Pamela J. Johnson
Pamela J. Johnson is editorial director at USC Dornsife Communication. She oversees the written storytelling at USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Johnson writes stories in the humanities, sciences and social sciences. She was previously an award-winning, 20-year journalist at the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, and Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.
Stories by Pamela J. Johnson:
Europe’s past offers insights into present-day diplomacy
USC international relations expert studies the art, practice and theory of negotiations.
USC to sponsor national conference for the advancement of science
Meet a Latina with a love of chemistry who adds diversity to the challenging field.
Greenbergs endow new fellowship for genocide research
The gift will support scholarship of a Ph.D. student examining Eastern Europe.
Inside this box: Lots of intriguing Los Angeles history for kids
Material history brings the past alive for schoolchildren in Boyle Heights. Watch kids discover the past on video.
New USC Dornsife students embrace campus life
College greets nearly 1,200 freshmen during Welcome Week.
In memoriam: Michael Preston, 80
The professor emeritus of political science started USC’s first course on black politics and produced landmark scholarship.
Solar physicist’s Mount Wilson work shines brightly
Doctoral student demonstrates his ability to explain a complex topic in clear and concise terms.
What happens when kids pretend?
Two USC researchers are the first to examine counterfactual reasoning in children.
USC lab creates vast library of master genetic switches in plants
The collection could lead to the design of a more robust plant for future food.
In memoriam: Peter Berton, 91
A week before his death, the Distinguished Professor Emeritus was completing his last book.
New institute favors economic thinking
The New York-based institute supports economics scholars by providing money, advice and access to thousands of like-minded individuals.
Proud to be a trash talker
Julia McGinnis oversees the country’s third-largest gas-to-energy project, which generates about 37.5 megawatts of electricity.
“The cornerstone of the USC Wrigley Institute’s mission is to advance fundamental knowledge of our ocean, our Earth and her systems,” said Roberta Marinelli, executive director of the USC Wrigley Institute.
The task at land (and sea and air)
Wendy Wood has obtained a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to explore ways to reduce energy consumption in office buildings.
Lost boys find a home in alumna’s documentary
A documentary produced by a USC Dornsife alumna paints a poignant picture of troubled boys in Pakistan.
Intellectual pursuits are in his DNA
Philosopher Ralph Wedgwood is not only interested in attaining knowledge. He wants to dissect the theory of knowledge itself.
A deft decision: Damasio wins award for psychology
University Professor Antonio Damasio, who proposed that emotions play an integral role in human reasoning and decision-making, has won the 2014 Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.
A Nobel victory
It began with an off-the-cuff remark. When enrolling at Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Arieh Warshel asked his friend Eliezer Finkman what he should study.
A youthful twist to Hamlet
William Shakespeare’s Hamlet was performed on Nov. 1 by seniors from Foshay Learning Center near USC in front of a packed house at Taper Hall.
Hillary Clinton honored by US-Mexico Foundation
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received the Hermandad Award for fostering partnerships between the U.S. and Mexico.
Fast start for new economics council
During the official launch of the Economics Leadership Council at USC Dornsife, organizers announced that within eight months nearly $8 million had been raised.
Smith named UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education
Stephen Smith, executive director of the USC Shoah Foundation, has been appointed the inaugural holder of the UNESCO Chair on Genocide Education.
Two stars of the social sciences join USC
USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett has announced the appointment of Norbert Schwarz and Daphna Oyserman, who are charged with overseeing the Mind and Society Center at USC.
Research fellowship opens more doors for USC Dornsife students
The 13 USC Dornsife undergraduates of the HSBC Fellows Program presented their research before an audience at the University Club.