||Amidst the Pakistan Earthquake
One Student’s Personal Story
By Laila Karamally
The tears first fell when I was in the air, looking down at
the devastation below. From what looked like one blurry horizon
to another, once fragile homes now lay like piles of broken
matchsticks along the scarred mountainsides below. The 7.6 earthquake
had left in its wake 86,000 dead and 2.9 million displaced,
their lives strewn across 30,000 square miles of once tranquil,
lush green valleys and the famed setting for Shangri-la.
Feb. 22 - 24, 2006.
||International Colloquium to Explore Evidence-based Public Policy
Too often, overzealous politicians rally voter support to initiate public policies based on little or no solid evidence to back them up. Many of these policies are rooted in social, behavioral and educational interventions that frequently prove ineffective, even causing more harm than good. An international network of interdisciplinary scholars, professionals and policymakers called the Campbell Collaboration hopes to change that.
|Century of Engagement Panel
||Korean-American Leaders Discuss Their Roles in Today's Society
Influential Korean-American leaders and scholars convened in a
public symposium, centered on the theme, “The Korean Community
in the United States: A Century of Engagement,” on Dec. 2,
2005, at the USC Davidson Conference Center.
|Harry Potter Spells Success
Not even Lord Voldemort could have kept away the fans who turned out for the advance screening of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" on Nov. 13, 2005, on the Warner Bros. studio lot. The 500-seat Steven J. Ross Theatre was packed with Harry Potter enthusiasts of all ages, some who even donned "magical" attire, to welcome the fourth release in the popular witchcraft series featuring the world's favorite wizard-in-training. Guests were treated to a reception following the movie, which included a tour of the Warner Bros. Museum to examine Harry Potter costumes and a photo opportunity with the Sorting Hat. The benefit raised more than $100,000 to help fund USC School of Social Work scholarships. Special thanks to Wendy Smith Meyer, Barry Meyer and Warner Bros. for making the event possible.
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The USC School of Social Work’s brick campaign has raised more than $100,000. Proceeds fund the Legacy Scholarship, which helps pave the way for a new generation of students pursuing a social work education. A $250 personalized, engraved brick in the courtyard of the Social Work Center is a meaningful way to give back to the school, honor a loved one or celebrate a birthday, milestone or holiday. Hurry, the campaign ends March 31! Learn More