Stories by Shirley Shin:
In memoriam: Robert W. Roberts, 84
During his tenure as dean at USC, the administrator launched a part-time program for working professionals.
In memoriam: June Brown, 88
The advocate for child welfare issues came into her social work career almost by chance and circumstance.
In memoriam: Penelope Trickett, 73
The professor of social work and psychology was best known for research on the impact of familial sexual abuse.
Stroke survivor helps patients with neurological disorders
Fulbright scholar will study in India, where he’ll explore the use of musical reminiscence therapy in dementia care.
Social work student finds his niche with Dodgers internship
The Dodgers Foundation supports programs in sports, education, and health and wellness that benefit the children and families in the greater Los Angeles area.
Alumna channels social work skills into a film career
Jillian Barba says the role of social workers is to provide hope — and that’s what she’s doing through documentaries.
Alumna turns childhood trauma into activism
Abused as a youngster, Crystal Anthony finds purpose by helping others as a social worker.
USC study feels out empathy in students
Can humans be engineered to share the feelings of others? That’s the focus of research by social work professors.
Things to think about before you form a partnership
Running a new business boils down to conversation and communication, alumna writes in her new book.
Formerly homeless, a student finds solace in social work
Defying the odds as an undocumented immigrant, Oralia Catalan will receive a master’s degree at USC commencement.
Social work students partner with police to take down crime
Gardena intervention program turns from the punish-first-and-rehabilitate-later approach.
Alumna seeks the truth for jailed minorities
Human rights activist sets out to change the system for prisoners with mental health problems.
Alumna with HIV helps others born with the virus
The filmmaker co-directs a new documentary about perinatally infected children.
Race has everything to do with it, author contends
Social work professor’s new book spotlights the subjugation of black males in the education system.
USC launches International Academy
The university has created the USC International Academy to better address its growing international student body.
ShakeOut set to be largest disaster drill in history
Along with millions of other people throughout the state, USC students, faculty and staff will “drop, cover and hold on” for 60 seconds at 10:17 a.m. on Oct. 17.
Digital medicine takes center stage at Body Computing confab
The USC Body Computing Conference brought together scientists, clinicians and business leaders to discuss innovative ideas that use technology to improve health care.
USC launches new digital initiative
USC aims to further broaden its digital reach through a new initiative in digital knowledge and informatics, announced USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett in a memo to faculty and staff.
New health center takes center stage
The USC Engemann Student Health Center has landed the cover of the May/June issue of the Journal of American College Health.
Muhl appointed dean of USC Roski
Erica Muhl has been appointed dean of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, USC President C. L. Max Nikias has announced.
Academic Convocation salutes top Trojans
The 32nd annual Academic Honors Convocation was held on April 23 at Town & Gown to recognize the best and the brightest among USC students, faculty and administrators.
Former US defense secretary shares his expertise at USC
Robert Gates, recently retired U.S. secretary of defense, visited USC as a guest speaker for the President’s Distinguished Artist and Lecture Series.
USC campuses host GNC kickoff event
The Good Neighbors Campaign officially kicked off this year’s fundraising drive with dual celebrations on USC’s two main campuses.
Great ShakeOut expands to multiple US states and countries
Every year we experience thousands of earthquakes in California — but most are too small to be felt. This year was a different story.