Building bridges for education
President C. L. Max Nikias met with leaders including National Taiwan University President Pan-Chyr Yang to strengthen ties between USC and Taiwanese institutions.
Fifteen freshman and sophomore dance students spent a day in January dancing outside the Griffith Park Observatory for a commercial that premiered on Super Bowl Sunday. The 60-second ad for Discover Los Angeles will run for 14 weeks and air during the Grammys and the Oscars.
Politico founder Frederick J. Ryan Jr. has spent more than a decade at the intersection of communications and politics, putting to good use the double major in political science and speech communication he earned as a USC undergraduate.
The Selden Ring Investigative Journalism Fellowship will fund tuition for a USC Annenberg master’s student pursuing investigative journalism. “There has never been a more important time to become an investigative journalist,” said Willow Bay, School of Journalism director.
Using location-based data, researchers show where violent crimes are concentrated and how that information can lead to positive results. The work was undertaken for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s data team and the Los Angeles Police Department.