The beach beat
Students in Keith Plocek’s surf journalism class dig deep, going beyond clichés to find out what makes Southern California’s beach community tick.
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship — a likely indicator of future academic success — is difficult to get. USC students’ success at winning these fellowships, which provide a $34,000 annual stipend as well as tuition money, has grown steadily since 2015.
Influential artist, scholar and educator Mary Kelly is known for projects that address issues of sexuality, identity and collective memory. She joins the USC Roski faculty, providing mentorship and educational opportunities to the art and design school’s students.
The George Lucas Family Foundation has expanded its support of student diversity with a second $10 million endowment to the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The gift will provide scholarships for African-American and Hispanic students in undergraduate and graduate programs.