|University of Southern California|
|Motto:||Palmam qui meruit ferat|
|Motto in English:||Let whoever earns the palm bear it|
|Endowment:||US $3. A motto (from the Italian word motto, meaning witticism sentence is a phrase meant to formally describe the general motivation or intention of a social group English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 1880 ( MDCCCLXXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Unlike Public universities, private universities generally do not receive direct operational funding from national or subnational governments and thus rely on private A financial endowment is a Transfer of Money or Property donated to an Institution, usually with the stipulation that it be invested The United States dollar ( sign: $; code: USD) is the unit of Currency of the United States; it has also been 7 Billion|
|President:||Steven B. Sample|
|Provost:||C. L. Max Nikias|
|Faculty:||4,597 (3,200 full time)|
|Location:||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Campus:||Urban 301 acres (1. University president is the title of the highest ranking officer within a University, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Steven B Sample (born 1940) is the 10th and current President of the University of Southern California (1991– Provost is the title of a senior Academic administrator at many institutions of Higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent Chrysostomos L ("Max" Nikias is executive vice president and Provost (chief academic officer of the University of Southern California. A faculty is a division within a University. The concept of a university with different faculties for different subjects dates back to Al-Azhar University, which had Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. The word student is etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation Verb "studēre" In some Educational systems undergraduate education is Post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelor's degree. See also Postgraduate Training in Education Postgraduate education (synonymous in North America with graduate education, and sometimes described Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The acre is a unit of Area in a number of different systems including the imperial and U 22 km²)|
|Colors:||USC Cardinal and USC Gold|
Men/Women of Troy
|Athletics:||19 varsity teams|
NCAA Division I
The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC,[a] SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal),[b] located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it California's oldest private research university. University Park is a historic neighborhood in Los Angeles California, a few miles south of Downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Unlike Public universities, private universities generally do not receive direct operational funding from national or subnational governments and thus rely on private A university is an institution of Higher education and Research, which grants Academic degrees in a variety of subjects
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 21% of the 35,809 who applied for freshman admission in 2008. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common  According to the 2007 freshman profile, 18% of admissions were associated with legacy preferences. 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  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. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company Residing in the heart of a global city, USC ranks among the most diverse universities in the United States, with students from all 50 United States as well as over 115 countries. 
USC is also home to Nobel Prize winning Chemistry Professor George Olah, director of the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute. The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature George Andrew Olah (born May 22, 1927 in Budapest, as Oláh György) is a Hungarian -born American Chemist. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute is on the campus of the University of Southern California. The university also has two National Science Foundation–funded Engineering Research Centers—the Integrated Media Systems Center and the Center for Biomimetic Microelectronic Systems. The National Science Foundation (NSF is a United States Government agency that supports fundamental Research and Education in all the non-medical The Integrated Media Systems Center ( IMSC) is on the campus of the University of Southern California, USA. Center for Biomimetic MicroElectronic Systems is on the campus of the University of Southern California. In addition, The 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. The National Science Foundation (NSF is a United States Government agency that supports fundamental Research and Education in all the non-medical The United States Geological Survey ( USGS) is a scientific agency of the United States government. The Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC headquartered at the University of Southern California, was founded in 1991 with a mission to gather new information
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. Los Angeles County is a county in California and is by far the most populous county in the United States. 3 million. 
USC men's and women's athletics have won 88 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) championships, third best in the nation, trailing only UCLA and Stanford. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in The NCAA does not include college football championships in its calculation. College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies Though there are multiple organizations that name national championships, USC claims 11 football championships. Excluding football, USC men's teams have combined for 86 NCAA championships. The women have won 28, all since 1976. In addition, USC has 347 Individual NCAA Championships, second-best in the nation. The men's 296 Individual Championships are best in the nation and 50 ahead of second place Michigan. The University of Michigan Ann Arbor ( U of M, U-M, UM or simply Michigan) is a top-ranked Coeducational public research
When USC first opened its doors in 1880, 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. The city 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 female valedictorian Minnie C. Year 1884 ( MDCCCLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Valedictorian is an academic title typically conferred upon the highest ranked student among those being graduated from an educational institution Miltimore. USC was founded by a Methodist horticulturist, an Irish Catholic pharmacist and a German Jewish banker. Methodism is a movement within Protestant Christianity represented by a number of denominations and organizations Horticulture is the art and science of plant cultivation Horticulturists (or horticuluralists) work and conduct research in the fields of Plant propagation Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete". The university is no longer affiliated with the Methodist Church, having severed formal ties in 1952.
USC has grown substantially in the 127 years since its founding. Besides its main campus ("University Park Campus"), which lies about 2 miles (3. 2 km) southwest of downtown Los Angeles, the university also operates the Health Sciences Campus about 2 miles (3. 2 km) 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. Keck School of Medicine is the Medical school at the University of Southern California. 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. Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. Irvine ( is an incorporated city in Orange County California, United States The Information Sciences Institute ( ISI) of the University of Southern California (USC is a prominent research organization in the field of Information science Marina del Rey is a seaside Unincorporated area of Los Angeles County California. For its science students, USC operates the Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies located on Catalina Island just 20 miles (32 km) off the coast of Los Angeles and home to the Philip K. 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, often called Catalina Island, or just Catalina, is a rocky Island off the coast of the U Wrigley Marine Science Center.
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.. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D There is also a Health Sciences Alhambra campus which holds The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program, the Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research (IPR) and the Masters in Public Health Program. Alhambra (pronounced or) is a City ( incorporated on 11 July 1903) located in the western San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles USC went international in 2004, when it collaborated with Shanghai Jiao Tong University to offer the USC (Executive) EMBA program in Shanghai. "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities Shanghai ( 上[[wikt 海|海]] is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world with over 20 million 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. The Marshall School of Business (also known as USC Marshall School of Business is the business school at the University of Southern California. In 2006, the University deepened its commitment to research and teaching about Asia by creating the USC U.S.-China Institute.
USC's nickname is the Trojans, epitomized by the statue of Tommy Trojan near the center of campus. 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. Until 1912, USC students (especially athletes) were known as Fighting Methodists or Wesleyans, though neither name was approved by the university. Year 1912 ( MCMXII) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year starting During a fateful track and field meet with Stanford University, the USC team was beaten early and seemingly conclusively. Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly known as Stanford University or simply Stanford, is a private Research university located in 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 Los Angeles Times (also known as the LA Times) is a daily Newspaper published in Los Angeles California and distributed George Finley Bovard was the fourth president of the University of Southern California.
The University Park campus is in the West Adams district of South Los Angeles, 2 miles (3. West Adams, also known as Historic West Adams, is a large district located in the center of Los Angeles, California, southwest of Downtown and South Los Angeles, often abbreviated as South LA, is the official name for a large geographic and cultural portion lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown 2 km) southwest of Downtown Los Angeles. Downtown Los Angeles is the Central business district of Los Angeles, California, United States, located close to the geographic center 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. The Shrine Auditorium is a landmark large-event venue in Los Angeles California, USA. Staples Center is a multi-purpose sports Arena in Downtown Los Angeles California adjacent to the L The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum is a large outdoor sports Stadium in the University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles California at Exposition 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. Regional characteristics of Romanesque architecture|Romanesque art Romanesque architecture is the term that is used to describe the architecture of Middle Ages Europe which This article is concerned with architectural aspects of Modernism; for the most recent developments in architecture see Contemporary architecture. The term Brutalist Architecture originates from the French Béton brut, or "raw concrete" a term used by Le Corbusier to describe 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. In Architecture, a quadrangle 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 Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar
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. Year 1961 ( MCMLXI) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Norming Topping (1908 - 18 November, 1997) was the President of the University of Southern California between 1958 and 1970 Anthony Lazzaro (Born January 31, 1921, Utica New York) is vice president emeritus of the University of Southern California. William Leonard Pereira ( April 25, 1909 &ndash November 13, 1985) was an American Architect from Chicago, 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. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Pereira maintained a predominantly red-brick architecture for the new buildings, but infused them with his trademark techno-modernism stylings.
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. Time (trademarked in capitals as TIME) is a weekly American Newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and The Princeton Review (TPR is an American educational preparation company
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. The term Watts Riots refers to a large-scale Race riot which lasted six days in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles California, in August The Los Angeles riots of 1992, also known as the Rodney King uprising or the Rodney King riots, were sparked on April 29, 1992 when a jury (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). A strip mall (also called a shopping plaza or mini-mall) is an open area Shopping center where the stores are arranged in a row with a Sidewalk The ZIP code for USC is 90089 and the surrounding University Park community is 90007. The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS
As well, USC has an endowment of $3. 7 billion and also is allocated $430 million per year in sponsored research. USC became the only university to receive five separate nine-figure gifts — $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. Walter Hubert Annenberg ( March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002) was an American billionaire publisher, philanthropist The Annenberg Center for Communication (ACC at the University of Southern California promotes interdisciplinary research in communications between the USC School of Cinematic The USC Annenberg School for Communication comprises the USC Annenberg School of Communication and the USC Annenberg School of Journalism at the University of 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. Alfred E Mann (born 1925 Portland OR) who is also known as Al Mann is an 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 The W M Keck Foundation is an American charitable foundation supporting scientific, Engineering, and medical research in the Keck School of Medicine is the Medical school at the University of Southern California. George Walton Lucas Jr (born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, producer, Screenwriter The USC School of Cinematic Arts, until 2006 named the School of Cinema-Television (CNTV is a Film school within the University of Southern California The USC School of Cinematic Arts, until 2006 named the School of Cinema-Television (CNTV is a Film school within the University of Southern California
Major new facilities opened with the infusion of new money including the:
Major new facilities that are being developed or under construction include:
Located three miles (5 km) from downtown Los Angeles and seven miles (11 km) 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. Cancer (medical term Malignant Neoplasm) is a class of Diseases in which a group of cells display uncontrolled Gene therapy is the insertion of Genes into an individual's cells and tissues to treat a Disease, and Hereditary diseases in which a Neuroscience is a field devoted to the scientific study of the nervous system 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 (which are ranked #1 and #3 respectively by U. Occupational Therapy, often abbreviated "OT", is the "use of productive or creative activity in the treatment or rehabilitation of physically cognitively or S. News & World Report). As well, USC physicians serve more than one million patients each year.
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. Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center (also known as County General) is an 800-bed Teaching hospital located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of USC faculty staffs these and many other hospitals in Southern California, including the nationally Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Childrens Hospital Los Angeles is a private non-profit teaching hospital in Los Angeles. The health sciences campus is also home to several research buildings such as USC/Norris Cancer Research Tower, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute and Harlyne J. Norris Cancer Research Tower.
Chaffey College was founded in 1883 in the city of Ontario, California, as an agricultural college branch campus of USC under the name of Chaffey College of Agriculture of the University of Southern California. Chaffey College is a public Community college in the San Bernardino County city of Rancho Cucamonga California, in the northern part of the community of Year 1883 ( MDCCCLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common A satellite campus is a Campus of a College or University that is physically detached from the main university or college area USC ran the Chaffey College of Agriculture until financial troubles closed the school in 1901. In 1906 the school was reopened by municipal and regional government and officially separated from USC. Year 1906 ( MCMVI) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year starting Renamed as Chaffey College, it now exists as a junior college as part of the California Community College System. The term junior college refers to different educational institutions in different countries The California Community Colleges System (CCCS consists of 110 Community colleges in 72 community college districts in the U
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 emeriti who do not vote. Trustee is a Legal term that refers to a holder of property on behalf of a beneficiary. Emeritus (ɨˈmɛrɨtəs is an Adjective that is used in the title of a retired Professor, Bishop or other professional 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.
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. Provost is the title of a senior Academic administrator at many institutions of Higher education in the United States and Canada, the equivalent The chief information officer ( CIO) is a job title for the board level head of Information technology within an organization Athletic director (commonly "athletics director" is a position at many American Colleges and universities, as well as in larger High schools The president is Steven B. Sample and the provost is C. L. Max Nikias. Steven B Sample (born 1940) is the 10th and current President of the University of Southern California (1991– Chrysostomos L ("Max" Nikias is executive vice president and Provost (chief academic officer of the University of Southern California.
The College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, the Graduate School, and the 18 professional schools are each led by an academic dean. An academic administration is a branch of University or College employees responsible for the maintenance and supervision of the institution and separate from the USC occasionally awards emeritus titles to former administrators. There are currently six administrators ameriti.
The University of Southern California houses professional schools offering a number of varying disciplines among which include communication, law, dentistry, medicine, business, engineering, journalism, public policy, music, architecture, and Cinematic Arts. Marion McKinley Bovard was the first president of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles California. Joseph Pomeroy Widney ( December 26, 1841 &mdash July 4, 1938) was a Polymathic pioneer American Physician, medical topographer The Reverend George W White was the third president of the University of Southern California. George Finley Bovard was the fourth president of the University of Southern California. Rufus Bernhard von KleinSmid ( 1875 - 1964) was the Fifth President of the University of Southern California (1921–1947 Fred Dow Fagg Jr was president of the University of Southern California between 1947 and 1957 Norming Topping (1908 - 18 November, 1997) was the President of the University of Southern California between 1958 and 1970 John Randolph Hubbard (born in Belton Texas) was the eighth president of the University of Southern California between 1970 and 1980 James Herbert Zumberge (died April 15, 1992) was a geology professor renown Antarctic explorer and academic administrator Steven B Sample (born 1940) is the 10th and current President of the University of Southern California (1991– Law is a system of rules enforced through a set of Institutions used as an instrument to underpin civil obedience politics economics and society Dentistry' is the "evaluation diagnosis prevention and/or treatment (nonsurgical surgical or related procedures of diseases disorders and/or conditions of the oral cavity Medicine is the art and science of healing It encompasses a range of Health care practices evolved to maintain and restore Human Health by the A business (also called firm or an enterprise) is a legally recognized organizational entity designed to provide goods and/or services to Engineering is the Discipline and Profession of applying technical and scientific Knowledge and Journalism is the profession of writing or communicating formally employed by publications and broadcasters for the benefit of a particular Community of people Music is an Art form in which the medium is Sound organized in Time. The term architecture (from Greek αρχιτεκτονικήarchitektoniki) can be used to mean a process a profession or documentation 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. The Master of Professional Writing Program (referred to as MPW is a graduate writing program which offers a variety of courses at the University of Southern California 's College
The incoming freshman class for the 2006 fall term had an average unadjusted GPA of 3. In Education, a grade (or mark is a teacher's standardized Evaluation of a Student 's work 8 out of 4. 0 and an average SAT score of 2054 out of 2400. The SAT Reasoning Test (formerly Scholastic Aptitude Test and Scholastic Assessment Test) is a standardized test for College admissions in the USC has been a member of the Association of American Universities since 1969 and is the oldest private research university in the American West. The Association of American Universities (AAU is an Organization of leading research universities devoted to maintaining a strong system of academic Research Year 1969 ( MCMLXIX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
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. As the university administration considered cinematic skills too valuable to be kept to film industry professionals, the school opened its classes to the university at large in 1998.  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. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. The 's School of Cinematic Arts 's Interactive Media Division first accepted students in. 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. George Walton Lucas Jr (born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, producer, Screenwriter Ronald William Howard (born March 1 1954 is a director and producer as well as an Actor. Robert Lee "Bob" Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award - and Golden Globe -winning American Film director, John Frederick Milius (born April 11, 1944) is an American Screenwriter, director, and producer of Motion pictures Benjamin Burtt Jr (born July 12, 1948) is a four time Academy Award-winning Sound designer and sound editor for many famous and noteworthy films Bryan Singer (born September 17, 1965) is an American Film director and Film producer. On September 19, 2006, USC announced that George Lucas had donated US$175 million to expand the film school, the largest single donation to USC (and its fifth over $100 million). Events 335 - Dalmatius is raised to the rank of Caesar by his uncle Constantine I. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. 
A Department of Architecture was established at USC within the Roski School of Fine Arts in 1916, the first in Southern California. Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year Southern California, or So Cal, is defined as the southern portion of the U 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. Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The school has been home to teachers such as Richard Neutra, Ralph Knowles, A. Quincy Jones, William Pereira and Pierre Koenig. Richard Joseph Neutra ( April 8, 1892 &ndash April 16, 1970) is considered one of Modernism 's most important Architects Archibald Quincy Jones FAIA (1913 - 1979 was a prolific Los Angeles -based Architect and educator known for innovative buildings in the modernist William Leonard Pereira ( April 25, 1909 &ndash November 13, 1985) was an American Architect from Chicago, Pierre Koenig ( October 17, 1925 &ndash April 4, 2004) was an American architect The school of architecture can also claim notable alumni Frank Gehry, Thom Mayne, Raphael Soriano, Gregory Ain, and Pierre Koenig. Frank Owen Gehry CC (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize -winning Architect Thom Mayne (b January 19, 1944 in Waterbury Connecticut) is a widely recognized Los Angeles based Architect Raphael S Soriano, FAIA, ( August 1 1904 &ndash July 21 1988) was an influential architect and educator who helped define a period Gregory Ain ( March 28, 1908 &ndash January 9, 1988) was an American Architect active in the mid-20th century Two of the alumni have become Pritzker Prize winners, the highest award in architecture (often referred to as "the Nobel of architecture"). The Pritzker Architecture Prize is awarded annually by the Hyatt Foundation to honor "a living Architect whose built work demonstrates a combination of those The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature In 2006, Qingyun Ma , a distinguished Shanghai-based architect, was named dean of the school. 
Andrew and Erna Viterbi School of Engineering headed by Dean Yannis Yortsos, is currently ranked No. The Viterbi School of Engineering (formerly the USC School of Engineering is located at the University of Southern California in the United States. The Viterbi School of Engineering (formerly the USC School of Engineering is located at the University of Southern California in the United States. 8 nationally by U.S. News and World Report. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Its research centers have played a major role in development of multiple technologies, including early development of the Internet when USC researcher Jonathan Postel was an editor of communications-protocol for the fledgling internet, also known as ARPANET. The Internet is a global system of interconnected Computer networks Jonathan Bruce Postel (pəˈstɛl August 6 1943 – October 16 1998 made many significant contributions to the development of the Internet, particularly in the area The ARPANET ( Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) developed by ARPA of the United States Department of Defense, was the world's first operational  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. Seymour Ginsburg (1928-2004 was a pioneer of Automata theory Formal language theory and Database theory in particular and Computer science Irving Stoy Reed (born 1923 in Seattle, Washington) is a mathematician and engineer Leonard Max Adleman (born December 31, 1945) is a theoretical computer scientist and professor of Computer science and Molecular biology Solomon Wolf Golomb (b 1932 in Baltimore Maryland) is a mathematician and engineer a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California Barry W Boehm is known for his many contributions to software engineering Richard Ernest Bellman ( August 26, 1920 – March 19, 1984) was an applied mathematician, celebrated for his invention of Lloyd Richard Welch is a noted American Information theorist, and co-inventor of the Baum-Welch algorithm. 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. Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good The Viterbi School of Engineering (formerly the USC School of Engineering is located at the University of Southern California in the United States. Qualcomm ( is a wireless telecommunications research and development company based in San Diego California Andrew James Viterbi PhD (Bergamo (Italy March 9, 1935) is an Italian-American Electrical engineer and businessman 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; real estate developer Daniel J. For the valley nicknamed "Silicone Valley" see San Fernando Valley. Mark Stevens is a Venture capitalist at Sequoia Capital in Menlo Park, California. 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; Ming Hsieh, founder of Cogent Inc. Wind River Systems Inc is a publicly owned company providing Embedded systems development tools for embedded systems Middleware, and other types of Software Ming Hsieh (simplified Chinese 谢明 traditional Chinese 謝明 b , who named the Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering in 2006 with a $35 million gift, the largest ever to name such a department; and innovative Los Angeles real estate developer Sonny Astani, who named the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering with a $17 million gift in 2007.
The Annenberg School for Communication, founded in 1971, is among the most highly ranked communications programs in nation and is one of the two communication programs in the country endowed by Walter Annenberg (the other is at the University of Pennsylvania). Walter Hubert Annenberg ( March 13, 1908 – October 1, 2002) was an American billionaire publisher, philanthropist The University of Pennsylvania (also known as Penn) is a private University located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. The School of Journalism, which became part of the School for Communication in 1994, 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). 
In May 2006, USC's Board of Trustees and leaders traveled to China. While there, the university announced it would establish a research institute focusing on U. S. -China relations and trends in China. The USC U.S.-China Institute (USCI) was created in fall 2006 and immediately embarked upon an ambitious research, instructional, and service agenda. USCI has funded research into a variety of topics including the history of U. S. -China diplomatic exchanges, aging, property rights, environmental challenges, agricultural policy, new media, migration, and technology exchange. It has an extensive program of public conferences, performances, and talks and is providing in-service training for California teachers to aid them in bringing China alive in their classrooms.
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. The term liberal arts refers to a particular type of educational Curriculum broadly defined as a Classical education. Science (from the Latin scientia, meaning " Knowledge " or "knowing" is the effort to discover, and increase human understanding A full listing of academic subdivisions follows alphabetically by subject:
Current USC faculty have received the following honors: (as of November 2006)
The following figures are accurate as of the 2006-2007 academic year. The American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS is an organization dedicated to scholarship and the advancement of learning The American Association for the Advancement of Science (or AAAS) is an organization that promotes cooperation between Scientists defends scientific freedom encourages The American Philosophical Society is a discussion group founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin as an offshoot of his earlier club the Junto. Guggenheim Fellowships are American grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who The Institute of Medicine (IOM is one of the United States National Academies, and is a not-for-profit non-governmental American organization chartered in 1970 as a part of the United The United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE is a private non-profit institution which was founded in 1964 under the same congressional act that led to the founding of the 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 The Nobel Prize (Nobelpriset (Nobelprisen is a Swedish prize established in the 1895 will of Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel; it was first awarded in Peace, Literature The A M Turing Award is given annually by the Association for Computing Machinery to "an individual selected for contributions of a technical nature made to the computing
USC has a total enrollment of 33,389 students, of which 16,729 are at the undergraduate and 16,660 at the postgraduate levels.  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. This is a list of notable alumni faculty and students from the University of Southern California. The university has attracted more international students over the years than any other American university. International students are Students usually in early adulthood who study in foreign Educational institutions While most universities have official Currently, about 10 percent of USC's students represent over 115 countries and the university maintains international offices in several countries. [c] The student body encompasses 6,846 international students, more than any other university in the United States . 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.
The male-female ratio at USC is nearly 1:1, and 49% of new students come from out of state
The ethnic breakdown of undergraduates is:
For graduate and professional students:
For the 2007-2008 academic year, 33,754 students applied to the university.  8,550 of these students were admitted for an overal admissions rate of 25. 33%. Of these admits, 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, the middle 50% SAT composite scores were 1920 – 2180, 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. SCions is an organization for members of the University of Southern California Trojan Family that have other relatives that are also alumni of the school There were also 220 National Merit Scholar winners and 5 National Achievement Scholars in the admitted class. The National Merit Scholarship Program is a United States academic Scholarship competition for recognition and college scholarships administered by National Merit USC ranks among the top five schools in the nation in terms of its enrollment of National Merit Scholars.
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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. In Higher education, college and university rankings are listings of Universities and Liberal arts colleges in an order determined by any combination of USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D The Academic Ranking of World Universities is compiled by Shanghai Jiao Tong University ’s Institute of Higher Education and includes major institutes of higher education ranked Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based The Center for Measuring University Performance (CMUP is a research center at Arizona State University. The Washington Monthly is a monthly Magazine of United States Politics and Government that is based in Washington D Shanghai Jiao Tong University ( abbreviated Jiao Da (交大 or SJTU) located in Shanghai, is one of the oldest and most influential universities  Furthermore, in ranking overall departments, the Institute ranked USC's combined departments of engineering and computer sciences as 11th in the world; combined departments in the social sciences as 35th in the world; and combined departments of clinical medicine and pharmacy as 47th in the world. 
Likewise, The Times Higher Education Supplement ranked USC as the 36th best university in the country and 124th best in the world. Times Higher Education ( THE) formerly The Times Higher Education Supplement ( THES) is a magazine based 
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
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. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the  TheCenter at the University of Florida ranks USC at 12th as a Top American Research Universities. The University of Florida ( Florida or UF) is a public land-grant, sea-grant, space-grant major Research 
Rolling Stone ranks the USC Thornton School of Music as one of the Top Five music schools in the United States. Rolling Stone is a United States -based Magazine devoted to Music, Politics, and Popular culture that is published 
USC was ranked 27th overall in the country by U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Undergraduate Colleges in 2008. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common
The following are the rankings for some of the specific schools at USC:
USC is also among top 10 dream colleges in the United States. Princeton Review's "College Hopes & Worries" 2008 survey reports USC as the 9th dream college for students, just above UCLA which ranks as the 10th. 
These rankings of select schools are found in the 2009 U. S. News & World Report's. America's Best Graduate Schools
Selected Schools and Major Departments:
Selected programs: (ranked 2008)
Other news services rank graduate schools, such as the Wall Street Journal, which rankings are as follows:
There are currently 200,000 living Trojan alumni, with nearly 75% of all alumni living in California. USNews & World Report is an influential weekly American Newsmagazine published in Washington D Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5 1930 is a former American Astronaut, Test pilot, University Professor, and United States This is a list of notable alumni faculty and students from the University of Southern California. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean.  To keep alumni connected, the Trojan network consists of over 100 alumni groups on five continents. A common saying among those associated with the school is that one is a "Trojan for Life". 
Among the notable alumni of the University of Southern California have come prominent musicians, businessmen, athletes, actors, politicians, and those that have gained both national and international fame. This is a list of notable alumni faculty and students from the University of Southern California. This is a list of notable alumni faculty and students from the University of Southern California. Just a few of the many Trojan alumni include: Marcus Allen, Judd Apatow, Neil Armstrong, Reggie Bush, Jerry Buss, Warren Christopher, Chris DeWolfe, Will Ferrell, Nmon Ford, Mike Garrett, Frank Gehry, Tom Hicks, Marilyn Horne, James Horner, Terrence Lanni, Matt Leinart, George Lucas, Pat Nixon, Paul Orfalea, Carson Palmer, Sol Price, Charles Prince, John Ritter, Chris Lowell, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, Andrew Viterbi, John Wayne and Forest Whitaker. Marcus LeMarr Allen (born March 26 1960 in San Diego California) is a former American football player, and until recently affiliated with CBS as a game Judd Apatow (born December 6, 1967) is an American Film producer, director, and Screenwriter. Neil Alden Armstrong (born August 5 1930 is a former American Astronaut, Test pilot, University Professor, and United States Reginald Alfred Bush II (born March 2 1985 in San Diego Ca) is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Gerald Hatten “Jerry” Buss (born in 1934 is an American professional Basketball team owner a former Real estate developer and a Poker player Warren (Chris Minor Christopher (born October 27, 1925) is an American Diplomat, Lawyer, and Public servant. Chris DeWolfe (born 1966 is one of the creators of MySpace (along with Tom Anderson) John William "Will" Ferrell (ˈfærəl born July 16, 1967) is an American Comedian, Actor, Voice actor, Nmon Ford is a Panamanian - American born two-time Grammy award winning baritone noted primarily for his numerous appearances in Opera houses around Michael Lockett Garrett (born April 12, 1944 in Los Angeles California) is a former American football player who won the 1965 Heisman Trophy Frank Owen Gehry CC (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize -winning Architect Thomas O Hicks Sr (born 1946 in Dallas Texas but later moved to Port Arthur Texas) is a Dallas Businessman According to Forbes Magazine The American Opera singer Marilyn Horne (b January 16 1934 Bradford Pennsylvania) is a Mezzo-soprano who is particularly associated with James Roy Horner (born August 14 1953) is an American Composer of orchestral and film music J Terrence ("Terry" Lanni is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of MGM MIRAGE, one of the world's leading hotel and gaming companies headquartered Matthew Stephen Leinart (born May 11, 1983) is an American football Quarterback (QB for the Arizona Cardinals of the National George Walton Lucas Jr (born May 14, 1944) is an Academy Award -winning American Film director, producer, Screenwriter Thelma Catherine " Pat " Ryan Nixon (March 16 1912 &ndash June 22 1993 was the wife of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United Paul Orfalea (بول أورفاليا nicknamed "Kinko" because of his curly red hair born in Los Angeles, California to parents Carson Palmer (born December 27, 1979 in) is an American football Quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football Sol Price (born c 1916 is the founder of Fed Mart and Price Club (since merged into Costco) Charles O "Chuck" Prince III (born January 13 1950) is a former Chief executive officer (CEO and Chairman of Citigroup Jonathan Southworth “John” Ritter ( September 17, 1948 &ndash September 11 Christopher "Chris" Lowell (born on October 17, 1984 in Atlanta Georgia) is an American Actor. General H Norman Schwarzkopf (also known as '''"Stormin' Norman"''' and '''"The Bear"''') (b Andrew James Viterbi PhD (Bergamo (Italy March 9, 1935) is an Italian-American Electrical engineer and businessman John Wayne ( May 26, 1907 &ndash June 11, 1979) was an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award -winning American Forest Steven Whitaker (born July 15 1961 is an American actor producer, and director.
Famous USC faculty include: Jane Goodall, Leonard Maltin, Simon Ramo, Susan Estrich, Todd Boyd, Drew Casper, Aimee Bender, T.C. Boyle, Janet Fitch, Thomas Crow, Tomlinson Holman, Warren Bennis, Paul Orfalea, George Olah, Leonard Adleman and Solomon Golomb. Dame Jane Goodall, DBE (born Valerie Jane Morris Goodall on 3 April 1934) is an English UN Messenger of Peace primatologist Leonard Maltin (born December 18, 1950) is an American Film critic and Film Historian. Simon Ramo (born May 13, 1913) is an American physicist engineer and business leader Susan Estrich (born December 16 1952) is a Lawyer, Professor, Author, political operative Feminist Advocate Dr Todd Boyd, American academic is the Katherine and Frank Price Endowed Chair for the Study of Race and Popular Culture and Professor of Critical Studies in Joseph Andrew "Drew" Casper is a Professor of Critical Studies in the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and considered Aimee Bender (born June 28, 1969) is an American Novelist and short story writer known for her surreal plots and characters T Coraghessan Boyle (also known as TC Boyle, born Thomas John Boyle on December 2, 1948) is a U Janet Fitch (born 1955 is most famously known as the Author of the Oprah's Book Club Novel White Oleander, which became a 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 audio engineer and inventor of film technologies notably the Lucasfilm THX sound system Warren Gamaliel Bennis (born March 8, 1925) is an American scholar organizational consultant and author who is widely regarded as a pioneer of the contemporary Paul Orfalea (بول أورفاليا nicknamed "Kinko" because of his curly red hair born in Los Angeles, California to parents George Andrew Olah (born May 22, 1927 in Budapest, as Oláh György) is a Hungarian -born American Chemist. Leonard Max Adleman (born December 31, 1945) is a theoretical computer scientist and professor of Computer science and Molecular biology Solomon Wolf Golomb (b 1932 in Baltimore Maryland) is a mathematician and engineer a professor of electrical engineering at the University of Southern California
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The USC Libraries are among the oldest private academic research libraries in California. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. 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. American literature refers to written or literary work produced in the area of the United States and Colonial America. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and Philosophy is the study of general problems concerning matters such as existence knowledge truth beauty justice validity mind and language Gerontology (from Greek γερο gero, "old age" and λόγος Logos, "speech" lit The German people (Deutsche are an Ethnic group, in the sense of sharing a common German culture, descent and speaking the German language as Korean studies is an academic discipline focusing on the study of Korea. Natural history is the Scientific research of Plants or Animals leaning more towards the Observational than Experimental methods Southern California, or So Cal, is defined as the southern portion of the U
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.
Announced in June 2006, the testimonies of 52,000 survivors, rescuers and others involved in the Holocaust will now be housed in the USC College of Letters, Arts & Sciences as a part of the newly formed USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The Holocaust (from the Greek el ''ὁλόκαυστον'' (el-Latn holókauston holos, "completely" and kaustos, "burnt" also known as The USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education formerly Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation is a nonprofit organization established by 
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.
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. Microforms are any form either films or paper containing microreproductions of documents for transmission storage reading and printing A photograph (often shortened to photo) is an Image created by Light falling on a light-sensitive surface usually Photographic film or an electronic Annually, reference transactions number close to 50,000 and approximately 1,100 instructional presentations are made to 16,000 participants.  The University of Southern California Library system is among the top 35 largest university library systems in the United States. 
USC athletics participates in the NCAA Division I-A Pacific Ten Conference and has won 108 total team national championships, 88 of which are NCAA National Championships. The phrase "USC Trojans" also refers to the University of Southern California student body in general The phrase "USC Trojans" also refers to the University of Southern California student body in general The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations Division I (or D-I) is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States The Pacific-10 Conference ( Pac-10) is a college athletic conference which operates in the western United States. The National Collegiate Athletic Association ( NCAA, often pronounced "N-C-Double-A" is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions conferences organizations USC's cross-town rival is UCLA, with whom there is fierce athletic and scholastic competition. The University of California Los Angeles (generally known as UCLA) is a public research university located in Westwood Los Angeles, California, United USC's rivalry with Notre Dame - generally limited to football - predates the UCLA rivalry by three years. The University of Notre Dame du Lac (or simply Notre Dame) (ˌnoʊtɚˈdeɪm is a private Roman Catholic Research university located in The UCLA-USC rivalry is the College rivalry between two universities located in Los Angeles California: the University of California Los Angeles 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. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with 
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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:
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". A marching band is in the broadest terms a group of performers that consist of instrumental Musicians and sometimes dance teams / color guard who generally perform The Spirit of Troy, also known as the University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band (TMB self-described as "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. The 1932 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event which was celebrated in 1932 The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held 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. Events 1132 - Battle of Nocera between Ranulf II of Alife and Roger II of Sicily. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ESPN, originally an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American Cable television network dedicated to
The band was notable in the late 1970s for its appearance on the title track of the 1979 Fleetwood Mac album Tusk, which went on to be a multi-platinum record. See also Musical groups established in 1979 Record labels established in 1979 1979 in music (UK Fleetwood Mac are a British / American Tusk is a Double album released in 1979 (see 1979 in music) by Fleetwood Mac. Additionally, the band later played on another multi-platinum Fleetwood Mac album, The Dance (1997). The Dance is a live performance by the band Fleetwood Mac, released on CD and VHS in 1997, and later on DVD.  The Spirit of Troy and UCLA Bruin Marching Band are the only two college marching bands to have played on platinum records. 
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!". The Offspring (sometimes referred to simply as Offspring) are a popular and influential American Bryan Keith Holland, (born December 29, 1966) better known under his pseudonym of Dexter Holland, is the singer and rhythm guitarist for the Californian Outkast (typeset as OutKast) is a Grammy Award -winning American hip hop duo based out of East Point Georgia, a city "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Following in 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. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Chinese New Year is the most important of the Traditional Chinese holidays. The Trojan Marching Band performed at the 2005 World Expo in Nagoya, Japan. is the third-largest incorporated city and the fourth most populous urban area in 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). Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest
The band has also, for many years, performed the 1812 Overture with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra (or occasionally with other orchestras) each year at the Hollywood Bowl "Tchaikovsky Spectacular. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote the Festival Overture "The Year 1812" in E major, Op The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil LAP or LAPO is an American Orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, United States The Hollywood Bowl is a famous modern Amphitheatre in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles California, USA, that is used primarily for music Performances "
The band also recently appeared at the finale of American Idol 2008, backing Renaldo Lapuz in instrumentation of his original song "We're Brothers Forever. American Idol, with the full title American Idol The Search for a Superstar for the first season only is an American reality-competition Renaldo Lapuz (born December 18, 1962) is a American who auditioned on the seventh season of the television series American Idol "
The Daily Trojan has been the student newspaper of USC since 1912 and is a primary source of news and information for the campus. The Daily Trojan, or "DT" is the official Student newspaper of the University of Southern California. A newspaper is a written Publication containing News, information and Advertising, usually printed on low-cost paper called Newsprint. 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 assassination of John F Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday November 22 1963 in Dallas Texas The 1984 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIII Olympiad, were an International Multi-sport event held in Los Angeles, The Los Angeles riots of 1992, also known as the Rodney King uprising or the Rodney King riots, were sparked on April 29, 1992 when a jury
USC's yearbook is the student-run El Rodeo. A yearbook, also known as an annual is a book to record highlight and commemorate the past year of a School or a book published annually The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly 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. 
"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!"
Founded in 1969, the USC Song Girls appear at all football games as well as basketball and volleyball games. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m Volleyball is an Olympic team sport in which two teams of 6 active players (5 normal players and one 'libero' are separated by a net that is usually four feet 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.  Unlike other college cheer teams, Song Girls are primarily dance squad and do not perform gymnastics, stunts or lead cheers. 
Founded in 1919, the USC Yell Leaders worked closely with the Spirit of Troy and the Song Girls to lead cheers and perform stunts to rally Trojan fans at football, basketball, and volleyball games. The sweater-clad team consisted of all men for most of its existence, though the squad later opened itself up to applicants from both sexes and did feature one female Yell Leader in 1998.  They were disbanded by the University before the 2006 season and replaced by the co-ed Spirit Leaders. 
The Spirit Leaders, established before the 2006-2007 season, lead chants and motivate the crowds during Trojan football, basketball, volleyball, water polo, soccer, and baseball games and, like the Song Girls, travel with the team to post-season events such as bowl games and the NCAA Basketball Tournament. 
The Greek Community, making up approximately a fifth of the student body, has had a long and influential history on the campus. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal Centered on a portion of on West 28th Street known as "The Row", located between Figueroa Street and Hoover Street just north of campus, USC's Greek system began soon after the school's founding in the 1880s. Figueroa Street is a street in Los Angeles County California named for General José Figueroa (1792 – 9 September 1835 governor of Alta California from 1833 to 
With 20 fraternities and 10 sororities in the Interfraternity Council (IFC) and Panhellenic Council (PHC), respectively, the USC Greek community has over 2,650 members and is one of the largest on the West Coast. It regularly participates in Homecoming and Songfest, and the community's philanthropic efforts and success in philanthropic leadership annually raise 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 over 50 years old.
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. Student affairs staff are responsible for academic advising and support services delivery at Colleges and Universities in the United States and abroad
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.
In addition to USG, residents within university housing are governed by the University Residential Student Community, also known as URSC. URSC is composed of five boards: 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 weekly 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.
For much of the late 20th century, USC has had a reputation for being a politically conservative campus. Conservatism is a term used to describe political philosophies that favour Tradition, where tradition refers to various religious cultural or nationally defined  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. The Governor of California is the highest executive authority in the state government whose responsibilities include making annual "State of the State" addresses  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. The Watergate scandals were a series of Political scandals during the presidency of Richard Nixon that resulted in the Indictment of several of Nixon's  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. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. In the 1960s, student politics between conservative factions were notoriously corrupt, reaching a level that found its way into the screenplay for All the President's Men; the term ratfucking originates from that period. All the President's Men is a 1976 film based on the 1974 non-fiction book by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the two journalists investigating Ratfucking is an American Slang term for political Sabotage or Dirty tricks. [f]
The conservative majority has recently begun to give way to an increasingly liberal voice, which has been attributed to the growing diversity, both regional and ethnic, of the student body; student membership in the USC Democrats has surpassed that of the USC Republicans in recent years. 
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. The USC School of Cinematic Arts, until 2006 named the School of Cinema-Television (CNTV is a Film school within the University of Southern California 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. The University of Oxford (informally "Oxford University" or simply "Oxford" located in the city of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England is the 
Movies filmed at USC include Forrest Gump, Legally Blonde, Road Trip, The Girl Next Door, Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle,Blue Chips, Ghostbusters, Live Free or Die Hard, The Number 23 and The Graduate. Forrest Gump is a 1994 Comedy film based on the 1986 novel of the same name by Winston Groom and the name of the title character Legally Blonde is a 2001 Comedy film starring Reese Witherspoon, produced by Marc E This article is about the film Road Trip For the PlayStation 2 video game see Road Trip Adventure. The Girl Next Door is a 2004 Teen film starring Emile Hirsch and Elisha Cuthbert. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle (released in some countries as Harold & Kumar Get the Munchies) is a 2004 stoner Comedy film Blue Chips is a 1994 Drama film about Basketball, starring Nick Nolte as a college coach and real-life basketball Zuul redirects here For the videogame see Zool. Ghostbusters (titled on-screen as Ghost Busters) is Live Free or Die Hard, released as Die Hard 40 outside the United States is a 2007 Action film, and the fourth installment in The Number 23 is a suspense Film starring Jim Carrey, Virginia Madsen, and Danny Huston, directed by Joel The Graduate is a American comedy / drama / Romance film directed by Mike Nichols, based on the novel of the same name by 
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, Monk and Gilmore Girls. Cold Case is an American Police procedural Television series revolving around a fictionalized Philadelphia Police Department division Entourage is an Emmy Award -winning HBO original series created by Doug Ellin that chronicles the rise of Vincent Chase — a 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American action Drama Television series. This article is about the FOX television series For the location from which the series derives its name see Orange County California. Beverly Hills 90210 was a Prime time television drama series that aired from October 4, 1990 to May 17, 2000 on Saved by the Bell The College Years is a Sequel to the Saved by the Bell series which ran from September 14, 1993 The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air is an award winning American television sitcom that originally aired on NBC from September 10 1990 to May 20 1996 House, also known as House MD, is an American Medical drama, which debuted on the FOX network on November 16 2004 Undeclared is an American Television series that aired on Fox during the 2001&ndash2002 TV season Alias is an American " Spy-fi " television series created by J Monk is an American Dramedy series created by Andy Breckman and starring Tony Shalhoub as the title character Gilmore Girls was an Emmy Award -winning Golden Globe -nominated American Comedy-drama series created by Amy Sherman-Palladino 
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. Ten candidates vied for the nomination including retired four-star general Wesley Clark, former Vermont Governor Howard Dean, John Edwards 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 television show broadcast by ABC. Filmed at the University of Southern California, The Scholar is the first reality television The Best Damn Sports Show Period is a sports Talk show on Fox Sports Net and Comcast SportsNet. 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. THX is a trade name of a high-fidelity sound reproduction standard for movie theaters screening rooms home theaters computer speakers gaming consoles and car audio systems
a. A geographic coordinate system enables every location on the Earth to be specified in three coordinates using mainly a spherical coordinate system. ^ The acronym "USC" is a registered trademark of the University. A trademark or trade mark, represented by the symbols ™ and ®, or mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual 
b. ^ 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. A media guide is a sports-related Press kit, distributed as a book or binder and published by American sporting teams before the start of the sporting season 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. A trademark or trade mark, represented by the symbols ™ and ®, or mark is a distinctive sign or indicator used by an individual "
c. ^ Specifically Hong Kong, China; Jakarta, Indonesia; Taipei, Taiwan; Mexico City; and Tokyo, Japan. Hong Kong ( officially the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, is a territory located on China 's south coast on the Pearl River Delta, and borders Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta) is the Capital and largest city of Indonesia. The Republic of Indonesia ( (Republik Indonesia is a Country in Southeast Asia. Taipei ( Taiwanese Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Tâi-pak-chhī Jhuyin Fuhao: ㄊㄞˊ ㄅㄟˇ ㄕˋ Hakka: Thòi-pet-sṳ has been the capital of Taiwan ( Taiwanese: Tâi-oân/Tāi-oân (historically 大灣/台員/大員/台圓/大圓/台窩灣 is an Island in East Asia. Mexico City (in Spanish: Ciudad de México, México DF, México or simply Méjico) is the Capital city of Mexico officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. USC International Offices
d. ^ The NCAA does not conduct a championship for Division I-A football. Instead, teams are awarded championships by various private organizations, currently the recognized championships are awarded by the Associated Press poll and the Bowl Championship Series --however not always in unison. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio The Bowl Championship Series ( BCS) is a selection system designed to give the top two teams in the NCAA FBS Bowl Subdivision System an opportunity to compete in a "national
e. ^ The precise colors can be found on the USC Graphic Identity Program website: the correct Pantone color for USC Cardinal is PMS 201C) and USC Gold is PMS 123C. Pantone Inc is a corporation headquartered in Carlstadt, New Jersey, USA
f. ^ Carl Bernstein speaking to Donald Segretti: "At USC, you had a word the this--screwing up the opposition you all did it at college and called it ratfucking. Carl Bernstein (pronounced BERN-steen ˈbɜrnstiːn (born February 14, 1944) is an American journalist who as a reporter for The Donald Henry Segretti (born September 17, 1941 in San Marino California) was a political operative for the Committee Ratfucking is an American Slang term for political Sabotage or Dirty tricks. "