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February 10th, 2016

Oracle Founder, Chairman Larry Ellison Announced as 2016 Commencement Speaker at the University of Southern California

Ellison, a businessman, philanthropist and sports enthusiast, will be this year’s commencement speaker. Contact: Emily Gersema at (213) 740-0252 or gersema@usc.edu More than 60,000 members of the Trojan Family will unite on the University Park Campus for USC’s 133rd commencement ceremony on May 13. This year’s speaker, Larry Ellison, is best known as the founder of […]

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February 10th, 2016

Study reveals life in Beijing’s underground

Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. Approximately 1 million people are estimated to be renting underground apartments – a living situation that has largely remained unexamined. A USC study is one of the few attempts to look at the housing market that exists below Beijing’s buildings. These units are often much cheaper than […]

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February 10th, 2016

Meet your digital self in just four minutes

Researchers say a set of tools for creating digital avatars could encourage innovation in gaming, VR and online social interaction. Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. Want to see the future of gaming? Look in the mirror. Video games are increasingly allowing players to custom design their own characters – often with the […]

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February 10th, 2016

Award-winning Genomic Scientist to Build New Department and Institute at USC

John David Carpten will put together a team to study genes and create personalized patient care Contact: Zen Vuong at (213) 300-1381 or zvuong@usc.edu USC has hired John David Carpten to lead a new department and institute that will translate the molecular study of genes into individual treatment plans. Carmen A. Puliafito, dean of the […]

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February 9th, 2016

A ‘Nudge’ Reduces Doctors’ Unnecessary Antibiotic Prescription, Study Finds

A USC-led team of researchers have hope that behavioral interventions could help doctors slow the rise of treatment-resistant infections in hospitals and clinics, reduce adverse drug events in patients, and lower health care costs. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu Behavioral interventions that appealed to doctors’ competitive spirits and desire to strengthen their reputations motivated […]

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February 9th, 2016

USC Trustees William Schoen and Joseph Boskovich, and Emmy Award-winning actress America Ferrera among prominent Trojans to be recognized at annual USC Alumni Awards

Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or uscnews@usc.edu. Los Angeles – William J. Schoen ’60, MBA ’63, a USC Trustee, the founder of Health Management Associates, Inc., and chairman of the Schoen Charitable Foundation, will receive the Asa V. Call Alumni Achievement Award, the university’s highest alumni honor, at the 83rd Annual Alumni Awards […]

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February 8th, 2016

SOURCE ALERT: Oscars 2016

Experts are available to discuss the 2016 Academy Awards, including #OscarsSoWhite, the cultural impact of celebrity, and the accuracy of science represented in “The Martian.” Curious about this year’s nominees for “Best Score?” KUSC-FM will be interviewing the composers. Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. Diversity at the Oscars “The Academy Awards used […]

February 8th, 2016

Classical KUSC to Air Several Original Oscar Features

CONTACT: Allison Engel 213/740-1927 allison.engel@usc.edu KUSC at the Movies, the classical station’s annual tribute to movie music, begins Monday, Feb. 8, which happens to be composer John Williams’ birthday. Since he is the most nominated movie score composer in Oscar history, this year’s KUSC at the Movies feature, which runs from Feb. 8 through Feb. […]

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February 5th, 2016

New Role for Patrick C. Haden at USC

A letter from USC President C. L. Max Nikias to the Trojan Family regarding a new role for USC Athletics Director Pat Haden: Contact: USC News at (213) 740-2215 or uscnews@usc.edu To: The USC Academic Community & the Trojan Family From: C. L. Max Nikias, President I would like to express my deepest gratitude to […]

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February 4th, 2016

Philanthropist Shelly Nemirovsky named USC trustee

Contact: (213) 740-2215 or uscnews@usc.edu. Philanthropist and USC alumna Shelly Nemirovsky ’85 was elected to the USC Board of Trustees on Feb. 3. Nemirovsky is a member of the USC President’s Leadership Council. “Shelly Nemirovsky’s steadfast commitment to education is a cornerstone of her philanthropy and has contributed greatly to the success of the Leadership […]

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