L.A. Loves Its Books

Thousands of people converged on the USC University Park Campus on Saturday and Sunday for the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The event — which featured author visits, panel discussions, celebrity writers, performances and more — has grown into the nation’s largest literary and cultural festival.

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Spotlight: USC’s Health Sciences Schools

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    Keck School of Medicine of USC

    At the Keck School of Medicine of USC, we are dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals and society by promoting health, preventing and curing disease, advancing biomedical research and educating tomorrow’s physicians and scientists.

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    Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

    The mission of the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is to provide education, scholarship and outreach that improves oral, dental, craniofacial and general systemic health and well-being locally, nationally and internationally.

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    USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

    One of the top pharmacy schools nationwide, the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences continues its centurylong reputation for innovative programming, practice and collaboration.

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    USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

    Through innovative research, education and clinical practice, the USC Mrs. T.H. Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy optimizes people’s engagement in the ordinary and extraordinary activities of life.

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    USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy

    The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy is committed to transforming how we prepare the next generation of physical therapists to deliver the highest level of care to society. With our longstanding leadership in the field, we are uniquely positioned to develop innovative solutions that integrate our strengths in research, education and clinical service.

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    USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology

    The mission of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology is to promote healthy aging for diverse individuals, communities and societies through leadership and innovation in research, education and practice.

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    USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

    The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work champions social justice for the well-being of individuals, families and communities through innovative teaching of evidence-based practice and practice-based skills, pioneering transformative research and cultivating leadership for social change.

    Students in the labs and workspaces of the Keck HSC. Photo by: Chris Shinn.
    Dentist working on a set of dentures for a patient.
    USC School of Pharmacy pharmacist helping a patient with paperwork
    A nurse next to an elderly man with a walker
    Physical therapists stretching and moving patients' necks for rehabilitation.
    Instructor working with class attendee during free exercise class for cancer survivors
    Trojan is using a magnifying glass to look at leaves with kids in their classroom.

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    Public diplomacy and the arts

    ‘Defining Courage’

    Join the USC Center on Public Diplomacy for Defining Courage, a live docu-theater experience that explores the legacy of the Nisei soldiers — Americans of Japanese ancestry who served in segregated units during World War II. The Nisei were the most decorated soldiers of the war, and yet their accomplishments are unknown to most.

    6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 30

    Bing Theatre

     

    Come together for the future

    Earth Day Painting

    Come celebrate Earth Day (April 22) with table and pot painting, free snacks and music.

    Earth Month at USC is a cornerstone initiative within Assignment: Earth and President Carol Folt’s sustainability “moonshot.” Dedicating the month of April to sustainability catalyzes meaningful change, inspiring individuals to take action, adopt sustainable practices, and contribute to a more resilient and equitable future for all.

    2-6 p.m. Monday, April 22

    USC Peace Garden

    Feel the movement

    USC Kaufman’s Spring 2024 BFA Showcase

    The USC Kaufman School of Dance’s BFA dance majors will perform new and existing works of choreography by Kyle Abraham, Bret Easterling, Nina Flagg, Roderick George, Bruce McCormick, Christopher Wheeldon and “Move Ya Body!” — a new “Dance for TV/Camera” experience. Tickets are free, and registration is required.

    7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25
    2 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 26
    2 p.m. Saturday, April 27

    Bing Theatre

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