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How the USC Libraries Are Celebrating Students’ Academic Achievements This Week

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/12

The University of Southern California holds its 132nd annual commencement ceremony this Friday, May 15, and this week the USC Libraries host several events to celebrate the academic achievements of USC's students:

  • Phi Kappa Phi initiates. Commencement season kicks off at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, with the Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) initiation ceremony at the Bing Theater. Provost Michael Quick will deliver the keynote address. The USC Chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, which makes its administrative home at the USC Libraries, is the university's oldest fully interdisciplinary honor society.
  • Academy for Polymathic Study fellows. The USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study inducts 35 new fellows—its largest class yet—on Thursday, May 14, at 10:00 a.m. The ceremony takes place in the academy's quarters in Doheny Memorial Library, Room 241.
  • Wall of Scholars honorees. A ceremony inside Leavey Library at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, recognizes the USC graduates whose names will be etched onto the Wall of Scholars in the library's Weingart Reading Room. Created by the Skull and Dagger society in 1995, the Wall of Scholars honors students who have been awarded a national or international scholarship or have earned certain USC academic accolades.
  • Master of Management in Library and Information Science graduates. The USC Libraries toast the first graduates of USC's Master of Management in Library and Information Science (MMLIS) program on Friday, May 15, at 1:30 p.m. The reception features remarks from Valerie Sugar, who earned a master's in library science from USC and now serves on the USC Libraries Board of Councilors. The libraries partnered with the USC Marshall School of Business to launch the MMLIS program in 2013. USC Marshall will host a second reception for MMLIS graduates at 3:30 p.m., followed by the Marshall graduation ceremony at 6:30 p.m. in the Galen Center.

In addition, later this month the libraries—in partnership with PKP, the USC School of Social Work, and the Undergraduate Writers Conference—are publishing USC's 2015 Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) anthology. And as always, the historic Doheny Memorial Library provides the backdrop for the university's main commencement ceremony, which begins at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 15, in Alumni Park.

Read the USC Libraries’ and USC Undergraduate Writers Conference’ 2012 OAPS Collection Online

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/14

An electronic version of USC's 2012 OAPS anthology is now available on the USC Libraries website. This year's collection consists of papers submitted through the USC Undergraduate Writers Conference and selected by a team of faculty, librarians, and student editors. Click through to read the anthology and learn more about the Outstanding Academic Papers by Students program.

Photos from the OAPS 2012 Annual Meeting

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 05/04

On May 1-2, the USC Libraries hosted the Outsanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) 9th-annual task force meeting. Click through for photos from the two-day meeting—the third international conference hosted by the USC Libraries this academic year.

OAPS Annual Meeting Comes to the USC Libraries May 1-2

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 04/23

Next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 1 and 2, the USC Libraries host the Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) 2012 annual meeting. The meeting—the third international conference hosted by the USC Libraries this academic year—includes discussions among representatives of participating universities, a guided tour of the USC Libraries special collections, and visits to Los Angeles-area cultural and educational institutions. Keep reading to learn more about OAPS and next week's conference.

Read the USC Libraries’ and USC Dornsife College’s 2011 OAPS Collection Online

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/14

An electronic version of USC's 2011 OAPS anthology is now available on the USC Libraries website. For 2011, the USC Libraries partnered with the USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences to present seven exceptional papers written by USC undergraduates. Keep reading to learn more about the OAPS collaboration.

OAPS Collaboration with School of Social Work Highlighted in USC News Web Site

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/24

The USC Libraries recently partnered with the USC School of Social Work to publish a collection of ten research papers by social work graduate students, as Karen Bowman reports for the USC News Web site. Representatives from the libraries and the school traveled to China's Fujian province in April to present the book to the Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) Conference. Then on May 7, the students were recognized at the School of Social Work's Dean's Recognition Ceremony. Keep reading for Karen Bowman's article, which has more on the published student authors and the stories behind their papers.

Photos from OAPS Conference at Xiamen University

Posted by .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) on 06/11

In April, USC became the first North American university to participate in the Outstanding Academic Papers by Students (OAPS) program when the USC Libraries and USC School of Social Work presented a collection of student research papers at the 2010 OAPS Conference. USC was joined at the conference, held at Xiamen University in China's Fujian province, by prestigious universities from China, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Macau, Taiwan, and Thailand. Keep reading for photos from the conference and a downloadable book containing the students' papers. 

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