Colors in this brain MRI show the direction of fiber tracks within the hippocampus after Alzheimer's disease. Courtesy of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging

Autumn 2015


Data on the Brain: The Power of Imaging

At the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, big data and imaging could revolutionize how we detect and treat Alzheimer’s and other neurologic diseases. Full story »

The Promise: Athletes Return to USC after the NFL

Mind the Map: The Next Generation of Maps Offers New Discoveries

Write On!: Can the Book Survive in the Digital Age?

Trojan News

The serene exterior of Birnkrant Residence Hall belies the beehive of social activity inside. Constructed in 1962 with its signature concrete overhangs, the building houses a residential college that provides programming such as field trips to cultural hotspots for students who hold Trustee, Presidential and Mork Family scholarships. Photo by Allison V. Smith

Hark the Heraldry

USC’s residential colleges are given crests that reflect their unique qualities.

Knott’s Berry Farm, Buena Park, 1940. All images from the collection of the Los Angeles Public Library.

To Live and Dine in LA

USC Annenberg’s Josh Kun showcases LA’s history through its menus.

The 2009 Trojans, led by quarterback Matt Barkley, move into action against Oregon State. Photo by Peter Read Miller.

Capturing 50 Years of Trojan Football

Photographer Peter Read Miller ’69 brings a half century of Trojan football into focus.

USC Welcomes Three New Trustees

The USC Board of Trustees welcomes three USC alumni whose backgrounds span from banking to the lab bench.

Courtesy of USC University Archives

That’s the Ticket: USC vs. Notre Dame, 1953

A Trojan football flashback to an old rivalry.

A Sustainable USC

The university takes big strides in sustainability across the campus.

Helping Women Gamers Reach the Next Level

The USC School of Cinematic Arts wants women to make their mark on the video game design industry.

Illustration by Carlo Giambarresi

Respect Our Elders

Meet the doctor who’s on a mission to end elder abuse.

Les Hoffman, left, Elaine Stevely Hoffman and Jane Hoffman Popovich. Photo courtesy of USC University Archives

The Popoviches: Six Decades as a Trojan Family

Six decades, three buildings, three generations and one strong USC tradition come together for the Popovich family.

A cochlear implant means Shane Lundie can now hear his mother’s voice. Photo by Steve Cohen

Hear, and Now: Restoring Sound Perception After Hearing Loss

The newly named USC Tina and Rick Caruso Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery helps children and adults experience the world of sound.

Family News

James Yee PhD ’74, Candy Yee ’68, MS ’69, Patti Poon ’65 and Dudley Poon are avid boosters of USC Athletics, from golf to basketball. Photo courtesy of Candy Yee

Fantastic Fans

From athletics to arts, these devoted Trojans have an unwavering passion for cardinal and gold that comes straight from the heart.

Meet the New President of the USCAA Board of Governers

Michael Adler ’86, MBA ’92 takes the helm of the USC Alumni Association’s governing board.

HOUSE OF FAITH: The Blue Mosque (or the Sultan Ahmet Mosque) in Istanbul is both a cultural site and house of worship. Photo by Paul Renteln

Alumni Abroad: Adventures with Trojan Travel

Seeking a once-in-a-lifetime trip? USC Alumni Association's Trojan Travel is ready to sweep you away.

Photo by Gus Ruelas

Talk It Out: An Alumna Teaches the Art of Conflict Resolution

A former United Nations ombudsman has worked to combat some of humanity's greatest challenges.

Photo courtesy of Robert Garcia

Long Beach Mayor Journeys From Classroom to City Hall

A USC Annenberg alum-turned-instructor brings his teaching skills to his job as mayor of the nation’s 36th-largest city.

 Photo by Todd Rosenberg Photography 2014

A Performance of a Lifetime as Director of the Kennedy Center

A USC Marshall alumna takes the stage as one of the most prominent and powerful advocates for the arts.

Ask Tommy

Fannie Randle, standing outside the Gamma Phi Beta house, was thrilled—and surprised—by the sorority's outpouring of support. Video capture courtesy of USC Annenberg TV News

Ask Tommy: Advice for First-Time Trojans

Questions and answers with Tommy Trojan.