Improving Community Health
Seven USC graduate students named as Albert Schweitzer Fellows in Los Angeles for 2013-14 will spend a year addressing health in underserved communities.
A $3 million gift from Jayne and Hans Hufschmid to USC Annenberg will boost research leadership focusing on the intersection of communication and business. The couple endowed the Jayne and Hans Hufschmid Chair in Strategic Public Relations and Business Communication.
Cybersecurity hit the headlines this week due to landmark talks between President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping. It's a tough topic to tackle, says Ranjan Pal, Provost Fellow at USC, who's studying how to create a more stable Internet. One key: Learn to practice safe computing.
USC Gould's Elyn Saks calls it a "national tragedy." She's talking about the fact that the nation's largest psychiatric facilities are in prisons and jails. Saks recently invited scholars and officials to discuss the criminalization of mental illness at a Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy and Ethics event at USC.
California voters are no fans of the tuition hikes at the state's public universities. But maintaining the universities' quality is more important than keeping costs down — at least according to those queried in the latest USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences/Los Angeles Times Poll.