Define Scholarship of Consequence for the 21st Century
Being at the frontlines, we understand the complex problems facing us in human health, the environment and our communities. We also see the paths forward to real solutions. While each is unique, there is one common thread to forging them all: your support. By investing in the USC Dornsife Initiative, you empower our students and faculty to take bold, daring leaps to improve our world. Discovery can’t wait. The time to act is now.
Take a moment to meet just a few of our faculty, students and alumni, who through your support, are pushing the boundaries of their fields as they train and become the next generation of problem solvers.
James Moffett, professor biological sciences and earth sciences, has found surprising levels of iron in the depths of the Southern Pacific Ocean that may be linked to global climate. Read more >
Graduate student Carlos Rodriguez is examining the efficacy of Forgotten Memories, a fotonovela co-authored by Professor of Psychology Margaret Gatz. The pamphlet — akin to a comic book — was created to educate the Latino community about the early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Read more >
Manuel Pastor, Turpanjian Chair in Civil Society and Social Change and professor of sociology and American studies and ethnicity, grew up at the tail end of the 1960s, the son of an immigrant parent. The influences of his youth and his family history inspired this first-generation college student to conduct social justice research in collaboration with social movement organizations to change policy for the benefit of communities. Watch video >