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July 24, 2009

The American Discovery of Europeby Jack D. ForbesUniversity of Illinois Press / Jack D. Forbes (Ph.D., history, ’59) professor emeritus of Native American studies and anthropology at University of California, Davis,…

True Colors in the Autumn Years

True Colors in the Autumn Years

July 7, 2009

The cadre of USC alumni who had earned their bachelor's degrees at least 50 years earlier met for the first time the morning of June 11, 1949. Clarence W. Pierce, 1898 alumnus and founder of Los Angeles Pierce College,…

Step by Step

Step by Step

July 1, 2008

Pulling on a pair of sweats, Deara “DeDe” Okonkwo pirouetted, rumbaed and tapped into summer. Inside her South Los Angeles dance studio, the image of her petite frame in a cotton-candy-pink sweat suit bounced off…

USC College Alumnus Wins Asa V. Call Achievement Award

USC College Alumnus Wins Asa V. Call Achievement Award

April 1, 2008

Before presenting the university’s highest award for alumni achievement, USC President Steven B. Sample surprised an audience of nearly 550 and honored the recipient’s Trojan father. The unprecedented move came…

Award for USC College Philosopher and Popular Religious Writer

Award for USC College Philosopher and Popular Religious Writer

January 1, 2007

Dallas Willard, professor of philosophy at USC College, last week received the Baylor University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Alumni Award for 2007. The honor was presented at a black-tie banquet Friday, Jan.…

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…

Doing the Write Thing

Doing the Write Thing

August 1, 2006

One of the hallmarks of a USC education is the freedom to explore studies widely separated across the academic spectrum. Alumnus Dan Angius (’04) not only believes in breadth with depth—he exemplifies it. While at…

Investing in the Future

Investing in the Future

August 1, 2006

Mitchell and Deena Lew found more than a top-notch education at USC. They found each other. Mitchell Lew (B.S., biological sciences, ’83; M.D., ’87) met Deena Inouye (B.S., business, ’85) in front of Doheny…

Bridging the Achievement Gap

Bridging the Achievement Gap

June 1, 2006

Even over a sometimes-shaky cellular connection from Boston to Los Angeles, the smile in Cecilia Mo’s voice was crystal clear. Mo (B.A., mathematics and interdisciplinary studies, ’02) was talking about her two…