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May 21st, 2015

SOURCE ALERT: Gov. Jerry Brown declares state of emergency for the Santa Barbara oil spill

What will the long-term environmental impact be on California’s coast? What does the accident say about safety culture within the oil industry? Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. Oil in the middle of protected coastal areas “Nothing worked – they found out about this because people camping nearby or living nearby smelled it. […]

May 20th, 2015

New Portable Device Could Test How “Squishy” Cancerous Tumors Are

Squishiness has recently been tied to a tumor’s aggressiveness Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu Tumors come in all shapes, sizes … and squishiness. And it turns out that matters, if you want to know how to treat them. USC engineers have created a backpack-sized instrument that can gently smush a wide range […]

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May 18th, 2015

Internet Search Tool Fights Human Trafficking

“DIG” offers law enforcement a means of busting criminals and reaching out to their underaged victims Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu One of the very things that makes the Internet so useful to human traffickers is being turned against them with a new tool developed at theUSC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute (ISI). The […]

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May 14th, 2015

Architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from USC Architectural Guild

CONTACT: Allison Engel 213/740-1927 allison.engel@usc.edu Architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod, who has restored several 20th century design masterworks in Southern California, was honored with the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award from the USC Architectural Guild on May 6. McLeod received her award at the 56th annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner, held on the gounds of The Gamble […]

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May 11th, 2015

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

Demo Day presents student projects from award-winning USC Games program 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 2015 for the sixth consecutive year by The Princeton Review, will present its final showcase for the year […]

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May 11th, 2015

USC Commencement: Friday, May 15 Special Media Access Instructions

Contact and RSVP: USC News at (213) 740-2215 or tanyaabr@usc.edu; RSVP must be received no later than 10 a.m. Thursday, May 14 The University of Southern California’s commencement ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, May 15, on the University Park Campus. Mellody Hobson, president of the Chicago-based money management firm Ariel Investments, will […]

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May 8th, 2015

Commencement 2015: Outstanding USC Seniors Earn International Acclaim

From playing in the Moscow Symphony Orchestra to helping hearing-impaired children in India, many USC students set to graduate on May 15 are already making a difference around the globe Contact: Tanya Abrams at (213) 740-6973 or tanyaabr@usc.edu Approximately 15,000 degrees will be conferred during USC’s 132nd commencement ceremony on May 15. A number of […]

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May 7th, 2015

If You Want Change, Tell a Relevant Story — Not Just Facts

USC study shows that cultural narratives targeted to specific ethnicities are more effective at prompting healthy habits Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu Latin American women in Los Angeles County are twice as likely as white women to contract cervical cancer, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, and are […]

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May 5th, 2015

Congrats NAI Grads: Headed to Penn, Middlebury and USC

USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative graduates 61 South Los Angeles students, all enrolling in higher education; 11 will attend USC on full-tuition scholarships **This year’s NAI graduates will be honored on Thursday, May 7 at 5:30 p.m. in USC’s Town and Gown Ballroom. The students will reveal which university or college they will attend. USC Trustee Joan […]

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May 5th, 2015

USC #SelfieClass Examines Online Photos as Cultural Artifacts

Scholars around globe analyze gender, sexuality and race portrayed in social media Download the audio slide show • Download the transcript Contact: Tanya Abrams at tanyaabr@usc.edu or (213) 740-6973; or Andrew Good at gooda@usc.edu or (213) 740-8606 Selfies have become the cultural artifacts of our time, the digital mosaic that reveals how society views gender, […]

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