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.
The Selden Ring Investigative Journalism Fellowship will fund tuition for a USC Annenberg master’s student pursuing investigative journalism. “There has never been a more important time to become an investigative journalist,” said Willow Bay, School of Journalism director.
Using location-based data, researchers show where violent crimes are concentrated and how that information can lead to positive results. The work was undertaken for Mayor Eric Garcetti’s data team and the Los Angeles Police Department.
A new USC study finds that children with asthma are 51 percent more likely to become obese compared to kids who did not have respiratory condition. The research also indicated that children who used asthma inhalers when they had an attack were 43 percent less likely to become obese.
It’s easier to indulge in unhealthy eating or large portions — and not feel guilty — if someone is serving us. USC Marshall research finds that the less physically involved we are in helping ourselves to food, the more easily we deny responsibility for unhealthy eating or large portions.