Spring 2018

Jake Olson USC football Jake Olson (Photo/John McGillen) Trojan Voice

Get to Know USC Football’s Inspiring and Surprising Jake Olson

When he’s not training with the football team, the freshman works on his business startup, practices his golf swing and is always ready to pull a practical joke.

5 min readAthletics, Student Life, Football, Students
USC architecture student work USC architecture students will soon see their creativity come to life. They worked with ArtCenter College of Design students to reenvision a plaza and entrance to The Museum of Contemporary Art in L.A. (Photo/Buddy Bleckley) Citizen Architect

Trojans to Reshape a Los Angeles Art Landmark

USC architecture students reimagine ways to make the Museum of Contemporary Art even more accessible to visitors.

2 min readArts, Student Life, Architecture, Design, Los Angeles, Museums
Chris Ah San Policymaking Internship Chris Ah San (Illustration/Jacqui Oakley) Policy of Change

Trojan Goes Behind the Scenes at the L.A. Board of Supervisors

To help the community’s most vulnerable, Chris Ah San learns to navigate the world of policymaking.

3 min readPolicy/Law, Social Impact, Student Life, Public Policy, Social Policy, Students, Trustees
Will Ferrell USC soccer The women’s soccer team celebrates after capturing the 2016 national championship. (Photo/John McGillen) Academic Goals

Will Ferrell and Viveca Paulin Scholarship Boosts USC Women’s Soccer

The couple’s generous gift enables exceptional student-athletes to attend USC.

2 min readAthletics, University, Alumni, Campaign for USC, Scholarships, Soccer
USC London Office Students from the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism visit the new USC London office. (USC Photo/Priya Rana Kapoor) London Calling

London Calling: USC Opens Outpost for Growing Network in Europe

Add England to the growing list of nations hosting a USC overseas office.

2 min readUniversity, College Admissions
William McMorrow William McMorrow Trojan Trailblazers

For USC Trustee William McMorrow, Risks and Relationships Bring Rewards

The real estate investor and dedicated Trojan is set to accept USC’s highest alumni honor.

3 min readAlumni Life, Alumni Life, Awards
USC mentor Donald Dean Donald Dean (Photo/Gus Ruelas) The Mentor

This USC Marshall Alum May Be the Ultimate Student Mentor

For networking pro Donald Dean ’90, there’s something special about Trojans helping Trojans succeed.

4 min readAlumni Life, Alumni, Volunteerism
David Judson David Judson, a fourth-generation Trojan, is president of Judson Studios.(Photo/Gus Ruelas) A Colorful Life

Fourth-Generation Trojan Embraces Timeless Craft of Stained Glass

David Judson MA ’96, president of Judson Studios, brings a fresh eye to the centuries-old craft of stained glass.

3 min readAlumni Life, Arts, Alumni, Fine Arts
Dora De Larios Ceramics Dora De Larios (Photo/Star Montana) The Shape of Things

Alumna Dora De Larios Broke the Mold as a Pioneering Artist

The celebrated ceramist and acclaimed Latina artist has made an indelible mark on the art world.

3 min readFine ArtsObituaries
Rosalind Wyman Dodgers USC award Rosalind Wiener Wyman receives a USC alumni award in 1964. (Photo/Herald-Examiner Collection, Los Angeles Public Library) True Blue

Her Persistence Changed L.A. Politics—and Dodgers Baseball

Rosalind Wiener Wyman blazed her own trail in politics and started a new chapter for baseball in Los Angeles.

3 min readAlumni Life, Baseball, Los Angeles, Politics
USC Song Girls Most of the original Song Girls came together in the late 1970s for their first reunion. (USC Photos/USC University Archives) Dance On

USC Song Girls Celebrate 50 Years as Ambassadors of Trojan Spirit

For a half century, the Song Girls have crowds with school spirit and goodwill.

4 min readUniversity, Student Life, USC History
Mira Augmented Reality Headset Mira's augmented reality headset, Prism, retails for $99. (Photo/Mira) Reality Check

USC Iovine and Young Academy Students Launch Augmented Reality Startup

Trojan classmates-turned-entrepreneurs premiere a smartphone-powered headset.

2 min readScience/Technology, Student Life, Entrepreneurship, Startups
Community policing training announced (Photo/Courtesy of the Los Angeles Police Department) Street Smarts

USC-LAPD Community Policing Training Aims to Reduce Use of Force

Lessons from social work and public policy can help law enforcement officers build bridges with their communities.

1 min readSocial Impact, Community, Criminal Justice, Los Angeles
Anti-Virus Software Tech Talk

3 Surprising Ways Trojans Changed High Tech

Your computer and smartphone wouldn’t be the same without these creations from USC faculty and alumni.

1 min readScience/Technology, USC History
USC statues on University Park Campus (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas) Hidden Figures

Do You Recognize These USC Statues?

Campus quiz: Test your Trojan trivia knowledge by identifying these University Park Campus figures.

1 min readUniversity, USC History
Jordan McLaughlin USC USC Trojans guard Jordan McLaughlin drives toward the basket against Arizona. (Photo/Maya Dondonyan) The Game Changer

Meet Jordan McLaughlin, the Heart of USC Basketball’s Turnaround

The highly sought-after recruit saw potential in the Trojans when few others did.

5 min readAthletics, Student Life, Basketball, Students
Clinical Trials Volunteer Recruiting (Illustration/Chris Gash) Tried and True

Digital Tools Connect USC Patients to Clinical Trials That Make a Difference

Clinical trials need patients to advance medical knowledge, but it’s tough to recruit volunteers. Technology may have answers.

8 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Community Health, Community Outreach, Health Care, Research
Business without Borders (Photo/Meiko Takechi Arquillos) Business Without Boundaries

USC Business Students Take a Global View of Their Future

In an increasingly globalized business world, USC Marshall prepares students for success on the world stage.

9 min readBusiness, Finance, Globalization, Marshall School of Business, Social Entrepreneurship
Mouse kidney USC stem cell research Mouse kidney image by Lori O'Brien/McMahon Lab Growing Hope

New Organs? Not Yet, But Stem Cell Research Is Getting Closer

USC scientists harness stem cells to develop potential treatments for everything from repairing kidney diseases to regrowing broken bones.

10 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Stem Cells
Judy Sheindlin Judge Judy Sheindlin (Photo/Courtesy of Judy Sheindlin) Room for Debate

Judge Judy Sheindlin Champions Debate at USC Annenberg

A new home for informed public discourse opens thanks to a gift from Judy and Jerry Sheindlin.

2 min readUniversity, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Campaign for USC
Widney Alumni House USC (Photo/Dustin Snipes) Now and Again

Widney Alumni House, a Reminder of USC’s Storied Past

USC’s oldest building has been part of university’s vibrant campus life for more than 130 years.

2 min readUniversity, USC History
Architecture students (Photo/Cody Pickens) Citizen Architect

Milton Curry Looks to Architecture for Answers to Societal Challenges

For solutions to inequality, marginalization and divisiveness, one of USC’s newest deans wants to tap an unexpected resource: architecture.

11 min readArts, Social Impact, Architecture, Poverty, Urban Planning
Global Business Network (Photo/Meiko Takechi Arquillos) Business Without Boundaries

USC Marshall Students and Alumni Build a Global Trojan Family Network

At USC’s business school, students hail from 92 countries and its alumni are spread across 120 countries.

2 min readBusiness, Alumni, Globalization, Marshall School of Business
Business without Borders Illustration by Justin Renteria Business Without Boundaries

5 Must-Have Skills for Global Business Leaders

USC business professors explain how to succeed on the world stage.

3 min readBusiness, Business Strategy, Globalization
zebrafish development A zebrafish jaw joint holds lessons about stem cells and development. (Image by Amjad Askary/Crump Lab) Growing Hope

What Are Stem Cells, and How Does USC Use Them?

Stem cells hold the power to regenerate tissue, but how? Learn how stem cells work and the tools USC scientists have to harness them.

3 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Research, Stem Cells
clinical trials how they work (Photo/iStock) Tried and True

7 Common Questions About Clinical Trials

Feeling nervous about joining a clinical trial? Learn more about what to expect.

5 min readHealth, Health Care