February 17, 2014 |
USC is out to create a new breed of entrepreneur - one that can turn social causes into money makers. The university is launching a master's degree program, starting with the upcoming fall semester, to teach traditional business skills to students interested in issues of social significance. The goal is to build hybrid nonprofits or socially active businesses that are better able to sustain themselves and their missions. “The idea is to merge the consciousness and the thought process of entrepreneurs to solve societal issues,” said James G. Ellis, dean of the USC Marshall School of Business.
May 15, 2004 |
After a brief stint in the minor leagues, pitcher Mark Prior graduated to the majors with the Chicago Cubs early in the 2002 season and became a National League All-Star last year. On Friday, Prior graduated from USC and was one of two students who delivered short speeches before a full house at the Shrine Auditorium during commencement exercises for USC's Marshall School of Business. The ceremony also featured an address from Dick Cook, chairman of Walt Disney Studios.
February 19, 2014 |
The reigning Coolest Guy on the Planet is on the phone, sounding a lot like your old man. What? "I think when an employer pays you $2, you ought to give him $3 worth of work," Pete Carroll is saying from Seattle. Gather 'round, folks, for I'm about to pass along a gateway to the future - shiny as a Lombardi Trophy - where you make the most of every moment, don't whine, never quit, and refuse to worry about what your opponents are up to. It's a liberating new approach based on some fatherly old advice.
June 15, 1989 |
The golf and tennis tournament sponsored by NutraSweet Classic May 8 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades raised $97,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. James G. Ellis was chair. A grand total of $600,000 was raised for the foundation by the NutraSweet tournaments in Los Angeles, Dallas, Atlanta, New York and Chicago in April, May and June. The first KFAC/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Radiothon broadcast May 20-2l netted about $85,000 for the orchestra. More than $24,000 was offered in challenge grants by individuals and corporations.
January 20, 1999 |
If the thought of working for your dad makes your palms sweat, imagine if he handed you control of his multimillion-dollar company just before the bottom dropped out of the economy. For Marcia Huntley, 47, president of a steel pipe manufacturing company in Los Angeles and daughter of the now-retired owner, it turned into a nightmare of sleepless nights, agonizing layoffs and rebuffed attempts to resign.
July 13, 1988 |
It's vacation time, and you're about to head off to Europe. Where are you going to get all those little necessities that you simply can't make the trip without? Not to worry. South Coast Plaza will soon have a place where you can pick up such essentials as a compass watch, billfolds with space for three currencies, and sunglasses for glacier skiers and sky divers.