Joanna Clay is a writer and multimedia producer for USC News. She’s been a reporter for The Orange County Register and Los Angeles Times community news. Reach her at email@example.com.
Stories by Joanna Clay:
Designing for seniors, students use ‘human-centered’ approach
Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab project tackles social issues and global problems with for-profit endeavors; this year’s focus is seniors’ unique needs.
How cellphones are killing gorillas, and other threats you didn’t know were endangering great apes
USC researchers such as primate expert Craig Stanford are working to understand how to better protect these animals, who could be gone in just 100 years.
USC students help homeless get job-ready through volunteer initiative
USC’s Joint Educational Project connects students with volunteer opportunities helping the homeless. It’s part of the university’s commitment to reducing homelessness in L.A. County.
USC social work student uses art to heal with Art Rx
Student-led initiative aims to bridge physical and emotional pain with art.
USC professor shows math is fun, even if you’re not ‘good’ at it
It’s not about being right: Neel Tiruviluamala, a popular faculty member in residence at USC Village, inspires college students to be curious.
Does flossing work? The answer, and other truths about taking care of your teeth
Experts from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC shed light on whether you should whiten, how to avoid cavities and more.
Iovine and Young Academy senior makes splash with Coachella trash cans
Jane Li’s entry in the competition, which promote awareness around global warming and sustainability, features coral-inspired art.
Nikias shares his own story and encouraging words with pupils in USC’s unique college prep program
The university president makes a surprise visit to students and families participating in the Neighborhood Academic Initiative, which helps children who live near USC get ready for college.
Do probiotics work? Answers to this and other gut-wrenching questions
The microbes in your belly can have a profound impact on many aspects of your health.
With encouragement from USC religious leaders, atheist alumna heeds her spiritual calling
At USC — with nearly 100 student religious groups — the Office of Religious Life is as diverse as the student body.
High schooler researches alongside USC pharmacologists, locks down Harvard early
STAR program lets pupils work side by side with top scientists and grad students in USC labs.
Owning a home may not be in the cards for many millennials
Fewer are buying, and what they’re looking for is different from previous generations (goodbye, living room). They’re moving less, too.
Yes, it’s true: Wine is good for you — to a point
A glass or two has its benefits, such as reducing the risk of stroke and heart disease — provided you don’t overindulge. And most of us underestimate how much we drink.
How many homeless are there in Los Angeles? USC helps city, county find out
Students collect critical data in the second year of the university’s partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority.
Mayor Eric Garcetti tours USC Village, complete with student selfies
USC President C. L. Max Nikias joins the city leader at the residential colleges, the community room, the dining hall and Trader Joe’s.
USC 2017 | Standout USC students, and a few recent grads, who’ve done amazing things
✌ Year in review: From fighting PTSD to helping create a sustainable future, these special Trojans Fight On in everything they do.
USC 2017 | Celebrities from TV and movies who taught Trojans this year
✌ Year in review: From Bryan Cranston to Issa Rae, stars from Los Angeles’ entertainment industry and beyond brought valuable lessons to USC students.
Is conspicuous consumption dead? How culture is becoming the new commodity to ‘flash’
USC’s Elizabeth Currid-Halkett argues that the well-off have found new ways to show off — in ways that still hurt society.
Is Netflix bad for you? How binge-watching could hurt your health
USC experts share when it’s time to put down the remote when watching The Crown or The Fall.
How stores get you to buy more this holiday season and all year long
Now more than ever, retailers are doing everything they can to lure you in and persuade you to buy — in ways you probably don’t even notice.
USC Pacific Asia Museum reopens with surprising Mexico-China exhibit
The museum highlights ties across the Pacific as it reopens after a yearlong renovation project.
Hiking class gets USC college students to tap benefits of ‘forest bathing’
In an age of smartphones and sedentary living, students aim to appreciate stillness, reconnect with the outdoors, get fit and learn to hike — only a few miles from urban Los Angeles.
Helenes kick off a new Conquest Week tradition at USC: protecting Hecuba
The university’s oldest all-female service organization takes on a new responsibility: Guarding the iconic statue of the queen of Troy.
Student finds ancient Greek sword in Thebes — just another day on a dig
Overseas research opportunities, like the one in which Max Novak unearthed a centuries-old sword, help the department expand its reach.