Ulysses S. Grant in War and Peace
H. W. Brands is a dynamic historian and best-selling author of numerous books, including The Man Who Saved the Union, a sweeping and majestic biography of Ulysses S. Grant. The Man Who Saved the Union was featured on President C. L. Max Nikiasís 2014 summer reading list, which highlights a few books that he believes every USC student should read. In a fascinating event, Brands will animate the details and repercussions of the life of Ulysses S. Grant, who saved the Union twice: once during the Civil War and again during Reconstruction. Grantís life and career furnish a tale of individual accomplishment even as they shed light on the enduring question of why America has such a propensity toward war. Grantís story will come alive in a discussion by H. W. Brands, who has said that “History is a story...in fact, it is the best story I can think of.” For more info, click here.
Around the World with Visions and Voices:
A V&V T-shirt Project & Contest
We love to see our students sporting their Visions and Voices gear! This summer, we know you'll be going places near and far, and we want you to take Visions and Voices with you. During your travels, be sure to snap some pics of yourselves in your V&V T-shirts and post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #visionsandvoices, or email them to us at email@example.com. Photos will be posted on the Visions and Voices website and will be used for a special Visions and Voices poster project. Participants may also win prizes!
Essayist and physician Danielle Ofri, author of What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine, will explore how emotions permeate clinical decisions and provoke physicians to act in ways that are not nearly as rational and evidence-based as they may think.
09/22/2014: 11:30am - 12:30pm
Join us for a special evening with H. W. Brands, a dynamic historian who will animate the details and the repercussions of the life of Ulysses S. Grant, the man who saved the Union. “History is a story . . . in fact, it is the best story I can think of,” Brands has said.
09/23/2014: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Attorney J. Brian Campbell and Mike Madigan, private investigator and author of The Twisted Badge: An Inside Look at Politics in Law Enforcement will discuss the practive origins and effects of racial profiling.
09/26/2014: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
MIT professor Fox Harrell will connect the computational to the cultural in a fascinating discussion about how technology is inescapably connected to the cultures in which it is developed. Participants will engage with hands-on demonstrations of innovative projects from Harrell’s socially concerned, highly imaginative lab.
09/29/2014: 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Los Angeles Philharmonic artistic director and conductor Gustavo Dudamel will present a high-voltage program featuring Mahler’s Fifth Symphony and David Lang’s Man Made. Guest artists So Percussion will inspire you to rethink the possibilities of percussive music with their unconventional instruments and mesmerizing theatricality.
10/02/2014: 6:30pm - 11:00pm
Celebrating USC's Core Values