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Illustrated image of a woman talking to a baby with doctors watching by Mikyung Lee Since 2019, Lauren Klein has been researching computer science and child development at the USC Interaction Lab. She is developing an automated system to model and support infant-caregiver interactions by detecting signs of toxic stress. (Illustration/Mikyung Lee) Tech Talk

Baby Talk

Doctoral student Lauren Klein is working with a local children’s hospital to help clinicians detect signs of toxic stress in infants

7 min readScience/Technology, Social Impact, Student Life, Research, Student Life
Scholarship Woodwind Quintet members Scholarship Woodwind Quintet members (from left) Anna Lenhart, Sergio Coelho GCRT ’16, Stephanie Bell MM ’16, Sarah Minneman MM ’15 and Emily Schoendorf MM ’15 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. | PHOTOS BY NOÉ MONTES Music Scene

For USC Musicians on the Rise, Los Angeles is Their Place to Play

USC Thornton gives students opportunities as precious as their dreams. (Check out our story in photos, and you’ll see what we mean.)

3 min readArts, Student Life, Los Angeles, Music
Photo of career counselor Jason Tran sitting at his desk talking with a junior business major in his office at the USC Marshall School of Business Succeeding in college isn't just about grades, says Jason Tran. The career services specialist recommends business students add campus activities, internships and networking to their resume. Here to Help

Four Success Tips for First-Generation Students Navigating College Life and Beyond

Career services specialists offer guidance and resources to business students who are the first in their family to go to college.

5 min readStudent Life, Career Services, First-Generation Students, Marshall School of Business, Students
Class of 2021 students of Helenes yearbook photo A century of service: The Helenes have a proud history of volunteering their time for the betterment of the university and the community. UNBROKEN BONDS

USC’s Helenes Mark a Century of Service, Spirit and Sisterhood

The group supports all manner of initiatives that improve life on campus and off, but its members also benefit, often establishing lifelong friendships that continue long after they have graduated.

5 min readStudent Life, University, Alumni, Community Outreach, Student Life
a large - scale tuna sculpture on a chopping board, composed out of recyclable, unrecyclable, and combustible mat erials: paper, cardboard, and plastics. It is being prepared, chopped, and consumed by anonymous, grey human hands coming off from the floor: one hand holding chopsticks, another holding forks Untitled (2021) by Listy Gao ’25 portrays her concern over the dismal state of today’s oceans: overfishing, microplastics and waste pollution. The large-scale tuna is composed of recyclable, unrecyclable, and combustible materials: paper, cardboard, and plastics. (Photo courtesy of Listy Gao) Envisioning the Future

Art Reflects Two Worlds: One of Peril, One of Possibilities

Students from USC Roski School of Art and Design use their creative talents to reflect on nature, how it has endured, how it struggles, and most important, how humankind has used—and misused—it. 

2 min readArts, Student Life
1935 USC graduation photo at Coliseum In 1935, faculty and graduating students gathered at the Coliseum to celebrate commencement. (Photo/Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, Collection 1429. Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.) Pomp and Circumstance

USC Commencement at the Coliseum: Vintage Photos from 1924 to 1950

As Trojan 2020 and 2021 grads get ready to walk at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, join us in our wayback machine. See how decades’ worth of Trojans celebrated at the stadium

4 min readAlumni Life, Photo, Student Life, Commencement 2021, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Students, USC History
Jack Feinberg holds tuning forks. Professor Jack Feinberg devised simple experiments using everyday objects, like these tuning forks, to ensure USC students could continue hands-on learning from home this semester. (Photo/Pam McKniff) Special Delivery

When Physics Students Couldn’t Go to Class, This Professor Mailed Class to Them

Longtime educator Jack Feinberg came up with fun kits to ship to students so they could still do physics experiments at home. It’s in his nature.

8 min readScience/Technology, Student Life, COVID-19 Heroes, Faculty, Physics, Students