USC makes sustainability
a priority

SSI Professor Travis Longcore serves on the USC Water Conservation Task Force

Mapping Religious Institutions

10 USC undergraduate students used an SSI app to map Southern Californian religious institutions

New Ph.D. program

SSI announces a new interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Population, Health and Place

Sun Safety for Kids

SSI Associate Professor Myles Cockburn’s SunSmart program at SoCal schools urges youngsters to stay safe under UV rays and avert future skin cancer

Materializing LA’s ghosts

SSI professor’s new book reveals the history and hurts of Los Angeles

A New SSI Professor

Decorated U.S. Army Colonel Steven D. Fleming joins Spatial Sciences Institute.


USC Spatial Science Institute students Ziyu Ouyang and Shan Yu Chuan take second place at 17th Annual Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work

Dornsife Faculty Council

Assistant professor Darren Ruddell was elected president
of the USC Dornsife Faculty Council


The USGIF announces its accreditation of the Spatial Sciences Institute’s Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence

A Space for Health

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

Dutch Lessons on GeoDesign

After visiting Holland, students in the USC GeoDesign Problems Without Passports course propose ways to improve Los Angeles.

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