Stories by Michelle Boston:
LA County residents want to give back but they need direction, new poll shows
Citizens need a guide who can help them see how they can make a palpable difference, says USC’s poll director.
Scientists, musicians and activists to join forces for climate change event
Know Tomorrow will transform McCarthy Quad into an ‘eco-hangout’ where students can learn how to shape national policy and help find solutions for a sustainable future.
Trump and Clinton lead presidential contenders in California
The candidates have a healthy lead over their rivals, USC Dornsife/LA Times poll reveals.
D.C. program pairs students with Washington movers and shakers
USC Dornsife’s Robert Shrum shows class “How Washington Works — And Doesn’t,” firsthand.
USC again among top producers of Fulbright fellows
For the third year, the university ranks among the schools with the most students in the prestigious program.
Hollywood sets out to claim a film foothold in China
Two USC professors explain what it will take for U.S. moviemakers to break into China — the second largest cinematic market in the world.
Interested in foreign policy or international finance?
A new major in international relations and the global economy prepares students for such careers.
Oh, happy day! Or was it?
An assessment tool evaluates well-being from moment to moment — valuable data for the studies of a person’s emotional state.
Special deliveries of health and hope go to Armenia
International nonprofit co-founded by USC Dornsife student ships much-needed medical supplies to the country’s rural regions.
Liberal arts alum puts his best feet forward for Nike
Committed to product development, Michael Bergmann creates a longer-lasting tennis shoe for the likes of Agassi and Federer.
Presidential scholar sets her sights on the underserved
USC Dornsife senior, who believes in service first, aims to fix disparities in the nation’s health care system.
Alum goes on the record for Latino patriots
Superior Court judge shares the history of Mexican-Americans who served in the U.S. military.
This author’s best ideas burst forth when she’s walking her dog
Even when it looks as if she’s not working, creativity comes for alumna and motivational speaker Barbara Jo Gallagher.
USC Dornsife/LA Times poll: Race for California’s top education post in virtual dead heat
Gov. Jerry Brown’s approval numbers highest since taking office; he maintains large lead over challenger Neel Kashkari.
How to tell a skateboarding saga with a kickflip
With her education in narrative studies, alumna Amelia Brodka exposes the story behind the barriers faced by women on wheels.
A plan to secure clean water in Africa turns out well
Sharon Stone produces an alum’s documentary tracing his environmental efforts in Mozambique.
Which skills are likely to land a good job?
USC Dornsife’s Writing Program helps students hone their ability to communicate in any setting.
Robert Shrum holds the key to a candidate’s success
The Warschaw Chair in Practical Politics talks about that ‘one indispensable quality’ at his USC Dornsife installation.
Prop. 46 support drops as voters hear details on medical negligence initiative
Californians in favor of drug testing doctors, split on increasing lawsuits cap.
American Muslim urges participation in public service
Superior Court Judge Halim Dhanidina recalls a pivotal point in his career.
Gov. Brown holds large lead in governor’s race, USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll finds
In other results, an increasing majority of voters see the drought as a crisis and Californians support Proposition 1.
Playing games is more than a job for this science major
As MissMollyLolly on the popular gaming community Twitch, senior Molly Fender works toward a career in educational technology.
With camera in tow, this USC alum will ski on any slope around the world
Caleb Farro loves his dream job chasing choice footage from the Andes to the X Games.
USC historian plays with the pieces of an ancient puzzle
An expert on the Ptolemaic dynasty broadens her studies of Hellenistic Egypt.