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In Memoriam: Harlan Hahn, 68

In Memoriam: Harlan Hahn, 68

May 1, 2008

Harlan D. Hahn, activist and leading authority on disability rights, and a faculty member in USC College for 35 years, has died. He was 68. Hahn, professor of political science specializing in American and urban politics,…

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…

Writer-Director-Producer Mel Shavelson Dies at 90

Writer-Director-Producer Mel Shavelson Dies at 90

August 1, 2007

Melville Shavelson, a Hollywood legend who was a comedy writer, producer, director and two-time Academy Award nominee for original screenplays, has died. He was 90. Shavelson, an instructor at USC College’s Master of…

Hammond Rolph was School of International Relations Leader, Philanthropist

Hammond Rolph was School of International Relations Leader, Philanthropist

August 1, 2007

Hammond “Ham” M. Rolph, former administrator at the USC College School of International Relations, World War II veteran and East Asian studies scholar, has died. He was 85. Rolph served as associate director of…

Pioneering Anthropologist was Authority on the Tiv Tribe

Pioneering Anthropologist was Authority on the Tiv Tribe

July 1, 2007

Paul James Bohannan, known as the world’s leading expert on the Tiv of Nigeria, has died. He was 87. An emeritus professor of anthropology at USC College, Bohannan’s rich body of work as a cultural and social…

In Memoriam: Paul E. Hadley

In Memoriam: Paul E. Hadley

April 1, 2007

Paul E. Hadley, distinguished emeritus professor of international relations and former executive director of the Emeriti Center at USC, died in Glendale on April 10. He was 92. Hadley received the USC Emeriti Center’s…

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

USC Psychology Professor John Horn Dies

September 1, 2006

John Horn, psychology professor in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, passed away on Aug. 18, 2006. He was 77.Horn was best known for his groundbreaking work in the field of psychometrics, the measurement of…

A Life in Service

A Life in Service

March 1, 2006

Ambassador Claude Gordon “Tony” Ross, 88 By Wayne Lewis March 2006 Ambassador Claude Gordon “Tony” Ross (B.S., International Relations, ’39), 88, died Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C.   The…

USC News USC Expert in Asian Languages Dies

August 1, 2005

Classical violinist and professor emeritus Laurence Thompson, who made a commitment to the study of Chinese religion, was the first director of the USC East Asian Studies Center. Laurence “Larry” G. Thompson, a…

Acclaimed Earthquake Scientist Dies

Acclaimed Earthquake Scientist Dies

May 5, 2005

The work of USC Professor Emeritus Keiiti Aki, 75, led to better understanding of quakes, seismic risks and the Earth itself. By Eva Emerson USC College Professor Emeritus Keiiti Aki, a geophysicist known for his…