A Space for Health

USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute and Keck School of Medicine of USC launch GeoHealth as part of the online Master of Public of Health degree.

By Susan Bell

October 14, 2014


Introducing GeoHealth

2014 Kumar, S and Wilson J P, Introducing GeoHealth (Webinar). Master of Public Health, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (October)

The Power of Maps

2014 Wilson J P, The Power of Maps, Connecting with USC Scholars (Video and Hands-On Walkability Assignment). Center for Scholarly Technology, University of Southern California (October)

Spatial Scientist Brings New Tools to Classic Conservation Efforts in Baldwin Hills

A state-of-the-art environmental assessment of the Los Angeles Baldwin Hills is underway, led by Associate Professor Travis Longcore, research faculty with the USC Spatial Sciences Institute

The 18-month project is a cooperative effort for the Baldwin Hills Conservancy and the Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority, with technical support from the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles.

by Richard Hoops

USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies 2014 Summer WAVES e-newsletter


Time ran an op-ed by Darren Ruddell of the USC Dornsife College about L.A.’s first “resiliency officer,” who will bring together scientists, politicians, media outlets and community leaders to address environmental change. “Students in my USC program on GeoDesign – a first-of-its-kind major that brings together architecture, planning, and spatial sciences – have already started investigating how resilience can be engineered,” Ruddell wrote.

USC in the News, September 4, 2014

An Introduction to the New Graduate Certificate Programs

2014 Wilson J P, An Introduction to the New Graduate Certificate Programs (Webinar). Geographic Information Science and Technology Graduate Programs, University of Southern California (July)

Three Times a Winner

Coinciding with its 20th anniversary, the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture has received three fabulous “birthday presents” — major grants totaling more than $5 million.

By Susan Bell
April 10, 2014


Mapping a Better Future

USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute expands its Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) program with the launch of two new online graduate certificates. By Susan Bell

August 14, 2014


Dutch Lessons on GeoDesign

After immersing themselves in Holland’s renowned city planning and design, students in the USC GeoDesign Problems Without Passports course propose ways to improve Los Angeles.

By Michelle Boston
July 31, 2014


A Bird’s Eye View

Students from USC Dornsife’s Spatial Sciences Institute (SSI) launch an aerial camera attached to a helium-filled weather balloon to photograph the USC University Park campus and raise awareness about the institute’s new undergraduate degree in GeoDesign.

By Susan Bell
December 4, 2013