Twenty-One New Fellows Inducted Into USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

On Thursday, May 16, the USC Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study honored its newest fellows in a special ceremony in Doheny Memorial Library. University Professor and USC Libraries Associate Dean Kevin Starr, who directs the academy, inducted 21 USC students as Academy Fellows—its largest group of inductees to date—presenting them with certificates and academic stoles. 

The new fellows are: 

  • Miruna Barnoschi
  • Annmarie Bernal 
  • Annaliese Birrer 
  • Patricia Blanco 
  • Clay Busia
  • Cody Busia 
  • William Scott Fairbanks 
  • Alex Fullman 
  • Thomas Goedecke 
  • Sean Hernandez 
  • Pavitra Krishnamani 
  • Eden Leibowitz 
  • Elvira Limpid 
  • Richard Ly 
  • Sean-Andrew Martin 
  • Elizabeth Moss 
  • Bryan Oberle 
  • Swathi Prasad 
  • Vikram Ramanarayanan 
  • Warren Tichenor II 
  • Tyler Tyburski

USC Libraries Dean Catherine Quinlan welcomed the crowd of inductees, family, friends, faculty, and others to the ceremony. Newly inducted Academy Fellows Pavitra Krishnamani and Warren Tichenor II also delivered remarks.

Dean Catherine Quinlan welcomes the crowd of inductees, parents, faculty, administrators, and others to the ceremony.

Warren Tichenor II delivers his remarks.

Academy Fellow Pavitra Krishnamani delivers her remarks.