Stories by Christine Shade:
Emeriti Center director speaks at Taiwan conference
Janette Brown emphasizes that retired faculty and staff can be valuable leaders and contributors.
University Honors 70 Staff Retirees at Luncheon
In Town & Gown on March 19, the numbers spoke loudly at the 24th annual Retirement Recognition luncheon, where 70 newly retired USC staff members in attendance have provided a combined 1,548 years of dedicated service to the university.
Celebrating 1,232 Years of Service
The careers of 46 retiring faculty members were honored at the annual Provost’s Faculty Retirement Luncheon at Town & Gown.
Celebrating 1,232 Years of Service
Elizabeth Garrett salutes the retirees whose many contributions served the university through its pivotal years.
Web Whiz Wins Faculty Leibovitz Award
Professor emeritus Robert A. Stallings is recognized for his service to seniors and expertise with computers.
Retirees Honored at Town & Gown Luncheon
Living History Volunteer Gets Leibovitz Award
Busy Trojan Joan Ewing is recognized for her oversight of archival interviews with retired staff and faculty.
Time Is Right to Plan for Retirement
Staff and faculty can attend informal sessions offering information on life after their USC careers.
Pathologist Wittmann Dies at 80
The German-born assistant professor was granted emeritus status a year after her retirement in 1995.
USC Emeritus Professor, Playwright Dies
Endesha Ida Mae Holland rose from a life of squalor, abuse and prostitution to become a celebrated playwright and women’s studies scholar.
Janette C. Brown to Head USC Emeriti Center
As the successor to Betty Redmon, Brown is the first full-time executive director of the center that provides information and opportunities for USC’s retired faculty and staff.
Panel to Address New Medicare Drug Benefit
The Part D program, which takes effect on Jan. 1, includes regulations that affect individuals age 65 or over and USC Senior Care participants.
Professor of Physics and Astronomy Dies
Gibson Reaves, 81, focused on the orbits of asteroids, one of which was named in his honor in 1985. Some of his work was used by JPL for reliable calculations of Jupiter’s moons.
USC President Receives Civic Award
The Central City Association of Los Angeles bestows its annual Heart of the City honor to Steven Sample for his leadership and support of downtown.
Principles Set for Human Subjects Research
Students are now involved in the formal process for proposals examined by the university’s Institutional Review Boards.
Combining Computers and the Classics
Salutatorian Brent Nash, who prides himself on doing a bit of everything, will work on artificial intelligence research for the Jet Propulsion Lab after earning two USC degrees in computer science.
Valedictorian With a Sense of Social Justice
Katherine Trefz, a double major with a knack for writing and organization, considers herself a changed person because of her positive experiences at USC.
He Maintains Enthusiasm in His Work
USC technician ‘Nex’ Contreras, who covers plenty of territory besides Bovard Administration, earns the President’s Award, the highest honor a staff member can receive.
Two Receive Leibovitz Awards at Retiree Luncheon
H. Frank Chew and Alice Donahue are recognized for their volunteer work with seniors at the 20th annual event. The awards illustrate their ‘wide range’ of selfless actions for others.
An Optimist Presents Borchard Lecture
Distinguished Professor Frances Feldman recounts decades of research into social human services. At heart, she remains an optimist about the future of Los Angeles.
Nutrition Month Means Good Food
Healthy choices are the order of the day at Parkside Restaurant throughout March. Diners also can learn about the finer points of balanced meals by asking an expert.
USC Honors Its Best
USC’s 24th annual Academic Convocation is slated for Thursday, March 10, in Town & Gown. More than two dozen faculty members and students will be honored.
Trojans Can Spend a Day With Einstein
The USC Emeriti Center teams up with TIAA-CREF on the 100th anniversary of E=MC 2 to offer new insights into the life and work of a remarkable man.