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Flu shots and intranasal flu vaccine are available weekdays at the USC Pharmacy in the Student Union on the University Park campus and at the USC Plaza Pharmacy in the Health Consultation Center on the Health Sciences campus.

The immunizations are free for faculty and staff members who are covered under the USC Network Medical Plan. Dependents covered under the plan also are eligible to receive the vaccine free. The intranasal vaccine is $10 for faculty, staff and covered dependents through the USC Network Medical Plan. An insurance card is required to show eligibility.

For all others, the charge is $25 for the injectable flu vaccine and $35 for the intranasal vaccine.

University Park immunization
hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Immunization hours on the Health Sciences campus are 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Ramer Elected Chairman of Corporation for Public Broadcasting

USC trustee Bruce Ramer has been elected chairman of the board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the independent nonprofit created by Congress to oversee the federal government’s funding for noncommercial radio and TV.

Ramer, an entertainment and media attorney in Los Angeles, is chairman of the USC Institute on Entertainment Law and Business and a member of the board of councilors at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism.

He was appointed to the board of Corporation for Public Broadcasting by President George W. Bush in 2008.

Erica Muhl’s Elegy Premieres in Berlin

USC Thornton School of Music faculty composer Erica Muhl’s Elegy for Strings, commissioned in memory of the victims of the Shoah, premiered Nov. 8 at the New Synagogue in Berlin.

The performance was the centerpiece of a gala hosted by the state of Saxony. In attendance were representatives from the governments of Germany and Israel, as well as leaders of culture and education for the city of Berlin and Germany’s revitalized Jewish community.

Judith Farmer Performs in Salzburg

USC Thornton School of Music faculty bassoonist Judith Farmer was invited to play principal bassoon with the Mozarteum Orchestra at the 2010 Salzburg Festival.

Her performances at the festival included a production of Charles Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, and a benefit concert for the victims of the flooding in Pakistan.

Harris to Receive Documentary Award

USC School of Cinematic Arts Distinguished Professor Mark Jonathan Harris will receive the Preservation and Scholarship Award at the 2010 IDA Documentary Awards Dec. 3 at the Directors Guild of America.

Harris won Academy Awards for his documentaries The Redwoods and Into the Arms of Strangers: The Kindertransport. He has taught at USC for more than 25 years and is the head of the advanced documentary sequence.

In Memoriam: Sheila Holenda

Sheila Holenda, a cataloger in the Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive from 2005-09 at USC, died Nov. 13.

A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Holenda sang with the band Thrifty People and produced performance art with the Ballpeen Hammer Artists’ Collective, which she co-founded in Santa Barbara in the 1990s.

She founded the 1960s girl group-influenced band, The Roulettes, and performed at the Purple Onion in San Francisco’s North Beach neighborhood.

Holenda is survived by her mother, Margarete Holenda; brothers Forrest, Greg and Eric; and sister-in-law Christina Bird-Holenda.

Animated Short Honored in New York City

USC School of Cinematic Arts graduate student Willie Williams received the Princess Grace Award for undergraduate film scholarship at an event held Nov. 10 in New York City.

The gala included the presentation of 21 awards to emerging artists in theatre, dance and film. Williams’ scholarship will help support his thesis film projects. He currently is in production on Our Legacy.

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA is a not-for-profit, publicly supported foundation based in New York City. It was founded more than 25 years ago by Prince Rainier III of Monaco in honor of his wife, Princess Grace (Kelly). Since its inception, the foundation has bestowed more than 650 awards totaling more than $7 million in grants.

Plaque Restored to Its Rightful Site

During Reunion Weekend in late October, members of the Class of 1985 gathered for a special “rededication ceremony” of a long-lost piece of USC history: a plaque commemorating the original senior class gift.

Nearly two decades after its displacement, the plaque has been restored to its rightful place – on the north lawn of Leavey Library — thanks to the Class of 1985 Legacy co-chairs Steve Leland ’85 and Michael Reilly ’85.

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