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USC Dornsife has prepared generations of civic, business and professional leaders who have served our community, nation and world. USC Dornsife is also home to dozens of research centers and institutes that empower faculty and student scholars to reach new frontiers of knowledge.

The USC Dornsife Initiative will ensure that we continue to impart the skills that enable our students to thrive in today’s competitive job market or in advanced graduate studies. It also will allow us to sustain the work of our institutes and centers that generate scholarship with consequences for the greatest challenges facing humankind.

Rob Cavallo '85

Grammy Award-winning music producer Rob Cavallo credits his knack for recognizing greatness to studying the literary classics as an English major.

Laura Barraclough '06

A graduate from the inaugural class of the American studies and ethnicity doctoral program, Laura Barraclough begins a tenure-track faculty appointment at Yale University.

Brittany Berns '08

International relations alumna Brittany Berns has led an effort in Benin, Africa, to fund and construct a school building in addition to launching a scholarship program for young women.

Gateway Internship Program

USC Shoah Foundation