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December 17th, 2014

SOURCE ALERT: Obama’s Announcement Normalizing Diplomatic Relations with Cuba

USC experts are available to discuss business opportunities for California, the historic import of the announcement and how Congress will react. Opportunities for California agriculture Carl Voigt, professor of clinical management and organization at the USC Marshall School of Business, is leading a field research trip to Cuba next week. Forty USC students will be […]

December 17th, 2014

USC School of Dramatic Arts Announces Groundbreaking Summer Institute for International Actors

CONTACT: Delphine Vasko 213/821-4050 dvasko@usc.edu  The USC School of Dramatic Arts is launching an innovative program for international actors to study in Los Angeles, it was announced Dec. 17 by Dean Madeline Puzo. The Summer Institute for International Actors at the USC School of Dramatic Arts will be a five-week intensive program combining immersive English […]

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December 16th, 2014

USC Annual Admissions Conference – “College Admission 2025: Embracing the Future”

Annual conference on college admissions practices to be held Jan. 21-23 ***Reporters are asked to RSVP to Merrill Balassone at balasson@usc.edu or (213) 740-6156** WHAT: As the United States approaches a future in which state and national borders are permeable, degrees are blended, a non-white population emerges and existing technology becomes obsolete, how will admission […]

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December 15th, 2014

SOURCE ALERT: The Science of Peppermint, New Year’s Resolutions That Stick and Ugly Sweaters as Big Business

Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or balasson@usc.edu or gooda@usc.edu The science of peppermint From ancient Greece to modern-day neurobiology, this video breaks down the art, science, history and psychology of the ubiquitous holiday flavor. It includes David McKemy, an associate professor of neurobiology at USC Dornsife, who used peppermint to identify receptors in […]

December 12th, 2014

A Control Knob For Fat?

A protein that makes other proteins also regulates fat levels in worms, and may do so in humans Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu Like a smart sensor that adjusts the lighting in each room and a home’s overall temperature, a protein that governs the making of other proteins in the cell also […]

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December 10th, 2014

Acclaimed Pianist and Conductor Jeffrey Kahane Named a Professor at the USC Thornton School of Music

CONTACT: Evan Calbi 213/740-3229 calbi@thornton.usc.edu Libby Huebner 562/799-6055 and Laura Stegman 310/470-6321 pr@laco.org Jeffrey Kahane, the acclaimed pianist and music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), will join the USC Thornton School of Music faculty part time in fall 2015 during his final two years with LACO, becoming a full-time professor after he […]

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December 4th, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC Showcases New Video Games From Its Top-Ranked Game Design Program

Demo Day presents student projects from USC Games and features industry panel Contact and Media RSVP: Tanya Abrams at tanyaabr@usc.edu or (213) 740-6973 The University of Southern California, ranked the No. 1 game design school in North America in 2014 by The Princeton Review, will showcase undergraduate and graduate student video game projects of Fall […]

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December 4th, 2014

Leading policy makers, experts, and leaders on poverty gather to reflect on decades of efforts to improve struggling, distressed low-income U.S. neighborhoods

Forum to spark a national dialogue and influence the future of policies and program addressing spatially concentrated poverty Contacts: Nicholas Williams The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy USC Price School of Public Policy (213) 740-8557 nicholas.williams@price.usc.edu Brent Jones for The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy USC Price School of Public Policy (917) 280-6217 […]

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December 2nd, 2014

USC Institute for Creative Technologies Helped Create 3D Portraits of President Obama Now on Display at the Smithsonian

White House Releases New Behind-the-Scenes Video Detailing Process Used to Scan a Sitting President for the First Time To view the newly released White House video, visit http://youtu.be/4GiLAOtjHNo Contact: Orli Belman at (310) 301-5006 or belman@ict.usc.edu; Tanya Abrams at (213) 740-6973 or tanyaabr@usc.edu The Smithsonian has put on view the first-ever 3D Presidential portraits created […]

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December 1st, 2014

Study: Cheaper Private Health Care Prices Mean More Medicare Spending

Researchers find that in areas where health care providers stand to make less money from private health plans, Medicare utilization increases Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu When private prices for health care services decrease, Medicare spending increases, according to a new study. The finding raises the possibility that physicians and hospitals may […]

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