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April 26th, 2018

Media alert: Ceremony for USC college access program

For almost three decades, USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative has prepared the sons and daughters of South Los Angeles families for college success. NAI will celebrate its 21st graduation with students, their families, and the people who’ve made NAI a nationally recognized, free college preparatory program.

NAI’s class of 2018 includes 50 graduates. All are headed for college, and 19 will attend USC in the fall on full scholarships.

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April 26th, 2018

Noted doctor Laura Mosqueda named dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC

Widely respected expert in geriatric medicine, family medicine and elder abuse, Mosqueda is the first woman to lead the school since its founding in 1885. Contact: Meg Aldrich at (323) 442-3941 ormeg.aldrich@med.usc.edu or Eddie North-Hager at (213) 740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu LOS ANGELES – The University of Southern California has appointed Laura Mosqueda, MD, as dean […]

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April 26th, 2018

Searching for and choosing a nursing home

A study concludes that consumers searching for a nursing home should consider the ratings from Yelp and government sites such as Nursing Home Compare to get a complete picture of a home’s quality and care.

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April 26th, 2018

Bye bye, blue sky! Smog season is back

Smog season is back as warm weather returns and, with it, new threats to air quality: regulatory rollbacks, implementation delays and federal challenges to California’s climate change and emissions control programs. Here’s what USC researchers say about this year’s Air Quality Awareness Week (April 30 – May 4). Contact: Zen Vuong, (213) 300-1381 or zvuong@usc.edu    […]

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April 19th, 2018

The soundness of science depends on the audio quality

New research indicates that poor audio quality can create distrust, while high audio quality strengthens credibility. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu “Believe nothing you hear, and only one half that you see,” Edgar Allen Poe once wrote. Maybe he just had a bad phone connection. A new study by USC and The Australian […]

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April 19th, 2018

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC This Weekend

Eighth year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees Contact: For USC, Eddie North-Hager at (213) 220-1806 or edwardnh@usc.edu. For Los Angeles Times, Vanessa Curwen at (213) 237-5024 or Vanessa.Curwen@latimes.com. WHAT: The 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest literary and cultural festival in the country. Visit http://events.latimes.com/festivalofbooks/ and […]

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April 11th, 2018

USC announces honorary degree recipients for 2018 commencement

Recipients include a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a visionary law enforcement leader, a member of the Astronaut Hall of Fame, a groundbreaking biochemist and an Academy Award-winning actor. Contact: Ron Mackovich, (213) 740-6156 or rmackovi@usc.edu USC will recognize five honorary degree candidates for their work as philanthropic, academic, scientific, arts, civic and military leaders as part […]

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April 11th, 2018

USC announces philanthropist and entrepreneur Tina Knowles Lawson as baccalaureate speaker

Nonprofit founder has dedicated herself to community service and the empowerment of young women Contact: Ron Mackovich at (213) 740-6156 or rmackovi@usc.edu Inspirational philanthropist and fashion designer Tina Knowles Lawson will deliver the 2018 baccalaureate ceremony keynote for USC degree candidates and families. The nondenominational interfaith celebration will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, […]

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April 11th, 2018

It’s not your fitness tracker — it’s you

An international study reveals that people, regardless of where they live and their age, poorly guess how physically active they actually are. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu, or Jim Key, (213) 821-2992 or jameskey@usc.edu An American, a Brit and a Dutch guy go for a walk. That may sound like the beginning of […]

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April 5th, 2018

Rise of fintech challenges banking industry

Technology tops location, location, location as U.S. banking customers’ priorities shift. Study by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future finds large percentage of Americans willing to move their money to companies with no experience in financial services. Contact: Eddie North-Hager at (213) 740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu; Harlan Lebo at (310) 871-4744 or hjlebo@gmail.com Would Americans […]

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