Social Impact

With concerts canceled due to COVID-19, Etienne Gara, artist-in-residence at the USC Dornsife Brain and Creativity Institute, along with USC Thornton alumna YuEun Kim, take the show on the road with outdoor performances for field workers across California. [5½ min read]

Social Impact

From the species that brought you the moon landing and the hot dog eating contest, artificial intelligence is here to change the world. [9 ¾ min read]


USC Dornsife alumnus Glenn Fox says Thanksgiving is a great time to count your blessings, but evidence shows that being grateful throughout the year can lead to better health and well-being. [3¼ min read]


Experts, pundits and Republican presidential candidate Mark Sanford discuss America’s worsening political tribalism and the science behind it at a conference hosted by the USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future. [5 min read]


Think facts win the argument? Think again. It’s our beliefs, even those that are unmoored from objective reality, that determine what to us is true and false. And that’s why it’s so difficult to change your mind, much less someone else’s. [7 min read]