Student Gerontology Association, University of Southern California
 


Fall 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, GERO 224, 12-2 PM

Welcome Back Pizza Party: Join us for pizza and drinks to kick off the new year and mingle with other gero students, both new and old! This is a great way to get involved and start the year off strong.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2011, GERO 230, 12-1 PM

First SGA General Meeting: Don't miss our first official meeting of the year in the "smart" classroom . Please fill out a membership application before the meeting and bring it with you along with the $20 annual dues.

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Sunday, September 11, 2011, Hancock Park, 12 PM

SGA BBQ: Kick off your shoes and bring your bathing suit to Ashley's house in Hancock Park for a barbeque under the sun. Though lunch is provided, we will have a donation box for the Alzheimer's Walk. If you need a ride or have an extra seat in your car, make sure to update the carpool list. Contact Ashley at ashleyph@usc.edu for her address.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011, GERO 230, 12-1 PM

Second SGA General Meeting: Mark your calendars for our second official meeting of the year in the "smart" classroom.

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Sunday, October 9, 2011, Century Park, 7 AM-2 PM

Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk: The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer's disease. Help our team in its goal of raising $1000 to advance the research to treat and prevent Alzheimer's. Join our team by visiting this link and clicking the "Join the Team" link at the top. Get some exercise Sunday morning as well!

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Spring 2011


Thursday, January 19, 2011, The Lab

SGA Happy Hour: Join us at The Lab from 5:30 to 7 PM for happy hour.

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Monday, January 24, 2011, TCC 450, 12:30

Steve Glenn, CEO & Founder of LIVING HOMES: Stop by to learn about sustainable housing. lunch provided!

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Monday, February 7, 2011, Trousdale Parkway, 10-3 PM

SGA Blood Drive: Donate blood and save a life! Please contact Aly Owyang in advance at aowyang@usc.edu if you are interested.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011, Lunch Provided

First Spring SGA general meeting: Come to the Davis School Auditorium from 12-1 PM. Mr. Bruce Bednar will be visiting us to talk about his experience as an alum of the School.

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Thursday, February, 10, 2011, Doheny Memorial Library 240, 4 PM

Growing Up and Growing Old in the Ancient World: Enjoy a briefing and a few powerpoint images by Tuck Finch of his experiences while in Egypt. Lunch Provided.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011, GERO 224, 12 PM

The Costs of Dementia: Come hear Dr. Michael Hurd, Senior Economics and Director, RAND Center for the Study of Aging, present a Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium lecture.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011, GERO Auditorium, 7:30 PM

The Vegetarian Secret: A Lifestyle for Healthy Aging: Hear Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the author of the China study, speak.

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Friday, February 18, 2011, GERO 224, 10-11 AM

Dean Review by the Office of the Provost: Vice Provost Randall Hall would like to meet with the USC Davis School students to get a better idea of how the administration of the school is working.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2011, GERO Auditorium, 12-2 PM

GERO 499: Nutrition, Genes, Longevity and Disease: Professor Valter Longoosting will be hosting an information session for this course which will be held this summer in Genoa, Italy. This session will cover cost, funding opportunities, requirements for enrolling in the course, etc. Watch the Mediasite here.

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011, Computer Lab/Lounge, 12-1 PM

2nd Book Club Meeting: Come to discuss discus "Keeper" by Andrea Gillies. Some coffee, tea and baked goods will be provided. Click here to read an article about the book.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011, GERO Auditorium, 12 PM

SGA General Meeting: Come join us today. The Andrus Volunteers will be joining us and providing lunch.

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011, GERO Auditorium, 1 PM

Last General Meeting: Come to SGA's last meeting of the year. Lunch is provided!

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Saturday, April 16, Alumni Dinner

This year's annual alumni dinner will be so much fun! It is not too late to RSVP with Linda Broder. Make sure you come because Laura Trejo, who is the head of the City of Los Angeles Department of Aging, will be attending, along with some other special alumni and surprise guests.

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Fall 2010


Wednesday, October 13, 2010, Lunch provided

Second Fall SGA general meeting, 12:00 p.m.: Room 230 (the "smart" classroom). If you have not already joined, please fill out a membership application, and bring it with you along with $10 dues ($20, if you want a t-shirt), to the meeting.

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010, Lunch Provided

Schmoozin' with the Dean: Come to room 224 from 12-1 PM to schmooze with Dean Davison and other SGA students. Hope you can attend!

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010, GERO Auditorium, 7:00 PM

PSYCHO Screening: Join the USC Davis School SGA for a special screening of Alfred Hitchcock's classic film PSYCHO. Some snacks and refreshments will be provided for a small donation. Feel free to bring your own as well!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010, GERO Auditorium, 2-4 PM

Engineering Collaboration: We will be hosting the engineering students from the software programming class. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with fellow Trojans!

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Sunday, November 7, 2010, Century Park in Los Angeles

2010 Memory Walk: Join the USC Gerontology School team and walk for the fight against Alzheimer's disease. Our fundraising goal is $500, so please help us reach this goal!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010, Lunch provided

Third Fall SGA general meeting, 12:00 p.m.: Room 230 (the "smart" classroom). SGA mugs will be there too!

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 Saturday, November 13, 2010, 1 PM

Annual Classic Intergenerational, Tennis Doubles Tournament

Join SGA in our annual intergenerational tennis tournament. Bring your racket, grab a partner, and join the fun! After, we can head over to the Two Nine Cafe to catch the USC vs. Arizona game. Let Whitney Fountas know if you have any questions, want to participate or would like to volunteer to help with set up.

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 Monday, December 6, Noon in Room 224

Come celebrate with Dean Gerald C. Davison at the USC Davis School Annual Holiday party. It will be a blast!

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Spring 2010


Weekly Events:

Writing Club: Roybal Room
Mondays, 5-8:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 2-5:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010, Lunch provided

First Spring SGA general meeting, 12:00 p.m.: Room 230 (the "smart" classroom) If you have not joined already, please fill out a membership application, and bring it with you along with $10 dues ($20, if you want a t-shirt), to the meeting.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010, Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium in Aging, Spring 2010. Room 224, noon.

ANTOINE BECHARA, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, USC
“NEURAL BASIS OF DECISION MAKING IN OLDER ADULTS”

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Thursday, January 21, 2010, 4:00 - 7:00p.m.

SGA Happy Hour-- Classes can be stressful. Take the edge off by joining us at the The Lab Gastropub for food and drinks.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010, Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium in Aging, Spring 2010. Room 224, noon.

DU PENG, Ph.D.
Fulbright Visiting Scholar, USC
Institute of Gerontology, Renmin University of China
“MIGRATION AND THE OLDER PERSONS IN CHINA”

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010, Lunch provided

Second Spring SGA general meeting, 12:00 p.m.: Room 230 (the "smart" classroom). If you have not already joined, please fill out a membership application, and bring it with you along with $10 dues ($20, if you want a t-shirt), to the meeting.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010, 5:00p.m., Refreshments provided, $1.00 donation requested.

SGA Movie Night @ Andrus. Bring your sweetie, and celebrate Valentine's day with us. We will be showing "Up", a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of a great adventure when he ties thousands of balloons... Hope you will be showing up too!!

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 6:00p.m.

SGA-BMC- Second meeting of the SGA Book-of-the-Month Club. We will be discussing The Poorhouse Fair , by John Updike. Inexpensive copies of the book can be purchased on Amazon, so come having read the book. Dinner will be held at a to-be-determined locale. Stay tuned for details.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010, Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium in Aging, Spring 2010. Room 224, noon.

DEBORAH BURKE, Ph.D.
W. M. Keck Distinguished Service Professor
Professor of Psychology, Pomona College
“I’LL NEVER FORGET WHAT’S HER NAME: WHY DOES AGING IMPAIR WORD RETRIEVAL?”

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Wednesday, March 3, 2010 , Spring Blood Drive

Give from the heart at the fall blood drive to occur in front of the Gerontology Building (You won't miss the Blood Mobile!!), from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Bernard Steinman (bsteinma@usc.edu) to make an appointment.

"We Needle Lot of Volunteers!!" (thanks, Jess)

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Thursday, March 4, 2010, Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium in Aging, Spring 2010. Room 224, noon.

DARIUS LAKDAWALLA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Policy, Planning, and Development, USC
“MEDICARE PART D AND PHARMACEUTICAL ADVERTISING”

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Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 5:30 p.m. At the Shatto 39 Lanes.

Bowling a perfect game? Unlikely, but join the fun, get a strike, pick up a spare. Those who need transportation meet at the Andrus Gerontology Center courtyard. Otherwise, meet at the Shatto 39 Lanes, at 5:30!! Happy bowling.Please RSVP to Joohong Min at joohongm@usc.edu.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010, Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium in Aging, Spring 2010. Room 224, noon.

SHERYL FLYNN, P.T., Ph.D.
Researcher, Institute for Creative Technologies, USC
“EXERGAMING FOR THE AGING POPULATION”

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Thursday, April 8, 2010, Multidisciplinary Research Colloquium in Aging, Spring 2010. Room 224, noon.

JOHN W. ROWE, M.D.
Mailman School of Public Health Columbia University
“MYTHS AND REALITIES OF AGING”

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Saturday-Sunday, April 10 - 11, 2010

Relay for Life. USC Cromwell Field. For more information, please click here to see the event website.

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Saturday April 17, 2010, 5-8p.m.
SGA Alumni Dinner

Strap on your coconut bikini (Zach), and your grass skirt. Join SGA for a night of great food, music, and hula dancing! Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010, Colony Theatre in Burbank

Forensic Center fundraiser featuring Ed Asner: Please save the date- details to come.

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Fall 2009


August 21, 2009

Welcome Back BBQ/Student Orientation: Get ready for a great Gero reunion and the welcoming of our new family members. The Orientation will be held on Friday, August 21 followed by a BBQ lunch and activities in the courtyard. Events will begin at around 10a.m., so arrive early to get the choicest potato salad. Until then, SAVE THE DATE!

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Thursday, September 3, 2009, GER 224, noon, Lunch provided

JOHN STRAUSS, Ph.D.,
Professor of Economics, USC
“HEALTH-SES ASSOCIATIONS AMONG THE ELDERLY IN CHINA: EVIDENCE FROM THE CHINA HEALTH AND
RETIREMENT LONGITUDINAL STUDY-PILOT”

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Wednesday, September 9, 2009, Lunch provided

First SGA general meeting, 12:00 p.m.: Room 230 (the "smart" classroom) Please fill out a membership application, and bring it with you along with $10 dues ($20, if you want a t-shirt), to the meeting.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009-- 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Gerontology Auditorium-- RSVP to 213-740-5156, followed by a discussion panel.

John West, lawyer, author, and son, followed by a discussion panel.

The Last Goodnights- Assisting My Parents with Their Suicides-- In November 1998, John West's falther, who had recently been diagnosed with cancer asked him an extraordinary favor: help him commit suicide. After the tremendous weight of those words settled squarely on West's shoulders, he looked at his father and said the only thing he knew to say, "You got it."

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Thursday, September 17, 2009, Lunch provided

ALAN CASTEL, Ph.D. GER 224, noon
Assistant Professor of Psychology, UCLA
“MEMORY EFFICIENCY AND VALUE-DIRECTED REMEMBERING IN YOUNGER AND OLDER ADULTS”

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009. Lunch Provided

Dr. Sidney Harman will be giving a lecture in GER 224. For those of you that attended Dr. Harman's lecture last year you remember how wonderful it was to have Dr. Harman share his wisdom with us. The lecture will not be streamed through Media Site due to the location. Please RSVP by Noon on Tuesday to my email mhenke@usc.edu

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Thursday, September 24, 2009, Lunch provided

DANA GOLDMAN, Ph.D., GER 224, noon
Norman Topping Chair in Medicine and Public Policy, Schools of Pharmacy and Public Policy,
Planning, and Development, USC
“SOCIOECONOMIC GRADIENTS IN HEALTH: THE ROLE OF PATIENT SELF-MANAGEMENT”

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009, 4:00 - 7:00p.m.

SGA Happy Hour-- Midterms can be stressful. Take the edge off by joining us at the 2-9 Bar for food and drinks.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009, Lunch provided

Second SGA general meeting, 12:00 p.m.: Room 230 (the "smart" classroom) We will be sharing lunch with the Andrus Volunteers. Please fill out a membership application, and bring it with you along with $10 dues ($20, if you want a t-shirt), to the meeting.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009, GER 224, noon, Lunch provided

VALTER LONGO, Ph.D.,
Associate Professor in Gerontology and Biological Science, USC
“TURNING ANTI-AGING GENES AGAINST CANCER”

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Friday, October 23, 2009, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., USC Davis School Auditorium-- Lunch Immediately Following.

USC Davis School of Gerontology Presents: California Dreamin' How the Real life Gidget became the Little Surfing Granny.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 5:00p.m., Refreshments provided

SGA Movie Night @ Andrus. Okay all you gero-ghouls. Come prepared to be scared!! We will be watching Sleepy Hollow Starring Johnny Depp. Wear a costume to increase the fun!!

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Friday, October 30, 2009, 5:30 p.m. Cemetary Tour, Forest Lawn in Glendale

Meet at the Andrus Gerontology Center courtyard. Transportation to Glendale will be provided by the USC Davis School.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk. Downtown Los Angeles. For more information, please click here to see the event website.

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November 5, 2009, GER 224, noon, Lunch Provided

ANDREW NOYMER, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of California Irvine
“DO SOCIAL GATHERINGS PREDICT INFLUENZA MORTALITY”

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Sunday, November 8, 2009, Refreshments served

2nd Annual Classic Intergenerational, Round-Robin Doubles Tournament.

Join SGA in a classic intergenerational, round-robin doubles tournament. Bring your racket, grab a partner, and join the fun! Please RSVP to Joohong Min at joohongm@usc.edu.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009, Blood Drive

Give from the heart at the fall blood drive to occur in room 224, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Contact Bernard Steinman (bsteinma@usc.edu) to make an appointment.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Third SGA general meeting, 12:00 p.m.: Room 230 (the "smart" classroom) Please fill out a membership application, and bring it with you along with $10 dues ($20, if you want a t-shirt), to the meeting.

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Saturday, November 14, 2009.

SGA Homecoming Tailgate Party-- BYOM (meat) to the GERO quad on Saturday, to show your Trojan spirit!! For those of us gerontology students without tickets, let's bar-b-q and watch the game on our own home field. Details to come.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 6:00p.m.

SGA-BMC- First meeting of the SGA Book-of-the-Month Club. We will be discussing The Crazed, by Ha Jin. Inexpensive copies of the book can be purchased on Amazon, so come having read the book. Dinner will be held at a to-be-determined locale. Stay tuned for details.

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Monday, December 7, 2009 –tentative-

Dr. R.G. J. (RUDI) WESTENDORP
Professor, Leiden University Medical Center, The Netherlands
“TBA”

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