Chandrea Miller is a communications coordinator in the USC provost’s office.
Stories by Chandrea Miller:
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.
USC-trained medical clowns believe laughter can bring foster families together
Graduates of the medical clowning program at the USC School of Dramatic Arts want to change the face of foster care, one smile at a time.
Charles Zukoski officially installed as USC provost
The former University at Buffalo provost lays out his vision for USC as “the place where one must go to be educated or one is simply not at the leading edge.”
Warrior-Scholar Project takes veterans from the battlefield to the classroom
For five years, USC has partnered with the academic boot camp to help veterans transition from active duty to college. This year, the university added an extra week focused solely on business.
New USC medical students give back on Volunteer Service Day
Follow along as one group of first-year Keck School of Medicine students visits the Downtown Women’s Center to serve healthy meals and embrace members of the local community.
USC Bovard Scholar shares her success: ‘If I can do it … you can do it’
A one-of-a-kind program at USC offers year-round support to ensure that high school seniors succeed at applying to and attending top-tier universities.
Unique scholarship turns higher ed dream into reality for kids from military families
High school students from military families aren’t always sure what to expect from college. That’s where the USC Provost’s Pre-College Scholarship for Military Families comes in.
Business degree for vets gets Marine on the ground floor of new L.A. football stadium
Thanks to USC’s Master of Business for Veterans degree, former Marine Vincent Marsala is managing more than 100 people at the site of the future home of the L.A. Rams and Chargers.
Promising young scholars honored as USC high-school initiative celebrates its latest graduates
More than 1,000 students have now gone through the USC McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative, a seven-year-long pre-college program that helps prepare local students for higher education.
USC biologist Steve Kay elected to the Royal Society of London
The director of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and the MESH Academy becomes the university’s second current faculty member in the renowned society.