Remembering the unfathomable
With critical assistance from USC Shoah Foundation, the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the notorious Auschwitz death camp on Jan. 27, 1945, is commemorated in Poland.
The 27th annual event honors the screenwriter of the year’s most accomplished cinematic adaptation as well as the author of the written work upon which the screenplay is based. The nominees are Gone Girl, The Imitation Game, Inherent Vice, The Theory of Everything and Wild.
It’s the latest milestone in the university’s effort to raise $6 billion for academic excellence. With support of trustees, parents, alumni and the entire Trojan Family, the campaign already has funded new scholarships, research programs, buildings and 77 additional faculty chairs.
The snack maker’s “Crash the Super Bowl” Contest is an annual tradition, and this year two teams of USC School of Cinematic Arts alums made it to the final 10. USC has always had a big presence in the competition: Alums J.R. Burningham and Tess Ortbals won the $1 million prize in 2011.