Susan L. Wampler
Susan L. Wampler is a Los Angeles-based communications specialist.
Stories by Susan L. Wampler:
Students tackle climate change in global simulation conference
Teams focus on subjects such as deforestation, clean technologies, carbon trading and offsets, ocean health and population control.
Hospitality director embraces sustainable solutions at USC Bovard College
Heather Heleloa, who is pursuing her online master’s in hospitality and tourism, uses her program knowledge to explore lasting environmental changes in the industry.
Study finds more than 9 million excess life years lost during COVID pandemic
Life-years lost from premature mortality were distributed almost equally across elderly and younger adult populations in the first year of the pandemic.
Risk of opioid overdose appears higher in older Americans, USC study indicates
One in 10 adults were at risk of overdose, with older Americans relying on high doses of opioids more than younger adults, researchers found in a national sample of prescription claims.
Alumna Amylee Amos helps fight Alzheimer’s with nutrition
Inspired by faculty members at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, the onetime theater major now works to help people live more healthfully.
Private investigator explores criminal justice issues at USC Bovard College
While Kelani Dungca started out as an HR recruiter, employers quickly picked up on her inquisitiveness and tenacity — skills she’s strengthening through USC’s online program.
Traditional Chinese hangover cure seen as potential Alzheimer’s disease treatment
Japanese raisin tree’s leaves may help USC researcher in the fight against Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, PTSD, anxiety and other conditions.
Fascists foiled in 1940s L.A.: USC historian tells the cautionary tale
Steve Ross recounts the story of a man who helped to thwart sabotage ignored by the FBI and local law enforcers.
‘College knowledge’ helps students prep for higher education
USC Rossier’s long-running SummerTIME program focuses on tools, information, motivation and education needed by aspiring college applicants.
USC summit launches multi-pronged partnership to end homelessness in LA
From housing and supportive services to business and technology solutions, panelists outline framework for tackling one of society’s most intractable problems.
Case Foundation CEO encourages risk taking in philanthropy
The foundation’s ‘Be Fearless’ campaign values five principles, including experiments and making failure matter.
USC Athletics hits its highest fundraising total ever
With $300 million raised, the department’s Heritage Initiative meets its Campaign for USC goal.
USC Trustee Ray Irani pledges support for residential college
The $20 million gift endows a student community that integrates living and learning as well as faculty chairs and student support at USC.
USC Price centers convene national forum on initiatives aimed at poor
The two-day event looks at a renewed potential for ‘place-based’ work in neighborhoods across the country.
USC recruits renowned leaders in molecular research
The appointments of Raymond C. Stevens and Peter Kuhn signal a new era in life science advances at USC Dornsife.
USC Pharmacy kicks off $100 million fundraising initiative
The USC School of Pharmacy launched its $100-million fundraising initiative during a gala event on Nov. 3 at the historic Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
Advocacy yields national results for policy students
Students in the USC School of Social Work are making their voices heard on policy while helping others on a national level.
Ahmanson Foundation gift supports veterans
The USC School of Social Work has been awarded $50,000 by the Ahmanson Foundation to support scholarships for military veterans.
Social work forum focuses on homeless care
To increase understanding and identify key challenges and strategies for advancing and sustaining homeless care, the USC School of Social Work convened a forum at the Davidson Continuing Education Center.
Three Decades of Leadership and Service
The USC Center for Work & Family Life is celebrating 30 years of service as the university’s employee assistance program and one-stop destination for faculty, staff and their dependents to obtain free, confidential counseling and resources on a wide range of personal and work-related concerns.
In a Smart Move, USC Goes Mobile
Your smart phone just got a whole lot smarter, thanks to USCmobile — developed by ITS Web Services as a free resource for the university community.
USC Social Work Awards Pearmain Prize
USC Executive Vice President and Provost C. L. Max Nikias presented the inaugural Pearmain Prize in Research on Aging to Kyriakos S. Markides — a leading scholar on aging and health issues — at USC Town & Gown on Feb. 16 as part of a celebration of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging.
William Vega Directs Roybal Institute
William Vega, one of the nation’s leading experts on health disparities that affect aging ethnic minority populations, has been named executive director of the Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, now based at the USC School of Social Work.
In Memoriam: John Milner, 97
Professor Emeritus John Milner, who was a professor of social work at USC for 31 years, died at his home on Jan. 29. He was 97.