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In a Nov. 4 ceremony, Stephen Smith was installed as the inaugural holder of the Andrew J. and Erna Finci Viterbi USC Shoah Foundation Executive Director Chair. From left, USC President C.L. Max Nikias, Smith and Andrew Viterbi. Photos by Steve Cohn.

Viterbi Chair Installed

November 10, 2015

USC President C. L. Max Nikias praised Stephen Smith, executive director of USC Shoah Foundation — the Institute for Visual History and Education, for his dedication to preserving memory of the past through testimony.…

Three USC College Faculty Appointed University, Distinguished Professors

Three USC College Faculty Appointed University, Distinguished Professors

January 1, 2008

USC President Steven B. Sample has appointed neuroscientist Richard Thompson, a leading authority on learning and memory, and holder of the William M. Keck Chair in Biological Sciences in USC College, as University…

In Memoriam: Hayward Alker

In Memoriam: Hayward Alker

August 1, 2007

Hayward R. Alker, holder of the John A. McCone Chair in International Relations in USC College, died on Aug. 24. He was 69. Alker was a leading scholar on world order and international conflict resolution, interests grounded…

USC College Neuroscientist Tapped for Endowed Chair

USC College Neuroscientist Tapped for Endowed Chair

October 1, 2006

Scholar Zhong-Lin Lu, co-director of the Dana and David Dornsife Cognitive Neuroscience Imaging Center, has been named the William M. Keck Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience in USC College. The chair, which is endowed by the W.M.…

USC College Dean Joseph Aoun with Dana and David Dornsife.

Brain Gains

March 1, 2006

Only weeks after USC College kicked off its Tradition & Innovation Initiative last fall, USC Trustee David Dornsife and his wife Dana pledged $5 million to establish two new endowed chairs in the College. USC College…

Trojan Family Establishes Endowed Chair in Humanities

Trojan Family Establishes Endowed Chair in Humanities

January 1, 2005

By Katherine Yungmee Kim January 2005 Jim Corfman (B.A., History, 1964) is marveling over the Trojan swimmers at the 2004 Summer Olympics. “Those boys are incredible,” the founding member of the College’s…