A commencement two years in the making begins: Classes of 2020 and 2021 walk the Coliseum stage

Friday was a day of firsts.

It was the first time in 70 years that USC’s commencement had taken place at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum — complete with a lit torch.

It was also the first time that two separate graduating Read More »

May 17th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement, Keck Net Intranet|

Student-led task force promotes racial justice at the Keck School

When George Floyd was killed by a Minneapolis police officer on May 25, 2020, outrage erupted across the country. Terry Zhu, a fourth-year medical student at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, marched with friends and classmates in the Read More »

May 14th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Keck Medicine marks Nurses Week and Hospital Week 2021

Keck Medicine of USC recently joined organizations across the country in celebrating National Nurses Week and National Hospital Week. These annual events serve as an opportunity to pause and honor health care employees for the compassionate, innovative ways they support Read More »

May 13th, 2021|Announcements, Keck Net Intranet|

Commencement 2021: Graduate goes from patient to physical therapy practitioner

Chris Pierson can’t pinpoint the exact moment he knew he was destined to become a physical therapist, but he knows roughly when he became interested.

At the age of 16, Pierson suffered a serious spinal cord injury while skiing. Finding himself suddenly Read More »

May 13th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement|

Commencement 2021: Dentistry grad follows the family footsteps

Even though dentistry is the family business, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC graduate Danilo Diangkinay wasn’t sold on the idea of following in his parents’ footsteps.

He watched as his parents, who run two Southern California dental practices, worked Read More »

May 13th, 2021|Announcements, Commencement|