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July 29th, 2015

USC Viterbi School of Engineering and the National Academy of Engineering Announce the Five Winners of The Next MacGyver Competition at an Event Co-Presented with The Paley Center for Media

Winners Received $5,000 Each and Were Paired with Professional Hollywood Mentors to Develop an Original TV Series Starring a Female Engineer Contact: Amy Blumenthal at (213) 821-1887 or amyblume@usc.edu; or Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – July 28, 2015 – The five winners of the “The Next MacGyver” competition, a […]

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July 23rd, 2015

SOURCE ALERT: Bridge Collapse Exposes Transportation Vulnerabilities

Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 740-0252 or gersema@usc.edu The recent collapse of an Interstate 10 bridge in Riverside County due to heavy rains is prompting questions among experts about weaknesses in transportation infrastructure and its capacity to withstand increasingly extreme weather events. More than a quarter of the 25,000 bridges in California were deemed either “structurally deficient” […]

July 15th, 2015

USC Visions and Voices Unveils 2015-16 Schedule

CONTACT: Allison Engel 213/740-1927 allison.engel@usc.edu The USC arts and humanities initiative, Visions and Voices, unveils its tenth year of innovative programming with a 2015-16 schedule full of MacArthur geniuses, visionary composers and designers, searing documentaries and groundbreaking performance art, opera and classical music. In recognition that the inaugural class of the USC Glorya Kaufman School […]

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July 15th, 2015

Eleven Mexican Postdoctoral Fellows Coming to USC

Por favor, encontrar una versión española de este comunicado de abajo. Researchers are part of a new collaboration between USC and Mexico’s Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología Contact: Robert Perkins at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu USC and the Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT) have announced the selection of 11 researchers from Mexico […]

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July 15th, 2015

A Year of Compelling Dance Performances to Honor the New USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

CONTACT: Allison Engel at (213) 740-1927 or allison.engel@usc.edu The University of Southern California is celebrating the opening of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance, the university’s first new school in 40 years, by bringing several renowned dance companies to campus as part of the university’s Visions and Voices 2015-16 schedule. Visions and Voices, the USC […]

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July 14th, 2015

SOURCE ALERT: Iran nuclear deal has broad implications for international security, but more work left to do

Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. “Deal or no deal, the Iran nuclear issue remains a marathon, not a sprint. The past two years of diplomacy have had a positive impact for international security. The interim confidence-building measures that Iran has undertaken since January 2014 place it further away from having a nuclear […]

July 10th, 2015

Statement from the University of Southern California

July 2, 2015 Researchers move between institutions regularly. USC has been building its neuroscience research programs for several years, and is excited to welcome Paul Aisen, who has been a national leader in Alzheimer’s disease research for over 20 years. Aisen and his collaborators have designed and led many large clinical trials, and their group’s […]

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July 8th, 2015

‘The Next MacGyver’ competition names 12 finalists

The Paley Center for Media to co-present and host a special live pitch event with Hollywood producers and leading engineers on July 28 in Beverly Hills.  Contact: • Robert Perkins, USC at (213) 740-9226 or perkinsr@usc.edu; • Lisa Inouye, PMBC Group at (310) 777-7546 or lisa@pmbcgroup.com; • Randy Atkins, National Academy of Engineering at (202) 334-1508 or atkins@nae.edu; […]

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July 8th, 2015

Experts can comment on Greek debt, NYSE computer glitch

Contact: Eddie North-Hager at (213) 740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu. “With its banks now closed, and citizens running out of cash. Greece appears bankrupted by its vast debt load – an immense $350 billion, a figure calculated by the Greek statistics agency ELSTAT, and confirmed by the European Commission. “But wait: is that what Greece really owes? […]

July 7th, 2015

USC Rossier’s Innovative Charter High School Model Coming to Lincoln Heights

Contact: Merrill Balassone at (213) 509-7805 or balasson@usc.edu USC East College Prep, a second charter high school developed and designed by the USC Rossier School of Education, will open in August, serving students in Lincoln Heights, the neighborhood of USC’s Health Sciences Campus. USC Hybrid High, the predecessor of USC East College Prep, will expand to […]

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