Stories by Eric Lindberg:
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.
University leaders call for protections for students, higher education in tax reform process
Presidents and chancellors of Association of American Universities member schools, including USC, urge Congress to preserve education-supporting tax benefits.
Mork Family Scholars Program sets students up for success
John and Julie Mork’s generous gift ensures ongoing support for USC’s top asset: its talented undergraduates.
Recent grad turns food waste into big opportunity for sustainable business
Trips to trendy juice bars help Mork Family Scholar realize how fruit and veggies end up in the trash.
A sign of strong leadership on and off the softball field: Make everyone feel wanted
USC doctoral student with a love of the game offers insights on inclusion in the workplace.
USC social work effort works to advance LGBT health research
Health Equity Initiative brings together experts to advance studies for a population whose members have dramatically higher rates of mental and behavioral health problems than their peers.
Can USC researchers solve an aging issue in Cuba?
USC experts in social support hope to help the country with its demographic dilemma.
Understanding climate change as a social issue: How research can help
Typhoons. Hurricane Katrina. Civil conflicts. The link between environmental change and social work is the focus of USC scholars at work on a national initiative.
Virtual parent education could be a thing of the future
Social work interns are offering their services online with help from USC’s counseling clinic.
USC social work pioneers inducted into California’s Hall of Distinction
Janet Black, David Kuroda and Armando Torres Morales earn accolades for their advancements in education and the community.
School safety model gains traction in South America
The approach calls for staff to become actively engaged when responding to school violence through locally designed solutions.
New program for the homeless nourishes body and soul
USC pilot project relies on the time-honored tradition of cooking and sharing a meal with others.
Laptop program narrows digital divide for college-bound foster youth
Nonprofit asks USC professor to evaluate the effect of giving computers to teens in the foster care system.
Students urge action on refugees who flee one of the world’s deadliest regions
Unaccompanied Central American children heading to the U.S. are the crux of research that began in a course on global social work.
Social work professor recruited for national mentoring program
The American Psychological Association taps Suzanne Wenzel to take part in an initiative focusing on HIV/AIDS among vulnerable populations.
Putting people behind bars has hidden costs for society
New faculty member studies historical disparities related to the prison system and calculates the external costs of incarceration.
Study to explore gang life’s long-term effects on Hispanic women
USC researchers to study experiences of women first interviewed 15 years ago.
New smoking alternatives gain popularity among teens
The use of e-cigarettes and hookah by adolescents has grown in recent years.
Working at USC brings together professor’s ‘strands of life’
Experience in varied branches of social work gives Trojan the chance to help military veterans and launch a doctorate program.
Teaching social and emotional skills may contribute to academic success
A holistic approach to education is needed to nurture the skills, researchers find.
Alumnus seeks solutions to suicide risk in LGBTQ community
National crisis intervention organization offers hotline, other services to individuals.
How can social workers improve their skills?
Two USC scholars strive to redefine their practice and respond to complex challenges facing their profession.
Student finds shelter in homelessness research
Field work is a key for Jack Lahey, who’s seen as a good fit by USC School of Social Work associates.
A possible solution to ending homelessness begins with Housing First
A novel approach to the pressing social issue provides immediate access to housing and supportive services.