Campus Calendar: Oct. 18

Medical Humanitarianism: Possibilities and Pitfalls

Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative

Multiple Locations


Two events feature medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer, a founding director of Partners In Health.


Mountains Beyond Mountains: Tracy Kidder

Letters, Arts and Sciences Speaker Series and USC Spectrum
Student Affairs: Spectrum

University Park Campus
Bovard Auditorium

Free. RSVP required.

A chance to hear from Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer-winning author of Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World.

A Talk with Ramin Asgard

Center on Public Diplomacy-Journalism Directors’ Forum
USC Center on Public Diplomacy
12:00pm to 1:00pm

University Park Campus
Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism


Ramin Asgard, director of Voice of America’s Persian News Network, discusses providing news in the face of government hostility and obstruction.

Pharmaceuticals for Humanity

USC Institute for Global Health Lecture Series
USC Institute for Global Health
12:00pm to 1:00pm

University Park Campus
Ronald Tutor Campus Center
The Forum


Victoria Hale, founder and CEO of Medicines360, discusses how the nonprofit was launched with private philanthropic funding to build a commercially viable social-hybrid business.

The Long-Term Impact of Medicare Payment Reductions on Patient Outcomes

Brown Bag Lunch Lecture Series
12:00pm to 1:00pm

University Park Campus
University Gateway, Schaeffer Ctr., 100B

Vivian Wu, Ph.D., assistant professor at the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, shares her expertise in health care economics and finance.

Ming Hsieh Institute Seminar

Office of Research
1:30pm to 2:30pm

Health Sciences Campus
Harlyne Norris Research Tower, Aresty Conference Center
Aresty Auditorium

Due to limited space, RSVP is required.

A lecture by Dr. Piotr Grodzinski, director of the NCI Alliance for Nanotechnology in Cancer at the National Cancer Institute.

Conversations at Sunset

The Dornsife Commons
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 : 5:00pm to 6:00pm; Thursday, November 3, 2011 : 5:00pm to 6:00pm

University Park Campus
Doheny Memorial Library
Herklotz Room


Short talks are followed by open-ended discussion over refreshments.

If you are a faculty member, do you find yourself wishing you knew what your colleagues think about? If you are a student, would you like to know more about your professors’ ideas?

Pentecostals and Roman Catholics: Past Tensions, New Initiatives

Elizabeth and Robert Plumleigh Lecture Series
USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies
5:00pm to 6:00pm

University Park Campus
Davidson Conference Center


Fr. Tom Rausch discusses the often troubled relationship between Pentecostals and Roman Catholics.

Revenge of the Electric Car

Outside the Box (Office)
USC School of Cinematic Arts
7:00pm to 10:00pm

University Park Campus
George Lucas Instructional Building
Ray Stark Family Theatre, Room 108


In 2006, thousands of new electric cars were destroyed by the same car companies that built them. Less than five years later, the electric car is back… with a vengeance.