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Emeriti College

The USC Emeriti College, a division of the USC Emeriti Center, was established in 1990. It aims to identify and advance the continuing intellectual interests of retirees. 

The USC Emeriti College facilitates the service of scholars to society, helping disseminate their accumulated knowledge and wisdom in lectures, short courses and occasional publications both collegially and for the benefit of the general public. The College’s ultimate goal is to provide means by which mature persons may keep their minds vigorous, their interests expanding and deepening, and their skills sharp.

Retired faculty and staff teach or take courses together to share their knowledge and participate in new learning experiences. Every year the Emeriti College sponsors many events and programs in the community, including lectures, discussions, and multi-generational forums. Many retired faculty and staff teach or take courses to share their knowledge or participate in new learning experiences. The philosophy that “retirement is a terrible thing to waste” is evident in their attitudes and their enthusiasm.

The principal activities of the College include:

Offering short courses that arise from the interests of both retirees and teachers

Developing special courses for USC faculty and staff interested in knowing more about retirement and preparing for retirement.

Enrichment Classes

Community Involvement

Providing presenters for community and university organizations

Hosting a lecture series at The Huntington Library through the Noboru Inamoto Lectureship program

The friends and family of Noboru Inamoto established the Inamoto Lectureship in 1997 as a means of fulfilling the lifelong ideals of Professor Inamoto: to support closer ties between individuals and institutions in the United States of America and Japan and other East Asian countries.

With thanks to Barbara Inamoto, our generous retiree donor and widow of Prof. Noboru Inamoto, the USC Emeriti Center is co-sponsoring a series of evening lectures at the Huntington Library February through April.

Funded Research

Funding grants to Emeriti scholars for continued empirical or archival research

Supporting undergraduate internships to assist Emeriti scholars in research and writing projects

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Providing opportunities for colloquia, book clubs, and theatre groups

Assisting USC retirees to exhibit their artistic and scholarly work

Facilitating the opportunities to perform

Offering additional opportunities to gather collegially

Special Initiatives

Mentoring Students and Faculty

Sponsoring the Intergenerational Forum on Global Change in collaboration with the USC Mentoring Program