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

    “Don’t walk on this earth without giving hope to another person,” the actor says.

    Oct 13, 2023

    From a modest start, the university on Oct. 6 marks its 143rd birthday as one of the nation’s leading research institutions.

    Oct 6, 2023

    First-generation students make up a record 25% of this year’s incoming class.

    Oct 5, 2023