Stories by David Medzerian:
USC commencement 2023: What you need to know if you’ll be attending
COMMENCEMENT 2023: Thousands will descend on the University Park Campus for the university’s 140th commencement on May 12 — so you’ll want to plan accordingly.
Rick Caruso, USC Joint Educational Project among award recipients at Academic Honors Convocation
The event, held at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus, is a reminder that USC is above all else a community of scholars.
Hail to the chiefs: presidential visits to USC, in pictures
For future, current and former presidents, the road to and from the White House often leads through Trojan territory.
Mayor names USC’s Erroll Southers to L.A. police commission
Southers, a university associate senior vice president, is a former FBI special agent with decades of experience in law enforcement.
Newest Trojans get official welcome as they start their USC journey
With a heavy dose of pomp and circumstance, the spring convocation — held for the first time in the Galen Center — sends the new students on their way.
Looking back at 2022: Our favorite photos of the year
A picture is worth more than 1,000 words, and it can also bring back countless memories. Take a look at this gallery featuring our favorite images from 2022 and see what comes to mind.
USC, Hebrew Union College celebrate 50 years as partners — and look ahead
Leaders of the two institutions note that the unique partnership is a national model.
Alumni Association’s past president John Iino joins USC Board of Trustees
The globally respected lawyer has a long record of advocacy in diversity, equity and inclusion.
USC commencement 2022: What you need to know if you’ll be attending
COMMENCEMENT 2022: Thousands will descend on the University Park Campus for the university’s 139th commencement on May 13 — so you’ll want to plan accordingly.
Thousands turn out for Festival of Books, with authors, music, health screenings and a pre-pandemic vibe
The crowds are big as the largest literary and cultural event in the nation returns to the USC University Park Campus after a two-year virtual break.
Planning to go to the Festival of Books or spring football game? Leave the car at home
Two big events on the same weekend mean parking will be at a premium, so public transit is probably your best option.
Daniel Mazmanian, Sarah Van Orman and Robert Cutietta among honorees at Academic Honors Convocation
The event, held at Town and Gown on the University Park Campus, recognizes that USC is above all else a community of scholars.
President Folt outlines ‘moonshots’ including computer, health sciences initiatives
In her first in-person State of the University speech, she lays out her blueprint for the university’s future.
President Carol L. Folt’s State of the University speeches scheduled
The president will speak to faculty and staff members in addresses April 14 on the University Park Campus and April 20 on the Health Sciences Campus; RSVP by April 7.
Social media channels buzz as newly accepted Trojans celebrate the good news
When that much-hoped-for email arrives, the celebration begins. Join the members of the Class of 2026 as they react to life-changing news: #IGotIntoUSC
A city — and USC’s neighborhood — celebrates the Super Bowl champs
The world-champion Rams and their fans take to the streets around the University Park Campus to celebrate a long-awaited title. You don’t often see so much blue and gold in this part of town.
Street closures planned, big crowds expected for Rams parade Wednesday near USC
Road closures affecting Figueroa Street and Jefferson Boulevard next to the University Park Campus are expected starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday.
For USC Athletics, a year of championships, challenges and changes
Year in review: USC fans celebrated Olympic medals, three national championships and a couple of headline-grabbing hires that indicate a promising future.
A year of remarkable accomplishments on the road toward sustainability
Year in review: The year marked a number of milestones as USC continues its efforts to fight climate change starting at home.
The top USC stories of 2021 that you couldn’t help but share
Year in review: From a much-awaited series of commencements for two classes to a special homecoming and more, check out some of this year’s most popular stories.
A monumental milestone: Coliseum groundbreaking was 100 years ago
Ground broke on Dec. 21, 1921, and the stadium has been a part of the Trojan Family ever since. Learn some fun facts about “the greatest stadium in the world” and see historic photos of its past.
In USC labs, another year of groundbreaking discoveries
Year in review: Whether they’re working with patients, test tubes or massive databases, USC scientists continue to push the envelope with discoveries that are literally changing people’s lives.
It all starts with the students: Meet some of 2021’s most inspiring Trojans
Year in review: From veterans and athletes to budding scientists and even Miss Black Pasadena, take another look at some of the students who kept us going through another challenging year.
Employees’ pandemic work honored with monuments representing USC’s Presidential Medallion
The pedestal monuments represent USC’s Presidential Medallion, presented to faculty, staff and health care frontline workers in recognition for service amid the challenges of COVID-19.