Eddie North-Hager is the director of USC Media Relations and writes about the social sciences. He is on the executive board of the neighborhood council and oversees a network of hyperlocal websites, including one for USC’s neighborhood, University Park. Previously he was an award-winning community journalist at daily newspapers throughout the West.
Stories by Eddie North-Hager:
USC President C. L. Max Nikias named chair of Pac-12 CEO Group
The conference’s governing body includes all 12 university presidents and chancellors.
USC’s economic impact on California estimated at $8 billion a year
Report comes as the university nears the opening of USC Village, the largest economic development project in the history of South Los Angeles.
David Cameron, former British prime minister, speaks at Bovard
In appearance as part of the USC President’s Distinguished Lecture series, the former leader remains an optimist.
Local leaders consider ways to develop business investment in Los Angeles
USC Senior Vice President Thomas Sayles joins other top-level executives at L.A. Magazine roundtable.
Steve Kay returns to lead USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience
The pioneering center will bring together interdisciplinary teams to better understand human health and develop new life-saving devices and therapeutics.
New Alzheimer’s study aims to delay or prevent symptoms
The international trial co-managed by USC will test a drug in people who show no symptoms of the disease.
Educators meet at White House to discuss military-connected children
USC’s Ron Avi Astor is among 200 professors united by Jill Biden to support a nationwide initiative.
Local residents find work — and the path to a career — at USC Village
Construction crews have worked more than 1 million combined hours on the massive development.
USC gears up to host LA Times Festival of Books
More than 150,000 are expected at the event, the largest literary and cultural festival in the country.
USC official has key role in Smithsonian women’s event
Hortensia Amaro is one of handful of women chosen to showcase the history and contributions of women of color in psychology.
High-achieving, low-income students connect with USC
The university is a national leader in recruiting Pell Grant-eligible undergraduates.
LAUSD, USC Social Work strive to better serve children with military ties
Information obtained by school district can help provide resources to students and their families.
Fire Station No. 15 celebrates grand opening
Standing-room-only crowd welcomes the station’s third incarnation, which offers upgraded fire and emergency resources.
Carnegie honors USC President Nikias with Academic Leadership Award
He is the foundation’s first awardee in Southern California. The award comes with a $500,000 grant to further academic initiatives.
Children in military families at higher risk for a variety of problems, study finds
Troubles include drug use, being bullied and bringing weapons to school, researchers from USC and Israel say.
State of the Neighborhood Report offers proposals for surrounding communities
Findings in five key areas are reviewed by community leaders, local groups, faculty and staff.
USC summit marks rebirth of biotech era in Los Angeles
“As the Great Recession decimated U.S. job growth, one sector continued to thrive: biotechnology,” says USC President C. L. Max Nikias.
USC scholar discusses American Muslims with President Obama
Sherman Jackson is considered one of the most influential Muslim thinkers in the world.
Nikias and Solis share thoughts on biotech jobs
USC president and LA County supervisor share their visions for a science corridor cutting a swath across town.
USC 2014: The year in digital media
Cloned actors and virtual whales, Google Glass class and restoring sight to the blind — more and more, it’s a digital world. Here are some of the highlights of the year.
USC Village signs up a big name in groceries: Trader Joe’s
Southern California’s beloved and quirky market chain will set up shop in USC’s new development project.
USC kicks off construction of USC Village residential-retail hub
Residential colleges for future students and neighborhood shopping and dining on north side of University Park Campus will pump millions into local economy.
Expert in Chinese art set to lead USC Pacific Asia Museum
Christina Yu Yu garners praise for her experience in researching and curating Asian art and her ambitious vision.
USC announces summer scholarship for military children
USC President Nikias unveils a new program that will bring the sons and daughters from military families to USC for summer classes.