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November 2011 Events


November 3, 2011
Conversations at Sunset
Looking Into the Past to Predict the Future

5 – 6 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library, Herklotz Room
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Speaker: Dave Bottjer, Department of Earth Sciences and Biological Sciences

Just as we study the history of past human societies to predict the future of civilization, we can do the same for nature. What does study of the ancient Earth in deep time tell us about the potential consequences of future environmental change? Join with Dave Bottjer, Professor of Earth and Biological Sciences, to discuss what the past tells us and the future holds.


November 8, 2011
Film Screening: Carbo2n Nation
7 p.m.
Seeley G. Mudd Building, 101
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Climate change is widely recognized as one of the biggest scientific issues of our time.  In this groundbreaking documentary, Peter Byck takes a non-polarizing, business-friendly perspective to show that whether you believe in man-made climate change or not (science does say you should), there are plenty of other reasons to pursue its solutions: energy security, national security economic growth, clean air and water, or just plain common sense.


November 15, 2011
Students Who Are Veterans:  A Symposium
4 – 6 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library, 240
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What did you get out of your military experience?

How do you feel about war?

What do you say when people thank you?

USC justly takes pride in the diversity of its students, the wide range of experiences that they bring to their studies, and their contribution to the university community. Our USC student veterans rarely get the chance to discuss their experiences half a world away. Often we wonder what a veteran experiences overseas, but we don’t dare to ask. Now is our chance. 

Join us for a dynamic discussion with USC student veterans exploring their thoughts, beliefs, and experiences.

This event brings together a panel of student veterans including Jeff Ting (USMC), Aviana Brown (Army), Jay Kellogg (Navy), Monica Valencia (Air Force), Lerri Deguzman (USMC); and will be moderated by Professor Valvincent Reyes (USC Military Social Work and Veteran Services Program).

November 29, 2011
Empires of the World
4 – 6 p.m.
Doheny Memorial Library, 240
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In this interdisciplinary panel, three USC Dornsife scholars, Kevin van Bladel (classics), David Lloyd (English and comparative literature) and Azade-Ayse Rorlich (history, and Slavic languages and literatures) will discuss how empires bind the story of civilization and imperial formations have spanned ancient and modern history, and touched nearly every part of the world.

Watch highlights of the Empires of the World event

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