Michelle Boston is a senior communication specialist in the USC Dornsife Communication Office. She covers student, faculty and alumni news from across the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Her work is featured in USC Dornsife print publications and on the web. She also manages USC Dornsife's social media presence and connects the media with USC Dornsife’s faculty experts.
Stories by Michelle Boston:
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.
The fall of the Berlin Wall: a collapse heard ’round the world
A new book by a USC professor marks the 25th anniversary of a Cold War symbol’s dissolution — and the ‘accidents’ that led to it.
Looking at ways to improve LA
After immersing themselves in Holland’s renowned city planning and design, USC students propose ideas to boost our own city.
White House adviser helps Hispanics boost their chances for college
USC Dornsife alumnus publishes a financial aid guide for students and families.
Prakash to be honored as American Chemical Society fellow
The USC scientist has advanced methanol chemistry and helped develop viable alternatives to fossil fuels.
Deborah Harkness’ trilogy comes to life one more time
The bestselling author says so long to the All Souls Trilogy and gears up to teach a new seminar on public history.
The eloquent art of haiku
Alumna Deborah Kolodji brings life experiences to her stream of universal poetry.