Stories by Laura Paisley:
Undergraduate’s startup called one of the country’s coolest
USC Dornsife sophomore succeeds as entrepreneur with a company that supplies games, gadgets and art sculptures on a monthly basis.
USC Wrigley Institute introduces food cultivation to local students
An outreach program couples aquaculture with hydroponics to teach youngsters about science and other key subjects.
Spare change, anyone? USC Dornsife student develops philanthropic app
The East Asian languages and cultures major simplifies — and personalizes — the process of donating to charity through his app Drops.
Graduate student receives affirmation of her talent — a prestigious award for poetry
Safiya Sinclair, whose first poem was published at the age of 16 in her home of Jamaica, garners the 2016 Whiting Award.
The civil rights experience of novelist Denise Nicholas inspired her artistry
The alumna’s involvement with social causes led to a successful career as an actress and writer.
To see how society works, take a closer look at its intersections
USC political scientist Ange-Marie Hancock offers a comprehensive history of social paradoxes.
In memoriam: Robert Douglas, 78
Professor emeritus of Earth sciences was instrumental in building the department and its scholarship as a revered educator and administrator.
In memoriam: Phyllis Franzek, 65
The USC Dornsife Writing Program instructor played an important role in shaping and expanding the university’s writing curriculum.
Environmental progress likely for China, professor predicts
Urban economist is upbeat about the country’s future and fascinated by California’s coastal cities.
Chinese history comes to life through games
USC Dornife students learn about 200 years of economics in a course that incorporates online role playing.
Children receive new books for winter break
USC students hand out hundreds of books to youngsters they tutored this semester.
USC Dornsife claims two of the 32 Marshall Scholarships for 2016
Scholars receive two fully funded years of graduate study in the United Kingdom.
Who wants the sexiest job of the 21st century?
A new master’s degree uses engineering, computer science, math and spatial sciences principles to prepare graduates facing information challenges.
USC Dornsife students make an environmental difference
By learning how to write a funding grant, they propose ways to help the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center and LA Coliseum.
New software system developed to analyze online communication
Bridging the fields of psychology and computer science, USC expert brings state-of the-art techniques to the social sciences.
Disney Channel star balances school and singing
Freshman Laura Marano of TV’s Austin & Ally puts a premium on higher education in the midst of her career as an actor and singer.
USC Dornsife updates a teaching concept to boost doctoral graduates
The new program in the humanities and social sciences gives grads a chance to teach their own courses and bolster their portfolios for the job market.
Arieh Warshel imprint receives a stamp of approval
A new Israeli postage stamp honors the USC Dornsife Nobel Prize winner and the United Nations’ proclaimed 2015 International Year of Light.
Graduate student drawn to postwar photojournalism
Doctoral dissertation chronicles the innovations in visual culture that followed World War II.
Comedian takes a thoughtful (and musical) approach to his craft
Rob Paravonian got his standup start in a USC dining hall.
In memoriam: Basil Nafpaktitis, 85
USC Dornsife marine biologist brought academics to life during a career that lasted more than 30 years.
USC alum is ready to rescue you
Former participant in a USC Wrigley Institute program works for the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command.
Family ties framed by the Motor City in alum’s first novel
USC Dornsife grad Angela Flournoy uses Detroit as the backdrop for work that interweaves her interests in history and urban landscapes.
Alumna named first female president of South Korea’s Inha University
Excelling as a USC student and postdoctoral fellow, Soonja Choe has led advances for women in sciences and engineering.