Graduate News

  • A Call to Action

    A Call to Action

    December 1, 2006

    Former presidential candidate and activist Ralph Nader spoke to a rapt, standing-room-only audience of USC students. He had a serious message to impart. “Dissent is the mother of ascent,” Nader said. “All… more>

    categories: undergraduate, graduate

    tags: activism, ralph nader, unruh

  • Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

    Waging War Against 'Urban Underclass'

    November 20, 2006

    An ever-escalating gang problem in the United States has been fought since the 1940s. And if something drastic is not done, the country is condemned to deal with a proliferation of street gangs for decades to come. So… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: books, gangs

  • A Boone for the Environment

    A Boone for the Environment

    October 1, 2006

    Hardhats and shiny shovels notwithstanding, the recent groundbreaking at the Catalina Island campus of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies was not your typical university celebration. The invite advised island… more>

    categories: undergraduate, graduate

    tags: catalina, environmental studies

  • Into Africa

    Into Africa

    October 1, 2006

    To sit down and speak with USC College doctoral students Yesim Ince and Geert Poppe is to be energized. These international relations scholars are excited to talk about what they did this summer.Their enthusiasm for both the… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: doctoral students, international relations, poverty

  • Portrait of an Activist-Academic

    Portrait of an Activist-Academic

    October 1, 2006

    Those familiar with Ruth “Ruthie” Wilson Gilmore’s work as an anti-prison, -racism, -sexism activist may not be surprised to learn she is the daughter and granddaughter of activists.But there are lesser-know… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: activism, professor, speaker

  • Building People Out of Paper

    Building People Out of Paper

    September 1, 2006

    If you’re looking for Salvador Plascencia, you can find him around page 103 of his debut novel, The People of Paper (McSweeney’s, 2005). It’s there that a character named Smiley pulls at a rough spot in the… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: book, graduate

  • Lessons of Hope

    Lessons of Hope

    September 1, 2006

    In fifth grade, Hector Martinez struggled each time his teacher called on him to read aloud. The chubby 9-year-old with a mass of curly black hair stuttered and confused his d’s with his b’s.Roxanne Aga, a… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: alumni, humanitarian, jep

  • Legal Leanings

    Legal Leanings

    September 1, 2006

    Inside Judge Dickran M. Tevrizian Jr.’s chambers, a single brick from the oldest public high school in Southern California held down papers on his desk. Rescued after the 1971 Sylmar earthquake from the rubble that… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: alumni, law, lawyers

  • Message from the Board

    Message from the Board

    August 1, 2006

    Richard M. Rosenblum Dear Friends: This fall, Edison International and USC College will launch a bold new partnership to enhance math and science instruction in our schools.  My colleagues and I are proud to commit $1… more>

    categories: undergraduate, graduate

    tags: board, math and science, message

  • Supporting the Mentor Model

    Supporting the Mentor Model

    August 1, 2006

      Although John “Jack” Wills Jr. retired from USC College in 2004, he’s still devoted to the place he called his intellectual home for four decades. Wills has donated $50,000 to help establish a… more>

    categories: graduate

    tags: donation, east asian studies, professor