Hello Rossier students, Faculty affiliate of the Center for Education, Identity and Social Justice Professor Anita Dashiell-Sparks is directing An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins for USC School of Dramatic Arts this weekend at the McClintock Theatre on campus. Professor Darnell Cole has 9 pre-paid tickets available to offer to students for the show on Saturday, September 30, at 2:30 p.m. Please sign up on this Google spreadsheet if you are interested in attending – first come, first serve: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1fjQ6tDL01NwoGEPn6TjAfnosCrqnXYupmEOKGkw9mbY/edit?usp=sharing. If you are the first 9 to sign up on this google spreadsheet, you are confirmed a spot and you can pick up your tickets from Dr. Cole right before theRead More →

To:  All students, staff, and faculty members From: USC Department of Public Safety Subject:  Safety and Emergency Information The university is constantly working to update and improve our safety and emergency capabilities to ensure the safest possible environment for our campus community. Our safety departments would like to make you aware of new resources, and remind you to make note of the existing resources that are in place. New Safety Education Resources USC Emergency Procedures are outlined in a new 9-minute video that provides basic information on what to do during emergencies, including best responses for earthquake, fire, and disaster recovery scenarios. Segments may beRead More →

Dear USC Rossier Faculty, Staff and Students, Over the past several weeks, we have witnessed the impact that national events and potential policy changes can have on the students we serve as well as on our own well-being as faculty members and educational professionals. The announcements to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) without congressional resolution and to begin changes to Title IX policy followed quickly after the events of Charlottesville; we all feel overwhelmed processing these events on a personal level while remaining effective and present in our professional lives. First of all, I want to encourage any DACA students with questions orRead More →

Good afternoon, I will be hosting Thesis Center information Sessions for students who are submitting their thesis or dissertation. The sessions will be about 50 minutes long. Advisors and faculty are welcome and encouraged to attend. There will be one session on University Park Campus, and one session on Health Sciences Campus: UPC: Wednesday September 27thst, 2017 @ 12:00, in THH 201 HSC: Wednesday October 4th, 2017 @12:00, in MCH 156 Topics will include important information for both students and advisors, such as: Thesis Center navigation submission deadlines required documentation Finalizing publishing information with the USC Digital Library Please pass this incredibly valuable information alongRead More →

Weekend Writing Workshops All doctoral students are welcome to attend Weekend Writes as we support students in all phases of the program.  These workshops provide students the opportunity to commit to writing and have an advisor available to assist with questions regarding academic writing or the dissertation process. There is no cost for attending. Students are encouraged to develop individual writing goals and plans. You can attend as an individual or a writing group.  Bring your laptop, work materials (and ear buds) and go to work. Remember to bring your Student ID to access the building. RSVP at  http://www.doodle.com/mugk5tkh98nmz3m5  Fall 2017 Weekend Writes Saturday, Sept 23,Read More →

Dear USC Rossier Students, We’re writing to request your participation in USC Rossier’s ongoing discussion on the redefinition of “urban education” and the related process of drafting a new mission statement for USC Rossier. Below is the proposed mission statement prepared by the Urban Education Planning Committee: The mission of the USC Rossier School of Education is to prepare leaders to achieve educational equity through policy, practice and research. We work to improve learning opportunities and outcomes in urban settings and to address disparities that affect historically marginalized groups. We teach our students to value and respect the cultural contexts of the communities in whichRead More →

Dear Trojan Community, Equifax—one of the three major consumer credit reporting agencies in the United States—has reported a major security breach that may have exposed the personal information of up to 143 million people. Compromised information may include names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and some driver’s license numbers, as well as about 209,000 credit card numbers and about 182,000 dispute documents that may include personally identifiable information. The Office of the Chief Information Security Officer would like to share the following tips on how to protect yourselves: Assume you are affected. Equifax and other credit reporting companies can collect information about you from creditRead More →

NEW PUBLICATIONS   Ahmadi, S., Cole, D., Castellanos, M., Manson, S., & Zhou, J. (2017). Hate Speech and Hate Crimes on Campus: Anti-Muslim Speech and Cyberbullying. The Applied Scholarship of Melvin C. Terrell. Information Age Publishing Incorporated. Bensimon, E. M. “Bridging the Artificial Gap Between Activism and Scholarship to Form Tools for Knowledge.” (forthcoming) in Advancing equity, inclusiveness, and social change in higher education: How academics connect research, advocacy, and policy, edited by Perna, L.W. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press. Malcom-Piqueux, L., Bensimon, E. “Taking Equity-Minded Action to Close Equity Gaps,” AAC&U’s Peer Review: 2017.  *Fisher, O., *O’Donnell, S. C. & Oyserman, D. (2017) Identity-based motivation andRead More →

NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Education Research,  Deadline November 2, 2017. The NAEd/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports early-career scholars working in critical areas of educational scholarship. Fellows will receive $70,000 for one academic year of research, or $35,000 for each of two contiguous years, working half time. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field. Applicants must have had their PhD, EdD, or equivalent research degree conferred between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016.  Previous winners: https://naeducation.org/naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellowship-program/2017-naedspencer-postdoctoral-fellows/Read More →

WEBINAR: Organize Your Research with Citation Managers https://libraries.usc.edu/events/webinar-organize-your-research-citation-managers When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 3:00pm – 4:30pm Location: ONLINE RSVP: bit.ly/cite919 by Sept. 18 Citation managers help you keep track of your research by collecting and organizing citations, and creating bibliographies. So how do you pick the best citation management software for your research? There are many factors to consider including functionality, cost, and accessibility. Come learn all about the citation managers, Refworks, Mendeley, and Zotero, and choose the best tool for your research. Presented by: Alyssa Brissett, Social Work Librarian Dr. Zoe Pettway Unno, Head, Science & Engineering Library Melanee Vicedo, Head, Education and Social Work Library Services StacyRead More →