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A Case of Hysteria? The Altogether Shocking History of Women's Mental Health

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Doheny Memorial Library (DML) (Map)
First-floor Treasure Room

For thousands of years, a wide range of women’s physical and mental health issues have been routinely dismissed and mischaracterized as “hysteria.” The word originates from hystera—Greek for uterus. In the fifth century BC, Hippocrates believed the organ floated through women’s bodies, causing all manner of symptoms to which women were believed to be uniquely susceptible. Even into the twentieth century, doctors postulated that disorders could be caused by mysterious imbalances in the womb, abdomen, nerves, ovaries, brain, psyche, or soul. As the field of psychiatry developed, oppressive forces—often embodied by husbands and fathers—used the threat of institutionalization to punish or exert control over wives and daughters who refused to adhere to traditional gender roles. 

While the related science has advanced in recent decades, systematic and institutional changes in women’s mental health have been slower. It remains a struggle for many women to obtain proper psychiatric treatment. Women remain more likely to be misdiagnosed, mistreated, and hospitalized in institutions where they are subject to physical restraint, electroconvulsive therapy, and psychosurgery. A Case of Hysteria? presents books, newspapers, photographs, personal letters, and other archival materials documenting the practices, consequences, and harm of the misapplication of science and pseudoscience in women’s mental healthcare. The items on display come from the USC Libraries collections as well as a group of partner institutions, including the Patton State Mental Hospital in San Bernardino and the now-closed Rockhaven Sanitarium in Glendale. 

Master of Public Health Virtual Information Session

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online webinar (Map)

Join us online to learn about the USC Master of Public Health program! A short presentation with info on our program will be followed by a Q&A with the program director and program staff or student ambassadors.

Register on Eventbrite to receive the webinar link to your inbox.

Medicare Part D Individual Consultations

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USC School of Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Science Center (Map)
Room 302B, Computer Lab

Are you enrolling in a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan for 2020?
If so, you may want to attend this FREE personalized, one-on-one session. The USC School of Pharmacy will host individual appointments with PharmD students to assist retirees with choosing a Medicare Part D Plan.

Medicare Part D is the drug benefit for Medicare eligible recipients. In this appointment, USC pharmacy faculty, residents and students will be on hand to personally walk you through the online Medicare Part D Plan Finder tool and answer any questions you may have about Medicare or even about your medications.

Part D Enrollment period is Monday, October 14, 2019, to Friday, December 6, 2019

WHEN:

  • Monday, November 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only*)
  • Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only*)
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only*)
  • Thursday, November 21, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (by appointment only*)

*Appointments are required. Each appointment is an hour long and there are a limited number of appointments available each hour. Spouses and partners should register separately for best results. You will be updated on location and directions with your reservation.

WHERE:
USC School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Science Center, Room 302B
1985 Zonal Avenue, L.A. 90089
Room: 302B, Computer Lab

(Directions from the lobby to PSC 302B)

  • Take the elevator to the 3rd floor, and go towards the right and down the hall
  • Enter the last door to your right-hand side
  • Once you enter the room, you should see on your left a sign saying ‘Medicare Part D Individual Consultations’

PLEASE BRING: Medicare card
Current Part D ID card (if you have a plan)
Medications, in prescription containers

SBIR Workshop AMP SoCal Innovation Forum

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El Camino College (Map)
Warrior Welcome Center, Rm 141

Each year the federal government awards research grants to companies just like yours to conduct research and develop innovations for the government. You can then convert the funded research project into new commercial products and technologies without giving up any equity or having to pay interest on a business loan. If you are not using this federal program---then your competitors are. Learn how to write successful proposals to any of the 11 government agencies that run these Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. 

Yoga at the Fisher Museum

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USC Fisher Museum of Art (HAR) (Map)

Breathe, unwind, and enjoy free yoga at the USC Fisher Museum of Art taught by certified International Ashtanga Yoga Instructor Divya Choudhary. Stretch your muscles and meditate in galleries surrounded by the museum's permanent collection. Yoga mats and blocks will be provided. Please arrive 10 minutes early to reserve your spot. Space is limited. Guests will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

"Peace Economy on the Peninsula" with South Korean Minister of Unification, Yeon Chul Kim

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Taper Hall (THH) (Map)
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Join the South Korean Minister of Unification, Yeon Chul Kim for his talk, "Peace Economy on the Peninsula" at the University of Southern California.
 
This event is co-organized by the USC Korean Studies Institute and the Consul General of Republic of Korea, Los Angeles.

Free and open to the public.

For parking, please visit USC Transportation for information about daily and hourly lots. Daily parking is $14.

Please RSVP online.



 

Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) Webinar

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Online (Map)

Learn more about the Master of Education in Educational Counseling (EC) program. This webinar will provide an overview of the expected career outcomes from the program, what it’s like to be a USC Rossier student, the curriculum and opportunities as a graduate student including graduate assistantships. Join your admission representatives as they share their perspectives on the program and its benefits.

We hope to see you there!

Let's Talk

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PA Building A11 - Alhambra Campus (Map)

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.

Alhambra Campus: PA building A11 (room TBD):

Tuesdays – 9/3-10/1 – 11:15am – 12:15pm

Thursdays – 10/10-end of semester – 11:15am -12:15pm

IYENGAR YOGA - Movement Meditation Series

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University Religious Center (URC) (Map)
Fishbowl

Yoga is a system for wellbeing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional & spiritual. Classes at the University Religious Center are taught by certified, dynamic, and highly experienced teachers. Classes focus not just on physical fitness and health but also on connecting to our center and finding peace through meditation-in-movement.

Classes are free for USC students and staff. No registration is required. 

Yoga mats and accessories are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be advised that we close admission 10 minutes after the start time or when capacity (20) is reached.

IYENGAR YOGA - Movement Meditation Series

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University Religious Center (URC) (Map)
Fishbowl

Yoga is a system for wellbeing on all levels: physical, mental, emotional & spiritual. Classes at the University Religious Center are taught by certified, dynamic, and highly experienced teachers. Classes focus not just on physical fitness and health but also on connecting to our center and finding peace through meditation-in-movement.

Classes are free for USC students and staff. No registration is required. 

Yoga mats and accessories are provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Please be advised that we close admission 10 minutes after the start time or when capacity (20) is reached.