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Four to Receive Honorary Degrees

May 1, 2008

A shrewd corporate executive, a forceful activist, a risk-taking producer and a philanthropist will receive the university’s top commencement awards Friday. Robert A. Iger, chief executive officer of the Walt Disney…

Tales from Commencement

May 1, 2008

Andrea Contreras Here is how a fellow student described Andrea Contreras, who graduated with degrees in two demanding majors — political science and neuroscience — and is headed to law school at Columbia University…

10,000 Degrees to be Awarded

May 1, 2008

More than 40,000 graduates and their families are expected to fill Alumni Memorial Park and the sites of 34 satellite ceremonies for the 125th annual commencement at USC Friday. “Students take their place in a long…

Head of the Class

May 1, 2008

Valedictorian Julianne Yulan GaleJulianne Yulan Gale is living proof that trying to cubbyhole people is a waste of time. She defies categorization. An academic superstar in computer science, she is also an experienced actress…

An Eye to the Future

April 1, 2008

Pop quiz: When you think about what makes a great college, what comes to mind? OK, pencils down. What do we have? Excellent undergraduate instruction in the liberal arts that equips students to think critically and express…

Warschaw Chair Endowed in USC College

Warschaw Chair Endowed in USC College

April 1, 2008

Thanks to a pledge of $3 million from USC trustee, philanthropist and community activist Carmen Warschaw (B.A., social work, ’39), a new endowed chair will be established in the political science department of USC…

Telling an Unfinished Story

Telling an Unfinished Story

April 1, 2008

Before dying of typhus in the Dutch concentration camp Bergen-Belsen, Anne Frank wrote in her world famous diary, “… in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.” If Frank…

Student Art and Research Get Their Day in the Sun

Student Art and Research Get Their Day in the Sun

April 1, 2008

  Divinity Barkley headed to Kenya through a study-abroad program with the plan to research traditional African naming rituals. But the USC College student’s experiences in Africa altered the course of her work…

USC College Appoints Diversity Director

USC College Appoints Diversity Director

April 1, 2008

  George Sanchez, professor of American studies and ethnicity and of history, has been named USC College’s director of College diversity. Howard Gillman, dean of the College, announced the appointment in an April…

They’re Earning; They’re Learning

They’re Earning; They’re Learning

April 1, 2008

Many students need extra money to pay bills or cover the cost of books and meals. Anita Rai was no exception. When the then-USC College freshman learned she could conduct research at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles…