2000.01.31.USC_Chronicle by xiaoyounan


									                                                  Chronicle                                                                                  USC: Time Magazine’s College of the Year 2000
                                                                                                                                                        Published for the USC Faculty & Staff

       January 31, 2000
                                                  Entertainment Center Debuts                                                                                        Dean Bice
                                                                                                                                                                     Will Return
                                                                                                                                                                     to Teaching
                                                                                                                                                                     by Meg Sullivan

                                                                                                                                                                     SCOTT BICE, the USC Law School
                                                                                                                                                                     graduate who went on to become
                                                                                                                                                                     one of the school’s most popular
                                                                                                                                                                     and longest-serving deans, has
                                                                                                                                                                     announced that he will return to
                                                                                                                                                                     teaching effective June 30.
                                                                                                                                                                         A search committee co-chaired
                                                                                                                                                                     by USC Marshall School of
                                                                                                                                                                     Business Dean Randolph Wester-
                                                                                                                                                                     field and Provost Lloyd Armstrong
          Remembering                                                                                                                                                Jr. has been formed to find his
      Martin Luther King Jr.                                                                                                                                         replacement. The committee is
    in song, dance and oratory                                                                                                                                       expected to make its recommen-
                                                                                                                                                                     dations within the next several

                     4                                                                                                                                               months, with the new dean in
                                                                                                                                                                     place by the 2000-2001 academic
                                                                                                                                                                         Bice, who has the third-longest
                                                                                                                                                                     tenure of a currently seated dean
                                                                                                                                                                     at an American Bar Association-
                                                                                         Martin Kaplan, left, and Geoffrey Cowan, right, meet with Norman Lear,
                                                  by Alfred G. Kildow                                                                                                accredited law school, has led the
                                                                                         whose gift of $5 million is helping to finance USC’s new interdisciplinary
                                                                                         program for the study of entertainment.
                                                                                                                                                                     USC institution since 1980. Accord-

                                                            SC HAS LAUNCHED a                                                                                        ing to the ABA, the average
                                                            bold new academic ini-                                                                                   length of service for an American
                                                            tiative that aims to study   munication. He and his colleague     public policy center named in          law school dean is less than five
                                                            entertainment, taking        and close collaborator in the ini-   Lear’s honor. Kaplan is the direc-     years.
                                                  academe’s first serious look at         tiative, Annenberg Dean Geoffrey     tor.
                                                  understanding and engaging the         Cowan, didn’t come to that con-                                          BICE’S TENURE has been marked
      Lights, camera, action                      power of entertainment in all its      clusion all at once, but over many   THE FORMAL organization of the      by a dramatic improvement in the
    – the “Nutty Professor II”                    dimensions.                            years.                               Norman Lear Center has its roots    school’s quality, a near doubling of
     film crew visits campus                           “Entertainment is overwhelm-            By the time their observation   in funding from Provost Lloyd       the size of its facility and three
                                                  ing practically every part of          completely jelled, they were in a    Armstrong Jr. “What’s so promis-    successful fund-raising campaigns.

                     8                            people’s lives – news, politics,
                                                  education, religion, law, architec-
                                                  ure, fashion, business technology.”
                                                                                         position to do something about it.
                                                                                              Last week they joined with
                                                                                         legendary entertainment figure
                                                                                                                              ing about this initiative is that so
                                                                                                                              many of our most distinguished
                                                                                                                              professors from all across the dis-
                                                                                                                                                                      The current $50 million cam-
                                                                                                                                                                  paign is expected to conclude this
                                                                                                                                                                  fall, making it the most successful
                                                      That is the observation of         and civil rights activist Norman     ciplines and schools are actively   fund-raising effort in the school’s
                                                  Martin Kaplan, associate dean of       Lear to announce the founding of     engaged in its work,” Armstrong     history. The law school calculates
                                                  the Annenberg School for Com-          a multidisciplinary research and                     continued on page 5 that it ranks seventh in the nation
                                                                                                                                                                  in endowment per student. Dur-
                                                                                                                                                                  ing Bice’s tenure, the number of
                                                                                                                                                                  endowed faculty positions – a key
                                                                                                                                                                  indicator of the school’s ability to
                                                    USC Disability Plans Simplified, Improved                                                                      compete for top faculty – grew
                                                                                                                                                                  from four to 29.
                                                    Jan. 1 changes make employee benefit more generous.                                                                Bice has overseen the school’s
                                                                                                                                                                  continued rise from a regional
                                                    by Melissa Payton                                       were automatically enrolled in the new plans.         institution that drew most of its
                                                                                                            New hires will be enrolled in USC Disability          students from Southern California
Inside                                              USC DISABILITY PLANS, which pay employ-                 Plans unless they opt for state disability cover-     to a nationally recognized institu-
                                                    ees a percentage of their salaries if illness or        age.                                                  tion that draws about two-thirds
H I S T O R IA N S T R E V E Y D I E S        2     disability keeps them from work, have been                 The “vast majority” of USC employees are           of its students from elsewhere.
                                                    revamped to make them simpler, more equi-               enrolled in the USC plans, said Doug Moore,               During his tenure, the school
U S C IN TH E N E W S                         3     table and consistent.                                   executive director of risk management. The            expanded its reputation for inter-
                                                        Payouts have been made more generous by             USC plans’ benefits are significantly more gen-         disciplinary legal scholarship and
D OMEST IC VIOL ENCE                          5     increasing employee contributions but making            erous than the alternative, California State          has built strong programs in law
                                                    the contributions pre-tax so that paychecks are         Disability Insurance, and comparable disability       and economics and law and
CALENDAR                                      6     affected only slightly.                                 insurance is not available on the private insur-      humanities and clinical education.
                                                        The changes went into effect Jan. 1. All            ance market.                                              “Scott is the consummate
                                                    employees covered under the old USC plans                                               continued on page 2 teacher, scholar and administra-
                                                                                                                                                                                     continued on page 4
VOLUME          19    NUMBER             18
KUSC Needs                               Disability
                                         continued from page 1
                                                                                employee contribution remains
                                                                                at 0.005 of salary up to $46,327
                                                                                                                   cent of net basic pay, subject to
                                                                                                                   taxes above a salary cap this
                                                                                                                                                                     Administration is delayed.
                                                                                                                                                                         The calculation changes
Volunteers                                                                      per year, for a maximum of         year of $46,327. Eligibility for                  make the benefits more equi-
                                             Disability plans have three        $231.64 per year, but the con-     supplemental benefits was                         table, Moore said. When bene-
KUSC-FM 91.5 holds its annual            types of benefits: basic, which         tribution is made pre-tax to       reduced from 24 months of                         fits were based on net pay,
Winter Membership Drive from             is required for all employees;         lessen the impact.                 consecutive employment to 12                      employees with higher salaries
Feb. 4 -12. Because of the success       supplemental, which increases              (Figures given for salary      months of active employment.                      who are taxed more were
of the last membership drive in          the percentage of salary               caps and maximums for the old      The maximum benefits period                        receiving proportionately less.
October, the station received far        received by the employee; and          USC plans – basic and supple-      was extended from 26 weeks in                     On the other hand, lower-paid
more phone calls than anticipated,       long term, which begins after          mental – reflect amounts that       any six-year period to 52 weeks                   employees were contributing
a result that more than doubled its      52 weeks of short-term disabil-                                                         for any one dis-                    the same amount as higher-
monetary goal, but also left the         ity benefits. All benefits are                                                            ability     period,                 paid employees. “The new
station with insufficient numbers         funded by a combination of             “The old plans, initially implemented no limit onwith                                plan is balanced,” Moore said.
of people to answer the phones           employee and university con-                                                            number of dis-                      “Everyone gets 100 or 80 per-
and to receive all of those calls        tributions.                            in 1972, had been amended here andability periods.                                   cent of salary” under the sup-
during much of the drive.                    Changes have been made in                                                              The changes in                   plemental benefits, he said.
    Despite the record number of         all three types of benefits            there. Sometimes there would be a supplemental ben-                                      The waiting period for sup-
volunteers, volunteer coordinator        under the USC plans.                                                                    efits are funded by                  plemental       benefits    was
Howard Wilson said, “A large per-            “The old plans, initially          memo announcing a change, but the an increase in                                     reduced because plan adminis-
centage of calls went into over-         implemented in 1972, had                                                                employee contri-                    trators felt the previous 24-
flow and were answered by the             been amended here and                  plan itself would not be amended. butions,                     from                  month requirement was “puni-
very talented ‘Alvin,’ the robot,        there,” Moore said. “Some-                                                              0.002 of salary (to                 tive,” he said. “It had to be 24
who simply cannot do the job as          times there would be a memo            There was always some confusion.” this year’s maxi-                                  consecutive months, so if you
well as a live person.”                  announcing a change, but the                                                            mum of $92.65 per                   were off on disability, you lost
    KUSC welcomes the participa-         plan itself would not be                                               – DOUG MOORE
                                                                                                                                 year) to 0.003 of                   your time and had to start
tion of the greater USC communi-         amended. There was always                                                               salary with no                      another 24-month period. For
ty in the February membership            some confusion.                                                                         maximum        cap.                 someone starting a family [and
drive to answer telephones and to            “We wanted the plan to be                                                           The increased em-                   taking consecutive maternity
take the pledges of listeners who        very clear and in one docu-            would have gone into effect on ployee contribution will be offset                    leaves], it might be years
call in to contribute.                   ment.”                                 Jan. 1, 2000, in line with state by making the contributions pre-                    before getting disability,”
    The drive takes place on week-           Major changes that went            disability plan increases. The tax and lowering taxable income.                      Moore said.
days from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., on           into effect Jan. 1 include:            previous salary cap was                                                                  The disability plan changes
Saturday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 10                                             $31,767.)                          LONG-TERM BENEFITS                                were spelled out in a Dec. 16
p.m., on Sunday, Feb. 6, from 9          BASIC BENEFITS                                                               The benefit changed to 70                       memo that was distributed to
a.m. to 11:30 p.m., and on                  The benefit increased to 70          SUPPLEMENTAL BENEFITS              percent of gross income, sub-                     all faculty and staff. For more
Saturday, Feb. 12, from 8 to 10:30       percent of gross pay, up to a             The benefit was changed to ject to taxes, from 80 percent of                       information, contact Moore’s
a.m. Help is needed for all shifts       maximum of $624 per week,              100 percent of gross salary for net basic pay. In addition, the                      office at (213) 740-6204. s
and days; no experience is neces-        less taxes. As of Jan. 1, the old      one week for each year of university’s Disability Office
sary.                                    plan would have paid out 55            employment, up to 10 weeks – can now determine an employ-
    For more information, call the       percent of the gross, to a maxi-       then 80 percent of gross after- ee’s eligibility for the benefit if                   UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Volunteer Line, (213) 514-1411. s        mum of $490 per week. The              ward. Before, it was 100 per- a ruling by the Social Security

                                                                                                                                   COURTESY OF UNIVERSITY ARCHIVES
    Former Dean, Historian, Tracy E. Strevey, at 97                                                                                                                                Christine E. Shade

                                                                                                                                                                                     Associate Editor
    by James Lytle                                     M.A. degree in history from the University of                                                                                 Melissa Payton
                                                       Washington at Seattle in 1925. He taught high
    USC ADMINISTRATOR and historian Tracy              school in Seattle for several years, then                                                                                          r
                                                                                                                                                                                        W iters
                                                                                                                                                                            Matt Blakeslee Bob Calverley
    E. Strevey died Saturday, Jan. 15, after a brief   earned his Ph.D. degree in history from the                                                                          Paul Dingsdale Alicia Di Rado
    illness, in Leisure World, Laguna Woods, just      University of Chicago in 1930.                                                                                       Zsa Zsa Gershick Inga Kiderra
    five days short of his 98th birthday.                  After teaching American history at Chicago                                                                    James Lytle Brenda Maceo Jon Nalick
                                                                                                                                                                           Lori Oliwenstein Sharon Stewart
        A professor in the USC history department      and the University of Wisconsin, he was on                                                                         Mary Ellen Stumpfl Meg Sullivan
    for nearly two decades (1948 to 1967), he          the faculty of Northwestern University from
    served a dozen years as dean of the USC            1935 to 1948, most of that time as chairman of                                                                               Staff Photographer
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    College of Letters, Arts and Sciences and six      the history department.
    years as USC’s vice president for academic                                                                                                                                       Technical Support
    affairs.                                           AT USC, Strevey was dean of the College of                                                                                     Glenn K. Seki
        As an administrator, he championed a           Letters, Arts and Sciences from 1948 to 1960                                                                                  Business Manager
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    number of reforms at the university, bringing      and vice president for academic affairs from
    the faculty into full participation in the deci-   1960 to 1967.                                                                                                                                    ice
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    sion-making process, including appointments            Strevey served on the executive commit-       Tracy E. Strevey                                                          Alfred G. Kildow
    and promotions, budget preparation, and            tee of the Western College Association, a
                                                                                                                                                                         Vice President, University Public Relations
    tenure-status determination. He oversaw the        regional accrediting body for colleges and uni-   ident of the Leisure World Historical Society                               Martha Harris
    unification of assorted undergraduate and           versities in the American West; the executive     and founding president of the Academian
    graduate courses in religion to form the USC       committee of the American Association of          Society.                                                    University of Southern California Chronicle
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    School of Religion in 1966. He also fostered       Higher Education; and the executive board of          Working with the Ford Foundation during                 Mondays, September through April (except the
    the development of student honors programs         the American Association of Academic Deans.       1966 and 1967, he served as executive director              week of Thanksgiving, two weeks before and after
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    and summer programs for study abroad in                In 1957, the U.S. Department of State sent    of Haile Selassie I University in Addis Ababa,              biweekly May through June, by the University of
    Cambridge, England.                                Strevey to India to lecture at Indian colleges    Ethiopia. In 1968, he evaluated university pro-             Southern California, News Service, KAP 246, 3620
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    authority on Joseph Medill, Abraham Lincoln,       a team of educators who went to Iran in May           In addition, he was a founding member of                U.S. delivery by Periodical Mail is $25.
    and the history of the state of Illinois during    1958 to survey the University of Tehran.          the steering committee of the Laguna Hills                  Advertising For display advertising rates, call
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    the National Historical Publications Com-          awarded him emeritus status and an honorary       boards of Saddleback Memorial Hospital and                  Southern California Chronicle, University of
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    mission by President Dwight Eisenhower.            doctor of laws degree. USC elevated him to        USC’s Ethel Percy Andrus Gerontology Center.                S. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90089-2538.
        Strevey was born Jan. 20, 1902, in             the rank of distinguished professor emeritus          Survivors include his wife of 70 years,
    Westfield, Ill. He earned his B.A. degree in his-   in 1986.                                          Margaret; a daughter and son, both of whom
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    University, Salem, Ore., in 1923. After a brief    elected president of the Golden Rain              seven great-grandchildren. His son is a gradu-                     chronicle.html
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                                                                                                                             u A Jan. 3 Los Angeles Times          being forged in Los Angeles.”
  USC IN THE NEWS                                                                                                            story described the beginning of      The book was previously cov-
                                                                                                                             a clinical trial for biomedical                                Ts
                                                                                                                                                                   ered by the Los Angeles ime ,
  University Hospital’s Rehabilitative Slope                                                                                 engineer Gerald Loeb’s bions,         KCET’s “Life & Times” and
                                                                                                                             tiny injectable implants – the        KPFK-FM’s “Up for Air.”
                                                                                                                             size of a grain of rice – used to
    The Jan. 10 Pasadena Star News featured an article on                                                                    stimulate paralyzed muscles in        u Cultural defense expert
    University Hospital’s new “ski deck.” The machine                                                                        stroke patients. Radio signals        Alison Renteln figured promi-
    – “similar to one you’ll find at a swank ski chalet,”                                                                    command the implants to               nently in a front-page Jan. 10 Los
    said the story – features a rolling carpet in lieu of                                                                    release a burst of electricity, and   Angeles Times feature on the new
    snow, and is used as a rehabilitative tool and to teach                                                                  Loeb said that bions will even-       challenges facing law enforce-
    skiing and snowboarding techniques. “It’s pretty                                                                         tually enable paralyzed hands to      ment as it tries to come to terms
    novel; there are only three in the state of California,”                                                                 perform grasping functions.           with such little understood tradi-
    said Thomas Vangsness, co-director of the Center                                                                                                               tions of immigrants as “coining”
    for Athletic Medicine at University Hospital. “I want                                                                    u Earth scientist Douglas             – a Chinese folk remedy whose
    to get them [injured athletes] up there to try their                                                                     Hammond waxed philosophical           traces are often mistaken for
    knee reconstruction, or, if they have an injured                                                                         in Patt Morrison’s Jan. 7 Los         child abuse. “Sometimes, the
    shoulder, to practice their poling, to get in there in a                                                                 Angeles Times column on Sou-          offense is so egregious officers
    real situation – what we call a sports-specific activi-                                                                  thern California’s struggle against   have to make an arrest,” she
    ty,” said Vangsness. The story also ran in the “L.A.                                                                     eternal cycles of drought, fire,       said. “But other times, if they
    Life” health and fitness supplement of the Dec. 27                                                                       floods and mudslides. “You can’t       understand cultural issues, they
    Los Angeles Daily News and quoted USC physical ther-                                                                     fool Mother Nature. You can try,      don’t have to take people into
    apist Wendy Burke.                                                                                                       but she’s very clever and persis-     custody. I always emphasize to
                                                                                                                             tent, and has lots of ways to         officers that they have more dis-
                                                                                                                             accomplish her desires,” he said.     cretion than they think in many
                                                                                                                                                                   of these cases.” Renteln was
                                                                                                                             u “I think we’ve seen over the        also featured in an article on cul-
  u Neuroscientist Adrian Raine             out the use of the Puerto Rican           article, campaign finance expert        past few years an increasing          tural defense in the December
  was featured in an hour-long              island of Vieques as a firing              Herbert Alexander expressed            resurgence of the Mexican – and       ABA Journal.
  Dec. 8 Discovery Channel explo-           range. These are “small but per-          surprise over the virtual tie in the   generally the Latino – identity in
  ration of research into the crimi-        haps significant signs that the            race for campaign funds between        Southern California,” said            u The Jan. 15 issue of New
  nal mind, especially advance-             U.S. may be ready to deal with            Democratic presidential con-           Michael Dear, director of USC’s       Scientist carried a story on the
  ments made possible by improv-            other countries on the basis of           tenders Al Gore and Bill Bradley.      Southern California Studies           conflict resolution software
  ing imaging techniques. “Just 10          mutual respect and cooperation,           “One would have expected that          Center, in a Jan. 9 KABC “Vista       developed by computer guru
                                            not by imposition, fiat or force,”         Gore would be far ahead. This          LA” segment. Focusing on              Milind Tambe at the USC
                                            he wrote. In a Jan. 13 commen-            bodes ill for the Gore campaign,       urban Latino culture, the seg-        Information Sciences Institute.
                                            tary, he addressed “the discon-           sparks enthusiasm for the Bradley      ment featured “LA Vida Latina         Called the “collaborative negoti-
                                            certing gap between yesterday’s           campaign and raises questions                                                ation system based on argumen-
                                            rosy projections and today’s              about what happens after” the                                                tation,” or CONSA, the software
                                            gloomy appraisals” for an eco-            primary season, he said.                                                     uses argumentation strategies to
                                            nomically stalled Latin America                                                                                        resolve conflicts between small
                                            on the brink of a new century.            u In a Jan. 2 Los Angeles Times                                              artificial intelligence software-
                                            “The hard truth is that consti-           article on the future of the San                                             tasking programs, called agents.
                                            tutional democracy is not yet             Fernando Valley, local politics
                                            being consolidated in most of             expert H. Eric Schockman                                                     u “I challenge you to find one
                                            Latin America – in some cases             predicted dire consequences if                                               municipal government that isn’t
  years ago, the question of what a         because it has yet to be con-             the area secedes from Los                                                    strapped for cash,” urban sprawl
  murderer’s brain looks like was           structed, in others because               Angeles, as some factions hope.                                              expert Greg Hise said in the Jan.
  the province of pulp fiction or sci-       democratic governance has                 “Soon it will become a tale of         en L.A.: Urban Latino Cultures,”      13 Los Angeles Times. The article
  ence fiction movies,” Raine said.          failed badly.”                            two Valleys,” said Schockman.          the new book edited by Dear.          detailed a dispute between the
  “Now it’s a reality, and it’s been                                                  “You’ll see a north-south split,       The book also was the subject of      county and the cities of Valencia
  made a reality by scientific tech-         u After working for four                  with an affluent southern Valley        a Dec. 8 La Opinión feature. “We      and Santa Clarita over sales
  nical advancements.”                      weeks with lawyers and law                city and a neglected northern          have little doubt,” Dear said,        taxes generated by a new shop-
                                            school faculty in the former              Valley city.”                          “that a new social contract is        ping mall. s
  u Longevity expert Caleb Finch            Soviet republic of Moldova,
  was featured in a Dec. 20 Boston          USC Law School Associate
  Globe story about “negligible             Dean Karen Lash discussed
  senescence,” or the study of              her cautious optimism about                 USC Experts Analyze AOL-Time Warner
  long-lived animals that show
  almost no signs of aging. “Dif-                                                       USC experts were in demand for analysis of the recent America
  ferent organisms have developed                                                       Online-Time Warner merger proposal. Internet expert William H.
  unique anti-aging mechanisms,”                                                        Dutton was one of five “Internet seers in business and academia”
  Finch said, adding that his                                                           surveyed by the Jan. 16 New York Times Business section. Dutton
  Alzheimer’s studies have sug-                                                         and the others were asked how they see the online experience
  gested that longevity lies in the                                                     evolving in the merger’s wake over the next five years. “You have
  resilience of cells. He noted that                                                    to be skeptical about how well the Internet model translates to the
  most researchers who study aging                                                      television set,” Dutton said. New-media expert Jon Goodman
  use short-lived rats, mice, fruit                                                     was quoted in a Jan. 11 page-one Los Angeles Times story on the
  flies and worms because they are                                                       merger – AOL will “refashion, reuse Time Warner’s content,” she
  good models for studying genet-           the country’s future in a story             said. Entertainment technology expert James Korris was also quoted by the L.A. Times.
  ics and molecular biology. “We            in the Dec. 27 Los An gel e s               Communications expert A. Michael Noll told the Jan. 11 Washington Post: “You just have to keep step-
  can learn more by studying ani-           Daily Journal. “I’m convinced               ping back here to realize how unbelievable this all is. …Ten years ago, AOL was this tiny company that
  mals with lifespans longer than           the new generation of                       was barely on anybody’s map.” (The prolific Noll also had an op-ed piece in the Dec. 28 Los Angeles
  humans’,” he said.                        Moldovan lawyers can accom-                 Times – actually written last June – in which he predicted there would be no Y2K problems and that the
                                            plish a great deal if given the             whole thing was a hoax. “Y2K has been foisted on us by people who are reaping big bucks in telling us
  u In less than a month, the Los           time to do so,” she said. “But              all that could happen from a mostly non-existent problem,” he wrote.) On Jan. 19, CNN’s “Moneyline”
  Angeles Times ran two op-eds by           their economy is teetering on               featured a report on USC’s Integrated Media Systems Center, contrasting the short-term speculation
  Latin American foreign policy             the brink of disaster. I’m con-             about the impact of the AOL-Time Warner merger on the Internet with IMSC’s technological vision of
  expert Abraham Lowenthal.                 cerned that the country may                 the next 10 years. “We’ll be able to synthesize … scenes in a three-dimensional presentation in the liv-
  In a Dec. 24 commentary, Lo-              not survive in time for its                 ing rooms of homes,” said IMSC Director Max Nikias, talking about future virtual conversations.
  wenthal applauded – among                 youth to reach positions of                 Nikias also was quoted in the Jan. 11 Philadelphia Inquirer about the AOL-Time Warner merger, pre-
  other things – the transfer of the        leadership.”                                dicting that those with broadband access to the Internet, who number about a million today, would grow
  Panama      Canal     and      the                                                    to 50 million in the next four or five years.
  Pentagon’s agreement to phase             u In a Dec. 30 Los Angeles Times

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    Remembering King’s Dream
    CIVIL RIGHTS LEADER MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.was remembered in song, dance and oratory at USC’s
    19th annual King Birthday Celebration on Jan. 20. Devon Franklin (right), a senior majoring in business, drew
    a standing ovation for his dramatic interpretation of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. Dancers Paris Broadnax,
    a sophomore at USC/MaST High School, and Lauren Allen, a freshman at Hamilton Music Academy (below
    right) performed as “2-4 Christ.” And the USC Gospel Choir (below) sang two selections.
        Carolyn Webb de Macias, senior associate vice provost for academic affairs, was the emcee. Kay Song, asso-
    ciate vice president for civic and community relations, made opening remarks; Rabbi Susan Laemmle, dean
    of religious life, delivered the invocation; and event committee chair Kay Allen, associate director of Fisher
    Gallery, gave closing remarks. The keynote speaker was John Brooks Slaughter, who holds the Irving R.
    Melbo Chair in Education at USC’s Rossier School of Education.
        The celebration concluded with the placing of flowers at the Martin Luther King memorial in Crocker
    Plaza. s

                                                                                                     PHOTOS BY CASEY CRAFTON

Dean Bice                                 er Law School veteran and the            law professorship was established           said. “I’ve invested heavily in the       practice that he will continue, he
continued from page 1                     holder of the Florine and Ervin          in their names in 1989.                     progress of the law school and            said. He’s still evaluating what
                                          Yoder Professorship of Real Estate           “People who move around to              university with a deep sense of           other courses he will teach – pos-
tor,” said President Steven B.            Law: “Our law school is as well          several different institutions of           attachment and continuity.”               sibly constitutional law or profes-
Sample. “On all levels, he has            managed a law school as exists in        course make significant contribu-                A constitutional scholar who          sional responsibility.
brought the law school to nation-         this country, and we owe a good          tions, but being at USC my entire           clerked for Chief Justice Earl                “I took a sabbatical several
al prominence through his vision-         deal of that to Scott. Lawyers           adult life has given me a special           Warren of the U.S. Supreme Court          years ago and sat in on several
ary and inspiring leadership. His         aren’t trained in management             sense of dedication to and identi-          in 1968-69, Bice has taught one           courses at the law school, and one
leadership will be missed.”               skills, so if a lawyer turns out to be   fication with this institution,” Bice        course a year, in torts, as dean, a       of them was Scott’s torts course,”
    In the sharp-elbowed world of         a great manager it’s complete luck                                                                                             said Mark Weinstein, an associate
legal academics, Bice is known for        or innate skill.”                                                                                                              professor of business at the
his conflict-deflating manage-                   Faculty twice talked Bice out                                                                                             Marshall School. “He was the sin-
ment style, which had become              of leaving the deanship – once at                                                                                              gle best classroom teacher I’ve
                                                       the end of his first 10                                                                                            ever seen. He has a remarkable
                                                       years in office and then                                                                                           gift.”
“On all levels, [Scott] has brought again in 1995, after he
                                                       finished serving a third                                                                                           AFTER LEAVING THE deanship,
the law school to national                             five-year term.                                                                                                    Bice will take a one-year sabbat-
                                                            “It’s nice when your                                                                                         ical. In addition to returning to
prominence through his visionary colleagues appreciate                                                                                                                   research activities, he and his
                                                       what you’re doing,”                                                                                               wife, Barbara, plan to spend
and inspiring leadership. His                          Bice said. “I’ve found                                                                                            more time on their powerboat,
                                                       the dean’s job reward-                                                                                            cruising south to Mexico in the
leadership will be missed.”                            ing and stimulating, and                                                                                          winter.
                                                       obviously I liked it,                                                                                                 Among currently seated deans
                          – ST EV E N B . S A M P L E  because I stayed a long                                                                                           at ABA-approved law schools,
                                                       time. But I think in-                                                                                             only N. William Hines, the dean of
                                                       stitutions benefit from                                                                                            the University of Iowa College of
one of the school’s most effective        having a change in leadership                                                                                                  Law, and Leigh H. Taylor at
tools for recruiting new faculty.         from time to time. You hope that                                                                                               Southwestern University School
    “In other schools, there’s so         all the good things that have been                                                                                             of Law have served longer than
much politics and dissension that         accomplished continue, but fresh                                                                                               Bice, according to the ABA. In the
a lot of time is spent challenging        eyes are going to see new oppor-                                                                                               100-year history of the USC Law
the administration,” said Larry           tunities and see new directions                                                                                                School, only Frank Monroe Porter,
Simon, a Law School veteran and           that could be undertaken.”                                                                                                     who led the institution from 1904
holder of the H.W. Armstrong                                                                                                                                             until 1926, has served longer as
Professorship in Constitutional           BICE EARNED HIS B.A. and J.D.            Law School Dean Scott Bice returns to teaching at the end of June. Bice believes      dean than Bice.
Law. “We have none of that here,          at USC, where both his parents –         institutions benefit from changes in leadership: “You hope that all the good things        Among currently seated USC
and we attribute that to him.”            Virginia S. and Fred H. Bice –           that have been accomplished continue, but fresh eyes are going to see new oppor-      deans, Bice is the longest serv-
    Added George Lefcoe, anoth-           attended college also. In fact, a        tunities and see new directions that could be undertaken.”                            ing. s

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  continued from page 1
                                            become enthusiastic advocates.       and the Entertainment Industry
                                                 An advisory panel that pro- minor (offered jointly with cine-       Profile of Domestic Abusers
                                             vides intellectual direction for ma-TV, music and theater pro-
  said. Early support also came the initiative involves faculty grams), and an entertainment                         Underscores Alcohol Link
  from Lear and the Wasserman from 21 disciplines drawn from management option in the
                                                                                                                                                                                     AL I C I A DI RA D O
  Foundation.                               11 different schools, and includes Communications Management             by Alicia Di Rado
      Last week, Lear backed up among its members six deans Master’s Degree Program.
  his endorsement of Kaplan’s and four university professors.                                                        WOMEN MOST LIKELY TO be
  notion with a gift of $5 million.              Kaplan and his colleagues THE LEAR CENTER will engage               injured through domestic violence
      Lear explained his support by identified more than 250 enter- in research, events and publica-                  appear to be those whose male
  describing a recent New Yorker tainment-related courses at USC. tions, host fellows and sponsor                    partners abuse alcohol or drugs, are
  cartoon that showed two of the These ranged from the obvious – scholarship, seminars, confer-                      unemployed or intermittently em-
  Founding Fathers working with MUIN 425, Live Music Pro- ences and colloquia, often in                              ployed, did not graduate from high
  quill pens on the Constitution:            duction and Promotion, in the partnership with other institu-           school or are estranged, according
      “One of them says, ‘Perhaps Thornton School of Music – to tions.                    Illustrative    projects   to a study co-authored by Deirdre
  we should provide for the separa- the nuts and bolts – COMM 543, include:                                          Anglin, associate professor of clini-
  tion of entertainment and state.’” Managing Communication in                      • Entertainment Goes Global,     cal emergency medicine at the Keck
      Lear observed that “the joke the Entertainment Industry, in a three-year roundtable co-spon-                   School of Medicine.
  wouldn’t have worked if the con- Annenberg – to the crucial – sored with the Pacific Council on                         The study, published in the Dec.
  cern weren’t real. It is a gift to my LAW 837, Legal Aspects of International Policy.                              16 issue of the New England
  kids and their future that the Motion Picture Production – to                     • Celebrity, Politics and the    Journal of Medicine, indicated that
  USC Annenberg School has the highly unusual – PLDV 486, Public Sphere, a two-year multi-                           the characteristic most closely asso- Deirdre Anglin
  elected to explore so seriously Los Angeles: The City, The disciplinary series of seminars                         ciated with intentional injury to a
  the impact of entertainment on Novel, The Movie, in Policy, and studies.                                           woman from domestic violence is her assailant’s alcohol abuse. The
  news, information and other Planning, and Development.                            • The Ownership of Creative      results are significant because they shed light on conditions underlying
  aspects of our culture.”                       While large numbers of Property in a Digital Age, a pro-            domestic violence – a problem estimated to pose risk of injury to one of
                                                         courses are centered gram co-sponsored with the             every five women in the nation. At least one-third of all homicides of
                                                         in cinema-television School of Fine Arts, the law           women in the United States are committed by a spouse or domestic
  “It is a gift to my kids and their future Annenberg, as school, and the Artists Rights
                                                         and                                                         partner.
                                                         might be expected, Foundation.                                  Researchers interviewed 256 women seeking treatment for acute
  that the USC Annenberg School has others are in engineer-                         • Understanding “Edutain-        injuries as a result of domestic violence at eight of the nation’s largest
                                                         ing, fine arts, law, the ment,” a look at the promise and    university-affiliated hospital emergency rooms, including the LAC+USC
  elected to explore so seriously the College of Letters, risks of using entertainment to                            Medical Center, the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar and New
                                                         Arts and Sciences, educate, in partnership with the         York University-Bellevue Hospital in New York City. They compared the
  impact of entertainment on news, Marshall School of School of Engineering’s Inte-                                  women’s responses to those of 659 similar women being treated for
                                                         Business, Keck School grated Media Systems Center           emergency conditions other than those caused by domestic violence.
  information and other aspects of our of Medicine, profes- and faculty from the schools of                              Injuries most often included contusions, abrasions and lacerations, as
                                                         sional writing, Policy, education and theater.              well as broken bones and dislocated joints. Men wielding weapons
  culture” .                       – N O R MA N L E AR   Planning, and De-          • Children, Media and            most often used blunt objects such as pipes or broomsticks.
                                                         velopment, theater Politics, a conference jointly               As part of the Violence Against Women Act of 1994, a panel appoint-
                                                         and music.              planned by the Annenberg            ed by Congress noted that “the development of effective interventions
  COWAN AND KAPLAN are per-                      The center’s Website – School and the School of                     will require a better understanding of the causes of violent behavior
  fect collaborators on the enter- http://entertainment.usc.edu/ – is Cinema-Television.                             against women.” The group recommended a determination of risk fac-
  tainment initiative. Cowan: extensive, entertaining and per-                                                       tors, such as those examined by the authors of this study.
  Harvard-educated, Yale-trained haps a harbinger of the notion PRESIDENT Steven B. Sample                               The researchers found that women who experienced domestic vio-
  public interest lawyer; Emmy that what’s entertainment isn’t took note of the role geography                       lence were more than three and a half times as likely as other women
  award-winning producer; father always obvious. When scientists played in creating the center and                   to have a male partner who abuses alcohol. Other key factors were drug
  served as president of the CBS and engineers created the Inter- the global reach it may soon                       abuse and estrangement.
  television network; taught com- net, entertainment wasn’t upper- have: “USC is uniquely situated                       To a lesser extent, the male partner’s intermittent employment or
  munications at UCLA for 20 most in their minds.                                to be the home of the Norman        recent unemployment, as well as education level, also appeared to cor-
  years; author of “The People vs.               A preview of sorts for the Lear Center and this new enter-          relate with higher risk. The race or ethnic group of the partner was not
  Clarence Darrow”; director of the center’s potential – perhaps the tainment initiative. We are at                  associated with an increased risk of a woman getting injured from
  Voice of America before coming program’s first “trailer”– was a ground zero for much of the                         domestic violence.
  to Annenberg in 1997.                     course last fall entitled “Foun- world’s entertainment, and our              Psychologists and sociologists believe that for an intimate relation-
      Kaplan’s career is also distin- dations for the Study of existing university-wide links to                     ship to involve physical, sexual or emotional abuse, one partner must be
  guished, and, like Cowan’s, in- Entertainment, Communications that world are a great building                      more coercive, controlling and powerful than the other. Researchers do
  cludes policy-making and enter- and Society” taught by Kaplan block for this program.”                             not fully understand the way alcohol works to increase the risk of injury,
  tainment experience: Harvard, with teaching assistants Mark                       Even the USA Cable               but physiological, psychological and environmental issues may come
  Cambridge and Stanford; Mar- Latonero and Echo Huang. It Channel got in the act. On the                            into play. The USC researchers suggest that alcohol use by men in rela-
  shall scholar; Vice President was a tough, four-unit course that eve of the announcement, the                      tionships with an imbalance of power might increase the chance that
  Walter Mondale’s chief speech- explored the creation, develop- channel aired “The Distin-                          such men will assault their partners.
  writer; Washington-based jour- ment, marketing and consump- guished Gentleman,” starring                               Study results showed, however, that alcohol abuse by women is not
  nalist; vice president of motion tion of entertainment, and its Eddie Murphy. Kaplan wrote the                     related to their likelihood to be victims of domestic violence, Anglin said.
  picture production at Disney; impact on culture and society. screenplay and was executive                          “Often, if a woman comes in and she has abused alcohol, people will
  screenwriter, film producer, acad- The course included mid-term producer. The story line involves                   say, ‘What can you expect; she was drunk.’ It often becomes an excuse
  emic.                                     and final exams, a term paper and highly entertaining corruption          for the batterer. But use of alcohol by the victim is not a factor.”
      “What Marty and I may bring extensive reading.The grip that among congressmen.                                     A man’s intermittent employment or unemployment might increase
  to this, hopefully, is an under- entertainment has on USC stu-                    Which brings to mind an          the chance he lashes out and injures his partner because of the stress of
  standing of the industry, which dents was apparent in the faces observation made at USC earlier                    finding work or being out of work, among other factors, the researchers
  makes us not just critics,” Cowan of the enthusiastic class members. this year by Jack Valenti, presi-             indicated.
  told the New York Times. The                   While the Lear Center reflects dent of the Motion Picture                Such stress and powerlessness may compound problems that under-
  Times reported the founding the entertainment strengths of Association of America, that                            lie domestic violence. “When a batterer is losing power in the relation-
  prominently Monday, Jan. 24, as many schools, at Annenberg it almost eerily drives home the                        ship, he loses control, resulting in violence,” Anglin said.
  did the Los Angeles Times.                 will be complemented by several idea that entertainment is both             Lower levels of education in men, also associated as a risk for injury
      In between the genesis of the regular concentrations as well as pervasive and persuasive.                      in the study, may be closely associated with other risk factors such as
  idea in the minds of Cowan and new ones. Among these are a                        “Los Angeles is not the enter-   unemployment or alcohol abuse. The low levels of education might also
  Kaplan and last week’s an- new undergraduate track in tainment capital of the world,”                              indicate poor communication skills, which researchers have linked in the
  nouncement were numerous Entertainment, Communication said Valenti. “It’s Washington,                              past to men with histories of domestic violence.
  conversations, communications, and Society; a Communication D.C.” s                                                    Study contributors were lead author Demetrios Kyriacou and Jess F.
  meetings, seminars and negotia-                                                                                    Kraus of UCLA; Ellen Taliaferro of the University of Texas Southwestern
  tions. The Lear Center is the                To learn more, visit the Lear Center’s Website at:                    Medical Center in Dallas; Susan Stone of NYU; Toni Tubb of the
  focal point of a true multidiscipli-                                                                               University of Mississippi; Robert Muelleman of the Truman Medical
  nary effort involving many                            http://entertainment.usc.edu/                                Center in Kansas City; and Erik Barton of Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  schools whose deans have                                                                                           in Boston. s

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                                                                                                          project in Tanzania, measuring the effectiveness of a

For these events and more, visit http://www.usc.edu/calendar
                                                              for Jan. 31 to Feb. 7
                                                                                                          radio soap opera whose characters and story lines drama-
                                                                                                          tized themes about family planning and safe sex. The
                                                                                                          results of the longitudinal studies are now in, both from
                                                                                                          treatment and control regions of the country. Hear first-
                                                                                                          hand about this project’s achievements and its rare com-
                                                                                                          bination of research methods on Thursday, Feb. 3, when
                                                   Nuevo Show at Natural History                          Rogers discusses “Using Entertainment in Public
                                                            Photographer and sociologist Camilo José      Health: A Five-Year Experiment to Improve Family
                                                            Vergara – who has been documenting for        Planning in Africa.” Sponsored by Population
                                                            20 years how urban environments change        Communications International, USC’s Center for Health
                                                            over time and how they reflect the lives of    and Medical Communication and the USC Annenberg
                                                            the people who inhabit them – arrived in      Entertainment Initiative, the talk also provides an oppor-
                                                            South-Central Los Angeles in 1992             tunity for learning about the initiative and about PCI’s
                                                            intending to photograph an African-           work in other parts of the developing world as well as its
                                                            American community. What he discovered        health outreach to U.S. producers of entertainment. The
                                                            instead is what he calls el nuevo mundo,a     presentation begins at 10 a.m. in Annenberg’s second-
                                                            new world alive with the colors and           floor auditorium. Admission is free. Call 213-740-0940 for
                                                            sounds of Latin America. “Here,” Vergara      more information or reservations.
                                                            said, observing the demographic shift that
                                                            began in the late ‘80s when large numbers     WORKSHOPS                                   Center for Liver Diseases and depart-
                                                            of Latino immigrants settled in areas that                                                ment of pathology. Estelle Doheny Eye
                                                                                                            u     ,
                                                                                                          T esdayFeb. 1, noon:   Tuesdays at          Foundation, Ambulatory Health Center
                                                            were at one time predominantly African-       Fisher. Trevor Norris leads part one of a   Auditorium, Rm. 102, Health Sciences
                                                            American, “I witnessed how, without           hands-on clay sculpture workshop. No        Campus. Free. (323-442-3121)
                                                                                                          experience necessary. Limited to
                                                            armor and horses, these present-day con -     twelve participants. Reservations
                                                            quistadoresfound themselves building a        required. USC Fisher Gallery, Harris        MUSIC
                                                                                                          Hall. Free. (213-740-5537)
                                                            new world in Los Angeles.” Over a period                                                    e
                                                                                                                                                      W dnesda,yFeb. 2, 8 p.m.:Thornton
Above: Storefront on Alvarado Street in the Pico-Union
area of Los Angeles – one of the images on exhibit at    of several years, Vergara set about docu-                                                    Wind Symphony. Douglas Lowry,
the Natural History Museum in “El Nuevo Mundo,” pho-                                                      LECTURES & SEMINARS                         associate dean of the USC Thornton
tos by Camilo José Vergara documenting the landscape
                                                         menting the changing cultural face of L.A.                                                   School of Music, directs “A Wind
of Latino Los Angeles. Below: One of 30 archival photos through its buildings. Now, 100 of these                ,
                                                                                                          Monday Jan. 31, 4 p.m.: Physics and         Pastiche,” a program of Ingolf Dahl’s
that complement the contemporary “El Nuevo Mundo”                                                         Astronomy Colloquium. “Green                Sinfonietta, Percy Grainger’s “Irish
exhibit – part of the historic Sepulveda family, posed   color photographs can be seen in “El Nuevo       Chemistry in China,” by Qingshi Zhu,        T une From County Derry,” Richard
symbolically under the tree of their in-laws, the Mott   Mundo: The Landscape of Latino Los               department of chemical physics,             Strauss’ Serenade and Darius Milhaud’s
                                                                                                          University of Science and Technology,       Suite Francaise and Duo Concertante
                                                          Angeles,” showing through July 16 at the        China. Stauffer Science Lecture Hall,       for Clarinet and Winds, arranged by
                                                          Natural History Museum. Divided into four       Rm. 100. Free. (213-740-0848)               Lowry and featuring Ixi Chen on clar-
                                                                                                                                                      inet. Bovard Auditorium. Admission: $7
                                                          broad themes (homes, workplaces, neigh-           u      ,
                                                                                                          T esdayFeb. 1, noon: opulation
                                                                                                                                P                     general, $4 students and seniors, free
                                                          borhoods and borders), the exhibition is        Research Laboratory Seminar. David          with USC ID. (213-740-2584)
                                                                                                          M. Heer, USC professor of sociology
                                                          Vergara’s personal account of how Latinos       and administrative director, Population     Friday, Feb. 4, 8 p.m.: hornton
                                                          build, decorate and landscape their environ-    Research Laboratory, discusses “The         Symphony. The symphony performs
                                                                                                          Fertility of Immigrants to the United       under the direction of Sergiu
                                                          ments and in the process add to L.A.’s tradi-   States.” Lewis Hall, Rm. 304. Free.         Comissiona. The evening’s program
                                                          tion of public art. Vergara, author of “The     (213-740-6265)                              includes Enesco’s Rumanian Rhapsody
                                                                                                                                                      No. 2 in D, Stravinsky’s “Petrushka”
                                                          New American Ghetto” and “American                e
                                                                                                          W dnesda,yFeb. 2, 12:30 p.m.:Center         and Debussy’s “Danse Sacrèe et Danse
                                                          Ruins,” is working on a book about “El          for International Studies Seminar.          Profane” for harp and orchestra, featur-
                                                                                                          “Civic and Ethnic Allegiances:                                             u
                                                                                                                                                      ing harpist JoAnn Turovsky. T rovsky,
                                                          Nuevo Mundo.” Admission to the exhibit is       Competing Visions of Nationalist            USC Thornton School of Music faculty
                                           $8 general, $5.50 students and seniors, $2 children 5 to       Discourse in the Horn of Africa,” by        member, is principal harpist with the
                                                                                                          Eric Garcetti, School of International      Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los
                                           12, free the first Tuesday of every month and for children      Relations, Occidental College. Social       Angeles Opera, Pasadena Symphony
                                           under 5. The museum, at 900 Exposition Blvd.,                  Sciences Building, Rm. B-40. Free.          and Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
                                                                                                          (213-740-0800)                              as well as a member of the contempo-
                                           Exposition Park, is open seven days a week from 10 a.m.                                                    rary music ensemble XTET. Bovard
                                           to 5 p.m. Call 213-763-DINO for more information or visit             y
                                                                                                          Thursda, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. - noon:            Auditorium. Admission: $10 general, $5
                                                                                                          Population Communications                   students and seniors, free with USC
                                           http://www  .nhm.org.                                          International Lecture. See “Soapy           ID. (213-740-2584)
                                                                                                                                                      Friday, Feb. 4, and Saturday, Feb. 5, 10
                                   Soapy Solution?                                                               y
                                                                                                          Thursda, Feb. 3, noon: rontiers of
                                                                                                                               F                      p.m. - midnight:  Club Thelonious.
                                                                                                          Pathology Research Seminar Series.          Saxophonist Kamasi Washington,
                                   Entertainment media are blamed for a lot of social prob-                            a
                                                                                                          Stephen R. T rgan, director of              UCLA. Every Friday and Saturday
                                   lems. But do media also serve as a positive catalyst for               Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center,           night Club Thelonious features perfor-
                                                                                                          Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, presents       mances by L.A.’s best up-and-coming
                                   change? Everett M. Rogers – Regents’ Professor at the                  “Mucosal Specific Mechanisms in              jazz musicians, many of whom attend
                                   University of New Mexico and visiting professor at Johns               Cytokine Expression.” Sponsored by          local universities, including USC,
                                                                                                          Research Center for Alcoholic Liver         UCLA and Cal Arts. One night per
                                   Hopkins University – led a unique five-year research                    and Pancreatic Diseases, USC Research       month, a major jazz artist joins these

6                                                                                               U N I V E R S I T Y O F S O U T H E R N C A L I F O R N I A C H R O N I C L E January 31, 2000
  aspiring musicians. There is no cover       lennium photography exhibition, work-
  charge, but patrons can order drinks,       ing within the concept of failed predic-       Celebrating African American
  light foods and desserts. Sponsored by      tions and the evolution of the photo-          Pioneer Fay Jackson
  the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz       graphic medium. The exhibit is divided
  Performance at USC and the L.A.             into three parts. “Past Tense” features        USC alumna Fay M. Jackson (‘27) – pictured right in 1937,
  Music Center. Otto’s Restaurant, Music      the work of mid-century photographers.         returning from London – was a pioneering journalist, movie
  Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue. Free.          “Present T  ense” consists of the work of      publicist and newspaperwoman. Jackson founded the first
  (213-821-1509)                              four contemporary photographers root-          black news magazine on the West Coast, Flash, in the late
                                                                                             1920s, and during the 1930s, became the first black
                                              ed in Los Angeles academia. And
                                                                                             Hollywood correspondent for the Associated Negro Press.
                                              “Future T   ense” opens up the possibili-
                                                                                             Her column appeared in 216 black newspapers across the
  FILM & PERFORMING                           ties of the medium by including artists        U.S., and she used her influence to establish a magazine
  A RT S                                      operating outside of “high art.” Hours:        that helped black women find jobs. In 1937, the ANP sent
                                              T uesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.;       Jackson to London to cover the coronation of King George
  Saturday, Feb. 5, 4:30 - 10:30 p.m.: os
                                     L        Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. USC Fisher         VI. She sent back interviews with Emperor Haile Selassie of
  Angeles/Hollywood on Film:                  Gallery Reading Room, Harris Hall.             Ethiopia, performer Josephine Baker, H.G. Wells and Alberta
  Exporting the Idea of Southern              Free. (213-740-4561)                           Hunter. In 1940, she started the California News, a weekly
  California. The SC/W film series, illus-                                                    black newspaper. Beginning on the first and continuing
  trating how filmmakers interpret Los         Through Feb. 26:
                                                            Master Etchers:                  through the month of February – Black History Month – the
                                                                                             USC Black Alumni Association and Information Services
  Angeles, continues. The second set of       Highlights From the Permanent
                                                                                             Division present an exhibition of items from Jackson’s
  films, “The View From Abroad,” com-          Collection. The exhibit showcases the
                                                                                             extensive collection of memorabilia. The exhibit includes
  prises “Murs murs” from France, “Be         work of artists who have made signifi-          photographs, telegrams, articles, scripts and playbills, spot-
  There or Be Square” from China and          cant contributions to the field of print-       lighting Jackson as a part of a vibrant, intellectual class of
  “The Loved One” from Great Britain.         making, namely in the medium of etch-          urban blacks concerned with improving race relations.
  David James, a professor in the critical    ing: Rembrandt, Goya, Thomas Moran,            Showing through Feb. 29 in the Lewis Hall Gallery, the
  studies department of the USC School        John Sloan, Harry Sternberg, Picasso           exhibit opens with a ceremony and reception on Tuesday,
  of Cinema-T  elevision, is the program’s    and Jean-Michel Folon. Hours: T esday
                                                                                 u           Feb. 1, from 2 to 4 p.m. Gallery hours are Monday through
  coordinator. Norris Theater. Free. (213-    through Friday, noon to 5 p.m.;                Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the
  740-5258)                                   Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. USC Fisher         Black Alumni Association, ISD’s Historic Families Initiative or
                                                                                             reservations for the opening reception, call 213-740-8342.
                                              Gallery, Harris Hall. Free. (213-740-
                                              Through June 11:
                                                            Rhythms of the Soul:
  Opening uesday Feb. 1:Fay Jackson
          T     ,
  Memorabilia Exhibit. See photo above
                                              African Instruments in the Diaspora.
                                              The exhibit traces the heritage of music
                                                                                           Family Medicine Opens New Facility in Pasadena
  right.                                      created by people of African descent,                                                                                 THE USC DEPARTMENT OF family medi-
                                              from the 17th century to the present.                                                                                 cine and St. Luke Medical Center have
  Through Feb. 6:   Special Effects. An       Part of a three-venue citywide exhibi-                                                                                collaborated to open the USC Family
  interactive exhibit of the science used     tion entitled “The Heritage of African                                                                                Practice Center in Pasadena.
  in special effects in TV and film. Hours:    Music,” the show is organized by Rick                                                                                     The newly constructed outpatient
  10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Disney Science     Moss and Redell Hearn, the museum’s                                                                                   center features 15 exam rooms, a proce-
  Court, California Science Center, 700       history curators. Hours: Tuesday                                                                                      dure room, children’s area and administra-
  State Drive, Exposition Park. Free.         through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.                                                                                     tive wing. The center, which opened in
  (323-SCI-ENCE)                              California African American Museum,                                                                                   December, is at 1350 N. Altadena Drive,
                                              600 State Drive, Exposition Park. Free.                                                                               across the street from St. Luke. It is the
  Through Feb. 26:rossing Boundaries.
                    C                         (213-744-7432)                                                                                                        latest practice site for the USC Family
  Featuring four artists who translate tra-                                                                                                                         Medicine Multi-site Residency Program.
  ditional genres into new hybrid forms:      Through July 16: Nuevo Mundo. See
  Einar and Jamex de la Torre, who work       highlight.                                                                                                            FACULTY AND RESIDENTS will provide
  independently and collaboratively to                                                                                                                              care for people of all ages, including prena-
  create mixed media sculptures of hot                                                                                                                              tal and elder care.
  glass and found materials; Steven La        S P O RT S                                                                                                                Patients who need hospitalization will
  Ponsie, an ex-aerospace designer, whose
                                                                                           Left to right, Tracey Norton, associate professor of family medicine,
                                                                                                                                                                    have access to St. Luke for primary and
  Wonder Boxes simultaneously evoke           T esday Feb. 1:Intramural Indoor
                                                u     ,                                    Ken Rivers, CEO of St. Luke Medical Center, and Joseph Van Der           specialty care and USC University Hos-
  the pop street scene of Tijuana and         Soccer. Sign-up deadline for an indoor       Meulen, vice president for health affairs, led festivities opening the   pital for sub-specialty care. For more infor-
  downtown Los Angeles; and Ronald            soccer tournament (started by popular        USC Family Practice Center in Pasadena.                                  mation call (626) 793-2181. s
  Gonzalez, who fashions sculptural rag       demand). All-U, women’s and HICCup
  and bone installations. Max F Schulz,       leagues on Feb. 5, fraternity and sorority
  USC professor emeritus, is curator.         on Feb. 6, co-ed on Feb. 19. Sponsored
  Hours: T  uesday through Friday, noon to    by USC Recreational Sports. Lyon
  5 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. USC     Center. Admission: $35 per team. (213-          Researchers to Assess Youths at Risk for Joining Gangs
  Fisher Gallery, Harris Hall. Free. (213-    740-5127)
  740-4561)                                                                                  by Meg Sullivan                                               ment is found in four out of five adolescent homi-
                                              Thursda, Feb. 3, 4 p.m.:Intramural
                                                       y                                                                                                   cides in Los Angeles County.”
  Through Feb. 26:
                 Unapocalyptic: The           Indoor Soccer Officials Clinic. Officials,       THREE USC RESEARCHERS will use an $850,000                        Maxson, Whitlock and Wolhstetter will assess
  Future That Never Was. An anti-mil-         captains and all independent players           grant from the U.S. Department of Education to                the subjects in the sixth through eighth grades
                                              must attend for rules and schedules.           research junior high school students at risk for              and again 18 months later. They will examine fea-
                                              Lyon Center. Admission: $35 per team.          joining gangs.                                                tures unique to the project’s six to nine focus
                                              (213-740-5127)                                     Cheryl Maxson, an authority on gangs and                  schools as well as the characteristics of each stu-
     USC Chronicle welcomes calendar list-
     ings from all areas of the university.                                                  gang violence, Monica Whitlock, a doctoral candi-             dent’s family, peer group, neighborhood and edu-
     Items should be submitted online at:           ,
                                              Sunday Feb. 6, 6 p.m.:Three-Point              date in sociology, and Priscilla “Penny”                      cational experience. The project is expected to
        http://www.usc.edu/calendar           Basketball Shootout. Recreational              Wohlstetter, an authority on school governance                take three years to complete.
         Click on “Add Your Event”            Sports challenges you to shoot the lights      and school reform, will track 400 students enrolled               “Within the first sample, we suspect some stu-
                                              out from the three-point line. Lyon            in Los Angeles middle schools experiencing a high             dents will get involved in gangs,” said
     To be considered for a featured item
     send any additional information and      Center. Free. (213-740-5127)                   level of gang activity and violence.                          Wohlstetter, a professor of educational policy,
     photos to:                                                                                  “Despite precipitous drops in gang homicide in            planning and administration in the Rossier School
                                              Friday, Feb. 4, 1 p.m.:Fitness Center          Los Angeles County, a high proportion of homi-                of Education and director of the school’s Center on
                Inga Kiderra
              Calendar Editor                 Orientation Session. The solution to           cides continues to show gang involvement, so it               Educational Governance. “We hope to compare
             KAP 246, MC 2538                 your New Year’s resolution. Every Fri-         remains really important to get at the root of                youths who join gangs with youths who are in the
          University Park Campus
       213-740-6156, fax 213-740-7600         day, Recreational Sports invites students,     this,” said Maxson, a research associate professor            same settings but didn’t join gangs – to find out
           e-mail:kiderra@usc.edu             faculty, staff, alumni, Lyon Center mem-       of sociology in the College of Letters, Arts and              what protected the second group.”
                                              bers and non-members to spend a few            Sciences and director of the Social Science                       The researchers hope their findings will pro-
     The deadline for the Feb. 14 issue is
     noon Wednesday, Feb. 2.                  minutes learning about the weight room         Research Institute’s interdisciplinary Center for the         vide insight to educators trying to design school-
                                              and the cardiovascular room. Lyon              Study of Crime and Social Control. “Gang involve-             based prevention and intervention efforts. s
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A ‘Nutty Professor’ Comes to USC Campus
Lights, camera, action – both films
and TV shows are at home here.
by Torie Daves                                                                       educated the next generation of
                                                                                     Hollywood filmmakers. The

              hile students were                                                     same policy that encourages
              away over winter                                                       playing host to film companies
              break this year, an                                                    requires that disruption of nor-
              unusual professor                                                      mal campus activities be mini-
perused books in the Mudd Hall                                                       mized.
of Philosophy’s Hoose Library.                                                           Some of the locations most
Close examination revealed the                                                       often utilized for filming are
educator to be actor Eddie                                                           Doheny Memorial Library,
Murphy in the persona of                                                             Alumni Park, Bovard Admin-
Professor Klump, central charac-                                                     istration Building, the indoor
ter in the upcoming film, “Nutty                                                      pool in the Physical Education
Professor II: The Klumps.” The                                                       Building, Dedeaux Field and
film is scheduled for release this                                                    McDonald’s Swim Stadium.
winter.                                                                                  “We try to accommodate as
    Since the 1930s, USC has                                                         much filming as we can because
been a location featured in hun-                                                     we feel it’s wonderful exposure
dreds of films, television shows,                                                     for the facilities,” said Don
commercials, print ads and pub-                                                      Lamont, aquatics director of the
lic service announcements. With                                                      Lyon Center and McDonald’s
the luster of being the nation’s                                                     Swim Stadium. “The income
top-ranked film and television                                                        brought in from film projects
school and with the nexus of the                                                     helps to subsidize our activities,
world’s film community in its                                                         ensuring that our programs are
backyard, it has long been bene-                                                     the best they can be.”
ficial for the university to make                                                         Because the university has
the campus available to profes-                                                      many alumni working in the
sional filmmakers. The reasons                                                        industry, it is natural that USC
are both financial and image                                                          graduates will come back to film,
building, particularly in the im-                                                    as was the case when director
portant area of alumni relations.                                                    Robert Zemeckis returned with
    For USC, on-campus filming                                                        “Forrest Gump.” Typically, at        Janet Jackson , above, plays Denise Gaines, the fiancée of Eddie Murphy’s character, Sherman Klump, in “Nutty Professor
is often a precarious balancing act                                                  least one alumnus is at work on      II: The Klumps.” Forty to 50 productions are filmed on the university campus each year, raising as much as $250,000 for
                                                                                                                          the university’s general fund.
between maintaining good rela-                                                       each production done here.
tions with staff, faculty and stu-                                                       Permission to film on campus
dents and raising money for the                                                      requires extensive university        include      “The   Graduate,”          campus filming coordinator,                 winter,” said May.
university’s general fund – as                                                       approvals and script review to       “Young Frankenstein,” “The              many of the 40 to 50 shows done               USC does not advertise its
much as $250,000 per year.                                                           assure compliance with universi-     Hunchback of Notre Dame,”               here each year come to USC                 availability as a film location,
Revenue is also generated for                                                        ty standards that prohibit nudity,   “Kiss the Girls,” and “City             because of the architecture of             but relies on word of mouth, a
individual departments used for                                                      racism, sexism, excessive vio-       Slickers II.”                           campus buildings.                          USC Website, and pictures on
filming.                                                                              lence or profanity and prohibit          USC has also been a starring           “Production companies real-             file with the California Film
    The university’s pro-filming                                                      topics that might tend to deni-      backdrop on television in “The          ly like filming at a university             Commission. s
stance is influenced by the pres-                                                     grate USC or higher education.       Paper Chase,” “Party of Five,”          that gives them that Ivy League
ence of the USC School of                                                                                                 “Ally McBeal” and “Felicity.”           look without having to go back             Torie Daves is associate director of
Cinema-Television, which for                                                         SOME OF THE best-known                   According to Elijah May,            East to find it – especially in             the USC Campus Film Offi  ce.
more than a half-century has                                                         films that used USC locations

                                                                                                                                             Filming for “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps” took place on campus Jan. 5 and 6. Mudd Hall of
                                                                                                                                             Philosophy’s Hoose Library (left) was crammed with equipment and a camera crew from the
                                                                                                                                             Universal Studios production. Above, giant condor cranes light up the exterior of Mudd Hall.
P H O T O S B Y E L I J A H M AY, A B O V E , A N D T O R I E D AV E S , R I G H T

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