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July 30th, 2014

USC STAR Program: STEM Education Success Story In Boyle Heights Celebrates 25 Years

Contact: Kukla Vera at (323) 442-3497, (310) 795-5552 (cell) or Kvera@pharmacy.usc.edu WHAT: STEM education has become a national priority, but in LA’s Boyle Heights, it’s been thriving for 25 years. Through USC’s STAR program, Bravo Medical Magnet High School students learn science through intensive hands-on, graduate-level work in USC labs, making them part of high-caliber […]

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July 29th, 2014

USC signs on to provide advanced degree scholarships to students in Mexico

The agreement provides joint scholarships to an unlimited number of qualified students in Mexico seeking master’s or professional degrees in law, business, and architecture Contact: Merrill Balassone at (213) 509-7805 or balasson@usc.edu MEXICO CITY – July, 29, 2014 – The University of Southern California on Tuesday announced an agreement with the Mexican Foundation for Education, […]

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July 28th, 2014

A message from Provost Garrett

Dear USC students, faculty and staff: As we mourn the tragic death of Xinran Ji, I am writing to share news about the progress of the investigation of this crime. Today the Los Angeles Police Department informed us that they have arrested the suspects. Our understanding from the LAPD is that these suspects had allegedly […]

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July 28th, 2014

LAPD arrests in Xinran Ji case: USC statement (洛杉矶警察局于2014年7月28入口举行了新闻发布会,宣布逮捕了研究生纪欣然死亡的四名嫌犯,南加州大学新闻发布会上的发言)

The following are USC remarks from a press conference held by the Los Angeles Police Department on July 28 to announce the arrest of four suspects in the death of graduate student Xinran Ji. Statement from Todd Dickey My name is Todd Dickey and I’m USC’s senior vice president for administration. In that role one […]

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July 28th, 2014

Statement from USC’s Department of Public Safety on security in summer months

The University of Southern California contracts with private security to provide an additional public safety presence in the campus community. These Security Ambassadors, who are not armed and do not have powers of arrest, supplement the normal deployment of USC Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers and those of the LAPD. The complement of Security […]

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July 25th, 2014

A message from the chief of the Department of Public Safety

Dear USC students and parents: Some of you have expressed understandable concern about safety after the death of USC graduate student Xinran Ji from an assault in North University Park in the early morning of July 24. Such concern is compounded by the fact that this is not the first tragic incident to affect our […]

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July 24th, 2014

A message from Dean Yannis C. Yortsos

Our engineering community as well as the entire Trojan Family was deeply saddened today to learn of the tragic death of one of our graduate students in electrical engineering. Xinran Ji was found dead this morning in his apartment, an apparent victim of an assault that happened while he was walking near the intersection of […]

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July 24th, 2014

A statement to the USC community

It is with great sadness that I write to inform you about the tragic passing of one of our engineering graduate students at his apartment north of campus, near 30th Street and Vermont Avenue. We are withholding the student’s name until the family can be notified. Los Angeles Police Department is investigating the student’s death, which […]

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July 24th, 2014

Kermit Crawford to Join USC School of Pharmacy

Crawford plans to join the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy, where he currently serves on the Board of Councilors Contact: Kukla Vera at (323) 442-3497 or (310) 795-5552; or kvera@pharmacy.usc.edu LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 – The University of Southern California School of Pharmacy  announced today that Kermit Crawford will join the School as […]

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July 23rd, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: Robots From Around the World Compete at USC

The 2014 Global Conference on Educational Robotics unites students, professionals and enthusiasts with robotics tournaments and educational sessions Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu What: Media outlets are invited to attend the Global Conference on Educational Robotics (GCER) at the University of Southern California (USC), hosted by the KISS Institute for Practical Robotics […]

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