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:
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.
USC 2017 | Standout USC students, and a few recent grads, who’ve done amazing things
✌ Year in review: From fighting PTSD to helping create a sustainable future, these special Trojans Fight On in everything they do.
USC 2017 | 10 ways philanthropy changed USC for the better this year
✌ Year in review: Donors invested in the university’s research, students and facilities through gifts to the Campaign for USC.
USC 2017 | The USC News stories you had to share this year
✌ Year in review: USC stories kept us talking all year, from the debut of USC Village to a look at the benefits of coffee — not to mention Will Ferrell’s unforgettable commencement speech.
Classical music is alive and well for kids and teen KUSC listeners
Owen Dupuy, 13, and Benjamin Roberts, 5, are a few of the young listeners who donate their allowance or encourage parents to make a contribution.
Meet a digger of ancient artifacts, french fries food truck owner and USC Trojan
Max Novak’s fascination with Greek and Roman history could lead to a career as a museum curator.
The science behind fake meat — from a onetime butcher-turned-grad student
USC doctoral student aims to genetically engineer alternatives to meat that taste like the real thing.
Injury derails Olympic hopeful but also shapes her advocacy and career path
Sarah Urke, who suffered a serious injury as a competitive synchronized swimmer, aims to broaden knowledge of how to prevent and respond to brain injuries.
Las Vegas begins to heal after mass shooting with help from USC social work experts
David Schonfeld and Marleen Wong offer school officials training and guidance as they begin to develop counseling and support programs for children and community members.
Creating new heart muscle out of stem cells? This grad student is doing it
PhD student Joycelyn Yip ultimately hopes to test heart disease treatments in ways that reduce risk to patients.
Saving the lives of hospital patients with one simple app
USC Viterbi biomedical engineers develop a system that tracks vital signs of patients from admission to discharge.
Students find home away from home at annual Thanksgiving dinner
Niki Nikias, wife of USC President C. L. Max Nikias, hosts hundreds of students unable to spend the 2017 holiday with their families.