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July 18th, 2016

Olympic teams are finalized as Brazil continues to struggle

Out of 420 Trojan Olympians since 1904, 256 competed for the U.S., 23 for Canada and 14 for Hungary; Trojans have represented 56 other countries in the history of the Olympic Games. Contact: Gretchen Meier at or (213) 740-6973 Click on image to learn more about USC’s storied Olympic history. ___________________________________ Predicting crisis events […]

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July 15th, 2016

Pokemon Go: Friend or foe to society?

The Pokemon Go mobile game has people everywhere reliving the 1990s, or experiencing them for the first time through augmented reality. The gaming experience, however, has brought to light many questions about access to public spaces, the future of gaming and even safety issues.

July 15th, 2016

USC, Los Angeles Times launch daily election poll

The new USC Dornsife/LA Times Presidential Election “Daybreak” Poll is a probability poll that will provide a best estimate of how America plans to vote in the November election. Results are based on repeated participation by a large panel of Americans representing a random sample of diverse households nationwide.

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July 14th, 2016

Fish get arthritis, too

The very first bony fish on Earth was susceptible to arthritis, according to a USC-led discovery that may fast-track therapeutic research in preventing or easing the nation’s most common cause of disability.

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July 11th, 2016

USC Kaufman adds six new dance faculty members

Together, the new instructors will expand on the school’s wide-ranging dance expertise by introducing new dance classes in Bollywood, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, ballet, contemporary, jazz and dance studies. Beyond providing expanded curricular offerings for USC Kaufman’s bachelor of fine arts students, the additional courses will create new opportunities for non-dance majors at USC to take dance classes.

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June 30th, 2016

Keck School of Medicine Names New Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A noted physician and researcher with an expertise in schizophrenia and psychosis, Steven Siegel will not only oversee operations for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, but also enhance patient care throughout the medical enterprise through a robust curriculum and the application of multi-disciplinary translational research.

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