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November 21st, 2017

Does Black Friday still matter?

The holiday shopping season moves into high gear this week with an earlier-than-usual Black Friday. The mad dash for holiday deals may never go away, but the importance of a single day devoted to those deals appears to be waning, while the types of gifts that are popular also continue to evolve. USC experts in business, retail, technology and policy discuss the shopping trends that are shaping the 2017 holidays.

November 15th, 2017

Music training strengthens children’s brains, decision-making network

The new study by the Brain and Creativity Institute at USC is the latest in a series examining how learning to play and read music may enhance children’s brains and their emotional and intellectual development.   Contact: Zen Vuong, (213) 300-1381 orzvuong@usc.edu If the brain is a muscle, then learning to play an instrument and read music is […]

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November 15th, 2017

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Californians narrowly divided regarding NFL kneeling protests, big majority disagree with Trump’s handling of them

The statewide USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll measured Californians’ opinions on political candidates, President Trump, top voter issues, sentiments about immigration, the new gas tax and the recent NFL protests. The first sets of results were released on Nov. 9 and 10 and are available online. This is the final set. Contact: James Key, (213) 821-2992 or jameskey@usc.edu or Zen Vuong, (213) […]

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November 10th, 2017

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Villaraigosa trails Newsom in CA governor race; Feinstein holds wide lead

The statewide USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll is back, measuring Californians’ opinions on political candidates, Gov. Brown and President Trump, top voter issues, and sentiments about immigration, the new gas tax and the recent NFL protests.  Results will be released in sets through Sunday, Nov. 12 A press call is set for 2 p.m. today. Please contact the representatives below to […]

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November 10th, 2017

Poll: Californians rank high cost-of-living/housing as top issue; large majority supports immigrants

The statewide USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll measured Californians’ opinions on political candidates, President Trump, top voter issues, and sentiments about immigration, the new gas tax and the recent NFL protests. The first set of results was released on Nov. 9 and is online. The final set, responses to the NFL protests, will be releasedSunday, Nov. 12. A press […]

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November 10th, 2017

IUDs may have a surprising benefit: protection against cervical cancer

A comprehensive study from the Keck School of Medicine of USC finds that intrauterine devices may decrease the incidence of cervical cancer by a third Contact: Mary Dacuma at (323) 865-7839or mary.dacuma@med.usc.edu ______________________________ LOS ANGELES – Considered a safe and highly effective contraception method, intrauterine devices (IUDs) may also be quietly offering protection against the third-most common cancer […]

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November 3rd, 2017

Smart choices: The flu shot and vaccinations

Flu season is underway, California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency this month due to a hepatitis A outbreak that may last years and the kids are back in school — a reminder for everyone to stay up-to-date with their vaccinations. Although many people are averse to receiving the flu shot and vaccines […]

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November 2nd, 2017

USC law professor launches nation’s first project on child witness testimony

Thomas Lyon awarded $2.9 million grant to build on program supporting children in abuse cases Contact: Gilien Silsby at (213) 740-9690 or (213) 500-867 or Image: Prof. Thomas Lyon questions a 4-year-old child who volunteered in a mock interview training session with USC Gould students USC Gould School of Law professor Thomas Lyon is launching the […]

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November 2nd, 2017

Hormone replacement therapy may be good for memory

A new USC study adds to mounting research that show some women benefit from the menopausal therapy. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu A hormone replacement therapy may protect memory for some women, according to a new USC-led study. The findings by USC researchers are the latest to indicate that hormone replacement therapy may have […]

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