Ambassadors

June 2019

USC prepares for a new president; Commencement 2019; Los Angeles Times interview with grads from the inaugural Kaufman class; USC’s Kinder2College program featured in La Opinión


Photo: President Austin met regularly with Dr. Carol L. Folt in recent months.

 

April 2019

LA Times Festival of Books draws more than 150,000 to USC; School of Cinematic Arts turns 90; USC Thornton’s Patrice Rushen honored; Viterbi Awards recognizes excellence in engineering; selfless gift transforms a life at Keck Medicine of USC 

Photo: Chief John Thomas of USC’s Department of Public Safety reads Dr. Seuss at this year’s Festival of Books.

 

March 2019

A Trojan welcome to the University of Southern California’s president-elect, Dr. Carol L. Folt; an excerpt of a conversation with Dr. Folt in The New York Times

 

Photo: Dr. Carol L. Folt, incoming president of the University of Southern California

 

February 2019

 LA Daily News highlights progress on Coliseum renovation; first-generation student lives out her dream of attending USC; 58-year-old mother of eight pursues her degree at USC; Aaron siblings bond as athletes for Trojan basketball; USC’s Office of Sustainability champions green initiatives

Photo: Mork scholar and first-generation student Jacqueline Martinez

 

January 2019

Steven Spielberg and the USC Shoah Foundation highlighted by The New York Times; USC Kaufman students mentor local kids; two Trojan alums revolutionize surgical training; USC professor draws on brain imaging to study effective teaching; USC Viterbi students tackle homelessness

Photo: Steven Spielberg inside USC Shoah Foundation’s newly expanded space

 

December 2018

Interim President Austin visits NAI Saturday Academy; USC’s Dana Gioia completes his tenure as California’s poet laureate; a tenth NCAA championship for men’s water polo; Caryl Smith Gilbert honored as USATF Nike Coach of the Year


Photo: USC men’s water polo earned their tenth NCAA championship this year.

 

November 2018

USC Shoah Foundation hosts annual gala and marks 25th anniversary with expanded home; Athena Summit celebrates women entrepreneurs; USC launches esports programs


Photo: Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks were honored at the Shoah Foundation’s annual gala
.

 

October 2018

Spanish prime minister and Estonian president visit campus; USC establishes Office of Professionalism and Ethics (OPE); panel of Trojan experts at First Man screening; USC’s MBV program; long snapper Jake Olson in WSJ; interview with L.A. Sentinel

Photo: The prime minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchéz Peréz-Castejón, speaks to students on campus.

 

Wanda Austin and Rick CarusoSeptember 2018

New Student Convocation; USC Student Health; new dean at Keck; Ginsburg gift for biomedical therapeutics; WSJ/THE ranks USC no. 17; USC Bovard Scholars; update on Coliseum renovation


Photo: Interim President Wanda M. Austin
(right) with Board of Trustees Chair Rick Caruso.