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The 190,000-square-foot USC Michelson Center will stand in the southwest quadrant of the University Park campus, home to most of the science and engineering buildings.

$50 Million Gift Funds Convergent Bioscience

January 13, 2014

Gary K. Michelson, retired orthopaedic spinal surgeon whose groundbreaking work generated more than 955 issued or pending patents worldwide, has donated $50 million to USC to fund the USC Michelson Center for Convergent…

Teachable Moments

USC Shoah Foundation Institute Trains Teachers at Intersection of Holocaust Education and Digital Literacy Studies

August 5, 2010

The Leichtag Family Foundation has made a major gift that will enable the USC Shoah Foundation Institute to expand its Teacher Innovation Network, a program initiated in 2009 to advance the use of Holocaust eyewitness…

(From left) David and Dana Dornsife, and Joyce J. Cammilleri. Dornsife photo credit Steve Cohn. Cammilleri photo credit HC Van Urfalian.

Mindful Giving

April 26, 2010

David and Dana Dornsife David and Dana Dornsife continue a family legacy of giving to USC and USC College’s neuroscience program with a lead gift of $6 million for the new Brain and Creativity Institute (BCI) building.…

Tammara Anderson, executive director of the Joint Educational Project (far left), celebrates during the October Good Neighbors Campaign picnic with (left to right) JEP’s Brenda Pesante, Jameson Yu, David Anderson, Stefanie Gopaul, Tina Koneazny, and Jackie Whitley. Photo credit Pamela J. Johnson.

Good Neighbors Campaign Reaches New Height

August 31, 2009

For 37 years, the Joint Educational Project (JEP) has placed more than 60,000 USC students in community assignments. Through these meaningful experiences, they have learned firsthand about real life issues of poverty,…

Small Gifts, Big Hearts

Small Gifts, Big Hearts

December 1, 2008

It began with a humble request to undergraduates: If you go on vacation and stay at a hotel, please save the free toiletries for our holiday homeless drive. The USC chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta did not expect the…

Warschaw Chair Endowed in USC College

Warschaw Chair Endowed in USC College

April 1, 2008

Thanks to a pledge of $3 million from USC trustee, philanthropist and community activist Carmen Warschaw (B.A., social work, ’39), a new endowed chair will be established in the political science department of USC…

Drilling For Answers

Drilling For Answers

March 1, 2008

  This time next year, Katrina Edwards expects to be aboard the German research vessel for deep-sea coring, R/V Merian, cruising above the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Edwards, an associate…

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

February 1, 2008

Although in 1985 he insisted to the Los Angeles Times that he was “not a do-gooder at heart,” Jack Skirball gave away millions in support of honorable causes. Now you can count USC College’s Joint…

A Slam Dunk

A Slam Dunk

January 1, 2008

  Before becoming a major player in the competitive worlds of California real estate and professional sports, Jerry Buss (Ph.D., chemistry, ‘57), chairman and majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers, could be…

The Dornsifes and the Damasios celebrate at the ceremony for the endowed chairs in 2006. From left: Antonio Damasio, David Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and professor of psychology and neurology; Hanna Damasio, Dana Dornsife Chair in Neuroscience and professor of psychology and neurology; and David and Dana Dornsife, who pledged $1 million to fund the top priorities for the BCI.

On Your Mark, Get Set, GO!

November 1, 2007

Combine a philanthropic husband and wife who love neuroscience with world-renowned neuroscience researchers who are also a husband and wife team — the result: a partnership leading to cutting-edge research in how the…