Stories by Lynn Lipinski:
Formerly incarcerated social work scholars unite thanks to new student interest group
Unchained Scholars brings together social work students who were system- or justice-impacted, along with their allies, to organize events and offer one another support.
As one of the Tuskegee Airmen, this 100-year-old USC alum helped reshape the military
Ted Lumpkin Jr. overcame segregation and served honorably during World War II, even bringing some of the lessons he learned to his post-war career in social work.
As an Alzheimer’s crisis looms, the director of USC’s aging institute focuses on prevention
María Aranda will bring her expertise as a researcher and a social worker to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness.
USC to launch values poll aimed at changing university culture
The USC Cultural Journey Values Poll will ask all faculty, staff and students to contribute ideas and help change how the university functions.
In memoriam: Ralph Fertig, noted civil rights activist and social work professor
The USC professor was a prominent civil rights lawyer who protested segregated interstate bus terminals by participating in the 1961 Freedom Rides.
USC students help win educational grant expansion for former foster youth
Trojans advocate for new legislation and a California state budget item to help other former foster youth pursue education after high school.
USC’s family nurse practitioner program earns national accreditation
It’s a big milestone for the department’s innovative approach to develop a new generation of advanced practice nurses.
USC’s first online master’s in nursing students graduate
The Department of Nursing aims to develop advanced practice nurses whose holistic approach to health is augmented by the expertise of social work.
First graduates from online doctorate program turn theory into practice
The USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work degree affirms their skills as social work scholar-practitioners.
In memoriam: Gin Wong, USC trustee and prominent architect, 94
The visionary Trojan designed many Southern California landmarks and left an indelible mark on the region’s landscape.
New gift ensures hundreds more L.A. children will embrace reading
USC’s Kinder 2 College program helps children from surrounding neighborhoods to become proficient in reading and writing by the end of third grade.
Shelly and Ofer Nemirovsky’s $15 million gift supports residential college at USC Village
Nemirovsky Residential College will be a vital hub for academic, cultural and recreational activities on campus.
Servicewoman finds satisfaction in counseling and social work
Lesley Adams Williams sees a future where teens have a safe place to go when home isn’t an option.
24 Trojans, the most ever, win National Science Foundation research fellowships
Results show the commitment of faculty mentors and the support of programs aimed at jumpstarting academic careers.
Dance’s Glorya Kaufman sees passion come alive in arts students
The donor who loves dance nurtures a new generation of artists.
USC announces fundraising campaign continuation as it reaches goal ahead of schedule
The university extends its fundraising through 2021 to support high ambitions and access for students.
Washington Post publisher Frederick Ryan joins USC Board of Trustees
The distinguished political adviser and public servant is admired for redefining the role of media.
Charles and Jessie Cale give $15 million for residential college
Cale College will integrate living and learning for students when it opens at USC Village this fall.
Year in review: Generosity of USC’s friends makes a lasting difference, as gifts keep on giving
USC 2016 | Transformative gifts create a new cancer center, provide new resources in social work and vision research, help veterans and much more.
Giving away real money raises the stakes for USC Price students
Classmates select a local nonprofit worthy of a $10,000 grant.
Gift from alums Harlan and Linda Martens to fund USC Dornsife scholarships
$15 million pledge helps ensure the university’s ability to offer financial aid for deserving students.
Alumnae leaders named to USC Board of Trustees
AT&T executive Carmen Nava and arts benefactor Dallas Price-Van Breda add community and corporate experience to the university’s governing board.
In memoriam: Toshiaki Ogasawara, 85
The Japan Times publisher and longtime USC trustee was a leading advocate of international cooperation in trade, science and the arts.
In memoriam: Sammy Lee, 96
Two-time Olympic gold medal diver was USC’s oldest surviving Olympian.