USC News staff
Stories by USC News staff:
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.
A winning weekend: Trojans claim conference titles in 4 sports
USC won conference championships in women’s beach volleyball and men’s tennis on Saturday, and women’s lacrosse and water polo on Sunday.
What the Notre Dame Cathedral fire means to Paris, Catholics and more
USC experts offer insight into the catastrophic blaze’s potential impact on religion, art, tourism and history.
USC hosts L.A. Times Festival of Books this weekend
Now in its ninth year on the USC University Park Campus, the largest literary and cultural festival in the nation is expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees.
Carol L. Folt to become USC’s 12th president
USC Board of Trustees selects internationally recognized biologist and former University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill chancellor to lead the university into new era.
USC leaders visit Rape Treatment Center where survivors direct the care
At Santa Monica center, USC leadership hear from national leaders on trauma-informed care for sexual assault survivors.
USC named one of nation’s top producers of Fulbright students for 2018-19
Fourteen USC students received grants through the program to conduct research, teach or study abroad.
USC honors military at 10th annual Veterans and ROTC Gala
The event recognizes hundreds of USC veterans and their spouses and ROTC cadets and their officers.
USC Kaufman dance students prepare for New York debut
The showcase at the historic Joyce Theater celebrates the first four years of USC Kaufman, which will graduate its first class in May.
USC interim President Wanda M. Austin honored at L.A. City Hall event
The university leader is presented the Hall of Fame Award at the city’s African American Heritage Month Celebration.
In memoriam: Homebuilder and USC supporter J. Douglas Pardee, 96
The business leader and philanthropist earned his accounting degree from USC in 1949 and gave generously to his alma mater through the years.
Class action settlement announced
The university has reached agreement in principle on a $215 million class action settlement that will compensate students who received women’s health services from Dr. George Tyndall at USC’s student health center.