Eric Lindberg is a special projects writer with USC University Communications. He previously worked as an editor and writer with the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work from 2010 to 2017. He is a USC graduate with a degree in print journalism.
Stories by Eric Lindberg:
Trojans hoop it up at wheelchair basketball tournament
The annual USC event gives students with disabilities an opportunity to compete in organized sports.
Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky endow USC provost’s chair
Their generous gift will ensure the university continues to attract and support accomplished academic leaders. USC Provost Michael Quick is the chair’s first holder.
Students with a passion for social justice find a home at USC’s Bohnett Residential College
For students passionate about making the world a better place, Bohnett Residential College is the home they’ve been looking for.
After life-changing injury, USC student uses sports to heal and thrive
A diving accident in high school left Zachary Pickett paralyzed just as he reached his prime. But that didn’t stop the Swim With Mike scholarship recipient from pursuing his athletic passions.
Theater proves to be a Trojan’s guiding light
All-around technical whiz makes the most of his time as a Stamps Scholar at USC, including a launch of his own theater company.
USC senior rebounds from tragedy to help others with disabilities
A spinal cord injury in high school left Zack Wentz paralyzed. He turned that misfortune into a passion for breaking down barriers for himself and fellow Trojans with disabilities.
Paralyzed former police officer, on long road to recovery, finds hope at USC
Kristina Ripatti’s life was upended after being shot while chasing down a robbery suspect. Now she forges a new identity in social work at USC, with help from a Swim With Mike scholarship.
Swim With Mike scholarship program for athletes with physical disabilities grows stronger than ever
Hundreds of students have benefited from USC’s 38-year-old initiative. This year’s annual fundraiser kicks off Friday.
Space-loving engineer builds rockets at USC
USC junior Madeline Koldos builds rockets, tests the Mars 2020 rover and encourages young girls to learn about science. Financial aid made it all possible.
Business leader Oscar Munoz joins USC Board of Trustees
The USC alumnus has held strategic and leadership roles with some of the world’s most recognized brands, including United Airlines, AT&T, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.
USC president teaches the classics to spark passion for humanities
The great thinkers of ancient Athens were ahead of their time, say USC President C. L. Max Nikias and administrator Robin Romans, who teach a class on literary legends.
Civil debate amid partisan politics? USC students keep hope alive
The Trojan Debate Squad, USC’s oldest chartered student organization, is gaining momentum. It teaches critical analysis and reasoned argument during era of trolls and “fake news.”
Trojan Marching Band gets a new home at Lyon Center
The Spirit of Troy’s gleaming new digs feature rehearsal space, a student lounge, separate locker rooms — and maybe even new traditions.
Engineering phenom follows footsteps of female researchers into science
USC alumna Richelle Smith talks about Marie Curie, her inspiration for pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, and how she balanced time in the lab with horseback riding and other interests.
USC’s head fundraiser to retire after overseeing ongoing Campaign for USC
Under the guidance of Albert Checcio, the university has raised more than $6.6 billion since 2011. It is one of only three U.S. institutions to remain in the top five in fundraising for the past six years.
In memoriam: USC chaplain and community builder Alvin S. Rudisill, 89
As USC’s first administrator with a formal community relations position, Rudisill was a driving force behind hundreds of programs and collaborations that strengthened the university’s ties with its neighbors and city.
Snowboarder, pilot and engineer finds her home in L.A. and at USC
Budding architect Erica Leung knows her limits when riding high as a pilot and snowboarder across SoCal.
Astronaut and NASA leader Charles F. Bolden Jr. rejoins USC Board of Trustees
The highly decorated Marine Corps officer and USC alumnus completed more than three decades of service to the country before overseeing the U.S. space program under President Barack Obama.
Small investment in a USC researcher pays off in a big way
Cancer and other serious medical conditions are in the crosshairs of pioneering projects supported by the L.K. Whittier Foundation.
USC earns top marks for fundraising thanks to success of the Campaign for USC
For six straight years, the university has placed in the top five institutions of higher education nationally.
Can strategies like fasting lead to longer, healthier lives?
USC’s first PhD graduate in the biology of aging is exploring how our cells respond to oxidative stress.
Making cancer a disease of the past inspires a legacy of giving by the Norris family
Few people have shaped the fight against cancer at the USC Health Sciences Campus more than the family whose generous philanthropic support has spanned decades.
He spots secrets and stories hidden in numbers and big data
Numbers ninja Bradley Rava searches for insights in statistics, from risk for corporate cyber attacks to factors that influence horse races.
USC’s Kinder 2 College makes literacy and learning fun for kids
The popular program builds on the natural curiosity of children, ensuring they don’t fall behind in reading and writing skills.