USC Culture Journey Events

The Culture Journey continues with our Culture Journey: Values Series. This February, we are focusing on the unifying value of integrity. We invite all Trojans to these exciting virtual events.

These events are open to the USC community, but space is limited, and registration is required.


 

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Culture Journey: Lunch & Learn featuring Laura Mosqueda

We are excited to have Dr. Ricky Bluthenthal interview Dr. Laura Mosqueda for our third Lunch & Learn event. She is a widely respected authority on geriatric and family medicine, and has been a tireless advocate in bringing COVID vaccinations to the most vulnerable. Grab your lunch and join Dr. Mosqueda for a conversation about her thoughts around our unifying value “Well-being”, and how we can better live it out in our lives and in our community.

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Culture Journey: Community Panel on "Well-being"

Join us for a community panel discussion on the value “Well-being”. We are excited to have packed panel of knowledgeable Trojans who will speak to skills, processes, and resources that can help each of us live out this value in our lives and on our campus.

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Culture Journey: Speaker Series featuring Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD

We believe that Well-being is essential to the sustainable pursuit of USC’s mission, and as a value it needs to be embedded at the individual, community, and institutional levels. Emiliana R. Simon-Thomas, Ph.D., is the science director of the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California- Berkeley, where she is a leading expert on the neuroscience and psychology of compassion, kindness, gratitude, and other “pro-social” skills. Join us for a conversation around the intersection of well-being and gratitude, and how we can empower our community, and our institution, to live more meaningful and fuller lives. About the Speaker: Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD is the Science Director at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. She oversees the student research fellowship program, runs key initiatives like Expanding the Science and Practice of Gratitude, and co-teaches both GG101x: The Science of Happiness massive open online course and the Science of Happiness at Work Professional Certificate Series. She serves as an expert voice on human pro-sociality, as well as empirically-supported approaches to fostering sustained kindness and compassion at individual, interpersonal, and collective levels. Alongside her academic and popular writing Emiliana co-edited the transdisciplinary Oxford Handbook of Compassion Science in partnership with leading world-class researchers. She also advises organizations on boosting happiness, both from a product perspective and through initiatives and policies aimed at enhancing a culture of trust, agility, and well-being. In sum, Emiliana’s work shares scientific insights and practical tools for strengthening the skills of connection, positivity, and resilience that measurably increase health, well-being, and happiness.

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Working Together Workshop (Morning Session)

*This is a morning session (9:00am-10:30am PST)* Over 24,000 Trojans participated in shaping and articulating our Unifying Values. Now it’s time to bring these values and behaviors to life in our day-to-day experience at USC. These workshops are designed to engage schools and units around how to identify and remove barriers both institutional and personal, so we can put our Unifying Values to work in service of our mission. Open to all faculty, staff, and students, this highly interactive workshop will feature group conversations and activities that highlight how every Trojan can make a difference in building a culture that instills trust, reinforces ethical decision-making, and provides a strong foundation for our future. Join us as we live our values through our actions, becoming a stronger, better USC Trojan community.

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Working Together Workshop (Afternoon Session)

*This is an afternoon session (3:00pm-4:30pm PST)* Over 24,000 Trojans participated in shaping and articulating our Unifying Values. Now it’s time to bring these values and behaviors to life in our day-to-day experience at USC. These workshops are designed to engage schools and units around how to identify and remove barriers both institutional and personal, so we can put our Unifying Values to work in service of our mission. Open to all faculty, staff, and students, this highly interactive workshop will feature group conversations and activities that highlight how every Trojan can make a difference in building a culture that instills trust, reinforces ethical decision-making, and provides a strong foundation for our future. Join us as we live our values through our actions, becoming a stronger, better USC Trojan community.

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