Trustee, researcher honored
Wallis Annenberg was presented with the University Medallion and Mark Humayun received the Presidential Medallion at the 36th Academic Honors Convocation.
The annual Robotics Open House gives visiting schoolchildren a chance to see how the next generation of robots will aid society in health, education, environmental protection, homeland security and communication — and maybe inspire a future engineer or two.
Arthur Toga saw the disease ravage his grandmother, then his aunt, finally his mother. Now, as director of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, he and his colleagues are transforming what scientists know about the illness that affects 1 in 3 seniors.
The medical pioneer and best-selling author will deliver the keynote at the nondenominational interfaith celebration one day before the university’s 134th commencement. Time magazine has described Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship — a likely indicator of future academic success — is difficult to get. USC students’ success at winning these fellowships, which provide a $34,000 annual stipend as well as tuition money, has grown steadily since 2015.