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March 28th, 2017

What role should government have in drug pricing?

Headlines about pricey drugs and medical devices this past year ignited political discussions about drug price control measures. Experts from USC and the United Kingdom will explain and debate the pros and cons of price controls at a panel discussion on Monday, April 3.

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March 28th, 2017

Mary Kelly appointed Judge Widney Professor at USC Roski School of Art and Design

“We believe strongly in the ability of artists to spur social change and to that end, Mary Kelly is a leader,” said USC Provost Michael Quick. “As one of the world’s foremost feminist artists, Professor Kelly uses her work to address some of the most complex problems and challenges in our society. We are honored to have her join our faculty.”


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March 27th, 2017

USC welcomes most selective freshman class in history

University admissions staff made tough decisions to select students from 56,000 applicants, an increase of 3.5 percent from last year and the most-ever for the university. One in seven incoming freshmen (14 percent) is first in their family to attend college.

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March 21st, 2017

New Songwriter’s Theater to open at USC

The USC Thornton School of Music has created its first-ever venue designed especially for songwriters. The Songwriter’s Theater, which will be inaugurated on March 24, involved an extensive renovation of a space in the lower level of The Music Complex on campus.

The opening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by a performance at 7 p.m. featuring current students and alumni from USC Thornton’s Popular Music program, including singer Rozzi Crane.

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March 21st, 2017

USC announces six honorary degree recipients for Commencement 2017

USC will recognize six honorary degree candidates for their contributions to the community as civic, academic, scientific and arts leaders as part of the university’s 134th commencement ceremony on the University Park Campus May 12. Approximately 15,000 degrees will be conferred during USC’s commencement this year, including more than 1,500 doctorate degrees, either at the main ceremony in Alumni Park or at one of the satellite ceremonies across campus. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.

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