Alicia Di Rado
Alicia Di Rado is assistant vice president for health advancement communications at USC University Advancement. She previously served as assistant vice president of content strategy and editor-in-chief of USC Trojan Family Magazine. Alicia began her career as a journalist with the Los Angeles Times and Oregonian and has served as an editor and writing coach for several decades. She also specializes in design thinking, going back to her time as a student at what’s now known as the Stanford d.school. A native Spanish speaker and cancer survivor, she is especially interested in medicine, science, wellness, fitness and history.
Stories by Alicia Di Rado:
Black alumni reach out to students as they mark professional successes
USC Black Alumni Association celebrates 40th year of scholarships, mentoring and support.
Nikias puts spotlight on diversity in annual presidential address
‘Nobody talks at the national level about the real crisis we face as a nation,’ says USC’s president during his annual speech.
USC 2015: The year in health and wellness
Find out what USC scientists have been working on to help you live a longer, healthier life — from disease-fighting diets to curing baldness.
It’s no Back to the Future hoverboard, but USC student’s skateboard flies
Engineer upcycles carbon fiber from spacecraft for a smooth ride.
USC mourns longtime medical leader Brian Henderson
Former dean and cancer center director helped build the field of cancer epidemiology.
SoCal VoCals sing their way to national trophy in a cappella championship
Winning? All the cool kids are doing it.
USC trustee to advise Oval Office on science and technology issues
Wanda Austin joins a council that makes recommendations for presidential priorities in STEM education.
USC summit marks rebirth of biotech era in Los Angeles
“As the Great Recession decimated U.S. job growth, one sector continued to thrive: biotechnology,” says USC President C. L. Max Nikias.
USC 2014: The year in weird science
Regrowing body parts, secrets of the universe, and some not-so-useless whale bones. Check out our favorite scientific surprises at USC in the last 12 months.
You call the shots on the video board, thanks to USC computer scientists
Company uses tech to pull basketball fans into the NBA game-day experience with the LA Clippers.
Shifts in medicine and society push growth in student health needs
USC Engemann Student Health Center marks 100 years of student health services with a surprising discovery — and growing resources for Trojans.
Louis Zamperini, World War II hero and longtime Trojan, 97
“He has been an American hero who has inspired millions through his courage and his character.”
Louis Zamperini to be 2015 Rose Parade grand marshal
The longtime Trojan, a Southern Californian, has a busy winter coming up: leading the Tournament of Roses and seeing his life chronicled on screen.
USC students fight to keep public art alive in L.A.
To USC’s Karina Casillas and Sabha Salamah ’12, art is a language — a language quashed in Los Angeles for a decade. So they decided to do something about it.
USC aims to link US veterans with job openings
USC hopes its “Serving Those Who Have Served” hiring event on March 20 will make a difference for local veterans looking for work.
Students take a swipe at hunger
Each semester, USC students head into finals with credits still left on their dining cards — money that goes to waste when the semester ends. A group of students is turning those dollars into food for the LA Mission.
USC expert supports better tracking — and training — for firearms
The streak of shootings and mass killings in the United States in recent years should encourage the nation to consider better tracking gun ownership, according to national security expert Erroll Southers MPA ’98.
Final exams or last-minute shopping? Don’t stress over it
More than a third of USC undergraduates report that stress hurt their academic performance within the last year — yet too many of them choose the wrong tools to deal with anxiety.
Advancing Ovarian Cancer Treatments
Studies show that high-powered chemotherapy can improve survival rates. The treatment targets a cavity in the abdomen where cancer is most likely to spread.
Keck School researchers seek to improve outcomes for head and neck cancers
Keck School researchers help to advance survival from ovarian cancer
Support group focuses on head and neck cancer recovery
Melanoma study finds Latinos at rising risk
Melanoma Rising Among Hispanics
USC Keck School study underscores the need for skin cancer education in California’s Hispanic communities.