On December 10, 2013, Sweden’s King Carl XVI Gustaf presented the Nobel to Warshel and his two colleagues, Michael Levitt of Stanford University and Martin Karplus of the Université de Strasbourg in France and Harvard University, for their groundbreaking development of multiscale models for complex chemical systems.
This year, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance launched Kaufman Connections, a new initiative for community engagement. Its first effort is a dance partnership led by our Kaufman BFA students, who bring weekly hip-hop workshops to students at 32nd Street Elementary.
At USC, and with our partners across the country and world, we don’t just want to extend life, we want to extend life well.
Three winners of the Courage in Journalism Awards, who spoke on campus this week, were inspiring, brave, and taught us all the importance of bearing witness across the world.
Great American universities have historically been the places where ideas are contested, debates are encouraged, and free speech is held sacred.
We continue to admit a high-achieving student body whose composition more accurately reflects the diverse fabric of our national and global society.
USC is a large university with diverse schools and an abundance of departments within those schools, but I’m proud to say that we hire and cultivate world-class faculty at all levels and in all disciplines.
We talk a great deal about the importance of our Trojan Family, and all that it means to us to be part of this large and dynamic group. Alumni are a major part, and I found it heartening to address more than 300 of them last week at the annual Alumni Leadership Conference.
Welcome back to USC for what will be an exciting and engaging semester. We’ve all already hit the ground running.
This university is an active and exciting place in the summer. We’ve had several outstanding programs on campus the last few weeks.