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April 18th, 2014

USC Libraries Announce the Purchase and Preservation of Unpublished Lewis Carroll Letter

The letter to a friend explores the “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” author’s discomfort with fame Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 220-0017 or perkinsr@usc.edu USC Libraries officials have announced that they were the anonymous buyers of an unpublished letter by the C.L. Dodgson, famed for publishing “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking Glass” under […]

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April 9th, 2014

USC Thornton School of Music and San Francisco Conservatory of Music Represent the United States at Inaugural Asia-Pacific Music Summit

The four-day event in Sydney, Australia brought together representatives from leading music institutions from Asia and the Pacific to officially form the Pacific Alliance of Music Schools (PAMS) CONTACT: Evan Calbi, USC Thornton School of Music, 213.740.3229 | calbi@thornton.usc.edu Sam Smith, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, 415.503.6265 | ssmith@sfcm.edu LOS ANGELES/SAN FRANCISCO (April 9, 2014) […]

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April 9th, 2014

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books this weekend at USC

Fourth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees Contact: For USC, Eddie North-Hager at (213) 740-0335 or edwardnh@usc.edu For Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Hillary Manning (213) 237-2664 or hillary.manning@latimes.com WHAT: The 19th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest and most prestigious public literary event in […]

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April 8th, 2014

Major Gift to Establish USC Marshall School of Business Global Real Estate Program

International real estate executive endows and names bold new program Contact: Amy Blumenthal at (213) 740-5552 or amyblume@marshall.usc.edu. A substantial gift from international real estate executive William J. McMorrow will establish and endow a sophisticated program in global real estate, the University of Southern California and USC Marshall announced. The new William J. McMorrow Global […]

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April 8th, 2014

USC Releases Admission Statistics for Fall 2014

One in eight admitted students would be the first in their families to attend college Contact: Merrill Balassone at (213) 509-7805 or balasson@usc.edu April 8, 2014 – More than 51,800 accomplished high school seniors from all 50 U.S. states and 80 other countries applied for an estimated 2,750 places in this fall’s entering class of […]

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April 7th, 2014

Michael Tilson Thomas Named Judge Widney Professor of Music at the University of Southern California

CONTACT: Allison Engel 213/740-1927 allison.engel@usc.ed Michael Tilson Thomas, one of the world’s most prominent musicians and a two-time alumnus of the USC Thornton School of Music (’67 and MM ’76), has been named a Judge Widney Professor of Music at USC. The appointment, which takes effect in Fall 2015, will give USC Thornton students the […]

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April 4th, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC Viterbi Hosts Annual Robotics Open House

Public Invited to Interact with Flying, Underwater, Social, Assistive, Humanoid, and Reconfigurable Robots RSVP to: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu; or Megan Hazle at (213) 821-1887 or hazle@usc.edu WHAT: On Thursday, USC Viterbi School of Engineering will open its doors and welcome the public to see and interact with its collection of robots. Organized […]

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April 1st, 2014

Amgen CEO Robert Bradway named USC trustee

Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu. International biopharmaceutical business leader Robert A. Bradway has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees. Bradway is chairman and chief executive officer of Amgen Inc., the world’s largest independent biotechnology company. Headquartered in Thousand Oaks, Calif., Amgen has 20,000 employees in more than 50 countries, having served […]

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April 1st, 2014

Call of the Wild: USC Grad Student Embarks on 18-Month Study of Orangutan Vocalizations

Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu Tomorrow a USC graduate student embarks on an 18-month expedition to study orangutans in Southeast Asia, inviting colleagues and classmates to follow along via his blog on the Scientific American website. James Askew, Ph.D. candidate at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, will spend […]

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April 1st, 2014

USC Popular Music Students Perform at the Legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood April 7

CONTACT: Evan Calbi 213/740-3229 calbi@thornton.usc.edu or Allison Engel 213/740-1927 allison.engel@usc.edu The second class to graduate from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music’s groundbreaking Popular Music program will give a senior showcase at the legendary Troubadour club in West Hollywood at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 7. Admission is free and open to the […]

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