USC and Chevron Extend Partnership

Dean Yannis Yortsos, left, receives a check from Chevron Corp. vice president Warner Williams. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has announced that Chevron Corp. has donated $915,000 in scholarships and training to USC students as part of the energy company’s global University Partnership Program. The commitment is a continuation of Chevron’s longstanding relationship with […]

USC rewards students for civic engagement

Religion major Karissa Masciel saw a need to educate youngsters on various religions to give them the tools to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions. Two years ago, Masciel created the Interfaith Ambassadors (iFam) program at USC, which trains students to give religious literacy lessons to high school teenagers in the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative. Since then, […]

Maiden, Hassan Meet With Joint Chiefs Staff

The USC School of Social Work’s vice dean Paul Maiden and professor Anthony Hassan met with officials in the office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. Public Health Service on March 22 and 23 about the school’s innovative military social work programs. At the Joint Chiefs office in Washington, D.C., they talked […]

These Two Are Virtually Unforgettable

Joshua Glover, left, chats with virtual twins Ada and Grace and Dan Noren of the Museum of Science, Boston. Ada and Grace, two bright and bubbly young women, literally stopped visitors in their tracks in the National Science Foundation booth at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference in San Diego. […]

USC researcher receives $2 million for study of dental biomineralization

Janet Oldak Photo/Valentino Santos In a way, investigating the mysteries of craniofacial molecular biology is similar to the voyages of the great explorers of the 15th Century. To have an idea, say, for instance, that there is a westward route to the spices of Asia, is one thing. To have the means to embark upon […]

USC School of Dentistry marks end of Harold Slavkin era with ‘heartfelt gratitude’

Acting dean Sigmund Abelson, left, and longtime dean Harold Slavkin. Photo/Dietmar Quistorf On March 26, the USC School of Dentistry celebrated the deanship of Harold Slavkin, who led the school from 2000 through 2008. Faculty, staff, alumni, family and friends marked the occasion with a reception in the University Club, complete with a performance by […]

Taking affirmative action on adaptive leadership

David Petraeus, retired four-star general and former director of the CIA, spoke at the USC Marshall School of Business on March 27 about adapting military leadership skills to civilian organizations. The Judge Widney Professor offered his perspective as part of a panel discussion organized by students of USC Marshall’s inaugural Master of Business for Veterans […]

Artist turns his hospital room into a gallery

While recovering from an episode of cystic fibrosis at Keck Medical Center of USC, artist Dominic Quagliozzi channeled his experience into paintings. Dominic Quagliozzi was looking for a unique place to display his artwork. He found it in his hospital room at Keck Medical Center of USC. Unusual, yes, but certainly appropriate. Quagliozzi made the […]


USC posted a lower crime rate – both in terms of violent crimes and property crimes – in 1991 than most other large research universities located in or near major urban areas, according to a review of crime statistics required under the Student Right-to-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990. For violent crimes alone, USC’s […]

Director shares her vision for USC resource center

La Shonda Coleman, right, director of the Center for Women and Men, works on new initiatives with intern Michelle Roberts, a graduate student at the USC School of Social Work. (USC Photo/Dietmar Quistorf) What’s in a name? Quite a lot, according to La Shonda Coleman, new director of the Center for Women and Men (CWM). […]