We posted yesterday about the news from UC-Berkeley that many earthquake-prone buildings are located in southern California - including in Westwood. The Westwood-Century City Patch, in picking up the story from the LA Times, blamed USC instead of UC-B, at least in the headline. See above. Probably just as well. Who wants to be the … Continue reading USC Has a Bad Patch
The governor is to propose his budget for 2014-15 this coming Friday. And although the budget is baked by now, this headline from the LA Now blog of the LA Times can't hurt as the budget process proceeds between now and June. The guv loves online ed and he can't give the money to USC. … Continue reading Tops
Yes, to meet the academic challenge, what we need is a Grand Hotel. It must be so because we are directing large sums and a major area of the central campus to the project which has its groundbreaking today. So strike up the (hotel) band!
The LA Times today has a behind-the-scenes story of the recruitment by USC of the neurology lab entourage:...Some colleagues in Westwood were aware that Toga and Thompson "were having conversations" with USC but didn't know the specifics, said John Mazziotta, chairman of UCLA's neurology department and executive vice dean of the medical school. The Bruins … Continue reading Brain Drain Story
The Regents are meeting today and tomorrow. While they are considering UCLA's loss of the neurology lab (see our earlier post), they can also consider this headline from a USC news release that was highlighted today in Inside Higher Ed:: Music Industry Icons and Entrepreneurs Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre Give $70 Million to Create the … Continue reading Straws in the Wind
Today's LA Times carries the story of two neuroscientists recruited by USC from UCLA:Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson will move to the USC Keck School of Medicine campus next fall, along with scores of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and staffers who now work at UCLA's Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, known as LONI. In establishing a … Continue reading Lessons to be Learned
From Inside Higher Ed today:The philosophy department at... the University of Southern California has hired almost a dozen new professors in the last decade. USC's hiring has caused the program to rocket up 35 spots on the Philosophical Gourmet Report, which ranks graduate programs in philosophy based on the reputation of their faculty members. "[N]o … Continue reading Meanwhile, from across town…
Some readers of this blog may recall the popular TV series from the late 1980s and early 1990s: LA Law. Folk wisdom at the time was that applications to the UCLA law school went up during the show’s run and dropped when it was cancelled. In any case, things are not what they were according … Continue reading What Happened to LA Law?
USC recently announced a gift from philanthropist Glorya Kaufman to establish a new school of dance. In a radio interview on KCRW, Kaufman said she had given money for renovation of a dance building at UCLA but the building wasn't being used as intended. Excerpt:...Glorya Kaufman, the philanthropist funding USC’s new dance school, won’t reveal … Continue reading The Money That Danced Away
Neon Tommy is an online student news service of the USC Annenberg School. The service features a news item dated Nov. 28 which reviews UC's "Onward" fundraising campaign. That's right; USC is reviewing UC. What is interesting about the piece is what isn't in it. Back in the day - say, the 1950s or 1960s … Continue reading Neon Tommy Report on UC Fundraising