Samuel Mark, assistant vice president of Civic and Community Relations, will receive the Urban Shepherd Award of the Los Angeles United Methodist Urban Foundation at its annual dinner Thursday, Feb. 24. Mark will be honored for his work with the Family of Five Schools and USC’s Educational Opportunity Programs Center. Also to be honored is […]

A Musical Coup — Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute Heads to USC

The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance will move to USC in the fall of 1999. Offering one of the nation’s most intensive college-level programs in jazz studies, the institute, now at Boston’s New England Conservatory of Music, will bring an all-star cast of artists in residence to Los Angeles to work directly with young […]

NIH awards $1.15 million to researchers

Two researchers in the Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy recently received grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) worth $1.15 million. Cesar Blanco, assistant professor of biokinesiology and physical therapy, received a four-year grant of $1 million from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The funding will be used for research into […]

HSC’s Friends Neighbors Day Expands

Last year’s Health Sciences Campus Friends and Neighbors Day was so successful, organizers decided to double the fun in 2001 – putting on two community service days instead of one. The HSC Friends and Neighbors Days, in which students, faculty and staff work on much-needed projects in surrounding neighborhoods, will be Saturday, Jan. 27, and […]

In Memoriam, W. Ross Winterowd, 80

W. Ross Winterowd joined USC College’s Department of English in 1966 and founded the USC College doctoral program in rhetoric, linguistics and literature. USC College’s W. Ross Winterowd, renowned teacher and author in the field of rhetoric, died after complications with pneumonia on Jan. 21 in Huntington Beach. He was 80. Winterowd, the Bruce R. […]

Promising Start for USC College Profs

Bichemist Peter Qin narrowed his studies to physics during his undergraduate years at Peking University. Photo/Luisa Montes USC College professors Thorsten Becker and Peter Qin have received an Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the National Science Foundation. The award honors academics near the start of their careers. Winning it puts Becker, an […]

USC partnership with SoCal schools awarded

The USC partnership uses data to understand the needs of military students. The Building Capacity in Military-Connected Schools project has received a 2014 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award. The project, a partnership between the USC School of Social Work and eight public school districts in San Diego and Riverside counties, strives to create sustainable […]

Alum’s gift fully endows Keck School Scholarship Fund

Service to the school where he received his start has been a way of life for George Stoneman ’65, associate clinical professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. That service recently took the form of a $50,000 pledge to support the full endowment of the Keck School Parents Association Endowed Scholarship Fund. In […]


George Jaresko, assistant professor of pharmacology, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Society of Infectious Disease Pharmacists. An international organization with 250 members, it is the only infectious disease professional society in pharmacy. Ronald L. Kaufman, chief of staff at LAC+USC Medical Center, has been named vice president of the American College […]

New Energy Post for Donald Paul

Donald L. Paul has been appointed executive director of the USC Energy Institute and holder of the William M. Keck Chair in Energy Resources. Created in 2008, the Energy Institute creates a USC-based framework to support and expand opportunities in energy-related research, education and public policy development. The institute reports to Randolph Hall, vice provost […]