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Plasticity sustainable video game
Students from the USC School of Cinematic Arts teamed up with USC Dornsife’s Environmental Studies program to create Plasticity, which encourages players to make more sustainable choices. (Image/Courtesy of Aimee Zhang)

By asking players to revitalize a dying Earth, this video game aims to raise environmental awareness

A USC Dornsife environmental studies professor and two USC student game designers believe that their game Plasticity could inspire people to take sustainable action.

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USC UCLA university collaboration
Presenting the inaugural USC Women in Science and Engineering Presidential Distinguished Lecture, UCLA Provost Emily Carter called for Los Angeles’ cross-town rivals to collaborate on solutions to global issues. (Photo/Mike Glier)

USC, UCLA pledge to collaborate on transformative urban projects

As they celebrated women in science and engineering, leaders from the two universities recognized L.A. as the best place in the world to launch major sustainable projects.