Autumn 2015

Colors in this brain MRI show the direction of fiber tracks within the hippocampus of a patient with Alzheimer’s disease Colors in this brain MRI show the direction of fiber tracks within the hippocampus of a patient with Alzheimer’s disease. Courtesy of Kristi Clark, Carol Miller and The Laboratory of Neuro Imaging Image Conscious

Will Big Data Finally Demystify the Brain and Alzheimer’s?

Digital imaging could revolutionize how we detect and treat dementia and neurologic diseases.

10 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Big Data, Neurosciences, Research
Illustration by Selcuk Demirel Write On

Can the Book Survive in the Digital Age?

As a digital revolution sweeps through the publishing world, storytelling is alive and well—and English is thriving at USC.

7 min readArts, Humanities, Faculty, Literature
USC NFL player The Promise

Football Stars Return to USC after the NFL

Every year, professional athletes head back to Troy to fulfill a promise: earning their USC degree.

13 min readAthletics, Student Life, Football
Illustration by Carlo Giambarresi Respect Our Elders

A Geriatrician’s Mission to End Elder Abuse

Meet the doctor who’s on a mission to change how Americans care for seniors.

4 min readHealth, Social Impact, Aging, Health Care

Long Beach Mayor Journeys From Classroom to City Hall

A USC Annenberg alum-turned-instructor brings his teaching skills to his job as mayor of the nation’s 36th-largest city.

3 min readAlumni Life, Policy/Law, Leadership
Photo by Allison Smith Hark the Heraldry

New Crests for USC Residential Colleges

USC’s residential colleges are given crests that reflect their unique qualities.

2 min readStudent Life, University, Freshmen, Student Life, USC Village
Woman Gamer Diverse Voices

Helping Women Gamers Reach the Next Level

The USC School of Cinematic Arts wants women to make their mark on the video game design industry.

4 min readArts, Science/Technology, Entertainment
Annette Kim mapped Beijing’s underground housing by sifting through thousands of apartment ads online. Mind the Map

Next-Generation Maps

USC spatial scientists create innovative experimental maps to understand our world—and better it.

9 min readScience/Technology, Digital Media, Emerging Technology
The 2009 Trojans, led by quarterback Matt Barkley, move into action against Oregon State. Photo by Peter Read Miller. Action Shots

Capturing 50 Years of Trojan Football

Photographer Peter Read Miller ’69 brings a half century of Trojan football into focus.

5 min readAthletics, Alumni, Football
Cocoanut Grove Menu cover Counter Culture

To Live and Dine in LA

USC Annenberg’s Josh Kun showcases LA’s history through its menus.

3 min readArts, Los Angeles
Photo by Meiko Takechi Aquillos Waste Not

A Sustainable USC

The university takes big strides in sustainability across the campus.

2 min readSocial Impact, University, Sustainability
Photo by Gus Ruelas Talk It Out

An Alumna Teaches the Art of Conflict Resolution

A former United Nations ombudsman has worked to combat some of humanity's greatest challenges.

3 min readAlumni Life, Policy/Law, Globalization, Public Service
A cochlear implant means Shane Lundie can now hear his mother’s voice. Photo by Steve Cohen. Hear, and Now

Restoring Sound Perception After Hearing Loss

The newly named USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery helps children and adults experience the world of sound.

8 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Alumni, Emerging Technology, Health Care
Les Hoffman, left, Elaine Stevely Hoffman and Jane Hoffman Popovich. Photo courtesy of USC University Archives Trojan Leaders

The Popoviches: Six Decades as a Trojan Family

Six decades, three buildings, three generations and one strong USC tradition come together for the Popovich family.

7 min readAlumni Life, Alumni, Philanthropy
HOUSE OF FAITH: The Blue Mosque (or the Sultan Ahmet Mosque) in Istanbul is both a cultural site and house of worship. Photo by Paul Renteln Alumni Abroad

Adventures With Trojan Travel

Seeking a once-in-a-lifetime trip? USC Alumni Association's Trojan Travel is ready to sweep you away.

3 min readAlumni Life
James Yee PhD ’74, Candy Yee ’68, MS ’69, Patti Poon ’65 and Dudley Poon are avid boosters of USC Athletics, from golf to basketball. Photo courtesy of Candy Yee Fight On Forever

Fantastic Fans

From athletics to arts, these devoted Trojans have an unwavering passion for cardinal and gold that comes straight from the heart.

7 min readAlumni Life, Athletics, Alumni, Basketball, Football, Performing Arts
Photo by Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014. Standing Ovation

A Performance of a Lifetime as Director of the Kennedy Center

A USC Marshall alumna takes the stage as one of the most prominent and powerful advocates for the arts.

3 min readAlumni Life, Arts, Alumni, Leadership, Music
Welcome to the Board

USC Welcomes Three New Trustees

The USC Board of Trustees welcomes three USC alumni whose backgrounds span from banking to the lab bench.

3 min readUniversity, Alumni, Trustees
Strong Support

Meet the 2015 President of the USCAA Board of Governors

Michael Adler ’86, MBA ’92 takes the helm of the USC Alumni Association’s governing board.

4 min readAlumni Life, Alumni, Alumni Association