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Around Town - USC Events in Southern California
USC Alumni Association

March 2012  


FEATURED EVENTS

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 50+ employers for the second annual alumni-only career fair.

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 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.

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.

April 28 – Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Downtown Los Angeles
79th ANNUAL USC ALUMNI AWARDS
Join us as we honor seven outstanding Trojans, including Trader Joe's chairman and CEO Dan Bane '69, the recipient of the 2012 Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award.

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LOS ANGELES/
VENTURA COUNTIES




 
March 1 – April 5 - Various locations
USC ALUMNI CLUB OF DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES EVENTS
Join fellow Trojans and friends for our monthly "Bar Review" at downtown LA's hottest spots and participate in our Alumni Day of SCervice project at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank.

March 1 – San Gabriel Country Club, San Gabriel Valley
TROJAN AFFILIATES MEMBERSHIP COFFEE
USC Thornton School of Music professor Thom D. Mason discusses "Jazz A to Z." E-mail Kandi Wopschall for details and reservations.

March 3 - 31 – Various Locations
USC OFFICE FOR PARENT PROGRAMS EVENTS
Upcoming events include the USC Parents Council Meeting with featured speaker USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett (March 20) and a performance by the Spirit of Troy (March 31).

March 7 – The Peninsula, Beverly Hills
USC IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: NATIONAL COLLEGE ENROLLMENT TRENDS
Join Katharine Harrington, USC vice president of admissions and planning, for an informative presentation on the latest national trends in the college application process, including best practices in college preparedness and the increasingly hyper-competitive environment of college admissions nationwide.

March 8 - April 21 – Various Locations
USC ALUMNI CLUB OF THE SAN GABRIEL VALLEY EVENTS
Connect with alums and friends at upcoming mixers, our professional speaker series and a hike to Echo Mountain.

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.

March 20 – Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, Health Sciences Campus
KECK HOSPITAL GUILD OF USC EVENT

Tour the Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research, followed by a luncheon. For more information and to RSVP, e-mail Carol Corral or call (323) 254-0600.

March 22 – Gamma Phi Beta, University Park Campus
USC INTERFRATERNITY/INTERSORORITY PARENTS COUNCIL MEETING
USC President C. L. Max Nikias is the keynote speaker for this month's meeting. For details and to RSVP, e-mail IFPC president Vivian Landau.

March 22 – Fess Parker Doubletree Resort, 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 the role of fisheries in feeding the world and global sustainability.

March 24 – Various Locations
USC YOUNG ALUMNI COUNCIL DAY OF SCERVICE PROJECTS
Volunteer with the Young Alumni Council and Computers for Youth (CFY) to provide educational software and computers to students in low-income communities. For more information, e-mail Tyler Hensley.

March 24 – Harry and Celesta Pappas Quad, Health Sciences Campus
TROJAN LEAGUE OF LOS ANGELES ANNUAL BENEFIT: MILESTONES IN MEDICINE
Please join us for an inspiring day of discovery honoring the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Dr. Jonathan Samet, a world-renowned authority on environmental epidemiology, will deliver the keynote address. For more information, please e-mail Fran Ciulla or Marcia Kreditor.

March 25 – 32nd and Hoover Streets, Los Angeles
CORNERSTONE MASS AND INSTALLATION
Gather with fellow Trojans at the construction site of the new Our Savior Church and USC Caruso Catholic Center and view the cornerstone blessed by Pope Benedict XVI; tours and reception immediately following. RSVP requested.

March 28 & April 21 – Various Locations
TROJAN LEAGUE ASSOCIATES OF THE VALLEYS EVENTS
Network with fellow Trojans while touring Encino's Japanese Gardens on March 28; to RSVP, e-mail or call Sheila Derrig at (818)887-5532; join us for a neighborhood admitted student reception in Encino April 21; e-mail for more information.

March 29 – Taberna Mexicana, Beverly Hills
USC ALUMNI CLUB OF BEVERLY HILLS-HOLLYWOOD TROJAN MIXER
Enjoy $4 sangrias and bacon-wrapped hot dogs on the patio with the BevHo Trojans.

March 30 - Town and Gown, University Park Campus
PHI BETA KAPPA EPSILON CHAPTER OF CALIFORNIA INDUCTION CEREMONY
Join ФBK alumni, supporters, family and friends as the 2012 class is inducted into the nation's oldest academic honors society.

April 6 – USC Hillel Center, University Park Campus

PASSOVER SEDER
Celebrate the first night of Passover with the USC Jewish Alumni Association; e-mail Alison Levine for more information.

April 10 – Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles
CELEBRATING THE ARTS
Town and Gown's annual scholarship luncheon/benefit honors film star Debbie Reynolds and opera singer/USC Thornton School of Music professor Rod Gilfry.

April 14 - USC McDonald's Swim Stadium, University Park Campus
32nd ANNUAL SWIM WITH MIKE
Swim-a-thon and pool party to benefit the Physically Challenged Athletes Scholarship Fund.

April 19 – Doheny Memorial Library, University Park Campus
8TH ANNUAL USC LIBRARIES WONDERLAND AWARD CELEBRATION
The Wonderland Award is a multidisciplinary competition open to students that encourages new scholarship and creative work related to Lewis Carroll, author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.


ORANGE COUNTY /
SAN DIEGO / INLAND EMPIRE



February 22 – USC Orange County Center, Irvine

USC IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD: NATIONAL COLLEGE ENROLLMENT TRENDS
Join Tim Brunold, USC dean of admission, for an informative presentation on the latest national trends in the college application process, including best practices in college preparedness and the increasingly hyper-competitive environment of college admissions nationwide.

March 7 – May 2 – USC Orange County Center, Irvine
14th ANNUAL ORANGE COUNTY DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES
Join Dr. Donal Manahan, vice dean for students and USC Dornsife professor of biological sciences, for a thought-provoking presentation about the role of fisheries in feeding the world and global sustainability on March 7; other USC faculty speakers include Elyn Saks on April 4 and Ange-Marie Hancock on May 2.

March 7, April 4 – 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 Kimera in Newport Beach on March 7 and Karl Strauss in Costa Mesa April 4.

March 13 – The Pacific Club, Newport Beach
USC MARSHALL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF OC BUSINESS BREAKFAST
Learn "The Secret Sauce of Networking" from EZ Lube president and CEO Guy Marsala.

April 21 – El Niguel Country Club, Laguna Niguel
USC TOWN & GOWN JUNIOR AUXILIARY OF ORANGE COUNTY ANNUAL BENEFIT
Go "Around the World with 'SC" and enjoy an evening of dinner, drinks and a silent auction, with proceeds benefitting USC scholarships for Orange County students.


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.

Through May 31 – Doheny Library, University Park Campus
QUEER WORLDMAKING
Archive materials related to queer activism and culture in L.A. from the 1940s to 1980s chart the birth of "homophile" activism, the production of the nation's first LGBT publications, and the rise of gay liberation and lesbian feminism.

EDUCATION/
CAREER


February 29 - March 30 – Various Locations
USC CAREER CENTER EVENTS
Upcoming workshops and career events include "You Have the Work Experience: NOW WHAT?" webinar (Feb. 29), "Preparing for the Career Fair" (March 13), "MyWorkster Multi-University Alumni Career Fair" (March 15) and "Social Networking and Social Media Job Search in 2012" (March 30).

March – April – University Park Campus
USC ROSSIER SCHOOL OF EDUCATION MASTER'S AND DOCTORAL PROGRAMS
Advance your career through a Master's or Ed.D. in education. Now accepting graduate applications! E-mail for information.

March 7 – April 11 – USC School of Architecture, University Park Campus
USC SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE LECTURES
Upcoming talks include "Dr. David Jason Gerber: Recent Work" (March 7),
(In)Formation: Computing Material Gestalt" (March 21) "The Next Built Environment Today" (April 4) and "Binding Architecture and Engineering Today" (April 11).

March 1 – April 30 – Various Locations
USC EMERITI CENTER COLLEGE (ECC) EVENTS
Join USC alumni and retirees in an array of engaging courses and events, including "The History of Los Angeles & USC, 1880-1930" - all are welcome!

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 20-22 – Various Locations
SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT CERTIFICATION
Earn Six Sigma Green Belt Certification through the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, available online or on-campus. Trojan Family pricing is available.

March 20 – Doheny Memorial Library, University Park Campus
LITERARY LUNCHEON WITH ANDREW G. JAMESON
Jameson, director emeritus of the Asia Foundation's Books for Asia program, discusses the rare treasures of the Monastery of Saint Catherine of the Sinai and the Codex Sinaiticus, one of the world's oldest books.

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.

April 20 - April 22 – The Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore, Santa Barbara
USC DAVIS SCHOOL OF GERONTOLOGY'S HEALTHY AGING RETREAT
Take advantage of a wonderful opportunity to get away, relax, learn about healthy aging, and meet fellow Trojans.

April 19 – University Park Campus

MARSHALL MBA REcharge: STRATEGIC THINKING AND DECISION MAKING IN 2012
Join the Trojan network and gain some additional knowledge and personal contacts that can be immediately applied to your career at this panel discussion and networking event.

April 24 – Doheny Memorial Library, University Park Campus
TROY: THE MYTH, THE METAPHOR, THE UNIVERSITY
USC Provost Elizabeth Garret, University Professor Kevin Starr, Col. Robert Kirkland, and Classics and Comparative Literature Professor William G. Thalmann discuss the meaning of Troy, the elusive metaphor that seems to say so much.

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



Through February 19 – Geffen Playhouse, West L.A.
RED HOT PATRIOT
Longtime USC Trojan Family Magazine editor Allison Engel MPW '09 co-wrote this play about the late, great political commentator Molly Ivins.

March 1 -4 – Bing Theatre, University Park Campus
A MIDSUMMER SATURDAY NIGHT'S FEVER DREAM
USC School of Theatre second-year MFA acting students take on the Bard in this production.

March 4 – April 10 – USC School of Cinematic Arts, University Park Campus
SCA ALUMNI SCREENING SERIES
Attend free screenings of upcoming feature films by SCA alumni and faculty.

March 7 – Bovard Auditorium, University Park Campus
AN EVENING WITH JAMES CONLON AND THE THORNTON SYMPHONY
Conlon leads the symphony in performances of works by Dvorak and Ravel.

March 24 – USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex
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 Letters from Zora: In Her Own Words and A Tribute to Dino De Laurentiis.
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TEDxUSC 2012 CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
Applications to attend the invitation-only May 4 program are now available; don't miss your chance to see presentations by innovative and visionary thinkers, leaders and teachers in a wide range of fields.


Trojan Travel

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TROJAN TRAVEL

Immerse yourself in Italy's Veneto Region, home to the some of the world's best wine and cuisine, while savoring the Flavors of Northern Italy (departs September 29). Or join guest lecturer Miller Fong for a cruise along the fabled coasts of Ancient Greece and Turkey (departs October 11). For more information on these or all our travel packages, visit Trojan Travel online or call (213) 821-6605.

USC CREDIT UNION
Purchasing or refinancing your home is one of the biggest financial decisions you will ever make. That's why at USC Credit Union, we take the time to explain the benefits of each program to ensure you make the decision that's best for you, not our bottom line. We offer interviews face-to-face or over the phone, or you can simply apply online. To find out more click here or call (213) 821-7100.

University Gateway
University Gateway is the premier student housing facility at USC, offering fully furnished all-inclusive living. Luxury amenities include a penthouse floor, gaming and entertainment room, fitness center, courtyards and rooftop terraces, 24-hour security and concierge, secured bike and car parking, restaurants and shops! As a special offer for USC Alumni Association members, refer a student who signs a lease with us and receive a FREE trip to Las Vegas!

COOKIE LEE JEWELRY
Show off your Trojan pride in style! Cookie Lee Jewelry has created an exclusive jewelry line just for USC — and perfect for students, moms and alumni! Best of all, 100% of the profits benefit the USC Alumni Association and USC Marshall School of Business. Shop online for your favorite items and support USC at the same time. And check out our new jewelry!

SAFEMART
Your family’s safety is priceless — but it shouldn't cost a fortune. That's why USC Alumni Association partner SafeMart is offering Trojans a $249 discount on its state-of-the-art GE Simon XT security system. Supplies are limited, so act now – sale ends February 22!



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
President, USC Alumni Association

Scott M. Mory, Esq.
CEO, USC Alumni Association

Ross Levine / Tim Knight / Dan Campagna
Editors
USC Around Town


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