Josh Kun is ’16 MacArthur fellow
The prestigious “genius grant” honors the USC Annenberg professor and cultural historian whose innovative work explores unexpected cross-cultural connections.
He’s logged more than 500 hours in space as a crew member on the Atlantis and Endeavour space shuttles. But his priorities are down-to-earth: sharing the importance of a STEM education, one focused on science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Meet Professor Beauregard Tirebiter, the university’s first-ever full-time facility dog. Funded by a gift from the Trojan League of Los Angeles, he’s taking his rightful place on the University Park Campus — starting with regular office hours at the Engemann Student Health Center.
Women accounted for 38 percent of USC freshmen majoring in engineering last year — twice the national average — and made up 29 percent of the school’s graduate students. It’s no wonder USC Viterbi ranked No. 1 among graduate engineering schools for the number of women enrolled.
The five-story building — made possible through a generous gift from USC Trustee Frank J. Fertitta III and his wife, Jill — is the new home for USC Marshall’s undergraduate business program. It anchors the high-profile corner of Figueroa Street and Exposition Boulevard.