3:45: Pre-event reception
4:30: Opening remarks by the Honorable Harry H. Horinouchi, Consulate General of Japan in Los Angeles
4:45-5:45: Koto and Shakuhachi performances
Plot your student leadership journey though the U-Lead program as you explore personal, group, and community leadership competencies. This interactive workshop will deconstruct the interview process beginning with the question “Tell me about yourself?” and ending with the all too familiar, “Do you have any questions for us?” Learn how to answer these basic questions so that you can stay focused, sell your strengths and get the job.
Diwali or Deepavali is the festival of lights in India where each flickering candle symbolizes the inner light that protects us from spiritual darkness. Join us and embrace the great festivity as we celebrate and learn about the Diwali festival.
Dr. Karen Tongson's (English and Gender Studies, USC) research maps out the contours of queer studies, popular culture, music and literature as it represents itself in various cultural nodes from mapping queer suburban geographies around Los Angeles to examining the paradigms of desire, originality and imitation in karaoke. In this talk, Dr. Tongson turns to considering contemporary manifestations of queer televisuality and its transmissions.
Texting while driving makes a driver 23 times more likely to crash (NHTSA, VA Tech Transportation Institute). On average, one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving crash in their lifetime (NHTSA). Get behind the wheel of the Arrive Alive simulator vehicle to experience the effects of distracted driving. Pick up some resources on responsible use of alcohol and how to help a friend make better decisions about their driving habits.