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.
Stories by Eric Lindberg:
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.
Troy Camp kids return to forest years later — as USC students
They created unforgettable memories as children in USC’s mentorship program. Now these Trojans are helping the next generation of campers build confidence and make lifelong friends.
Researcher explores links between transgender brain and gender identity
Understanding the brain structure of transgender people could help tailor care and support, says recent USC grad and neuroscientist Jonathan Vanhoecke.
When a USC Annenberg student struggled to pay the bills, the Trojan Family stepped in to help
Special donor-supported funds at the school became a financial lifeline for senior Savanna Mesch, keeping her on track for graduation.
$10 million gift from Broad Foundation advances USC stem cell research on aging-associated disease
The award is part of a larger donation to three Broad Foundation-funded stem cell research centers in California.
Want to help working-class students succeed in college? Embrace their values
Emphasizing teamwork and community can help low-income and first-generation college students feel like they belong, according to research by USC’s Sarah Townsend and colleagues.
Science enthusiast finds many outlets for her passions at USC
Rather than worrying about finding a career path right away, Bethany Chen is taking advantage of her time as an undergrad to explore her diverse interests.
Geoffrey Garrett named as new dean of USC Marshall School of Business
The international political economist and current dean of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School will join USC in 2020.
USC Board of Trustees honors Wanda Austin’s leadership as interim president
University leaders recognize the aerospace and systems engineer for guiding USC through a tumultuous year and create an endowed scholarship in her honor.
Investment services expert Michael Felix joins USC Board of Trustees
The Trojan alumnus has held leadership roles with numerous USC organizations and is a seasoned veteran of the financial services industry.