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University Professor and historian Kevin Starr is inducted into the California Hall of Fame.


USC opens its sixth international office (and fifth in Asia) in Seoul, South Korea.


USC ranks number one on the list “Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best College and University Civic Partnerships,” and scores highly on others.


USC breaks ground for the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.


The USC Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics is created, engaging students with the humanities and a particular focus on ethics and values.


The university announces the creation of the USC U.S.-China Institute.


The Princeton Review selects USC as one of 81 “Colleges with a Conscience” based on its outstanding record of community involvement.


The Los Angeles City Council dubs January 21 “USC Trojans’ Day in L.A.” to honor the university’s 2003 football, women’s volleyball, and men’s water polo teams.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security selects USC as its first Homeland Security Center of Excellence.


At the close of the “Building on Excellence” campaign, USC has raised $2.85 billion in nine years, a record in higher education fundraising.


USC’s Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts opens as the country’s first and only fully digital filmmaking training facility.


USC launches the Institute for Creative Technologies, a partnership between the university, the U.S. Army and the entertainment industry.


In appreciation for a $110 million gift, USC’s medical school is renamed the Keck School of Medicine of USC.


Alfred Mann gives $112.5 million to establish the Alfred E. Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at USC.