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September 16th, 2005

RAND and USC Announce Partnership to Foster Joint Research and Educational Programs

Contacts: RAND Corporation- Warren Robak at (310) 451-6913 or warren_robak@rand.org USC- James Grant at (213) 740-6156 or james.grant@usc.edu The RAND Corporation and the University of Southern California today announced a partnership designed to encourage collaboration between the institutions on research projects, educational programs and staff recruitment. USC President Steven B. Sample and RAND President and […]

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September 15th, 2005

Popular Kids More Likely to Smoke than Less Popular Classmates

Contact: Kathleen O’Neill, 323-442-3941 or koneil@usc.edu Adolescents may think experimentation will keep them popular, USC study suggests. Warning: Popularity may be hazardous to pre-teens’ health. According to a study in the October issue of the Journal of Adolescent Health, popular students in 16 Southern California middle schools were more likely to become smokers than their […]

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September 6th, 2005

U.S. Supreme Court USC Legal Experts Available

Contact: Gilien Silsby USC Law News Service, (213) 500-8673 CHARLES WHITEBREAD, USC law professor, is an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court and judicial politics. He can discuss the political and legal ramifications should changes occur on the court. He is author of the book “Recent Decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court,” which is published […]

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September 6th, 2005

An Insider’s Look at the Film Biz

Contact: Elaine Lapriore, 213-740-7895 Savvy veteran Lawrence Turman recounts the pros and cons of being a producer. Early in his career, it meant coming up with his own cash for ‘The Graduate.’ We all watch movies. Many of us also read the increasingly long list of credits. We see the names of producers in huge […]

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September 2nd, 2005

USC Offers Assistance to Students Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Contact: James Grant, USC Media Relations 213-740-6156 or james.grant@usc.edu The University of Southern California today announced a program that will enable approximately 100 students enrolled in Gulf Coast colleges and universities affected by Hurricane Katrina to attend classes at USC while earning credit at their home institutions. At the same time, USC officials are offering […]

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August 31st, 2005

U.S. and U.K. Homeland Security Leaders to Speak at USC Symposium on September 8

Contact: Carl Marziali, USC Media Relations, (213) 740-2215 or marziali@usc.edu Kelly Gribben, CREATE, (310) 927-9508 WHAT: “Building U.S./U.K. Partnerships for Homeland Security,” a symposium jointly organized by USC and the British Consulate-General in Los Angeles, will bring counter-terrorism leaders together to discuss the development of new homeland security technologies, software and products. Topics will include […]

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August 30th, 2005

Ratan Tata Joins USC Board of Trustees

Contact: James Grant, USC Media Relations (213)740-6156 or james.grant@usc.edu Ratan Tata, the chairman of one of India’s oldest and largest business conglomerates, has been elected to the USC board of trustees. The 131-year-old Tata Group comprises 93 operating companies, including 32 publicly listed enterprises, which employ nearly 215,000 people. Despite being a major player in […]

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August 30th, 2005

Researchers Study Proteins in Enamel

Contact: Carl Marziali, 213-740-4751 A single gene expresses competing proteins in enamel formation. One protein hardens enamel while the other weakens it, a USC-led team says. A gene critical to tooth formation expresses a protein that is then cleaved into two proteins with seemingly opposite functions, according to a USC-led team of dental researchers. The […]

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August 30th, 2005

University of Southern California Experts Available to Discuss the Impact of Hurricane Katrina

DISASTER RELIEF: JAMES FAWCETT, marine transportation and seaport specialist, can discuss the hurricane’s impact on Gulf Coast ports and the implications for seaport traffic nationwide. Contact him at (213) 740-4477 (office), fawcett@usc.edu, or through USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215. ANTHONY MICHAELS, director of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and co-founder of the […]

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August 24th, 2005

Chaka Khan to Open Celebrity Softball Game at USC with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Contact: Cecily Wiggins, 213-220-0013 or Cecily@avidexposure.com Two celebrity teams will face off at The University of Southern California Dedeaux Field on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in an effort to raise money and awareness for a program benefiting the South Bay’s foster and at-risk youth. The University of Southern California, the Children Youth and Family Collaborative […]

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