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USC receives eight regional CASE awards

Engineering school wins gold in magazine category

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Photo: The Council for Advancement and Support of Education hands out the annual accolades to universities across the country.

USC staff members have won eight journalism accolades that demonstrate the university’s expertise in crafting exceptional stories and graphics.

The USC Dornsife Office of Communication, led by Associate Dean for Communications Emily Cavalcanti, captured five regional 2014 Awards of Excellence from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).

USC Dornsife Magazine received a silver award for college and university general interest magazines (circulation 30,000 to 74,999). With oversight from Cavalcanti, Editorial Director Pamela Johnson and Art Director Dan Knapp, the magazine was designed by in-house graphic designer Letty Avila and included articles by Johnson, Staff Writer Susan Bell, Senior Communication Specialist Michelle Boston, and Web Editor and Writer Laura Paisley. The magazine’s augmented reality feature also incorporated videos by Director of Video Production Mira Zimet; its distribution was coordinated by Office Manager Letitia Franklin.

Led by Johnson, the editorial team also won a silver for outstanding news writing, which included “A Nobel Victory,” “Edge Effect,” “Lord of the Flies,” “L.A. Has a Heart” and “Guardian Angel,” written by Johnson, Bell, Boston and Paisley.

The USC Wrigley Institute Brochure was recognized with a silver for individual fundraising publication and a bronze for excellence in design (multipage publications/folders). The brochure, whose production was overseen by Cavalcanti and the institute’s Director Roberta Marinelli, was designed by Pentagram with original photography by Corey Arnold.

The USC Dornsife Initiative Video garnered a bronze in fundraising videos. Zimet oversaw the project, which was produced by c2.K Communications.

The USC Dornsife Office of Advancement won a silver award for USC Dornsife Gateway Internship, its alumni relations program, in the volunteer engagement and leadership category. The entry was supported in part by a video produced by Zimet and an article prepared by Bell.

The USC Viterbi School of Engineering took home a gold in the general interest magazine category (circulation 30,000 to 74,999) for USC Viterbi Magazine and the USC Gould School of Law took silver in the same category (circulation less than 29,999) for its USC Law Magazine.

The USC entities competed in CASE’s District VII, which includes institutions in Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

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