Stories by Julie Riggott:
Drum roll, please: USC Thornton percussionists find success with top orchestras around the world
It helps to learns your craft from the best, including two faculty members who make music with the L.A. Philharmonic.
For soldier Jeremy Todd, the latest deployment is at USC
As part of the elite Green to Gold program, he’s pursuing an advanced degree at USC Marshall while earning a commission as an Army officer.
‘It’s all about confidence’ for USC Leventhal commencement speaker Cathy Engelbert
The first female CEO at a major accounting firm talks about family, career, leadership and learning the next big thing.
American firms set their sights on Asia/Pacific marketplace
Key questions face the global companies as they seek to expand trade and investment in the region.
Accounting students provide free tax help to the community
Beta Alpha Psi members use their financial skills just in time for Tax Day.
Talent takes root at USC Thornton
It’s a trend: Hip ensembles created by students spring up like wild flowers, invigorating LA’s music scene.
What does it take to be leader of the band?
With mentorship from USC Thornton faculty, a talented musician moves from keyboard player to musical director, scoring high-profile gigs along the way.
Love makes the world of giving go ’round
USC Marshall team studies love, compassion, hope and pride, finding that only one of those emotions boosts charity for international causes.
Volunteers garner back-to-back wins for USC Marshall
MBAs bring home the President’s Volunteer Service Award from Junior Achievement.
USC Thornton musicians primed for Lincoln Center performance
Composer Andrew Norman writes a concerto commissioned by the New York Philharmonic for pianist Jeffrey Kahane.
USC alum honored for his business spirit
Junior Achievement of Southern California lauds the work of Greif Center leader David Belasco.
Alumna drums up support for action against sexual violence
‘We try to tell stories,’ says drummer Ana Barreiro, who hopes YouTube videos will attract financing or political clout.
How to help first-generation college students thrive in stressful situations
Research shows that students can tap into their backgrounds for strength and perseverance — after a short session with seniors.
The ‘Happy Meal effect’: Little bribes spark better eating habits
Giving consumers an incentive for choosing smaller meal portions means lower daily intake of calories, USC research finds.
Car buyers with a trade-in get a raw deal, study shows
Honesty may not be the best policy for buyers, USC Marshall research reveals.
Enjoy the music, but guard your ears
USC Thornton concert is plugged into hearing protection for musicians.
Music and movies come together for Measures & Frames
Visions and Voices event pairs the inventive music and visuals of modern composers and audacious filmmakers.
For USC Thornton musicians, it’s a recording session to remember
Visiting Capitol Records, the students work with one of the top producers in the business.
USC Roski artist takes a life-altering journey to Japan
His work on life after cataclysm and moving forward transforms the student.
Travel grant awardees receive support for proposed projects
Students discuss their works on bodily transformation, feminism and detention.
Melissa Manchester sings the praises of USC Thornton students
Trojans help the singer-songwriter with the release of her first new album in 10 years.
USC Thornton alum shows how a Grammy win can be arranged
Ben Bram takes home trophy in a ‘watershed moment for a cappella.’
Guilt-ridden employees may be just the ones you want
People who are prone to feeling guilty are hard workers — but they also have a tendency that should make bosses pause, according to USC Marshall School of Business research.
Are we paying attention to the onslaught of digital media?
USC Marshall study provides a new model of media consumption in our ‘age of interruption.’