Yalda Night Party


IGSA Invites you to join us on our Yalda night Party: 




For more information on the tickets please visit us at: 



IGSA Annual Hi-Bye Party



We would like to cordially invite you to the IGSA Hi-Bye event for academic year of 2010-2011. We are going to welcome our newcomers, express gratitude to our old IGSA officers and introduce new IGSA officers while socializing and having some delicious sandwiches. Feel free to bring your friends and your family with you. 


Location: USC Engineering Quad (e-quad)

Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Time: 12pm - 2PM


Nowruz 89 Party of IGSA





  • Date/Time: 7:30 PM – 1:00 AM, Saturday, April 3rd 2010

  • Location: Radison Hotel, Grand Ballroom

For more information or to buy your ticket please visit:


Yalda Night Party



IGSA cordially invites you, your family, and your friends to join our Yalda night party with an evening of:

o    Great variety of cultural performances,yalda-09.jpg
o    Dinner, and refreshments
o    Iranian music and dance to the end of night!

Event information:

o    Date: Saturday Jan 16th, 2010
o    Location: USC Main Campus, Ground Zero Cafe
o    Time: 7:30pm - 11:30pm
o    Optional RSVP


o    USC Students: Free
o    USC Alumni & Other Students: $10
o    Others: $15
o    Tickets will be available at the door

IGSA Newcommers' Orientation and Hi-Bye Event




We would like to cordially invite you to the IGSA opening event for academic year of 2009-2010: "Newcomers' orientation and Hi-Bye party". We are going to welcome our newcomers, express gratitude to our old IGSA officers and introduce new IGSA officers while socializing and having some delicious sandwiches. Feel free to bring your friends and your family with you. It'd be very helpful to us if you could kindly RSVP on this Facebook event.

Facebook Link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141007822692

Location: USC Engineering Quad (e-quad)

Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22nd, 2009

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Iran's 10th Presidential Election; Who's The Survivor?




The 10th Iranian Presidential Election is rightfully the hottest topic these days! In order to analyze the upcoming presidential election in Iran, IGSA is hosting a discussion panel with:

Dr. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo
Former Parliament Member, 6th Iranian Parliament
Human Rights Activist and Scholar

Prof. Muhammad Sahimi
Professor, University of Southern California
Scientist, Writer and Political Activist

Venue: USC Campus, GFS 106

Date and Time: Wednesday Jun 10, 2009  -  6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=89594451023

Speakers will express their opinions about the election in general and discuss the questions asked by the MC and audiences afterwards. The questions will be categorized in different topics.

IGSA Talk Series: Mehdi Yahyanejad, Founder of Balatarin.com



The Evolution of Balatarin.com:

A Model Web 2.0 Website in Persian


Mehdi Yahyanejad

Founder, Balatarin.com

In this talk, Mehdi Yahyanejad, will share his experience in founding, managing and marketing Balatarin.com with the audience. The talk will cover the evolution of the website from idea to its current status with a reach of 8 million page views per month.

Mehdi Yahyanejad received his PhD in Physics from MIT in 2004. Now, he works on social media and web 2.0.

Date: Friday May 1st, 2009 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Time: Reception starts at 12:15 with refreshments, and talk will start at 12:30
Location: USC Campus, SGM-101
RSVP: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=89363033453

**Lunch will be provided by IGSA.** 

Balatarin, which means the highest in Persian, is a community website that helps its users to find the best content on the web. The underlying idea is similar to digg and reddit. The submitted links to articles are voted on. The submissions with more votes get more prominence on the website. The topics discussed on Balatarin range from social issues and human rights to entertainment and sports. In 2008, Balatarin was selected as the best Persian social website of the year.

International Food Fair


 Food Fair Spring '09



Date: This Wednesday, April 22
Time: 12:00 - 2:00PM
Venue: McCarthy Quad

Come an enjoy food from a variety of different countries: India, Korea, Japan, China, New Zealand, Europe, Vietnam, Iran, Armenia, Lebanon, Africa and much more. A great opportunity to sample many different cuisines!!!!! And the best part: ALL FOR FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Introduction To Pranic Healing




Are deadlines, midterms and term papers stressing you out? Do you look overworked or outraged? Remarkably enough, your hands can be the remedy for all theses disturbances. So, join us for a free introductory lecture on “Pranic Healing” this coming Friday afternoon to see what this healing can do. Acharya Amir Hossein Khonsari will guide us through the basic concepts of Pranic Healing and meditation on twin hearts. It will be followed by a Q&A session.

Venue: USC Campus, GFS 106
Time: Friday April 17, 2009  -  5:30 PM - 8 PM
Admission: Free
Refreshments will be served

Optional RSVP: http://facebook.com/event.php?eid=80978513626

Pranic Healing, is an easy to learn non-touch healing technique developed by grand master Choa Kok Sui and currently is being practiced worldwide. Amir Hossein Khonsari, being one of the grand master's direct students, has been practicing Pranic Healing for more than a decade now. After he finished his higher courses, he was entitled to spread Pranic Healing internationally.

Titanic Nowruz Party of IGSA




The Iranian Graduate Students Association (IGSA) is proud to present “Persian New Year party” glorifying our traditional Nowruz with feast, cultural performances, and DJ-dance program, while cruising on the Pacific Ocean.

We would love to invite you to join us for this occasion.

   - Date/Time: 7:30 PM – 1:00 AM, Friday, March 27th, 2009.
   - Location: American Yacht Charters, 2901 W. Coast Hwy.
      #190, Newport Beach, CA 92663
  - Transportation ( a chartered bus) is available from USC
      (round trip).
   - The cash bar will be open on two floors. Photo ID required.
   - Due to the very limited space of the yacht and
      transportation, tickets are first come, first served.
      RSVP is required.
   - Parking is available in front of the building for $10


   - USC students:     $10 (Security Deposit)
   - Students (non-USC):    $15
   - Regular admission:    $25
   - USC Faculty: Honored guests, free

Please RSVP by March 21th, 2009 through this link: