Stories by USC staff:
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.
Valedictorian Isabella Hauptman: ‘The notion of going backwards, to what was, seems a bit misguided’
USC’s 2020 valedictorian addresses the classes of 2020 and 2021 at the university’s commencement ceremonies.
Bina Venkataraman: ‘It takes courage to ask: Is it possible to do what people say is impossible?’
USC’s 2021 commencement speaker addresses this year’s ceremonies.
USC Athletics commits to support United Nations Sports for Climate Action initiative
The university is the fifth U.S. collegiate athletic department to commit to the U.N. framework, which positions the global sports community to combat climate change.
Remembering Eli Broad, philanthropist who advanced stem cell research
His support shaped world-class programs throughout California including at USC, notes the director of USC’s Eli and Edythe Broad Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research.
USC Athletics to transition student-athlete health care to Keck Medicine of USC
The updated athletic medicine program will allow USC’s student-athletes to benefit from Keck Medicine’s world-renowned experts and resources.
5 faculty members named University Professors and Distinguished Professors
The selective awards recognize significant accomplishments by leading scholars in their fields.
President Folt releases statement of support for Asian Pacific Islander Desi American community
“We must stand up to bigotry and discrimination, in all their forms,” she writes. “We must stand against misogyny and xenophobia, wherever and whenever they appear.”
USC to hold in-person commencement celebrations in May for classes of 2020 and 2021
A series of ceremonies for undergraduate and graduate students is being planned at the Coliseum from May 14-25.
USC kicks off Black History Month with universitywide celebration
The online event features students, faculty, staff and community members with the theme “Black History in the Making.”
Partnership at USC School of Dramatic Arts focuses on arts and social justice
The school’s Institute for Theatre & Social Change will team with the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative to recruit and train middle school students interested in drama.
Pioneering professors’ innovations make the most of remote learning
President Carol L. Folt sits down with Emily Nix, whose teaching hack generated more than 100,000 social media views, and Jack Feinberg, who revolutionized the way lab experiments are carried out.
A holiday video message to Trojans worldwide from President Folt
President Carol L. Folt joins USC students and the Trojan Marching Band to send a warm “season’s greetings” to the entire Trojan Family.
6 USC researchers named 2020 AAAS fellows
The USC professors join 40 previously selected faculty members as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
USC faculty members named University Professors and Distinguished Professors
The very selective awards recognize significant accomplishments by leading scholars in their fields.
USC joins lawsuit opposing H-1B visa changes
Two proposed rules would restrict career opportunities for H-1B visa holders and make it more difficult for them to retain critical jobs they already hold, with serious consequences for international scholars.
USC’s Bay Area station KDFC names new broadcast home and kicks off fundraising campaign
The new space will be named the Batishwa Miner Broadcast Center in honor of the mother of the late listener and supporter Gloria Miner.
Robotic arms extend the reach of UV disinfection
Engineers at USC have come up with a new way to eliminate coronavirus in tiny, hard-to-reach spaces: robots with UV wands. The project could help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Effie Turnbull Sanders named VP of civic engagement and economic partnerships
The community leader brings more than two decades of experience advancing the rights of underserved Los Angeles communities.
President Folt responds to international student visa policy change
The Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday agreed to rescind its directive that would have required international students to take in-person classes to maintain their visa status.