Winter 2014

Photo courtesy of USC Viterbi Tech Legacy

10 Milestones of USC Viterbi

From startups to cybersecurity, USC Viterbi School of Engineering has had a memorable decade since its landmark naming gift.

1 min readScience/Technology, Technology
The Nikiases stroll in the rose garden at the USC President's House in San Marino, California. Photo courtesy of Eric Noland / San Marino Outlook Warm Welcome

At Home with the Nikiases

From students yearning for a warm Thanksgiving family dinner to alumni who bleed cardinal and gold, the USC President’s House has seen them all in the first four busy years of the Nikias presidency.

10 min readUniversity
Occupational therapists help patients develop the skills and habits they need for a healthy life. (Photos by Philip Channing) Life, Redesigned

USC Sets the Bar for Occupational Therapy and Science

The USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy helps people live life to its fullest, no matter what challenges they face.

9 min readHealth, Occupational Therapy
Photos by Dustin Snipes Behind the Mascot

Being Tommy

Amy Vandenberg is student by day and Tommy Trojan at night.

3 min readAthletics, Student Life, Student Life
California Evening Primrose. Illustration by Janene Walkky. Close to Home

USC Pharmacist Uncovers Healing Powers of Native Plants

A USC pharmacologist studies the power of medicinal plants in our own backyard.

2 min readHealth, Los Angeles, Pharmacy
Pop Quiz

Think You Know Trojan Football?

Test your knowledge of USC’s storied football legacy.

2 min readAthletics, Football
Photo by Caroline Ashkar Dining at SC

Trojan Restaurateur Serves up Success

An entrepreneur on the rise started with an underground supper club run out of a USC student apartment.

3 min readAlumni Life, Business, Alumni, Food
Photo by Mark Brown Innovative Storytelling

The Next-Generation Newsroom

USC Annenberg School of Journalism Director Willow Bay wants students to get adventurous.

4 min readHumanities, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Journalism
Robo Bee by Polly Becker Swarm Theory

Robo Beekeeper Thinks Small to Mimic Collective Intelligence

A USC Viterbi scientist wants to create tiny robotic insects that could yield big scientific benefits.

3 min readScience/Technology, Technology, Viterbi School of Engineering
Illustration by Alexandra Compain-Tissier The Write Stuff

Care to Dance? The Future of Arts Journalism

USC Annenberg’s Sasha Anawalt keeps arts journalism alive during turbulent times in media.

3 min readArts, Journalism, Performing Arts
Tech Time

A New App Brings the Trojan Family Together

The USC Fight Online app keeps Trojans connected with each other and their alma mater.

2 min readAlumni Life, Science/Technology, Alumni
Photo by Armando Brown Friends in the Business

Already Broken Into Hollywood? USC’s ‘TEN’ is for Mid-Career Pros

The Trojan Entertainment Network (TEN) for the entertainment world now numbers nearly 2,000 members.

3 min readBusiness, Entertainment
Karen Adelman exhibition Karen Adelman uses visual art, video, music and spoken word in her exhibitions. Photo courtesy of Karen Adelman Vocal Support

Visual Artist Captures the Art of Singing

Finding meaning at the intersection of art and sound.

3 min readArts, Museums, Music, Roski School of Art and Design
Vote of Confidence

A Winning Proposition to Increase Voter Participation

USC Price grad uses quirky characters to educate voters on key issues.

3 min readAlumni Life, Social Impact, Civic Engagement, Community, Price School of Public Policy
Photo by Chris Shinn Welcome to the Board

New USC Trustees Lead by Example

The USC Board of Trustees welcomes three visionary executives.

3 min readAlumni Life, Alumni, Trustees
Live Long and Prosper Photo by Jovana Rikalo/Stocksy Vision for Vitality

Live Long and Prosper

Researchers at USC are untangling the biological processes of aging so we can enjoy longer, healthier lives.

12 min readHealth, Aging, Health Care
Light Dome USC Institute for Creative Technology's light domes enable researchers to create photorealistic digital faces. (Photo by Chris Shinn) Future Forward

Meet Your Tech Future

Get a glimpse at five ways USC researchers will change the way you live.

13 min readScience/Technology
Priscilla Partridge de Garcia Photo courtesy of Priscilla Partridge de Garcia Peace of Mind

Clinical Psychologist Heals Unseen Wounds

A clinical psychologist helps PTSD patients find a path forward.

3 min readAlumni Life, Health, Alumni, Mental Health, Olympics, Psychology
Photo by Gus Ruelas Court Side

Life and Times of a Trojan Litigator

Longtime LA attorney remains a “perpetual cheerleader” for USC.

3 min readPolicy/Law, Alumni