Katrina: Lessons from a disaster
It’s been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina devastated the New Orleans region. USC experts find there’s much to be learned from the catastrophe, and much to be done, too.
We’re supposed to get earthquakes in Southern California. But why do they happen in places aren’t along tectonic plate boundaries, unexpected spots like southern Missouri? USC scientists figured it out.
A new study by USC and a group of international researchers has found that having the opportunity to learn from failure can turn it into a rewarding experience — if the brain has a chance to learn from its mistakes.
Living up to high expectations provides motivation for a group that represents nearly 14 percent of the USC student body. A special USC Dornsife program gives those students — and their families — tools and tips to help them succeed.
It took the worst drought in more than 1,200 years to get Californians to start stepping away from their green lawns. That change is welcomed by landscape architects like USC’s Esther Margulies, who has been designing unique LA landscapes for more than 25 years.