This issue of USC Dornsife Highlights focuses on some of the outstanding achievements of our faculty, students, staff and alumni during the 2011–12 academic year. Many of these achievements were celebrated and acknowledged as they occurred, but we better appreciate the strength and vitality of our community if we take the time to collect and share this information annually. Last year USC Dornsife’s faculty, students, staff and alumni once again distinguished themselves in many ways: receiving prestigious awards and accolades, producing important original scholarship, making groundbreaking scientific discoveries, obtaining additional support for exciting research initiatives, creating new centers of study, developing innovative academic programs, and promoting community outreach.
It is not possible in this type of publication to express all of these many and varied accomplishments. For additional examples and ongoing updates, please visit USC Dornsife’s Web site at dornsife.usc.edu, which acknowledges and honors in articles, images and videos our community’s numerous compelling stories.
Dean, USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Anna H. Bing Dean’s Chair