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August 28th, 2014

Second-Hand E-Cigarette Smoke: Healthier Than Regular Cigarette Smoke, but Still Contains Some Toxic Elements

Despite a 10-fold decrease in overall exposure to carcinogenic particulate matter, researchers find increased levels of certain toxic metals in second-hand smoke from e-cigs Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu; or Megan Hazle at (213) 821-1887 or hazle@usc.edu E-cigarettes are healthier for your neighbors than traditional cigarettes, but still release toxins into the […]

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August 27th, 2014

Dauterive Hall Grand Opening Wednesday, Sept. 3

The six-story, 98,000-square-foot building was made possible by Verna Dauterive's $30 million gift Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-2215 or edwardnh@usc.edu WHAT: Grand opening of Verna and Peter Dauterive Hall, a six-level, 98,000-square-foot building that is USC’s first interdisciplinary social sciences building. Among the initial programs slated to be housed in Dauterive Hall are the USC […]

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August 26th, 2014

Dance + Animation = New USC Kaufman Collaboration

CONTACT: Evan Calbi 213/740-3229 calbi@usc.edu  A website for a school of dance shouldn’t be static, right? That’s what Jodie Gates, vice dean and director of the new USC Kaufman School of Dance, thought. And, she reasoned, the website should illustrate at least one of the school’s innovative partnerships with the USC Thornton School of Music, […]

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August 26th, 2014

Discover the Digital Future Oct. 15 in New York

Showcase of digital innovation features keynote address by Jimmy Iovine, co-founder/CEO of Beats and founder of the USC Iovine/Young Academy, and presentations by leading USC researchers in immersive reality and health care Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or tanyaabr@usc.edu The University of Southern California invites New York alumni, journalists, parents and friends of […]

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August 26th, 2014

NSF Creates Regional Innovation Center Headquartered in Los Angeles

New NSF I-Corps Node will support the translation of scientific and engineering research into technology for the marketplace Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that it will provide a multi-million dollar grant to create a hub of innovation that unites public and private institutions throughout Southern […]

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August 25th, 2014

USC School of Pharmacy Professor Roberta Diaz Brinton is L.A. Magazine’s Woman of the Year

Brinton’s translational research is creating innovative novel therapies to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease Contact: Kukla Vera at (323) 442-3497 or kvera@pharmacy.usc.edu; or Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu Los Angeles Magazine has named Roberta Diaz Brinton its Woman of the Year for her trailblazing research to combat Alzheimer’s disease. Brinton has developed two compounds […]

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August 21st, 2014

USC Viterbi’s George Ban-Weiss, Megan McCain and Maryam Shanechi are Recognized as Honorees of MIT Technology Review’s Annual Innovators Under 35 List

Contact: Megan Hazle of USC Viterbi at (213) 821-5555 or hazle@usc.edu; or David W.M. Sweeney of MIT Technology Review at (617) 475-8018 or press@technologyreview.com LOS ANGELES – August 19, 2014 – Today, MIT Technology Review reveals its annual list of Innovators Under 35. For over a decade, the global media company has recognized a list of exceptionally […]

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August 20th, 2014

A gift from the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation will create a living and learning space for undergraduate scholars at USC

The $30 million gift establishes and names the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation Honors Hall at USC Village Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or balasson@usc.edu The Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation, chaired by USC Trustee Kathleen Leavey McCarthy ’57, has donated $30 million to USC to create the Thomas and Dorothy Leavey Foundation […]

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August 19th, 2014

KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal in China Covering String Competition

CONTACT: Allison Engel 213/740-1927 allison.engel@usc.edu Classical KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal is in Harbin, China, and will be covering the newly launched Alice & Eleonore Schoenfeld International String Competition for the station. Eichenthal, the executive producer of KUSC and its sister station in San Francisco, Classical KDFC, will be reporting about the competition on the KUSC blog […]

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August 19th, 2014

USC “Move-In Day” is Wednesday, Aug. 20

Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or balasson@usc.edu WHAT: On USC’s annual “Move-In Day,” the university will welcome 3,000 new undergraduates moving into campus residence halls – with the help of family and friends toting computers, toiletries and extra-long sheets. WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 20 starting at 8 a.m. WHERE: The move-in activity will center […]

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