Foreign policy meets finance
A new degree program at USC Dornsife combines two of the school’s most popular majors: international relations and economics, which go hand-in-hand.
With 10 directors, a room full of writers and actor James Franco as an instructor, turning Cervantes’ timeless novel into a full-length student film was a monumental task. The team stepped up, and the movie opened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival to positive reviews.
Two miles below the surface of the ocean, researchers have discovered new microbes that “breathe” sulfate. The previously undiscovered species - found by the USC-based Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations - may play an important role in the world’s carbon cycle.
The USC Annenberg School - which released a statement affirming the global human right to freedom of expression and a free, independent press - sponsored the discussion, featuring French editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte of the International New York Times.
A $5 million gift from retired judge and USC alumna Judith O. Hollinger, here with USC Gould Dean Robert K. Rasmussen, will launch the law school’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Program in arbitration and mediation. It’s a growing area of law, and the program is one of the few of its kind.