Politics, Punk Rock and The Lie

Former senator Tom Hayden and Laurie Brand of USC Dornsife College discuss the recent changes in the Middle East during the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. The 16th annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books took place at USC with readers of all ages meandering around University Park campus learning about children’s literature from […]

USC Good Neighbors Campaign

Science for Life Outreach Program Murchison Elemntary School USC Department of Opthalmology $10,536 VIP CMHC Mentoring and Tutoring Program VIP Community Mental Health Center Keck School of Medicine of USC, Clinical Pediatrics $31,500 Building Community Support for a Farmers Market at Norwood Street Elementary Norwood Street Elementary School USC Department of Preventive Medicine $20,000 Fotonovela […]

Making royal cuisine accessible

Court herbal chicken. The family of Jing Changlin, 79, has been cooking Chinese royal cuisine for three generations.His grandfather, Jing Hua, was the head chef in the kitchen of the Forbidden City in Beijing.”He cooked for emperor Guangxu and empress dowager Cixi of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911),” says Jing Changlin when he speaks about his […]

USC dermatologist lauds U.S. Senate focus on rare and deadly skin disease

Calling attention to a rare genetic disease that blisters the skin and often kills its sufferers by young adulthood, the United States Senate recently declared the last week in October as “National Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness Week.” David T. Woodley, chair of the Department of Dermatology at the Keck School of Medicine, hailed the Senate’s unanimous […]

The Etiquette of American Politics

South Carolina Rep. Joe Wilson has been admonished for yelling “You lie” during President Obama’s health care speech, an outburst that startled many Americans and which others connected to this summer’s rowdy town hall behavior. However, in the United Kingdom the political process is routinely more raucous. Is American the land of polite politics… and […]

Free Oral Cancer Screenings Offered

Mahvash Navazesh, chair of the USC School of Dentistry’s Division of Diagnostic Sciences, works with a patient. Photo/Ben Creighton The USC School of Dentistry will kick off Oral Cancer Awareness Month with free oral cancer screenings for USC faculty, staff and students. The school teamed up with the USC School of Pharmacy this year and […]

Political Philosopher Speaks on Thursday, Nov. 11

Author and political philosopher Jean Bethke Elshtain will speak twice on campus in honor of the 75th anniversary of the School of International Relations. Elshtain, the Laura Spelman Rockefeller Professor of Social and Political Ethics at the University of Chicago, is the author/editor of some 15 books and 400 essays. Her 1995 “Democracy on Trial” […]

Did you hear the one about the funny engineer?

Greg Grabarek: USC Viterbi student by day, stand-up comic by night Appearing under a spotlight at the Ground Zero Performance Café, Greg Grabarek wields a microphone on the small stage. “If we go to Disneyland and you go on the rides, it’s like Splash Mountain — you get it. The mountain, the splash — there’s […]


The board of directors of the USC Mexican American Alumni Association has changed its name to the USC Latino Alumni Association. The announcement was made by executive director Domenika Lynch ’98. The change reflects the broader role of Latinos in the USC community, while the tagline “a legacy of the USC Mexican American Alumni Association […]

Old-Fashioned Neighborly Conversation Is Best

Sandra Ball-Rokeach, a professor of communication, studied communication behaviors and patterns of residents of seven historically significant Los Angeles neighborhoods. Photo by Irene Fertik From her deck in Cheviot Hills, Sandra Ball-Rokeach watched the fires from the 1994 civil unrest spread through inner-city Los Angeles. She thought about the mistrust, hostility and confusion that appeared […]