Event Details

Fellows Roundtable

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The Lab Gastropub (Map)

Each week, the CPF’s Fellows are proud to host our Roundtable discussion series, facilitating focused conversations on policy and practical politics in a small-group setting. Students will have the chance to participate in robust and content-driven roundtables at some of USC’s best restaurants and cafes while getting to learn firsthand the experiences that shaped each Fellow’s career path.

Featuring: 

  • Adam Nagourney - Los Angeles Bureau Chief, New York Times
  • Ann Klenk - Former Senior and Co-Executive Producer, Hardball With Chris Matthews
  • Ron Christie - Republican Strategist; Special Assistant, President George W. Bush


RSVP Required!

Applicants will be contacted within the two business days of the event to confirm their attendance. Students who sign up for a roundtable and fail to attend will be placed on a three-week registration hiatus.

Trojan Talk with Bellwether Asset Management

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Student Union (STU) (Map)
STU B3

Bellwether Asset Management, Inc. (“Bellwether”) is a privately held firm located in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in commercial real estate asset management services. Bellwether is engaged on an exclusive basis by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. (“Oaktree”) as a consultant to assist Oaktree with active, hands-on asset management across its real estate portfolio. Through collaboration with Oaktree’s investment teams and operating partners, Bellwether assists in the monitoring and analysis of investments representing more than $8 billion of invested equity across a wide range of real estate-related assets in the United States, Europe and Asia, including direct property investments, corporate investments, residential land and residential and commercial loan pools.

Bellwether is seeking individuals to contribute to a team overseeing a portfolio of commercial real estate investments. This event is an information session that will provide attendees the opportunity to learn more about the Bellwether platform and future growth of the organization.

RSVP via the Events tab in connectSC to attend.* Note: RSVP is limited to students that meet employer criteria. Arrive early as check-in is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Read more about how to prepare.

* If you do not attend the Trojan Talk, your resume will not be shared with the hosting organization and your absence will be noted by the employer. Please note that sharing the attendees’ resumes with the employer does not replace applying to the job postings. For more information, check the employers interview schedule in the Jobs & Internships tab of connectSC.

For more information, check the employers interview schedule in the Jobs & Internships tab of connectSC.

"Ways of Making" lecture with Dr. Silvia Tomášková, Archeologist

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Irani Hall (RRI) (Map)
121

Silvia Tomášková (Druscilla French Distinguished Professor of Women's and Gender Studies
and Professor of Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) presents "Ways of Making."

From the speaker: "I was trained as an anthropological archaeologist.  I received my PhD at UC Berkeley in Anthropology in 1995 with a dissertation on the two most famous Paleolithic Central European sites Dolni Vestonice and Willendorf, their histories and roles in formal classifications of prehistoric life.   My professional interests combine an inquiry into the materials of the prehistoric past with a concern for present social contexts in which archaeology and other sciences operate.  I specialize in early prehistory of Europe and the Old World in general, with gender archaeology as the central focus of my research.  My work moves between anthropology, archaeology, history, social studies of science, and gender studies. In 2013 I completed an almost decade long book project that traced the emergence of the “shaman” as a standard figure in anthropological archaeology.  Beginning with 17th and 18th century travel reports from Siberia as a part of a colonizing effort by the Russian Empire.  The book Wayward Shamans: The Prehistory of an Idea addresses the portrayal of shamans as a universal, masculine category in anthropology and prehistoric archaeology.  In 2011  I started a new research in South Africa, studying rock art and its production. The fieldwork takes place in the Northern Cape where I have most generous collaborators at the McGregor Museum in Kimberley.  I have a joint appointment in the Anthropology Department and in Women’s and Gender Studies, and I teach courses in both units."

Brown Bag Lecture Series: “Relational Medicine: Decolonization and the Ethics of Care in a Bolivian Hospital” by Gabriella Morales

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Kaprielian Hall (KAP) (Map)
352

Gabriella Morales (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Scripps College) will examine the implementation of Bolivian state policies that invoke indigenous relationality as the basis for remedying medical violence and “reorienting” care in clinical settings.

From the speaker: "My research lies at the intersections of medical anthropology, settler colonial/postcolonial studies, and the anthropology of care. I am currently preparing a book manuscript on state-led efforts to decolonize the Bolivian national health care system during Evo Morales’ presidency. This ethnography follows health policy from government offices to a rural municipal hospital to trace the relations that unfold in the context of these reforms. My central concern is with healing and care as tied to quotidian struggles to live a good life; I examine how patients, practitioners, and administrators engage in aspirational and ethical projects under policies that both reinscribe and transform a colonial biopolitics."

Geometry, Topology and Categorification Seminar: Sheaves of bimodules and noncommutative Calabi-Yaus

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Kaprielian Hall (KAP) (Map)
245

Alex Takeda, MSRI

Abstract:
In this talk I will present some developments related to the topic of arXiv:1605.02721 (joint with V. Shende), more specifically about how to realize the main constructions in that paper in terms of (co)sheaves of bimodules. I will start with a summary of some recent work of Brav and Dyckerhoff on relative Calabi-Yau structures, in the framework of higher trace maps of Hoyois, Scherotzke and Sibilla. Within this framework, I will present our main results, which concern the construction of relative CY structures using sheaves of categories, and a special case where such (right, or proper) CY structures can be dualized to (left) CY structures on smooth categories, also known as 'noncommutative CYs'.

Let's Talk

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Student Union (STU) (Map)
422

Led by Counseling and Mental Health Services, a division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Let’s Talk is a drop-in opportunity to talk to a counselor to get professional guidance on any number of social and mental health topics. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to talk to a counselor, this is your opportunity to find out.

UPC Campus: STU 422: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday – 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Alibaba 2020 Overseas Campus Recruitment - PhD Networking Event@USC

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Tutor Hall (RTH) (Map)
RTH 526 (Dean's Boardroom)

Alibaba 2020 Overseas Campus Recruitment - PhD Networking Event@USC

The focus of Alibaba 2020 Overseas Campus Recruitment is PhD hiring. We recruit both full-time and intern; the ideal candidates of research interns are class of 2021/22/23 Ph.D. graduates. This event provides a wonderful chance for Phd students to communicate with Senior Technical Professionals of Alibaba Group. The form of this event is round-table meeting thus participants could communicate effortly.

RSVP via the Events tab in connectSC to attend.* Note: RSVP is limited to students that meet employer criteria. Arrive early as check-in is on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Read more about how to prepare.

For more information, check the employers interview schedule in the Jobs & Internships tab of connectSC.

CAMS Distinguished Lecturer: The Global Regularity Problem for Navier-Stokes

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Irani Hall (RRI) (Map)
101

(Reception: 3:00pm Irani Hall Foyer)

Terence Tao
The James and Carol Collins Chair in Mathematics at UCLA

Abstract:
We survey some recent developments towards the infamous global regularity problem for the Navier-Stokes equations for incompressible  viscous fluids.

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In a book review, the mathematician Timothy Gowers remarked on Tao's accomplishments:

Tao's mathematical knowledge has an extraordinary combination of breadth and depth: he can write confidently and authoritatively on topics as diverse as partial differential equations, analytic number theory, the geometry of 3-manifolds, nonstandard analysis, group theory, model theory, quantum mechanics, probability, ergodic theory, combinatorics, harmonic analysis, image processing, functional analysis, and many others. Some of these are areas to which he has made fundamental contributions. Others are areas that he appears to understand at the deep intuitive level of an expert despite officially not working in those areas. How he does all this, as well as writing papers and books at a prodigious rate, is a complete mystery. It has been said that David Hilbert was the last person to know all of mathematics, but it is not easy to find gaps in Tao's knowledge, and if you do then you may well find that the gaps have been filled a year later.

Tao has won numerous honours and awards over the years. Here is a brief selection:

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Australian Academy of Science (Corresponding Member), the National Academy of Sciences (Foreign member), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Mathematical Society. In 2006 he received the Fields Medal "for his contributions to partial differential equations, combinatorics, harmonic analysis and additive number theory", and was also awarded the MacArthur Fellowship.
    

 

 

 

Alternative Spring Break Texas Info Session

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Admission Center (Steven and Kathryn Sample Hall) (SKS) (Map)
410

This year's Spring Break in Texas will focus on themes of Immigration Process, Politics, and Policies. 

Immigration is arguably the most prominent issue in America today. Many continue to weigh the economic, security and humanitarian concerns while others have endorsed anti-immigrant viewpoints with their insightful rhetoric. To help inform discussions around immigration, this trip challenges the underlying assumptions of the immigrant community through service work.

The nation will soon be on the threshold of major new reforms that would address longstanding problems of both legal and illegal immigration – will you be a part of it?

If you have more questions about ASB Texas please email: ASBImmigration@gmail.com.