USC Price School of Public Policy

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AMP SoCal Partner Meeting

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USC University Club at King Stoops Hall (EDL) (Map)
Scriptorium

The invitation only AMP SoCal Partner Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 26 at the University Club at USC. Registration and check-in will begin at 8:30 am.

The morning will include an interactive discussion about the accomplishments of AMP SoCal and the various ways our partnership can effectively make a positive impact on the aerospace and defense industry in Southern California.

After the meetings have concluded at 11 am, a tour will be held at the state-of-the-art USC Viterbi School of Engineering Center for Advanced Manufacturing for the first 25 to register. We hope you can join us! 

Congregations Ending Homelessness in LA

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McCarty Memorial Christian Church (Map)

A training and resource fair for faith leaders. 

  • How do we get Measure H funding to support our local work?
  • How do we get more housing for the homeless in our community? 
  • How do we get out programs and those we serve integrated into the network of county services? 

Join us at a training and resource fair to find out more about how your congregation can address homelessness. 

Please click here to RSVP

The USC Cecil Murray Center for Community Engagement is co-sponsoring this training opportunity or faith leaders along with LA Voice and the Los Angeles County Homeless Initiative. 

 

Pop-Up DREAM Center

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KAP458 (Map)
KAP458

Join us at the pop-up DREAM CENTER every Tuesday & Thursday of April. Free workshops, community and resources for undocumented USC students, staff and allies. 

 

USC/Amgen Seminar Series: Murielle Veniant, Amgen—“Therapeutic potential of FGF21”

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Broad CIRM Center (BCC) (Map)
First Floor Seminar Room

FGF21, a member of the FGF19 subfamily, functions as an endocrine hormone to regulate glucose, lipid, and energy metabolism. FGF21 activates a unique dual receptor complex: bKlotho and FGF receptor tyrosine kinase. Since FGF21 relies on βKlotho as a co-receptor, FGF21 activity is restricted to those metabolic target tissues that express βKlotho. When administered acutely, FGF21 reduces blood glucose and insulin levels in ob/ob mice. Three hours after a single FGF21 injection, fasting blood glucose is decreased and glucose clearance is improved during GTT in DIO mice. Chronic treatment with FGF21 dose-dependently reduces body weight, fasting blood glucose, insulin, and lipid  levels  in  DIO  mice.  Obese cynomolgous  monkeys  treated  with  FGF21  for  4  weeks  show decreases in body weight, insulin, and triglyceride levels. No significant adverse effects on bone mineral density were identified in DIO mice treated with FGF21 for 2 weeks. FGF21 KO mice and WT mice fed a high fat diet and treated with PPAR a or g agonists showed similar responses on body weights, glucose and lipid levels, and tissue weights.  This result suggests a lack of or very minimal cross-talk between PPAR a or g agonists and the FGF21 pathway.

Multiple approaches were employed to develop therapies to target the FGF21 pathway. Agents tested that retained or mimicked the activities of FGF21 included a fusion protein consisting of Fc fused to FGF21 and agonistic antibodies that bind βKlotho and FGFR1c. Weekly or biweekly administration of these agents decreased body weight, insulin, and triglyceride levels in obese normoglycemic monkeys.

Host: Andy McMahon

Pause for Paws - Happy Hour with OWHP

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McClintock Lawn@ the USC Village (Map)

Pause for Paws is an initiative sponsored by the Office for Wellness and Health Promotion (OWHP) and USC Transportation. Our goal is to create a health-promoting and engaging environment on USC’s University Park Campus where students can develop personal skills around self-care and stress management, and find a sense of community. Started in 2014, volunteer therapy dogs from a local Therapy Dog chapter, Love on 4 Paws*, come to campus every Thursday from 11:30am - 2:30pm. Locations change often, so please check the calendar each week.

Developing & Submitting a Preparing & Submitting NSF CAREER Award ProposalsMission Agency Grant

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USC Credit Union - Flower St. (CUB) (Map)
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Email RSVP Required: usccer@usc.edu

Randolph Hall, Vice President of Research & Faculty Panel, will conduct a workshop to provide an insight to the proposal program and requirements for the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program at NSF. Previous award recipients will be present.

Target Audience: All levels of faculty & postdoc

In Conversation with Enid Baxter Ryce

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The Huntington Library (Map)
Munger Research Center, Seaver Classrooms

War and the Weather: a project by Enid Baxter Ryce

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

12:00-1:00pm

The Huntington Library, Munger Research Center, Seaver 1-2

 

Featuring the music of Philip Glass, "War and the Weather" is a work-in-progress that explores the impact of atmospheric rivers on the colonization, conspiracy and politicization of the American West through film and painting.

Enid Baxter Ryce (nee Blader) is an artist, filmmaker and musician. She grew up in a strip-mining town that was also a Revolutionary War reenactment park. Her works have exhibited internationally at venues including the National Gallery of Art and Library of Congress, Washington, D.C;  the J.P. Getty Museum, Director's Guild of America and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Location One and Academy of Art and Sciences, New York City; Sundance, Park City UT; The Kunsthalle Vienna; The Arnolfini in London;  Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; CCA Andratx, Mallorca and has been written about in The New York Times, Artforum, Artreviews, The Los Angeles Times, and many others.  She has won awards for her work as an artist and arts educator.  Enid studied fine art at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Yale University and Claremont Graduate University.  She is Professor of Cinematic Arts and Environmental Studies and Director of the California State University Monterey Bay Salinas Center for Arts and Culture. 

 

This conversation is part of a brown bag luncheon series sponsored by ICW. The event is open to any who wish to attend so please feel free to bring your own lunch and join us.

In Conversation with Enid Baxter Ryce (USC ICW)

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The Huntington Library (Map)
Seaver Classrooms, Munger Research Center

War and the Weather: a project by Enid Baxter Ryce

 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

12:00-1:00pm

Munger Research Center, Seaver 1-2

The Huntington

 

Featuring the music of Philip Glass, "War and the Weather" is a work-in-progress that explores the impact of atmospheric rivers on the colonization, conspiracy and politicization of the American West through film and painting.

Enid Baxter Ryce (nee Blader) is an artist, filmmaker and musician. She grew up in a strip-mining town that was also a Revolutionary War reenactment park. Her works have exhibited internationally at venues including the National Gallery of Art and Library of Congress, Washington, D.C;  the J.P. Getty Museum, Director's Guild of America and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Location One and Academy of Art and Sciences, New York City; Sundance, Park City UT; The Kunsthalle Vienna; The Arnolfini in London;  Center for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow; CCA Andratx, Mallorca and has been written about in The New York Times, Artforum, Artreviews, The Los Angeles Times, and many others.  She has won awards for her work as an artist and arts educator.  Enid studied fine art at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Yale University and Claremont Graduate University.  She is Professor of Cinematic Arts and Environmental Studies and Director of the California State University Monterey Bay Salinas Center for Arts and Culture. 

 

This conversation is part of a brown bag luncheon series sponsored by ICW. The event is open to any who wish to attend so please feel free to bring your own lunch and join us.

Mark Pisano on Changing Demographics & the Economy

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Lewis Hall (RGL) (Map)
RGL 308

Please join us for a book talk to mark the publication of Price school professor Mark Pisano’s recent book: The Puzzle of the American Economy: How Changing Demographics Will Affect Our Future and Influence Our Politics.

Mark’s new book spotlights how serious economic problems in the United States are the result of demographic changes and documents how changing demography results from collective individual choice, and suggests radically different ways of thinking and of executing strategies to harness the power of collective individual choice and address the driving force behind sweeping demographic changes.

Mark Pisano is Professor of the Practice of Public Administration at the Sol Price School of Public Policy. He serves on the Board of the National Academy of Public Administration, Co-Chairs the Standing Panel on Intergovernmental Relations, the Infrastructure Working Group of California Forward, and is Chairman of the Infrastructure Funding Alliance, a national non-profit developing an alternative funding paradigm for funding infrastructure and public goods. And for 31 years, he served as executive director of the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG), the nation’s largest regional planning agency.

RSVP to deansoffice@price.usc.edu to secure a seat and lunch.

USC Sustainability Forum

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Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) (Map)
Franklin Suite - 350

Do you care about sustainability? Get all the latest updates on what USC is doing in terms of sustainability and bring ideas forth for advancements. Be informed on the latest issues, and let your voice be heard!

Presentations from: 
USC Office of Sustainability
Keck Preventative Health Research
USC Sustainable Solutions Lab
USG, Environmental Student Assembly, Environmental Core
Followed by a Q&A

Light lunch from Greenleaf will be provided, curtesy of ESA!

Read up on the Academic Senate's 2030 Vision for Sustainability here: https://academicsenate.usc.edu/files/2016/04/USC-Sustainability-Strategy-2030.pdf

and the USC Office of Sustainability's 2020: https://green.usc.edu/files/2017/03/Sustainability2020_Single-page.pdf

Please RSVP at tinyurl.com/USCSustainabilityForum18 

Sponsored by:
USC Academic Senate
USC Environmental Student Assembly
USC Wrigely Institute for Environmental Studies
USC Undergraduate Student Government