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  • Obama says kidnapping of Nigerian girls shows man’s ‘darkest impulses’

    May 8, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    President Barack Obama issued a somber warning on Wednesday that the kidnapping of Nigerian girls and sectarian conflicts worldwide are a sign that "we have not extinguished man's darkest impulses."

    Obama accepted a humanitarian award from director Steven Spielberg at the...

  • Spielberg announces new genocide research center

    By Ryan Torok

    April 25, 2014 | 5:25 pm

    A new Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the USC Shoah Foundation — announced today during a press conference at the University of Southern California — represents a milestone for the 20-year-old organization, according to filmmaker Steven Spielberg.

    Spielberg, who...

  • USC Shoah Foundation announces center for genocide research

    By Tom Tugend

    April 25, 2014 | 1:01 pm

    Establishment of a Center for Advanced Genocide Research at the University of Southern California (USC) was announced on April 25 by filmmaker Steven Spielberg, founder of the USC Shoah Foundation, and USC President C.L. Max Nikias, according to a press release.

    The center’s...

  • DNC chair: Perception of division on Israel within Democratic Party is totally untrue

    By Jared Sichel

    April 18, 2014 | 1:24 pm

    Jewish values and Democratic Party values are in sync; there is no split among elected Democratic officials when it comes to Israel; the rise in anti-Israel movements on American campuses must be fought; and the Republicans are going to give Democrats a run for their money in...

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  • USC’s Jews, Muslims unite in quest for meat

    By Jared Sichel

    January 10, 2014 | 1:27 pm

    A common quest to answer the question “Where’s the beef?” has brought together Jews and Muslims at the University of Southern California (USC).

    Until recently, junior Mushfiqur Chowdhury was forced to rely on Muslim Student Union (MSU) events or rides from friends to off-campus...

  • Food trucks: Have kosher, will travel

    By Jared Sichel

    November 20, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    Finding space to move inside the tiny kitchen of The Kosher Palate food truck is tough, but that hasn’t stopped owner Michele Grant from using it to cook up plenty of creative meals for her menu.

    “Who doesn’t like tater tots?” asked Grant recently, as she showed off one of her...

  • Jewish art spans city with ‘Sacred Words, Sacred Texts’

    October 30, 2013 | 1:28 pm

    The Jewish art scene in Los Angeles is a small but vibrant community that spans generations, styles, and the full length and breadth of the city itself. Now, for the first time, three of L.A.’s preeminent Jewish institutions — Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion...

  • Gina Nahai sues USC for discrimination

    By Danielle Berrin

    October 8, 2013 | 3:07 pm

    Gina Nahai, the distinguished Iranian-American author, has filed a workplace discrimination and harassment lawsuit against the University of Southern California and one of its employees, Brighde Mullins, an award-winning playwright and poet who serves as director of the USC...

  • How campus rabbis sermonize

    By Jared Sichel

    September 3, 2013 | 10:31 am

    Jonathan Gordon didn’t grow up particularly observant. Until his bar mitzvah, he attended High Holy Days services with his parents, but once he turned 13 he stopped going — he felt unengaged.

    That is until he started his undergraduate education at the University of Southern...

  • L.A. return is true Blu

    August 14, 2013 | 11:36 am

    In the 65 years since Israel’s independence, no sports team there has been more successful than Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball club. Along with 50 Israeli championships and 40 national cups, Maccabi first made international history upon winning its inaugural European Championship back...

  • Practical app-lications

    June 19, 2013 | 1:23 pm

    Apps entertain, make life easier, provide a way for us to stay up to date on current events and much more. Some are vital, others less so, but the best are the ones that strike that balance between simplicity and innovation and leave us asking, “How did I ever get by without this?”...

  • Dental care for all

    April 3, 2013 | 2:34 pm

    Navah Paskowitz knows that her 4-year-old son, Edwin, is long overdue for a dental checkup, but she’s terrified to take him for one.

    About eight months ago, the Sherman Oaks resident and her husband took Edwin, who was diagnosed with autism, to his first visit with a dentist. As...

  • USC student Samuel Levine dies tragically

    By Ryan Torok

    March 21, 2013 | 5:24 pm

    University of Southern California student Samuel Levine has died in an accident while on spring break in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico  He was 22.

    "Our deepest sympathies are with Sam’s parents and family members," said Steve A. Kay, dean of the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and...

  • Israeli economics 101

    January 23, 2013 | 4:18 pm

    Ofek Lavian has two passions: business and Israel, his native land.

    What he felt that he was missing when he went to college at the University of Southern California was an opportunity to learn about his home country while interacting with people who shared his same interests in...

  • Attracting Gen Y at GA

    November 13, 2012 | 5:01 pm

    A dozen officials from The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles flew to Baltimore this week to attend the annual conference of the national body representing 155 federations, where they discussed many of the urgent challenges confronting American and Canadian Jewry.

    But Gary...

  • Jews push for Prop. 30

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    November 1, 2012 | 11:28 am

    With recent polls showing that support has fallen below 50 percent for Proposition  30 — Gov. Jerry Brown’s temporary tax hike initiative that would help fund education across California — Jewish organizers working on behalf of the measure are working hard to convince Californians...

  • Power of propaganda, from Nazi era to now

    By Ryan Torok

    September 27, 2012 | 3:52 pm

    One man’s propaganda is another man’s fact,” writer Eli Attie told an audience of approximately 100 students and other guests gathered at the University of Southern California’s Doheny Memorial Library. They were gathered for the panel discussion “Mind Over Media: Politics,...

  • USC Israel fellow named an ‘AIPAC ally’ for second consecutive year

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 8, 2012 | 12:39 pm

    At its conference in Washington, D.C., this week, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) recognized Ido Adulamy, the Jewish Agency Israel Fellow to Hillel at the University of Southern California, as one of its best allies on North American college campuses.

    It was...

  • USC leaders visit Israel with eye toward expanding academic ties

    February 29, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    A delegation of trustees, professors and faculty from the University of Southern California (USC) benefited from the spring sunshine in Israel, an unexpected bonus (or perhaps lucky selling point) on a trip to explore increased academic ties with Israeli institutions.

    The group...

  • Israeli powers Toledo to landmark women’s hoop title

    April 5, 2011 | 3:09 pm

    Naama Shafir, a Sabbath-observing Israeli, scored a career-high 40 points to power the University of Toledo women’s basketball team to the school’s first national postseason championship in any sport.

    Shafir hit 13 of 27 shots as the host Rockets defeated the University of Southern...

  • Proposed USC-Dubai journalism school concerns faculty and community

    By Bill Boyarsky

    October 29, 2008 | 8:27 pm

    Faculty members at the USC Annenberg School for Communications are deep into a controversy that should be of interest to the Jewish community.

    It concerns a proposal from USC for a $3 million contract for Annenberg to work with the American University in Dubai to create a journalism...

  • The Straight-Talk Express returns

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 10, 2008 | 3:08 pm

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    Cheering for the wrong team in the 2006 Rose Bowl

    John McCain’s off-handed snipe at his wife’s alma mater, the University of Spoiled Children, has won some of my favor. An LA Times op-ed with the details after the jump.

  • Shoah Foundation Makes USC Its Home

    By Tom Tugend

    October 27, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    With a mixture of elation and nostalgia, filmmaker Steven Spielberg last week formally turned over his Shoah Foundation, with 52,000 videotaped testimonies of Holocaust survivors and witnesses, to the University of Southern California.

    "I feel like a proud and wistful parent whose...

  • Protest for Labor Rights

    By  Orit Arfa

    July 29, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    For the past four years, the predominantly Latino hospitality and housing employees at the University of Southern California have been fighting for a written guarantee of job security. Now, union leaders representing the workers have turned to Jewish leaders to support what they...
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