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February 27th, 2015

Leaders accelerate drive to boost biotech in Los Angeles at summit

Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu Los Angeles policymakers and educational leaders called for a concerted strategy and broad-based support to build the region’s biotechnology future at a summit Thursday. The Los Angeles Biotech Summit drew leaders from business, academia and government to the USC Health Sciences Campus in east Los Angeles to discuss […]

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February 27th, 2015

USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll: Kamala Harris has early lead in U.S. Senate contest

Antonio Villaraigosa would have faced uphill battle in race for Barbara Boxer’s Senate seat Contact: Merrill Balassone at balasson@usc.edu or (213) 740-6156 A press call discussing these results is MONDAY, March 2 at 10 a.m. PT. Call-in spots are limited. Call-in number: (800) 230-1059; International: (612) 234-9959 Los Angeles, February 27, 2015 — Just days […]

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February 26th, 2015

PRESS CALL MONDAY: USC Dornsife/LA Times Poll on UC Tuition Hikes, Senate Race and the State of the California Dream

HOW: Call-in spots are limited. To reserve a spot for the phone conference, RSVP to Merrill Balassone at balasson@usc.edu or (213) 740-6156 Call-in numbers: United States: (800) 230-1059 International: (612) 234-9959   WHAT: A press call MONDAY, March 2 at 10 a.m. PT to discuss the latest findings from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll, the largest statewide survey of registered […]

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February 25th, 2015

USC Annenberg’s future-focused Media Center named for Julie Chen, Leslie Moonves and CBS

UNDER EMBARGO UNTIL 12:01 AM PST WEDNESDAY, FEB. 25, 2015 Fully converged newsroom is the nerve center of new Wallis Annenberg Hall at the University of Southern California Photos of the Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center are available for viewing and download here. Video is accessible here. Contact: Gretchen Parker McCartney at (410) […]

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February 25th, 2015

Finance Executive Mellody Hobson Announced as 2015 Commencement Speaker at the University of Southern California

Honorary Degree recipients include California’s attorney general, a health policy leader, a Nobel Prize-winning chemist, a celebrated conductor and a Super Bowl and national college title-winning coach Contact: Tanya Abrams at (213) 740-6973 or tanyaabr@usc.edu. More than 60,000 members of the Trojan Family will unite on the University Park Campus for USC’s 132nd commencement ceremony […]

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February 25th, 2015

Warming Up the World of Superconductors

Clusters of aluminum metal atoms become superconductive at surprisingly high temperatures Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu A superconductor that works at room temperature was long thought impossible, but scientists at USC may have discovered a family of materials that could make it reality. A team led by Vitaly Kresin, professor of physics […]

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February 24th, 2015

Media Advisory: Los Angeles Biotech Summit Thursday, Feb. 26, at USC Health Sciences Campus

Local and Regional Leaders to Discuss Jobs and Economic Development Opportunities from a New Biotech Corridor  Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu WHAT: Los Angeles Biotech Summit, sponsored by the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, the City of Los Angeles and USC. Local, city and regional leaders in government, education, business and the community […]

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February 19th, 2015

USC Latino Alumni Association Receives Irvine Foundation Grant

Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-8606 or uscnews@usc.edu. The James Irvine Foundation has awarded a $200,000 grant to support the USC Latino Alumni Association Scholarship and Leadership Development Program. The one-year grant will be used to provide scholarships and support to Latino students and others at USC who demonstrate a commitment to the Latino […]

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February 19th, 2015

Worldwide Crowdsourcing Competition Seeks Ideas For TV Series With a Female Engineer Lead

“The Next MacGyver” project enlists top Hollywood producers to help inspire women to pursue engineering career paths Contact: Megan Hazle at (213) 821-1887 or hazle@usc.edu; or Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu In celebration of National Engineers Week, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of […]

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February 17th, 2015

High-Powered X-Ray Laser Unlocks Mechanics of Pain Relief Without Addiction

New technique allows scientists to “see” how non-addictive painkillers bind to neuroreceptors Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu Using a newly developed X-ray source, scientists have revealed how a new type of pain-relievers works – bonding to the same neuroreceptors that morphine does, but without the accompanying physical dependence. “If you know how […]

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