Eric Lindberg is the associate editor for features at USC University Communications. He is a USC graduate with a degree in print journalism.
Stories by Eric Lindberg:
Tom Morey, 86, surfing legend and Boogie board inventor
The USC alumnus invented other surf devices, toys and games, but his Boogie board creation became a smash hit for beachgoers.
To tackle architecture’s diversity problem, USC opens doors to L.A. teens
Los Angeles high school students will receive intensive training as part of a USC School of Architecture program to diversify the ranks of architects and design professionals.
Self-storage pioneer and USC Trustee B. Wayne Hughes, 87
Hughes and his family are the largest benefactors in the history of the university — with many of his gifts arriving anonymously.
USC’s monumental commencement effort unleashes celebrations and makes history
As California emerged from the pandemic, the university staged seven days of ceremonies for the classes of 2020 and 2021 — and President Carol L. Folt was determined to make it happen.
Resources for USC health workers grow dramatically during pandemic
Throughout a year of stress and anxiety, Keck Medicine of USC front-line caregivers found guidance and respite via significantly expanded support programs.
How campus clubs found fun and friendship during a year apart
USC’s student clubs find innovative ways to explore the wilderness, practice sign language, work out together and much more during the pandemic.
Twin sisters give back to program that helped them succeed at USC
Trojan alumnae and former foster youth Carmen and Lucero Noyola leaned on the Trojan Guardian Scholars for guidance and support. Now they’re returning the favor.
From USC student to the U.S. Foreign Service
Betty Thai earned a fellowship that could lead to a job as a U.S. diplomat, an ideal fit for the first-generation college student who wants to help solve global challenges.
She fights hunger one USC student at a time
USC social work master’s student MaryAnn Samson helps other students apply for CalFresh benefits with a smile — and no judgment.
Big waves, big controversy: USC scientist helps settle debate over tallest wave surfed in 2020
USC wave expert Adam Fincham assembled a team to bring a little science to a big-wave contest, with bragging rights and prize money on the line.
Stressed out by the 2020 election? You’re not the only one
Students, faculty and staff: Here’s how you can cope with anxiety in the run-up to the upcoming election (and check out some tips from USC experts).
Expanded mental health support gives students tools to cope with stress and anxiety
Many students need help balancing college life, especially during a pandemic. USC has added dozens of experts in mental health who are standing by, ready to listen.
No lab, no problem: Students tackle science experiments at home after special deliveries
USC mailed more than 1,000 lab kits to its college students around the world so they could still do hands-on experiments while studying remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Information technology quickly brings USC together during the remote learning era
Online collaboration tools, high-tech gadgets that create the classrooms of the future and a virtual hub for students are just the start, USC tech experts say.
College students with learning disabilities grapple with pandemic’s effects
Learn how students with diagnosed learning differences like autism or dyslexia are faring with remote learning — and how USC can help.
$10 million gift from alum supports student scholarships and faculty research in real estate development
The donation is the first departmental naming gift for the USC Price School of Public Policy, creating the Wilbur H. Smith III Department of Real Estate Development.
USC’s new equity and Title IX expert guided by desire to help people through tough times
Attorney and higher ed leader Catherine Spear sees respect, access and inclusion at the heart of her work to prevent and address misconduct and discrimination.
USC professor’s DIY online teaching hack to engage students goes viral
Emily Nix wants to excite and captivate the students in her economics course this fall. With less than $60 in materials, here’s what she cooked up.
Physics field trip for middle schoolers turns into online festival, giving kids a glimpse into a scientist’s life
COVID-19 can’t stop a popular annual science outing run by USC physics and astronomy experts for curious and enthusiastic local teens.
$4 million gift supports scholarships and student services at USC architecture and pharmacy schools
Retired architect and USC alumnus Edward C. Abrahamian and his wife, Sandra, honor his family’s legacy with their pledge.
Experienced administrator Kedra Ishop to oversee USC admissions and enrollment
Ishop brings decades of higher education experience to her new role as vice president for enrollment management at USC.
Women’s salaries plummet after giving birth. Here’s one way to restore their earning power
Mothers take a much bigger and long-lasting hit to their income after having a child compared with new fathers. A USC researcher found a promising strategy to narrow the gap.
Messages of hope and determination in alum’s film Miss Juneteenth
Channing Godfrey Peoples talks about the responsibility borne by Black artists, storytellers and creators today and the power of speaking your truth.
USC’s custodial crew steps up cleaning efforts to reduce coronavirus danger
Intense daily disinfecting work by a dedicated team of custodians keeps essential employees and others across USC’s two main campuses safer amid the COVID-19 emergency.