Students Explore Stem Cell Issue

Daniel Cousineau, Erin Underwood, Neal Laxpati, Jenah Zweig, Sahil Chaudry, Dillon Nichols and Sara Filliman, from left, in Washington, D.C. Photo/Sara Filliman There is one standout class at USC that exemplifies the spirit of this column. In MDA 365, the leadership class taught jointly by President Steven B. Sample and University Professor Warren Bennis, students […]

Neamati Wins $1M for Cancer Research

“New drugs are desperately needed to combat lung cancer,” professor Nouri Neamati said. Photo/Kukla Vera Nouri Neamati, assistant professor in the USC School of Pharmacy, has won the Department of Defense Idea Award in Ovarian Cancer and the Lung Cancer Discovery Award for his ongoing work in cancer research. The grants are for $815,000 and […]


School of Business Administration introduces an interactive video tour – soon to be available on diskette Professor Warren Bennis appeared confident and friendly as he extolled the merits of the Graduate School of Business Administration. “We’re trying to create a learning environment, and I think the benefit is that students get an appetite for learning,” […]


A May 2 Associated Press story on new fertility treatments quoted fertility expert John Jain. The story also ran in the Sacramento Bee, San Jose Mercury News, CBS, Fox, New York and more than 50 other publications and Web sites. A May 2 Riverside Press Enterprise story looked at a study by […]


It seems like such a simple thing – a music professor asking the library to subscribe to Classical Guitar or Soundboard, a scientist requesting journals like European Earthquake Engineering or Oceanography. But the freedom to place new serial orders is nothing less than “slightly revolutionary,” said Lynn F. Sipe, assistant university librarian for collection development. […]

TCL Corp out to revive BlackBerry smartphones

The TCL booth at a mobile phone expo in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province.Chinese electronics company TCL Corp was at CES on Wednesday with a plan to revive BlackBerry handsets knocked from the mobile phone throne by Apple and Google.TCL is putting its market clout behind the design, manufacture and marketing of a new portfolio […]

The promise of China’s G20 presidency

Chinese President Xi Jinping attends the first session of the 10th summit of the Group of Twenty (G20) major economies in Antalya, Turkey, Nov. 15, 2015. China has assumed the G20 presidency since Dec 1. Over the next year – and especially at the organization’s September summit, to be held in Hangzhou – China plans […]

Viterbi Faculty Named to Endowed Chairs

Chew is an assistant professor of industrial and systems engineering. Three distinguished engineering faculty David D’Argenio, Muhammad Sahimi and Elaine Chew will become holders of endowed chairs in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering beginning July 1. Professor D’Argenio of the department of biomedical engineering will become the first holder of the Chonette Chair in […]

Dental Hygiene Students Screen for Oral Cancer

Shoana Chau, USC Dental Hygiene Class of 2010, administers an oral health screening to USC staff member Todd Henneman. Members of the USC School of Dentistry’s Dental Hygiene Class of 2010 provided oral health screenings and tobacco cessation advice for USC students, staff members and visitors during the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout on […]

Valedictorian With a Sense of Justice

Trefz will graduate with a double major in history and political science. IRENE FERTIK Senior Katherine A. Trefz has been described as scholarly, quietly intense and ambitious. She also has a solid sense of social justiceand a plan for the future. Being chosen USC’s 2005 valedictorian “is an incredible capstone moment for my college experience,” […]