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USC and Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University announce strategic partnership
The agreement creates dynamic interdisciplinary educational tracks for students in the rapidly growing, high-demand fields of biomedical engineering and regulatory science.
USC President Carol L. Folt recaps a year of Trojan accomplishments
As the 2021-2022 academic year wraps up, the president shares a video message highlighting an incredible year. Watch her roundup of the year’s events and hear her words of thanks to students, faculty and staff.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to address American universities Monday on future of higher ed in Ukraine
At 8 a.m. PDT, the Association of American Universities will livestream the speech on how American universities and Ukraine can work together to rebuild the country’s higher ed sector; a Q&A follows.
Adam Karelin: ‘May we all find the strength to face evil with light’
COMMENCEMENT 2022: USC’s valedictorian speaks for a resilient Class of 2022, and shares a poignant message on the war in Ukraine.
Carol L. Folt: ‘Challenges, and how you face them, are essential parts of who you are’
COMMENCEMENT 2022: USC’s president shares a message of hope and encouragement with the university’s newest graduates.
Allyson Felix: ‘Your voice has power, and you have to use your voice — even if it shakes’
COMMENCEMENT 2022: The USC Rossier alum — winner of seven Olympic gold medals and the most decorated U.S. track and field athlete in history — shares words of wisdom with USC’s Class of 2022.
USC beach volleyball team captures 4th Pac-12 championship
The Women of Troy took down UCLA for the fourth straight time to secure the conference crown.
University Park Campus busy with preparation for Festival of Books
Installation of tents and other structures across much of the campus is underway as this weekend’s event approaches.
5 ways USC is going green
EARTH WEEK: Little things can make a big difference — especially when they’re done on a grand scale. Check out these ways USC is working toward a sustainable tomorrow.
7 notable USC alumni to receive honors at the 88th annual Alumni Awards
Former Congresswoman Mary Bono and student-athletes-turned-shoe moguls Adam and Ryan Goldston are among the Trojans to be recognized on April 23.
USC’s cutting-edge biometrics research receives technology-transfer government contract
Cyberattacks are increasingly sophisticated as institutions of all kinds turn to biometrics to confirm user identity. USC Information Sciences Institute researchers are on the front lines, developing systems to guard against security breaches and hacking attempts.
Universitywide event kicks off Women’s History Month
President Carol L. Folt joins students, faculty, staff and community members to launch a month of celebration, commemoration and remembrance.
Inspired by gospel, USC professor and poet draws from within
USC Annenberg’s Miki Turner shares “That Something Within,” inspired by a gospel hymn written more than a century ago.
David Carlisle named interim chief of USC Department of Public Safety
The assistant chief replaces the retiring John Thomas, who will stay with the university as a key adviser.
Tips on staying safe during your Thanksgiving holiday amid the COVID pandemic
Getting a booster shot is your best bet, say USC Student Health’s Sarah Van Orman and Deona Willes of USC Environmental Health and Safety.
USC Digital Libraries digitizes rare, 100-year-old photos of Unknown Soldier’s burial
It’s part of a five-year, government-funded project under which USC is digitally preserving historic photographs, documents, audiovisual recordings and visual media from all branches of the U.S. military services.
Political divide remains critically high and immigration is most divisive issue, according to new USC polarization index
USC Annenberg, PR firm Golin and Zignal Labs reveal the first data science-based polarization index to provide a roadmap for business leaders to navigate controversial issues.
New student convocation welcomes two classes to the Trojan Family
The Trojan tradition takes on special meaning for first- and second-year students who are experiencing USC in person for the first time.
President Folt welcomes students, faculty and staff back to USC
President Carol L. Folt greets more than 44,000 students and nearly 12,000 faculty and staff, and provides an update of measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.
COVID-19: Indoor masking required, effective immediately
USC is now requiring masking indoors for all individuals in university facilities, including vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
Embryo selection aimed at ensuring health and intelligence of children scrutinized
Economist Patrick Turley of USC Dornsife and a multinational group of researchers issue a special report that examines the benefits, risks and ethics of selecting embryos to ensure healthier, smarter children.
LAUSD, Jimmy Iovine and Andre ‘Dr. Dre’ Young to open new high school
The school will mirror the USC Iovine and Young Academy’s nationally recognized educational model that combines design, business and technology with hands-on learning.
President Carol L. Folt: ‘Whatever its impact, COVID didn’t derail or defeat you’
USC’s president addresses the classes of 2020 and 2021 at the university’s commencement ceremonies.
Valedictorian Tianna Shaw-Wakeman: ‘Fight for a world where future generations won’t have to keep making the same kinds of choices that we do’
USC’s 2021 valedictorian addresses the classes of 2020 and 2021 at the university’s commencement ceremonies.