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:
Police badge is latest achievement for aspiring neuroscientist
USC student and radiation oncology specialist Faisal Rashid recently became the LAPD’s first Bangladeshi sworn officer through its reserve program.
USC steps up recycling and composting efforts in move toward zero waste
The university is diverting more of its trash from landfills to meet its ambitious sustainability goals.
First-generation USC students gain career and life advice from alumni mentors
Undergrads and alumni meet up regularly to polish resumes, practice networking skills and bond over shared first-gen experiences through a USC Career Center initiative.
Spring admits have new resource to ease their worries about adjusting to college: their peers
Seasoned USC students share their spring admit experience with incoming freshmen and transfer students through a new ambassador program.
New course on thriving at USC and beyond earns rave reviews
In a low-stress class geared toward incoming freshmen, students develop skills to lead balanced and fulfilling lives.
New ethics and compliance leader brings a focus on values
Stacy Giwa is helping the university reflect on and strengthen its culture, emphasizing ethical decision-making and transparency.
USC boosts prevention and outreach efforts to reduce sexual and relationship violence on campus
New training programs and prevention specialists emphasize a community approach to curbing sexual assault and promoting healthy relationships.
Parents’ sacrifices drive first-generation USC student to succeed
Seeing her mom and dad work tough jobs to survive motivates USC Mork Scholar Jacqueline Martinez to provide them and others in similar circumstances with a better life.
USC’s green guru tackles myths about sustainability
Ever wonder why USC doesn’t have solar panels on its buildings? Or whether the dining halls serve sustainable food? The university’s sustainability specialist takes on tough questions about going green at USC.
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USC football player uses his star power to help others
Tight end Daniel Imatorbhebhe has embraced community service, extending his impact at USC far beyond the gridiron.
She couldn’t finish her degree at USC — but now she’s helping others avoid the same fate
Unexpected financial hardship forced Ann Marie Manahan to leave USC midway through her studies. Decades later, she created a scholarship to help USC students struggling to afford school.
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.