A gift for top scholars
A $30 million gift from alumna Kathleen Leavey McCarthy's family foundation names the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation Honors Hall in the USC Village.
It's called the da Vinci Xi robot, and it's making waves in medicine. Keck Medical Center of USC is now the worldwide training center for surgeons learning how to use the new Xi robotic system for thoracic procedures — operations on the organs in the chest.
USC Viterbi researchers are at it again. MIT Technology Review released its annual list of top innovators under age 35, and three USC Viterbi engineers are on it. George Ban-Weiss works in energy, and Megan McCain and Maryam Shanechi are making waves in biotechnology and medicine.
About 3,000 new Trojans will descend on the University Park Campus this week. With boxes, suitcases and duffel bags in tow, the freshmen and transfer students are taking the first steps in their college careers.