A high-tech window to the past
A computer program by USC spatial sciences professor Yao-Yi Chiang reads maps to identify historical locations — from long-closed factories to waterways that dried up decades ago.
The study’s senior author, Hooman Allayee of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, says scientists have long known that heart disease affects men and women differently, but what causes the difference has not been entirely clear. This new finding may shed light on that mystery.
The joint initiative, funded by a $4 million gift from Leonard D. Schaeffer — a trustee of both USC and The Brookings Institution — will examine the nation’s most pressing health care issues such as the cost of Medicare and the shaping of the Affordable Care Act.
I’ll take “Smartest Trojan” for $400, Alex: USC Dornsife political economy major Sam Deutsch will take part in the tournament that gets underway this week.
Only ranking behind Stanford and Harvard, USC was the third-most successful university in fundraising in 2015. USC raised more than $653 million, reports the Council for Aid to Education. The total underscores the generosity of supporters behind the Campaign for USC.