Newsmakers

With the help of a private donation, USC’s 27th annual Swim With Mike event raised just over $1 million on April 14. Special guests for the day included USC alumnus Will Ferrell ’90 and football coach Pete Carroll. To the delight of spectators, Carroll challenged Ferrell to a one-lap race, which the coach won. The […]

USC Price real estate program receives support

USC Price students tour the office of a developer in downtown Los Angeles. The USC Price School of Public Policy has received a $500,000 gift from BH Properties to support the school’s new Bachelor of Science in Real Estate Development degree. “We are exceptionally grateful for BH Properties’ support,” said Dean Jack H. Knott. “This […]

Study of urban trail use seeks participants

Recruitment is now underway in Southern California for participants in a study of urban trails. Conducted by researchers at the Keck School and the Solimar Research Group in Ventura, the two-year project will study urban trails used by pedestrians, bicyclists, joggers and skaters. It will explore how and why people use the trails and measure […]

Cote joins Journal of Clinical Oncology board

Richard J. Cote, director of the Genitourinary Cancer Program at the USC/Norris Cancer Center, has accepted a nomination to serve on the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO). Cote, a professor of pathology and urology in the Keck School of Medicine, is known for his work on cellular and molecular markers of […]

In Memoriam: Engineer H. K. Cheng

Cheng, who received the USC Viterbi School’s Engineering Research Award in 1982, maintained close ties with his colleagues after his retirement in 1994. H. K. (Hsien Kei) Cheng, distinguished professor emeritus of aerospace and mechanical engineering at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, died in his sleep on July 11. He was 84. Cheng, an […]

Harvard ethicist discusses clinical, research

Physician and ethicist Kenneth Ryan visited the Health Sciences Campus last week, discussing issues of ethics and policy with faculty, staff and students. The Harvard professor chairs the ethics committee at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and has been a strong voice in bioethics for several decades. Alpha omega alpha (AOA), the medical student honor […]

Macri topples Argentina’s Peronists, tough reforms ahead

Argentina’s president-elect Mauricio Macri gives a news conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 23, 2015. Argentines assets rose broadly on Monday after conservative opposition challenger Macri scraped to victory in the presidential election, ending more than a decade of rule under the Peronist movement. BUENOS AIRES – Conservative challenger Mauricio Macri turned Argentine politics on […]

Emergency simulation planned

The university will stage a test of the Emergency Operations Plan Monday, October 16 on the University Park Campus. The exercise – slated to run from 8:30 a.m. to noon – will involve several major service departments, including Safety and Risk Management Services, Public Safety, Facilities Planning and Management Services, Auxiliary Services, Administrative Services and […]

Preserving cultural history — one ink stroke at a time

Bruce Zuckerman, front, his brother Kenneth and others at the USC West Semitic Research Project are pioneers in the use of digital photography for the preservation of ancient documents. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas) For Bruce Zuckerman, a picture is worth a lot more than a thousand words. As an authority on ancient Semitic and biblical texts, […]

Mobile devices used in human trafficking, USC Annenberg report reveals

The report highlights ways for private-sector technology companies and mobile carriers to work with the antitrafficking community to develop meaningful solutions. Mobile phones and devices are now being used to traffic minors for commercial sex in the United States, and they are among numerous digital channels facilitating the exploitation of children, according to a new […]