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USC College Welcomes New Students

USC College Welcomes New Students

August 1, 2007

During a welcome picnic Friday for entering freshman, USC College Dean Howard Gillman urged the newcomers to begin their academic careers with an “open mind, grateful heart and fierce determination to…

New Leadership Team Named at USC College

New Leadership Team Named at USC College

August 1, 2007

The USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences begins this academic year with a new dean, who chose five university colleagues to serve as his deputies and brain trust. Howard Gillman, professor of political science and…

Gillman Names New Leadership Team

Gillman Names New Leadership Team

July 1, 2007

Dean Gillman was named dean in May by President Steven B. Sample and Provost C.L. Max Nikias. Gillman issued this announcement to faculty and staff Monday, July 2: Over the last month I have received invaluable advice from…

Gillman Named Dean of USC College

Gillman Named Dean of USC College

May 1, 2007

On behalf of President Steven B. Sample, Provost C. L. Max Nikias has announced the appointment of USC professor Howard Gillman as dean of USC College. The appointment, effective June 1, is for a five-year term. Gillman, a…

Conversation With Michael Quick

Conversation With Michael Quick

September 1, 2006

Professor Michael Quick, dean of research for USC College, is one of the most compelling lecturers on campus. He’s also one of the hardest working. He rarely takes vacations, he said, because he truly would rather work…

Dean of USC College Announced

Dean of USC College Announced

June 1, 2006

On June 20, USC Provost C.L. Max Nikias announced that Peter Starr, professor of French and comparative literature, has been appointed dean of USC College on an interim basis, effective July 1. Starr, who has served as dean…

A Trojan Farewell

A Trojan Farewell

June 1, 2006

A few hundred people packed Town and Gown Monday to honor and bid farewell to Joseph Aoun, the 19th dean of the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences whose career at USC spanned a quarter century. “I look at our life…

Earning Academic Accolades From France

Earning Academic Accolades From France

April 13, 2006

Joseph Aoun, dean of USC College, has been named a chevalier, or knight, in the Ordre des Palmes Académiques by the French Ministry of Education. Considered one of France’s oldest and most prestigious civic…

College Dean Appoints New Leaders

College Dean Appoints New Leaders

October 17, 2005

Following an extensive search by the Deans Committee, the scholars are selected for their leadership, energy, creativity and commitment. USC College Dean Joseph Aoun has appointed his new administration, and in an innovative…