WongKaren1smI recently joined with over 250 alumni leaders from around the world and partners from around campus at the 13th Annual USC Alumni Leadership Conference. I couldn’t help but beam with pride as I listened to the briefings from senior university officials and heard first-hand about the success of USC’s ambitious $6 billion capital campaign validating USC’s vision and goal of becoming one of the most influential research universities in the world.

USC has undergone an impressive and remarkable transformation in the past three decades since I was an undergrad and law student. There’s never been a better time to re-connect and re-engage with the Trojan family through APAA’s programs and events or to increase your current level of involvement. Exciting things are happening at USC and I hope you will find time to personally see and experience that excitement!


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Welcome to the APAA

Senior shares a different side of Africa through her camera

Lee first traveled to Uganda and worked as a photographer for 31 Bits — a social organization that employs large numbers of women making paper bead jewelry in northern Uganda. This spring Lee studied abroad in Botswana, and during the summer, continued her travels in Africa.

Lifelong and Worldwide

Fight On!
Karen Wong BS ’83, JD ‘86

USC Asian Pacific Alumni Association


USC researcher gets major commitment to study computer science

Shang-Hua Teng will be a member of this year’s class of Simons Investigators. The 5-year, $500,000 grants include the opportunity to renew the award for an additional five years, representing an unusually lengthy commitment to funding research into theoretical computer science.