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Foundation that supports USC receives $260 million to fund research and teaching
The Lord Foundation of California, which received the funds after the sale of the LORD Corporation, is expected to distribute the proceeds to USC in 2020.
USC releases results of survey on campus climate around sexual assault, misconduct
Two town hall sessions will be held today so the university community can discuss the findings.
139 years old, and still fighting on
From a modest start, the university marks its 139th birthday as one of the nation’s leading research institutions.
Arts showcase puts talented USC students at center stage
The evening — featuring music, dance and theatrical presentations, comedy, films and an art exhibition — was a signature event leading up to Friday’s inauguration of Carol L. Folt as USC president.
USC launches new public transit subsidy program for employees
Faculty and staff will receive a 50% subsidy on the cost of bus and rail passes, which restores and improves upon the previous benefit.
Celebrate Constitution Day 2019 with USC
Congress designates Sept. 17 as a day to recognize the value and history of the guiding document.
Dave Roberts, national athletics compliance leader, named interim director of athletics
He replaces Lynn Swann, who resigned after a historic three-year tenure.
USC Welcome Week in pictures — good times with good friends
As Trojans head to their first classes Monday, take one final look at some of last week’s most enjoyable events — from a festival and spirit rally to a barbecue with new friends.
Black Alumni Association pinning ceremony welcomes new Trojans
The tradition celebrates the incoming students and the powerful legacy of achievement and advancement at USC
Tears flow as parents write goodbye letters to their new freshmen
In a USC tradition, parents of incoming freshmen are invited to spend part of Move-in Day penning emotional letters to the children they’re about to leave in Los Angeles.
Move-in Day madness: Campuses come to life as Trojans arrive for the fall semester
USC’s campuses are buzzing as students return. Our slideshow gives you an eyewitness view of Wednesday’s Move-in Day happenings on the University Park Campus.
Kristen Bell: ‘When you are nice, people tend to overlook a lot’
The actress shares tricks of the trade at the USC School of Dramatic Arts’ commencement.
Kelly Grier: ‘You have the tools to seize the opportunity of this extraordinary moment’
The U.S. chairman of EY, the former Ernst & Young, speaks at the 2019 USC Leventhal School of Accounting commencement.
DeVon Franklin: ‘You have what it takes to make it’
The preacher, author, producer and motivational speaker addresses the 2019 USC Marshall School of Business commencement ceremony.
Michelle Witteman Taylor: ‘Empathy and compassion for those below and above you is vital’
The businesswoman and USC alumna speaks to graduates at the 2019 USC Marshall School of Business commencement ceremony.
Mikhail Baryshnikov: ‘Be disciplined about being generous to others — and to yourselves’
The legendary dancer speaks to the first graduating class of the USC Kaufman School of Dance.
Barbara Ferrer: ‘These are very special times to be embarking on a career in health’
The director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health addresses new graduates of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Nnamdi Asomugha: ‘It takes a lot of courage to allow yourself to grow in the face of scrutiny’
The actor and former NFL player speaks to the 2019 USC School of Dramatic Arts commencement.
Ali Velshi to engineers: ‘We need you more than ever’
The NBC News business correspondent addresses the USC Viterbi School of Engineering commencement.
USC commencement 2019: The day in pictures
Our photographers share some of their favorite images of a memorable day.
Ivana Giang: ‘Shouldn’t everyone have the right to learn and grow and express themselves?’
USC’s 2019 valedictorian calls on her fellow graduates to champion the causes of diversity, inclusion and more.
Karen Bass: ‘The nation needs you to dream; we need you to dream big’
The congresswoman and USC alumna has words of encouragement for 2019 graduates as she calls on them to “Fight On” until they change the world.
Wanda M. Austin: ‘You will always be shining stars of the Trojan Family’
In her commencement address, the interim USC president reminds the Class of 2019 that they have the power to change the world.
Eric Garcetti: ‘How, and where, do we belong?’
USC’s baccalaureate speaker — the Los Angeles mayor — discusses the unlikely connection between politics and spirituality, and what’s ahead for the Class of 2019.