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 medical pioneer and best-selling author will deliver the keynote at the nondenominational interfaith celebration one day before the university’s 134th commencement. Time magazine has described Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship — a likely indicator of future academic success — is difficult to get. USC students’ success at winning these fellowships, which provide a $34,000 annual stipend as well as tuition money, has grown steadily since 2015.
With characters who have autism appearing in Sesame Street, the new Power Rangers movie and the USC Viterbi film When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (above), more attention than ever is being given to the challenges posed by autism spectrum disorder.
Influential artist, scholar and educator Mary Kelly is known for projects that address issues of sexuality, identity and collective memory. She joins the USC Roski faculty, providing mentorship and educational opportunities to the art and design school’s students.