Singing for change, and cures
With Sheryl Crow on hand, USC's "Changing Lives and Creating Cures" gala honored Arizona Diamondbacks CEO Derrick Hall, cancer survivor and advocate.
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.
The murders of journalists and aid workers by al-Qaida and ISIS have put the question into the spotlight: Why does negotiation sometimes work and other times fail? A USC international relations expert has been studying the art and practice of diplomacy by looking into Europe's history.