A stoic Trojan keeps watch from a carved archway in the USC's Physical Education Building. Photo by Allison V. Smith

Spring 2014


Cardinal, Gold and Bold

Two and a half years after the $6 billion Campaign for the University of Southern California’s public launch, the Trojan Family has already pushed USC more than halfway to its target. Full story »

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Trojan News

Fuel for Thought

USC chemists receive a first-ever $1 million prize for their innovative research on alternative fuels.

NASA is funding a plan to simulate the use of contour crafting to build a base on the moon. Photo by ©NASA

To The Moon

USC Viterbi researchers aim to spread their 3-D printing technology throughout our world—and beyond.

 Marqise Lee embraces his Trojan Family. Photo by Steve Cohn

Thanks a Million

Support from USC’s Widney Society members opens the Trojan Family to first-generation Trojans like Marqise Lee.

East Meets West

USC has formed an alliance with the Pasadena, Calif.-based museum of Asian and Pacific Island arts and culture, which means lots of collaborations are in store. If you want to be wowed by woodblocks or are jazzed to see jade, the USC Pacific Asia Museum is for you.

Photo by Noé Montes

Screen Science

USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Hao Li wants to create your future.

“My gym time with Tara is as key to my swimming success as any of my pool workouts.” Says Mellouli.

Swim Team

Tara Pollak DPT ’03 keeps Olympic gold medalist Ous Mellouli ’07 in the swim.

DOHENY MEMORIAL LIBRARY (1932) This brick and limestone building designed by Ralph Adams Cram and Samuel Lunden is one of USC’s most recognized structures. Photo by Phillip Channing

Protect and Preserve

Do you have a favorite spot on the University Park Campus? It might be one of the city’s special places too.

Allie Harrison and her husband, Russell Vernon, at a soccer game in São Paulo, Brazil, last summer. Photo courtesy of Allie Harrison

Give and Go

A soccer career cut short opens doors to a creative life serving others.

USC athletes team with LA kids and teens at the Community Bowl. Photo by Scot Obler

Sport Support

It’s all about building the complete student-athlete at USC.

From left, Matthew Dunn, Inderbir Gill, Monish Aron, Mihir Desai and Chester Koh. Photo by Philip Channing

Life, Rebooted

Robotic surgery uses high tech to restore fatherhood and fitness to a man whose life was threatened by kidney cancer.

Family News

 “When my daughter went to USC, I went to Homecoming those years, and it really brought me back into the Trojan Family,” says Mike Paulin, whose daughter became the 17th member of his family to attend USC. Photo courtesy of Mike Paulin

Home Again

In the wake of Reunion Weekend, two Trojans share their memories of USC.

Dan Epstein is flanked by USC Viterbi Dean Yannis Yortsos, left, and USC President C. L. Max Nikias. Photo by Steve Cohn

Launch Pad

USC provided the tools to success for Daniel J. Epstein ’62, whose Trojan spirit makes him a natural for the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award.

Photo by Stephen Blaha

Time on Her Side

Super-volunteer Jaime Lee ’06, JD ’09 makes time management an art form. Here’s a hint to her success: It’s about making choices.

Ask Tommy

Trojan-Bruin couples put their differences aside for nuptial harmony. Photo by Robert Paetz

Ask Tommy

Questions and answers with Tommy Trojan