Construction has just started, and it’s still two years from completion, but the university’s spectacular new campus center has students, faculty and alumni all abuzz.
By Diane Krieger
To understand the sheer inadequacy of USC’s Topping Student Activities Center, one need look no farther than the 10,000 classroom reservations a year...
Like most good ideas, the idea of a college union started with debate.
The foundation hadn’t even dried, and the students were already affectionately calling it “The Lot.”
With its humble allotment of five meeting rooms plus the basement-level Tommy’s Place, why was the Topping Student Activities Center built in the first place?
Could Los Angeles be enjoying a 1,000-year lull between Big Ones? A 62-university consortium, based at USC, is uncovering seismic mysteries.
By Carl Marziali
In a bid to groom the next generation of information innovators, a $120 million research institute is re-engineered into an innovative graduate fellowship program.
Beyond drop, cover and hold: Rocking our world with graphic, groundbreaking news.
By Eric Mankin
At USC, we are rededicating ourselves to forging even stronger ties with our neighbors.
The Olympics are coming ... this is your chance to get ready.
A dialog on stem cell research and other observations and opinions from readers.
Faculty and staff make record contributions to neighborhood partnerships; USC looks ahead to 2030; and the university debuts on YouTube.
Understanding how the meaning of the word “information” changed in mid-20th-century history is critical in focusing the vision that lies at the heart of the USC Annenberg Fellows program.
Daniel Pollack, now a USC Thornton School of Music professor, played his way to the finals of the first Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.
Historian Deborah Harkness on the unheralded naturalists behind the Scientific Revolution; political pundit Sherry Bebitch Jeffe on almost everything; and songwriter Kina Grannis ’07 crashes the Super Bowl.
Why you should care about the life expectancy of baker’s yeast; and why your fingers are able to move across a keyboard with ease.
High-performing “tribes” in business organizations; and taking the temperature of a religious movement that had its start in Los Angeles.
Everything’s coming up strings at USC Thornton; the Brahms/André Watts connection; and an immersive musical adventure.
Ellen Nachtigall Biben JD ’92
Heidi Vas ’02
Houston “Hugh” Flournoy, professor emeritus of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development.
On the cover: An artist’s vision of the long-awaited Ronald Tutor Campus Center, which begins construction this month. Illustration by John S. Dykes