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May 25th, 2017

A broadcast first: KUSC to air series from Chinese symphony

CONTACT: Allison Engel 213/740-1927 Starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 27, Classical KUSC will air a series of 13 concerts from the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra — a first for U.S. radio audiences. Each concert will air from 8 – 10 p.m. on Saturdays, through Aug. 26. The series features an all-star line-up of soloists, […]

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May 24th, 2017

‘Thirdhand smoke’: Cigarette fumes have dissipated, but cancer-causing agents remain

Thirdhand smoke threatens the health of vulnerable populations, including babies, and high-exposure groups such as cleaning personnel Contact: Larissa Puro at (323) 442-7233 or; Zen Vuong at (213) 300-1381 or WHAT: In honor of “World No Tobacco Day,” on Wednesday, May 31, researchers and policy experts will size up the dangers of “thirdhand […]

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May 23rd, 2017

Every 66 seconds, someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s

Marking Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month, USC researchers are analyzing brain scans and big data, creating preventive medication, developing a vaccine, tracing disease progression, helping caregivers, building socially assistive robots and more to address Alzheimer’s and the complex problems that come with it. More than 70 USC researchers from across disciplines are dedicated to the […]

May 19th, 2017

Do androids dream of taking your job?

Nearly 40 percent of jobs in the United States may be vulnerable to automation, computerization, artificial intelligence, robots and other machines within 15 years, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. USC experts in manufacturing, technology, labor, education and business discuss the continued growing pains for work and society in the age of automation. Image: Illustration/iStock Contact: Ian Chaffee […]

May 16th, 2017

Tuesday, May 16: USC TRIO programs celebrate 40 years of college access for thousands of students

On Tuesday, May 16, USC will hold an awards and scholarship ceremony to recognize outstanding students who are completing the USC TRIO programs, which help them overcome class, social and cultural barriers to higher education. Contact: Pamela Madrid, (626) 398-5033 (office), (626) 297-7199 (cell),; or Emily Gersema (213) 361-730 WHAT: On Tuesday, USC will […]

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May 10th, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC Games’ Demo Day and GamePipe Lab offer glimpse at immersive and interactive future of games

Demo Day and GamePipe Showcase feature the best student projects from USC Games Contact and RSVP: Ian Chaffee at or (213) 810-8554 The University of Southern California, one of the nation’s top game design schools will present its final showcase for the year from USC Games’ joint advanced games class, a yearlong capstone project. […]

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May 9th, 2017

USC Commencement: Friday, May 12, Special Media Access Instructions

Contact and RSVP: USC News at (213) 740-2215 or; RSVP must be received no later than 10 a.m., Thursday, May 11. The University of Southern California’s commencement ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, May 12, on the University Park Campus. Comedy star and actor Will Ferrell will deliver the commencement address. Ferrell, […]

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