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Members of the Oneida Community playing croquet on the lawn of their imposing Mansion House in Madison Country, New York. Photo courtesy of Oneida Community.

From free love to well-set table

May 10, 2016

Oneida. For most Americans the name conjures up fine silverware. Few are aware that behind this secular symbol of middle-class respectability lies the story of a 19th-century religious community endowed with radical notions of…

A new USC study finds that children in LA County are growing up more economically segregated than 20 years ago.

Families with kids increasingly live near families like them

May 10, 2016

Neighborhoods are becoming less diverse and more segregated by income — but only among families with children, a new study has found. Study author Ann Owens, an assistant professor of sociology, examined census data…

Sol Golomb, University Professor, Distinguished Professor of Electrical Engineering and Mathematics and holder of the Andrew and Erna Viterbi Chair in Communications. Photo by Will Taylor.

In Memoriam: Sol Golomb, 83

May 9, 2016

Solomon Golomb, a legendary and longtime electrical engineering and mathematics professor whose pioneering work helped spark the digital communications revolution, has died. He was 83. Golomb, who held joint appointments in…

Kyle Pham’s startup CubeForme sends out a monthly box of 3-D design objects to its subscribers. Each month features a different designer from around the world. Photos courtesy of Kyle Pham.

Undergraduate’s startup company highlighted by Inc. Magazine

May 9, 2016

Many people are familiar with the CSA (community supported agriculture) boxes that deliver a selection of seasonal, local produce to your kitchen every month. But what if you could get another kind of treat in the mail on a…

USC Dornsife's 2016 Fulbright Fellows

Fulbright Fellows Worldwide

May 9, 2016

This year, 12 USC Dornsife undergraduate and graduate students and alumni earned Fulbright Fellowships. A Fulbright grant supports a year of independent study, research and teaching in one of more than 140 countries. This…

The two-day USC Global Leadership Summit addressed how European governments should proceed in the wake of Greece’s debt crisis. Photo by Darrin S. Joy.

Global economics experts discuss path to progress after European financial crisis

May 6, 2016

The USC Global Leadership Summit — held April 29-30 at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center on USC’s University Park campus — was a two-day conference featuring leading economic experts discussing the pathway to…

Economist wins Tyler Prize for showing links between poverty, sustainable development and environmental health

Economist wins Tyler Prize for showing links between poverty, sustainable development and environmental health

May 5, 2016

Sir Partha Dasgupta noted a dichotomy in how people around the globe view the current state of the world. Speaking at the Tyler Prize Laureate Lecture on April 21 on USC’s University Park campus, he described the groups…

Meet three USC Dornsife graduating seniors: Brooke Kidner, Will Orr and Kirsten Herr.

Scholarship, service and success mark three students’ academic journeys

May 4, 2016

Brooke Kidner: Willing and Able Photo by Mike Glier. It was 2014, and Brooke Kidner was in the hospital again. She was combating severe nausea, headaches and chronic nerve pain, and was sleeping nearly 20 hours a…

Hooding doctors of poetry and paleontology

Hooding doctors of poetry and paleontology

May 4, 2016

Elizabeth Petsios: Appreciating Disaster Liz Petsios traveled frequently to collect rock samples for her doctoral research on ecosystems after a mass extinction. Photo courtesy of Liz Petsios. Elizabeth (Liz) Petsios…

Cardinal, Gold and Rubi: First-Gen College Student's Journey

Cardinal, Gold and Rubi

May 4, 2016

From her South L.A. high school through her USC Dornsife graduation, we followed Rubi Garcia, a first-generation college student, through the years. We watched her grow as a person and a scholar as she talks about her…