Social networks and fitness
Can social networks help you be more physically fit? A USC survey found that people with larger networks walked more, an average of 6.5 more steps for each additional social tie.
Arthur Toga saw the disease ravage his grandmother, then his aunt, finally his mother. Now, as director of the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute, he and his colleagues are transforming what scientists know about the illness that affects 1 in 3 seniors.
The medical pioneer and best-selling author will deliver the keynote at the nondenominational interfaith celebration one day before the university’s 134th commencement. Time magazine has described Chopra as “one of the top 100 heroes and icons of the century.”
The National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship — a likely indicator of future academic success — is difficult to get. USC students’ success at winning these fellowships, which provide a $34,000 annual stipend as well as tuition money, has grown steadily since 2015.
With characters who have autism appearing in Sesame Street, the new Power Rangers movie and the USC Viterbi film When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (above), more attention than ever is being given to the challenges posed by autism spectrum disorder.