FDA panel recommends approval of device used at USC to treat heartburn

John Lipham holds an experimental device used to treat reflux disease. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has endorsed approval of a novel device – tested in clinical trials at USC – to treat severe acid reflux. John Lipham, associate professor of surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, led […]

MySpace Exec to Teach at USC This Fall

Aber Whitcomb oversees engineering and technological operations at MySpace. Speaking at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering on March 3, MySpace chief technology officer Aber Whitcomb shared some of the challenges and lessons learned from managing a popular social portal that has grown to more than 130 million active users. Whitcomb, who will teach a […]

Robert Glen Bezzant

Robert Glen Bezzant MS ’59 (ENG)¬†of Orem, Utah; May 14, at the age of 88. Bezzant was student body president at Pleasant Grove High School and studied at University of Redlands, UCLA, University of Utah and USC. A Navy veteran of World War II and Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he later worked professionally […]

USC Named a Safe Community by World Health Organization

Members of the Kid Watch initiative celebrate the occasion with President C. L. Max Nikias, rear, near Tommy Trojan. USC was named an International Safe Community by the World Health Organization on Sept. 15. A tremendous amount of work was accomplished leading up to the ceremony. USC has educated students, faculty and staff on what […]

USC receives grant to evaluate efforts to reduce racial gaps in health care

The Keck School of Medicine will receive a two-year, $250,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to evaluate interventions aimed at eliminating racial and ethnic health care disparities in local communities. Ten other organizations from around the country will receive similar grants through the foundation’s Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change program. The […]


The Segregated Scholars: Black Social Scientists and the Creation of Black Labor Studies, 1890-1950, a book by USC College associate professor Francille Rusan Wilson, has been awarded this year’s Letitia Woods Brown Memorial Book Prize as the best book on African-American women’s history by the Association of Black Women Historians. Wilson is an intellectual and […]

Taiwan Elections Observed by USC Group

T-shirts, hats, newspaper advertisements, flags and motorcycle mud flaps pertaining to the Taiwan elections were brought back by the USC observers. Front, from left, Meg Young and Damon Ferrara. Back, from left, Clayton Dube and Daniel Lynch. Photo/Dietmar Quistorf USC faculty and students observed the March 22 Taiwanese presidential election and the referendum on whether […]

Radiation Therapy May Save Limbs

Brachytherapy, the administration of radiation therapy locally through radioactive “seeds,” holds promise as part of a limb-sparing treatment program for patients with soft-tissue sarcomas, according to researchers in the Keck School of Medicine of USC. After five years, 83 percent of patients in a trial incorporating brachytherapy into the treatment plan had survived, according to […]

Young readers do things by the book

Two girls are among the young readers visiting the China Children Book Expo that ran from May 28 to June 1 inBeijing. Photo provided toChina DailyAt the China Children Book Expo, you would have been amazed to see the variety of children’s books on sale and the eager young readers picking out their favorites.The expo, […]

USC and Chevron Extend Partnership

Dean Yannis Yortsos, left, receives a check from Chevron Corp. vice president Warner Williams. The USC Viterbi School of Engineering has announced that Chevron Corp. has donated $915,000 in scholarships and training to USC students as part of the energy company’s global University Partnership Program. The commitment is a continuation of Chevron’s longstanding relationship with […]