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National Gallery: A Screening and Conversation with Frederick Wiseman

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Ray Stark Family Theatre (SCA) (Map)
SCA 108

Join legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, the master documentarian of our time, for a screening and discussion of his three-hour tour de force National Gallery (2014), which looks behind the scenes and on the walls of one of the world’s greatest collections of paintings. Showing how museums have become perhaps our greatest secular cathedrals, National Gallery considers the role of art and art institutions in today’s world.

Wiseman is the celebrated director, producer, sound person, and editor of 40 documentaries, including Titicut Follies (1967) and In Jackson Heights (2015). He is known for his direct, observational style and for providing visual studies of modern social institutions that do not pretend to be “objective,” but rather acknowledge the personal experience of looking, interpreting, and understanding. Wiseman is the winner of the George Polk Career Award for journalistic integrity and investigative reporting and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice International Film Festival, as well as Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships. 

USC professor Daniela Bleichmar will introduce the film. Following the screening, professor Akira Lippit will moderate a Q&A with Wiseman.

This event is presented as part of “Making Visual History,” a series of events exploring the intersection of the arts and humanities and the fascinating work of making history visible on screen.

Additional Links:
Frederick Wiseman IMDB

Edinburgh International Culture Summit

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Edinburgh, Scotland (Map)

USC Center on Public Diplomacy will be a knowledge partner at the 2016 Edinburgh International Culture Summit (August 24-26) in Scotland. The summit convenes cultural ministers, artists, academics and policy makers for a global discussion on critical issues in culture. This year’s theme, “Building Resilient Communities,” unpacks the role of culture in shaping and sustaining diverse, inclusive communities. Key thematic topics will explore the protection of cultural heritage, the fiscal and social costs of investing in culture, and the barriers to cultural participation.

As a knowledge partner, CPD will help lead and participate in discussions on culture and participation, and will share summit highlights via digital channels to expand the conversation on the vital role of cultural diplomacy/cultural relations in advancing global peace and security.

Veterans Resource Center Welcome Back BBQ

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Alumni Park (Map)

Come kick off the new school year at our Welcome Back BBQ!

From 11 AM to 2 PM join us at Alumni Park for lunch, socialize with fellow TroVets, and play some corn hole!

Hope to see you there! Fight On!

Electoral Commons on Immigration Series

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Taper Hall (THH) (Map)
301

The Fall 2016 Thematic Semester At USC: Issues for the Next Electorate

Join four scholars in discussing the reality of immigration and its implications for national policy.   

Dowell Myers is Professor and Director of the Population Dynamics Research Group in the Sol Price School of Public Policy.  His 2007 book, Immigrants and Boomers: Forging a New Social Contract for the Future of America, has been widely recognized. Myers is a member of the 2014‐16 National Academy of Sciences study panel on the economic and fiscal consequences of immigration. In the policy and planning field, he is a champion of future‐oriented research that helps people make better decisions today.

Manuel Pastor is Professor of Sociology and American Studies and Ethnicity in USC Dornsife College, where he serves as Director of USC's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity (PERE) and co‐Director of USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration (CSII). His most recent book is Unsettled Americans: Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration (2016), co‐edited with John Mollenkopf.  He speaks frequently on demographic change, economic inequality, and community empowerment.    

Emily Ryo is Assistant Professor of Law and Sociology in the Gould School of Law. She served as a law clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced law at the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen, and Hamilton.  Her current research focuses on immigration, criminal justice, legal attitudes and legal noncompliance, and procedural justice. As an empirical legal scholar, she has published widely in leading journals in both sociology and law.  

Roberto Suro is Professor in the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute in the Price School of Public Policy. Professor Suro examines immigration with an emphasis on the Hispanic population, U.S. immigration policy, and U.S. public opinion regarding immigration — as a researcher, author, and journalist.  His latest book is Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue (2011) co‐edited with Marcelo Suarez‐Orozco and Vivian Louie.

Power Pan Dulce Fridays Speaker Series Kickoff

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El Centro Chicano (Map)

This program provides an informal opportunity for the USC Latino community and friends to come together to socialize and network over sweet bread & chocolate, which includes announcements by El Centro, the Latina/o Student Assembly, and any other organizations, staff, faculty and friends.

The highlight of the get together is a featured speaker, a prominent professional, usually an alumni, faculty, staff, community leader & friend of El Centro who has experience and knowledge to empower students in theirleadership, cultural identity & career path. 

Pass speakers have included Alumnus & Film Director Gaz Alazraki, Alex Nogales, President & CEO National Hispanic Media Coalition, Alumna & Actress Natalie Camunas, Alumna & Professor School of Rossier Dr. Darline Robles, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity, and History & Vice Dean for Diversity and Strategic Initiatives Dr. George Sanchez, & ECC Interim Director & Founder of the USC Mexican American Alumni Association now known as the Latino Alumni Association Raul Vargas. 

RSVP Open House!

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Engemann Student Health Center (ESH) (Map)
356

The Relationship and Sexual Violence Prevention and Services (RSVP) center, formerly The Center for Women and Men, located in the Engemann Student Health Center (ESH 356) will be hosting an open house for interested students, staff, and faculty on Friday, August 26th, from 12-2pm. 

RSVP provides therapy services for situations related to gender and power-based harm (e.g., sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking). RSVP's on-call counselors aid in discussing medical options, reporting options, and provide crisis support and advocacy.

The Electoral Commons on Immigration

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Taper Hall (THH) (Map)
301

Whether you’re getting ready to vote in your first national election or preparing yourself to vote again, the rhetoric of a presidential campaign can confuse the issues more than it clarifies.  To help USC students understand the substance beneath the spin, the USC Thematic Semester on Issues for the Next Electorate has organized an Electoral Commons on Immigration.  Join Professors Dowell Myers (Sol Price School of Public Policy), Manuel Pastor (USC Dornsife), Emily Ryo (Gould School of Law), and Roberto Suro (Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism) in discussing the reality of immigration and its implications for national policy.  All USC students, faculty, staff, and parents are welcome to attend.  Further information is available at dornsife.usc.edu/thematicsemester#ElectoralCommonsatUSC

Seminar: Qichao Ruan

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Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (Map)
Large Conference Room

The World According to Frederick Wiseman: Beyond Documentary, Into History

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Ray Stark Family Theatre (SCA) (Map)
SCA 108

Join legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, the master documentarian of our time, for a conversation with USC professors Michael Renov and Vanessa Schwartz. Incorporating short film clips, the event will look at the way Wiseman documents and analyzes the present while knowing that his films will become sources for future historians.

Wiseman is the celebrated director, producer, sound person, and editor of 40 documentaries, from Titicut Follies(1967) to In Jackson Heights (2015). His three-hour tour de force National Gallery (2014) looks at the home of one of the world's greatest collections of paintings and, more broadly, about the role of art and art institutions in modern societies. He is known for his direct, observational style and for providing visual studies of modern social institutions that do not pretend to be “objective,” but rather acknowledge the personal experience of looking, interpreting, and understanding. Wiseman is the winner of the George Polk Career Award for journalistic integrity and investigative reporting and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice International Film Festival, as well as Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships.

This event is presented as part of “Making Visual History,” a series of events exploring the intersection of the arts and humanities and the fascinating work of making history visible on screen.

Additional Links:
Frederick Wiseman IMDB

The World According to Frederick Wiseman: Beyond Documentary, Into History

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Ray Stark Family Theatre (SCA) (Map)
School of Cinematic Arts 108

Making Visual History
The World According to Frederick Wiseman: Beyond Documentary, Into History


Reception to follow.

ADMISSION:
Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP at the links below beginning Tuesday, August 9, at 9 a.m.

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DESCRIPTION:
Join legendary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, the master documentarian of our time, for a conversation with USC professors Michael Renov and Vanessa Schwartz. Incorporating short film clips, the event will look at the way Wiseman documents and analyzes the present while knowing that his films will become sources for future historians.

Wiseman is the celebrated director, producer, sound person, and editor of 40 documentaries, from Titicut Follies (1967) to In Jackson Heights (2015). His three-hour tour de force National Gallery (2014) looks at the home of one of the world's greatest collections of paintings and, more broadly, about the role of art and art institutions in modern societies. He is known for his direct, observational style and for providing visual studies of modern social institutions that do not pretend to be “objective,” but rather acknowledge the personal experience of looking, interpreting, and understanding. Wiseman is the winner of the George Polk Career Award for journalistic integrity and investigative reporting and the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement from the Venice International Film Festival, as well as Guggenheim and MacArthur fellowships.

This event is presented as part of “Making Visual History,” a series of events exploring the intersection of the arts and humanities and the fascinating work of making history visible on screen.

Additional Links:
Frederick Wiseman IMDB

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Organized by Vanessa Schwartz (History, Art History, and Visual Studies Research Institute), Daniela Bleichmar (Art History and History), Akira Lippit (Cinematic Arts, Comparative Literature, and East Asian Languages and Cultures), and Michael Renov (Cinematic Arts). Co-sponsored by the Visual Studies Research Institute, Mellon Sawyer Seminar, and USC School of Cinematic Arts.

Photo: Erik Madigan Heck