Tanya Abrams is a former USC media relations specialist. Before joining USC, she was a staff editor at The New York Times.
Stories by Tanya Abrams:
Driverless cars will change the world, but how exactly? USC experts look to the future
The vehicles could be game-changers across the country, but at what cost in terms of legal issues, mass transit, insurance and infrastructure?
The future of video game education: turning student projects into full-fledged companies
The USC Games Bridge Program can help students make successful transitions to the real world of game development.
E3 attracts top players to video game showcase
Three-day conference at LA Convention Center gives visitors a glimpse of the industry’s wares.
The Class of 2015 celebrates commencement amid raindrops and words of wisdom
Finance executive Mellody Hobson encourages grads to ‘add bravery’ and push beyond boundaries.
Studying selfies: USC’s #SelfieClass examines what online photos say about us
Students join scholars around the globe in analyzing gender, sexuality and race as portrayed in social media.
Video game developed at USC lets patients play their way through rehab
Mystic Isle tracks the coordinates of players’ movements, giving therapists valuable data on progress and future sessions.
USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Most Californians say race relations better here than elsewhere in U.S.
A strong majority of voters now say undocumented immigrants have a positive economic impact on the state.
USC wins top awards at Independent Games Festival
Games centering on a mysterious solar system and human empathy receive accolades at the 17th annual event.
Video games in which winning isn’t the end game
Infinite play, a revolutionary new concept, favors immersion over competition.
Finance executive Mellody Hobson named as USC commencement speaker
Honorary degrees at 132nd ceremony will go to football coach Pete Carroll, Attorney General Kamala Harris, health policy expert Leonard D. Schaeffer, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and Nobel Prize-winning chemist Ada Yonath.
To prevent the spread of HIV among the homeless, researchers turn to math
Algorithm helps social workers determine how best to get their message to those at risk.
USC awards $100,000 annual grant to LAPD Cadet Leadership Program
Annual award will help expand the department’s fast-growing youth outreach.
Adventures in world building: Welcome to Rilao
The fictional city — brainchild of scientists, artists and poets — is a way to examine the near-future of our own real-life cities.
As cybersecurity attacks evolve, more of the world’s defenders trust in USC
Now in its 10th year, DETER serves more than 4,400 researchers and students around the world.
Virtual humans inspire patients to open up, USC study suggests
The research holds promise for people with mental health issues, social psychologist says.
Can student-athletes maintain their fitness for life?
USC researchers evaluate current exercise habits of student-athletes compared to their non-athlete peers.
Demo Day showcases innovative games created at USC
Industry leaders and faculty observe the creative work of students from Cinematic Arts and USC Viterbi.