This year’s Denim Day, a Sexual Violence Prevention and Education Campaign, will be on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015. If you’re interested in participating all you need to do is wear jeans on April 29th! Here’s the story of Denim Day from http://denimdayinfo.org
The campaign was originally triggered by a ruling by the Italian Supreme Court where a rape conviction was overturned because the justices felt that since the victim was wearing tight jeans she must have helped her rapist remove her jeans, thereby implying consent. The following day, the women in the Italian Parliament came to work wearing jeans in solidarity with the victim… Since then, wearing jeans on Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault. In this rape prevention education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual assault.
For more information about Denim Day, go to: http://www.peaceoverviolence.org/
If you’re like some of us, you wear denim all the time, so Norris Medical Library will provide buttons to help you show your support! Get yours at the reference desk on Wednesday, April 29th.
If you’re on social media, you can use the #DenimDay hashtag or, prior to Denim Day, the #GearUp4DenimDay hashtag.
You can also be in our group photo! On Denim Day at 11:45 a.m. we’ll have a group photo shoot outside of the library on Pappas Quad. Bring your denim and bring your support!
As part of our continuing initiative to provide an environment for multidisciplinary discussion of health care topics across the Health Science Campus community, the Norris Medical Library will be sponsoring a free movie screening of CODE BLACK. This award winning documentary provides a doctor’s-eye view into America’s busiest Emergency Department – “C-Booth,” Los Angeles County Hospital’s legendary trauma bay.
Please join us on Thursday, April 16, 2015, from 5:30-8:30pm, at Aresty Auditorium, Harlyne J. Norris Research Tower (NRT). Pizza, cookies, and bottled water will be served!
The screening will be followed by an audience discussion, moderated by Dr. Edward Newton, Chair – Department of Emergency Medicine, Keck School of Medicine and Dr. Jamie Eng.
Reservations required: http://tinyurl.com/Code-Black-RSVP
To learn more about the event go to: http://tinyurl.com/http-filmology-com
The USC Department of Preventive Medicine’s in-house user group (iHUGS) is hosting an SAS training session on March 30, 2015, from 10:00 am-12:30 pm. Unfortunately, the in-person session is filled, but you can sign up to attend via WebEx, a web conferencing program. Training will be provided by SAS employees. Come learn how to explore, sample and model BIG data using visualization tools and add a NEW valuable skill set to your analysis tool box!
*Please Note: This event is happening on UPC*
The USC Libraries and the Spatial Sciences Institute invite you to SPATIALLY SPEAKING, a salon for Geographic Information Science (GIS) and spatial research. Are you a GIS user or interested in exploring the use of maps, GIS, or spatial analysis in your own work? Come hear USC students and others present their spatial research and projects from across disciplines in an open and engaging environment! This is a great opportunity to network with other students and researchers using GIS, see examples of student-made maps, and learn more about GIS and spatial research. Topics include:
• Surfer communities in Los Angeles
• Mapping historical trade routes
• StoryMapping a street in Cuba
• Mapping murals in Los Angeles using USC’s Digital Library
• Micro-climate modeling
• LA County watersheds
• ACLU membership mapping
Faculty panelists will oﬀer feedback on presentations and answer questions about how GIS is used in their ﬁelds:
Darren Ruddell – Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate of Studies for the Spatial Sciences Institute at USC.
Annette Kim – Associate Professor at the Sol Price School of Public Policy and Director of SLAB, the newly formed spatial analysis laboratory at Price.
François Bar – Associate Professor of Communication in the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism and Research Council member for the Annenberg Innovation Lab.