Trojans Spring Forward: Spring 2023

New Initiatives Expand USC’s Impact

A series of exciting new initiatives launched this spring, with an eye toward expanding and enhancing USC’s excellence. Frontiers of Computing is a $1 billion-plus initiative to accelerate advanced computing and harness the power of emerging technologies, guided by ethics. This includes a new School of Advanced Computing to be housed in the new Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall to be completed next spring. The new Center for Generative AI and Society has already begun exploring the transformative impact of artificial intelligence on culture, education, media and society. Our newly opened Capital Campus in the heart of Washington, D.C., will become a hub for students, faculty and alumni in the nation’s capital. A major gift from the Alfred E. Mann Charities and Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering named the School of Pharmacy and the USC Viterbi Department of Biomedical Engineering, and also established a research collaboration with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Learn more about these, and other, efforts below.

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USC announces $1 billion-plus initiative for computing including AI, ethics and quantum computing

USC launches the most comprehensive academic initiative in school history, including a new School of Advanced Computing, educational opportunities in ethical computing for students across the university.

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The front entrance of the D.C. Campus building.

USC establishes new campus in the heart of Washington, D.C.

The campus will serve as a coast-to-coast bridge for interdisciplinary study where students and faculty will collaborate with global opinion leaders.

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An AI generated image of the USC Board Building.

USC dives into AI research, education with new Center for Generative AI and Society

Amid the buzz about generative AI tools like ChatGPT, USC forms research center with $10 million in seed money and influential experts from the fields of computer science, film, media, education and more.

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(left to right) USC President Carol L. Folt, Dean Vassilios Papadopoulos and Suzanne Nora Johnson former Vice Chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., after the unveiling of the Mann School of Pharmacy naming ceremony.

With fanfare and festivity, USC Mann School marks a new era

The USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences celebrates its new name, its namesake and its expanding role in L.A. in health sciences, research and development.

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The groundbreaking ceremony for the Ginsburg science building.

Topping off ceremony marks milestone in new computer science building

The Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall is scheduled to open in spring 2024.

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