Building bridges for education
President C. L. Max Nikias met with leaders including National Taiwan University President Pan-Chyr Yang to strengthen ties between USC and Taiwanese institutions.
Thanks to support from alumni, trustees, parents and other generous donors, USC raised the third-largest total in U.S. higher education in 2016, according to the Council for Aid to Education. It's the fourth straight year USC ranks in the top three with Harvard and Stanford.
Latino children in areas with higher air pollution levels have a heightened risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to a USC-led study. “Poor air quality appears to be a catalyst for obesity and diabetes in children, but the conditions probably are forged via different pathways,” study corresponding author Michael Goran said.
Fifteen freshman and sophomore dance students spent a day in January dancing outside the Griffith Park Observatory for a commercial that premiered on Super Bowl Sunday. The 60-second ad for Discover Los Angeles will run for 14 weeks and air during the Grammys and the Oscars.
Politico founder Frederick J. Ryan Jr. has spent more than a decade at the intersection of communications and politics, putting to good use the double major in political science and speech communication he earned as a USC undergraduate.