Welcoming the world to LA
USC joins in as the Special Olympics World Games get off to a roaring start at the Coliseum. USC is providing key competition venues, and housing more than 6,300 athletes.
USC Marshall researchers have found that even modest incentives to eat smaller portions work in a big way: Given the choice between a full-sized meal and one half the size with a modest “prize,” people will consistently choose the smaller meal.
Dentists and students from the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC brought their services to the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles. The school’s downtown clinic provides dental care to the homeless and others for whom such services are unavailable.
Members of the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research traveled to the island nation for “Frontiers of Behavioral Economics: Choice and Well-being in the Asia Pacific,” a discussion of changing human behavior for the public good.