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In Memoriam: Kazumi Maki, 72

In Memoriam: Kazumi Maki, 72

September 1, 2008

Kazumi Maki, world-renowned physicist in the field of superconductivity, has died. He was 72. Maki was among an elite group of Japanese physicists who during the 20th century fostered the development of physics as a science.…

In Memoriam: George N. Boone

In Memoriam: George N. Boone

August 1, 2008

George Nicholas Boone, longtime friend of the university, life trustee, former USC Alumni Association president and leading Southern California philanthropist, died August 12, 2008, at his home in San Marino, Calif. He was…

In Memoriam: Katherine B. Loker, 92

In Memoriam: Katherine B. Loker, 92

June 1, 2008

Philanthropist Katherine Bogdanovich Loker, one of USC’s most generous benefactors, has died. She was 92.She died June 26 at her home in Oceanside, Calif., after suffering a stroke on June 21.  Loker, a USC trustee…

In Memoriam: Dagmar Barnouw, 72

In Memoriam: Dagmar Barnouw, 72

May 1, 2008

Dagmar Barnouw, a pre-eminent scholar of the intellectual and cultural history of modern Germany, has died. She was 72. A professor of German and comparative literature in USC College since 1988, Barnouw suffered a stroke…

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…