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April 15, 2008 | Scott Timberg
Playwright and poet Brighde Mullins will become director of the University of Southern California Master of Professional Writing program, starting July 1. The organizer of reading series at REDCAT, LACMA and New York's Dia Art Foundation, Mullins directs a writing program at the California Institute of the Arts. Her plays include "Fire Eater," performed at Venice's Electric Lodge in 2004. The faculty for the USC program includes writers Janet Fitch, Judith Freeman and Sandra Tsing Loh. -- Scott Timberg
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BUSINESS
February 17, 2014 | By Ronald D. White
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.
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BUSINESS
January 2, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
The accident that left Ryan Williams paralyzed from the neck down could have ended his promising career as a robotics researcher. Recovering at his parents' home in southwest Virginia, with limited mobility, there was no way he could return to USC full time to complete his engineering graduate studies. But from his study nearly 2,500 miles away, Williams was able to complete his course work and participate in classes as if he were right there on the USC campus. Now the 31-year-old roboticist, already internationally recognized for his research into undersea robots, is on the cusp of receiving his doctorate this spring.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
"For us, as writers, this is what we do: Use our voices. We want to be heard," says Kelly Rudnicki. She expects to get her masters in professional writing from USC in the spring of 2015 -- and if all goes as planned, she'll be one of the program's last graduates.  However, students and alumni are trying to disrupt the plan. Faculty members and students learned last fall that the MPW program will be shuttered by 2016. Now students are rallying a letter-writing campaign appealing to Steve Kay, dean of USC's Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, hoping to keep the  MPW alive.
NEWS
March 19, 1995
A Westside couple has endowed USC with $252,000 to fund graduate student fellowships. Yoshi and May Honkawa of Century City have established the fund for students in the graduate program in Health Services Administration at USC's School of Public Administration. Yoshi Honkawa, a USC alumnus, is now retired but serves as a government and industry relations consultant to the Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
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September 3, 2013 | Devin Kelly
Flush with excitement, Tristan Baizar showed up on his USC move-in day even before the official 8 a.m. check-in time. His mom and girlfriend helped him unpack. It was a quick process -- from past camps and programs, the 18-year-old South Los Angeles resident knew how to move into USC's dorms. Except this was the real deal, the first step into his freshman year of college. Baizar met his new roommates, bought textbooks and soaked in the experience. But later in the day, a few hours before his first dorm meeting, Baizar slipped away from campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2010 | By Maeve Reston, Los Angeles Times
Facing fierce criticism from her Republican opponent on her record on military issues, Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer made yet another visit Friday to a facility with military ties — meeting with officials of a USC program who are training mental healthcare providers to work with veterans and active duty personnel. Noting that she had helped secure $3.2 million for the program last year, Boxer vowed to fight for increased funding this year and to keep her colleagues in Washington focused on the mental health issues faced by servicemen and women returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.
SPORTS
November 5, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The money would have been nice. Nate Guertler won't lie. After four years of paying for the privilege of playing football at USC, an actual scholarship would have made things easier. Teammates wouldn't have to sneak him food from the athletic dining hall. He wouldn't have to stay up late after practice figuring out how to pay overdue rent. He wouldn't have to summon all the courage in his aching body to call family and friends to borrow $5,000 in overdue tuition, as he did recently.
SPORTS
October 28, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC receiver De'Von Flournoy has been in the USC program for a long time. So the fifth-year senior was ecstatic about his role in the Trojans' 19-3 victory over Utah last week. Flournoy caught two passes for 45 yards, including a play that went 31 yards because of his extra effort after an initial hit. “It's a tremendous feeling to be be part of a 'W' and actually contribute on the stat sheet,” Flournoy said. Flournoy could get more opportunities Friday night when USC plays at Oregon State.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 17, 1992
I read with interest your article "EXXCEL Links Home With the School" (June 22). It was a very encouraging piece, although it had one error. A USC dean said he "believed that the project was the first of its kind in the nation." The San Fernando Valley Child Guidance Clinic has a similar project that is now in its third year. The clinic's program, Home Instruction, links home and school. Last year the program raised preschoolers' IQ 48 points, a highly significant difference compared to the control group.
SPORTS
January 9, 2014 | By Gary Klein
After getting blown out by UCLA in its Pac-12 Conference opener, USC had a chance to regroup in preparation for games this week against the Arizona schools. Junior Byron Wesley said the Trojans went through some of their best practices of the season. Not much changed, however, in terms of results. Arizona State easily defeated USC, 79-60, on Thursday night at the Galen Center. BOX SCORE: Arizona State 79, USC 60 It was a season low in points for a USC program that was supposed to be energized by the up-tempo, high-flying style that helped put Coach Andy Enfield on the map at Florida Gulf Coast.
BUSINESS
January 2, 2014 | By Chris O'Brien
The accident that left Ryan Williams paralyzed from the neck down could have ended his promising career as a robotics researcher. Recovering at his parents' home in southwest Virginia, with limited mobility, there was no way he could return to USC full time to complete his engineering graduate studies. But from his study nearly 2,500 miles away, Williams was able to complete his course work and participate in classes as if he were right there on the USC campus. Now the 31-year-old roboticist, already internationally recognized for his research into undersea robots, is on the cusp of receiving his doctorate this spring.
SPORTS
November 5, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The money would have been nice. Nate Guertler won't lie. After four years of paying for the privilege of playing football at USC, an actual scholarship would have made things easier. Teammates wouldn't have to sneak him food from the athletic dining hall. He wouldn't have to stay up late after practice figuring out how to pay overdue rent. He wouldn't have to summon all the courage in his aching body to call family and friends to borrow $5,000 in overdue tuition, as he did recently.
SPORTS
October 28, 2013 | By Gary Klein
USC receiver De'Von Flournoy has been in the USC program for a long time. So the fifth-year senior was ecstatic about his role in the Trojans' 19-3 victory over Utah last week. Flournoy caught two passes for 45 yards, including a play that went 31 yards because of his extra effort after an initial hit. “It's a tremendous feeling to be be part of a 'W' and actually contribute on the stat sheet,” Flournoy said. Flournoy could get more opportunities Friday night when USC plays at Oregon State.
SPORTS
September 14, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
The booing stopped. The Coliseum was barely half full, but at least those sunny souls willing to venture into the darkness that has enveloped USC football did not lose their temper. The chants to fire the head coach stopped. Lane Kiffin gave a giant noogie to the fans by ordering a deep pass on the game's first snap - a play that was rarely repeated the rest of the afternoon - and fans fired back with only sarcastic cheers. A temporary truce was forged. That is the best that can be said for the Trojans' 35-7 victory over Boston College on Saturday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | Devin Kelly
Flush with excitement, Tristan Baizar showed up on his USC move-in day even before the official 8 a.m. check-in time. His mom and girlfriend helped him unpack. It was a quick process -- from past camps and programs, the 18-year-old South Los Angeles resident knew how to move into USC's dorms. Except this was the real deal, the first step into his freshman year of college. Baizar met his new roommates, bought textbooks and soaked in the experience. But later in the day, a few hours before his first dorm meeting, Baizar slipped away from campus.
SPORTS
November 19, 1994
Upon hearing that George Raveling was stepping down, I felt the instant loss that his absence will create for the USC program, the university and the community. The loss will be far more than the temporary void left in the head coaching position or a loss of recruits for the coming year. The loss that I am referring to is his remarkable spirit, optimism and leadership that he so enthusiastically shared with everyone he touched. His strongly held beliefs about personal responsibility, achievement and success, as well as the athletic development of his players, has placed him as one of the most exceptional coaches ever to walk the sideline at USC. ROBERT L. BERNATZ Santa Monica
SPORTS
November 8, 2012 | By Mike James
What's going on with the deflated footballs at USC? It's another minor development with a program that began the season with national title hopes but has struggled mightily - on the field and off. Tune in at 11:30 Pacific time this morning as Times college football experts Gary Klein, Chris Foster and Chris Dufresne dig down into the most recent hiccup for the Trojans football program, and much more, on a live video chat. Also a lively point of discussion with the disappointingly 6-3 USC program: What's going on with the defense.
SPORTS
August 28, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Another bad rap for USC football? Snoop Dogg, one of the Trojans' most prominent fans, appears to have flipped. A photograph of the rapper wearing UCLA gear made the rounds this week, and caught the eye of Bruins Coach Jim Mora. When Snoop starts wearing UCLA gear you know the #BruinRevolution is in full effect. pic.twitter.com/UJ3891EVk6 - Jim Mora (@UCLACoachMora) August 27, 2013 Mora, whose musical tastes run toward Led Zeppelin, suddenly has cornered the market on big-name rappers.
SPORTS
April 16, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Time will tell whether Cynthia Cooper-Dyke can restore USC to relevancy in women's basketball. But on Tuesday, when she was introduced as the Trojans' new coach, it was clear that her hiring already had infused the program with a new energy. A group of former Trojans teammates, USC administrators and fans and football Coach Lane Kiffin were among those on hand at a rousing news conference to welcome Cooper-Dyke, who grew up in Los Angeles, played on USC national championship teams in 1983 and 1984, won an Olympic gold medal and led the Houston Comets to four consecutive WNBA titles.
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