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March 25th, 2015

The Letters are in the Mail: USC Releases Fall Admission Stats

#Trojan2019: USC welcomes diverse and accomplished class, of which one in eight would be the first in their family to attend college Contact: Merrill Balassone at (213) 509-7805 or balasson@usc.edu March 25, 2015 – Students, keep your eyes peeled for those thick envelopes: USC yesterday mailed acceptance letters to 9,050 high school students vying for […]

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March 25th, 2015

USC Receives Transformative $50 Million Gift to Name Renowned Institute for Brain Research the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute

Visionary investment will expand understanding of the human brain, enabling researchers to discover new ways to treat, prevent and cure brain disorders Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu; or USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or uscnews@usc.edu Longtime USC benefactors Mark and Mary Stevens have generously donated $50 million to endow and name […]

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March 24th, 2015

Piatigorsky International Cello Festival Returns to Los Angeles in 2016

CONTACT: Evan Calbi at 213/740-3229 or calbi@thornton.usc.edu. The USC Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in partnership with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, will present the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival in May 2016. The Piatigorsky Festival is now established as a 10-day extravaganza open to the public that in 2016 will […]

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March 24th, 2015

LED light bulbs could save lives in developing countries

USC-led study finds that tweaking the color wavelengths of LED bulbs could have broad public health implications in the developing world. Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. How many researchers does it take to change a light bulb? And how many lives could they save by changing it? The answer to both questions […]

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March 20th, 2015

California Teens from Military Families at Higher Risk of Suicidal Behaviors, Study Finds

Researchers Urge Increased Screening of Military-Connected Adolescents Contact: Eddie North-Hager, edwardnh@usc.edu or 213-740-9335 California adolescents from military families are more likely than non-military youth to think about, plan and attempt suicide, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Southern California and Bar Ilan University in Israel. Military-connected teens are also at […]

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March 19th, 2015

USC Schwarzenegger Institute, After-School All-Stars and the Afterschool Alliance to Co-Host “National After-School Summit”

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige to headline conference.  Over 1.5 million students are at risk as Congress debates eliminating $1 billion from vital after-school programs. Contact and RSVP: Kim Ericksen at (916) 804-5286 or kericksen@mercuryllc.com. Los Angeles, Calif. — Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, former U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, […]

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March 19th, 2015

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to Spotlight Importance of Community Work on Monday, 3/23

Contact: Eddie North-Hager at edwardnh@usc.edu or 213-740-9335 or Claudia Bustamante at cbustama@usc.edu or 213-821-3654. WHAT: Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will highlight programs that help veterans and military families successfully transition to civilian communities. The chairman’s Office of Reintegration is focused on facilitating coordination among agencies and private-public partnerships […]

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March 18th, 2015

Bucky-Balls Become Buckybombs

New creation could one day be used for demolition of cancer cells Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu. In 1996, a trio of scientists won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for their discovery of Buckminsterfullerene – soccer-ball-shaped spheres of 60 joined carbon atoms that exhibit special physical properties. Now, 20 years later, scientists […]

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March 11th, 2015

SOURCE ALERT: Experts discuss the “Blurred Lines” infringement case

USC experts discuss how Marvin Gaye/Robin Thicke case could “put a new cop in the head of every future songwriter.” Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. Ruling will lead to more music infringement lawsuits “It may be the biggest music plagiarism verdict ever. The musicologists for the Gaye family didn’t say there was […]

March 6th, 2015

Press Room: Where a journalist can find an expert

Press Room can help you find an expert to inform, evolve and complete your story. The intuitive design was created in-house to help journalists find the best choice among USC’s 1,500 experts with easy topic and keyword searches. Profiles include professors’ credentials, areas of expertise and the resources to create a multi-media package: high-res photos, […]

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