Noon to 2:00 pm

Taco Tuesday Networking Lunch

  • following the new postdoc orientation
  • Location: UPC, University Club Patio | new postdoc orientation (9:30am – 11:30am, University Club Scriptorium, 2nd floor)


10:00 am – 10:45 am

Mindful Meditation

  • An interactive workshop that introduces meditation and its benefits to beginners. Meditation produces a deep state of relaxation and a tranquil mind. During meditation, you focus your attention and eliminate the stream of jumbled thoughts that may be crowding your mind and causing stress. This process results in enhanced physical and emotional well-being. Wellness Advocates facilitating this workshop: Sindhu Shetty and Angie Mendoza.
  • Location: UPC, ESH 101 (Engemann Student Health Center Trojan Conference Room, first floor)

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Happy Hour


Mindful Movement

  • An interactive workshop providing a series of movements and stretches to reduce risk of repetitive stress injuries (e.g. from long hours of sitting and computer usage) and reduce tension in the body; incorporates movements from yoga and ergonomic exercises. This workshop will be at UPC.
  • Location: UPC, ESH 101 (Engemann Student Health Center Trojan Conference Room, first floor)
  • Wellness Advocates facilitating this workshop: Kim Lipkinski and Yervan Hadjian

6:00 pm

Special Outdoor Screening of Back to the Future II at the historic Gamble House in Pasadena

  • Gates open at 6:00 pm. 7:30 pm screening
  • Celebrate your week with this Cinespia style screening under the stars! Bring your labmates, friends, family, colleagues, beach chair, cheese platter, wine, and blankets. We’ll take care of the popcorn. The Gamble House will also be open prior to the screening.
  • Fun notes: The Gamble House is Doc Brown’s house in the movie. The garage on the property is where he worked on the Delorean time machine. 2015 is the year Doc and Marty visit in Back to the Future II, they arrive on October 21, 2015. It’s also the 30th anniversary of the film.
  • Location: 4 Westmoreland Place, Pasadena, CA 91103


USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies Postdoc Day Trip

  • 2015 is the 20th anniversary of the Wrigley Institute, and the 50th anniversary of our Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island. Join your fellow postodocs as we celebrate this heritage of science and discovery at USC.
  • Space is extremely limited for this trip, a link to reserve your spot will be available here soon.
  • Only a few seats left! RSVP by emailing