Wallis Annenberg Hall Grand Opening, Wednesday, Oct. 1

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By: Press Release | USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism

Wallis Annenberg Hall features high-tech classrooms and a state-of-the-art Media Center that is the newsroom of the future — it seamlessly blends digital, video and audio production with up-to-the-minute technologies that are scalable and flexible as new innovations pop up. The building — which was designed with the input of students, staff and faculty –  features an ultramodern interior with a four-story atrium, a media wall, a Greek assembly-style sunken forum, movable walls and a focus on drop-in, transparent, collaborative spaces.

• WHAT: Grand opening of the new Wallis Annenberg Hall. It’s camera-ready, with confetti cannons, Trojan Marching Band, and ribbon cutting. Reception and tours will immediately follow.

• WHEN: October 1, at noon
• WHERE: Wallis Annenberg Hall, University of Southern California. 3630 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089. (See campus map at http://web-app.usc.edu/maps/#upc/)

• WHO:

President C.L. Max Nikias
Wallis Annenberg, President and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation
Dean Ernest J. Wilson III
School of Journalism Director Willow Bay School of Communication Director Sarah Banet-Weiser
MSNBC Anchor Alex Witt
Annenberg faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends

• PARKING: Contact Gretchen Parker at gretchen.parker@usc.edu for driving directions and parking reservations.

• MORE: High-resolution photos and a fact sheet about Wallis Annenberg Hall are available for download. You may also view and embed videos of the building and students.

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