Stories by Christine Shade:
USC Salutes King at Memorial Event
Trojans remembers Martin Luther King Jr., Jan. 20, at its annual celebration of the civil rights leader’s life and works.
J. Tillman Hall Wins Leibovitz Award
Trojans Win Their CASE
Trojan Family Magazine earns top writing honors from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. USC’s Black Alumni Association also wins two awards for an exhibition on architect Paul R. Williams.
Stepping Up to the Plate
Chefs slice, dice and saut� their way through USC’s second annual culinary challenge. Chef Robert Phillips savors his victory with a fancy feast of roasted lamb.
Author Again Goes California Dreamin’
Historian Kevin Starr, author of a lively seven-volume history of the Golden State, kicks off USC’s Great Faculty-New Books series by reflecting on his latest volume. His verdict: ‘There’s still something compelling about the California experiment.’
Emeriti College Sponsors ‘Talking Together’
A new outreach effort by the Emeriti College offers USC faculty the chance to open ‘creative dialogue’ with the community.
Three USC Entries Rank as Best Books
Works by T.C. Boyle, Kevin Starr and Chris Albani about Alfred Kinsey’s team, California history and a young Nigerian are deemed among the year’s best by the L.A. Times.
University issues new ID cards with eye toward greater security and ease of use
Pioneering Dentist Gets Honorary Degree
In 1947, Clifton Dummett became the youngest dental dean in the nation. After more than six decades’ service, he’s still on the job, teaching, learning and mentoring.
Employee benefits structure revised; all faculty and staff must re-enroll by Nov. 24
New ID Numbers Will Be Issued to USC Employees
Security is a major factor in the changeover, which allows information to be shared across key central systems in the university’s database. Photos on the cards will be updated, unless they were taken within the last year for new employees.
USC Changes Structure of Employee Benefits
A new four-tier structure requires employees to reapply for medical, vision and dental benefits by Nov. 24 or risk losing them. Open enrollment begins Oct. 18.
A lifelong interest in visual arts leads to an exhibition of aboriginal paintings for USC professor emeritus Ronald Gottesman.
Food for Thought
National Nutrition Month at USC makes healthy choices available to the campus community.
An emeritus professor of religion wins the Leibovitz Award for volunteer service by a retired USC faculty member.
Making an Advance
Michael L. Duffy, a former vice-dean in the Marshall School, has returned to USC as an associate senior vice president for university advancement. He will work with principal donors and be responsible for international fund raising.
A Man of the People Speaks
Health care cost increases will be felt by USC employees in 2003
Your Good Neighbor Contributions at Work
Public safety and academic enrichment are funded by contributions made by USC faculty and staff.
Abdo Departs USC, Goes to the Huntington
A Culinary Challenge Lets USC Chefs Show Their Creativity
Spring Break Finds USC Volunteers in Death Valley, Navajo Nation, Catalina, Salinas, Los Angeles — and South America
Service learning: Alternative Spring Break adds Uruguay, Catalina trips
Twenty students spent 10 days in a small community near Montevideo, helping to build a medical distribution site and an after-school children’s center. Other USC groups worked in the desert, in homeless shelters, at the Navajo Nation and on Catalina Island.