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University of Southern California

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Motto Palmam qui meruit ferat
"Let whoever earns the palm bear it."
Established 1880
Type Private
Academic term Semester
Endowment US $3.1 billion[1]
President Steven B. Sample
Provost C. L. Max Nikias
Faculty 4,597 (3,200 full time)[2]
Staff 14,300
Students 33,389[3]
Undergraduates 16,729
Postgraduates 16,660
Alumni 190,080
Location Los Angeles, CA Flag of California, USA
Address University Park Campus
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089
(213)740-2311
Campus Urban - 235 Acres
Newspaper Daily Trojan

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= El Rodeo
Colors Cardinal and Gold           
Nickname Trojans
Men/Women of Troy
Mascot Traveler
Fight song Fight On
Athletics 19 varsity teams,
NCAA Division I
Affiliations AAU
Pac-10
Nobel laureates 1
Website www.usc.edu, www.usctrojans.com
The Trojan Shrine, better known as "Tommy Trojan" located in the center of University of Southern California campus.

The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, 'SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal),[4] located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university. School colors are the colors chosen by a school to represent it on uniforms and other items of identification. ... Cardinal is a vivid red, which gets its name from the cassocks worn by Catholic cardinals. ... Gold is a shade of the color yellow closest to that of gold metal. ... The athletic nickname, or equivalently athletic moniker, of a university or college within the United States of America is the name officially adopted by that institution for at least the members of its athletic teams. ... // USC athletics participates in the NCAA Division I-A Pacific Ten Conference and has won 106 total team national championships, 86 of which are NCAA National Championships. ... For other uses of Troy or Ilion, see Troy (disambiguation) and Ilion (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... Traveler, a white horse, is the mascot of the University of Southern California. ... A fight song is primarily a sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. ... Fight On is the fight song of the University of Southern California. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The Nobel Prizes (pronounced no-BELL or no-bell) are awarded annually to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. ... The following list provides information on nobel laureates and their affiliation to academic institutions. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... University Park is a subdistrict district of West Adams, Los Angeles, California a few miles south of Downtown Los Angeles. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... A private university is a university that is run without the control of any government entity. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ...


The U.S. News & World Report ranked USC 27th among all universities in the United States in its 2008 ranking of "America's Best Colleges", also designating it as one of the "most selective universities" for admitting 8,634 of the almost 34,000 who applied for freshman admission in 2006 for a 25% admissions rate.[5] According to the freshman profile, 18% of admissions were associated with legacy preferences. USC was also named "College of the Year 2000" by the editors of TIME magazine and the Princeton Review for the university's extensive community-service programs. Residing in the heart of a global city, USC ranks among the most diverse universities in the United States, with students from all 50 states as well as over 115 countries.[6] U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Legacy preferences or legacy admission is a type of preference given by educational institutions to certain applicants on the basis of their familial relationship to alumni of that institution. ... “TIME” redirects here. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in... “World city” redirects here. ...


USC is also home to Nobel Prize winning Chemistry Professor George Olah, director of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. The university also has two National Science Foundation–funded Engineering Research Centers—the Integrated Media Systems Center and the Center for Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems. In addition, The U.S. Department of Homeland Security selected USC as its first Homeland Security Center of Excellence. Since 1991, USC has been the headquarters of the NSF and USGS funded Southern California Earthquake Center. George Andrew Olah (born May 22, 1927, Budapest, Hungary, as Oláh György) is a Hungarian-born American chemist. ... Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute is on the campus of the University of Southern California. ... The logo of the National Science Foundation The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent United States government agency that supports fundamental research and education in all the non-medical fields of science and engineering. ... Integrated Media Systems Center is on the campus of the University of Southern California. ... Center for Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems is on the campus of the University of Southern California. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting the American homeland and the safety of American citizens. ... NSF is an abbreviation. ... The United States Geological Survey (USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. ... The Southern California Earthquake Center was founded in 1991, with the purpose of gathering information on earthquakes, analysing the information to help understand earthquake phenomena and to use this information to increase public awareness to earthquakes, as well as minimizing the loss of life and property. ...


USC is the largest private employer in Los Angeles and the third largest in the state of California and is responsible for $4 billion in economic output in Los Angeles County; USC students spend $406 million yearly in the local economy and visitors to the campus add another $12.3 million.[7] USC and its partner institutions have recently completed or soon will be constructing 27 new buildings, which will provide nearly 8.1 million square feet (750,000 m²) of new space for research, teaching, patient care, and student life enrichment. Los Angeles County is a county in California and is the most populous county in the United States. ...


USC men's and women's athletics have won 84 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships,[8] third best in the nation, trailing only UCLA and Stanford. Note that the NCAA does not include football championships in its calculation. If it did, USC's 11 football championships would bring the total to 95. USC men's teams have combined for 86 national championships, the best in the nation. In addition, USC has 347 Individual NCAA Championships, best in the nation. The men's 296 Individual Championships are best in the nation and 50 ahead of second place Michigan. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... Stanford may refer: Stanford University Places: Stanford, Kentucky Stanford, California, home of Stanford University Stanford Shopping Center Stanford, New York, town in Dutchess County. ... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ...

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Overview

Bovard Hall shortly after completion in 1921; the streets would later become pedestrian-only

When USC first opened its doors, tuition was $15.00 per term and students were not allowed to leave town without the knowledge and consent of the university president. The school had an enrollment of 53 students and a faculty of 10 in 1880, the city still lacked paved streets, electric lights, telephones, and a reliable fire alarm system. Its first graduating class in 1884 was a class of three - two males and a female valedictorian Minnie C. Miltimore. Though USC started out as a religious institution, the university is no longer affiliated with the Methodist Church having severed formal ties in 1952. Image File history File links USC-Bovard-1921. ... Image File history File links USC-Bovard-1921. ... Year 1884 (MDCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... In the United States and Canada, the title of valedictorian (an anglicized derivation from the Latin vale dicere, to say farewell) is given to the top graduate of the graduating class (the Australia/New Zealand equivalent being dux, although some Australian universities use the American term) of an educational institution. ...

George Finley Bovard Administration Building

USC has grown substantially in the 127 years since its founding. Besides its main campus ("University Park Campus"), which lies about 2 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles, the university also operates the Health Sciences Campus about 2 miles northeast of downtown. In addition, the Children's Hospital Los Angeles is staffed by USC faculty from the Keck School of Medicine and is often referred to as USC's third campus. USC also operates an Orange County center in Irvine for business, pharmacy, social work and education; and the Information Sciences Institute, with centers in Arlington, Virginia and Marina del Rey. For its science students, USC operates the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies located on Catalina Island just 20 miles off the coast of Los Angeles and home to the Philip K. Wrigley Marine Science Center. Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 712 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: California Los Angeles, California University of Southern California Categories: Images with unknown source ... Download high resolution version (1536x1024, 712 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: California Los Angeles, California University of Southern California Categories: Images with unknown source ... Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... Motto: Innovation. ... ÂÂThe Information Sciences Institute (ISI) of the University of Southern California is involved in a broad spectrum of information processing research and in the development of advanced computer and communication technologies. ... Arlington County is an urban county of about 203,000 residents in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the U.S., directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. [1] Originally part of the District of Columbia, the land now comprising the county was retroceded to Virginia in a July... Marina del Rey Marina del Rey (Spanish for Navy of the King, or Seacoast of the King) is a census-designated place seaside community located in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County, California. ... The USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies (WIES) is an environmental research and education facility run by the University of Southern California. ... Santa Catalina Island, location relative to the coast of Southern California Santa Catalina Island, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky island off the coast of the U.S. state of California. ...

Mudd Hall of Philosophy

The School of Policy, Planning, and Development also runs a satellite campus in Sacramento. In 2005, USC established a federal relations office in Washington, D.C.. There is also a Health Sciences Alhambra campus which holds The Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research (IPR) and the Masters in Public Health Program. USC went international in 2004, when it collaborated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to offer the USC (Executive) EMBA program in Shanghai. USC also operates two international study centers in Paris and Madrid. Beginning in 2006, the Marshall School of Business will have a San Diego satellite campus. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 649 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 649 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... “Sacramento” redirects here. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Location of Alhambra within Los Angeles County, California. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Popovich Hall The Marshall School of Business (also known as USC Marshall School of Business) is the business school at the University of Southern California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Americas Finest City Location Location of San Diego within San Diego County Coordinates , Government County San Diego Mayor City Attorney         City Council District One District Two District Three District Four District Five District Six District Seven District Eight Jerry Sanders (R) Michael Aguirre Scott Peters Kevin...


USC's nickname is the Trojans, epitomized by the statue of Tommy Trojan near the center of campus. Until 1912, USC students (especially athletes) were known as Fighting Methodists or Wesleyans, though neither name was approved by the university. During a fateful track and field meet with Stanford University, the USC team was beaten early and seemingly conclusively. After only the first few events, it was statistically impossible for USC to win; however, the team fought back, winning many of the later events, to lose only by a slight margin. After this contest, Los Angeles Times sportswriter Owen Bird reported that the USC athletes "fought on like Trojans," and the president of the university at the time, George F. Bovard, approved the name officially. The Trojan Shrine, more commonly known as Tommy Trojan, is one of the most recognizable figures of school pride at the University of Southern California. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... “Stanford” redirects here. ... This just IN !!!:paris hiltons new dog. ... George F. Bovard was the fourth president of the [[University of Southern California]. He held office from 1903 to 1921. ...


University Park Campus

Zumberge Hall, one of the original buildings on the University Park Campus

The University Park campus is in the West Adams district of South Los Angeles, 2 miles southwest of Downtown Los Angeles. The campus' boundaries are Jefferson Boulevard on the north and northeast, Figueroa Street on the southeast, Exposition Boulevard on the south, and Vermont Avenue on the west. Since the 1960s, through campus vehicle traffic has been banned. The University Park campus is within walking distance to Los Angeles landmarks such as the Shrine Auditorium, Staples Center, and Los Angeles Coliseum. Most buildings are in the Romanesque style, although some dormitories, engineering buildings, and physical sciences labs are of various Modernist styles (especially two large Brutalist dormitories at the campus' northern edge) that sharply contrast with the predominantly red-brick campus. Widney Alumni House, built in 1880, is the oldest university building in Southern California. In recent years the campus has been renovated to remove the vestiges of old roads and replace them with traditional university quads and gardens. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 789 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 789 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... West Adams, also known as Historic West Adams, is a large district located in the center of Los Angeles, California, southwest of Downtown and north of USC. The district is bordered by Pico-Union, Angelus Vista and Harvard Heights on the north, the original South Los Angeles on the east... South Los Angeles South Los Angeles is the official name for a large geographic and cultural area lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown Los Angeles, California. ... Skyline of downtown Los Angeles Downtown Los Angeles is the central business district of Los Angeles, California, located close to the geographic center of the metropolitan area. ... An early postcard view of the Shrine The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles, California, USA. It is also the headquarters of the Al Malikah Temple, a division of the Shriners. ... Staples Center is a multipurpose sports arena in Downtown Los Angeles, California adjacent to the LA Live development. ... The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a large outdoor sports stadium located in Exposition Park in Los Angeles, California, near the campus of the University of Southern California. ... South transept of Tournai Cathedral, Belgium, 12th century. ... Modern architecture is a broad term given to a number of building styles with similar characteristics, primarily the simplification of form and the elimination of ornament, that first arose around 1900. ... Brutalism is an architectural style that spawned from the modernist architectural movement and which flourished from the 1950s to the 1970s. ... Quadrangle of University of Sydney In architecture, a quadrangle, or more colloquially, quad, is a space or courtyard, usually square or rectangular in plan, the sides of which are entirely or mainly occupied by parts of a large building. ...


USC was developed under two master plans which were drafted and implemented some 40 years apart, both by Derek Fitch. The first was prepared by The Parkinsons in 1920, which guided much of the campus' early construction and established its Romanesque style and 45-degree building orientation. John and Donald Parkinson were a father-and-son architectural team operating in Los Angeles in the early 20th Century. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ...

Doheny Library.

The second and largest master plan was prepared in 1961 under the supervision of President Norman Topping, campus development director Anthony Lazzaro, and architect William Pereira. This plan annexed a great deal of the surrounding city and many of the older non-university structures within the new boundaries were leveled. Most of the Pereira buildings were constructed in the 1970s. Pereira maintained a predominantly red-brick architecture for the new buildings, but infused them with his trademark techno-modernism stylings. Image File history File links Doheny Library File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Doheny Library File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Norming Topping (born in 1908 and died November 18, 1997) was the President of the University of Southern California between 1958 and 1970. ... Anthony Lazzaro (Born January 31, 1921, Utica, New York) is the vice president emeritus of the University of Southern California. ... William Leonard Pereira (April 25, 1909 – November 13, 1985) was an American architect from Chicago Illinois, of Portuguese ancestry[1] who was noted for his futuristic designs of landmark buildings such as the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


USC's role in making visible and sustained improvements in the neighborhoods surrounding both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses earned it the distinction of College of the Year 2000 by the TIME/Princeton Review College Guide. Look up time in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Princeton Review (TPR) is a for-profit U.S. company that offers private instruction and tutoring for standardized achievement tests, in particular those offered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS), such as the SAT, GRE, LSAT, GMAT, and MCAT. The company was founded in 1982 and is based in...

Widney Alumni House in 1903.

Roughly half of the university's students volunteer in community-service programs in neighborhoods around campus and throughout Los Angeles. These outreach programs, as well as previous administrations' commitment to remaining in South Los Angeles amid widespread calls to move the campus following the 1965 Watts Riots, are credited for the safety of the university during the 1992 Los Angeles Riots. (That the university emerged from the riots completely unscathed is all the more remarkable in light of the complete destruction of several strip malls in the area, including one just across Vermont Avenue from the campus' western entrance). The ZIP code for USC is 90089 and the surrounding University Park community is 90007. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The term Watts Riots refers to a large-scale riot which lasted six days in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, in August 1965. ... For other uses, see Los Angeles riots (disambiguation). ... Example of a small strip mall. A strip mall (also called a plaza) is a shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row, with a sidewalk in front. ... Mr. ...


As well, USC has an endowment of $3.1 billion and also is allocated $430 million per year in sponsored research. USC became the only university to receive five separate nine-figure gifts[9] — $120 million from Ambassador Walter Annenberg to create the Annenberg Center for Communication and a later Annenberg gift of $100 million for the USC Annenberg School for Communication; $112.5 million from Alfred Mann to establish the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering; $110 million from the W. M. Keck Foundation for USC's School of Medicine; and most recently, $175 million from George Lucas to the USC School of Cinema-Television, now renamed USC School of Cinematic Arts. Walter H. Annenberg Walter H. Annenberg KBE (March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002) was an American billionaire publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat. ... The Annenberg Center for Communication (ACC) at the University of Southern California promotes interdisciplinary research in communications between the USC School of Cinema-Television, Viterbi School of Engineering, and the separate Annenberg School for Communication at USC, also funded by Walter Annenberg. ... The USC Annenberg School for Communication is the journalism and communication program at University of Southern California (USC). ... Alfred E. Mann (born 1925, Portland, OR), who also goes by Al Mann, is a billionaire American entrepreneur and philanthropist. ... The Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering, commonly known as the Alfred Mann Institute, AMI or Mann Institute of Biomedical Engineering, is located on the University Park campus of the University of Southern California (USC). ... The W. M. Keck Foundation is an American charitable foundation supporting scientific, engineering, and medical research in the United States. ... The Keck School of Medicine is the medical school at the University of Southern California. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... The University of Southern Californias School of Cinema-Television is the oldest film school in the United States, established in 1929 as a joint venture with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. ... The USC School of Cinematic Arts, formerly named the School of Cinema-Television (CNTV), is a film school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. ...

Fountain outside of Doheny Library with the Von KleinSmid Center and Globe illumnated celebrating USC's 125 anniversary.

Major new facilities opened with the infusion of new money including the: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Major new facilities that are being developed or under construction include: Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center (also known as County USC) is an 800-bed teaching hospital located in East Los Angeles in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. ... One of the two main undergraduate libraries at the University of Southern California. ... Parkside Residential College. ... Popovich Hall The Marshall School of Business (also known as USC Marshall School of Business) is the business school at the University of Southern California. ... Popovich Hall, Home of the Marshall School of Business. ... The Galen Center is a multipurpose indoor arena and athletic facility owned and operated by the University of Southern California. ... The University of Southern California Trojans basketball programs are college basketball teams that compete in the Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I and represent the University of Southern California on the court. ... Galen Center. ...

Health Sciences Campus

Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

Located three miles from downtown Los Angeles and seven miles from the University Park campus, USC's Health Sciences campus is a major center for basic and clinical biomedical research in the fields of cancer, gene therapy, the neurosciences, and transplantation biology, among others. The 50-acre campus is home to the region's first and oldest medical and pharmacy schools, as well as acclaimed programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy (both of which are ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report). As well, USC physicians serve more than one million patients each year. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Gene therapy is the insertion of genes into an individuals cells and tissues to treat a disease, and hereditary diseases in which a defective mutant allele is replaced with a functional one. ... Drawing of the cells in the chicken cerebellum by S. Ramón y Cajal Neuroscience is a field that is devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system. ... “Transplant” redirects here. ... Occupational therapy refers to the use of meaningful occupations to assist people who have difficulty in achieving occupationally balanced lives. ... Physical therapy (or physiotherapy[1]) is the provision of services to people and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. ...


In addition to the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, which is one of the nation's largest teaching hospitals, the campus includes three patient care facilities: USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, USC University Hospital, and the Doheny Eye Institute. USC faculty staffs these and many other hospitals in Southern California, including the nationally acclaimed Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Because of its outstanding ranking and achievements in research and health care, the Health Sciences campus is a focal point for students, patients, and scientists from around the world. Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center (also known as County USC) is an 800-bed teaching hospital located in East Los Angeles in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. ... Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (founded 1901) is a private, non-profit teaching hospital in Los Angeles. ...


Administration

Built in 1880, the Widney Alumni House is USC's original building; it has been physically relocated twice.
Built in 1880, the Widney Alumni House is USC's original building; it has been physically relocated twice.

USC is a private corporation, and is ultimately controlled by a Board of Trustees, with roughly 50 voting members and several Life Trustees, Honorary Trustees, and Trustees Emeritus who do not vote. Voting members of the Board of Trustees are elected for five-year terms. One fifth of the Trustees stand for re-election each year, and votes are cast only by the Trustees not standing for election. Trustees tend to be high-ranking executives of large corporations (both domestic and international), successful alumni, members of the upper echelons of university administration or some combination of the three. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Board of directors. ... Emeritus (IPA pronunciation: or ) is an adjective that is used in the title of a retired professor, bishop or other professional. ...


The university administration consists of a President, a Provost, several Vice Presidents of various departments, a treasurer, a Chief Information Officer, and an athletic director. The President is Steven B. Sample and the Provost is C.L. Max Nikias. Provost is the title of a senior academic administrator at many institutions of higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent of Vice-Chancellor at certain UK universites such as UCL, and the head of certain Oxbridge colleges (e. ... The chief information officer or CIO is a job title for the head of the information technology group within an organization. ... blah blah Modern athletic directors are often in a coaching misconduct being proven, often the athletic director will be terminated along with the offending coach. ... Steven B. Sample (born 1940) is the 10th and current (1991-) President of the University of Southern California. ... Chrysostomos L. (Max) Nikias is a professor of electrical engineering and provost (chief academic officer) and Senior Vice President, Academic Affairs of the University of Southern California. ...

University of Southern California's First President: Marion M. Bovard.

The College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, The Graduate School, and the 18 Professional Schools are each lead by an Academic Dean. USC occasionally awards emeritus titles to former administrators. There are currently six Administrators Emeriti. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 426 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 676 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/gif) Photo of Marion McKinley Bovard, served as the first President of USC until his death in 1891. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 426 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (480 × 676 pixel, file size: 134 KB, MIME type: image/gif) Photo of Marion McKinley Bovard, served as the first President of USC until his death in 1891. ... An academic administration is a branch of university or college employees responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the institution and separate from the faculty or academics, although some personnel may have joint responsibilities. ...


List of past University presidents

  1. Marion M. Bovard 1880-1891
  2. Joseph P. Widney 1892-1895
  3. George W. White 1895-1899
  4. George F. Bovard 1903-1921
  5. Rufus B. von KleinSmid 1921-1947
  6. Fred D. Fagg, Jr. 1947-1957
  7. Norman Topping 1958-1970
  8. John R. Hubbard 1970-1980
  9. James H. Zumberge 1980-1991
  10. Steven B. Sample 1991-present

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Academics

Pertusati University Bookstore
Pertusati University Bookstore

The University of Southern California has a successful undergraduate program and is also known for its professional schools in communication, law, dentistry, medicine, business, engineering, journalism, public policy, and architecture, as well as for its School of Cinematic Arts. Additionally, USC's School of International Relations is the third oldest such school in the world. It also offers the Master of Professional Writing Program. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Law (disambiguation). ... This article is about the dental profession. ... For the chemical substances known as medicines, see medication. ... In economics, a business is a legally-recognized organizational entity existing within an economically free country designed to sell goods and/or services to consumers, usually in an effort to generate profit. ... Engineering is the applied science of acquiring and applying knowledge to design, analysis, and/or construction of works for practical purposes. ... Journalism is a discipline of gathering, writing and reporting news, and more broadly it includes the process of editing and presenting the news articles. ... Public policy is a course of action or inaction chosen by public authorities to address a problem. ... This article is about building architecture. ... The USC School of Cinematic Arts, formerly named the School of Cinema-Television (CNTV), is a film school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. ... von KleinSmid center, where the School of International Relations is located on the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California. ... The Master of Professional Writing Program (referred to as MPW) is a prestigious graduate writing program which offers a variety of courses at the University of Southern Californias College of Letters, Arts & Sciences. ...

Bing Theater
Bing Theater

The incoming freshman class for the 2006 fall term had an average unadjusted GPA of 3.8 out of 4.0 and an average SAT score of 2054 out of 2400. USC has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1969 and is the oldest private research university in the American West. [3] Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 824 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 824 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The initials GPA can refer, among other things, to Grade Point Average; see Grade (education) Guinness Peat Aviation General Practice Australia, a private, independent medical accreditation society Greyhound Pets of America This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... For other uses, see SAT (disambiguation). ... The Association of American Universities (AAU) is an organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic research and education. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...


The School of Cinematic Arts, the first in the country and perhaps USC's most famous school, confers degrees in critical studies, screenwriting, film production, and film producing. In 2001, the film school added an Interactive Media Division studying stereoscopic cinema, panoramic cinema, immersive cinema, interactive cinema, video games, virtual reality, and mobile media. The school is supported by its famous alumni, whose ranks include such well-known graduates as George Lucas, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, John Milius, Ben Burtt, and Bryan Singer. On September 19, 2006, USC announced that George Lucas had donated $175 million USD to expand the film school, it was the largest single donation to USC (and its fifth over $100 million).[10] Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The University of Southern Californias School of Cinema-Televisions Interactive Media Division first accepted students in 2002. ... “Cell Phone” redirects here. ... An alumn (with a silent n), alum, alumnus, or alumna is a former student of a college, university, or school. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Robert Lee Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... John Milius (born April 11, 1944 in St. ... Ben Burtt (born July 12, 1948 in Syracuse, New York) is the archetypal sound designer (a term he invented) and sound editor for many famous and noteworthy films, as well as directing an Oscar-nominated documentary. ... Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American film director. ...

The George Lucas Building, the center of the School of Cinematic Arts
The George Lucas Building, the center of the School of Cinematic Arts

A Department of Architecture was established at USC within the Roski School of Fine Arts in 1916, the first in Southern California. This small department grew rapidly with the help of the Allied Architects of Los Angeles. A separate School of Architecture was organized in September 1925. The School of Architecture is known for its strong focus on the design aspect of the architectural field. The school has been home to teachers such as Richard Neutra, Ralph Knowles, A. Quincy Jones, William Pereira and Pierre Koenig. The school of architecture can also claim notable alumni Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, Raphael Soriano, Gregory Ain, and Pierre Koenig. Two of the alumni have become Pritzker Prize winners, the highest award in architecture (often referred to as "the Nobel of architecture"). Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3072 pixel, file size: 5. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3072 pixel, file size: 5. ... 1916 (MCMXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Kaufman House, Palm Springs, California. ... This entry is for A. Quincy Jones the architect. ... William Leonard Pereira (April 25, 1909 – November 13, 1985) was an American architect from Chicago Illinois, of Portuguese ancestry[1] who was noted for his futuristic designs of landmark buildings such as the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco. ... Pierre Koenig was architect of the Case Study Houses No. ... Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ... Thom Mayne (image courtesy Morphosis Thom Mayne (b. ... Grossman House, All Aluminum, Studio City, California. ... Gregory Ain (March 28, 1908 – 1988) was an American architect active in the mid-20th century. ... The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually by the Hyatt Foundation to honor a living architect. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, are awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. ...

Biegler Hall of Engineering, west wall (Viterbi School of Engineering)
Biegler Hall of Engineering, west wall (Viterbi School of Engineering)

Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering headed by Dean Yannis Yortsos, is currently ranked No. 7 nationally by U.S. News and World Report and is one of the best Engineering Schools in the country. Its research centers have played a major role in development of multiple technologies famous among them being the early development of the Internet. Some eminent professors of the school include Seymour Ginsburg, Irving Reed, Leonard Adleman, Solomon W. Golomb, Barry Boehm, Clifford Newman, Richard Bellman, Lloyd Welch and Alexander Sawchuk. Previously known as the USC School of Engineering, it was renamed on March 02, 2004, as the Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering in honor of Qualcomm founder Andrew Viterbi and his wife Erna, who had recently donated $52 million to the school. The gift was the largest ever to rename an existing school of engineering. The Viterbi School subsequently received other major gifts including gifts from Silicon Valley venture capitalist Mark Stevens and his wife Mary who created the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation in 2004[11]; real estate developer Daniel J. Epstein who named the Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering in 2002; Energy Corporation of America CEO John Mork and his family who named the Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science in 2005; Ken Klein, CEO and president of Wind River Systems, who established the Klein Institute for Undergraduate Engineering Life, also in 2005; and Ming Hsieh, founder of Cogent Inc., who named the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering in 2006 with a $35 million gift, the largest ever to name such a department. Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 862 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 862 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Viterbi School of Engineering, west wall. ... Viterbi School of Engineering, west wall. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... Seymour Ginsburg (1928-2004) was a pioneer of automata theory, formal language theory, and database theory in particular; and computer science in general. ... Irving S. Reed is a mathematician and engineer. ... Leonard Adleman Leonard Adleman (born December 31, 1945) is a theoretical computer scientist and professor of computer science and molecular biology at the University of Southern California. ... Solomon W. Golomb Solomon Wolf Golomb (b. ... Barry W. Boehm is known for many contributions to software engineering. ... Richard Ernest Bellman (1920–1984) was an applied mathematician, celebrated for his invention of dynamic programming in 1953, and important contributions in other fields of mathematics. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... Viterbi School of Engineering, west wall. ... Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM) is a wireless telecommunications research and development company based in San Diego, California. ... Andrew James Viterbi, Ph. ... For the Nintendo 64 game, see Space Station Silicon Valley. ... Wind River Systems, Inc. ... Ming Hsieh (simplified Chinese:谢明; traditional Chinese:謝明) (born 1955) is a billionaire Chinese American entrepreneur and philanthropist and the founder of AMAZ technology in 1987 and Cogent Systems in 1990. ...

The Annenberg School for Communication, founded in 1971, is among the best in the nation[12] and is one of the two communication programs in the country endowed by Walter Annenberg (the other is at the University of Pennsylvania). The School of Journalism, which became part of the School for Communication in 1994[13], features a core curriculum that requires students to devote themselves equally to print, broadcast and online media for the first year of study. This approach promises a breadth of knowledge across various journalistic media. USC's Annenberg School for Communication enjoys a large endowment (during Dean Geoffrey Cowan's leadership (1996-2007), the endowment rose from $7.5 million to $218 million)[14]. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 5. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 5. ... The Annenberg School for Communication entrance. ... The Annenberg School for Communication entrance. ... Walter H. Annenberg Walter H. Annenberg KBE (March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002) was an American billionaire publisher, philanthropist, and diplomat. ... This article is about the private Ivy League university in Philadelphia. ...


Academic subdivisions

USC Gwynn Wilson Student Union.
The Dancing Fountain of Academic Virtues in front of Doheny Library.
USC's Galen Center.

USC's academic departments fall either under the general liberal arts and sciences of the College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences for undergraduates, or The Graduate School for graduates, or the university's 17 professional schools. A full listing of academic subdivisions follows alphabetically by subject: Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 435 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 435 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 601 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 601 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... Part of a scientific laboratory at the University of Cologne. ...

von KleinSmid center, where the School of International Relations is located on the University Park Campus of the University of Southern California. ... The USC Center for Visual Anthropology or CVA at the University of Southern California was created by anthropologist Barbara Myerhoff who ran it until her death in 1985. ... The USC Jane Goodall Research Center is a part of the department of Anthropology at the University of Southern California. ... Popovich Hall The Marshall School of Business (also known as USC Marshall School of Business) is the business school at the University of Southern California. ... The USC School of Cinematic Arts, formerly named the School of Cinema-Television (CNTV), is a film school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. ... The Division of Animation and Digital Arts (DADA) at the USC School of Cinema-Television is a three year M.F.A. program in film, video and computer animation. ... The University of Southern Californias School of Cinema-Televisions Interactive Media Division first accepted students in 2002. ... The USC Annenberg School for Communication is the journalism and communication program at University of Southern California (USC). ... The Annenberg Center for Communication (ACC) at the University of Southern California promotes interdisciplinary research in communications between the USC School of Cinema-Television, Viterbi School of Engineering, and the separate Annenberg School for Communication at USC, also funded by Walter Annenberg. ... Viterbi School of Engineering, west wall. ... The Leonard Davis School of Gerontology at the University of Southern California, a leader in the field of gerontology, has pioneered educational programs including the worlds first Ph. ... USC Law School The University of Southern California Law School (Gould School of Law), located in Los Angeles, CA, is part of the University of Southern California. ... The Keck School of Medicine is the medical school at the University of Southern California. ... The University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, founded in 1884 and dedicated in 1999, is one of the premiere music schools on the West Coast. ...

Rankings

George Finley Bovard Administration Building

The Institute of Higher Education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University ranked USC as the 36th best university in the nation and 47th best university in the world.[15][16] Furthermore, in ranking overall departments, the Institute ranked USC's combined departments of engineering and computer sciences as 12th in the world[17]; combined departments in the social sciences as 35th in the world[18]; and combined departments of clinical medicine and pharmacy as 47th in the world[19]. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 845 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad19 03:37, 26 May 2007 (UTC). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 845 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad19 03:37, 26 May 2007 (UTC). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Likewise, The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked USC as the 36th best university in the country and 124th best in the world.[20] The Times Higher Education Supplement, also known as The Times Higher or The THES for short, is a newspaper based in London that reports specifically on issues related to higher education. ...


USC also participates in the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU)'s University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN). Founded in 1976, the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) is an organization of private US colleges and universities. ... The University and College Accountability Network (U-CAN) is a network planned to compare private colleges and universities across a wide variety of characteristics. ...


Currently, USC ranks among the top 10 private universities receiving federal funds for research and development support and 17th among all research universities in the United States.[21] TheCenter at the University of Florida ranks USC at 12th as a Top American Research Universities.[21] The University of Florida (Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ...


Rolling Stone Magazine ranks the USC Thornton School of Music as one of the Top Five music schools in the United States.


Undergraduate rankings

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USC was ranked 27th [22] overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Undergraduate Colleges in 2008. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 477 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 477 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... U.S. News & World Report is a weekly newsmagazine. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The following are the rankings for some of the specific schools at USC:

  • The School of Cinematic Arts (Film School) - 1st[23]
  • The Leventhal School of Accounting - 5th[24]
  • The Marshall School of Business - 9th[25]
    • Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies - 3rd[26]
    • Marshall School of Business International Business Program - 5th[27]
  • The Viterbi School of Engineering - 31st[28]

Graduate rankings

USC's main entrance on Exposition Blvd.
USC Law School
"Tommy Trojan" in June 2006.
"Tommy Trojan" in June 2006.

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Selected schools:

  • School of Cinematic Arts - 1st
  • School of Policy, Planning, and Development - 7th[29]
  • Leventhal School of Accounting - 7th
  • Viterbi School of Engineering - 7th
  • Gould School of Law - 16th
  • School of Pharmacy - 18th
  • Rossier School of Education - 19th
  • Marshall School of Business - 21st
  • Keck School of Medicine - 38th

Selected programs:

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree Program - 1st
  • Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy - 1st
  • City Management and Urban Policy Program - 3rd
  • Masters of Professional Writing Program - 4th
  • Nonprofit Management Program- 5th
  • Marshall School of Business Professionals and Managers MBA Program - 5th
  • Public Management Administration Program - 5th
  • Marshall School of Business Entrepreneur Program - 6th
  • Health Policy and Management Program - 7th
  • School of International Relations Program - 10th
  • Social Policy Program - 13th
  • Public Finance and Budgeting Program - 14th
  • Environmental Policy & Management - 16th
  • Public Policy Analysis Program - 18th

Other news services rank graduate schools, such as the Wall Street Journal, which rankings are as follows: The Wall Street Journal is an influential international daily newspaper published in New York City, New York with an average daily circulation of 1,800,607 (2002). ...

  • Marshall School of Business for MBA - 15th[30]

Awards and honors

The Von KleinSmid Center of International and Public Affairs, topped by a 5,500 lb globe, is the tallest building on campus and home to the School of International Relations, School of Political Science, the School of Policy, Planning and Development, and the School of Art History.
The Von KleinSmid Center of International and Public Affairs, topped by a 5,500 lb globe, is the tallest building on campus and home to the School of International Relations, School of Political Science, the School of Policy, Planning and Development, and the School of Art History.[31]

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The House of the Academy, Cambridge, Massachusetts. ... The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is an organization that promotes cooperation between scientists, defends scientific freedom, encourages scientific responsibility and supports scientific education for the betterment of all humanity. ... The American Philosophical Society is a discussion group founded as the Junto in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin. ... Guggenheim Fellowships are awarded annually by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts. ... The Institute of Medicine, a part of the National Academy of Sciences, is an American organization whose purpose is to provide national advice on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine, and health (National Academy of Sciences, n. ... Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) in the United States provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. ... President Harding and the National Academy of Sciences at the White House, Washington, DC, April 1921 The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is a corporation in the United States whose members serve pro bono as advisers to the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. ... The Nobel Prizes (Swedish: ), as designated in Alfred Nobels will in 1895, are awarded for physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and peace. ... The A.M. Turing Award is given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery to a person selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing community. ...

Demographics

The following figures are accurate as of the 2006-2007 academic year.


USC has a total enrollment of 33,389 students, of which 16,729 are at the undergraduate and 16,660 at the postgraduate levels.[3] 350 postdoctoral fellows are supported along with 900 medical residents. There are currently 4,390 faculty and about 14,000 support staff. There are roughly 200,000 living Trojan Alumni. The university has attracted more international students over the years than any other American university. Currently, about 10 percent of USC's students represent over 115 countries and the university maintains international offices in several countries.[32] The student body encompasses 6,846 international students, more than any other university in the United States [6]. International diversity is not limited to the student population alone, as more than 1,200 scholars and professors from foreign countries have visited the campus[7]. Neil Armstrong, a USC alumnus and the first man to set foot on the Moon. ... International students are students, usually in early adulthood, who study in foreign schools. ...


The male-female ratio at USC is nearly 1:1, and 49% of new students come from out of state

Looking North on Trousdale from "Tommy Trojan".
Widney House next to the "Old" College Hall in 1915.

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For graduate and professional students: The term white American (often used interchangeably with Caucasian American[3] and within the United States simply white[4]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European, Middle Eastern, and North African descent residing in the United States. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... // Demographics in 2000 US Census Pacific Islander Americans represent the smallest group counted on the 2000 US Census. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Native Americans redirects here. ...

For the peoples actually from the Caucasus, see Peoples of the Caucasus. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... Native Americans redirects here. ...

Admissions

For the 2007-2008 academic year, 33,754 students applied to the university.[34] 8,550 of these students were admitted, and 2,964 students composed the final matriculation. Among the entering class of 2007, the unweighted average GPA was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale. The mean SAT composite score was 2054, and the middle 50% ACT composite fell between 28 and 32. 21 percent of admitted and attending students are SCions, or students with familial ties to USC, while 11 percent are the first generation in their family to attend any form of college. There were also 220 National Merit Scholar winners and 5 National Achievement Scholars in the admitted class. USC ranks among the top five schools in the nation in terms of its enrollment of National Merit Scholars. Scion may refer to: Grafting, where the scion is a detached shoot or twig containing buds from a woody plant Scion (car), a new marque of Toyota Motor Sales, USA Atlantean Scion, a fictional device of untold power invented for the video game Tomb Raider Scion (magazine), an early 1900s... The PSAT/NMSQT, or Preliminary-SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, is a multiple choice standardized test generally taken by high school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen in the United States. ...


Trojan Family Alumni

Neil Armstrong, a USC alumnus and the first man to set foot on the Moon.
Neil Armstrong, a USC alumnus and the first man to set foot on the Moon.

There are currently 200,000 living Trojan Alumni, with nearly 75% of all alumni living in California.[35] To stay connected as an alumnus, the Trojan network consists of over 100 Alumni groups on 5 continents. It is often said that once a person joins the "Trojan Family" they are a member for life, forever connecting with the vast network of fellow Trojan Alumni. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (677x800, 105 KB) Neil Armstrong, American astronaut. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (677x800, 105 KB) Neil Armstrong, American astronaut. ... This article is about the former American astronaut. ... Neil Armstrong, a USC alumnus and the first man to set foot on the Moon. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...


Notable alumni, faculty, and students

Among the graduates of the University of Southern California have come prominent musicians, businessmen, athletes, actors, politicians, and those that have gained both national and international fame. Just a few of the many Trojan alumni include: Marilyn Horne, Frank Gehry, Neil Armstrong, Tom Hicks, Sol Price, Charles Prince, Andrew Viterbi, Chris DeWolfe of Myspace fame, Jerry Buss, Matthew Perry, Frank McCourt Jr, James Horner, George Lucas, Will Ferrell, John Wayne, Warren Christopher, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Paul Orfalea, Carson Palmer and former First Lady of the United States Patricia Nixon. Marilyn Horne The American opera singer Marilyn Horne (born January 16, 1934) is a mezzo soprano who is particularly associated with the music of Rossini and Handel. ... Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the former American astronaut. ... Thomas O. Hicks (born 1946 in Port Arthur, Tx), nicknamed Cheddar Tom, is a Dallas businessman. ... Sol Price (born around 1916) He has been known as a pioneer of the Warehouse store retail model. ... Charles Prince Charles O. Chuck Prince, III, born January 13, 1950, is the chief executive officer of Citigroup. ... Andrew James Viterbi, Ph. ... Chris DeWolfe is one of the creators of MySpace (along with Tom Anderson). ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Matthew Perry may be: Matthew Perry (1794-1858), American naval officer. ... Frank McCourt is the owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... James Roy Horner (born August 14, 1953) is an American composer of orchestral and film music. ... George Walton Lucas, Jr. ... John William Will Ferrell (born July 16, 1967[1]) is an Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated American comedian, impressionist, writer and actor who first established himself as a cast member of Saturday Night Live, and has since gone on to a successful film career. ... For other persons named John Wayne, see John Wayne (disambiguation). ... Warren Minor Christopher (born October 27, 1925) is an American diplomat and lawyer. ... General H Norman Schwarzkopf KCB, also known as Stormin Norman (born August 22, 1934) is a retired United States Army General who, while he served as Commander-in-Chief (now known as Combatant Commander) of U.S. Central Command, was commander of the Coalition Forces in the Gulf War of... Paul Orfalea, nicknamed Kinko because of his curly red hair, founded the copy-chain Kinkos. ... Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in Fresno, California) is an American football quarterback who plays for the Cincinnati Bengals franchise. ... Pat Nixon Patricia Ryan Nixon (March 16, 1912 - June 22, 1993) was the wife of Richard Nixon and First Lady of the United States. ...


Famous USC faculty include: Jane Goodall, Leonard Maltin, Susan Estrich, Todd Boyd, Drew Casper, T.C. Boyle, Thomas Crow, Tomlinson Holman, Warren Bennis, Paul Orfalea, and George Olah. Dame Jane Goodall, DBE, (born April 3, 1934) is an English UN Messenger of Peace, primatologist, ethologist, and anthropologist. ... Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950 in New York City) is a widely known and respected American film critic. ... Susan Estrich (born 16 December 1952) is a lawyer, professor, author, political operative, feminist advocate and commentator for Fox News. ... Todd Boyd is a professor at the USC School of Cinema-Television. ... A June 2005 picture of Professor Drew Casper mid-teaching. ... T. Coraghessan Boyle (T.C. Boyle, born Thomas John Boyle on December 2, 1948) is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... Thomas E. Crow (born 1948) is an American art historian and art critic who is best known for his influential writing on the role of art in modern society and culture. ... Tomlinson Holman is an American film theorist and inventor of film technologies, notably the Lucasfilm THX sound system. ... Warren Bennis is a lecturer, management and leadership theorist and writer. ... Paul Orfalea, nicknamed Kinko because of his curly red hair, founded the copy-chain Kinkos. ... George Andrew Olah (born 1927) is a U.S. (Hungarian-born) chemist. ...

Neil Armstrong, a USC alumnus and the first man to set foot on the Moon. ...

University Residence halls

University of Southern California TrojanHousing Buildings:

Dorm Halls Apartment Halls Defunct Halls
  • Birnkrant Residential College (BSR)
  • Fluor Tower (FLT)
  • Marks Hall (DXM)
  • Marks Tower (DMT)
  • New Residential College (COLNEW)
  • North Residential College (HRHNRC)
    Parkside International College Residential Suites.
    University of Southern California's Physical Education Building.
  • Pardee Tower (PTD)
  • Parkside Suites (IRC)
  • Radisson Hotel (RMH)
  • Trojan Hall (TRO)
  • Marks Tower (DMT)
  • Webb Tower (WTO)
  • Annenberg House (ANH)
  • Arts & Humanities Residential College (PRB)
  • Bel-Air (BAA)
  • Cardinal 'n Gold (CNG)
  • Cardinal Gardens (CAR)
  • Centennial (CEN)
  • Century (CAP)
  • Fairmont (FMT)
  • Founders (FSA)
  • Helena (HAP)
  • Hillview (HIL)
  • Honors House (HHR)
  • La Sorbonne (LAB)
  • Manor (MAB)
  • Max Kade House (GEX)
  • Pacific (PCA)
  • Parkside Apartments (PKS)
  • Regal Trojan (RTA)
  • Regent (RGA)
  • Seaver Residence Hall (SRH)
  • Senator (SNA)
  • Seven Gables (SGA)
  • Severance Street Apts. (SSA)
  • Sierra (SIE)
  • Stardust (SAI)
  • Sunset (SUN)
  • Terrace (TSA)
  • Troy Hall (TRH)
  • Troy Hall East (TRE)
  • Troyland (TAP)
  • Twin Palms (TPA)
  • University Regent (URA)
  • Vista (VIS)
  • Windsor (WIN)
  • Dean's Hall

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University library system

Edward L. Doheny Jr. Memorial Library at night.

The USC Libraries are among the oldest private academic research libraries in California. For more than a century USC has been building collections in support of the university's teaching and research interests. Especially noteworthy collections include American literature, Cinema-Television including the Warner Bros. studio archives, European philosophy, gerontology, German exile literature, international relations, Korean studies, studies of Latin America, natural history, Southern California history, and the University Archives. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... American literature refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America. ... “WB” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Gerontology is the study of aging. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      International relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs and global issues among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs). ... Korean studies is an academic discipline, focusing on the study of Korea. ... Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... Table of natural history, 1728 Cyclopaedia Natural history is an umbrella term for what are now often viewed as several distinct scientific disciplines of integrative organismal biology. ... This article is about the region of Southern California. ...


The USC Warner Bros. Archives is the largest single studio collection in the world. Donated in 1977 to the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, by Warner Communications, the WBA houses departmental records that detail Warner Bros. activities from the studio’s first major feature, My Four Years in Germany (1918), to its sale to Seven Arts in 1968.


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In addition to the Shoah Foundation, the USC Libraries digital collection highlights include the California Historical Society, Korean American Archives and the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California. The digital archive holds 193,252 records and 223,487 content files of varying formats.

The first true library was housed in the College of Liberal Arts Building ("Old College"), which was built in 1884, and designed to hold the entire USC student body -- 55 students. Two wings were added to the original building in 1905. Notice, Bovard Hall can be seen to the south in the back left of the picture.
USC's Newest Library: Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Library.

USC’s 22 libraries and other archives currently hold nearly 4 million printed volumes, 6 million items in microform, and 3 million photographs and subscribe to more than 30,000 current serial titles, nearly 44,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives, and subscribe to over 120 electronic databases and more than 14,000 journals in print and electronic formats. Annually, reference transactions number close to 50,000 and approximately 1,100 instructional presentations are made to 16,000 participants. [8] The University of Southern California Library system is among the top 35 largest university library systems in the United States.[9] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A roll of microfilm Microfiche Microforms are processed films that carry images of documents to users for transmission, storage, reading and printing. ... A photograph (often just called a photo) is an image (or a representation of that on e. ...


The USC Libraries

Research

  • The University of Southern California is one of the largest research universities of its kind. USC receives over $430 million per year in sponsored research funding. [37][38]
  • USC ranks 17th among American Universities for federally-funded research.
  • According to the Institute for Scientific Information database, 25 USC faculty are listed as among the "Highly Cited".
See also: Tomás Rivera Policy Institute

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Athletics

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during a USC game
The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum during a USC game
2004 BCS Championship Trophy in Heritage Hall
USC's new Galen Center before tipoff of a basketball game. Notice the Los Angeles Skyline viewable through the north windows.
Main article: USC Trojan Athletics
Main article: USC Trojans football

USC athletics participates in the NCAA Division I-A Pacific Ten Conference and has won 106 total team national championships, 86 of which are NCAA National Championships. USC's cross-town rival is UCLA, with whom there is fierce athletic and scholastic competition. However, USC's rivalry with Notre Dame predates the UCLA rivalry by three years. The Notre Dame rivalry stems mainly from the annual football game played between these two universities and is considered one of the greatest rivalries in college athletics. [39] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x720, 427 KB) The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home of University of Southern California Trojans football, during a football game between the University of Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (960x720, 427 KB) The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, home of University of Southern California Trojans football, during a football game between the University of Oregon Ducks and the USC Trojans. ... Image File history File links Bcsuscnationalchamps. ... Image File history File links Bcsuscnationalchamps. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... // USC Athletics The University of Southern California has a proud athletic heritage — and with good reason. ... Head Coach Pete Carroll 6th Year, 65-12 Home Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Capacity 92,500 - Grass Conference Pac-10 First Year 1888 Athletic Director Mike Garrett Website USCTrojans. ... // USC Athletics The University of Southern California has a proud athletic heritage — and with good reason. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Division I (or DI) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States. ... The Pacific Ten Conference (Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Binomial name Ucla xenogrammus Holleman, 1993 The largemouth triplefin, Ucla xenogrammus, is a fish of the family Tripterygiidae and only member of the genus Ucla, found in the Pacific Ocean from Viet Nam, the Philippines, Palau and the Caroline Islands to Papua New Guinea, Australia (including Christmas Island), and the... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Catholic[4] institution located in Notre Dame, an unincorporated section of St. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ...


Trojan athletic achievement

  • The Trojan men have won 86 national championships (73 NCAA titles), more than any other University.
  • The Women of Troy have earned 20 national championships.
  • USC Trojan Football has won 11 national championships and 7 Heisman Trophies
  • The Trojans won at least 1 national team title in 26 consecutive years (1959-60 to 1984-85).
  • USC won the National College All-Sports Championship an annual ranking by USA Today of the country’s top athletic programs — 6 times since its inception in 1971.
  • Trojan men athletes have won more individual NCAA titles (290) than those from any other school in the nation (the Women of Troy have brought home another 41 individual NCAA crowns).
  • Four Trojans have won the James E. Sullivan Award as the top amateur athlete in America: diver Sammy Lee (1953), shot putter Parry O'Brien (1959), swimmer John Naber (1977) and swimmer Janet Evans (1989).
  • Two Women of Troy athletes have won the Honda-Broderick Cup as the top collegiate woman athlete of the year: Cheryl Miller (1983-84) and Angela Williams (2001-02). And Trojan women have won 8 Honda Awards, as the top female athlete in their sport.
  • USC won the Lexus Gauntlet Trophy, a year-long all-sports competition between Troy and crosstown rival UCLA, in its inaugural 2001-02 season and again in 2003-04 and 2005-06 .

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Trojans in the Olympics

  • USC has a reputation and long tradition of nurturing Olympic athletes. From the 1904 Summer Olympics through the 2004 games, 375 Trojan athletes have competed in the Games, taking home 112 gold medals, 64 silver and 58 bronze.
  • There have been more Trojans in the Olympics than from any other university in the world - in fact, if USC were its own nation in the Olympics, it would rank tied for 11th in the world in total gold medals earned.[10].
  • Since 1912, USC is the only university in the world to have a gold medal-winning athlete in every summer Olympiad.
  • USC sent 35 athletes to the 2004 Athens Olympics and won 17 medals: eight golds, five silvers and four bronzes.

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Men's National Championships

USC Athletics Logo.

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Women's National Championships

Women of Troy Logo.
Women of Troy Logo.

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Traditions

During the week prior to the traditional USC-UCLA rivalry football game, the Tommy Trojan statue is covered in duct tape to prevent the spray-painting of UCLA colors on the statue, as pranks between the schools were commonplace several decades ago. Both universities have cracked down on pranks since a 1989 incident when USC students released hundreds of crickets into the main UCLA library during finals week..
During the week prior to the traditional USC-UCLA rivalry football game, the Tommy Trojan statue is covered in duct tape to prevent the spray-painting of UCLA colors on the statue, as pranks between the schools were commonplace several decades ago. Both universities have cracked down on pranks since a 1989 incident when USC students released hundreds of crickets into the main UCLA library during finals week.[41].
Statue of USC's former mascot, George Tirebiter
Statue of USC's former mascot, George Tirebiter

As one of the oldest universities in California, the University of Southern California has a long and storied history resulting in a number of modern traditions, some of which are outlined here: Download high resolution version (600x620, 302 KB) made by Cindy Danielson File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (600x620, 302 KB) made by Cindy Danielson File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Tommy Trojan is the mascot of the University of Southern California Trojans. ... A tree cricket sitting on a leaf. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 791 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2760 × 2092 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 791 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2760 × 2092 pixel, file size: 4. ...

  • The colors of USC are cardinal and gold, which were approved by USC's third president, Rev. George W. White, in 1895. In 1958 the shade of gold, which was originally more of an orange color, was changed to a more yellow shade. The letterman's awards were the first to make the change.[42]
  • USC's official fight song is Fight On, which was composed in 1922 by USC dental student Milo Sweet (with lyrics by Sweet and Glen Grant).
  • The Trojan Shrine, better known as "Tommy Trojan," is a bronze statue located at the center of campus, and an integral figure in school pride, embodying the values of a Trojan: Faithful, Scholarly, Skillful, Courageous, and Ambitious.
  • Traveler, a majestic white horse, has been the USC mascot since 1961. Mounted by a rider dressed as a Trojan warrior, Traveler gallops around the field at every home football game whenever USC scores.
  • Prior to Traveler, making his first football game appearance in 1940, USC's mascot was a campus mutt called George Tirebiter that went around campus chasing cars. A statue was erected in his honor in 2006.
  • Spectators walking from campus to the Coliseum back-kick the base of one of the flag poles at the edge of campus on Exposition Boulevard to ensure good luck for the football team at their next game.
  • The week preceding the annual football matchup with UCLA is known as "Troy Week" and features a number of traditions including CONQUEST! "The Ultimate Trojan Experience", Save Tommy Night, the CONQUEST! Bonfire, and all-night vigils by the Trojan Knights to protect the campus from UCLA Bruins.
  • TroyCamp is USC's primary charity that serves children from the community in numerous ways.
  • Songfest is an annual event on campus to showcase student talent. Most fraternities and sororities "team up" to perform in the show that benefits Troy Camp. For the past three years, the Songfest trophy has gone home with Alpha Chi Omega and Alpha Gamma Omega (2005-2007).

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Mascots

  • Traveler, Current official mascot, Spanish Andalusian horse.
  • George Tirebiter, Past unofficial mascot, car-chasing dog.
  • Tommy Trojan (unofficial), real name is 'Trojan shrine,' the bronze statue is commonly mistaken as the school's official mascot.

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Marching band

USC's Spirit of Troy at a home football game inside the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

USC is also known for its marching band, known as The Spirit of Troy, which also calls itself "The Greatest Marching Band in the History of the Universe". The band has been featured in at least 10 major movies and performed in the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. They have also performed on television shows and with other musicians. On July 24, 2007 the Spirit of Troy appeared on ESPN. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... An American college marching band on the field (University of Texas) A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who incorporate movement â€“ usually some type of marching â€“ with their musical performance. ... The Spirit of Troy drumline at Navy Pier in Chicago October 14, 2005 The Spirit of Troy giving a traditional post-game concert, this time celebrating the defeat of the University of Arkansas in Razorback Stadium The Spirit of Troy take the field at Stanford Stadium The Spirit of Troy... This article is about motion pictures. ... The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were held in 1932 in Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... is the 205th day of the year (206th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... ESPN/ESPN-DT, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an [[United States|Amer<nowiki>Insert non-formatted text here--68. ...


The band was notable in the late 1970s for its appearance on the title track of the 1979 Fleetwood Mac album Tusk, for which the band was awarded two platinum records and four more for The Dance (1997).[43] No other marching band has earned a platinum record.[44][45] See also: Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK) 1970s in music // Stevie Wonder uses digital audio recording technology in recording his album Journey through the Secret Life of Plants. ... This article is about the band. ... Tusk was a double album released in 1979 (see 1979 in music) by Fleetwood Mac. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... The Dance is a live performance by the band Fleetwood Mac, released on CD and VHS in 1997, later on DVD (see 1997 in music). ...


Recently, the band produced an instrumental version of the popular song "The Kids Aren't Alright" and "Hit That," both by The Offspring (whose lead singer is a USC alumnus), and appeared with OutKast at the 2004 Grammy Awards in their hit song "Hey Ya!". For other uses, see Offspring (disambiguation). ... Bryan Keith Dexter Holland (born December 29, 1965)[1] is the singer and rhythm guitarist for the Californian punk rock band The Offspring and the owner of the independent record label Nitro Records. ... OutKast is a Grammy award winning American hip hop duo based out of East Point, Georgia, a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

USC mascot Traveler with Tommy Trojan and The Spirit of Troy.

Following the University's footsteps, the Spirit of Troy has also gone international. One of only two American groups invited to perform, the USC band marched the Hong Kong Chinese New Year parade in both 2003 and 2004. The Trojan Marching Band performed at the 2005 World Expo in Nagoya, Japan. In May of 2006, the Trojan Marching Band traveled to Italy, performing once in Florence, and twice in Rome (including in front of the Coliseum). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 257 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 257 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Annenberg School for Communication entrance. ... Chinese New Year (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), or Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. ... Nagoya Castle Nagoya (名古屋市; -shi) is the fourth largest (third largest metropolitan region) and the third most prosperous city in Japan. ...


Daily Trojan

The Daily Trojan has been the student newspaper of USC since 1912 and is a primary source of news and information for the campus. It has covered a number of important events in history, including JFK's assassination, the first interview of President Richard Nixon after his resignation, the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, the 1992 L.A. riots and the Northridge earthquake of 1994. The relevance of particular information in (or previously in) this article or section is disputed. ... President Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Governor John Connally in the presidential limousine just moments before his assassination The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... Music sample: Olympic Fanfare and Theme ( file info) — composed by John Williams for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles Problems listening to the file? See media help. ... For other uses, see Los Angeles riots (disambiguation). ... The Northridge earthquake occurred on January 17, 1994 at 4:31 AM Pacific Standard Time in the city of Los Angeles, California. ...


El Rodeo

USC's yearbook is the student-run El Rodeo. One of the oldest student traditions at the university, the first edition was released in 1889. It was originally called The Sybil, but was later changed to El Rodeo in 1899 to reflect the cowboy-themed events students threw to advertise the yearbook as a "roundup" of the year's events. Long packaged with the Student Activity Card (which allowed students access to all home sports games), with the dissolution of the Spirit Activity Card in 2007 the yearbook is now sold separately as a stand-alone item.[46] For other uses, see Yearbook (disambiguation). ... El Rodeo is the student yearbook at the University of Southern California. ...


Alma mater

"All Hail" was written by Al Wessen for the finale of a student show, "Campus Frolics of 1923."


"All Hail to Alma Mater
To thy glory we sing;
All Hail to Southern California
Loud let thy praises ring;
Where Western sky meets Western sea
Our college stands in majesty;
Sing our love to Alma Mater,
Hail, all hail to thee!"


Song Girls and Yell Leaders

The Song Girls celebrating a USC Trojans football victory
The Song Girls celebrating a USC Trojans football victory

The USC Song Girls are one of the most recognizable college dance teams in the world. Founded in 1969, The Song Girls appear at all football games as well as basketball and volleyball games. In addition, the squad appears at rallies, university and alumni functions, and conducts its own Junior Song Girl camp. The Song Girls, together with the Spirit of Troy, are the most visible public face of the University, and function as the ambassadors of spirit and good will for the Trojan Family. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (2572 × 1608 pixel, file size: 4. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 500 pixelsFull resolution (2572 × 1608 pixel, file size: 4. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the ball used in this sport, see Volleyball (ball). ...


The USC Yell Leaders had been active for eight decades. Working closely with the Spirit of Troy and the USC Song Leaders, they served as a spirit group at football, basketball, and volleyball games. As of the 2006 football season, the Yell Leaders have disbanded, and will no longer be present at the games.[47]


Greek life

Trojan Obelisk at north entrance of campus on Trousdale Parkway.

About 20 percent of students are in the Greek community, so the Greek Row figures prominently on the campus. Greek Row is situated on West 28th Street, located between Figueroa Street and Hoover Street just north of campus. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 304 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 304 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... Figueroa Street, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, is one of the longest continuous streets in the world. ...


With 20 fraternities and 10 sororities in the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC), respectively, the USC Greek community has over 3,000 members and is one of the most influential parts of campus life. The USC Greek community is one of the largest on the West Coast and regularly participates in Homecoming and Songfest; the community's philanthropic efforts and success in philanthropic leadership annually raising over $150,000.


Outside of the Panhellenic and Interfraternal councils, the Greek community at USC is very diverse, boasting the Multicultural, Asian and National Panhellenic (historically black) Greek Councils. Organizations governed by these councils include chapters of some of the oldest Latino and Black Greek organizations in the country, as well as Asian and multiculturally based organizations that range from 5 to 30 years old.


USC's IFC website
USC's Panhellenic website
USC's Multicultural Greek Council website
USC's National Panhellenic Greek Council website
USC Asian Greek Council website


Student Government and Politics

Undergraduate Student Government

USC's Program Board sponsors Springfest, held annually in McCarthy Quad
USC's Program Board sponsors Springfest, held annually in McCarthy Quad

The USC undergraduate student body annually elects members to Undergraduate Student Government (formerly known as Student Senate), which works closely with the USC Student Affairs department. The current Student Body President is Sahil Chaudry and the current Student Body Vice President is Max Slavkin. Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1865 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1865 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The Undergraduate Student Government consists of executive, legislative, and judicial branches, along with a programming branch (commonly referred to as "Program Board"). The executive branch consists of students appointed by the elected leadership and is charged with coordinating publications, events, and efforts to solve problems voiced by the student body. The legislative branch, the only branch fully elected by the students, represents the voice of the student body to university officials and legislates change to some limited aspects of university policy. The judicial branch ensures that all operations within Undergraduate Student Government are within the bounds of the organization's governing documentation.


Program Board aims to provide USC students with education and information through a multitude of social, political, and entertaining events. Assemblies and committees, in conjunction with elected and appointed Senate representatives, attempt to program these events in line with the desires of the paying student body. All Undergraduate Student Government activities are funded by the student activity fee, which the President and Treasurer have control over setting and which the Senate approves.


University Residential Student Community

The "Finger" Fountain pointing northwest towards Westwood.

In addition to USG, residents within university housing are governed by the University Residential Student Community, also known as URSC. URSC is made up of five boards on campus: the executive board, the building government chairs, the programming board, the advocacy board and the funding board. Each building on campus elects a building government, and within that government, four elected members are sent to serve on the URSC General Board. The General Board meets once a week on Wednesday nights, and then splits into individual boards later that evening. In recent years, the Advocacy Board has helped to overhaul the meals plans on campus, as well as initiate new Special Interest Housing. The funding board allocates over $50,000 throughout campus mainly to resident advisors and building governments. The programming board is responsible for planning well known events such as Save Tommy Night, the Dive-In Movie, the Welcome Back Dance and Battle of the Cans. The Building Governments Chairs are a new addition to URSC and their role will be more clearly defined over the upcoming year. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 519 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 519 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ...


Student politics

Tommy Trojan.
Tommy Trojan.

For much of the late 20th century, USC has had a reputation for being a politically conservative campus.[48] In the politically charged times of the 1960s-70s, and in stark contrast to the University of California campuses, USC was one of the few campuses in California where then-Governor Ronald Reagan could visit without additional protection.[49] This image may have been reinforced by the fact that in the early seventies, several conservative Republican alumni, known collectively as the "USC mafia", served on then President Richard Nixon's staff as well as during Nixon's reelection campaign, which was later tainted by the notorious Watergate scandal.[48] USC's student body has historically consisted of a Republican majority, as suggested by the fact that the major conservative student group on campus, the USC Republicans, had traditionally outnumbered and outvoiced the school's Democratic counterpart for much of its history. Furthermore, student politics at USC--often between conservative factions--has been notoriously corrupt;[50] the corruption and problems were notable enough that they appeared in the screenplay for All the President's Men.[51] Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 608 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1536 × 2048 pixel, file size: 608 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo taken by Padsquad. ... Ths article deals with conservatism as a political philosophy. ... Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (left) and Governor Gray Davis (right) with President George W. Bush in 2003 The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government, whose responsibilities include making yearly State of the State addresses to the California State Legislature, submitting the budget, and ensuring that... Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was the 40th President of the United States (1981–1989) and the 33rd Governor of California (1967–1975). ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 to 1974. ... “Watergate” redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... This article is about the 1976 film. ...


In recent times, this conservative majority has begun to give way to an increasingly powerful liberal voice, which has been attributed to the growing diversity, both regional and ethnic, of the student body;[48] student membership in the USC Democrats has surpassed that of the USC Republicans in recent years.[48]


USC and Hollywood

Norris Theater (USC School of Cinematic Arts). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated at least one USC alumnus every year since the inception of the Academy Awards in 1929.
Norris Theater (USC School of Cinematic Arts). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has nominated at least one USC alumnus every year since the inception of the Academy Awards in 1929.

Because of USC's proximity to Hollywood and being home to the top-ranked USC School of Cinematic Arts, the university has been used in thousands of movies, TV shows, commercials, and music videos. USC serves as a popular spot for filmmakers, standing in for numerous other universities, "playing" institutions such as Harvard and Oxford in movies and on television.[52] Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 827 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 827 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study in Hollywood, California Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ... “Hollywood” redirects here. ... The USC School of Cinematic Arts, formerly named the School of Cinema-Television (CNTV), is a film school within the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. ... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ...


Movies filmed at USC include Forrest Gump, Legally Blonde, Road Trip, The Girl Next Door, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Ghostbusters, Live Free or Die Hard, The Number 23 and The Graduate.[52] For the main character of the same name, see Forrest Gump (character) Forrest Gump is a 1994 comedy-drama film based on a 1986 novel by Winston Groom and the name of the title character of both. ... Legally Blonde is a 2001 comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon, produced by Marc E. Platt for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios and directed by Robert Luketic. ... This article is about the film Road Trip. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (released in some countries as Harold and Kumar get the Munchies or American High, due to few international White Castle locations) is a comedy movie released in 2004. ... For other uses, see Ghostbusters (disambiguation). ... Live Free or Die Hard (released as Die Hard 4. ... For the actual number, see 23 (number). ... For the novel of the same name, see The Graduate (novel). ...


Some TV shows that have used USC are Cold Case, Entourage, 24, The O.C., Beverly Hills 90210, Saved by the Bell: The College Years, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, House, Undeclared,The West Wing,Alias, and Gilmore Girls.[53] For other uses, see Cold case (disambiguation). ... Entourage is an Emmy Award-winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a young A-list movie star — and his childhood friends from Queens, New York City as they navigate the unfamiliar terrain of Hollywood, California. ... For other uses, see 24 (disambiguation). ... The O.C. is an American teen drama television series that originally aired on FOX in the United States from August 5, 2003, to February 22, 2007, running a total of four seasons. ... Beverly Hills 90210 was a popular primetime television soap opera that aired from October 1990 to May 2000 on the Fox Network in the United States and subsequently on various networks around the world. ... The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an Emmy, BAFTA, and RTS-award winning popular American television sitcom that aired on NBC from September 10, 1990, to May 20, 1996. ... House, originally titled as House, M.D., is a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executive produced by Shore and film director Bryan Singer. ... Undeclared is a U.S. television series that aired on FOX during the 2001–2002 TV season. ... This article is about a TV show. ... Alias is an American Spy-fi television series created by J. J. Abrams which was broadcast on ABC from September 30, 2001 to May 22, 2006, spanning five seasons. ... Gilmore Girls is an American television drama/comedy created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. ...


Recently the campus has served as a backdrop for popular television games shows Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune. Other television shows that have been filmed on campus include the 2004 Democratic Primary Debate, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Scholar, Best Damn Sports Show Period, and ESPN College Gameday. The first theater ever to utilize THX sound technology is located at the University of Southern California's Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre as a part of USC's acclaimed film school. This article describes the British horror/suspense television series. ... Wheel of Fortune may refer to: Wheel of Fortune (US game show), the US nighttime version. ... Hardball with Chris Matthews is a talk show on MSNBC broadcast weekdays at 5 and 7 PM hosted by Chris Matthews. ... The Scholar is a reality TV show broadcast by ABC. Filmed at the University of Southern California, The Scholar is the first reality tv show to offer college scholarships as prizes. ... The Best Damn Sports Show, Period is a sports talk show on Fox Sports Net. ... College GameDay may refer to one of several shows produced by ESPN: College GameDay (football) is a television program about college football. ... THX is the trade name of a high-fidelity sound reproduction system for movie theaters, screening rooms, home theaters, computer speakers, gaming consoles, and car audio systems. ...


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  4. ^ Despite its prevalent use in sports-related articles, the official position of USC discourages use of "Southern Cal" in any context, as clearly stated in all media guides: "Note to the media: In editorial references to athletic teams of the University of Southern California, the following are preferred: USC, Southern California, So. California, Troy and Trojans for men’s or women’s teams, and Women of Troy for women’s teams. PLEASE do not use Southern Cal (it’s like calling San Francisco “Frisco” or North Carolina “North Car.”). The usage of "Southern Cal" on licensed apparel and merchandise is limited in scope and necessary to protect federal trademark rights." It’s Not ‘Southern Cal’, 2005 USC Football Media Guide, USC Athletic Department, pg. 3.
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