Amidst racism towards members of the APISA community and financial challenges brought by the pandemic, two small business owners in Little Tokyo share how they carry on their multi-generational legacies.
HelpSquared has helped over 20 high school students in China continue their education.
The new Center for Secure and Trusted Machine Learning, as part of the Viterbi School of Engineering, was created to develop methodologies on improving trustworthiness of machine learning systems and to provide USC students with opportunities to conduct relevant research with help from academics and industrial pioneers.
Academics, health and finance are the top three concerns for international students debating whether they will return to campus in the fall. USC recently announced that they will have in-person classes during the Fall 2020 semester.
After learning that USC Keck Medicine is in need of PPE like surgical masks, N95 respirator and protective gowns, the USC Chinese community acted quickly. As of April 27, more than 330 Chinese parents donated more than 150,000 disposable gloves, 100,000 isolation masks, 4,000 N95 respirators, 870 surgical masks, 450 coveralls and other PPEs to Keck Medicine.
While the COVID-19 pandemic has removed much of the university community from campus, USC’s Department of Public Service has continued working to keep the remaining staff and students safe while on campus. Assistant Chief of DPS David Carlisle told Annenberg Media in a phone interview that the presence of a global pandemic does not minimize the DPS’ services — which are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
After tens of thousands of Southern Californians flocked to beaches last weekend across Orange County, the Newport Beach City Council voted Tuesday to reject a proposal to shut down the city’s beaches for the next three weekends, according to the official website of the city of Newport Beach.
Spending more time with family has been a silver lining for many during the stay-at-home order. The closed-in conditions and extra time with loved ones may bring many families closer together, but for those experiencing domestic violence, it can be a nightmare.
Claire Monro and Claire Fisher never expected to be graduating online. Then again, neither of them thought of making thousands of dollars on making T-shirts, either.
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, USC has extended the application period for Progressive Degree Programs for students graduating this summer and spring. Graduating seniors who are normally required to apply for the programs in their junior year and start in senior year now have until July 1 to complete the application.
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The Iovine and Young Academy, in collaboration with the Viterbi School of Engineering and the Keck Medicine of USC, has mobilized the school’s makerspace to produce 3D-printed personal protective equipment for caregivers at Keck Medicine of USC.
Caregivers employed at Keck Medicine of USC will be provided with emotional well-being and housing services through the Care for the Caregiver program, which was recently launched by Keck Medicine and USC in response to the increasing need for support from caregivers.
As USC transitions to online and remote courses, religious groups on campus also moved their discussion groups and events online to build a supportive community amid a divided period.
As the university enters its second week of online instruction via Zoom, students and professors are still adjusting to the new platform. Some USC professors have innovated ways to make the transition to online classes more positive, stress-free, and entertaining to secure students’ attention and alleviate stress amid the COVID-19 pandemic.