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.

Members of the Ti’at Society paddle their traditional Tongva plank canoe, Moomat Ahiko (“Breath of the Ocean”), off the coast of Southern California’s Santa Catalina Island.
ARTS AND CULTURE

Ancient Canoe Revival Highlights Indigenous Sustainability Practices and Ocean Conservation

The first Tongva “ti’at” built in centuries finds a permanent exhibit and helps highlight Native American sustainable maritime traditions.

Photograph of a woman and man eating hamburgers.
Health

You Are What You Eat? More Like Where You Eat.

Strategies to promote healthy food choices have targeted neighborhoods lacking healthy, affordable eating options. A new study suggests a different approach by analyzing where people eat beyond their home neighborhoods.

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

The nation’s largest book festival descends once again on Troy on April 20 and 21, featuring USC Dornsife scholars and graduates.

Apr 11
10:00 am – 2:00 pm Trousdale Parkway Connect with organizations in a wide range of industries that are recruiting locally or nationally.

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Hundreds of Trojans came out to view the eclipse safely with a little help from @uscphysics!! 🌞 🌝

Students wearing special glasses gather on campus to view the eclipse.