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Selected Speeches and Articles

2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999 | 1998 | 1996 | 1994 | 1993 | 1992

2010

President Sample Addresses NCAA Sanctions
May 14, 2010

Three Questions: 127th Annual Commencement Address
May 14, 2010

Annual Address to the Faculty
January 26, 2010

2009

The Pursuit of Wisdom: A Modest, but Essential, Prescription for the Future (view in PDF)
Published in Innovative Higher Education, Online FirstTM
December 22, 2009

Two Important Tools for Advancing Science and Technology
September 24, 2009

Four Things That Are Harder to Teach Than Reading
March 5, 2009

Annual Address to the Faculty
February 2009

2008

Address to the Los Angeles World Affairs Council
November 2008

Annual Address to the Faculty
February 2008

2007

The President’s Leadership Retreat
November 15, 2007

USC U.S.-China Institute Conference
April 20, 2007

USC Phi Beta Kappa Induction
March 28, 2007

Annual Address to the Faculty
February 2007

2006

Address to the College Board Annual Forum
November 10, 2006

Annual Address to the Faculty
February 2006

2005

Address to the Newcomen Society of the United States
April 7, 2005

Annual Address to the Faculty
February 2005

2004

Annual Address to the Faculty of the University of Southern California
February 2004

2003

In Your Hands a Sacred Trust
From Trusteeship magazine; President Sample offers insight into how boards and presidents can work together to tap everyone's potential to advance the institution
December 2003

State of the University Address
February 26, 2003

A Misguided Change on University Athlete Admissions
President Sample decries new changes to NCAA eligibility rules in an opinion article published in the Los Angeles Times
January 7, 2003

2002

Heisman Trophy Award dinner remarks by President Sample, New York, Downtown Athletic Club
December 16, 2002

The Research University of the 21st Century: What Will It Look Like?
December 2, 2002

Annual Address to the Faculty of the University of Southern California
February 2002

2001

Innovation and Technology Transfer in Universities (view in PDF)
Remarks made at the California Public Affairs Forum, presented by the California Council on Science and Technology
December 3, 2001

Speak out against Hatred and Bigotry
A message to the USC community following the terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., on Sept. 11, 2001
September 21, 2001

State of the University Address
February 27, 2001

2000

Annual Address to the Faculty of the University of Southern California
January 2000

1999

Annual Address to the Faculty of the University of Southern California
January 1999

Remarks at the Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Partnership Between the University of Southern California and the Hebrew Union College/Jewish Institute of Religion
January 19, 1999

1998

Revitalizing Professional Education for the Next Century
Remarks at the American Association of Dental Schools’ 75th Anniversary Leadership Summit
October 12, 1998

Brave New America
An address to 5,000 newly-sworn citizens of the United States at the Los Angeles Convention Center
July 2, 1998

Annual Address to the Faculty of the University of Southern California
January 13, 1998

1996

1996 State of the University Address
September 19, 1996

Some Good News About Southern California
Remarks to the Rotary Club of Los Angeles
February 2, 1996

1994

American Filmmakers: The Intellectual Deliverers of The Modern Age
Remarks at the 111th Annual Commencement of the University of Southern California
May 6, 1994

Southern California's Hidden Economic Engine
Los Angeles Times Commentary

1993

Southern California's Hidden Industry
An address to the Greater Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Luncheon
December 10, 1993

Postdoctoral Education in America
An address delivered at the annual meeting of the Association of Graduate Schools held at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
September 23, 1993

The Great American Straddlers as Successors to the Renaissance Man
The 15th annual Pullias Lecture delivered at the University of Southern California
March 13, 1993

Say “No” to Our Schools' Status Quo
Chicago Tribune commentary
November 30, 1993

1992

Annual Address to the Faculty of the University of Southern California
October 9, 1992