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Major gift to support scholarships at three USC schools

The Dornsife Undergraduate Fellows Fund provides selected students in USC Dornsife with grants that can be used for international travel and field research. USC Dornsife undergraduates visit the Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo above. (Photo/Steve Weier)
The Dornsife Undergraduate Fellows Fund provides selected students in USC Dornsife with grants that can be used for international travel and field research. USC Dornsife undergraduates visit the Great Pyramid of Giza in Cairo above. (Photo/Steve Weier)

An anonymous $20 million gift will endow student support at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the USC School of Social Work and the USC Marshall School of Business.

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USC Dornsife signs pact to enrich Iranian studies

USC Dornsife Dean Steve A. Kay, left, shakes hands with Ali Razi, chair of the Farhang Foundation board of trustees, during a recent signing ceremony. Al Checcio, senior vice president for USC Advancement, is sitting at right. Standing from left: Hassan Izad, Farhang’s chief financial officer; Haleh Emrani, chair of Farhang’s Iranian Studies Council; and Ahmad Gramian, vice chair of Farhang’s board of trustees. (USC Photo/Dietmar Quistorf)
USC Dornsife Dean Steve A. Kay, left, shakes hands with Ali Razi, chair of the Farhang Foundation board of trustees, during a recent signing ceremony. Al Checcio, senior vice president for USC Advancement, is sitting at right. Standing from left: Hassan Izad, Farhang’s chief financial officer; Haleh Emrani, chair of Farhang’s Iranian Studies Council; and Ahmad Gramian, vice chair of Farhang’s board of trustees. (USC Photo/Dietmar Quistorf)

In a recent signing ceremony, the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and the Farhang Foundation sealed the deal on a long-term commitment to enhance the study and research of Iranian art and culture at the university.

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Grant supports collaborative approach to ovarian cancer treatment research

Michael Press, professor of pathology at the Keck School, and his collaborators from several other institutions are examining the genetics of ovarian cancer.
Michael Press, professor of pathology at the Keck School, and his collaborators from several other institutions are examining the genetics of ovarian cancer.

Ovarian cancer frequently goes undiagnosed until it has spread, making it difficult to treat and often fatal. Research into genetic mechanisms of ovarian cancer at USC recently received a boost thanks to a more than $300,000 grant from the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation.