Stories by David Medzerian:
In memoriam: John Petruska, DNA expert and longtime USC biology professor
The popular professor of molecular and computational biology taught Trojans for more than 50 years.
Nearly 100 events mark USC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Week
The broad range of topics for students, faculty and staff includes panel discussions and workshops, presentations, film screenings, social events and more.
USC 2018 | A year of profound changes for the university
✌ Year in review: Take a look back at a memorable year in which the university refocused on its priorities and made major changes to reinforce those Trojan Family values.
USC 2018 | The year in athletics: USC racks up 3 more national titles, hits 130
✌ Year in review: From team championships in water polo and track to strong individual performances, Trojans left their mark on the playing field — and in the community, too.
USC 2018 | Our favorite images of the year
✌ Year in review: Move-ins and a marching band, students and celebs and student-athletes leave long-lasting memories. Take a look at the best pictures of the year.
USC ranks No. 17 nationally in Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey
The university posted especially strong scores for engagement, which measures student interaction with faculty, and environment, a measure of diversity and inclusion.
From tailgating to traffic, here’s everything you need to know as USC football gets underway
As the team heads into Saturday’s opener against UNLV, learn about tailgating permits, construction impacts and more.
Meet Wanda Austin, the first woman and African-American to lead USC
The USC alumna and trustee talks about the challenges and opportunities ahead for the university, her plans as interim president, and a lifetime of breaking through barriers — but don’t call her a “pioneer.”
Looking for a good summer book? Here’s what Trojans will be reading
This year’s USC summer reading list is another eclectic assortment, from ancient inspiration to contemporary intrigue.
USC commencement: Through the years in photos
Catch the famous faces that have been part of past ceremonies — and much more — in a pictorial walk down memory lane.
USC commencement 2018: What you need to know about the big day
Thousands will descend on the University Park Campus for the university’s 135th commencement Friday. You’ll want to plan ahead.
Recognize that background? University Park Campus has starring role in movies, TV
From Laurel and Hardy to How to Get Away with Murder, it’s not unusual to see USC on the big or small screen — often standing in for some other place.
Wanda Austin, Viet Thanh Nguyen among honorees at Academic Honors Convocation
The annual event, held at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus, recognizes that USC is above all else a community of scholars.
Nikias honor reflects USC’s investment in brain mapping, bioscience
The university’s president receives the Humanitarian Award of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics.
USC opens London office to recruit students from UK and Europe
The facility — USC’s ninth international office — builds on the university’s existing European presence.
USC kicks off $270 million renovation of Coliseum
Project will restore and improve the historic venue, the Trojans’ home since it opened in 1923.
USC 2017 | This year’s greatest moments in Trojan sports, from the field to the pool to the court
✌ Year in review: It’s been a breathtaking year for Trojan student athletes, starting with a last-second Rose Bowl with a thousand highlights to follow.
USC 2017 | Say it with pictures: Our favorite images of the year
✌ Year in review: Our gallery takes a look at some of the photographs of 2017 that we can’t forget — from the USC campuses to athletic venues to a president in Washington.
Does Black Friday still matter? You might be surprised
Thanksgiving openings and a new role for Cyber Monday are just a few ways retailers are adapting to our changing shopping patterns.
B-52s conversation, concert kick off Trojan Family Weekend on McCarthy Quad
Band members share their thoughts on social activism before a lively set that kept Trojans on their feet.
Prominent Angelenos and generous donors join in celebration of USC Village
Guests from politicians to philanthropists share in an evening of fun and fireworks to mark the massive project’s completion and show continued support for the university.
USC leaders call for solution to protect DACA students
President and provost underscore university’s support for scholars
Football Saturdays bring game-day fun to USC campus and the Coliseum
Fans will notice a few small changes — and two huge new scoreboards — when the Trojans face Western Michigan in Saturday’s opener.
USC University Park Campus parking structures, entrances get new names
Forget three-letter abbreviations and numbered gates: The new names are based on locations you already know.