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 from 2010 to 2017. He is a USC graduate with a degree in print journalism.
Stories by Eric Lindberg:
Trojan undergrad believes in the power of science to conquer cancer
Cancer researcher and graduating senior Sophie Wix will pursue medical breakthroughs this fall as USC’s first Fulbright scholar to the University of Cambridge and the United Kingdom.
Gift supports biomedical therapeutics at USC
Retired ophthalmologist Allen Ginsburg and his wife, Charlotte, donate $10 million to name the USC Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics.
$20 million gift creates research center on longevity and aging at USC
Mei-Lee Ney’s donation is the largest in the history of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology.
USC’s life-changing college-prep program for local youth receives transformative gift
William and Leslie McMorrow’s donation endows the Neighborhood Academic Initiative, ensuring ongoing support for future generations of promising students in South and East Los Angeles.
For this Los Angeles student, USC offered the path to a better life
Chemistry whiz Ryan Lopez wants to become the role model he never had growing up in South Los Angeles.
USC Warren Bennis Scholars face high expectations
The first graduates of USC’s new ethical leadership honors program hold promise for tackling society’s most pressing challenges.
Gift boosts lung disease research at Keck School of Medicine of USC
USC scientists developing new treatments and cures for pulmonary diseases will benefit from a $12.5 million donation from the Hastings Foundation.
Trojans hoop it up at wheelchair basketball tournament
The annual USC event gives students with disabilities an opportunity to compete in organized sports.
Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky endow USC provost’s chair
Their generous gift will ensure the university continues to attract and support accomplished academic leaders. USC Provost Michael Quick is the chair’s first holder.
Students with a passion for social justice find a home at USC’s Bohnett Residential College
For students passionate about making the world a better place, Bohnett Residential College is the home they’ve been looking for.
After life-changing injury, USC student uses sports to heal and thrive
A diving accident in high school left Zachary Pickett paralyzed just as he reached his prime. But that didn’t stop the Swim With Mike scholarship recipient from pursuing his athletic passions.
Theater proves to be a Trojan’s guiding light
All-around technical whiz makes the most of his time as a Stamps Scholar at USC, including a launch of his own theater company.
USC senior rebounds from tragedy to help others with disabilities
A spinal cord injury in high school left Zack Wentz paralyzed. He turned that misfortune into a passion for breaking down barriers for himself and fellow Trojans with disabilities.
Paralyzed former police officer, on long road to recovery, finds hope at USC
Kristina Ripatti’s life was upended after being shot while chasing down a robbery suspect. Now she forges a new identity in social work at USC, with help from a Swim With Mike scholarship.
Swim With Mike scholarship program for athletes with physical disabilities grows stronger than ever
Hundreds of students have benefited from USC’s 38-year-old initiative. This year’s annual fundraiser kicks off Friday.
Space-loving engineer builds rockets at USC
USC junior Madeline Koldos builds rockets, tests the Mars 2020 rover and encourages young girls to learn about science. Financial aid made it all possible.
Business leader Oscar Munoz joins USC Board of Trustees
The USC alumnus has held strategic and leadership roles with some of the world’s most recognized brands, including United Airlines, AT&T, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo.
USC president teaches the classics to spark passion for humanities
The great thinkers of ancient Athens were ahead of their time, say USC President C. L. Max Nikias and administrator Robin Romans, who teach a class on literary legends.
Civil debate amid partisan politics? USC students keep hope alive
The Trojan Debate Squad, USC’s oldest chartered student organization, is gaining momentum. It teaches critical analysis and reasoned argument during era of trolls and “fake news.”
Trojan Marching Band gets a new home at Lyon Center
The Spirit of Troy’s gleaming new digs feature rehearsal space, a student lounge, separate locker rooms — and maybe even new traditions.
Engineering phenom follows footsteps of female researchers into science
USC alumna Richelle Smith talks about Marie Curie, her inspiration for pursuing a degree in electrical engineering, and how she balanced time in the lab with horseback riding and other interests.
USC’s head fundraiser to retire after overseeing ongoing Campaign for USC
Under the guidance of Albert Checcio, the university has raised more than $6.6 billion since 2011. It is one of only three U.S. institutions to remain in the top five in fundraising for the past six years.
In memoriam: USC chaplain and community builder Alvin S. Rudisill, 89
As USC’s first administrator with a formal community relations position, Rudisill was a driving force behind hundreds of programs and collaborations that strengthened the university’s ties with its neighbors and city.
Snowboarder, pilot and engineer finds her home in L.A. and at USC
Budding architect Erica Leung knows her limits when riding high as a pilot and snowboarder across SoCal.