Eddie North-Hager is the director of USC Media Relations and writes about the social sciences. He is on the executive board of the neighborhood council and oversees a network of hyperlocal websites, including one for USC's neighborhood, University Park. Previously he was an award-winning community journalist at daily newspapers throughout the West.
Stories by Eddie North-Hager:
Expert in Chinese art set to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum
Christina Yu Yu garners praise for her experience in researching and curating Asian art and her ambitious vision.
USC announces summer scholarship for military children
USC President Nikias unveils a new program that will bring the sons and daughters from military families to USC for summer classes.
Gioia honored for his poetic prowess
Dana Gioia joins a list of the greatest contemporary American poets who have already been bestowed this national prize honoring lifetime achievement.
USC serves as model for Latino students
USC is one of the most successful at graduating Latino students, according to an analysis by the Education Trust.
El Centro Chicano makes a move
Cesar Chavez still looms large over El Centro Chicano and USC.
USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative expands to East LA
The USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative will expand beyond South Los Angeles to include more than 100 sixth-graders near the university’s Health Sciences Campus in East Los Angeles.
Coliseum agreement with USC approved
The governing board of the California Science Center unanimously approved the final part of a lease agreement for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
DPS chief returns to his roots
USC administrators had a long list of attributes that they were seeking in the university’s next Department of Public Safety chief.
Alumna leads USC Government Relations
Former California state Sen. Martha Escutia’s eyes welled up with tears recently as she remembered one of her last nights as a USC undergraduate studying public policy in 1979.
USC holds bipartisan meetings in D.C.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias made the rounds to leadership on both sides of the aisle as he led a delegation to Washington, D.C.
Brazil welcomes USC delegation
Never mind that the country is hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. Today the buzz in Brazil is all about USC.
USC delegation to open university’s eighth international office in São Paulo
USC President C. L. Max Nikias is leading a delegation of deans and trustees this week to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, where USC will open its eighth international office.
Ready for prime time
Phil Owen, along with dozens of other reporters, stood in line for an exclusive chance to try out the latest innovations in technology at “GLIMPSE: A Digital Technology Showcase,” a daylong tech event at USC.
New campus-access policy to take effect Jan. 14
University officials are reminding the community that a new campus-access policy for the University Park Campus will go into effect on Jan. 14.
USC, Queens’ College announce student exchange program
USC and Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge have formed an academic collaboration allowing a student per year to pursue coursework in residence at the partner institution.
Carbon footprint labels inaccurate, USC study finds
The current methods used to measure the carbon footprint of many consumer products fall short of assessing their true environmental impact, according to two studies from Robert Vos of the USC Spatial Sciences Institute.
Teens involved in risky sexual behavior, USC study finds
Sexting appears to be part of a cluster of risky sexual behaviors among adolescents, according to a USC study in Pediatrics.
The Village at USC moves on to LA City Council
The Los Angeles Planning and Land Use Management Committee on Oct. 10 approved The Village at USC, a mixed-use center featuring retail options and student housing.
One of the gang
During his fieldwork one evening in Los Angeles, Thomas Ward found himself staring down the barrel of a gang member’s gun.
University of Haifa given access to USC Shoah Foundation Institute archive
The University of Haifa has become the first university in Israel with access to the USC Shoah Foundation Institute’s Visual History Archive.
USC to create first chair of Hindu studies funded by Indian-American community
The USC School of Religion will establish the first chair of Hindu studies in the United States funded by the Indian-American community.
Millions of birds perish at communication towers, USC study finds
Every year nearly 7 million birds die as they migrate from the United States and Canada to Central and South America, according to a new USC study published on April 25 in the journal PLoS ONE.
In memory of Ying Wu and Ming Qu
Thousands gathered at the Shrine Auditorium on April 18 to remember the lives of Ying Wu and Ming Qu, whose deaths have marked a tragic loss to the Trojan Family and the international community.
USC sociologist to testify on sex trafficking
More than 70,000 women are being denied the opportunity to earn a decent wage because of rules created and enforced by the United States, according to USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences professor Rhacel Parreñas.
USC studies obesity and low muscle mass
Older people who are obese and have low muscle mass are more susceptible to physical functioning problems in everyday life, whether it is standing up or walking around, according to a new USC study published in Obesity.
Election 2012 site covers key topics
USC Election 2012 covers this year’s presidential election, as well as state races, ballot initiatives and more.
USC professor rethinks suburban life in new book
USC professor Karen Tongson likes to point out that “queer life happens everywhere.”
Surprising Results in USC Study of Twins
Older female cancer survivors are significantly more likely to suffer from long-term cognitive impairment after diagnosis and treatment compared to their twin sibling with no history of cancer, a USC study found.
USC Launches Cloud Archive
The USC Digital Repository, based in the USC Libraries, was launched to provide researchers and collections from all over the world with a place to digitize, catalog, preserve and provide access to content housed at the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.
Local residents learn about The Village at USC
It was standing room only as more than 500 community residents came to the USC Galen Center on Oct. 27 to learn about The Village at USC, the largest development of its kind in the history of South Los Angeles.
Mapping the moral domain
In politics, as in war, everyone believes morality is on their side. And the mingling of political beliefs with moral certainty makes compromise all but impossible, according to Jesse Graham, assistant professor of psychology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Unions a Catalyst for Civic Engagement, USC Study Finds
Labor union experiences lead Latino immigrants to greater civic participation, a USC study found.
Autism May Have Had Advantages in the Past
People with autism face multiple challenges because of their condition, but they may have been capable hunter-gatherers in the prehistoric era, according to a paper published in Evolutionary Psychology.
Fellows Forum covers events in Middle East
A new forum connected one of the most respected scholarly researchers of the Middle East with two doctoral fellows who have used technology to chronicle recent uprisings in the region.
Trojans Remember 9/11, Pledge Service to Interfaith Education
Hundreds came to Bovard Auditorium in the heart of the USC campus to remember 9/11 on Sunday. But USC president C. L. Max Nikias asked everyone to also honor the spirit of 9/12.