Communicating for the future
The state-of-the-art Media Center at Wallis Annenberg Hall has been named the Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center, thanks to a joint gift to USC Annenberg.
As part of an expanded lease at the landmark AT&T Center, the USC name and shield will replace the existing sign atop the 32-story tower. USC has leased an additional 30,000 square feet at the complex, where the university already occupies 215,000 square feet.
In his annual addresses to faculty and staff, USC President C. L. Max Nikias noted that top research universities provide demonstrable return on investment as measured by lifetime income - not the case with for-profit colleges, where dropout rates are high and loan burdens are excessive.
He wasn't handsome by the standards of the day, but President Abraham Lincoln didn't let that stand in his way - in life or in politics. A new book by USC history professor Richard Fox looks at Honest Abe - called “grotesque” by his contemporaries - in a new light.
For the third year in a row, USC was one of the top producers of Fulbright Student Grant recipients among U.S. research institutions. Eleven current and recently graduated Trojans received Fulbright awards to study, conduct research or teach abroad.