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Mexican Delegation Visits USC to Discuss Cooperative Programs


C. L. Max Nikias speaks with Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, right, during a visit from a delegation of senior Mexican officials July 7. (USC Photo/Eric Abelev)

USC President C. L. Max Nikias and Anthony Bailey, vice president for strategic and global initiatives, hosted a senior delegation of officials from Mexico on campus yesterday to discuss USC’s growing relationship with the country. Led by Mexico’s secretary of foreign affairs, Claudia Ruiz Massieu Salinas, the group also included Paulo Carreño King, undersecretary for North America and Carlos García de Alba, consul general of Mexico in Los Angeles.

“We have made a concerted effort to create closer bonds with Mexican institutions and I am thrilled that these efforts are now bearing fruit,” Nikias said. “Whether hosting brilliant Mexican postdoctoral researchers at USC or conducting joint research with leading Mexican universities, there’s little doubt that these kinds of partnerships create broad-reaching benefits. I was tremendously pleased to hear Secretary Ruiz Massieu express her support for our efforts as well as her hope that USC can deepen these ties in the years to come.”

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USC School of Pharmacy Receives Gift Supporting International Outreach and Education


Eunjoo Pacifici, D.K. Kim, Frances Richmond and USC School of Pharmacy Interim Dean Glen Stimmel, from left (Photo/Melany Duval)

A $200,000 gift to the International Center for Regulatory Science by philanthropist D.K. Kim will expand global outreach efforts by the USC School of Pharmacy, establishing international service and summer scholars program funds. The gift will create the D.K. Kim International Service Fund to support clinical service programs that will train pharmacy students to become primary health care providers to patients in underserved areas of developing countries, providing much-needed medical services to individuals who may not otherwise receive proper care. To read the full article click here.

New International Master’s Degree Prepares Entrepreneurs, Leaders for Global Public Policy Challenges


The international master’s degree in Global Public Policy, offered by the USC Price School is the first of its kind.

Meeting global policy challenges requires new levels of coordination and cooperation on an international scale. An inventive new degree program offered by the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy and the University of Hong Kong addresses the global demand for training and education to shape future leaders capable of identifying key resources, creating solutions to complex problems, and managing unprecedented change. To read the full article click here.

USC Viterbi-Bayeco Team Selected for US-China Ecopartnership Program

US-China Ecopartners
The participating MOU signatories of the US-China Ecopartnership, including Dean Yortsos and Bayeco Chairman and CEO Wei Wei, pose with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Ambassador Max Baucus, in Beijing. (Photo courtesy of Bayeco)

A partnership between the USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the Bay Environmental Technology Corp (Bayeco) has been selected by the US Department of State and the Chinese government for membership in the US-China EcoPartnership program. The official signing ceremony took place in Beijing during the 8th US-China Strategy and Economy Dialogue (SED) at which U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Chinese State Councilor Jiechi Yang, and several high-level US and Chinese Government officials were present. To read the full article click here.

Entrepreneur Wenxue Wang Elected to USC Board of Trustees


Wenxue Wang is founder and chairman of China Fortune Land Development. (Photo/Courtesy of Wenxue Wang)

Two new members have been named to the USC Board of Trustees: Wenxue Wang, founder and chairman of China Fortune Land Development, and attorney and entrepreneur Michael E. Adler ’86 MBA ’92. Both were elected June 1.

Wang is founder and chairman of China Fortune Land Development (CFLD) which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and is a leading expert in investment and operation of industrial zones in China. Wang also provides civic leadership in China. He has consulted for the National People’s Congress of China, the legislative body of the central Chinese government, as a member of its Business Group of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. He has also served as a representative of the 11th and 12th People’s Congress for Hebei Province, China.  To read the full article click here.

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