Stories by Robin Heffler:
Civic and religious leaders address homelessness at USC event
Los Angeles has seen a 23 percent increase in homelessness this year, but a USC faculty member says there’s been progress in response to the issue.
Domestic violence survivors get help from USC faculty member
Benita Walton-Moss teaches a health assessment course that covers signs of abuse.
Veterans turn their attention to academics
The weeklong Warrior-Scholar Project gives individuals the tools to obtain a four-year undergraduate degree.
USC Price Global Scholars help others in Africa, Australia
Friedmann and Nguyen learn the importance of engagement with communities.
Grad students explore nexus of race, social justice, policy
Panelists go beyond the common classroom stats to gauge their impact on the community.
Giuliano on the road to improve freight transport
Scheduled to be completed at the end of this year, the project will bring on-dock rail service to the only container terminal without it at the port complex, which handles more than 40 percent of all U.S. trade.
Is this the golden age of public libraries?
Conversation at the California Club ranges from the evolution of the public library to the effect of technology on libraries.
Conference delivers ideas on global freight flow
Reflecting a growing interest in global transport issues, the newly named International Urban Freight Conference was hosted last month by the Metrans Transportation Center.
USC schools on the road to more transportation research
Two USC schools will conduct research on how to improve transportation in major metropolitan areas and how to make the movement of freight more efficient and sustainable.
Petraeus imparts life lessons to student veterans
Before retiring, four-star Gen. David Petraeus was a seasoned combat leader and admired tactician. Now a civilian, he’s taken on several new roles, including two at USC.
Pop music pros share their stories
On any given Friday, students in the USC Thornton School of Music’s Popular Music Program hear from the likes of Lindsey Buckingham, Chaka Khan, John Fogerty or Ben Folds.
USC Price valedictorian plans his future in Oahu
Growing up in Hawaii, Bradley Furuya was exposed to both paradise and purgatory.
Business, civic leaders trumpet a revitalized downtown
Los Angeles has yet to match the economic and cultural life of downtowns in cities like Chicago or San Francisco, but it has made great strides over the last two decades, and plans are under way to help accelerate that development.
Birds of a feather flock together for stem cell research
To eventually use stem cells in regenerative medicine, scientists need to understand how stem cells become organized into particular tissue patterns and shapes.
USC scientists discover process that blocks viruses
The human body has the ability to ward off viruses by activating a naturally occurring protein at the cellular level.
Certain contraceptives may pose risk of Type 2 diabetes for obese women
A first-of-its-kind study by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has indicated that healthy, obese, reproductive-age women who use long-acting reversible contraception containing the hormone progestin have a slightly increased risk for developing Type 2 diabetes.
A new advocate for the USC community
After nearly 30 years of making major contributions to public health research and practice in Boston, Hortensia Amaro has entered a new phase in her career.
How hepatitis C virus harms the liver
USC researchers have discovered a trigger by which the hepatitis C virus enters liver cells — shedding light on how the serious and potentially deadly virus can begin to damage the liver.
USC Price students play multiple roles as Education Pioneers
Three students in the USC Price School of Public Policy were immersed in the world of nonprofit educational organizations in Los Angeles this summer.
USC co-hosts global health care conference in Beijing
At a time when regulation of health care is increasingly complex and providing health services is increasingly expensive, how can global health be maintained or improved?
Lowering women’s risk of endometrial cancer
Women who last give birth at age 40 or older have a 44 percent decreased risk of endometrial cancer when compared to women who have their last birth under the age of 25, according to a new international study.
In scholarly pursuit of sustainable solutions
Laurie Nijacki earned her PhD in policy, planning and development from the USC Price School of Public Policy in May.
Fundraising with the Internet crowd
After the financial crash of 2008, Leonard Hyman developed a strong interest in economics. He decided to combine that with his longtime affinity for politics by pursuing a Master of Public Policy degree.
Researchers strive to grasp leukemia’s development
Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists have discovered that a protein commonly over-expressed in solid cancerous cells – one previously found to enable breast, prostate and other tumors to grow and resist treatment – also is over-expressed in multiple types of leukemia and can be successfully targeted to block the disease.