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Festivities underway as USC’s schools celebrate with the Class of 2021
A day before commencement ceremonies begin, famous faces join faculty and staff in honoring the accomplishments of USC’s newest graduates.
USC commencement 2021: What you need to know
Graduates and guests must have preregistered to attend the in-person ceremonies, which will be livestreamed from the Coliseum on May 14-20.
Top student scholars honored at USC Academic Honors Convocation
The event, held online due to the pandemic, recognizes that USC is above all else a community of scholars. Part 1 on Monday honored faculty members.
USC Academic Honors Convocation honors inspiring faculty
The event recognizes that USC is above all else a community of scholars. Part 1 on Monday honored faculty members; student scholars will be recognized Wednesday.
Kyle Henley to join USC as senior vice president of communications
The veteran communications leader and Southern California native will provide strategic direction on how to best share the university’s academic vision and community impact.
How USC researchers advanced science in 2020 — even during a pandemic
Learn more about this year’s accomplishments in the lab and the field — including discoveries about Alzheimer’s disease, earthquakes and COVID-19.
Professors go remote to engage students in 2020
USC professors stepped up in some pretty creative ways to serve their students during the pandemic. Meet a few of them and see how they did it.
Inspiring students stay in the Trojan spirit while making a difference
Nobody planned for a year like 2020, but that didn’t stop amazing USC students from inspiring us and making their mark. Get to know these current and former students who are improving the world — and themselves.
How to cope with a complicated winter amid COVID-19
Days are getting shorter, the pandemic continues and the holidays may be more isolating than ever. USC experts offer advice on how to make the best of it.
USC Academic Honors Convocation honorees include Karen Symms Gallagher
The event, held online this year due to the pandemic, recognizes that USC is above all else a community of scholars.
L.A. Times Festival of Books kicks off Sunday with compelling discussions — and the Trojan Marching Band
The festival — usually held on the USC University Park Campus — features more than two dozen online events over four weeks.
This year’s Los Angeles Times Festival of Books to be held online
The event — the nation’s largest literary and cultural festival — traditionally draws more than 150,000 people to the USC University Park Campus.
USC Welcome Experience features weeks of special events for new Trojans
Kicking off this week, the schedule — with everything from ceremonies and seminars to concerts and a spirit rally — continues well into September. Check out the events, because you won’t want to miss out.
USC and coalition of western schools sues federal government over international student visas
The lawsuit seeks an injunction against the federal government’s recent directive, which requires international students to take at least one in-person class to maintain their visa status.
USC schedules discussions and issues statements of support in wake of George Floyd protests
“This moment is our call to action,” says USC President Carol L. Folt. “It will be challenging to confront directly issues like racism in our community, but we must.”
USC to mark Juneteenth with intercampus celebration
The online gathering will include student tributes, artistic performances and other celebrations of Black heritage.
Peaceful protest near USC draws Trojans and local residents
Hundreds gather on the streets around the University Park Campus on Saturday in the wake of George Floyd’s death.
From Buss and Ferrell to Leinart and Ling, words of wisdom for USC’s newest graduates
Check out some of the very special messages that athletes, entertainers and other members of the Trojan Family put together for the Class of 2020.
USC to celebrate the Class of 2020 with day of special online events Friday
Programming includes a virtual conferring of degrees, entertainment — and perhaps a few surprises. The live event starts at 9 a.m.
USC 2019 | The USC News headlines you had to share
✌ Year in review: Your favorite stories of the year run the gamut, from a profile of the Class of 2023 to a clue as to why women and men disagree on how warm the office should be.
USC 2019 | A year of transformation and a new course for the university
✌ Year in review: The university takes a number of dramatic steps with one goal — get back on track.
Trojans drop, cover and hold on during annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill
A mass casualty exercise outside the Engemann Student Health Center adds a dose of realism to the drill, not to mention valuable practice.
USC President Folt honored with UC Davis alumni Award of Distinction
Folt earned her doctorate at UC Davis and credits the institution for inspiring her to drive change for the public good.
Trojans celebrate official opening of Iovine and Young Hall
The 40,000-square-foot facility supports the USC Iovine and Young Academy’s mission with the latest technology, from 3D printers and a multimedia imaging lab to a podcast studio.