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Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy announces $5 million initiative

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Board of Councilors members David Karchem, Tracy Sykes, John Wallace, David Hayes, Linda Givvin, and Covey Lazouras; Avishai Sadan, dean of the Ostrow School; DPT student Gustavo Alonso; and James Gordon, associate dean and chair of the division. (Photo/John Skalicky)
Photo: Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Board of Councilors members David Karchem, Tracy Sykes, John Wallace, David Hayes, Linda Givvin, and Covey Lazouras; Avishai Sadan, dean of the Ostrow School; DPT student Gustavo Alonso; and James Gordon, associate dean and chair of the division. (Photo/John Skalicky)

The USC Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy officially launched its $5 million campaign initiative on 0ct. 18, the largest undertaken for a physical therapy program in the United States.

Business

Fertittas donate major capital gift to USC Marshall for new undergraduate building

The Fertittas’ gift represents significant support for the Campaign for the University of Southern California, a multiyear effort to secure $6 billion or more in private philanthropy to advance USC’s academic priorities. (Photo/Clint Jenkins)
Photo: The Fertittas’ gift represents significant support for the Campaign for the University of Southern California, a multiyear effort to secure $6 billion or more in private philanthropy to advance USC’s academic priorities. (Photo/Clint Jenkins)

USC has announced a naming gift from Jill and Frank Fertitta ’84 that will create a new undergraduate instructional building and establish an endowed faculty chair at the USC Marshall School of Business.

Policy/Law

USC, Schwarzenegger establish new institute focused on state and global policy

The USC Schwarzenegger Institute will boast a bipartisan advisory board that includes international leaders in business, public service and education. Pictured here, President C. L. Max Nikias with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Photo/Dietmar Quistorf)
Photo: The USC Schwarzenegger Institute will boast a bipartisan advisory board that includes international leaders in business, public service and education. Pictured here, President C. L. Max Nikias with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (Photo/Dietmar Quistorf)

USC President C. L. Max Nikias and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger have announced the establishment of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy, which will be housed in the USC Price School of Public Policy.

Athletics

USC’s Olympic gold medal streak continues

Clement Lefert wins gold
Photo: From left, gold medallists Amaury Leveaux, Fabien Gilot, Trojan Clement Lefert and Yannick Agnel of France pose on the podium during the medal ceremony following the 400-meter freestyle relay. (Photo/Clive Rose, Getty Images)

Former Trojan All-American Clement Lefert won a gold medal as part of France’s 400-meter freestyle relay, extending USC’s streak of winning at least one gold medal at every Summer Olympic Games since 1912.

AthleticsUniversity

Aiming for the gold

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Photo: USC alumna Rebecca Soni shoots for her second gold medal at the London Olympics this month. Pictured here, Soni waves from the podium during the medal ceremony after the Women's 200m Breaststroke Final at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. (Photo/Al Bello, Getty Images)

Continuing USC’s long tradition of nurturing successful Olympic athletes, more than 40 members of the Trojan Family are headed to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London this month.

University

MSW@USC student to compete in 2012 Paralympics

Eric Hollen, a Virtual Academic Center student at the USC School of Social Work, was tending his horse farm about 10 years ago when his tractor tipped over, pinning him. He spent five months in a hospital being treated for the dislocation of his third and fourth lumbar vertebrae, a ruptured diaphragm, a broken pelvis and a torn aorta.

Athletics

Olympic spotlight: Bryshon Nellum and Ron Allice

Ron Allice and Bryshon Nellum
Photo: Bryshon Nellum rests as he works out at Veterans Stadium. Nellum made the U.S. Olympic men's track and field 400-meter team. He is coached by USC's Ron Allice. (Photo/Stephen Carr, Long Beach Press Telegram)

On the night in 2008 USC track star Bryshon Nellum was shot in the legs, Director of Track and Field Ron Allice was by his side in the hospital. While the doctors questioned whether Nellum would ever hit top gear again, Allice chose to believe.