Trojans ready to continue USC’s remarkable Olympic tradition
USC has produced more Olympians, overall medalists and gold medalists than any other U.S. university.
USC President C. L. Max Nikias describes the path that led him to the university, and shares an unexpected connection with his counterpart at another USC, the University of South Carolina.
Marketing expert Dina Mayzlin of the USC Marshall School studied hotel reviews and found discrepancies between Expedia, which restricts its reviewers to customers who “paid and stayed,” and TripAdvisor, which doesn’t.
Indian national Tvisha Gangwani, now enrolled at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, says she liked that at U.S. schools she could take a variety of classes, add a minor and change her major.
“It is true that on the busiest streets you do get more pollution exposure than if you’re riding through a quieter neighborhood,”s says Ed Avol, USC professor of preventive medicine. But, he adds, “it’s better for you to still ride to get that exercise — use your bicycle — than not. Even in air polluted areas.”
USC pharmacologist Clay Wang has hopes that the eight species of fungi onboard the SpaceX rocket might one day lead the way to a “sunblock” that could protect humans from the harmful radiation of space.
Andrew Lakoff, a USC sociology professor who has conducted research on psychoanalysis in Argentina, find a history of prestige associated with self-improvement among Buenos Aires’ educated middle class.
A USC research project called SimSensei involves a virtual therapist able to “read” patients’ body language for signs of anxiety, nervousness, contemplation and other emotional attributes.
In his revealing book “Let the People Rule: Theodore Roosevelt and the Birth of the Presidential Primary,” USC’s Geoffrey Cowan reminds us that those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it.
Morgan Polikoff of the USC Rossier School of Education has a modest proposal: The Department of Education should abandon what has been the central principle of school accountability for the last decade and a half.
Columnist Steve Lopez visits Douglas Becker’s class on international relations, war, global terrorism and conflict resolution, and meet students from Taiwan, Korea, India, Germany and the United States
The typical story of neighborhood change, or ethnic succession: an incoming group “takes over” and wipes away the past. But USC’s Manuel Pastor notes that’s not what’s happening in South Los Angeles.
The shooting of five police officers in Dallas last week was a terrible reminder that securing a democracy is a challenging, sometimes dangerous business, writes USC’s Erroll Southers: Even when everything goes right, there’s still a chance it could go very wrong.
The 18 talented dancers are a diverse bunch ethnically and geographically, with 11 states, Canada and Mexico represented.
The new processor will be used to investigate the possibilities of the advanced technology on real-world problems.
Partnership is designed to minimize the damage and disruption caused by the inevitable earthquake, wildfire or flood.
Twice a week they hit the streets, handing out burritos and making friends.
The $12 million award for Keck School of Medicine and others supports research on aggressive tumors in African-American women.
New algorithms improve efficiency and identify more specific behavioral targets for intervention.
USC experts look at some of the challenges presented by the digital phenomenon, from the future of gaming to safety concerns.
USC will again be represented by a roster that would match most countries.
The new Daybreak Poll aims to offer a best estimate of how Americans will probably vote in the 2016 presidential election, USC researchers say.
It’s one of 18 schools celebrating the golden anniversary of The Consortium, a network offering full-tuition scholarships to MBA programs.
The museum packs and moves 15,000 pieces into storage as it undergoes a retrofit and gallery renovations.
Trojan network supports GIBLIB, a digital platform dedicated to surgical content and named after a famed inventor.
The condition is more widespread in the animal kingdom than scientists suspected, USC study finds.
NIH Pathway to Independence Award will help Lindsey Barske transition to the faculty stage as she hopes to learn more about human birth defects.
Gatekeeper Warren Straley keeps tabs on millions of keys that open the doors to every office on campus.
USC public health students enhance their knowledge of global health topics and governance.
The instructors will invite students to learn varied dances, from Bollywood to ballet and beyond.
The National Institutes of Health award allows scientists to continue work in patient and community health.
How social and family relationships can improve an adolescent’s obesity-related behaviors.
A low-calorie fasting-like diet, plus chemotherapy, enables the immune system to recognize and kill skin and breast cancer cells, according to a new USC-led study.
Environmental studies major caps her scientific career at USC Dornsife with a National Science Foundation-funded research project on a unique fish.
Fancy Free, the first solo album from singer and songwriter Robert Rex Waller Jr., finds him experimenting with his sound, styles and textures.
Experimentation with e-cigarettes could become nicotine addiction for youth who have never used any other tobacco products, USC study suggests.