Gifts that make a difference
The Keck School of Medicine of USC has marked its most successful year of fundraising since 2011, raising almost $200 million for education, research and patient care.
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.
An in-depth study by USC Master of Public Policy students confirms that relocating a San Diego YMCA to a less-than-obvious location is succeeding in bringing together people of diverse backgrounds in programs that emphasize youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.