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January 29th, 2018

The Bot Invasion

Just this week, U.S. lawmakers called their continued attempts to manipulate political discourse on Twitter and Facebook an “ongoing attack by the Russian government.” Some think they may have helped tilt the 2016 presidential election. Regularly cited USC research has shown that they make up as much as 15 percent of the accounts on Twitter. USC experts […]

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January 29th, 2018

A win for Los Angeles: United Airlines comes to the Coliseum

United Airlines Memorial Coliseum will be a restored historic stadium with 21st century amenities Contact: Ron Mackovich at rmackovi@usc.edu or (213) 810-8583 United Airlines and the University of Southern California have announced a naming rights agreement to help sustain and renovate the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, one of the sports world’s most beloved historical landmarks […]

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January 24th, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC breaks ground on $270 million Coliseum renovation

  USC kicks off a game-changing renovation that honors the Coliseum’s rich history, while adding amenities to vastly enhance the visitor experience. Improvements include new seating, more legroom, a new concourse and press box, new and upgraded concession stands, and LED lighting. Wi-Fi is being improved throughout the venue. Construction of the Scholarship Club Tower on the […]

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January 24th, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: State public hearing to focus on the benefits, concerns of artificial intelligence

USC experts will meet with state officials to discuss artificial intelligence, its economic implications for the state and how it can be used to solve societal ills at a public hearing hosted by the Littlle Hoover Commission. Contact: Emily Gersema at (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu; or Amy Blumenthal, amyblume@usc.edu; (917) 710-1897   WHAT USC experts from […]

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January 23rd, 2018

Where we live may influence whether we are overweight, study finds

The study on military families finds that social contagion may be one factor that influences their body weight. Contact: Emily Gersema at (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu The old real estate adage of “location, location, location” may apply to obesity. A new study by USC and the RAND Corp. suggests that people who move to an […]

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January 23rd, 2018

How breast cancer survivors can increase their reduced life expectancy

Aerobic and resistance training lowers their heightened risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and possibly breast cancer recurrence, USC study says. Contact: Zen Vuong, (213) 300-1381 or zvuong@usc.edu A USC study suggests regular exercise could add to the life expectancy of breast cancer survivors because it lowers their heightened risk of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 […]

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January 18th, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: National results of USC Dornsife/LA Times poll to be released Friday, 1/19

This political poll is the first in a series this year leading up to the November 2018 midterm elections. Voters weigh in on issues ranging from President Trump’s approval rating to their economic outlook. Political scientists and polling experts will discuss the results at a teleconference, also on Jan. 19. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or gersema@usc.edu; or James Key, (213) 821-2992or jameskey@usc.edu […]

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January 18th, 2018

Argyros Family Foundation names peristyle plaza at renovated Coliseum

The peristyle plaza at the to-be-renovated Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will be named the Julia and George Argyros Plaza in recognition of a $7.5 million gift from the Argyros Family Foundation. USC announced plans to renovate and restore the Coliseum in 2016. The estimated $270 million renovation, privately funded by USC, will begin in early […]

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