads all over Southern California. As the USC Alumni Association's automotive partner, we offer special, no-haggle alumni pricing on all Jaguar models (subject to availability) that will provide the best purchase experience from our award-winning dealers. In addition, a portion of our proceeds supports USC Alumni Association programs and services. Please visit us online for complete program details.




USC Around Town is a service of the USC Alumni Association. We e-mail it monthly to thousands of USC alumni across Southern California. If you have any comments or questions about this e-newsletter, you can reach us at usc.alumni@alumnicenter.usc.edu. Fight On!

Lisa Barkett '81
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CEO, USC Alumni Association

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USC Around Town


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