Spring 2014

Campaign for USC

Cardinal, Gold and Bold: Campaign Success at USC

Two and a half years after the public launch of the Campaign for USC, the Trojan Family has already pushed USC more than halfway to its target.

8 min readUniversity, Campaign for USC
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Ground breaking Ground is broken for new Norris Healthcare Consultation Center. All photos courtesy of USC University Archives and Health Sciences Public Relations and Marketing Cancer Quest

Lives in the Balance

Physicians are now treating, even curing, some cancers once thought to be untreatable. See what’s ahead at USC Norris.

11 min readHealth
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Witness Protection

Digital Technology Ensures the Lessons of the Holocaust are Never Lost

The USC Shoah Foundation painstakingly guards the last remaining voices of the survivors and witnesses of the Holocaust.

4 min readHumanities, Genocide, History, Innovation, Interactive Media, Virtual Reality
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PHOTO COURTESY OF USC SCHOOL OF CINEMATIC ARTS The Ultimate Playground

USC’s Interactive Media Building Rewrites the Future of Storytelling

USC students create the digital future in a new interactive building.

9 min readScience/Technology, Innovation, Students
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Climate Talk

Fuel for Thought: Methanol

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

1 min readScience/Technology, Climate Change, Wicked Problems
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© NASA To The Moon

3-D Printing Takes Engineers Out of This World

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

3 min readScience/Technology, Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
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Marqise Lee embraces his Trojan Family. (Widney Society Photos by Steve Cohn) Thanks a Million

First-Generation Students Pave the Way with Widney Society Support

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

3 min readAthletics, Donors, Scholarships, Student Life, Students
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Photo by Noé Montez Screen Science

Q&A: Meet Hao Li, Computer Scientist with a Flair for Cinematic Effects

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

7 min readScience/Technology, Media Arts
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Photo by Brett Erickson Swim Team

Olympian Ous Mellouli Stays in the Game Thanks to Fellow Trojan

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

2 min readAthletics, Health, Alumni
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Photo courtesy of Allie Harrison Give and Go

A Trojan Finds a New Path – and Purpose – After Being Sidelined

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

3 min readSocial Impact, Student Life
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Photo by Scot Obler Sport Support

USC Empowers Student-Athletes for Success In the Classroom and Beyond

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

3 min readSocial Impact, Student Life, Student Life, Students
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From left, Matthew Dunn, Inderbir Gill, Monish Aron, Mihir Desai and Chester Koh (Photo by Philip Channing) Life, Rebooted

Groundbreaking Robot-Assisted Surgery Marks New Chapter for High-Tech Precision

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

5 min readHealth, Science/Technology, Cancer, Robotics
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Niki C. Nikias and C. L. Max Nikias, center, welcome USC alumni back to the University Park Campus. (Photos by Dan Avila and Armando Brown) Home Again

Reunion Weekend Brings Back Memories – and New Connections – for Alumni

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

6 min readAlumniAlumni Life
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Photo by Steve Cohn Launch Pad

USC Trustee Daniel Epstein Recognized for Steadfast Service to USC

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.

3 min readAlumni Life, University, Alumni, Alumni Association, Awards, Viterbi School of Engineering
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Photo by Stephen Blaha Trojan Trailblazer

Jaime Lee: The Trojan Who Makes Time Management an Art

Here’s a hint to the USC alumna’s success: It’s about making choices.

3 min readAlumni Life, Alumni
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Photo by Max S. Gerber Witness Protection

Holocaust Survivor’s 3-D Projection Keeps History Alive

An interactive 3-D program allows students to engage firsthand with a Holocaust witness.

3 min readHumanities, Science/Technology, History, Holocaust, Technology, USC Shoah Foundation, Virtual Reality
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REUTERS/Radu Sigheti Witness Protection

USC Shoah Collects Lessons Learned and Shared Beyond the Holocaust

From Rwanda to Nanjing, the Shoah Foundation preserves the voices of genocide witnesses.

3 min readHumanities, History, Holocaust, USC Shoah Foundation
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Students and faculty members work together Group Think: Students and faculty members work together in spaces throughout the Interactive Media Building to explore the potential of media. (Photo courtesy of USC School of Cinematic Arts) The Future Lives Here

The Mixed Reality Studio is the Newest “Virtual Reality Factory” at USC

The groundbreaking lab at USC School of Cinematic Arts will test the latest virtual reality technology.

2 min readDigital Media, Science/Technology, Emerging Technology, Interactive Media, Media Arts
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