General Meeting & Luncheons

For questions or additional information, please contact Debbie Wong and Lisa Up De Graff at programsvp@townandgownofusc.org.

2023-2024 Programs and Events (Upcoming)

Tuesday,
March 5, 2024

DR. BILL SWARTOUT
Professor in the Computer Science Department at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, Chief Technology Officer at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Co-Director of USC’s Center for Generative AI and Society
General Meeting & Luncheon

In 2009, Dr. Swartout received the Robert Engelmore Award from the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) for seminal contributions to knowledge-based systems and explanation, groundbreaking research on virtual human technologies and their applications, and outstanding service to the artificial intelligence community. Dr. Swartout is a Fellow of the AAAI, has served on their Board of Councilors and is past chair of the Special Interest Group on Artificial Intelligence (SIGART) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). He has been involved in cutting edge research and development of artificial intelligence systems throughout his career.

Honoring Town and Gown of USC Past Presidents

Tuesday,
April 2, 2024

TOWN AND GOWN OF USC BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
It is the Town and Gown of USC’s 120th birthday. Join our members and the USC community in a gala celebration.

Location: Town and Gown of USC Ballroom

Tuesday,
May 7, 2024

RONALD SARIAN
Adjunct Professor of Information Privacy at the USC Gould School of Law, Global Chief Privacy Officer for Ingram Micro
General Meeting & Luncheon

Professor Sarian was recruited to become general counsel for eHarmony in 2013. There, he provided strategic legal advice to all areas of data privacy. He implemented robust, best practices cybersecurity measures, including incident response plans, as well as privacy policies, terms of service, safety tips, and disaster recovery plans. He has been teaching information Privacy Law and is a nationally recognized leader, lecturer and panel member in privacy, cybersecurity and information governance.

Installing Town and Gown of USC Newly Elected and Appointed Board of Directors and Honoring Life Members

2023-2024 Programs and Events (Past Events)

Tuesday,
February 6, 2024

DR. ANDREW MCMAHON
Keck Provost Professor and Chair of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at Keck Medicine of USC.
General Meeting & Luncheon

Dr. McMahon is a leader in the field of developmental biology and his research has provided fundamental insights into the cell interactions driving assembly of multiple organ systems, including the central nervous system, skeleton and kidney. His research has identified diverse mechanisms regulating organ development, tissue repair and cancer. Dr. McMahon is a world renowned Stem Cell researcher.

Honoring Town and Gown of USC Scholars and Donors

Tuesday,
January 9, 2024

FATHER GREGORY BOYLE
Founder and Director of Homeboy Industries
General Meeting & Luncheon

Former Pastor of Dolores Mission Church in Los Angeles. Founder of Homeboy Industries in Los
Angeles, the largest gang-intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. He is a
renowned author, has received many awards and is an excellent motivational speaker.

Honoring Past ACC Chairs, Current Chair and Current ACC Presidents

Tuesday,
December 5, 2023

ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
General Meeting & Luncheon

A beloved USC tradition. Join friends and the USC community at our beautifully decorated and festive holiday luncheon. The USC Thornton Chamber singers, the premiere choral ensemble at the University of Southern California, will be our fabulous entertainment.

Tuesday,
November 7, 2023

NICOLA HARRISON
Local Author
General Meeting & Luncheon

Nicola Harrison is the author of three historical fiction novels, Montauk, The Show Girl, and the recently released book, Hotel Laguna. She is a member of the Writers Room, has short stories published in The Southampton Review and articles in Los Angeles Magazine and Orange Coast Magazine. She was the fashion and style staff writer for Forbes and has a weekly column at Lucky Magazine.

JULIE CHAN
Anchor, Alumna and Journalist

Julie Chan is a gifted journalist, thoughtful commentator and a force to be reckoned with in the media world! She is known for her in-depth interviews (i.e. Andrew Morton, Joan Lunden) where she brings her subjects’ authentic stories to life.

Join us for our first Town and Gown of USC book club meeting. We will be discussing the newly released book, Hotel Laguna which Publisher’s Weekly said “one to savor” and Town and Gown of USC member, Marcia Kreditor said “This historical fiction novel is a real good read. Interesting facts, characters and setting of course feels like home.”

Holiday Boutique in the Town and Gown of USC Courtyard

Tuesday,
October 3, 2023

ANDY STANKIEWICZ
Head Baseball Coach USC Trojans
General Meeting & Luncheon

Join us to hear about Coach Stankiewicz’s first season as the Head Coach of USC Baseball and to get a glimpse into the future of the program. In addition, we will feature the Trojan Marching Band to kick-off our first meeting of the year!

Lords and Ladies Day