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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

USC honored as a leading institution in LA

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC) honored USC with a 2013 Eddy Award for the university’s contributions as a leading research organization, its role as the largest private employer in Los Angeles, and its approval for the USC Village.

USC JEP Anniversary

‘JEP Sparked a Flame in Me’

By Pamela J. Johnson As a 9-year-old girl growing up in California’s San Fernando Valley, América Ferrera remembers lying in bed, dreaming of fame and diamonds. “That’s a 9-year-old’s fantasy of celebrity,” Ferrera said in a keynote address to more... Read more

STAR Program

Science comes alive

Learn how neighborhood high school students join USC research labs. Every single student in the near quarter-century of the STAR program has gone on to a university or college.


Innovative Entrepreneur Gets a Boost

By Robin Heffler Both the substance and the scale of Carmen Rad’s business have changed dramatically over the last two decades, and USC has played a key role in that growth. What began in 1993 as a two-person, custom-embroidery clothing... Read more

USC awards $100,000 annual grant to LAPD Cadet Leadership Program

Annual award will help expand the fast-growing department’s youth outreach

Local cancer survivors move forward in wellness class

Weekly exercise fills an emotional and physical void for participants who live near the Health Sciences Campus

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Mentorship comes full circle for USC leader

Associate Vice Provost Hortensia Amaro to be awarded for inspiring former students who have bettered society

Veterans learn to succeed in business

Success begets success. Just ask the veteran entrepreneurs who completed the first cohort of a USC Civic Engagement program