Chandrea Miller is a public communications specialist in the USC provost’s office.
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USC’s Warrior Scholar Project puts service members on the front line in the classroom
The college preparatory program helps prepare veterans and transitioning service members to succeed in higher education.
Julia M. Ritter installed as dean of the USC Kaufman School of Dance
The accomplished public artist and academic leader promises to be a “partner in dance to do things that matter.”
USC Viterbi team reaches for the sky in annual design/build/fly competition
Sure, the Trojans set out to win, but they also built lifelong friendships — and gained a huge competitive edge as they looked for their first jobs after graduation.
A grandfather’s love drives Trojan to success
Through 12 years of hard work — first as a participant in USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative, then as a USC Roski art student — Dayanara Saucedo kept one special person in mind.
Tiny Trojan — already a USC football fan — embodies the close ties between the university and the community
Julian Segura — now 6 years old — has been going to USC games since he was 1. He and his parents are a part of the extended USC family that spans the Los Angeles region — the Trojan Family that makes a big difference here, too.
The silver screen goes green at the USC School of Cinematic Arts
The film school is making sustainability a requirement for student productions — and is joining other schools in spreading the word on green filmmaking.
Watch faculty and students’ video clips that encourage COVID vaccinations
Multiple USC schools joined forces with the Vaccinate L.A. team to reach out to specific communities in Los Angeles via research-proven storytelling.
Pandemic and streaming force TV and the Emmy Awards into a new era
As the shift from scheduled entertainment to on-demand streaming continues, USC experts debate what counts as television these days — and if anyone will watch the industry’s biggest night.
USC celebrates a new era of public art with sculpture unveiling
The installation of a 13-foot-tall bronze piece by USC faculty member Enrique Martínez Celaya heralds a re-imagining of the arts at the university.
From artist to astronaut, this USC alum is on a mission to Mars
As part of the Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation, a NASA study that mimics journeying to Mars, Richelle Gribble got to experience life on the red planet while taking her art to new heights.
From homelessness to graduation, this Trojan fights on against all odds
Ethan Ward started his postsecondary education in his mid-30s, and even lived in his car for a year to help make his college dreams come true. Now he’s a member of USC’s Class of 2021.
Addressing student well-being, one laugh at a time
A clowning workshop from a USC School of Dramatic Arts professor is just one of the many ways the university is focusing on wellness, self-care and stress management this semester.
How a Hollywood hitmaker-turned-professor brought virtual filmmaking to USC
Gail Katz has produced smash successes like Air Force One and The Perfect Storm. Now, she’s helping students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts embrace a new era of filmmaking.
From master sergeant to master’s degree and doctorate, Shawna Hudson finds her place
Overcoming a learning disability, this South L.A. native and Air Force veteran fulfilled her dream of graduating from USC and now teaches corporate America a lesson in racial bias.
For this USC Roski alum, a backyard is as good as an art gallery
With the design school’s galleries closed due to COVID-19, artist Josh Beliso got creative and took advantage of his family’s outdoor space.
A trio of faculty members explore how VR can help combat neurological diseases
USC’s Sook-Lei Liew, Judy Pa and James M. Finley are researching the benefits of virtual reality for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease or stroke.
USC Roski alum prepares to launch a COVID-inspired time capsule
Artist Richelle Gribble is leading the collection of materials that could help future generations understand the impact of this global pandemic. The capsule will be sent to the moon by 2022.
Meet a pair of incoming Trojans and the USC doctor who saved their lives
Long before joining the Class of 2024, twins Ashley and Aspen Somers defied the odds and were born healthy thanks to a pioneering fetal surgeon who has also found his way to USC.
How a USC student film reunited siblings on opposite sides of the world
While serving his country, an Army specialist missed most of his sister’s milestones — but not this time, thanks to a group of fellow students and their professor.
When USC’s TV station halted production, students and faculty moved their shows to Zoom
Some students literally wept when they found out Trojan Vision was shutting down. Then they started flexing their creative muscles and figuring out how they could get back on the air.
Through technology, USC’s museums and galleries keep people connected to the arts
For the first time in its more than 80-year history, the USC Fisher Museum of Art has closed its doors. Yet the museums and galleries of USC remain conduits to the arts for many.
Community shares thousands of masks, gloves and more at USC Pacific Asia Museum’s drive
The Pasadena museum turned its parking lot into a drive-thru donation center to protect Keck Medicine of USC health care staff on the pandemic’s front line.
One Trojan’s perspective: Life, and learning, at home during the coronavirus
A USC School of Cinematic Arts student and his parents share their experience as he transitions to taking online classes from the family living room.
This student’s art is on display in an unexpected place: the provost’s office
If you stop by USC’s Office of the Provost, you might see Brian Dinh’s oil paintings adorning the walls. They aren’t there by accident.