Secrets of the Amazon
Two USC researchers join a team exploring the rivers of Peru in search of environmental clues about climate change hidden in river water, sediment and the leaves of fallen plants.
If Chaka Khan still gets stage fright, imagine how five USC Thornton School of Music students felt when they were asked to sing for the 10-time Grammy winner during the school's Popular Music Forum class. But if they were nervous, it didn't show: All five nailed their songs.
In the days leading up to Veterans Day, retired Gen. David Petraeus returned to USC for a jam-packed week. Petraeus discussed international affairs, gave career advice, opened the USC Veterans Resource Center and joined ROTC cadets for a morning run around the Coliseum.
Former President Bill Clinton joins USC President C. L. Max Nikias and a capacity crowd for a President's Distinguished Lecture series event at Bovard Auditorium. He's just the latest in a long line of current and former presidents to visit the USC campus.
Before he was Top 40 sensation Aloe Blacc, he was Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III, studying linguistics and psychology at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Even then, he was determined to use his talents for positive social change. Now he's making that dream come true.