Spring 2019

DWP building part of AC Martin history DWP building in Los Angeles. (Courtesy of AC Martin) L.A. Story

Landmark L.A. Architecture Firm AC Martin Builds on Its Trojan Roots

Meet USC School of Architecture alumni who have quietly transformed the landscape of Southern California.

10 min readAlumni Life, Alumni, Architecture, Los Angeles, USC History
USC women's conference 2019 attendees Trojans gathered for a weekend of inspiration, networking and learning at the 2018 USC Women's Conference (Photo/ Will Chiang) Come Together

Successful Trojans Find Connections and Community at USC’s Women’s Conference

The USC Women’s Conference heads to Washington, D.C., for the first time.

3 min readAlumni Life, Alumni Association, Alumni Life, Career Services, Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Kathleen Leavey McCarthy WIth Honors

Kathleen Leavey McCarthy Honored for Dedication to USC

The USC trustee has made her mark on her alma mater.

3 min readAlumni Life, Alumni, Alumni Association, Awards, Trustees
USC Student Union history image and current (Photo / Dustin Snipes; Vintage Photo by Herman Schultheis/Herman J. Schultheis Collection/Los Angeles Public Library) Now and Again

The USC Student Union, From Clubhouse to Historic Monument

It’s been a hotspot for student life for more than a century. But you might not know the history behind this campus crossroads.

2 min readStudent Life, University, Buildings, USC History
Photo Portrait of Enrique Martinez Celaya Photo courtesy of Enrique Martinez Celaya Art Unbound

USC’s Enrique Martínez Celaya Explores the Ties Between Art, Science and Philosophy

The physicist turned artist crosses disciplines — and time periods — with his work.

3 min readArts, Humanities, Faculty, Fine Arts, Physics
Donald Skinner urology pioneer with team Donald Skinner with his team (Photo/USC University Archives) The Innovator

The Surgeon Who United a Generation of Urology Patients

Countless men and women sent him thanks. Urologist Donald Skinner paid their generosity forward.

4 min readHealth, University, Donors, Health Care, Keck Medicine, Medicine
killifish research model Go Fish!

This Tiny Fish Could Unlock Mysteries About Growing Old

The killifish are coming to USC, and they might just have the answers to holding back aging.

2 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Aging, Research
Wanda Austin at convocation President's Page

The Trojan Family Means Caring Mentorship

Taking time to encourage others is part of USC’s culture, says interim President Wanda Austin.

3 min readPresident's Page, University
usc dance graduates performing (Photo/Rose Eichenbaum) In the Spotlight

USC Kaufman’s First Graduates Set a New Bar for Dance

USC’s dance students will leave USC with an impressive slate of performances.

1 min readArts, Student Life, Dance, Students
Boats on the beach, one with the Puerto Rican flag on it (Photograph/ iStock) An Island Divide

The Legal Story Behind Puerto Rico’s Colonial Conundrum

Through a family’s personal history, a USC law expert uncovers the complex history of Puerto Rico and the United States.

3 min readPolicy/Law, History, Immigration, Law
SNL cast (Photo/Kyle Dubiel/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank Via Getty Images) Laugh Track

USC Alumni Bring in the Laughs on Saturday Night Live

A hefty lineup of comedic Trojans — including Will Ferrell ’90 — have made their mark on the iconic show.

5 min readAlumni Life, Arts, Alumni, Comedy, Dramatic Arts, Entertainment, Music, Television
Illustration of Aimee Bravo (Illustration/ Barry Falls) Social Skills

She’s Out to End the Military Mental Health Stigma

A U.S. Air Force security forces specialist turns to social work in her quest to help service members.

3 min readAlumni Life, Health, Mental Health, Veterans
Tracing Allegory by Chelle Barbour Tracing Allegory, by Chelle Barbour. Surreal Journey

USC Alumna Chelle Barbour Brings Improvisation to Art

A multidisciplinary artist creates portraits that reimagine notions of black women.

3 min readAlumni Life, Arts, Alumni Life, Fine Arts
Half Century Trojans Jim and Janet Eddy Jim and Janet Eddy (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas) College Couples

Half Century Trojans Jim and Janet Eddy Reflect on a Lifetime of Fighting On

USC has shaped their lives since they were children.

3 min readAlumni Life, Alumni, Alumni Association
current battery technology (Photo/iStock) Power Up

The Better Batteries That Will Power Your Phone — and a Green Future

As the world’s energy demands grow, batteries could be key to storing sustainable energy.

10 min readScience/Technology, Chemistry, Energy, Sustainability
USC student mental health illustration (Illustration/Chris Gash) Mind and Body

Helping College Students Thrive, Not Just Survive

At colleges across the country, anxiety and depression are growing. Here’s how Trojans are tackling mental health.

14 min readHealth, Student Life, Change, Mental Health, Student Health, Student Life
Bovard Administration Building Bovard Administration Building stands at the heart of the USC University Park Campus. (USC Photo/Michael Owen Baker) A Bold Leap

Historic Campaign for USC Comes to a Close

USC’s fundraising effort reshapes the university, boosting student scholarships, research, academics and more.

2 min readUniversity, Campaign for USC, Donors
talking about pelvic floor dysfunction (Illustration/ Hannah Barczyk) Regaining Control

The Common Women’s Health Issue Too Few Talk About

Many women are too embarrassed to seek help for pelvic floor problems, but doctors can offer solutions.

6 min readHealth, Lifespan Health, Women's Health
Rick Caruso USC board chair The Community Builder

Rick Caruso’s USC Mission Has Family Roots

Taking the lead during a critical time in the university’s history, USC Board of Trustees Chair Rick Caruso sees a bright future.

7 min readAlumni Life, Alumni, Donors, Trustees
USC Caruso Catholic Center The USC Caruso Catholic Center and Our Savior Parish (Photo/ Gus Ruelas) The Community Builder

The Caruso Family Legacy Stretches Across USC

“I can think of no higher honor in the field of education than being able to give back,” says Rick Caruso.

3 min readAlumni Life, University, Alumni, Donors, Trustees