Trustee, researcher honored
Wallis Annenberg was presented with the University Medallion and Mark Humayun received the Presidential Medallion at the 36th Academic Honors Convocation.
The residential-retail project, which will house 2,700 students and contain 100,000 square feet of retail space when it opens in August, means plenty of jobs with the university as well as the new stores and restaurants. USC Village is the largest development in the history of South Los Angeles.
The veteran educator is at the forefront of architecture, urbanism and cultural theory. He comes to USC from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he is associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives.
The annual Robotics Open House gives visiting schoolchildren a chance to see how the next generation of robots will aid society in health, education, environmental protection, homeland security and communication — and maybe inspire a future engineer or two.
Arthur Toga saw the disease ravage his grandmother, then his aunt, finally his mother. Now, as director of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, he and his colleagues are transforming what scientists know about the illness that affects 1 in 3 seniors.