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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…

Cinematic Simians on a Space Safari

July 1, 2008

When Kirk DeMicco, a former Thematic Option student who majored in economics and political science, read the book The Right Stuff, a comment by test pilot Chuck Yeager stuck in his mind. Yeager, talking about the simians used…

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…

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…

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…

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…