Congratulations on yet another fine issue of USC Trojan Family Magazine [Summer 1997]. The articles on Professor Miller and Dean Laemmle deserve special mention. USC students are indeed fortunate to have individuals such as these to teach and direct them in their spiritual concerns and interest. I am particularly pleased to see the creation of a position for a dean of religious life, and delighted that someone of Rabbi Laemmles obvious quality has been chosen.
The writer is pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church.
Thanks for delivering informative and entertaining articles to my doorstep. I ]enjoy reading your publication. For me, its a vital link to the university, one that I never wish to sever.
Alan Robertazzi 88
... and Pans
You have produced a truly great magazine. Invariably, I find important articles, especially well-written.
John E. Armer 51
Thanks to reader Armer for reminding us of this. Well keep working on it.
Whilst perusing your otherwise excellent (as always) magazine, I stumbled across emeritude [page 22, Dorm Dad Summer 1997], which I could not find in my Oxford English Dictionary. Is it mayhaps in your edition?
Where is Aerospace?
I read the article Forecasting the Future of Southern California in your Spring 1997 issue and thoroughly enjoyed it. Your social and economic over-views were very interesting.
Herbert Hirsh 57
Southern California Studies Center director Michael Dear replies: The recent history of the aerospace industry in Southern Calif-ornia is fascinating and important. Although it was not reported in the USC Trojan Family Magazine article, we are monitoring its progress. As you are well aware, the story in aerospace during the past decade or more has been downsizing, related especially to the fortunes of the defense industries. I am pleased to learn of the industrys recovery, although I confess that I have not seen much reported about it yet.
Wanted: More News of Dentists ...
As a D.D.S. Class of 95, I have always wondered at how little the School of Dentistry is known on the University Park Campus. The School of Dentistry has produced many talented and extraordinary dentists that have become great leaders in the dental profession.
talented medical, law and business schools. With a dental facility of such outstanding reputation, I find it very discouraging how little credit is given to USC dental school.
Alan Golshanara D.D.S. 95
You will find an article celebrating the School of Dentistrys 100th anniversary beginning on page 32 of this issue.
... and Musicians
It is always a delight to receive your publication, especially now that my wife (Leslie Stewart 75, M.M. 80) and I have moved to Virginia. However, in receiving your last issue [Summer 1997], I was again disappointed to see absolutely no alumni news from anyone who is a graduate of USCs prestigious School of Music.
Although not everyone who is an alumnus of our illustrious school is winning Van Cliburn or Moscow competitions, there are still many who are indeed making it in the business as orchestra players, teachers, and administrators. Simply working full time in the profession is a major accomplishment, and therefore deserves recognition. I would hope to see more success stories in your Alumni News in the future.
Wes Kenney 78
All items printed in our Alumni News section are contributed by individuals, and we try to print every item we receive. Perhaps music alumni are too busy with their careers to write to us! So, if youre out there, please write in and let your colleagues and classmates know what youre doing. Wed love to hear from you.
The Tenth Word
In your recent contest [My Word!, Summer 1997], you required correct answers to all 10 questions in rule No. 3, but since you provided only nine, I made up my own No. 10. Here it is:
June Van Winkle
Since you require correct answers to all 10 questions, and I could only find nine questions, I present a 10th question and its answer:
Wanda F. Ross Ph.D. 89
The 10th word, implied by your instructions, must be derived from the Latin for not sent: Omitted!
Francis Cartier 47, Ph.D. 57
Since the contest rules presumed 10 questions, and you obviously ran out of space for the 10th, I submit the following in its place:
Edward S. Brady 33, M.S. 40
We blush (OE blysa, flame, or blyscan, to redden) to acknowledge this error in our proofreading.
The Alumni Association of the School of Dentistry has published a 400-page leather-bound volume of the history of the school from its beginnings in 1897 to 1997. This premier copy includes hundreds of historical photos and cartoons, as well as written history from former deans and past department chairs. Included with this deluxe version is a videotape of interviews with prominent teachers and alumni.
As part of the USC History Project, the General Alumni Association encourages alumni and friends of the university to donate their USC archives back to the university. It is our goal to display some of the more interesting items in the Widney Alumni House on a permanent basis.
Gerald S. Papazian 77
I am a freelance writer and frequent contributor to USC Trojan Family Magazine who is researching a book on Los Angeles City Hall. Anyone with personal reminiscences about City Hall is invited to contact me c/o USC Magazines, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2537, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a newly retired faculty member, and a member of USC Associates and of the Gender Equity Committee at USC, I have experienced the past 20 years of progress for the women of USC. At the same time, I must acknowledge that while substantial progress has been made, the pace has been painfully slow. USC lags behind many of our peers in funding initiatives for women.
A reunion is planned for Nov. 1, 1997, for the UCLA/USC Army ROTC classes of 1964-67, the Vietnam classes. Several of these graduates were USC students who attended Army ROTC classes at UCLA in order to obtain an Army commission, including the most highly decorated UCLA Army ROTC graduate in the Vietnam war, Vince Okamoto, who has both a B.A. (1967) and a J.D. (1973) from USC.
Joe Hall, UCLA Class of 67
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