Winter 2013

Image Conscious

Two Leading ‘Mapmakers of the Brain’ are Revolutionizing Neuroimaging

“You will remember some things about this conversation, and that will change your brain.”

9 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Big Data, Neurosciences
Photography by Dustin Snipes Mind Gamers

Scholar-Athletes Excel On and Off the Playing Field

A special group of scholar-athletes prove you can have smarts in the classroom and on the court.

6 min readAthletics, Scholarships, Student Life, Students
Illustrations by Lorenzo Petrantoni Dr. Discovery

A Scientist is on a Mission to Demystify Dementia

Physician-scientist Berislav Zlokovic searches for better treatments for dementia with a drive to make a difference now.

6 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Alzheimer's Disease, Lifespan Health, Neurosciences, Wicked Problems
Photos by Max S. Gerber The Nobel Man

Arieh Warshel, a Biochemistry Pioneer, Wins Nobel Prize

USC’s Arieh Warshel figured that the dawning computer revolution in the late ’60s and ’70s might push biochemistry beyond the limits of the lab. It led him on a trail to the Nobel Prize.

9 min readHumanities, Awards, Biology, Chemistry
USC Architecture alumnus Anthony Marnell II. Strong Foundation

Design Builder Gifts $1 Million to USC Architecture

Anthony Marnell II’s recent gift to the USC School of Architecture will launch a multidisciplinary design studio to foster design-builders.

2 min readAlumni Life, Arts, Architecture
Photo by Steve Cohn Care Package

New Health Center Ushers in New Era for Student Health

College health services have changed, and the USC Engemann Student Health Center sets standards for next-generation medical care.

3 min readHealth, Student Life, Students
Read On

Book Saviors to the Rescue

The USC Libraries Shelf Life program pairs special library books with devoted readers.

2 min readHumanities, Libraries
California Cool

4 Trojan Inventions That Have SoCal Style

USC alumni aren’t just entrepreneurial; they’ve also got design flair with a Southern California influence.

1 min readAlumni Life, Business, Entrepreneurship, Los Angeles
Photo by Jim Stroup Against the Odds


A surfing accident left PhD student Ryan Williams a quadriplegic, but his drive and USC’s distance-learning program have allowed him to pursue his academic dreams.

3 min readStudent Life, Engineering, Online Education, Robotics, Students
Top Trojans

Thanks for Serving

The USC Alumni Association recognizes volunteers who keep the Trojan spirit alive.

5 min readSocial Impact, Alumni, Awards
Photos by John McGillen Holding Court

USC Basketball’s Dynamic Duo Make Their Debut

Cynthia Cooper and Andy Enfield shoot to bring a winning attitude back to USC basketball.

5 min readAthletics, Basketball, Students
Neighborhood Academic Initiative scholars Jessica Alcazar and Tristan Baizar talk with Thomas S. Sayles, senior vice president for University Relations during the NAI Annual Gala and Awards Ceremony on May 9. Photo by Gus Ruelas Good Neighbors

Neighborhood Academic Initiative Adds Two Elementary Schools

USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative expands beyond South Los Angeles to include more than 100 sixth-graders in East Los Angeles.

1 min readSocial Impact, Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Scholarships, Students
Growth Mode

USC Verdugo Hills Hospital Expands Keck Medicine Care

Keck Medicine of USC reaches across Southern California

3 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Los Angeles