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Trojans share their commitment to being ‘All Out With Pride’
“We are not going to let anyone steal our joy,” USC Lambda LGBTQ+ Alumni Association President Erika Hartman says during the university’s virtual Pride Month kickoff event.
USC Viterbi assistant professor gets research award from National Institutes of Health
Wade Zeno, an expert in proteins, has received the Early-Stage Investigator’s Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award.
AI sheds new light on the ‘code of life’
USC Dornsife researchers employ artificial intelligence to unveil the intricate world of DNA structure and chemistry, enabling unprecedented insights into gene regulation and disease.
Trojan trailblazer works to make women, LGBTQ+ students feel ‘safe and comfortable’ at veterans center
TITLE IX: Janine Williams says the landmark legislation “about opening doors and leaving the door open for who will come next.”
Information Sciences Institute leads initiative to increase bandwidth availability around the nation
The USC Viterbi unit is working with the National Science Foundation, the Idaho National Laboratory and the University of Utah to expand spectrum access.
Researcher uses mammal DNA to zoom into human genome with unprecedented resolution
Steven Gazal has identified base pairs of DNA that play a crucial role in human disease.
USC Pride Month celebrations come as LGTBQ+ community is targeted across the country
“It’s all about being together and standing alongside each other,” says USC Professor Karen Tongson.
USC Schaeffer Center research director testifies at congressional hearing
Darius Lakdawalla testifies before the U.S. House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health, discussing biomedical innovation and patient access.
How vaccine hesitant are you? A third of Americans aren’t fully protected against COVID
Researchers at USC’s Information Sciences Institute used machine learning and deep statistical analysis to look for answers about vaccine hesitancy.
USC student films win at Cannes
Trojan productions were once again recognized as standouts among the 38 official selections in The American Pavilion’s Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at Cannes.
New USC Mann and Naval ROTC grad will soon commission in the U.S. Navy
COMMENCEMENT: Jack Saville has long dreamed of being in the U.S. Navy.
Trojan trailblazer lays the bricks for children’s path to college
TITLE IX: Kim Thomas-Barrios’ career has been dedicated to helping students pursue a college education and achieve their dreams.
Folt encourages student-athletes at conference to be their ‘authentic’ selves
More than 1,400 attend 2023 Black Student Athlete Summit on the USC University Park Campus.
Unlocking the ocean’s secret: Natural carbon capture
Ocean-inspired methods for carbon capture hold promise for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and advancing sustainability efforts. Experts from USC and Caltech join us for a Q&A from the
Keck School of Medicine of USC Dean Carolyn Meltzer beats impostor syndrome
TITLE IX: Leader seeks to create environments that ensure that people of all identities feel included and valued.
Biosimilar drugs underused due to commercial insurance restrictions
A USC Schaeffer Center study — the first to examine biosimilar drivers — finds commercial insurers limit use in almost 20% of cases. Restrictions are greatest for pediatric patients.
Annenberg Inclusion Initiative unveils The Inclusion List
The list, a partnership with the Adobe Foundation, provides the titles of the 100 most inclusive theatrically released films from 2019 to 2022.
Nursing graduate seeks to improve rural access to health care
COMMENCEMENT: Raelene Zamora knows first-hand how daunting access to medical care can be in small, rural communities.
Air pollution particles trigger cellular defense mechanisms
Research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that air pollution particles activate a cellular defense mechanism that may reduce the ability of cells to fight off other harms.
AI helps place drones in remote areas for faster emergency response
USC researchers harness the ability of AI-powered decision-making as part of a broader effort to use scarce data more effectively.
Trailblazer Elyn Saks sees ‘gender-inspired mental health activism happening all the time now’
TITLE IX: The USC Gould School of Law professor is the founder and faculty director of the Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics.
USC Dornsife’s Percival Everett elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters
The Distinguished Professor of English is the fourth USC faculty member elected to the academy.
Structural biologist Helen Berman elected to the National Academy of Sciences
The USC Dornsife professor (research) of quantitative and computational biology is recognized for “distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.”
USC center seeks to ‘illuminate, disrupt and dismantle’ racism
The USC Race and Equity Center, led by Shaun Harper, is teaching business leaders, educators and administrators how to better serve their communities with evidence-based strategies to advance equity.
From first-gen student to master’s and doctoral degrees — and graduate student leadership
Samuel Garza also worked as a graduate research assistant while serving as president of USC’s Graduate Student Government.
Keynote speaker Kevin Feige: ‘Enjoy every step on your hero’s journey’
COMMENCEMENT: The Marvel Studios chief tells how his USC degree helped him achieve his filmmaking dreams, and how perseverance pays off (he got into USC’s film school on his sixth try).
Public relations grad crafts multimedia campaigns for music, health policy and more
COMMENCEMENT: Progressive degree graduate Jonathan D’Aguilar creates a diverse portfolio of work, including his own music brand and a health policy campaign for the USC Schaeffer Center.
Heavy drinking poses even greater risk for 1 in 3 Americans
A USC study shows that metabolic syndrome — a cluster of conditions that raise the risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke and other health problems — more than doubles the risk of
With operatic flourish, activist Dolores Huerta and younger cousin to receive USC doctorates on same day
COMMENCEMENT: Hers is an honorary degree; his is a doctorate of musical arts. The conferral is a prelude to an operatic interpretation of Huerta’s remarkable life, which the composer calls
How to write a commencement address
COMMENCEMENT: Natalia Molina, keynote speaker at USC Rossier’s doctoral hooding, discusses crafting a commencement address, the importance of the humanities and writing history from the
Latina doctoral candidates are first in their families to pursue PhDs; now they’re set for USC graduation
COMMENCEMENT: Online retreats provided strong connections and mutual support during daunting years of study, research and writing.
Immigrant adults with liver cancer have higher survival rates than those born in the U.S.
Research from the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center identifies a previously unrecognized disparity in survival after a diagnosis of liver cancer across all major racial/ethnic groups.
Can AI teach your child perseverance?
A team of researchers including USC’s Emmanuel Johnson has been awarded a $20 million grant to fund a new artificial intelligence institute focused on AI in education.
How their mother’s love helped scholars bloom
In celebration of Mother’s Day, USC faculty members reflect on the ways their moms encouraged and inspired their academic careers.
Marine Corps veteran ready to engage as family nurse practitioner
COMMENCEMENT: With his Master of Science in Nursing, Tyler Christy feels prepared and empowered to improve primary health care needs.
Public health student runs international nonprofit to battle world hunger
After working in medical research and development and as a clinical trials coordinator, Khoban Nasim decided to enter the Master of Public Health program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
New tool helps students find sustainability courses
The Sustainability Course Finder helps spread awareness of courses across the university and provides students with an easy way to see how classes relate to various sustainability issues.
Representation matters for USC Marshall Title IX trailblazer
TITLE IX: Professor Nandini Rajagopalan draws from her experience in India to create an encouraging environment for her students and mentees at USC.
USC computer scientists tackle dental health and birth defects
Roughly half of all birth defects involve the face and skull, yet scientists remain unclear about why most occur.
USC Gould Title IX trailblazer works to put more women in leadership roles
TITLE IX: “If we can continue moving forward, the future is very bright,” says Associate Dean Nickey Woods.
USC wins best fan engagement in Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge for 2022 football season
This is USC's seventh overall or category victory across football and men's basketball.
USC announces $1 billion-plus initiative for computing including AI, ethics and quantum computing
President Folt launches the most comprehensive academic initiative in USC’s history.
New USC Price grad, motivated by COVID-19, wants to correct health disparities
COMMENCEMENT: Birjot Kaur will taking her new Master of Health Administration degree to New York, where she’ll work at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.
USC Viterbi team to participate in multi-university study on quantum computing
The Department of Defense Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative Award will allow Daniel Lidar’s team to investigate techniques that may unlock quantum computing’s full potential.
USC Verdugo Hills Hospital nationally recognized with first ‘A’ hospital safety grade
The grade rating places the hospital among the safest hospitals in the country.
Her body may feel weak, but this Trojan trailblazer keeps fighting for brain health
TITLE IX: Alumna Samantha Scott’s startup, JuneBrain, seeks to deliver the telehealth services she once desired for herself.
Exploring the future of intellectual property in an AI world
Leading voices address changes in the IP industry at USC Gould conference.
Trojans share ways to celebrate AAPI heritage year-round
USC wraps up a month of on-campus events as the national observation of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month begins.
$50 million gift commitment establishes USC Dornsife environmental initiative
The Ronald and Leslie Sherwin Initiative for environmental protection aims to unite diverse academic disciplines for ecosystem conservation.
In a world where AI’s impact is growing, exactly what is consciousness?
As artificial intelligence seems to be veering close to self-awareness and we reclassify some animals as “sentient,” USC scholars discuss what it means to be conscious.
Can simple breathing exercises reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s?
A new USC study provides evidence that a simple biofeedback practice reduces levels of Alzheimer’s-associated amyloid beta peptides.
USC Spatial Sciences Institute
The USC Spatial Sciences Institute faculty and staff explore the frontiers of advanced spatial analytics and the potential that results when combining artificial intelligence, image processing
USC School of Cinematic Arts Interactive Media & Games Division
Learn how you can support the SCA Interactive Media & Games Division
USC Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute
The USC Marshall Randall R. Kendrick Global Supply Chain Institute (Kendrick GSCI) was founded in 2011 to help predict, mitigate, and alleviate supply chain disruptions and risks.
USC Marshall Initiative on Digital Competition
The continued and rapid growth of E-commerce has generated questions about its consequences for society, business, and the global economy. The USC Marshall Initiative on Digital Competition is a
USC Jerry and Nancy Neely Leadership and Ethics Center
Founded in 2015 by USC Trustee Jerry Neely and his wife Nancy, the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership aims to solve one of the most difficult, but most important, challenges of our time: how to
USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT)
Support of the Institute for Creative Technologies at USC enables the study of basic and applied research in immersive technology, simulation, human performance, computer graphics, artificial
USC Information Sciences Institute (ISI)
Support of the USC Information Sciences Institute helps strengthen the research and development of advanced information processing, AI, machine learning, cybersecurity, and computer and
USC Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund
The mission of the Gerald A. Lawson Endowment Fund for Black and Indigenous Students is to improve representation in the gaming and tech industry fields
USC Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall
Supports the areas of greatest need within the new Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Hall at USC Viterbi which will integrate and transform our computer science programs.
Velina Hasu Houston has been carving out her place since she was a girl
TITLE IX: The international acclaimed playwright is a gender equity and racial equity trailblazer in her work at USC and beyond.
Why do so many new apartment buildings seem to look the same?
USC Price’s Liz Falletta explains the proliferation of “podium” apartments — and considers whether that matters given the ongoing housing shortage.
Urologists to perform world’s first bladder transplant
Surgeons with Keck Medicine of USC launch a clinical trial to enroll first-ever bladder transplant patient after multiple successful research procedures.
Screening, lounge dedication close out yearlong celebration of John Singleton’s career
The USC alumnus’ mother joins Dean Elizabeth Daley of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and a packed house to view the series finale of FX’s Snowfall.
AI panel quells worries about bots taking over creative industry jobs
Is AI creative? A USC forum works to dispel myths about what artificial intelligence is currently able to do.
Studying for finals? Let classical music help
Works by Bach, Brahms, Mozart and others are effective aids that improve sleep patterns and reduce stress, studies find.
Trailblazer Emily Roxworthy credits role-model mom for ‘bulletproof’ determination
TITLE IX: The USC School of Dramatic Arts dean has thrived despite some people’s outdated attitudes.
Diversifying the pipeline of future educators
USC Rossier faculty members are leading the way toward bringing equity-minded change to graduate education.
Colorado River water plan could trigger unprecedented supply cuts, ripple effects on key industries
The American Southwest braces for economic impact as pressure mounts in negotiations over the river’s dwindling water supplies.
USC Annenberg doctoral student named 2023 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow
Jermaine Anthony Richards is studying how transmedia storytelling animates human security politics, security cultures and political movements.