Stories by Andrea Bennett:
Mom’s cancer experience spurs daughter’s future in public health
Emily Zolfaghari is well on her way to medical school and a career in disease prevention abroad.
Carry believes USC students can resolve global woes
The vice provost credits current generation’s connections and caring.
USC scholarship supports community policing in LAPD
USC Price program boosts leadership in law enforcement.
A penny for the thoughts of young philanthropists
The event gives USC students practical experience in civic engagement and nonprofit leadership.
Trojans sandwich in record-breaking feat
The sandwiches were donated to Union Rescue Mission, Midnight Mission and other homeless groups.
Pacific Islander event aims for unity, college success
The summit began in response to the significant underrepresentation of Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders among college degree earners.
Study aims at making national parks a better place to work
The students share their collective findings and proposed solutions with park leaders during a two-day retreat.
USC Rossier PhD graduates find placements at impressive clip
The numbers place the school near the top when compared to all schools and colleges of education across the country.
Alum finds purpose in teaching
The Yellow Ribbon Scholarship awards $10,000 to deserving students at the USC Rossier School of Education.
A devoted mother inspires investment in teachers
Erma Lee Meler was a lifelong teacher loved by her students and parents.
Math for America LA multiplies fellowship
Rogan Ferguson was a successful architect who spent more than a decade in the profession before he realized that his dream job was actually teaching.
Teacher, rapper, space traveler
Ira Harden enrolled at USC with the aim of perfecting his practice.
Pullias Lecture delves into online courses debate
The 36th Annual Pullias Lecture centered on the fiercely debated topic of online open access to higher education, also known as Massive Open Online Courses.
New master’s program in learning design begins this fall
The online program utilizes a highly interactive learning management system that blends live, face-to-face classes with self-paced work.
USC Rossier advisers help students prepare for college
The Southern California College Advising Corps was launched in the fall of 2013 to provide underserved high schools in the region with full-time college advisers to improve college outcomes for low-income, first-generation and underrepresented students.
Sisters endow scholarships to support teachers
The sisters want to support teachers because they experienced firsthand the sacrifices that great teachers make for their students.
Lucido lauded for contributions to college access
The Joe Allen Exemplar Award is named for the late Joseph P. Allen, who served as USC vice provost for enrollment and dean of admission and financial aid from 1993 to 2001.
New Hybrid High principal believes in urban education
Prior to joining Hybrid High, Mide Macaulay served as founding dean and assistant principal at Animo Locke II Charter High School.
Tierney elected to National Academy of Education
University Professor William Tierney is the second USC professor to join the academy.
USC Rossier professors ranked among nation’s most influential
Four USC Rossier School of Education faculty members are among an elite list of American scholars singled out as influential teachers.
Professor awarded for public engagement in neuroscience
She has authored numerous essays explaining her findings for teachers, which have been disseminated to K-12 schools worldwide.
USC Rossier scholarship can inspire future scholars
A planned gift has provided an additional $50,000 to support the Yu-Kai Wang and Mrs. Alice Ah-Chu Wang Endowed Scholarship at USC Rossier.
Higher education seeks answers in evolving economy
The model for higher education that defined the last century is falling short today.
USC professors gauge LAUSD’s public school initiative
Two USC Rossier School of Education professors presented preliminary findings from their study of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Public School Choice Initiative.