USC to face Penn State in 2017 Rose Bowl
It’s the first time in Pasadena for both teams since they faced off there in 2009.
Monday event to honor Bosco Tjan
The USC Dornsife professor is remembered as a generous colleague, outstanding teacher and selfless mentor.
The myth of the Rust Belt revolt
USC’s Daria Roithmayr and a colleague note that Donald Trump didn’t flip white working-class voters; instead, Democrats lost them.
Does Trump tax plan for the rich add up?
As the president-elect and his treasury secretary designee say there will be no “absolute” tax cut for the wealthy, USC’s Edward J. McCaffery sees reason for both hope and skepticism.
The New York Times
At Standing Rock, an American Indian protest for everyone
What is novel about this protest, notes USC Dornsife’s David Treuer, is that the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the outside protesters are working together. There is no “leader,” no titular head. And an overwhelming number of the protesters are women.
U.S. News & World Report
Could Trump shock a divided nation back to life?
The president-elect’s outsider status may present an opportunity to mend fences, says Frank Zerunyan of the USC Price School.
Why startup leaders need to use ‘third space thinking’
Tomorrow’s jobs demand new ways of thinking, writes USC Annenberg Dean Ernest Wilson, but the necessary skills to excel at them are in short supply.
The New York Times
With shifts in national mood come shifts in words we use, study suggests
People tend to use more positive words than negative ones, and researchers like USC’s Morteza Dehghani are looking at how that phenomenon may change over time.
The Wall Street Journal
How the driverless car could transform older adults’ lives
USC’s Paul Irving notes that disconnected retirees could reconnect, new opportunities for work and volunteer activities could flourish, access to health providers could improve — and the benefits could spread. And the benefits could spread.
Stress may be contagious among family members
Families don’t just share holiday feasts this time of year, they may share stress as well, according to new research from USC.
Why toddlers love to play hide and seek
USC’s Henrike Moll and Allie Khalulyan discover that children believe they really are invisible behind their hands.
The Wall Street Journal
Founders have to choose between growth — and keeping control
To a founder, maintaining control of a startup might be a good boost for the ego. But, USC’s Noam Wasserman found, it often comes at a price: a lower valuation for the company.
12:30 p.m. kickoff set for Saturday’s Notre Dame game
The Trojans take on the Fighting Irish at the Coliseum.
Minnesota Public Radio
A post-election reading list
USC’s David Ulin joins in putting together a list of books that can shed light on how we got where we are, and what may be ahead.
Get up to speed on some turbulent USC research
The work by engineer Mitul Luhar could have an impact on fuel efficiency, flight time and aircraft maintenance.
In memoriam: Sammy Lee, 96, two-time Olympic gold medal diver
He was USC’s oldest surviving Olympian.
Michael Beschloss presents a historian’s perspective in USC speech
The NBC News contributor spoke at Town and Gown as part of the USC President’s Distinguished Lecture series.
USC Annenberg team uses virtual reality to tell a potentially disastrous story
The advanced techniques help to create a VR experience based on an investigative project in Houston.
USC Roski exhibition leaves visitors thinking about trees, ecology
Soil regeneration and green space are at the heart of Dirty Talk.
Lil Buck teaches Memphis-style jookin at USC
The Tennessee native brings the popular street dance style to students, staff, faculty and fans at USC Kaufman.
Male vs. female stress responses may explain sex differences in diseases
The finding by USC researchers may explain how Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s affect men and women.
USC Dornsife’s Schwarzman Scholars to take master’s program at Beijing university
Jack Huebner aims to address the gap in quality primary care; alumnus Matt Prusak will study trade policy.
USC neurologist Paul Aisen works to stop Alzheimer’s before it starts
The researcher explains five things to know about the only disease among the top 10 in America that cannot be prevented, cured or slowed.
An aspirin a day extends life, prevents heart attacks for certain older Americans, USC study finds
The daily regimen by older patients shows multiple health benefits and a reduction in health care spending, according to researchers.
Andrew Norman wins prestigious composition award for video game-inspired ‘Play’
The USC Thornton faculty member and alumnus earns the Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition for his acclaimed orchestral work inspired by the experience of playing video games.
Cambodian officials trained to save lives in emergencies
USC alum’s team certifies more than 80 first responders and provides free health services to hundreds of villagers over a two-week stay.
Trojan highlights housing, urban development at U.N. conference
USC Price’s Annette Kim talks about the importance of inclusion amid mounting anti-immigrant sentiments.
Architecture students design houses for L.A.’s homeless
Trojans apply their skills to social ills, designing prototypes for temporary shelters that could work in the real world.
Treasurer John Chiang analyzes California’s fiscal challenges
The elected official tells USC Price audience that he’s worked to reduce the bottom line for tax payers.
USC Gould launches new public interest law certificate
The certificate prepares law students for possible careers in the nonprofit or government sectors.
USC Thornton plays a global tune, with new opportunities for its musicians to study abroad
International effort includes partnerships, exchanges and associate membership in the Association of European Conservatories.
Trojans, far from their families, spend Thanksgiving at the USC president’s house
C. L. Max Nikias and his wife, Niki C. Nikias, hosted more than 300 students for a special holiday dinner.
From Black Friday to Cyber Monday and beyond: What you need to know
USC experts have timely advice on online shopping, cybersecurity and this year’s hottest high-tech gifts: drones and virtual reality devices.
In memoriam: Jack Beckner, 86
The three-time Olympian won three NCAA individual titles at USC and then coached the Trojan men to their only NCAA team title.
Why Thanksgiving is the perfect time to adopt a Mediterranean diet
Seven things you need to know before preparing that fabulous feast.
PhD student finds surprising secret to detecting staph infections earlier
Samantha McBirney discovered a flaw in research on “superbugs.” Staph almost cost NFL superstar J.J. Watt his leg — or worse.