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March 30th, 2005

Survey Criticizes South L.A. Restaurants

Contact: Elaine Lapriore (213) 740-7895 lapriore@usc.edu Restaurants in Los Angeles’ poor African American neighborhoods offer fewer healthy foods than restaurants in wealthier, primarily white Westside neighborhoods, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health. "The greatest contrast was in the number of healthy preparation options: for example, the inability to have […]

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March 24th, 2005

C.L. Max Nikias Named New USC Provost

Contact: USC News Service, (213) 740-2215 C.L. Max Nikias, professor of electrical engineering and dean of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern California. He will begin his new duties June 1, 2005. The provost is USC’s chief academic officer […]

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March 23rd, 2005

Virtual Reality to Treat Stress in Iraq War Vets

VISUALS AVAILABLE: B-roll, screen shots of Full Spectrum Warrior scenarios. Contact : Elaine Lapriore (213) 740-7895 email: lapriore@usc.edu USC scientists who developed virtual reality technology to train soldiers are using the same tools to help returning troops cope with traumatic events. Scientists at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies are converting content from a game […]

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March 23rd, 2005

Some Deep-Sea Earthquakes Send Out Early-Warning Signals, Seismologists Say

Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 email: marziali@usc.edu Earthquakes along a set of fault lines in the Pacific Ocean emit small “foreshocks” that can be used to forecast the main tremor, according to research in the March 24 issue of Nature. It is the first demonstration that some types of large imminent earthquakes may be systematically […]

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March 16th, 2005

ROBERT BLAKE VERDICT: USC LEGAL EXPERTS AVAILABLE

From the University of Southern California Law News Service Los Angeles, CA 90089-2538 Contact: Gilien Silsby USC Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 or (213) 500-8673 MICHAEL BRENNAN, USC law professor, is an expert in criminal defense and trial advocacy. As director of USC’s Post-Conviction Justice Project, Brennan is a practicing criminal defense attorney and can […]

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March 15th, 2005

Sen. Evan Bayh to Deliver Roth Lecture

Contact: USC Law News Service Gilien Silsby (213) 740-9690 E-mail: gsilsby@law.usc.edu WHAT: Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IND), long considered a major Democratic contender in the 2008 presidential election, will deliver USC Law School’s 2005 Roth Lecture. The Indiana legislator, who has focused on strengthening national security and creating more jobs, will discuss the Senate’s judicial confirmation […]

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March 14th, 2005

USC Law School Sponsors Theodore B. Olson Address

Contact: USC Law News Service Gilien Silsby (213) 740-9690 E-mail: gsilsby@law.usc.edu WHAT: Theodore B. Olson, the 42nd Solicitor General of the United States, will give the keynote luncheon address at the 2005 Institute for Corporate Counsel. Olson will discuss “Insights from Inside the Supreme Court.” The Institute for Corporate Counsel is an annual conference hosted […]

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March 14th, 2005

MICHAEL JACKSON CASE: USC LEGAL EXPERTS AVAILABLE

From the University of Southern California Law News Service Los Angeles, CA 90089-2538 Contact: Gilien Silsby USC Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 TOM LYON, USC law professor, is an expert on child abuse and molestation, evidence in criminal cases and credibility of children’s testimony. Lyon is president of the American Psychological Association’s Section on Child […]

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March 4th, 2005

USC Dental Researchers Answer Key Enamel Question

In the quest to grow natural tooth enamel – tough, durable and nontoxic – USC researchers solve a long-standing puzzle. Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-2215 email: marziali@usc.edu It is one of the mysteries of biology: how does tooth enamel, the hardest mineral in the mammalian body, emerge from soft, organic gum tissue? An important part […]

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February 28th, 2005

Inclusion Is Key to Productive Workforce, USC professor says

Contact: Cynthia Monticue, USC School of Social Work (213) 740-2021 or monticue@usc.edu Elaine Lapriore, USC News Service (213) 740-7895 or lapriore@usc.edu While the backbone of today’s global economy is an increasingly diverse workforce, many individuals still perceive themselves as outsiders, according to a new book by USC professor Michàlle Mor Barak. In “Managing Diversity Toward […]

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