Under a new moon
USC Pacific Asia Museum Director Christina Yu Yu addresses the 37th Festival of the Autumn Moon Gala, the first since the museum and the university joined forces. The event honored USC Trustee Dominic Ng.
Former President Bill Clinton joins USC President C. L. Max Nikias and a capacity crowd for a President's Distinguished Lecture series event at Bovard Auditorium. He's just the latest in a long line of current and former presidents to visit the USC campus.
Before he was Top 40 sensation Aloe Blacc, he was Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, studying linguistics and psychology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Even then, he was determined to use his talents for positive social change. Now he's making that dream come true.
The murders of journalists and aid workers by al-Qaida and ISIS have put the question into the spotlight: Why does negotiation sometimes work and other times fail? A USC international relations expert has been studying the art and practice of diplomacy by looking into Europe's history.
California voters firmly support a recent statewide law banning disposable plastic grocery bags at supermarkets, according to the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. But many of those concerned about the ban called it "more government regulation and overreach."