Social networks and fitness
Can social networks help you be more physically fit? A USC survey found that people with larger networks walked more, an average of 6.5 more steps for each additional social tie.
USC Viterbi’s Daniel Lidar and USC Dornsife’s Cheryl Mattingly and Viet Thanh Nguyen are among the diverse group of 173 scholars, artists and scientists. USC is one of just 11 universities to be home to at least three Guggenheim Fellows this year.
The residential-retail project, which will house 2,700 students and contain 100,000 square feet of retail space when it opens in August, means plenty of jobs with the university as well as the new stores and restaurants. USC Village is the largest development in the history of South Los Angeles.
The veteran educator is at the forefront of architecture, urbanism and cultural theory. He comes to USC from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he is associate dean for academic affairs and strategic initiatives.
The annual Robotics Open House gives visiting schoolchildren a chance to see how the next generation of robots will aid society in health, education, environmental protection, homeland security and communication — and maybe inspire a future engineer or two.