A Time for Gratitude

Writing New Chapters

After a triumphant return to campus in the fall, USC continued to chart new courses across the university and the community, thanks to our faculty, students and alumni. We use our considerable talent and brainpower to better our institution and the L.A. area. Here are some of the exciting paths we’re taking.

Joseph Crow

Historic USC building to be named in honor of alumnus Joseph Medicine Crow

The Center for International and Public Affairs will now bear the name of the late Native American historian and renowned chief of the Apsáalooke (Crow) Nation, who earned his master’s degree at USC.

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A yearbook and diploma with images of Nisei students

80 years after being forced to leave USC, a degree of honor for the Nisei

Though commencement never came for more than 100 Japanese American students who were forced into internment during World War II, the university will at last issue posthumous degrees in their names.

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Daniel Epstein

$25 million cumulative gift to transform industrial and systems engineering at USC

USC alumnus Daniel J. Epstein’s ongoing support will fund top research expertise in areas such as optimization, machine learning and AI, and harnessing data to solve society’s most urgent problems.

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Moustapha Akkad on set

International student support fund launched at USC School of Cinematic Arts

The Moustapha and Malek Akkad Student Support Fund, funded by Halloween producer Malek Akkad and named for the filmmaker and his father, will support students using their artistry to further stories that can travel the globe.

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USC alumni pose for a group picture after a day of volunteering

2021 USC Alumni Day of SCervice welcomes back Trojans after a year apart

Nearly 1,000 volunteers tackled 50 projects to support their communities in six counties. But the good work extended well beyond California, including projects in Taiwan, Indonesia and New York City.

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USC steps up to help LAUSD students by providing teacher scholarships

The USC Rossier School of Education takes on a critical teacher shortage at LAUSD by offering full scholarships for master’s students to work in L.A. schools.

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