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April 2nd, 2019
Shaun R. Harper
Shaun R. Harper

USC race expert to lead nation’s largest ed research group

Shaun R. Harper has been elected president of the American Educational Research Association

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March 29th, 2019
William G. Tierney
Professor William G. Tierney delivers the 41st Pullias Lecture. In a speech that drew on family history and observations from his time in academe, Tierney argued higher education must be better about fighting for democracy. (Photo/Rebecca Aranda)

Higher education must be a better steward of democracy, scholar argues

William G. Tierney says higher education is having an identity crisis

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March 6th, 2019
Adrian Huerta will join the USC Rossier faculty.

Expert on equity for boys, men of color to join faculty

Incoming assistant professor Adrian Huerta studies gang-affiliated youth

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March 6th, 2019
Hilda Heine EdD '04 (left) receives an honor from USC Rossier Dean Karen Symms Gallagher at a Centennial celebration event in Oahu. Heine spoke about the challenges she faces as president of the Marshall Islands. (Photo/Eugene Kam)

In Hawaii, a celebration of leadership and legacy

Alumna speaks on leading a country through crisis

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March 5th, 2019
Student Services Advisor Anna Chiang talks with Jessica Gibson, assistant dean for student services. Gibson helps ensure the integrity of academic programs. (Photo/Ross Brenneman)

Bringing fairness to student affairs

As an arbiter of issues facing students, Jessica Gibson wants everyone to feel heard

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February 20th, 2019

To help children, alumna literally runs across the world

PhD alum completed World Marathon Challenge, a major feat spanning every continent

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November 20th, 2018
John King speaking with USC Hybrid High School students
John B. King Jr., president and CEO of The Education Trust, talks with students from USC Hybrid High School following his delivery of the USC Rossier Centennial Lecture. (Photo/Brian Morri)

John B. King Jr.: Educators must teach for social justice

In a personal speech, the former education secretary suggested strategies for equity

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October 30th, 2018
Tarana Burke giving speech
#MeToo Movement founder Tarana Burke speaks at the Law and Policy for Colleges and Universities conference. "What surprised me was that we were able to have a national conversation and practice some level of accountability," Burke told the audience. (Photo/Josh Krause)

Higher ed makes space to ask who is valued

An annual conference on law and policy at universities brings student identity to forefront

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October 5th, 2018
Yasemin Copur-Gencturk
Assistant Professor of Education Yasemin Copur-Gencturk teaches how to teach fractions at a class at USC Center. Copur-Gencturk has received nearly $5 million in federal grants to improve how math teachers learn. (Photo/Ross Brenneman)

To improve math education, professor starts with teacher prep

Backed by major grants, Yasemin Copur-Gencturk envisions better approaches to how math teachers learn

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September 12th, 2018
Gale Sinatra
Gale

New grant funds augmented-reality work with La Brea Tar Pits

Discoveries from the iconic excavation site will be the linchpin in an effort to understand how to most effectively use AR technology.

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