Tags by Category

Please only use the name of a school or unit as a tag if the story is about news specific to the functioning or organization of that school. For example, the creation of a new division or the selection of a new dean for that school. Do not use the name of a school as a tag if a story happens to be about a faculty member or student from that school.

Because the USC News site serves a Tier 1 research university instead of a broader news organization, subject tags like Leadership were created with the specific domain of academic study in mind rather than a more general interpretation of leadership. Therefore, articles about the concept of leadership, particularly as the Marshall School of Business studies the subject, should be tagged as Leadership.

Arts

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to various aspects of films and filmmaking with the participation of USC alumni, faculty, staff, and students. Do not use this tag for articles about USC School of Cinematic Arts which should be tagged as Cinematic Arts.
    • Broader Term(s): Entertainment
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Academy Awards, Dramatic Arts, Music
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining specifically to USC School of Cinematic Arts programs and projects Do not use this tag for articles about aspects of films and filmmaking which should be tagged as Cinema.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): Animation, Digital Arts, Interactive Media, Television
    • Related Term(s): Comedy, Dramatic Arts, Music, Performing Arts
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to artistic works or practices that use digital technology as an essential part of the creative or presentation process, such as digital photography, digital video, and computer imaging. 
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Animation, Photography, Visual Arts
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to scholarship in the humanities using digital tools and processing power, especially related to the Digital Humanities graduate and postdoctoral training programs at Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Computer Sciences, English, Sociology
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to activities, events, and personalities related to amusement, enjoyment, and popular culture.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Academy Awards, Cinema, Events, Student Life
  • Grammy Awards

Athletics

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to sporting competitions with the participation of USC alumni, faculty, staff, and students, including awards.
    • Broader Term(s): Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian Sports, NCAA, Pacific-12
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Coaches, Olympics, Students

Business

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to concepts of leadership, particularly within a business context, and differentiated from Management (again, in a Marshall School of Business sense). Do not use this tag for articles about individuals promoted to or serving in a leadership position.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Business Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Marshall School of Business
  • Nonprofits

  • Operations Management

  • Organizational Strategy

  • Wall Street

Health

  • Addiction

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to alcoholism, chemical dependency, substance abuse, and treatment.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Community Health, Depression, Health Care, Social Work
  • ADHD

  • Aging

  • ALS

  • Alzheimer’s Disease

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to aspects of all types of cancer including leukemia, lymphoma, and tumors including sarcomas.
    • Broader Term(s): Biology
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Biotech, Convergent Science, Diet, Exercise, Genomics, Radiology, Women’s Health
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to diseases, functions, and treatment of arteries and capillaries, the heart, and/or veins.
    • Broader Term(s): Biology
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Cancer, Convergent Science, Diet, Exercise, Genomics, Obesity
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to the kinds of foods and supplements that a community or individual person eats, particularly as they relate to medical conditions. Do not use this tag for articles about agricultural practices, medicinal drugs, or specific types of food.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Cardiovascular, Community Health, Diabetes, Food, Obesity, Public Health
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to otolaryngology and the study of ear, nose, and throat conditions and treatments.
    • Broader Term(s): Biology
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Cancer, Genomics, Health Care
  • Spine

  • Urology

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to women’s health issues such as female-specific cancers, contraception, fertility, and more. Do not use this tag for articles about the health of specific women unless the articles describe women’s health in broader context.
    • Broader Term(s): Biology
    • Narrower Term(s): Contraception
    • Related Term(s): Cancer, Gender Studies, Health Care, Health Policy

Humanities

  • Cinematic Arts

  • Classics

  • Comparative Literature

  • Spanish and Portuguese

Policy/Law

  • Affordable Care Act

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Do not use this tag for articles that simply mention the ACA/Obamacare in a casual way or as a synonym for Health Care or Health Policy.
    • Broader Term(s): Health Care, Health Policy
    • Narrower Term(s): Contraception, Women’s Health
    • Related Term(s): Barack Obama, Community Health, Public Health

Science/Technology

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to large and complex data sets that require greater resources than standard methods or tools.
    • Broader Term(s): Computer Sciences, Statistics
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Astronomy, Convergent Science, Earth Sciences, Genomics
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to weather conditions including atmospheric pressure, humidity, precipitation, temperature, etc., over a long period (>30 days).
    • Broader Term(s): Earth Sciences
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Big Data, Energy, Environment, Public Policy, Sustainability, Water Conservation
  • Food

Social Impact

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles that will feed to http://communities.usc.edu. This tag will not display on the site http://news.usc.edu.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Good Neighbors Campaign
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to USC’s practices of providing services and interactions with public communities that are not necessarily local.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): Good Neighbors Campaign
    • Related Term(s): Campus Safety, Social Work, Volunteers
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to the practices and philosophies of receiving and giving systematic instruction, particularly related to programs and projects of Rossier School of Education. Do not use this tag for articles about USC in general.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): Schools
    • Related Term(s): Child Welfare, Community Outreach, Online Education, Public Policy
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to soldiers (active and veteran) and armed forces.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families, Mental Health, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Work
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to the study of ancestry, distinctions, shared cultural practices, and viewpoints, particularly related to notions of race and ethnic grouping. Do not use this tag for articles about diversity in a general sense.
    • Broader Term(s): Sociology
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Community Health, Diversity, History
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to education institutions other than USC. Do not use this tag for articles about USC undergraduate or graduate programs, which should be tagged as relevant school or program tags.
    • Broader Term(s): Education
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Community Outreach, Good Neighbors Campaign, Public Policy

University

  • Alumni

    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles that profile USC Alumni and their actions in the community-at-large.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Campaign for USC, Donors, Philanthropy, Students, Trustees
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to awards, fellowships, grants, and honors of USC alumni, faculty, and staff. Do not use this tag for articles about scholarships awarded to students, which should be tagged Scholarships.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): Academy Awards, Scholarships
    • Related Term(s): National Academies of Science, National Science Foundation, Philanthropy
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to books that are written by or about USC, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. This tag may be phased out and replaced with the broader tag Publications, which includes various types of printed materials including journal articles and electronic media.
    • Broader Term(s): Publications
    • Narrower Term(s): E-Books
    • Related Term(s): Alumni, English, Faculty, Poetry, Staff, Students
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to buildings of note on any of the USC campuses.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): Construction, Facilities, Historical Cultural Monuments
    • Related Term(s): Campaign for USC, Donors, Philanthropy, Trustees
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to USC career development services including fellowships, internships, service learning, and other programs for alumni, faculty, staff, and students as well as the community-at-large.
    • Broader Term(s): Employment
    • Narrower Term(s): Service Learning
    • Related Term(s): Leadership, Management, Scholarships, Student Life
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to electronic versions of publications, including copyright issues, emerging technologies, and types of media. This tag may be phased out and replaced with the broader tag Publications.
    • Broader Term(s): Books
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): English, Publications
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to planned academic, public, and/or social occasions including conferences, festivals, lectures, and sporting competitions that occur with the participation of USC, alumni, faculty, staff, and students.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): Championships
    • Related Term(s): Academy Awards, Festival of Books, Student Life
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles that profile USC faculty, i.e., professors and lecturers, and their actions and research.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Awards, Publications, Staff, Students
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles that will feed to http://globalization.usc.edu and pertain to the actions of USC, alumni, faculty, staff, and students around the world. This tag will continue to display on the site http://news.usc.edu.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): International Relations, iPodia, Online Education
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to distance learning, usually delivered over the Internet and accessible through a computer (desktop or mobile).
    • Broader Term(s): Education
    • Narrower Term(s): iPodia
    • Related Term(s): Globalization, Graduate Programs, Student Life
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to publications that are written by or about USC, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. This tag includes various types of printed materials including journal articles and electronic media.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): Books, E-Books
    • Related Term(s): Alumni, English, Faculty, History, Poetry, Students
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to USC’s position or classification in a hierarchy of predetermined values, such as U.S. News and World Report’s Best Undergraduate Business Programs.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Awards, Education, Graduate Programs, Polls, Student Life
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles that will feed to http://research.usc.edu and pertain to the research actions, awards, interests, and publications of USC, alumni, faculty, staff, and students. This tag will not display on the site http://news.usc.edu therefore articles tagged Research will require a greater degree of specification as to the nature of the research.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Awards, Convergent Science, Stem Cells
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to fellowships, grants, and payments made to support student education. Do not use this tag for articles about endowed chairs or grants awarded to alumni, faculty, and/or staff.
    • Broader Term(s): Awards
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Globalization, Students, Student Life
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles that profile USC staff, i.e., employees who do not teach, and their actions in the community-at-large.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Alumni, Awards, C. L. Max Nikias, Graduate Programs, Students
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to various aspects of campus life, including services for incoming or graduation students, sporting events, and traditions.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): Career Services
    • Related Term(s): College Admissions, Commencement, Events, Students
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles that profile USC students (undergraduate and graduate) and their actions in the community-at-large. Do not use this tag for articles about alumni, which should be tagged as Alumni.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Alumni, Awards, Faculty, Publications, Student Life

Digital Media

    • Scope Note: Use this tag in place of the Digital Media category (now defunct) for articles pertaining to the Digital Media-based Imaging and Intermedia programs at Roski, some projects coming out of Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, and media encoded in machine-readable formats such as computer programs, e-books, mobile apps, social media, and video games.
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): Mobile Apps, Social Media, Video Games
    • Related Term(s): Emerging Technology, Internet, Journalism
    • Scope Note: Use this tag for articles pertaining to the Digital USC initiative described in this article, namely an effort to “further broaden its digital reach . . . in digital knowledge and informatics, a broad academic field encompassing computer science, information technology, algorithms and areas of mathematics”
    • Broader Term(s): [none]
    • Narrower Term(s): [none]
    • Related Term(s): Big Data, Information Sciences Institute

Centers, Persons, and Programs

Use these tags such as USC Shoah Foundation or Viterbi School of Engineering when the article is about the school, organization, institution, etc. Do not use this tag when the article simply mentions the organization by name; in these cases, use the most appropriate subject tag (e.g., instead of tagging an article that mentions Viterbi School of Engineering with Viterbi School of Engineering, tag it with Engineering or more specific types of engineering such as Electrical Engineering). Many of these tags have not yet been utilized.

  • Brain and Creativity Institute

  • California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships

  • California HealthCare Foundation Center for Health Reporting

  • California Social Welfare Archives

  • Cardio Vascular Thoracic Institute (CVTI)

  • Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life

  • Center for Applied Mathematical Sciences

  • Center for Chinese Fossil Discoveries

  • Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (C-DEBI)

  • Center for Diversity and Democracy

  • Center for Economic and Social Research

  • Center for Economic Development

  • Center for Feminist Research

  • Center for Global Innovation

  • Center for Global Supply Chain Management

  • Center for Innovation and Research on Veterans and Military Families

  • Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER)

  • Center for International Studies

  • Center for Investment Studies (CIS)

  • Center for Japanese Religions and Culture

  • Center for Law and Philosophy

  • Center for Law and Social Science

  • Center for Law, Economics and Organization

  • Center for Law, History and Culture

  • Center for Management Communication (CMC)

  • Center for Quantum Information Science and Technology

  • Center for Religion and Civic Culture

  • Center for Sustainable Cities

  • Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC)

  • Center for the Digital Future

  • Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration

  • Center of Excellence in Genomic Sciences

  • Center on Philanthropy & Public Policy

  • Daniel J. Epstein Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering

  • Dornsife 2020 Research Initiatives

  • East Asian Studies Center

  • Engineering +

  • Genocide Resistance

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Research Laboratory

  • Global Branding Center

  • Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

  • Information Sciences Institute

  • Initiative & Referendum Institute

  • Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies

  • Institute for British and Irish Studies

  • Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM)

  • Institute for Economic Policy Research

  • Institute of Armenian Studies

  • Institute of Modern Russian Culture

  • International Museum Studies Institute (IMI)

  • Jane Goodall Research Center

  • Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics

  • Korean Studies Institute

  • Leventhal School of Accounting

  • Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute

  • Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities

  • Lusk Center for Real Estate

  • Max Kade Institute for Austrian, Swiss and German Studies

  • Media, Economics & Entrepreneurship

  • METRANS Transportation Center

  • Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering

  • Monastic Matrix

  • Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

  • Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics

  • Population Dynamics Research Group

  • Problems Without Passports

  • Program for Environmental and Regional Equity

  • Roybal Institute on Aging

  • Saks Institute for Mental Health Law, Policy, and Ethics

  • Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics

  • School of International Relations

  • Science, Technology & Society

  • Sea Grant Program

  • Sol Price Center for Social Innovation

  • Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • Space Science Center

  • Student Opportunities for Academic Research

  • SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fund)

  • Tomas Rivera Policy Institute

  • USC-Caltech Center for the Study of Law and Politics

  • Women’s Literary Salons Archive, 1975-1985