USC Marshall’s International Business Education and Research (IBEAR) program celebrates 40 years of success

USC Marshall was one of the first business schools in the country to make global education a priority. This month, one of its first innovative programs for international business education celebrates its 40th year—proving the old axiom that everything gets (even) better with age.

Today, Marshall’s International Business Education and Research (IBEAR) MBA maintains its place at the forefront of global business education, continuing to push the standard it helped set for leadership and executive training back in the 70s.

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USC partners on plan to help Japan’s older population — at a beauty college

Beauticians work with the aging population at the Yamano Beauty College. The Japanese culture places a premium on service and hospitality, known as omontenashi. (Photo/Courtesy of Yamano Beauty College)

From the dramatic hairdos and makeup made famous through the centuries-old Geisha culture to the fashion-forward stylings of today’s Harajuku girls, Japan has long been a world leader in beauty trends.

As part of what is called a super-aging society, the Yamano Beauty College in Japan is at the vanguard of another movement as well.

Through a unique partnership with the University of Southern California Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, the school is preparing beauticians-to-be to meet the needs of Japan’s older adults. From health screenings to house calls, this collaboration recognizes the front-line role today’s beauty school students will play in caring for aging clients in Japan, the country with the oldest population in the world.

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USC Annenberg No. 1 in international communication and media studies ranking

Wallis Annenberg Hall (Photo/Chris Shinn)

John New’s journey to USC began with a Skype conversation and a challenge.

He was searching for an international graduate program that would not only provide a deep foundation in media and communications, but also ensure access to the field’s top scholars and practitioners.

“You’ll never find what you’re looking for,” New’s skeptical brother Danny said.

Like many other students, especially international students, New turned to the QS World University Rankings to help guide his research. That’s when he discovered USC Annenberg holds the No. 1 spot in the communication and media studies subject ranking.

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END OF TRANSITION: USC hosts international conference in Yerevan, Armenia

Salpi Ghazarian, director of the USC Institute of Armenian Studies (Photo/USC Institute of Armenian Studies)

The Provost of the University of Southern California, Dr. Michael Quick, and Dr. Anthony Bailey, USC’s Vice-President for Strategic and Global Initiatives as well as dignitaries and over twenty scholars from Armenia and around the world participated in the second part of “The End of Transition: Shifting Focus a Quarter Century After the Soviet Collapse” international conference, held on May 23-24, in Yerevan, Armenia.

Organized by the USC Institute of Armenian Studies, the conference’s first part was held on the USC campus April 9 and 10, and featured scholars and specialists from across the globe as they discussed Armenia’s trajectory since independence in 1991.

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World’s largest international education conference comes to Los Angeles, with support of USC

The Spirit of Troy plays “Como Ves” with Ozomotli at LA Live during NAFSA’s opening night celebration.

The National Association for Foreign Student Affairs (NAFSA), the world’s largest association dedicated to advancing international education, launched its annual conference over the Memorial Day weekend with a Community Celebration featuring the Spirit of Troy and Ozomatli, the two-time Grammy award-winning Latin rock band from Los Angeles. In celebration of the nearly 10,000 attendees, the USC Trojan Marching Band played “Fight On,” “Tusk” and others and ended their set by playing “Como Ves” in collaboration with Ozomatli.

The conference, themed “Expanding Community, Strengthening Connections,” drew international educators and delegations from over 100 countries to learn and share best practices with the global education community from May 28-June 2.

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Global journey comes to a successful end for first World Bachelor in Business grads

The first graduates of the World Bachelor’s in Business program celebrate their accomplishments. (Photo/William Vasta)

For Daniel Resch WBB ’17, the biggest culture shock wasn’t leaving his home on the Spanish isle of Majorca and coming to Los Angeles. It was the mindset of American college students that perplexed him.

“Everyone here was extremely driven in the professional sense,” he said. “I had to Google what an ‘internship’ was. I thought college came first, then you work.”

He caught on soon enough. And on May 12 he donned regalia and walked along with his classmates in the USC Marshall School of Business undergraduate commencement ceremony as one of the first graduates of the World Bachelor in Business program.

But instead of claiming one degree, he would be taking three, from three business schools on three continents, which he had attended each of his previous three years.

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Lemann Foundation in Brazil makes gift to USC Marshall funding endowed chair and social entrepreneurship scholarships

The Lemann Foundation of Brazil has made a gift to the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business in support of entrepreneurship research and student scholarships.

“The Lemann Foundation recognizes the importance of educational opportunities as well as the value of entrepreneurship,” said James G. Ellis, dean of USC Marshall. “This generous gift at once supports both.”

The gift supports up to six scholarships for Brazilian students enrolled in the Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship degree (MSSE), as well as the Lemann Chair in Entrepreneurship.

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USC and universities in Hong Kong and South Korea begin new dual degree master’s degree program

USC Rossier partners on global program for bilingual education teachers with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Yonsei University. (Photo/Courtesy of HKUST)

The USC Rossier School of Education is launching a new dual master’s degree program to help address the growing demand for bilingual education teachers in Chinese, Korean and other languages.

The World Master’s in Language Teaching program, to begin this fall will bring USC Rossier together with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.

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Chinese tech pioneers look back at their USC years

In the 1980s, the first wave of engineering students from China came to USC, and they’ve helped transform high tech.

The two-story house at 1175 29th St. looks little different than most around it in Los Angeles’ West Adams neighborhood. But this unexceptional dwelling north of the USC University Park Campus has an exceptional past.

More than 30 years ago, in 1984–1985, this Craftsman housed scores of students from China—most of them engineers—who came to America with hopes of parlaying a USC degree into a passport for success.

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Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela receives award at USC

Consul General of Mexico in Los Angeles Carlos Garcia de Alba, USC Vice President Anthony Bailey, LA Dodgers legend Fernando Valenzuela, Governor of Sonora Claudi Pavlovich Arrellano, Director of US-Mexico Network at USC Pamela Starr, Minister of Education for the State of Sonora Ernesto de Lucas Hopkins.

As part of the university’s participation in the “Year of Mexico in Los Angeles”, USC hosted legendary Dodger’s pitcher Fernando Valenzuela as he received a citation and award from his home state of Sonora, Mexico. A superstar in both Los Angeles and his home country, Valenzuela is one of the best left-handed pitchers and hitters in Major League history, and is currently a Spanish-language broadcaster for the Dodgers.

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