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In recognition of its 100th anniversary, the USC Rossier School of Education has launched a microsite devoted to the school’s work to innovate, educate and transform over the past century and into the next one.

The site ( highlights USC Rossier’s notable milestones and favorite memories of the last 100 years with an interactive timeline. It also features video and written testimonies of the school’s impact, giving alumni and friends the opportunity to upload their own memories.

The microsite also features a special centennial calendar with anniversary events throughout the year.


Digital entertainment industry leader Lucy Hood has been appointed executive director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management and assistant professor of clinical management and organization at the USC Marshall School of Business.

Hood, the former president of Fox Mobile Entertainment and chief executive officer of Jamba (both are units of News Corp.), will serve a three-year term. Hood succeeds Morley Winograd, who retired on June 30.

In her post at Fox, Hood’s innovations included the groundbreaking use of text messaging for American Idol and the creation of the “mobisode” format for short-form video content that has since become an industry standard.


R. Pete Vanderveen, dean of the USC School of Pharmacy, announced that the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education has conferred a full six-year accreditation on the school’s Pharm.D. program.

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as the accrediting body for pharmacy schools nationwide.

The school successfully met all 30 standards that the evaluation team uses to review Pharm.D. programs.


Leo Mascarenhas, associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, received the inaugural Walter Laug Distinguished Teaching Award on June 20.

The award recognizes clinical and research faculty members who promote an exemplary learning environment and nurture the ethical, professional and personal development of hematology/oncology fellows at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles.

The award is named in honor of the late Walter Laug, who began his career at Childrens Hospital and was a member of the faculty from 1977 to 2006.


Michael Segerblom, head coach and program director of the USC varsity sailing team, was named a 2009 inductee into the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association Hall of Fame and recognized with the Graham Hall Award for outstanding service by a college sailing professional.

Although collegiate sailing is not an NCAA sport, the USC sailing team operated under the USC athletic department from the mid-1980s to mid-1990s when Segerblom was a team member and later its coach. The team now operates independently and is regarded among the top programs on the West Coast.

The Graham Hall Award recognizes organizers, administrators, advisers or coaches who have served the best interests of college sailing at the club/team, conference or national level.


The Lab, the restaurant at 3500 S. Figueroa St. whose design elements are reminiscent of a science lab, has received a People’s Choice Award from AIA/Los Angeles, a local chapter of the American Institute of Architects.

Designed by Los Angeles-based architectural firm AC Martin Partners, the restaurant features slate-topped tables, beakers as vases and bookshelves adorned with science textbooks.


Mary Andres, assistant clinical professor at the USC Rossier School of Education, will receive a Widney Alumni House Award on Sept. 25 at Town & Gown.

The award recognizes her work for the USC Lambda LGBT Alumni Association.

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