Foreign policy meets finance
A new degree program at USC Dornsife combines two of the school’s most popular majors: international relations and economics, which go hand-in-hand.
When survivors and liberators gather in Poland to commemorate the Jan. 27, 1945, liberation of the Auschwitz camp, the music will come from two USC seniors. Alex Biniaz-Harris and Ambrose Soehn will perform a piece they wrote that’s based on melodies sung by Holocaust survivors and found in USC Shoah Foundation archive.
With 10 directors, a room full of writers and actor James Franco as an instructor, turning Cervantes’ timeless novel into a full-length student film was a monumental task. The team stepped up, and the movie opened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival to positive reviews.
Two miles below the surface of the ocean, researchers have discovered new microbes that “breathe” sulfate. The previously undiscovered species - found by the USC-based Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations - may play an important role in the world’s carbon cycle.
The USC Annenberg School - which released a statement affirming the global human right to freedom of expression and a free, independent press - sponsored the discussion, featuring French editorial cartoonist Patrick Chappatte of the International New York Times.