Spring 2013

Illustration by Michael Glenwood To Your Health

Health Ensured: How Affordable is the Affordable Care Act?

The proportion of the national debt tied to health care costs keeps increasing, raising concerns about competitiveness and national security.

12 min readHealth, Affordable Care Act, Health Policy, Public Health
Jonathan ’02, left, and Jesse Ruiz ’12 hit the books in secondary school and at USC. Photo by Dietmar Quistorf Good Neighbors

All in the Family

The Ruiz Brothers show hard work pays off.

4 min readSocial Impact, Alumni, Neighborhood Academic Initiative
Tumua Anae ’10 returned to training after surgery. Photo by Michel Bekhazi Peak Performance

Getting Back In The Game

Orthopaedic specialists give new life to pro athletes and weekend warriors.

5 min readAthletics, Health, Orthopedics, Physical Therapy
Piccolo Lewis promotes literacy the best way he knows how: Giving away thousands of books for children. Photo by Dietmar Quistorf Read On

A Passion for Poetry, Prose and Paperbacks

Piccolo Lewis donates more than nine tons of books to encourage young readers.

2 min readSocial Impact, Alumni, Donors
Michael Pheffer: "My room is a gathering place." Photo by Meiko Takechi Aquillos Dorm Decor

My Room, My USC

We invited students to tell us about their USC residential housing experiences in a 2012 contest, and they didn’t disappoint. Three USC freshman give us a peek into what makes their rooms a home away from home.

4 min readStudent Life
“Whether it’s in history, economics, or chemistry, we are developing a major footprint among the world’s elite universities.” — Steve Kay. Photo by Max S. Gerber Trojan Leader

Steve Kay: Building Knowledge That Matters

Dean Steve Kay talked with USC Trojan Family Magazine about his new role and USC Dornsife’s future.

3 min readUniversity
Mrs. Niki C. Nikias, USC President C. L. Max Nikias, Eva Hsieh, Trustee Ming Hsieh, Gail Garner Roski and Board of Trustees Chairman Edward P. Roski Jr. Photo by Steve Cohn Student Support

The Widney Society Creates a New Tradition with a Proud Past

The Widney Society recognizes the generosity that drives the Campaign for the University of Southern California.

1 min readUniversity, Donors, Scholarships, Student Life
Hortensia Amaro The story behind Hortensia Amaro informed her lifelong dedication to the underserved. (Photo/Dietmar Quistorf) Community Health

Hortensia Amaro, Academic Activist

Hortensia Amaro’s immigrant experience spurs a devotion to solving public health problems of the disenfranchised.

5 min readHealth, Social Impact, Public Health, Social Work
Photo / Getty Images Endangered Species

Planet Without Apes

USC biologist Craig Stanford wants to keep the great apes from vanishing from the face of the earth.

4 min readScience/Technology, Biology