Melvin Meyers

Melvin Richard Meyers ’65 (ARC) of Los Angeles; Nov. 19, 2015 at the age of 85. Meyers founded the Bay Area Trojan Club, was a football season ticket holder for over forty years and a Cardinal and Gold Member for Life.  He donated the design for the McAlister Conference Center along with projects for Golf and […]

USC physician receives $1.5 million ‘distinguished scientist’ award

Donald B. Kohn Donald B. Kohn recently received the prestigious Doris Duke Distinguished Clinical Scientist award, a $1.5 million prize for outstanding translational (“bench to bedside”) research. Competition for this year’s awards- which recognize outstanding physician-scientists who are engaged in applying the latest basic science advances to disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure – was […]

Chinese mainland stars who have won at the HKFA

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi accepts Best Actress Award for her role in “The Grandmaster” at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards on April 13, 2014. The 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards (HKFA)was held in Hong Kong on April 13. Chinese director Wong Kar-wai’s kungfu epic “The Grandmaster” made history and took home 12HKFAs, breaking a […]

Millennials: Tech Crosses International Lines

Millennials are often referred to as “digital natives” because they grew up with online technologies and can wield them as fluently as their first language. World Bachelor in Business student Benjamin Rubin, the son of an American and an Israeli, may be more native than most. He adopted Facebook and Skype early, thanks to a […]

Students Learn Leadership From Marines

A master gunnery sergeant guides students in a discussion of how to maintain continuous security during convoy operations in a combat environment. MBA students looking for an edge in today’s tight job market got a leg up on the competition last month with the two-day MBA Leadership Challenge, a program focused on honing valuable – […]

USC Thornton to Celebrate 125 Years

Dean Robert Cutietta and Flora L. Thornton, the school’s namesake On April 2, the USC Thornton School of Music previewed its 125th anniversary with the news that its physical size will increase by 50 percent over the next two years as it takes over and renovates three buildings from the USC School of Cinematic Arts. […]

Clint N. Chua

Photo by Irene Fertik In 1975, the year of Clint N. Chua’s birth, Dirty Harry was very big in Manila. “Make my day,” said the good-humored Chua, doing his best Clint Eastwood impersonation. And, in fact, the 21-year-old computer science major’s day was made when he received word that he’d been chosen as one of […]

Bound for success

USC Upward Bound assistant director Maria Garcia The only person with Los Angeles native Maria Garcia when she left for college 10 years ago was a trusted USC counselor. Because of unfortunate circumstances, Garcia got to the airport late and missed her cross-country flight to Wellesley College. In her bid to board the next flight […]

Renowned Breast Surgeon Joins USC Faculty

Stephen Sener Stephen Sener has been named professor of clinical surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The renowned breast surgeon will serve as chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital. Sener comes from Northwestern University in Chicago, where he served as professor of […]

Massry prize honors biochemist

Michael John Berridge Shaul Massry, the Bernard J. Hanley Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of nephrology at the School of Medicine, is the founder of the Meira and Shaul Massry Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education and research in nephrology, physiology and related fields. The Massry Prize, started by the […]