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Going Places

Going Places

August 1, 2008

For the second year in a row, the bar has been raised on the number of Fulbright grants awarded to USC students. A record-breaking 17 USC scholars have been notified that they have won the grants for 2008–09 — the…

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Launches Search for New Executive Director

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Launches Search for New Executive Director

August 1, 2008

USC College's Shoah Foundation Institute, established by Steven Spielberg in 1994 to gather video testimonies from survivors and other witnesses of the Holocaust, has begun an international search for an executive director to…

Celebrating Old Friendships, Forging New Ones

Celebrating Old Friendships, Forging New Ones

August 1, 2008

At the end of a recent luncheon honoring USC College Dean Howard Gillman, leaders from the Omar Ibn Al Khattab Foundation and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) joined Gillman around a table to put pen…

New Unruh Institute Director Appointed

New Unruh Institute Director Appointed

July 1, 2008

Dan Schnur, a veteran of four presidential and three gubernatorial campaigns, has been named director of the Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics, housed in USC College. Schnur served as the national director of…

Step by Step

Step by Step

July 1, 2008

Pulling on a pair of sweats, Deara “DeDe” Okonkwo pirouetted, rumbaed and tapped into summer. Inside her South Los Angeles dance studio, the image of her petite frame in a cotton-candy-pink sweat suit bounced off…

Armenian Studies Institute Salutes Trustee

Armenian Studies Institute Salutes Trustee

June 1, 2008

At its annual fundraising event, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies recognized philanthropist-entrepreneur and USC trustee Ronald Tutor. Founded in 2005, the USC Institute of Armenian Studies is a multidisciplinary program…

International Relations Expert to Direct Public Diplomacy Center

International Relations Expert to Direct Public Diplomacy Center

May 1, 2008

Following a national search, noted diplomat and international relations expert Geoffrey Wiseman has been appointed to serve as director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. Housed at the USC Annenberg School for…

Fight On for Darfur

Fight On for Darfur

May 1, 2008

During a recent Darfur awareness event, USC College student Kathy Schmidt turned the tables on speaker Mia Farrow, enlightening the actor-activist about an aspect of the atrocities in Africa. Taking the microphone at Bovard…

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…