The mind mappers
The more we learn about the brain, the more we need to know. Step inside USC's Brain and Creativity Institute, where scientists are demystifying the body's most enigmatic frontier.
If you think that roles for women are growing in Hollywood, think again. A USC Annenberg study shows that less than a third of the roles in five years' worth of top-grossing U.S. films belonged to women, despite advocacy for more women on screen. And young women are increasingly shown as hypersexualized.
It took five overtimes, but USC finally withstood Stanford to win the women's water polo NCAA Tournament 10-9. Junior goalie Flora Bolonyai blanked the Cardinal in the final three sudden-death overtimes, earning tournament MVP honors. It's the program's fourth national championship.
Physicist and astronomer Nicholas Warner is heading to Europe on a prestigious fellowship to study black holes and holographic field theory. But when he comes back, he'll still tackle Astronomy 100 for undergrads with gusto.
Three decades later, millions in Belarus, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine may still be suffering from the aftermath of the nuclear leak at the Chernobyl power plant. Learn more about the lasting effects of the disaster on a video featuring the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Jonathan Samet.