Stand Out

Sustainability: Human Factors

RESEARCH SPOTLIGHT

Effective technology is available to move the needle on sustainability. The challenge is to implement these solutions quickly and at scale. 

That’s why USC Dornsife is thinking differently. Our researchers explore how to overcome the economic, political, and psychological challenges that stand in the way of a sustainable future.

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Health

Study Finds Extreme Temperature Swings Hit Minority, Low-income Communities Hardest

New USC Dornsife research reveals that the nation’s marginalized groups face greater health risks from daily temperature variations than wealthier white populations.

Congrats, Class of 2024!

Congrats, Class of 2024!

Stand Out, Together

At USC Dornsife you’ll study the things you love the most. You’ll explore ideas that you’ve never thought about before. You’ll learn how to make sense of the world from all different angles. And, as part of our community, you will help to define a dynamic academic environment focused on improving lives and the world around us.

Meet the Students

A Brighter Future Isabella Pangilinan Environmental Studies major
The Power of “And” Joshua Senior Biological Sciences major, East Asian Languages and Cultures minor
A Trojan Family Like No Other Victoria Quon-Chow Human Biology major, Nutrition and Health Promotion minor

A Brighter Future

Isabella Pangilinan Environmental Studies major

USC Dornsife student Isabella Pangilinan is passionate about finding solutions to some of our world’s most pressing challenges like climate change and social and economic inequity. The multidisciplinary courses offered through her major are preparing her for a career in environmental law.

The Power of “And”

Joshua Senior Biological Sciences major, East Asian Languages and Cultures minor

USC Dornsife student Joshua Senior is studying to become a neurosurgeon. He explains how his liberal arts education at USC Dornsife prepares him for his career goals – and for life.

A Trojan Family Like No Other

Victoria Quon-Chow Human Biology major, Nutrition and Health Promotion minor

As a student at USC Dornsife, Victoria Quon-Chow is bouyed by the support of the Trojan Family as she prepares to become a doctor.

Public Exchange

Unprecedented Access to Academic Expertise

Public Exchange fast-tracks collaboration between academic researchers and the public and private sectors to define, analyze, and solve complex problems that organizations face. Through our first-of-kind model, we amplify social impact by making academic expertise more easily accessible than ever before.

“Public Exchange provides the connective tissue that not only identifies appropriate expertise within the university to solve a particular problem, but it takes care of the contracts, project management, and other hurdles that have traditionally made collaboration with researchers challenging.”

Dean Amber D. Miller
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News and Events

USC Dornsife’s Public Exchange creates streamlined pathways for public and private sector leaders to tap academic expertise. This model accelerates solutions to challenging social and environmental problems and enhances the social impact of academic research.

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Japanese American National Museum Irei: National Monument for the WWII Japanese American Incarceration is a multi-faceted project to address the erasure of the identities of individuals of Japanese ancestry who experienced wartime incarceration through three distinct elements: a sacred book of names, a website, and light sculptures.

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True, the Ph.D. Hooding Ceremony celebrates graduates who have reached the highest academic honor. But this moment of pride is absolutely shared by our faculty who know they played a part in mentoring the next generation of Trojan scholars and leaders.

A PhD candidate received her hood from a professor onstage at the 2024 USC Dornsife PhD Hooding ceremony.