The 2013 USC Global Conference in Seoul, South Korea opened with a spectacular welcome, including honoring alumnus and former Korean Prime Minister Young Hoon Kang.
Alligators regrow their teeth throughout their lives. So why can't humans? Now a USC team has discovered some of the mechanisms behind gators' eternally toothy grins. Their hope is to find factors that can help renew the growth of teeth in people who've lost their molars, incisors and more.
If you think that roles for women are growing in Hollywood, think again. A USC Annenberg study shows that less than a third of the roles in five years' worth of top-grossing U.S. films belonged to women, despite advocacy for more women on screen. And young women are increasingly shown as hypersexualized.
It took five overtimes, but USC finally withstood Stanford to win the women's water polo NCAA Tournament 10-9. Junior goalie Flora Bolonyai blanked the Cardinal in the final three sudden-death overtimes, earning tournament MVP honors. It's the program's fourth national championship.
Physicist and astronomer Nicholas Warner is heading to Europe on a prestigious fellowship to study black holes and holographic field theory. But when he comes back, he'll still tackle Astronomy 100 for undergrads with gusto.