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Commencement 2008

Commencement 2008

May 1, 2008

Head of the Class Julianne 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. ... For…

Creating Miracles: Down to a Science

Creating Miracles: Down to a Science

May 1, 2008

The world’s first implantable retinal prosthesis — a wee intraocular camera tinier than a Tic-Tac — has become Noelle Stiles’ dedicated focus. Each day, Stiles is eager to work on developing the device…

Science Stars

Science Stars

May 1, 2008

When April 1 rolled around, USC College undergraduates Dallas Shi and Sonya Hanson both knew that Goldwater Scholarship announcements were just around the corner. Shi anxiously checked the honorable mention list first. Not…

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…

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…

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…

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…