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:
USC women’s basketball team takes the lead on community service
The hoops team uses its platform to inspire local kids and help others in need as part of Trojan Outreach, USC’s community volunteer program for student-athletes.
USC student-athletes a force for good in L.A. through outreach work
Trojans teach kids about sustainability, help veterans and take on tough issues like homelessness.
New director of professionalism and ethics emphasizes collaboration, communication
Mark Manley plans to strengthen USC’s culture of integrity and accountability while tracking sensitive complaints and investigations across the university.
Sisters embrace a spirit of service at USC
Nikki and Shaliz Aflatooni immersed themselves in volunteer opportunities as undergrads — their way of giving back after receiving merit scholarships.
Meet Brandon Pili, USC’s first football student-athlete from Alaska
He gladly traded shoveling snow for football practices at dawn, but he still daydreams about camping, fishing and his mom’s deep-dish chocolate chip cookies.
Former foster child, a USC alumnus, fights for foster youth
Demontea Thompson uses his USC master’s degree in education to advocate for children who face similar struggles in the foster care system.
Why do we like to be scared? USC experts explain the science of fright
USC experts in neuroscience, horror films and folklore explain why being terrified can thrill and excite, and what that says about our culture.
First-generation USC student models herself after those who helped her succeed
Saianna Smith found her calling thanks to encouragement from teachers and mentors. Now the USC master’s student is helping others follow in her footsteps.
Millions in USC merit scholarships help local students attend the university
Trojans receive merit-based support from Town & Gown of USC each year.
To diversify America’s orchestras, USC collaborates on new strings fellowship
Four up-and-coming classical musicians study at USC, perform with a premier orchestra and mentor diverse members of a local youth orchestra.
Real estate executive Stephanie Argyros named USC trustee
The philanthropist and Trojan alumna brings her business acumen and passion for community service to the university’s governing board.
New wellness programs help USC medical students find balance
The Keck School of Medicine of USC emphasizes health and well-being among its aspiring doctors, countering the discipline’s grueling training experience of years past.
Next president should embody university’s core values, USC community says
More than 500 students and staff and faculty members shared their thoughts and concerns during a recent series of listening sessions tied to the presidential search.
To serve and protect, USC trauma surgeon moonlights as a cop
Kenji Inaba found time in his busy schedule as a USC doctor to become a highly trained reserve officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.
Transfer students build supportive community for themselves at USC
A new mentorship program pairs incoming transfer students with others who have already gone through the sometimes difficult process of starting fresh at a new university.
USC launches new office to oversee complaint monitoring and investigations
As a centralized hub for managing complaints across the university, the USC Office of Professionalism and Ethics will provide greater oversight and accountability.
New chief of professionalism and ethics wants to instill culture of fairness, integrity
Michael Blanton will oversee a new office dedicated to handling complaints and sensitive investigations across the university.
Top USC teachers reveal ways to inspire students
Two of the university’s most popular professors embrace a tough-but-fair approach in the classroom.
USC Annenberg dean has advice for aspiring journalists: Get used to change
Willow Bay notes that the shifting media landscape means journalists — and USC’s communications school — need to adapt and be flexible.
First-generation workshops help students settle into college life
USC is increasing resources for students in their family’s first generation to attend college, including support with academic planning and making social connections.
USC’s new medical school dean inspires return to guiding principles of medicine
Laura Mosqueda fights for social justice and cares for vulnerable populations as she leads the Keck School of Medicine of USC into a new era.
Major enhancements take shape in USC Student Health
University professionals aim to set a gold standard in college health on University Park and Health Sciences campuses.
High school storytellers sharpen their skills at USC Annenberg
Los Angeles-area students learn about careers in communications, journalism and multimedia during a monthlong summer academy.
Math and music merge for Trojan with footholds in two worlds
Paul Chyz grew up with eclectic interests in science and the guitar. USC helped him bring them together.