Stories by Lynn Lipinski:
For community college transfer student, challenges before success at USC
A lack of support once held back a USC Marshall student, but transferring to USC changed the direction of her life.
$200 million gift launches Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC
One of the largest recent donations supporting cancer research and treatment will harness proteomics, molecular biology, genetics and nanotechnology for new ways of ending cancer
Visionary gift names the USC Roski Eye Institute
$25 million gift from Gayle and Edward Roski supports USC’s initiatives to restore and preserve the sight of patients worldwide.
Attorney Charles Cale named USC trustee
Alum has played a prominent role with the U.S. Olympic team over the years.
In memoriam: USC President Emeritus Steven B. Sample, 75
The visionary educator led the university from 1991 to 2010 and helped launch it into the ranks of the nation’s elite research institutions.
Campaign for USC reaches $5 billion mark
The effort is building the endowment for faculty, research and student scholarships as well as advancing the university’s academic priorities.
Fulbright teaching assistant brings back lessons from Taiwan
Teaching English overseas makes USC Rossier alum an ideal choice for social studies classes at Arcadia High.
In memoriam: USC trustee, entrepreneur Alfred E. Mann, 90
Entrepreneur dedicated himself to developing technologies that dramatically improve patients’ lives.
Gift from alumnus Harlan A. Helvey to benefit USC accounting program
$15 million gift will support renovation of 90-year-old structure to be renamed Harlan A. Helvey Hall.
Not your conventional chief financial officer
Jim Staten talks about what drew him to USC and what he hopes to accomplish in his new role.
Philanthropist Shelly Nemirovsky named USC trustee
Devoted to educational causes, the USC alumna serves as a fundraiser in her hometown of Boston.
New scholarship program aims to attract top law school students
USC Trustee Stanley Gold and wife Ilene give $2.5 million for scholarship, mentorship program at USC Gould School of Law.
USC 2015: Gifts that keep giving
Led by the university’s generous trustees, friends of USC continue to step up and support the university and its academic, scientific, athletic, health and community-service efforts.
Five business leaders and philanthropists elected to USC Board of Trustees
David Bohnett, Jeanie Buss, Kathy Leventhal, Kris Popovich and Tracy Sykes bring their experience and expertise to the university.
USC announces vision for Sustainability 2020
Building on successful cost-effective practices, the new plan includes reduced water use and energy consumption.
The aftermath of war in Africa — through the eyes of a poet
Fulbright fellow returns to the region that kindles his creativity.
In memoriam: Roger F. Olson
The former journalist helped shatter university fundraising records through the Campaign for USC.
For one transfer student, a difficult road leads to USC
After a childhood filled with long bus rides and cheap motels, a 28-year-old sophomore moves up from community college.
USC Marshall ethics and leadership center builds on business school’s reputation
Trustee and his wife endow the Jerry and Nancy Neely Institute with a $10 million gift.
Students, staff and faculty make sustainability a priority
Inspired by the USC provost, Trojans hike their efforts in research and creative activities to improve the environment.
Transfer students transform into Trojans
New initiatives launched by Academic Counseling Services and Undergraduate Student Government help the transfers find their niche.
In memoriam: Elaine Leventhal, 97
A pioneer in the field of accounting, the philanthropist and volunteer is the namesake of the USC Elaine and Kenneth Leventhal School of Accounting.
Curries’ $10 million gift supports medical research and education
Donation will help endow the Keck School of Medicine of USC and support construction of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.
In memoriam: Longtime USC supporter Jane Hoffman Popovich, 71
The alumna and philanthropist was a true Trojan who leaves the university with wonderful memories, says USC President Nikias.