News Releases

September 3rd, 2015

KDFC to Give Free Samples of Fall Concerts

CONTACT: Allison Engel 213/740-1927 allison.engel@usc.edu It’s like a sneak preview before the concert. Starting Monday, Sept. 14 on Classical KDFC and at kdfc.com, the new fall arts season in Northern California will be sampled every hour of the workday. It’s called the KDFC Fall Arts Preview week, and it will run through Friday, Sept. 18. […]

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September 1st, 2015

Coliseum Sets Sights On Zero Waste Game Days, Events

Contact: Merrill Balassone at (213) 740-6156 or balasson@usc.edu; or Emily Gersema at (213) 740-0252 or gersema@usc.edu Click here for FAQs about the Zero Waste program Aug. 31, 2015 —The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s trash cans will be transformed into compost bins this football season, as the 90,000-seat facility attempts to achieve “zero waste” status in […]

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September 1st, 2015

Climate Change Will Irreversibly Force Key Ocean Bacteria into Overdrive

Scientists demonstrate that a key organism in the ocean’s foodweb will start reproducing at high speed as carbon dioxide levels rise, with no way to stop when nutrients become scarce Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu Imagine being in a car with the gas pedal stuck to the floor, heading toward a cliff’s […]

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August 31st, 2015

CPR: Your Chances Of Survival Are Better On TV

CONTACT: Beth Newcomb at (213) 740-0821 or bethdunh@usc.edu; or Emily Gersema at (21 3) 740-0252 or gersema@usc.edu If you think that performing CPR is a surefire way to save the life of someone whose heart stopped, you may be watching too much TV. The truth is more depressing than fiction: You would have a better chance at […]

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August 27th, 2015

Multimedia Visuals and the USC Thornton Symphony Combine for Epic Santa Barbara Concerts Sept. 12 and 13

CONTACT: Evan Calbi, USC Thornton School of Music calbi@usc.edu 213/740-3229 or Allison Engel, USC Media Relations allison.engel@usc.edu 213/740-1927 Live orchestral performances from the USC Thornton Symphony and conductor Carl St.Clair will be augmented with stunning multimedia images to accompany a production of Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition Sept. 12 and 13 at Santa Barbara’s Granada […]

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August 27th, 2015

Poll: Calif. voters back extending Proposition 30 to funnel more money to public schools

PACE/USC Rossier Poll shows voters have little knowledge of Local Control Funding Formula reform meant to dramatically alter public school finance and accountability in the state Contact: Merrill Balassone at balasson@usc.edu or (213) 740-6156 LOS ANGELES – August 27, 2015 – As optimism about the state of California’s public schools continues to rise, a strong […]

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August 26th, 2015

Scientists Discover Mechanism Behind “Strange” Earthquakes

Currents of semi-liquid rock key to seismicity away from tectonic plate boundaries Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu It’s not a huge mystery why Los Angeles experiences earthquakes. The city sits near a boundary between two tectonic plates — they shift, we shake. But what about places that aren’t along tectonic plate boundaries? For […]

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August 25th, 2015

Endangered Chimpanzee Population in Unprotected Landscape is Three Times Bigger Than Previously Believed

Fecal sampling combined with genetic analysis reveal that hundreds of eastern chimpanzees inhabit a region of rapidly shrinking forest fragments in Uganda Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu Two years spent collecting and analyzing eastern chimpanzee fecal samples from an unprotected region in Uganda has revealed a far larger population of the primates […]

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August 25th, 2015

Reaping The Rewards Of Failure

A brain-scan study shows failure is a rewarding experience when the brain has a chance to assess its options and mistakes. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 740-0252 or gersema@usc.edu Many political leaders, scientists, educators and parents believe that failure is the best teacher. Scientists have long understood that the brain has two ways of learning. One […]

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August 24th, 2015

SOURCE ALERT: High-pressure Work Environments Come With Caveats

USC experts discuss issues raised in recent national news stories about high-performance work cultures, U.S. business models, and the impact of stressful environments on employee health and productivity. Contact: Andrew Good at (231) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu or Emily Gersema at (213) 740-0252 or gersema@usc.edu.     A cycle of employee burnout will eventually burn recruitment “A […]