Innovative Young Engineers Selected to Participate in NAE’s 2019 U.S. Frontiers of Engineering Symposium

Two USC junior faculty – Paul Bogdan and Eun Ji Chung, of 82 of the nation’s brightest young engineers have been selected to take part in the National Academy of Engineering’s (NAE) 25th annual U.S. Frontiers of Engineering (USFOE) symposium. Early-career engineers who are performing exceptional engineering research and technical work in a variety of disciplines will come together for the two-and-a-half day event. The participants — from industry, academia, and government — were nominated by fellow engineers or organizations.

“The USFOE symposium is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together bright young engineers from different technical areas to spark innovative ideas and to facilitate, what often turn out to be, career-long collaborations,” said NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. “When you foster a creative space for engineers to collaborate and work together, experience shows that the possibilities are endless.” Click here for more information.

Launch of New Website Designed as USC’s First Centralized Online Platform for Veterans

For more than a century, USC has supported U.S. veterans and military communities.  But have you ever wondered about the history of this enduring friendship or maybe you simply want to find out about USC’s latest military programs or resources?

Well, then USC has launched a new website just for you!

The site is USC’s first centralized online platform for all things veteran related and it can be found at


Navigating the University: New Faculty Onboarding

This year’s Navigating the University: New Faculty Onboarding retreat will be held Monday, August 19 from 1:00-4:00pm at the California Science Center’s Wallis Annenberg Building in Exposition Park (across the street from USC’s University Park Campus). The event offers new faculty from all disciplines, appointment types and levels the opportunity to learn about campus-wide resources available at USC. It’s also a great way to meet fellow faculty from across the university. The retreat will feature sessions on professional development, teaching and USC culture. Following the presentations, please join Interim Provost, Elizabeth Graddy and new colleagues for an informal meet and greet over refreshments and appetizers in the Bamboo Garden. If interested in attending or for any questions, please contact Special Events Program Coordinator, Omar Villa, at

$50 Million Provost Initiative on Fostering Our Diverse Community

In his November 1, 2018 memo, Provost Quick outlined important new steps in USC’s ongoing efforts to foster diversity in our academic community. The first of these new initiatives is an ambitious joint program in which the Office of the Provost, working with the schools, will allocate a total of $50 million in new funds to match funding that schools employ towards the promotion of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Training to Foster Diversity in Faculty Hiring