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Top Trojans Saluted

USC Dornsife faculty and students were among those honored during the recent 32nd annual Academic Honors Convocation recognizing top research, teaching and service.

Peter Mancall, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and professor of history and anthropology, and Daniela Bleichmar, associate professor of art history and history, were among USC Dornsife winners during the 32nd annual Academic Honors Convocation. Mancall photo by Philip Channing. Bleichmar photo by Dietmar Quistorf.
Peter Mancall, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities and professor of history and anthropology, and Daniela Bleichmar, associate professor of art history and history, were among USC Dornsife winners during the 32nd annual Academic Honors Convocation. Mancall photo by Philip Channing. Bleichmar photo by Dietmar Quistorf.

Paying tribute to the wide range of intellectual and leadership achievements of the past year, the 32nd annual Academic Honors Convocation was held on April 23 at Town & Gown to recognize the best and the brightest among USC students, faculty and administrators.

“USC’s outstanding faculty and students all contribute to our academic community in a variety of ways — through their teaching, research, patient care, creative expression and professional innovation,” said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. “This evening’s honorees have distinguished themselves in one or more of these categories. Together they embody the university’s greatest aspirations.”

Nikias presented the Presidential Medallion, the university’s highest honor, to USC Trustee Verna B. Dauterive, and Inderbir Gill, chairman and professor of the Department of Urology at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Among the night’s other honorees was University Professor and Distinguished Professor Solomon Golomb, who received a special presentation by Nikias for his scholarly achievements, including his recent National Medal of Science award.

Golomb holds joint appointments at USC Viterbi School of Engineering and in USC Dornsife.

“His revolutionary work has profoundly shaped communications technology, enabling us to chat on our cellphones and receive vivid images from distant planets. Here at USC, we are so proud to call him one of our own,” Nikias said.

USC Dornsife winners include:

National Medal of Science

SOLOMON GOLOMB

University Professor

Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering

Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair in Communications

USC Viterbi School of Engineering

Distinguished Professor of Mathematics

USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

 

Marshall Scholarship

ALEXANDER FULLMAN

Candidate: B.A., Political Science

 

Emma Josephine Bradley Bovard Award

SHELBY LANE BACHMAN

Candidate: B.S., Neuroscience

KATHERINE FU

Candidate: B.A., Neuroscience

Candidate: B.A., Biological Sciences

JULIA SABO MANGIONE

Candidate: B.A., International Relations

SARA MEGHJI

Candidate: B.S., Biological Sciences

Candidate: B.A., Spanish

AADRITA MUKERJI

Candidate: B.A., Economics

 

University Trustees Award

ALEXANDER FULLMAN

Candidate: B.A., Political Science

WALKER HOLLRAH

Candidate: B.A., Economics

Candidate: B.A., Psychology

 

USC Provost’s Award

ANDREW ARIC ALONZO

B.A., Psychology (2012)

PARIS JAMI-TEHRANI

Candidate: B.A., Economics

 

Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award

JACKSON BURGESS

Candidate: B.A., English

(Creative writing)

Candidate: B.A., Narrative Studies

ANU RAMACHANDRAN

Candidate: B.A., Neuroscience

Candidate: B.A., Philosophy

 

Phi Beta Kappa Undergraduate Award

JASNEET AULAKH

Candidate: B.A., English

Candidate: B.A., History

Candidate: B.A., Philosophy

ANU RAMACHANDRAN

Candidate: B.A., Neuroscience

Candidate: B.A., Philosophy

 

University Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award

AMIR AWAD ALLAM

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Earth Sciences

XIAO HE

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Linguistics

MÍCHEL ANGELA MARTINEZ

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Department of Political Science

 

Distinguished Professor

M. HASHEM PESARAN

John E. Elliott Distinguished Chair in Economics

Professor of Economics

Director, USC Center for Applied Financial Economics

 

Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award

TERENCE LANGDON

William E. Leonhard Professor Emeritus of Engineering

Professor Emeritus of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

USC Viterbi

Professor Emeritus of Earth Sciences

USC Dornsife

JOHN WILLS JR.

Professor Emeritus of History

 

Phi Kappa Phi Faculty Recognition Award

DANIELA BLEICHMAR

Associate Professor of Art History

Associate Professor of History

GELYA FRANK

Professor of Occupational Therapy

USC Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy

Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Professor of Anthropology

USC Dornsife

MARCUS LEVITT

Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures

 

USC Associates Award for Creativity in Research and Scholarship

PETER MANCALL

Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities

Vice Dean for the Humanities

Professor of History and Anthropology

Director, USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute