USC Architecture Alumni & Faculty Named Winners in the 11th Annual A+ Awards
A+ architecture awards redering

Architizer named several USC Architecture alumni and faculty projects among the winners of the world’s most innovative and impactful contemporary designs.

Get Ready for a World of Self-Growing and Healing “Living” Materials

New research at USC Viterbi School of Engineering seeks to upcycle waste materials by harnessing the power of microorganisms.

How Can You Combat Climate Change Today? IYA Alums Make Action Easier

Iovine and Young Academy alumni discuss how they help combat climate change with a website that calculates your carbon footprint so you can easily fund climate solutions that offset your lifestyle’s output.

Saved from Extinction, Southern California’s Channel Island Foxes Now Face New Threat to Survival

Foxes inhabiting six of Southern California’s Channel Islands were saved from extinction by the Endangered Species Act. Now, a new study shows they face a different threat: their own lack of genetic diversity.

Holistic cattle farming, environmental boons: Students research regenerative agriculture

Students are conducting a research project to prove that holistically-raised food yields more nutritional benefits than traditionally-produced food while also benefiting the environment.

Air pollution particles trigger cellular defense mechanisms
Cars in traffic

New research from the Keck School of Medicine of USC shows that air pollution particles activate a cellular defense mechanism known as autophagy, which may reduce the ability of cells to fight off other harms.

A view of the natural world through the lens of USC photographers
A sea lion swimming through a kelp forest.

As part of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environment and Sustainability’s Earth Month 2023 celebrations, USC Dornsife amplified the work of eight talented nature photographers from the USC community.

Extrapolations: Visualizing climate realities through fiction

Creator Scott Z. Burns and Executive Producer and Writer Dorothy Fortenberry talk about their new show during a panel with Joe Arvai, director of USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies.

USC Wins Best Fan Engagement in Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge for 2022 Football Season

USC has been named the winner of the Best Fan Engagement sub-category in the Pac-12 Zero Waste Challenge for the 2022 football season in the league-wide competition.

$50 million gift commitment establishes The Ronald and Leslie Sherwin Initiative for environmental protection at USC Dornsife

Pioneering initiative aims to unite diverse academic disciplines for ecosystem conservation.