The Nikiases stroll in the rose garden at the USC President's House in San Marino, California. Photo courtesy of Eric Noland / San Marino Outlook

Winter 2014


Welcome Home

From students yearning for a warm Thanksgiving family dinner to alumni who bleed cardinal and gold, the USC President’s House has seen them all in the first four busy years of the Nikias presidency. Full story »

Live Long and Prosper

Life Redesigned

Meet Your Tech Future

Trojan News

Body of Work

Renowned artist’s modernist creations are inspired by the body.

The Argus II, a device that restores limited vision to the blind. Photos courtesy of USC Viterbi

USC Viterbi’s Design Decade

From startups to cybersecurity, USC Viterbi School of Engineering has had 10 memorable years since its landmark naming gift.

Photo by Mark Brown

Next-Generation Newsroom

USC Annenberg School of Journalism Director Willow Bay wants students to get adventurous.

Before he made it big in Hollywood, this Trojan was a backup tackle.

Pop Quiz: Think You Know Trojan Football?

Test your knowledge of USC’s storied football legacy.

Being Tommy

Amy Vandenberg is student by day and Tommy Trojan at night.

Robo Bee illustration by Polly Becker

Robo Beekeeper

A USC Viterbi scientist wants to create tiny robotic insects that could yield big scientific benefits.

“When you see something that moves you, you want to tell others. It’s hardwired in our nature,” says Sasha Anawalt. Illustration by Alexandra Compain-Tissier

Care to Dance? The Future of Arts Journalism

USC Annenberg’s Sasha Anawalt keeps arts journalism alive during turbulent times in media.

Ramona Cappello photo by Chris Shinn

New USC Trustees Lead by Example

The USC Board of Trustees welcomes three visionary executives.

Fig. 1 California 
evening primrose 
(Oenothera californica)
“This plant helps women stay in balance through menopause and uterine problems, like fibroids and cysts. It also helps diminish hot flashes.” Illustration by Janene Walkky

Close to Home: Discovering LA’s Healing Powers

A USC pharmacologist studies the power of medicinal plants in our own backyard.

Family News

Photo by Gus Ruelas

In Your Eyes

Trojans have it made in the shade.

TEN leaders, from left: Heather Moos ’97, Ian Christian Blanche MFA ’10, Jim Kelly MFA ’10, Alex Lazaris ’04, MBA ’10, Jennifer Sullivan ’01, 
Norman Hopson EML ’11. Photo by Armando Brown

Friends in the Business: The Trojan Entertainment Network

A network for Trojans in the entertainment world now numbers nearly 2,000 members.

 Wilma Williams Pinder ’62 is a self-described “perpetual cheerleader for USC.” Photo by Gus Ruelas

Life and Times of a Litigator

Longtime LA attorney remains a “perpetual cheerleader” for USC.

Priscilla Partridge de Garcia's ’63, MS ’67, EdD ’72 life's mission is to help people who’ve grappled with violence and loss. Photo courtesy of Priscilla Partridge de Garcia

Clinical Psychologist Heals Unseen Wounds

A clinical psychologist helps PTSD patients find a path forward.

A New USC App for Connecting Trojans

The USC Fight Online app keeps Trojans connected with each other and their alma mater.

Tommy Awards 2014: Trojans in the Spotlight

At the 5th annual Tommy Awards held in June, Trojans were honored for their creative, philanthropic and business contributions to New York.

Karen Adelman uses visual art, video, music and spoken word in her exhibitions. Photo courtesy of Karen Adelman

Visual Artist Captures the Art of Singing

Finding meaning at the intersection of art and sound.

A Winning Proposition to Increase Voter Participation

USC Price grad uses quirky characters to educate voters on key issues.

Robert Kronfli, left, with Lior Hillel and Daniel Kronfli Photo by Caroline Ashkar

Trojan Restaurateur Serves up Success

An entrepreneur on the rise started with an underground supper club run out of a USC student apartment.

Ask Tommy

A masonry monkey thumbs its nose high above passersby at the Student Union. Photo by Holly Wilder

Ask Tommy

Questions and answers with Tommy Trojan.