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Current Exhibition

Celebrating the Life of George Raymond Shannon

Celebrating the Life of George Raymond Shannon, MSG, PhD
Kevin Xu Chair in Gerontology
Director of the Rongxiang Xu Regenerative Life Science Laboratory
May – August 2023

George Shannon, USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology instructional associate professor and holder of the Kevin Xu Chair in Gerontology, passed away on March 1, 2023. He was 84. This exhibit features images that highlight Shannon’s years in “the business” as an actor and model, and how he returned to academia and found his way to Gerontology. Along with biographical descriptions, this exhibit allows Gerontology School faculty and staff, the USC community, and the public to appreciate the multiple facets of Shannon’s unique life.

The Sophie Davis Gallery is located between the lobby and auditorium.
It is open to the public during the School’s operating hours: Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm.
For more information, contact Emily Nabors at

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