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paleoclimatology data predict future climate
Researchers from the Information Sciences Institute and USC Dornsife have created a novel platform to standardize paleoclimatology data. (Photo/Cassidy Joyes)

Earth scientists and AI researchers join forces to better predict our climate future

Paleoclimatology data — which contains the details of our climate history — can be messy. That’s why USC’s scientists and AI experts have teamed up on a new platform to standardize it for research, analysis and prognostication.

Science/Technology
Juan Pablo de los Rios Rio Grande pollution
Juan Pablo de los Rios is a chemistry graduate student in Professor Megan Fieser's lab, which is focused on tackling the plastics polluting our oceans. (USC Photo/Mike Glier)

Polluted river sparks first-gen student’s dreams of environmental change

Juan Pablo de los Rios grew up on both the Mexican and American sides of the Rio Grande, which became a dumping ground for toxic waste. As a chemistry grad student at USC Dornsife, he hopes to one day clean that river and others like it.

HealthUniversity
Dental hygiene students work alongside DDS students
Dental hygiene student Alisha Lee teaches dental students Cindy Tashiro and Taylor Purks different brushing methods. As part of the curriculum change, dental hygiene students work alongside dental students in the clinic. (Photo/Hannah Benet)

USC’s dental hygiene program transforms to serve a new generation of students

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has reshaped its dental hygiene program to focus more on collaboration, adapt to new technology and better prepare graduates for an ever-evolving world.