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USC Title IX trailblazer Tracy Poon Tambascia
USC Rossier Professor Tracy Poon Tambascia was the first woman of color to serve as president of the USC Academic Senate. (Photo/Courtesy of Tracy Poon Tambascia)

USC trailblazer Tracy Poon Tambascia is no stranger to being a ‘first’

TITLE IX: The USC Rossier professor — the first woman of color to lead the university’s Academic Senate — mulls the impact of the groundbreaking legislation that prohibited sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding.

Title IX trailblazer Jean Chen Shih
Jean Chen Shih’s areas of expertise include brain development, autism spectrum disorder and repurposing antidepressants for brain cancer and prostate cancer. (Photo/Courtesy of the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences)

Pioneering pharmacy professor learned early to work hard and help others

TITLE IX: For almost five decades at USC, Jean Chen Shih has excelled at research and in teaching. She says the groundbreaking legislation is as important now as it was 50 years ago.

Minority graduate recruitment: Christopher Manning addresses prospective students
Christopher Manning, USC’s chief inclusion and diversity officer, speaks to prospective students at the second annual Minority Serving Institutions Graduate and Professional Recruitment Conference in Wallis Annenberg Hall. (Photo/Grayson Schmidt)

USC hosts 2nd graduate recruitment conference for students at minority-serving institutions

The two-day event attracted more than 150 students from universities around the country, including many historically Black colleges and universities and Hispanic-serving institutions.