Center for Sustainability Solutions Supports USC Multi-Disciplinary Research

The USC Center for Sustainability Solutions is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of funds for the development of major multi-year research projects that address topics related to sustainability solutions.

This year’s awards totaling $150,000 will support projects by three teams of USC researchers that reflect the Center’s multi-disciplinary approach to addressing sustainability issues.

Applicants were required to involve principal investigators from at least two different schools at USC and provide proposals that described one or more specific sustainability problem. In addition, the Center encouraged proposals that developed new methodologies or technologies that are broadly applicable to a range of sustainability problems.

“These proposals were selected from a USC-wide competition for seed funding to advance the University’s research in sustainability. The goal is to leverage these seed funds to develop major projects that provide sustainability solutions for the Southern California region and beyond through novel multi-disciplinary approaches,” said Center Co-Directors Mahta Moghaddam and Detlof von Winterfeldt in a joint statement.

The Center for Sustainability Solutions seeks policy, technological, and behavioral solutions to the most pressing sustainability problems of the Southern California region and the world.  It does this by conducting basic and applied research aimed at making a real-world impact. 

Please click here to view the 2020 award recipients.


2020 USC Mentoring Award Recipients

The USC Mentoring Awards honor faculty who contribute to an engaging, supportive, inclusive academic environment through their mentorship of students and faculty. Congratulations to all the faculty selected for this year’s USC Mentoring Award. To see a complete list of all awardees, please click here.


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Official messages and status updates from USC

USC has taken several significant actions to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, similar to steps the city of Los Angeles and other local municipalities have announced.

We are continuing to monitor the rapidly evolving situation in light of information from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health about the community spread of the virus in the county.

The university’s leadership will continue to monitor the situation closely and will continue to provide updates as the situation evolves.

COVID-19 updates for faculty link: https://sites.usc.edu/coronavirus/for-faculty/

Academic FAQ’s for students link: https://sites.usc.edu/coronavirus/students-academic-faqs/

Academic FAQ’s for faculty link:  https://sites.usc.edu/coronavirus/faqs-academics/

Community Messages – Official Messages from USC link: https://sites.usc.edu/coronavirus/announcements/

Please view recent faculty-specific COVID-19 memorandums below: