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2008 News Archives

Mind Your Language

Mind Your Language

May 1, 2008

James Higginbotham, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Linguistics, stopped the rapid-fire, hunt-and-peck typing on his electric typewriter to answer a reporter’s question. The scholar of international repute had…

In Memoriam: Harlan Hahn, 68

In Memoriam: Harlan Hahn, 68

May 1, 2008

Harlan D. Hahn, activist and leading authority on disability rights, and a faculty member in USC College for 35 years, has died. He was 68. Hahn, professor of political science specializing in American and urban politics,…

New Center for Study of Immigrant Integration Announced

New Center for Study of Immigrant Integration Announced

May 1, 2008

USC College and the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development (SPPD) have created a new center addressing the urgent need for knowledge about the successful integration of immigrants. College Dean Howard Gillman and…

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…