From left, President Steven B. Sample, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and USC Thornton School of Music Dean Larry J. Livingston at a reception held at Davidson Conference Center on Tuesday, March 7. The reception – for students, faculty and those involved in the university’s arts initiative – followed an open rehearsal of the Thornton Symphony at Bing Theater earlier in the day. Tilson Thomas, the Grammy Award-winning director of the San Francisco Symphony, is a School of Music alumnus who returned to USC to teach students hoping to follow in his stellar path.
Top stories on USC News
Proud of yourself for taking home leftovers? Think again
Research shows that the sense of accomplishment — especially when it was a large portion — causes people to eat more afterward and exercise less.
How diabetes passes from mothers to children
Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher examines the causes of childhood diabetes.
USC receives $17.8 million grant to research tobacco-related health risks
The funding will be used to promote biomedical and behavioral research to build the scientific underpinning for regulation of tobacco products.