Air pollution diminishes the mental health benefits of exercise and may make a person more susceptible to Alzheimer’s or dementia, according to research by USC Dornsife and Arizona neuroscientists. [1¾ min read]

Dornsife Global

Human and evolutionary biology Ph.D. candidate James Askew follows the call of the wild to Southeast Asia to study orangutans.

Social Impact

USC Dornsife’s Joint Educational Project (JEP) teams with Boeing to hold workshops for LAUSD educators, inspiring them to teach STEM subjects in new and exciting ways.


Whether it’s Joshua Greenberger’s study on infant language acquisition, Marco Mendoza’s wheelchair propulsion research or Maureen McCarthy’s look at chimpanzees and their vanishing habitats, students and faculty in two new USC Dornsife programs are exploring what it means to be human in mind and body.