Winners four times over
USC's oldest a cappella group, the SoCal Vocals, took first at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in New York. It's their fourth win in seven years.
As much of the world pauses on April 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Salpi Ghazarian, the director of USC’s Institute of Armenian Studies, recounts a dark, unresolved chapter of Turkish history.
Bonnie Nakasuji first went to Ghana in 2003 with a simple mission: Match patients with wheelchairs. Since then Nakasuji, an adjunct professor at USC Chan Division, has ushered 232 USC occupational therapy students to Ghana.
That’s the question being asked by Vern Bengtson of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, part of the USC School of Social Work. Bengtson and longtime colleague Merril Silverstein are co-investigators on a three-year, $1.5 million project to better understand religious beliefs.
It’s officially the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, but the April 18-19 event was more like a big block party. Some 150,000 people - including Billy Idol, Candice Bergen, Joyce Carol Oates and at least one person dressed as a butterfly - joined in the fun.