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:
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.
Students can afford to go abroad thanks to USC Dornsife fellowship
International travel, field research and community service projects are accessible to first-generation students at USC through the Fisher Fellowship program.
Grateful for support that made college possible, USC grad pays it forward
Troy Camp co-director Marla Ross found her confidence at USC through financial assistance and guidance from mentors and friends. As a recent grad, she wants to help others do the same.
USC senior’s artwork gives a voice to the underrepresented
With commencement a week away, graduate Tola Oseni reflects on her use of graphic design, music and video to share untold stories and open the art world to previously excluded groups.
USC selects equity and engagement leader Felicia Washington for top HR position
The accomplished university administrator and attorney will serve as senior vice president for human resources, a new post in the USC president’s cabinet.
Business or social good? USC student chooses both after graduation
Mounir Ghabrial turned down a lucrative offer from a major consulting firm to join a startup focused on improving access to healthy food in Los Angeles.
Communications expert Glenn Osaki selected for USC’s senior leadership team
The 32-year agency veteran will oversee the university’s communications strategy as its new senior vice president and chief communications officer.
Driven to help immigrants, graduating senior finds her path at USC
As a Trojan, Tingyee Chang discovered her passion for research. It guided the daughter of Taiwanese immigrants toward a double major in neuroscience and public policy.