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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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USC Price School signs new pact with Sonora, Mexico

The memorandum of understanding promotes policy dialogue and joint research in immigration, border trade and other key areas.

The USC Price School of Public Policy, through its Office of Global Engagement, established a memorandum of understanding with the Mexican state of Sonora.

The pact promotes policy dialogues between faculty and government leaders, leading to joint research on areas like immigration, border trade, climate change, public health and sustainable development.

“This agreement with Sonora is an excellent opportunity to increase the Price School’s global impact, especially in a region that is so important to the U.S. politically and economically,” said Angela McCracken, director of USC’s Mexico office. “The Price School is engaging deeply with Mexico through consulting, research collaboration and training.”

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Chinese university inaugurates namesake institute for USC Nobel laureate

The Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen will support international collaborations and cutting-edge research in bioinformatics and computer-aided enzyme and drug design.

On April 10, Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel was in Shenzhen, China, the guest of honor at the inauguration of a new research institute that bears his name. The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Shenzhen, a prestigious university in a major biotech city, is now home to the Arieh Warshel Institute of Computational Biology.

Warshel, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the holder of the Dana and David Dornsife Chair in Chemistry, has been involved with the university since 2014, spending about one week a year there giving public lectures and research presentations.

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USC Viterbi School signs collaborative agreement with Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Delegations from the two schools met to sign an agreement that will strengthen collaborative research and academic development.

On Friday, February 3, 2017, the USC Viterbi School of Engineering welcomed a delegation of Bauhaus-Universität Weimar from Thuringia, Germany. Among the delegation of 13 was Dean Hans-Joachim Bargstädt, and Wolfgang Tiefensee, former Federal Minister for Transport, Building and Urban Development under Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. Tiefensee is currently the State Minister of Economy, Science and the Digital Society. The visiting school’s delegation met with Viterbi administrators, including Vice Dean Raghu Raghavendra to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that signifies the two schools working to “enlarge and broaden cooperation and establish collaboration on further academic and research related development activities.”

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