Tech Can Push Us Apart, but These Games and VR Build Empathy
Meet the digital creators who are using tech to make us feel a little more human.
Meet the digital creators who are using tech to make us feel a little more human.
Over time, many of us come to realize that we seek something beyond happiness in our lives. USC’s Varun Soni, dean of religious life, talks about the quest for meaning.
Innovators, thinkers, disruptors and problem solvers: The academy’s inaugural class heads into the world ready to tackle its challenges.
Researchers across disciplines at USC turn a scientific eye on happiness and its complex connection to our health, relationships and economy.
For solutions to inequality, marginalization and divisiveness, one of USC’s newest deans wants to tap an unexpected resource: architecture.
Lessons from social work and public policy can help law enforcement officers build bridges with their communities.
To help the community’s most vulnerable, Chris Ah San learns to navigate the world of policymaking.
Essie Justice Group helps launch community leaders ready to advocate for and support other women.
Renters living near the university’s campuses have a lifeline when they need help.
Calling it a “moral imperative,” Trojans tackle homelessness across disciplines.
A USC Price alumna searches for solutions to combat homelessness in Los Angeles.
The Los Angeles Coliseum ranks as one of the country’s most sustainable stadiums.
A $1 million gift from Pamela Buffett boosts the afterschool reading program for children ages 5 and up.
About one of every five USC undergraduates has parents who didn’t go to college. And these first-generation Trojans are some of the university’s top students.
Jung Kian Ng ’14, MS ’14 aims to bring new-found expertise back to Malaysia.
First-generation college graduate Oscar De Los Santos ’15 heads to Oxford.
David Kuroda MSW ’72 has spent his career advocating for children—and healthy divorces.
A USC Rossier doctoral student opens the first educational institute for women, by women.
As the media industry copes with fake news, journalists still relish the chance to tell stories that matter.
USC’s specialized summer classes make high schoolers’ and veterans’ transition to higher education a little easier.
Lesley Adams Williams earns her master’s degree in the online degree program.
A $60 million naming gift from USC Trustee Suzanne Dworak-Peck supports USC’s drive to transform the profession of social work.
Today an endowed scholarship in Solomon’s name supports minority students studying social work.
U.S. Army Battalion Sgt. Maj. Eric Chastain watched 22 of his friends die. Then came a death he wasn’t prepared for.
Students improve lives through sustainability and profitability at the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab.
A USC Rossier graduate student builds a community through her housing nonprofit.
USC’s Immigration Clinic wins asylum for two persecuted girls born with albinism.
These are some of the new faces who will make a difference in the lives of others.
USC's newest prep school steers students towards college admission.
The USC trustee supports education initiatives in Los Angeles.
USC alumni are woven throughout the fabric of Southern California civic life.
Dentists travel to patients thanks to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC’s mobile clinics.
A USC Roski professor reflects on a lifetime spent at the intersection of community development and visual art.
David Bohnett ’78 endows a living-learning space for students committed to social justice and service.
Researchers look at the road to rudeness and chart a path to more respectful discourse.
The Cohen family partners with USC to serve families in Los Angeles.
Brothers in arms, they're now a world apart.
A decades-long friendship taught a gerontologist that independence and dignity are worth fighting for.
Trojans volunteer and reach out worldwide.
Earthquakes. Tsunamis. Cybercrime. USC researchers seek out threats to public safety in the Pacific Rim.
Meet four USC educators and researchers whose pasts motivate them to make a difference for others.
A public policy expert gives people—and digital debris—a second chance at life.
USC students create hand prosthetics for children in war-torn areas.
An award-winning paper authored at USC Price reveals that students favor busy streets over low-key locations.
The event taps into a network of 377,000 alumni — and the entire Trojan Family
Evan Pensis aims to offer arts to the imprisoned.
The testimonies of Holocaust survivors help scientists map the brain circuitry of their subjects.
Which one the five finalists in ‘The Next MacGyver’ competition do you want to see on TV?
The university takes big strides in sustainability across the campus.
Meet the doctor who’s on a mission to change how Americans care for seniors.
USC takes a giant step toward finding answers for hearing loss.
The Neighborhood Academic Initiative brings college-prep classes to kids and teens around USC’s campuses.
If your child screams, “I hate you,” this USC School of Social Work expert has an approach that may help.
A global network of Trojans pitched in to help communities around the world.
USC Rossier’s near-peer advising program puts first-generation high school seniors on track for college.
From career contacts to making new friends, USCAA connects Trojan military members.
USC Price grad uses quirky characters to educate voters on key issues.
The Post-Conviction Justice Project leads a nationwide movement for juveniles serving life sentences without parole.
It’s all about building the complete student-athlete at USC.
A soccer career cut short opens doors to a creative life serving others.
USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative expands beyond South Los Angeles to include more than 100 sixth-graders in East Los Angeles.
The USC Alumni Association recognizes volunteers who keep the Trojan spirit alive.
Studies link oral health to school success, and USC dentists aim to keep children smiling.
Creativity can combine with business principles to solve societal challenges—and turn a profit.
The Ruiz Brothers show hard work pays off.
Piccolo Lewis donates more than nine tons of books to encourage young readers.
Hortensia Amaro’s immigrant experience spurs a devotion to solving public health problems of the disenfranchised.
The pandemic kept kids home from school and upended the workplace, placing Americans who care for aging family members under even more pressure.
How we teach mathematics can discourage women from pursuing computation-heavy fields.
In an age of disinformation and disaffection, how do we teach the next generation of informed, active citizens?
Poverty is not a learning disability. It’s a barrier to education that we can overcome together.
Studies show that teachers and counselors often hold low expectations of boys from minority communities.
Learning from eyewitnesses of some of history’s darkest moments, educators strive to teach the power of decency and respect.
From the gig economy to remote offices, USC business and policy experts imagine the future of work.
A sociology professor says the services of grocery store workers, agricultural laborers, caretakers and others need to be prioritized in America.
With racial and socioeconomic inequality come inequities in well-being.
Think caribou in the arctic tundra have nothing to do with you? USC students use immersive technology to explain their urgent message for us all.
Whether he was building one of the internet’s earliest social networks or championing equal rights, David Bohnett has made community a priority.
Jose Miguel Ruiz inspires sustainable renewal through onions, celery and Swiss chard — and it’s happening one empty lot at a time.
They advocate for safety, human rights and well-being across the globe, and they’ll come back tomorrow to do it all over again.
USC Annenberg alumnus and lecturer Neftalie Williams uses street culture to break social barriers.
The enthusiastic optimist sees opportunities for sustainability around every corner.
As elementary and secondary schools grapple with bullying and violence, USC experts help chart a path forward to make classrooms safer.
When it comes to creating a more affordable, livable Southern California, Trojans are rising to the challenge.
An immigration law expert looks at the complex ties that connect citizens and noncitizens in America.
Video games can influence society for the better, and these USC game creators are trying to do just that.
Students get creative with solutions as migrants flee regions in turmoil around the world.
Is hydrogen the answer to our energy needs? An aerospace and mechanical engineer explains how to bring this fuel down to Earth.
When COVID-19 hit Southern California, Keck Medicine of USC mobilized to protect the hardest-hit, highest-risk communities.
Far from the spotlight, members of the Trojan Family make a big difference in the lives of others.
USC Price graduate Jingying Wu started the Little Fir Foundation to help children pursue their dreams for college and beyond.
Waste salvaged from dumpsters and airplane graveyards finds a sustainable second life.
Released prisoners share their stories while USC students write their own in an unusual partnership that has changed lives.
These everyday heroes use math and networks to make a difference in the world.
Ryan Melendez has raised more than $500,000 for pediatric cancer through Warrior Horses for Warrior Kids.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny Trejo join USC alumni and friends to donate meals to health providers at Keck Medicine of USC and other L.A.-area hospitals.
USC architecture grad La Mer Walker bolsters the hiring of Blacks and people of color in tech by bringing qualified professionals and employers together.
The LAPD reserve officer and USC radiation oncology specialist talks about combating racism as a society.
These health care professionals treat some of L.A.’s most vulnerable on the streets they call home.
Whether on planes, trucks or ships, Trojans use their training and USC connections to help communities facing COVID-19.
To encourage civic engagement among young adults and minorities, USC’s Mindy Romero aims to make it easier to cast a ballot.
USC Bovard Scholars get academic coaching, financial aid guidance and other resources through the yearlong college-prep initiative.
Ivan Garcia is among the first graduates of USC’s expanded college prep program, and now he’s a first-year Trojan. But he almost missed his chance.
In a time of great upheaval and need, USC students lead efforts to strengthen and support their communities.
Trojans remember casting their first ballot — and the hope and civic pride that still inspires them, even decades later.
The coronavirus outbreak could worsen America’s substance use crisis. USC addiction expert Adam Leventhal explains why it matters to all of us.
Twenty-two years into a life sentence for a crime committed as a teen, a former gang member found hope with the help of USC legal advocates.
Alum David Swartz explains how building modular, pandemic-proof health care sites might isolate future outbreaks.
The civil rights leader visited USC and its surrounding neighborhoods throughout the late ’50s and ’60s in his quest to improve the lives of Black Americans.
Bruins and Trojans can all get along when it comes to creating a livable urban future.
See how students use poetry, viola concertos and animated whales to try to wake the world up to climate change.