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The Definition of Honor

The Definition of Honor

August 1, 2006

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, some 300 students joined USC College faculty members and administrators to celebrate academic achievement and aspirations at the USC College Honors Society’s inaugural initiation banquet, held at the…

USC Institute of Armenian Studies Hosts Judges’ Forum

USC Institute of Armenian Studies Hosts Judges’ Forum

August 1, 2006

The USC Institute of Armenian Studies and the Armenian Bar Association are hosting an Armenian-American Federal Judges’ Forum on August 13.The three federal judges of Armenian descent participating in this highly…

Building the Student in 'Student-Athlete'

Building the Student in 'Student-Athlete'

August 1, 2006

Although exhausted after her graveyard shift, Judy Jefferson was determined to attend the closing ceremonies of the NFL Impact Program at USC. “Sure I’m tired, but how could I miss this?” Jefferson said.…

USC College Gets Edison Education Grant

USC College Gets Edison Education Grant

July 12, 2006

The Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, a unit of USC College, has received the single-largest education grant ever awarded by Edison International. The $1million grant launches a partnership between USC College…

Path to a Greener, More Just, L.A.

Path to a Greener, More Just, L.A.

July 1, 2006

Last summer, Brigid McManama found career inspiration in an unexpected place: a city park. And not just one park, but more than a hundred of the parks, beaches, nature trails, gardens and open spaces that dot the concrete…

Helping L.A. Teens Think Globally

Helping L.A. Teens Think Globally

July 1, 2006

Twins Matias and Alejandro Sueldo were high school students living in Buenos Aires when deadly riots broke out in the streets.The then-15-year-olds watched as demonstrators turned the Argentine capital into chaos. “They…

The Heart and Soul of Medicine

The Heart and Soul of Medicine

July 1, 2006

Fabric-shop seamstress Maricela Parra developed throbbing neck pains working long hours hunched over a sewing machine. When she tried to tell her doctor about it, she hit a barrier. “Tengo mucho dolor,” Parra, 33,…

Heirs to Wisdom

Heirs to Wisdom

July 1, 2006

This June USC College launched a new program dedicated to passing on knowledge from senior African-American church leaders to the next generation of Los Angeles clergy and congregational leaders.Passing the Mantle, supported…

Young Men, Big Dreams

Young Men, Big Dreams

July 1, 2006

Although standing in front of a chalkboard, former National Football League player Reggie Grant sounded as if posed in front of a scoreboard, issuing a command on a playing field. “To make it into the NFL, you have to…

USC College Taps Literary Scholar for Post

USC College Taps Literary Scholar for Post

July 1, 2006

Hilary M. Schor, professor of English in USC College, has been appointed dean of undergraduate programs, effective July 1.Schor replaces Peter Starr, professor of French and comparative literature, who has assumed the post of…