The USC Pacific Asia Museum hosts a collection of over 15,000 objects, spanning more than five thousand years, that include rare examples of art and ethnographic objects from Asia and the Pacific Islands.
The Visions and Voices Initiative emphasizes USC's commitment to interdisciplinary approaches. Check out the spectacular array of events conceived and organized by faculty and schools throughout the university.
Coffeehouse Conversations encourage faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduates from every part of our USC community to talk about the ethical questions of the day. Free lunch and open dialogue.
ECONOMIC JUSTICE: IS OUR SYSTEM FAIR?
There has lately been increasing discussion in the United States about economic inequality, as the gap between rich and poor has grown and upward mobility has declined. When a full time wage worker cannot support herself above the poverty line, still less her family, while corporate executives receive salaries higher by a factor of thousands than other workers at the same firm, it is natural to ask: Is there such a thing as too low a wage for work, too high a wage, or too great a differential in wages?
Music@Noon, USC Thornton’s weekly free concert series every Wednesday at noon, will join forces with the USC Thornton Outreach Program in a concert showcasing our student mentors.
Students Talk Back: A Politics and Public Policy Forum is a series presented in partnership with the USC Dornsife College's Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, USC College Democrats, USC College Republicans, and USC Daily Trojan. The event will feature a panel moderated debate, with free food served at 11:30 AM.
Jazz Studies faculty David Arnay performs his recent album 8 with fellow faculty members Peter Erskine, Edwin Livingston, and Aaron Serfaty.
Nearly every college stakeholder, including students, professors, university leaders, campus mental health professionals and parents, will offer advice and discussion on battling campus mental illness.
**NOTE UPDATED TIME** A discussion led by John Uriquiza, photographer and founder of "Sin Turistas" Photography Collective, and commentated by Macarena Gomez Barris, associate professor of American studies and ethnicity.
Gene Oishi reads from his new novel, Fox Drum Bebop, and Brian Komei Dempster from his new collection of poetry, Topaz, followed by a discussion about new perspectives on the WWII Japanese American incarceration experience and its postwar effects.
Book signing for "No Helmets Required", the remarkable story of 20 young American footballers and how they were convinced to compete in international Rugby.
Guest conductor Uriel Segal, currently principal guest conductor at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, leads the USC Thornton Symphony in a performance of Russian masterworks.
Keyboard Studies faculty Norman Krieger presents a solo piano recital featuring the world premiere of Bulgarian composer Henri Lazarof’s Chronicles 3 and works from Beethoven and Chopin.