MEDIA ADVISORY: USC opens Iovine and Young Hall at the intersection of innovation and entrepreneurship

September 26, 2019

Contact: USC Media Relations, uscnews@usc.edu or (213) 740-2215


  • Jimmy Iovine, co-founder of USC Iovine and Young Academy and Beats Electronics, music producer and visionary
  • Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, co-founder of USC Iovine and Young Academy and Beats Electronics, CEO of Aftermath Entertainment
  • Carol L. Folt, USC president
  • Erica Muhl, dean and founding executive director of USC Iovine and Young Academy


Dedication ceremony for Iovine and Young Hall, a new kind of learning space featuring technology-rich printing, electronics labs and alumni incubator space. The building rises above the spot where Los Angeles’ old and new city grids meet. It was designed with input from USC Iovine and Young Academy leadership, faculty and students.

The Academy was founded in 2013 with a $70 million gift from entrepreneurs Jimmy Iovine and Andre “Dr. Dre” Young, who shared a vision for a daring educational startup. The Academy offers a new kind of education at the intersection of four essential disciplines: art and design; technology and engineering; business and venture management; and communication.


USC Iovine and Young Hall, 3780 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089


Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 12 p.m.


  • Maker spaces in transparent setting
  • Second-floor deck overlooking Exposition Park and Natural History Museum
  • Walls designed to be written on as part of the collaborative process
  • High-resolution photos here


  • Space is limited. RSVP must be received no later than 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 to reserve a seat or a spot on the riser
  • Check in no later than 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2; late arrivals may not be admitted and all media will be asked to show credentials
  • RSVP for parking instructions

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