Eric Lindberg is a special projects writer with USC University Communications. He previously worked as an editor and writer with the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. He is a USC graduate with a degree in print journalism.
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Sarah Gehlert selected as dean of USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work
She joins USC in April from her current post as dean of the University of South Carolina’s College of Social Work.
USC 2019 | Did you spot these celebs on campus?
✌ Year in review: USC never fails to draw the big names — it’s one perk of being smack dab in the middle of La La Land. Check out the stars who captivated the Trojan Family this year.
USC 2019 | Inspiring Trojans who made this a year of hope
✌ Year in review: These uplifting stories about USC students, doctors and other thoughtful Trojans brightened our hearts and stirred our spirit. Share the joy!
Here’s one way to get more diversity in science and health fields
When you don’t know any doctors or scientists, it can be tough to imagine becoming one. The USC STAR program introduces teens to real lab work, and it’s one of many initiatives supported by the university’s Good Neighbors Campaign.
Three Trojans receive prestigious Schwarzman scholarship to study in China
The USC trio will explore trends in business, media and culture during a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University.
Marine sergeant turned scuba diver is doing what he loves
USC undergrad Nicholas Foster started diving for fun while serving in Hawaii with the Armed Forces. Now, he hopes protecting the ocean will go from a passion to his life’s work.
Five lessons on living an interesting life, from the wildly creative mind of Alfred Brown IV
The USC PhD student, punk band lead singer and published photographer shares his essential principles for creative fulfillment.
Practicing gratitude can have profound health benefits, USC experts say
Thanksgiving is a great time to count your blessings, but evidence shows that being grateful throughout the year can lead to better health and well-being.
USC experts shine light on myths of sunburn and skin cancer among Hispanics
Worried about serious conditions like melanoma among older Hispanics, researchers and student volunteers teach the importance of sun protection to children in Los Angeles schools.
USC football player inspires Los Angeles kids to read with personal story
Wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. told young students at an elementary school near USC that he wasn’t always the big man on campus, until reading helped him gain confidence.
USC students gather in nature to perform ancient spiritual practices
Escaping the pressures of daily life, students trekked to the San Gabriel Mountains to engage in contemplative prayer and learn about the mystical rituals of early Christianity.
Researchers uncover dangers of ringing a bell to celebrate ‘victory’ over cancer
Ringing the victory bell is a common ritual for people who finish cancer treatment, but a new study suggests it could cause lingering distress rather than joy.
USC student builds community to celebrate and encourage kids with limb differences
Lexi Brooks, a first-year USC undergrad born without a left hand, helped build 3D-printed prostheses and organized fun events for children with limb differences as a teenager.
USC doctor finds evidence of human rights abuses, alleged atrocities against Rohingya refugees
Through interviews with Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar, USC emergency physician Parveen Parmar and others document brutal attacks against the Muslim minority group.
When it comes to cancer, fighting words might be the wrong approach
Treatment of serious diseases like cancer is often described as a war or battle, but USC experts say that aggressive language might cause more harm than good.
Personal stories of surviving the Holocaust unveiled at powerful art exhibition
Portraits of Holocaust survivors appear alongside interactive testimonies in Facing Survival, a USC Fisher Museum of Art and USC Shoah Foundation collaboration open through Dec. 7.
Gymnast, dancer, pole vaulter and now engineer: Talented freshman embraces new challenges
When USC mechanical engineering major Judy Loyd discovers a vexing problem, she pursues its solution with stubborn intensity.
A community’s support helps USC student and single mom earn her doctorate
Dezetta Burnett’s hometown of South L.A. has rallied around her as she pursues an advanced degree at USC. She plans to return the favor by advocating for her community.
USC undergrad fights to protect and preserve languages before they’re forgotten
Experts estimate that a language goes extinct every two weeks. USC student Prim Phoolsombat wants to use a blend of linguistics and computer science to help save them.
Fad diets could contribute to liver disease known as a ‘silent killer’
Doctors worry that high-fat regimens like the keto diet might worsen an increasingly common condition known as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.
Siblings, all new Trojans, rebound after tragedy with community’s help
When their mother died several years ago, these four siblings found strength and family in their friends and neighbors. They all start a new chapter this fall as USC students.
As Salton Sea shrinks, experts fear far-reaching health consequences
USC researchers are exploring how losing California’s largest lake could affect the respiratory health of people throughout the Imperial Valley and beyond.
Higher education administrator and engineer Charles Zukoski named USC provost
The accomplished university leader and internationally recognized chemical engineer joins USC as its chief academic officer.
USC researchers explore how skateboarders can succeed in school and life
Skateboarders are known for their tenacity, creativity and focus. USC experts want to figure out how they can use those skills to prosper in college, work and beyond.