On the edge of a dusty California frontier town in the 1880s, a group of visionaries and real estate developers set about creating the future.
By Sarah Lifton
...and other conundrums probed, quantified and sometimes rectified by USC’s Norman Lear Center now entering its eighth smash-hit season.
The history of USC is inextricably bound with the history of its surrounding neighborhoods.
By Elizabeth Segal
Robert Fairbank’s students learn about major fraud from people guilty of it, and the lawyers who put them away. It’s a cautionary tale he hopes will last a lifetime.
A dozen major projects are sheltered under the Norman Lear Center’s big umbrella.
USC Trojan Family Magazine recently caught up with Norman Lear.
By Kay Mills
Who among USC’s founders could have foreseen such an astounding transformation?
A puzzle for the latitudinally and longitudinally gifted.
Questions, comments and a tribute to Art Buchwald.
Dunkings, hatchet burials, ivy plantings and other diversions to keep those Trojans from excessive “spooning.”
A $4 billion economic engine; a new gerontology institute studying low-income seniors; and other Trojan topics of the day.
Mothers of USC’s football players had a ball as they clowned around on Bovard Field in 1934.
Global Change Agent
USC’s “American Revolution Idol”; a conversation with Professor Goto, a.k.a. Midori; and it’s back to the classroom for filmmaker Robert Zemeckis.
Breakthrough research on smoking and the brain; and a second-generation robotic retina.
A choir of reviewers says “amen” to a new critique of America’s culinary Gospel of Naught; and the game that changed college football forever.
Taking the starch out of early music; and a plethora of golden statuettes for musicians and filmmakers with USC pedigrees.
Joe Cerrell ’91Beautiful Music
Audrey Solomon ’04, ’06
Clever Script Scouts
Jeremy Bell ’00, George Heller ’01 and Michael Lasker ’01
On the cover: Illustrating the birth of a university and the beginnings of a dynasty. Photo illustration by Mark Berndt. Calligraphy by Bakers’ Studio.