Lance Ignon is senior associate dean for strategic initiatives and communication at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
Stories by Lance Ignon:
Mandatory business closures drove the economic decline during COVID-19 pandemic
USC study finds that personal voluntary behaviors to avoid infection also played a role in the downturn.
In memoriam: Joyce Mann, director of USC Price’s International Public Policy and Management Program
The dedicated educator and administrator was also an ace at contract bridge.
Is there an upside to today’s high gasoline prices?
When you factor in the cost to the environment, USC Price’s Marlon Boarnet notes, the price at the pump — even at today’s prices — doesn’t cover the true cost of using gasoline.
COVID-19 may have spread faster in the U.S. because the first symptom was cough
A study by USC Dornsife researchers finds that the order of symptoms in the first wave of COVID-19 varied among virus strains.
Climate change challenge: Terminology used by scientists confounds public
“It sounds like you’re talking over people,” said one study participant in a USC/United Nations Foundation study. Participants offered helpful suggestions for improving climate language.
Joe Árvai aims to grow USC’s Wrigley Institute into a true sustainability hub
The new director of USC’s environmental research institute wants to leverage all of USC Dornsife’s unique strengths to help ensure a more livable future.
Talking politics with veteran campaign consultants Bob Shrum and Mike Murphy
Lifelong friends but political adversaries, the two leaders of USC Dornsife’s Center for the Political Future disagree about a lot of things — but they do it politely.
Most Angelenos say climate change is a threat — but few act accordingly
USC Dornsife’s LABarometer survey shows that a majority of L.A. County residents remain unaware of the sustainable lifestyle changes available to them.
USC Dornsife’s Public Exchange and UN Foundation partner on climate change study
The study will identify misleading or confusing terminology with the goal of finding ways to improve the public’s understanding of climate science.
Food provides students with a passport to Los Angeles culture
A USC Dornsife class uses food as a vehicle for understanding the diversity, traditions and history of one of the world’s culinary hot spots — even during COVID-19.
A doctoral student’s suggested experiment may rewrite chemistry textbooks
Professor Stephen Bradforth took a chance on Ryan McMullen’s expensive and potentially dangerous student proposal. It’s led to a new understanding of what defines a metal — and the cover of Science magazine.
Barbara Boxer, John Chiang, Mimi Walters join the Center for the Political Future
The newly named fall fellows, all veteran elected officials, will participate with center directors Robert Shrum and Mike Murphy in a series of online discussions about the 2020 election.
L.A. County residents remain reluctant to use public transit and unwilling to give up their cars
According to a new USC Dornsife mobility survey, worries over safety and convenience are dissuading people from ditching private vehicles and using public transportation.
By rapping The Iliad, classics professor makes ancient literature relevant again
Brandon Bourgeois believes that, by translating the entirety of Homer’s The Iliad into rap lyrics, he can help students better appreciate the classic poem.
Believing is seeing: USC Dornsife professors investigate how we form beliefs
These days, facts aren’t always enough to win an argument. Find out where our beliefs come from and why they’ve become even harder to change.
Two researchers describe how a building and the culture within can transform science
USC Dornsife researchers Peter Kuhn and Valery Fokin say culture will play a prominent role in shaping the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience.