Autumn 2014


The Rise of Troy

USC Village will reshape how generations of Trojans live and learn on campus. Full story »

Dawn Patrol

Visionary Science

The Secret Life of Bacteria

Trojan News

AP Photo/Chris Stewart

Marc Benioff’s Five Life Lessons

At USC’s commencement for the class of 2014, Marc Benioff shared his life lessons for success and happiness.

Photo by Gus Ruelas

Tailback U: Catching Up with Javorius “Buck” Allen

Javorius “Buck” Allen is racking up success on the football field—and in the classroom.

Photo courtesy of William J. McMorrow

USC Marshall Gets a Global Boost

A gift from William J. McMorrow prepares USC Marshall students for international real estate.

Illustration by Joe Ciardiello

The Wide World of Sports

With 100 NCAA titles for top-tier sports programs, it’s easy to overlook USC’s thriving community of club teams. Take a look at just a few of USC’s lesser-known sports.

Megan Rosenbloom is a leader in the national "let's talk about death" movement. Photo by Elli & Polly Photography

Being Human: A USC Librarian Explores Mortality

Death Salons examine the cultural and anthropological history of mortality.

Movers and Shakers: USC Iovine and Young’s Inaugural Class

The USC Iovine and Young Academy welcomes its first class of innovators, artists and entrepreneurs.

Photo by Rosalie O'Connor

Leap Forward: USC Kaufman’s “New Movement”

The USC Kaufman School of Dance is poised to transform the world of dance education.

Photo By Adam Voorhes, Styling By Robin Finlay

Matters of the Heart: Revolutionizing Cardiac Surgery

Keck Medicine of USC surgeons make once-extraordinary heart surgeries refreshingly routine.

Family News

USC’s Poll Position: Alumni Attitude Survey Results

A survey illuminates the opinions and attitudes of thousands of Trojan alumni. Are you among them?

Photo by Curtis Bechdholt

Family in Film: The USC Clique

Two decades in, friendships formed through cinema only grow deeper.

Ilan Ben-Hanan and Sarah Happ. Photo by Gus Ruelas

Power Couple: Ilan Ben-Hanan and Sara Happ

Two Trojans translate their marketing smarts into careers in the sports and beauty industries.

Amy Ross, president of the USC Alumni Association Board of Governors. Photo by Chris Shinn

Above and Beyond: Amy Ross PhD ’86

From developing cancer diagnostics to serving as president of the USCAA Board of Governors, Amy Ross finds ways to help others.

Longtime USC Trojan Louis Zamperini '40 on the track in 1938.

Unbroken Spirit: Louis Zamperini ’40

The incredible journey of a Trojan Olympian and war hero lives on.

Photo courtesy of friends of Xinran Ji

Remembering Xinran Ji

Friends recall a budding engineer and “young star” who wanted to record the world, then make it better.