The campus will bring together academics from a wide variety of fields and promote interaction between different cultures with eminent figures from across the globe.
The University of Southern California announced on Wednesday that it would be establishing a new campus in Washington, District of Columbia, which will be called the Capital Campus. This relocation would significantly boost USC's profile on the East Coast by enabling the institution to take advantage of the abundant academic and research talent that is available in that region.
As a leading research institution, the University of Southern California (USC) will organize conferences to bring together local, national, and worldwide specialists to debate contemporary issues.
The University System of Maryland now has a permanent office in the nation's capital. The President of the University of Southern California, Carol L. Folt, has said that the institution has plans to significantly improve the academic quality and innovative research that it does on the East Coast.
The District of Columbia is an excellent choice for the site of our new operational headquarters. Converging here are the worlds of the arts, various government agencies, academic institutions, and philanthropic organizations. Our nation's capital, Washington, D.C., gives our professionals, researchers, and students with unparalleled access to educational opportunities at the national level, as well as opportunities to network and participate in forums that shape public opinion.
The University of Southern California has a strong tradition of giving back to the greater Los Angeles region, and its students, faculty, and staff are eager to get involved in the dynamic civic scene in the city.
Because of its location in the lively area of Dupont Circle, the USC Capital Campus has developed into a center for intellectual and political policy debates as well as a connection point for international embassies and other diplomatic missions.
This has resulted in the campus becoming a hub for these types of activities. Because of its convenient location near other prominent academic institutions, government organizations, and policy think tanks, the opportunity for transdisciplinary collaboration among academics, policy experts, instructors, and students are considerably enhanced.
The new campus will, among other things, serve as the location for undergraduate and graduate programs in the sciences, arts, education, politics, communication, and journalism. This will bring the academic offerings of USC to the west coast.
The main campus of the University of Southern California is located on the East Coast
The campus located at 1771 North Street Northwest will serve as the center of operations for the organization on the East Coast. It will be outfitted with state-of-the-art office space, a variety of event rooms, and a rooftop terrace that provides stunning vistas of the city. Students and researchers will have enough room to study and work, and there are plans for a theatre as well as a bookshop affiliated with the University of Southern California.
They will have a direct and tangible connection to their alma mater, which is located on the other side of the continent, thanks to the 60,000-square-foot building that will act as a center for the many active Trojan alumni who now reside in the region and are employed there.
The USC Office of Research Advancement will also move to the Capital Campus. Since 2006, this office has been helping faculty researchers in Washington, D.C. get government funding for multidisciplinary research initiatives.
According to Ishwar K. Puri, the senior vice president for research and innovation at USC, having a physical presence in the nation's capital would significantly increase the opportunities for USC researchers to have an impact on the numerous crucial national dialogues on important issues that require an immediate response.
Our scholars can bring the entire weight of our many fields to bear on challenges about sustainability, media, culture, artificial intelligence, and healthcare in Washington, District of Columbia.
The Dean of the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California, Dana Goldman, believes that public policy research and collaboration is a natural fit for USC academics and students to engage on the most significant challenges affecting the nation and the global community.
In his perspective, the outbreak demonstrated "palpably" this point. USC's Capital Campus "expands on these lessons by offering a laboratory from which students may learn from politicians, study how our government works (or doesn't in certain conditions), and perform research on how to better our democracy."
DC's mayor extends a warm welcome to the USC Capital Campus.
In the areas of health care, policy, education, and research, as well as the arts, the University of Southern California plays a significant role in Los Angeles, and it has every intention of doing the same in Washington, District of Columbia. Washington, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has stated her contentment with the university's choice to settle there.
According to statements made by Bowser, the USC Capital Campus will act as a driving force behind the expansion of the city's northern Central Business District.
The revitalization plan for the District of Columbia integrates the new campus by drawing attention to the prosperous "Feds, Eds, and Meds" businesses in the area. We're really happy to have Trojans join us in the nation's capital as we 'fight on' for the city's recovery.
USC had a powerful presence in the nation's capital a long time before the uncountable Trojan alumni who today fill the city's top levels of government, science, the military, and the media. This is because USC was one of the first universities in the country to provide undergraduate degrees.
Students attending the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences have the opportunity to participate in a unique program that lasts for one academic semester and allows them to live, study, and work in the nation's capital.
The program requires students to do internships in a variety of settings, including but not limited to: the government, non-governmental organizations, advocacy groups, think tanks, consulting corporations, and legislative offices. A large number of students attending the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism get the opportunity to see the inner workings of the nation's capital during the Maymester sessions that last for two weeks.
To build upon the achievements of this and other programs located in Washington, D.C., the organization intends to initiate new forms of interdisciplinary research and collaboration.
USC will be able to reach out to more high school and community college students in the surrounding area when it opens its new campus. It will also give a central site for prospective students and its 6,000 alumni who live in the area.
Next month, Folt will host a grand opening ceremony for the facility. Speakers at the event will include Mayor Bowser, Congressman Goldman, Suzanne Nora Johnson, Head of the USC Board of Trustees, and Fred Ryan, Publisher of the Washington Post and USC Trustee.
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