Funding Opportunity – Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences

I am pleased to announce that the 2018-2019 application cycle for the Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences (ASHSS) program is now open.  The Office of the Provost awards ASHSS funding to support selected USC full-time faculty in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences in their scholarship. 

Reminder – Weekday Football Games at the Coliseum

USC will host a game at the Coliseum against Washington State on Friday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. In addition, the L.A. Rams will host the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday, September 27 at 5:20 p.m. We would like to remind you how we will work to minimize disruptions to normal university operations.

New Strategic Plan Initiatives

Our 2018 Strategic Plan: Answering the Call charts our path forward as a leading global research university by asking us to re-commit to our core academic and societal values, to invest in people who embody entrepreneurial, convergent, and inclusive spirits, to invent the future and support our communities, and to reinvent higher education for the 21st Century.

Update: Using Freedom of Speech to Embrace the Inclusive Spirit

On Friday, I wrote to you about recent online allegations regarding a USC graduate student. Since that time, new information has become available that we are processing, investigating, and substantiating with the assistance of law enforcement.

Honorary Degree Nominations

I am writing to encourage each member of the USC community to nominate distinguished individuals worthy to receive an honorary degree, our university’s highest external honor, awarded to recognize extraordinary accomplishments in any field.

Health Care Benefits and 2019 Open Enrollment

To ensure you’re enrolled in the health plan that’s best for you and your family in 2019 – and to take advantage of the wellness incentives – you must re-enroll in your health care coverage in Workday.

Weekday Football Games at the Coliseum

Due to agreements with the Pac-12 Conference and with the Los Angeles Rams, USC must occasionally host weekday football games at the Coliseum.

Call for Nominations – Distinguished and University Professors

I request your nominations for the two titles Distinguished Professor and University Professor, which we reserve for the small number of USC faculty who have brought special renown to the University through the excellence of their academic accomplishments.