Paul McQuiston is research communication manager for USC University Communications. He previously worked in higher education communications for Cambridge University, the City University of New York’s Advanced Science Research Center and Avila University.
Stories by Paul McQuiston:
Yellowstone flooding underscores environmental pressures facing U.S. national parks
USC researcher Douglas Noble discusses the impact of climate change on Old Faithful, shrinking glaciers and desert oases.
Is recycled wastewater the answer to California’s water shortage?
USC Viterbi researcher Dan McCurry discusses recycling sewage, how golf courses are watered and his personal water usage.
The Earth moves far under our feet: New study shows Earth’s inner core oscillates
USC Dornsife scientists’ analysis of seismic data identifies a six-year cycle of super- and sub-rotation that affects the length of a day.
Uncertainty casts a shadow on 2022 Summit of the Americas
As the summit gets underway in L.A., USC’s Gerardo Munck discusses its potential, the state of Latin American democracy and trade, and the political challenges facing leaders in the Western Hemisphere.
Tsunami threats are greatly underestimated in current models, new research shows
An analysis of historical seismic events by a USC Dornsife scientist helps explain why large tsunamis still occur after relatively small earthquakes.
An architect of the landmark Human Genome Project looks back
USC University Professor Emeritus Michael Waterman stood at the forefront of computational biology 40 years ago. The world is still catching up.
Laguna Niguel fire signals start of a long wildfire season in California
USC experts predict wildfire threat to grow in coming years, but see hope in new mitigation methods.
Throwing shade at L.A.: USC researcher measures impact of trees, or the lack of them
USC spatial scientist John Wilson discusses the benefits of more trees in the urban core, the differences between Beverly Hills and Boyle Heights, and how trees will shape L.A.’s future.
5 ways USC researchers are working to reduce waste
EARTH WEEK: University scientists and engineers aim to replace plastics and batteries with more sustainable, degradable resources for the future.
USC’s unofficial school color: Green
EARTH WEEK: Progress in Earth-friendly practices under USC President Carol L. Folt is evident on university’s campuses.
Ice Age animals again roam the L.A. Basin thanks to USC, Natural History Museum collaboration
Researchers create new augmented reality paleoart to shed light on the extinct species of the region. Learn how you can “see” these animals up close.
Another reason to exercise: It helps your brain
USC evolutionary biologist David Raichlen talks about working out in a major city, how our brains developed when we began moving long distances, and the “runner’s high.”
U.S.-Russia-Ukraine standoff may shift the battlefield online
Russian cyberwarfare continues to shape the conflict, USC experts say, but alliances could curb more aggressive strategies.
USC discovery shows long-term viability of stem cell derived retinal implant
Latest invention from Mark Humayun brings hope to sufferers of age-related macular degeneration, a common type of blindness.
2 USC scientists called to serve on Biden’s renewed Cancer Moonshot initiative
John Carpten and Peter Kuhn will serve in the research effort aimed at reducing the national cancer death rate by 50% in the next 25 years.
Driven to lead, USC sets the pace on carbon neutrality
In a move taken by only a handful of universities, USC aims for carbon neutrality. By 2025, USC will have improved its energy efficiency and expanded the use of solar power. USC also has made sustainability a core part of its curriculum, fostering global citizens who will fight climate change.
With artificial intelligence, common sense is uncommon
Reasoning and creativity challenge the USC artificial intelligence researchers who are working to improve human-centric AI.
Outdoor workouts in high-pollution environments may hurt brain health
Air pollution diminishes the mental health benefits of exercise and may make a person more susceptible to Alzheimer’s or dementia, research by USC and Arizona neuroscientists finds.