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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Korean Studies at USC College

Korean Studies at USC College

August 1, 2006

New Home for Korean Studies Recognized as a symbol of Korean independence, the Dosan Ahn Chang Ho Family House was dedicated March 29 as the home of USC College’s Korean Studies Institute. The dedication came more…

Rolphs Endow Fellowship

Rolphs Endow Fellowship

August 1, 2006

The Hammond and Julia Rolph Endowed Fellowship for Graduate Students will provide funds for promising graduate students in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, specifically for students in the School of…

Inspiring a Village

Inspiring a Village

August 1, 2006

Located on Catalina Island as part of the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies, the George and MaryLou Boone Center for Science and Environmental Leadership was established in 2004 with a generous lead gift from George…

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…

Taking History to School

Taking History to School

August 1, 2006

The nine-year-old boy stood in the front of the classroom, under a hand-made sign reading “friar's quarters.” He held a slip of paper, from which he read out to his classmates, slowly and carefully:…