USC Trojan Family

Looking Back

A century of Trojan pride

Read about the USC Alumni Association’s key milestones and moments that shaped a legacy of unity, community and enduring Trojan spirit since 1923.

Inspiring Alumni

Pedals of change

How a Keck School of Medicine of USC student created the One Bicycle Foundation and embarked on an inspiring journey that transformed lives across three continents.


Performing the world’s first bladder transplant: How a USC urologist blazed the trail

Renowned USC urologic surgeon Inderbir “Indy” Gill is on the verge of performing the world’s first human bladder transplant clinical trial. His skills in robotic surgery — and zeal for innovation — are making it possible.

In this video, USC Engineering Professor Burçin Becerik-Gerber looks back to the places that defined her — and how they influence what she is building today.

The Latest

    On Campus

    A robotic dog is a paws-itively worthy successor to George Tirebiter.

    Apr 13, 2023

    Some people have a flair for playing instruments. Ho-Chun “Herbert” Chang PhD ’23 has a knack for inventing them.

    Jun 9, 2022

    Morgan Stephens was on track to a dream career in journalism—and then she got COVID.

    Jun 30, 2022

    Trojan Alumni

    Jazz pianist Donald Vega ’99 talks about working on a very personal album — and his Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition.

    Aug 14, 2023

    Actor JP Karliak ’03 founded nonprofit Queer Vox to train LGBTQ+ voiceover actors and help them network and find mainstream roles in animation and video games.

    Jun 17, 2022

    Meet Nadine Watt, the new president of the USCAA Board of Governors.

    Sep 30, 2022

    From USC News

    The rating is part of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS system, and comes a year earlier than planned.

    Feb 26, 2024

    Awards were given to two USC research teams to fund collaborations between engineering and one or more of the university’s five health sciences schools.

    Feb 26, 2024

    Researchers in landscape architecture, fluid mechanics and augmented reality have created an interactive hydraulic model alongside the river.

    Feb 26, 2024