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Innovation and Technology Transfer in Universities

independence. This allows the institute the flexibility of looking across the entire university ? from the medical school to the engineering school ? in search of promising new technologies. As…

Annual Address to the Faculty 2007

privilege of delivering the keynote address to the Annual Forum of the College Board. As you know, the College Board is the organization behind the SAT, the GRE, and AP…

Annual Address to the Faculty

…broadest array of minors of any university in the country. There were 79 Renaissance Scholars in the program’s first graduating class in 2000. Last year there were 215, and we’ve…

Annual Address to the Faculty

of the Ivy League institutions. But the fact is, the better we become, the harder we must work in order to recruit an outstanding freshman class. I would therefore ask…

The President’s Leadership Retreat

…not my intention to belittle all the good things profit-seeking corporations do, including all the good things they do for USC. But the university is different. The mission of the

Annual Address to the Faculty 2006

have been technological, such as the Internet and the World Wide Web; some have been intellectual, such as the eclipse of Freudianism, or the development of a better understanding of…

2000 USC Commencement Address

not just talking about the cultured leaders, but also the average citizens. Then came the communication technologies of the 20th century. The telephone, the radio and the television were marvelous…

Two Important Tools for Advancing Science and Technology

people. The second quality that is important in our work as scientists and technologists is an awareness of our common humanity. Increasingly, what happens in one corner of the world

Two Important Tools for Advancing Science and Technology

people. The second quality that is important in our work as scientists and technologists is an awareness of our common humanity. Increasingly, what happens in one corner of the world

An excerpt from The Contrarian’s Guide to Leadership

time won’t necessarily succeed in a different context at the same time, or in the same context at a different time. The very concept of leadership is elusive and tricky….

2005 Commencement Address

the American Civil War. Subsequent archaeological expeditions revealed that, in fact, there were actually nine cities of Troy, each built atop the ruins of the previous community. Rejecting the precedent…

Rufus B. von KleinSmid

state psychologist, founding the American Association of Criminal Psychology and establishing laboratories for research in criminal psychology in the state’s penal institutions. In 1914, von KleinSmid became president of the

2010 Commencement Address

speakers exhort the graduating class about the unlimited opportunities they have before them to pursue rewarding careers or change the world in some fundamental way. My purpose this morning is…

Three Questions

passed muster! Typically commencement speakers exhort the graduating class about the unlimited opportunities they have before them to pursue rewarding careers or change the world in some fundamental way. My…

Say ‘No’ to Our Schools’ Status Quo

And when they do, the punitive consequences for the universities they leave behind are severe. America’s colleges and universities are truly the envy of the world. They are an indication…

USC Specific Plan

to the neighborhood and the university. Beginning in 2005, the university involved the community in the planning process through a series of more than 70 meetings with University Park community…

Message to USC Ambassadors – April 2019

in the world. Our commencement speaker will be the Honorable Karen Bass, who represents USC’s district in Congress, and this year, we also graduate the inaugural class of students from…

In Your Hands a Sacred Trust

their part, must understand that the decisions they make today are made for the long term. In his book The Uses of the University, Clark Kerr observed that since the

Geoffrey Garrett

as the President of the Pacific Council on International Policy. Additionally, Garrett’s previous administrative appointments include service as dean of the business schools at both the University of Sydney (where…

Steven B. Sample

the USC Rossier School of Education. USC’s Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life (later renamed the Casden Institute) is created. USC’s Schools of Public Administration…