Summer 2015


The Science of Sleep

From neuroscientists to engineers, USC researchers delve into what happens during slumber—and how to help us get more of it. Full story »

Quest for the Best

Clear the Air

The Trojan Ticket

Trojan News

Photos by Roberto Gomez

USC’s ‘Mad’ World: The Trojans Behind Don Draper

We take a look at talented alumni who helped make the groundbreaking television series Mad Men a cultural phenomenon.

How to Raise a Teen—the Right Way

An expert in parent-child relationships offers survival tips for adolescence.

Meet USC’s New Provost

USC’s new provost Michael Quick has advice for students, a vision for the university—and a foodie side.

The Baseball Hall of Fame Welcomes Another Trojan

Randy Johnson becomes the third USC player to be inducted.

Tommy Trojan, Then and Now

Students from the 1940s and 2014 pose with USC’s iconic Tommy Shrine.

The First Graduating Class of Mork Family Scholars

Meet some outstanding all-star academics.

Three decades after the 1984 Olympics, international athletes will descend on Los Angeles this summer.

LA Gets in the Olympic Spirit

The Special Olympics kick off at the Coliseum on July 25, 2015.

The Case for Celebrating Accountants

For one USC professor, it’s time good accountants get the respect—and historical spotlight—they deserve.

Illustration by Chris Gash

An Injection of Science: Understanding Vaccines

Everything you need to know about one of the most powerful tools for public health.

Family News

Photo by Nelson Tiffany/Los Angeles Times

Space Craft

Remembering the legacy of sci-fi art director Robert Kinoshita ’40.

 A Town and Gown gathering, 1952. Courtesy of USC University Archives.

Town and Gown of USC: A League of Extraordinary Women

The oldest women’s philanthropic association at USC celebrates its 110th Anniversary.

USC Alumni Day of SCervice 2015

A global network of Trojans pitched in to help communities around the world.

Tailgating, Trojan-Style

Start a new pre-game tradition this fall at the Trojan Family Game Day Experience.

The 82nd Annual USC Alumni Awards

The USC Alumni Association rolled out the red carpet to honor exceptional Trojans at its yearly recognition gala in Los Angeles.

The Trojan Who Became a Brigadier General

Viet Luong ’87 makes history as the first Vietnamese-born U.S. military general.

Fighting Crime in Las Vegas—with Engineering Skills

With help from a USC Viterbi alumnus, it’s game over for slot machine scammers.

In Memoriam: Jon Jerde ’66

The design maverick changed how we visualize our world.

Ask Tommy

Ask Tommy

Questions and answers with Tommy Trojan