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April 12th, 2017

USC experts weigh in on Earth Day, climate change, EPA protests

Environmentalists, scientists and citizens concerned about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take to the streets in the #MarchForScience   Contact: Zen Vuong at (213) 300-1381 or   Earth Day was created 47 years ago to raise awareness that the United States did not have legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect the environment. Months […]

April 12th, 2017

Reform, revenue and procrastination: the bottom line on taxes

USC experts explore tax issues including reform, the reach of tax collectors, data security risks, government spending, and motivation for those who file at the last minute. Contact: Ron Mackovich at (213) 740-6156 or   What tax reform really means  “Like April flowers, talk of tax reform is blooming everywhere. The difficulty, though, is […]

April 11th, 2017

Drones: Hero and menace

Since 2013, drones have saved an average of one life a week, according to DJI Technology, the largest maker of civilian drones. Just this year, drones have been used in everything from Super Bowl halftime shows to Amazon and UPS package delivery tests. Drones can also be used for search and rescue during earthquakes, for […]

April 6th, 2017

Unexpected protein structure findings could lead to new therapies

USC Dornsife scientists collaborating with others reveal surprising features on an enigmatic protein. The findings uncover potential new paths to drugs for numerous chronic illnesses. Contact: Zen Vuong at (213) 300-1381 or; Darrin Joy at (213) 821-2478 or Scientists have determined unexpected characteristics of a key protein linked to blood pressure control and […]

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April 4th, 2017

48-hour cancer hackathon

Programmers, designers and project managers team with cancer patients, researchers, a doctor, nurses and caregivers to crowdsource ideas and better address the nation’s second-leading cause of death

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March 31st, 2017

Old-fashioned empathy and new tech are teaming up to improve autism awareness and research

With characters who have autism in “Sesame Street,” the new Power Rangers movie and even a new film from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, more attention than ever is being given to the challenges posed by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As the calendar turns to April and National Autism Awareness Month, USC experts in engineering, education, medicine, business and cinema discuss the topic.

March 30th, 2017

After school programs grow tomorrow’s work force

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Van Jones, JJ Watt and others will appear at the April 5th summit, “Ready to work: How afterschool programs prepare students for the challenges of the 21st century workforce.” It is hosted by the USC Schwarzenegger Institute. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 740-0252 or or Conyers Davis at (310) 295-7161 or Arnold […]

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March 30th, 2017

Fox television CEO Dana Walden joins USC President’s Leadership Council

As chairman and chief executive officer of Fox Television Group, Walden, along with Gary Newman, oversees a consortium of media and content creation companies, including the Fox Broadcasting Co. and the production studios 20th Century Fox Television and Fox21. The President’s Leadership Council consists of exemplary alumni, parents and friends of USC whose dedication and service help the university expand its influence. Members advise the president on issues of primary importance to the future of the university and serve as USC ambassadors.

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