USC Dornsife Magazine Spring-Summer 2011
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The Latin noun alumnus derives from the verb alere “to nourish.” USC Dornsife nourishes critical thinking. Ours is a liberal arts community that nourishes ideals, nourishes a passion to live with integrity and meaning. And our alumni go on to nourish the world.
Below you will find 16 stories that will nourish your sense of wonder — of all that is possible in the realm of letters, arts and sciences.
Everything if the Name Is Dornsife
Jerry Buss '57, a 2010 inductee into the Basketball Hall of Fame, pays it forward by supporting his alma mater in the name of his mentors.
Lindsay Harrison '00 was a rookie when she made her appellate debut at the highest court. She also changed the rules and saved a man’s life.
Personal finance expert and best-selling author David Bach '90 is on a mission to empower millions of Americans to live and finish rich.
Heather Rosen '97 forged a nontraditional path into the medical profession and came out a better doctor.
Steward of an island wilderness, Ann Muscat '83 strives to find a balance between people and nature.
The daughter of self-educated immigrants, Celia C. Ayala ensures that Los Angeles County’s children receive a quality preschool education even if their parents can’t afford tuition costs.
Joe Cerrell '01 rallies government and industry leaders to increase funding for international development.
Mandana Dayani '03, on the runway track to success, projects glamour in front of and behind the camera.
Sonia Narang '99 builds trust with employees. A furry critter gave her a lesson on that.
Matthew Michael Carnahan '95 scripts tales of politics, drama and international intrigue.
Wayne Wu '92 invests in the mechanics of medicine.
Born on a U.S. Air Force base, 59 years later Michael Donley, '77 and '78, is the Air Force's top civilian leader.
As a couple, Alex Peterson and Jennifer McCard are making careers out of service to the U.S. and the environment, around the world.
Through their two companies, Alisa Rogers '79 and her husband Philip have forever changed the wind energy industry.
Campus News & Events
Political Polling, as much an Art as a Science Ever Again People Do What Is Right Donal Manahan Appointed First Vice Dean of Students Stephan Haas Appointed Vice Dean for Research New Director Appointed for the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies 'Dart Aphrodite' Comes to USC A Decade of Law, History and Culture First USC Student to Receive Churchill Scholarship Creating His Own PathFocused on Education Reform
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