Stories by USC staff:
How do animals sense sour tastes? New study solves this flavor mystery
New USC-led research has found that a protein called OTOP1 serves as a sour-taste receptor.
Two named to new USC Office of the Ombuds
In newly created roles, Katherine Greenwood and Thomas Kosakowski will provide independent, confidential and impartial support for the university community.
Davies, Matarić and Pastor named Distinguished Professors; McMahon named University Professor
The four faculty members are recognized by interim USC President Wanda M. Austin for outstanding leadership in their fields.
Radisson across from University Park Campus has a new name: USC Hotel
The hotel, which opened in 1974 as a Hilton, has been owned by the university since 2000.
C. L. Max Nikias steps down as president, as search for new leader is underway
USC president agrees to step aside immediately, will continue as a tenured professor and assist with the transition of the incoming president.
Wanda Austin, engineer and businesswoman, named USC interim president
A USC trustee and alumna, she is internationally recognized for her work in aeronautics and leadership development.
USC student-athletes’ volunteer work wins national Community Service Award
Top honor from athletic directors group and Fiesta Bowl goes to Trojan Outreach, through which 650 student-athletes gave more than 5,000 hours of service to the L.A. community.
Rose Campion: ‘How can I use my USC degree for good?’
USC 2018 valedictorian looks to the past for lessons that will inspire the Class of 2018 in the future.
Siddhartha Mukherjee: ‘You are part of the new order — you will hear each other out’
The renowned oncologist and Pulitzer Prize winner has a word of advice for this year’s graduates: Listen.
Keck School of Medicine of USC receives $4 million for arthritis research
Grants from the National Institutes of Health and U.S. Department of Defense will support basic and pre-clinical research to develop therapies for cartilage degradation.
Nine honored at 85th annual USC Alumni Awards
USC Trustees William McMorrow and Carmen Nava, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara and filmmaker Ryan Coogler are among those recognized by the USC Alumni Association.
USC hosts London hackathon event for young entrepreneurs
Competition among secondary-school kids helps mark the opening of USC’s London office, the university’s ninth international office and its first in Europe.
Cannon, Kuo and Saks named Distinguished Professors; Nguyen, Soll named University Professors
The five faculty members are recognized by USC President C. L. Max Nikias for outstanding leadership in their fields.
USC to host 2017 Global Conference in Tokyo
The three-day event features keynote speaker Kazuo Hirai, Sony president and CEO.
Celebrate Constitution Day 2017 with USC
Congress designates Sept. 17 as a day to recognize the value and history of the guiding document; USC marks the occasion with a panel discussion on electoral reform Tuesday.
Drone video shows USC Village is ready for the finishing touches
Take a look at the latest aerial pictures from our construction team’s eye-in-the-sky.
Kids get hands-on time with some of USC Viterbi’s favorite robots
The annual Robotics Open House gives visiting schoolchildren a chance to see how the next generation of robots will change the world.
USC among top producers of 2016-17 Fulbright students, scholars
The university is among just 16 institutions in the U.S. to produce multiple students and faculty receiving Fulbright recognition.
Bender and Gill named Distinguished Professors; Teng named University Professor
The three are recognized by USC President C. L. Max Nikias for outstanding leadership in their fields.
USC’s Mark Humayun, Shri Narayanan elected fellows of the National Academy of Inventors
The two researchers are among eight NAI fellows from the university, including President C. L. Max Nikias.
USC Dornsife’s Schwarzman Scholars to take master’s program at Beijing university
Jack Huebner aims to address the gap in quality primary care; alumnus Matt Prusak will study trade policy.
Celebrate Constitution Day 2016 with USC
Congress designates Sept. 17 as a day to recognize the value and history of the guiding document.
USC terrorism research expert looks at 9/11 and what the future may hold
Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at USC studies risks, costs and consequences of terrorism.
Trojans ready to continue USC’s remarkable Olympic tradition
USC has produced more Olympians, overall medalists and gold medalists than any other U.S. university.