Behold the Trojan Games
Kids from the Los Angeles Special Needs Network befriended USC football, soccer, basketball and volleyball team members as part of the first Trojan Games.
The USC Trojan Marching Band will perform the brassy climax of the “1812 Overture” this weekend under the direction of LA Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel in the finale of the annual Tchaikovsky Spectacular. The band has played the Bowl annually since 1983.
Nearly 7,000 athletes from close to 170 countries are descending upon Los Angeles and USC for the biggest single sporting event in the city since the 1984 Olympics. USC will host many of the most competitive team and individual sports and house more than 6,000 athletes.
The Vietnamese city is known for sidewalks filled with vendors selling food and merchandise. To many city officials, it was an unsightly mess that needed to be cleared off and modernized to impress tourists. But to USC’s Annette Kim it was beautiful and full of potential.
New research at Keck Medicine of USC has identified a potential treatment for a rare but previously incurable form of lymphoma that is observed primarily in patients with HIV/AIDS infection. Studies found that the disease can be treated effectively by a class of drugs already approved by the FDA.