DAILY TROJAN, Vol. 139, No. 9, January 25, 2000
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Did you know... Tin* College of Letters, Arts und Sciences opened ill 1880 with 14 students for itb 10-member (acuity. L! <ttroJan4luM.edu http://www.uM.adu/itt NEWSPAPER THE UNIVERSITY SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA January 21,2000 Vol. CXXXIX, No. • Former dean and historian dead at 97 Obituary: Administrator Tracy E. Strevey remembered for his sensitivity and strong leadership By CHARM SCHULER AjtHwtunt City Editor Five days before his 98th birthday, USC administrator and historian Trucy E. Strevey died following a brief illness Saturday in Leisure World, laguna Woods, Calif. The Westfield, III., native was an expert on U.S. cultural history, having studied and taught the subject at a number of universities across the world. Strevey spent more than 20 years at USC, starting as a history professor and deun of the College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. He was responsible for a number of reforms that gave the faculty full participation in decision-making processes such as appointments and promotions, budget preparation and tenure-status determination. Director of USC Kineriti College Paul Hadley said that Strevey’s attention to the role of faculty was “sensitive...and very sincere on his part. "He understood USC and the Trojan traditions and wanted to be part of it all," said Hadley, who worked and played golf with Strevey. Hadley said that Strevey was an "excellent golfer" who kept himself in good condition. Speaking on behalf of the Retired Faculty Association, Hadley said that Strevey, at age 90, was “vigorous, articulate and perceptive.” During Strevey’s administration at USC, he spread his devotion to improving education to include other countries. In 1957, the U.S. Department of State sent Strevey to India, where he lectured at colleges and universities and discussed mutual problems in higher education. He was also a member of a team of educators in Iran who surveyed the University of Tehran in May, 1958. In 1960, under the administration of USC President Norman Topping, Strevey became the vice president for academic affairs. In addition, he served on the executive committees of the Western College Association, the American Association of Higher Education and the American Association of Academic Deans. He retired six years later, but not before overseeing the formation of the curriculum at the School of Religion and the development of summer and student honors programs for study abroad at Cambridge, England. I see Obituary, page 111 By GINA VALENCIA Staff Writer Exploring what some regard as the most religiously diverse city in the world, several organizations are sponsoring events focusing on Los Angeles’ religious communities living together in peace. "We have such a wide range of religious groups and people," said Rabbi Susan Laemmle, dean of Religious Life and one of the coordinators for the events. “How do we get along...when everybody thinks they are right?” “On Common Ground: Los Angeles as a Microcosm of the World’s Religions" includes an exhibit of 100 black-and-white photographs by Paris-based photojournalist Jerry Berndt capturing people from various religions participating in their respective religious acts. The exhibit is on display in the Lindhurst Gallery in Watt Hall of the School of Fine Arts until this evening. “Reflections on Religious Pluralism” will be held at the gallery from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The reception will feature the photographer and a discussion with Laemmle and Robert Bellah, a professor emeritus of sociology at UC Berkeley. USC is sponsoring the events in conjunction with grants titled “Southern California in the World/The World in Southern California,” the six-month series that reflects different practices and ways of life throughout the area, including USC, and how they relate to the world. “USC decided to do this (project) in honor of the millennium under the banner of SC/W (Southern California/World) and offer grants to professors who wanted to apply," Laemmle said. The grants will be used to fund events and activities that all share the international theme of SC/W, Laemmle said. Don Miller, professor of religion and director of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture, and Laemmle decided on a topic that would focus on one of Los Angeles’ greatest assets — religious diversity. The religious focus will end on Wednesday with a multifaith celebration from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at United University Church. Edna Munoz, the student coordinator for the multifaith celebration, said she is excited about the outcome of the event she worked to put together. “I’ve interacted with so many students and have gotten to learn about many different religions on I see Religion, page 3 I “How do we get along... when everybody thinks they are right?." Rabbi Susan Laemmle dean Religious Life Director Howard donates $750,000 for screening room Gift New facility, expected to open by fall, to help students in changing film industry By KIMBERLY TABA Assignment Editor A digital screening room will be added in the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts, thanks to a donation to the School of Cinema-Television by actor, director, producer and former student Ron Howard. The amount of the donation was $750,000, according to the Los Angeles Times. ‘There’s no digital facility (at a school) like this in the country," said Marlene Loadvine, associate dean for external relations. “Many alumni, especially George Lucas and Robert Zemeckis, know this is where the industry is headed and they have encouraged us to do so, to train students for the workplace and picking up change and going forward.” The screening room was already in the architectural plans when Howard decided to fund it, but the specifics are still being worked out, said Justin Wilson, development office coordinator. “Our hope is that it will be one of the most state-of-the-art screening rooms in the country,” Wilson said. “We were always going to have a screening room. Through this gift we’re going and making it as state of the art as possible.” The screening room is expected to be ready for student use by fall and is projected to seat 48 people, Wilson said. It will mainly be used for screening student projects and to hold cin-ema-television classes. However, non-cinema majors may only be able to use the room if enrolled in one of the production courses at the Zemeckis Center, Loadvine said. Students have been shooting projects with digital cameras, Loadvine said, but to screen the films they must either bring in digital projectors or transfer them to a different medium. Combined with the other digital elements in the Zemeckis Center, the screening room is expected to help train students for the changing industry. “For the time being, (USC students) will certainly have a leg up and edge in training,” Loadvine said. “Most studios don’t even have elements that we have.” While cinema students agree that the industry is turning digital, reactions to the use of the donation is mixed. “It sounds like a really good idea if the Zemeckis building ever gets used,” said Andrew Bartlett, a junior majoring in cinema production. “(Some classes) are going to digital. Once those are digital, a projector is good. I see Gift, page 14 I Ron Howard Break on through: The USC men’s basketball team joins the elite with its inclusion in the Associated Press Top 25 poll, ________________ So you wanna be a DJ: A new web site provide the tools to transmit your musical taste. <j For Vour Information 2 OH th„ Wirt, 3 Roundup 3 flood Wart/Bud Wa«k 7 ClMalfUdt 12 Cromword Puzzle 13 ShWvY#* Van \ Dmty Pictures of progress. Photographs of people practicing various religions are In the Lindhurst Gallery as part of a religious diversity series. Religious coexistence explored
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Tin* College of Letters, Arts und Sciences opened ill 1880 with 14 students for itb 10-member (acuity.