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USC Dornsife Magazine, Spring-Summer 2014



Cover Story: We know it’s spelled Convergent Bioscience. But USC Dornsife sees the urgency in this heads-up rather than heads-down research mentality. By Pamela J. Johnson  

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The ABCs of JEP

You know your ABCs, but not like this. Learn interesting facts about The Joint Educational Project — from A to Z. By Pamela J. Johnson



Near and Far Ahead

On opposite sides of the globe, this trio of alumni share a commonality: They believe in something bigger than themselves. And they aren’t afraid of a challenge. By Susan Bell and Laura Paisley



History in a Box

Explore the rich history of Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights with objects that make topics such as immigration, business and World War II come to life. By Pamela J. Johnson



Hearts in the Highlands

Students get their practical politics on with the help of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics and many other purveyors of opportunity at USC Dornsife. By Michelle Salzman Boston



A Wealth of Health

Battling serious health issues worldwide requires a little more ingenuity and a lot more cultural sensitivity. USC Dornsife faculty, students and alumni show you how it’s done. By Susan Bell


In My Opinion:


Strong as Oak

Diedre L. Badejo ’73 is deeply rooted in community.


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USC Dornsife Magazine Staff

Associate Dean for Communication
Emily Cavalcanti

Editorial Director
Pamela J. Johnson

Director of Production and Art Director
Daniel Knapp

Graphic Designer
Letty Avila

Web Editor and Writer
Laura Paisley

Director of Video Production
Mira Zimet

Senior Communications Specialist
Michelle Salzman Boston

Staff Writer
Susan Bell

Videographer and Photographer
Matt Meindl

Communications Specialist
Lizzie Hedrick

Letitia Franklin


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