Stories by Lizzie Hedrick:
Happy Leap Day: The fun and folly of having a birthday every four years
USC Dornsife faculty and alumni born on Feb. 29 share stories about this rarest of birthdays.
Dating turns into a source of inspiration for writer diagnosed with MS
Alumna Cory Martin’s memoir chronicles her online relationships in the wake of a distressing discovery.
USC Dornsife researcher collaborates on pill-free protocol for treating chronic pain
Joan Broderick trains nurse practitioners to use a chronic-pain treatment plan that teaches patients effective coping strategies over 10 appointments.
As tax day nears, here are nine ways to improve financial know-how
USC economics professor offers advice on how undergraduates (or anyone) can be fiscally savvy.
Civic engagement program offers lessons to high school students
USC Dornsife undergrads teach teens about politics and the value of voting.
How do you define intelligence?
The late Joy Paul “J.P.” Guilford changed the way we look at the subject with his revolutionary model of intelligence that valued creativity and critical thinking.
Waste not, want not — the transformation of China’s underground recycling industry
USC Dornsife professor envisions solutions to one of the world’s perplexing environmental challenges.
Why are non-establishment presidential candidates triumphing in early primaries?
USC political expert Bob Shrum moderates a lively discussion about the candidates’ road to the White House.
How to give a Valentine from your heart — not the wallet
Professor Dana Gioia, California’s poet laureate, reveals his strategy for writing winning prose.
Spatial technology opens a window into history
Computer scientist builds software to help scholars enrich their research with historical maps.
How to make successful New Year’s resolutions
USC Dornsife’s John Monterosso has some ideas — and makes a case for rethinking well-intentioned resolutions that sap pleasure from your life.
Is the Internet fueling social change or giving license to engage in lazy activism?
USC Dornsife scholars give insight into the influence of online political activism on society and on participants’ individual psyches.
Are we ready for El Niño?
USC Dornsife scientist explains why current models aren’t enough to predict future changes in climate and weather patterns.
Thanksgiving offers researchers a feast of data on obesity
USC psychologist and health care expert team with Virginia engineers to devise a method for combating overeating.
Parents can use Halloween as a teachable moment
Conversations about the annual treats and sweets may help children lead a healthier lifestyle.
Here are three ways to unlock Los Angeles gridlock
USC Dornsife professors of economics, history and American studies and ethnicity offer scholarly opinions on how the city can tackle its unsustainable traffic problem.
A skeptical scientist studies the latest findings on Mars
USC Dornsife’s Kenneth Nealson takes a cautionary approach to new research about potential life on the red planet.
USC head coach believes in the science behind swimming
Dave Salo’s cerebral approach to training results in championships for his athletes.
Why does Psycho tap into the psyche?
USC Dornsife scholar gives eight reasons why a memorable murder from Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic thriller stands the test of time.
USC alumnus cares for all creatures great and small
Dave Chapman considers himself a traditional animal healer, but he also makes time for parrots, pigs and other exotic pets.
Fashionista’s high-profile clients are always dressed to kill
Be it Berlin or Tokyo, the resourceful Petra Flannery will do whatever it takes to wrap well-known women in the most stylish attire available.
Trojan’s heart is in the right place where health and medication are vital
Inspired to find answers by her grandfather’s chronic condition, USC junior conducts research that may benefit drug discovery and development.
USC Dornsife recruits leading ‘click chemist’
Valery Fokin will join the school’s top scientists as USC aims to be among the world’s top institutions for convergent biomedical research.
Manuel Pastor pledges himself to civility and social change
USC Dornsife professor is installed as the first holder of the Turpanjian Chair.