From her South Los Angeles high school through her graduation from the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences this month, we followed first-generation college student Rubi Garcia through the years. Watch her grow as a person and a scholar as she talks about the experiences and opportunities she has had and how being a first-generation student at USC has affected her. It’s a fascinating tale.
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Rushing oil through pipes: The risks, consequences and role of human error in spills
In the wake of the pipeline rupture off the coast of Southern California, the director of the USC Wrigley Institute discusses the dangers of transporting oil through miles of pipes.
Data from the USC Wrigley Institute helps guide the response to the recent Orange County oil spill
A network of Southern California radar stations, including six maintained by the institute, provide information critical to the cleanup.
To ensure a first-rate student experience, USC ramps up hiring efforts
The university is holding hiring events in an effort to meet the demands of reopening campus and fill more than 200 Care Crew, culinary and hospitality support positions.