Stories by Pamela Madrid:
USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative marks more than 1,500 graduating scholars since 1997
Strong representation in STEM majors and continued support for transfer students are hallmarks of the USC Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative.
USC study reveals the key reason why fake news spreads on social media
The USC-led study of more than 2,400 Facebook users suggests that platforms — more than individual users — have a larger role to play in stopping the spread of misinformation online.
Air pollution, stress contribute to low-birth-weight babies for L.A. Latinas, study finds
Infants with low birth weight face increased risks of mortality and a multitude of long-term health troubles.
USC historian shines light on untold stories of the Holocaust
USC Dornsife history Professor Wolf Gruner has helped launch an effort — the #LastSeen Project — to recover photos of the Nazis’ mass deportations, identify victims and tell their stories.
Traditional incentives don’t offset COVID vaccine hesitancy
New study finds financial incentives and other behavioral nudges made little difference among certain groups.
USC TRiO programs mark 40 years of helping low-income pupils get ready for college
The programs have been life-changing for students like Jorge Campos, who was homeless at the start of high school but will be attending Harvard in the fall.
Mother and daughter defy odds to graduate together as first-generation college students
Mom Delmy Lemus left USC more than a decade ago; daughter Leslie convinced her to return, and showed her the ropes.
USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative celebrates 25 years of college access and success for local children
Hundreds of future leaders have completed the program, which provides intense academic support to dedicated youngsters.
Summit helps first-generation students identify resources, opportunities
Inaugural ‘Path to Success’ event brings students together with key faculty, staff and alumni to share experiences and advice.