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May 2nd, 2006

USC Commencement 2006: Human Interest Stories

USC COMMENCEMENT 2006: HUMAN INTEREST STORIES More than 8,000 students will graduate at ceremonies on the USC University Park Campus on Friday, May 12, 2006. Here are some of their stories: Tsunami Reconstruction, Thai Sweatshops Michel Martinez spent last summer documenting reconstruction efforts after a tsunami overwhelmed parts of Thailand. In the midst of the […]

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May 2nd, 2006

USC Commencement 2006: L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa to Speak

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will deliver the commencement address at the University of Southern California’s 123rd graduation ceremony on Fri., May 12. USC President Steven B. Sample will confer more than 8,000 degrees on graduating students in ceremonies starting at 8:30 a.m. in USC’s Alumni Memorial Park. About 40,000 parents, family and friends are […]

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April 27th, 2006

Pro-Immigration Protests: USC Experts Available

SOURCE ALERT NATIONWIDE PRO-IMMIGRATION PROTESTS EXPECTED MAY 1: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA EXPERTS AVAILABLE (in alphabetical order) RALPH FERTIG, clinical associate professor in the USC School of Social Work, lectures on social welfare policy. He has been a federal administrative judge, civil rights lawyer, social worker and sociologist. Contact him at 213-821-3112, 310-474-3815, or rfertig@usc.edu. […]

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April 26th, 2006

Corporate Loyalty Programs Faltering, New Study Says

Loyalty programs are big business. Peek inside anyone’s pocketbook today and you’re bound to find at least one plastic card offering points and perks for everything from six-inch submarine sandwiches to five-star luxury hotels. But aside from literally fattening American’s wallets, University of Southern California and University of Pennsylvania researchers say many programs are missing […]

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April 25th, 2006

Natural Selection at Single Gene Demonstrated

Biologists seeking elusive proof of natural selection at the single-gene level have a powerful new tool at their disposal. Chris Toomajian, postdoctoral researcher in molecular and computational biology in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, led a group that sought to replace the standard neutral model, a common but unrealistic test for natural […]

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April 25th, 2006

USC Hosts Symposium on Aging and Cancer April 28

Media Advisory DOES AGING CAUSE CANCER? USC TO HOST SYMPOSIUM ON AGING AND CANCER APRIL 28 WHAT: “Aging and Cancer”, a symposium jointly organized by USC’s Davis School of Gerontology and the USC Keck School of Medicine’s Norris Cancer Center, will bring together top researchers in the fields of cancer and aging. Aging is the […]

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April 24th, 2006

$5 Million Gift to USC Cinema-Television Creates John C. Hench Initiative

Through a $5 million endowment gift from the estate of the late Disney animation artist John C. Hench (Peter Pan, Dumbo, Fantasia, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Alice in Wonderland), the John C. Hench Division of Animation & Digital Arts has been created at the School of Cinema-Television at the University of Southern California, it […]

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April 21st, 2006

Tyler Prize Lectures: Humans, Water, and the Future

TYLER PRIZE LECTURES: HUMANS, WATER AND THE FUTURE WHAT: The winners of the 2006 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement will deliver public lectures. Administered by the University of Southern California, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is one of the premier awards for environmental science, energy and medicine. Previous recipients include Jane Goodall, Paul Ehrlich […]

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April 19th, 2006

Graduate Career Fair Aims to Diversify Academia

GRADUATE CAREER FAIR AIMS TO DIVERSIFY ACADEMIA WHAT: The 16th annual California Forum for Diversity in Graduate Education comes to the campus of the University of Southern California. One of the largest graduate recruitment fairs in the nation, the forum presents career options in academia to high-achieving juniors, seniors and graduate students from underrepresented groups. […]

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April 19th, 2006

French Minister for the Economy to Speak at USC

French Minister for the Economy to Speak at USC Thursday April 20, 2006 WHAT: Thierry Breton, French Minister for the Economy, Finance and Industry, is speaking on “Corporate Governance and governments’ role as stakeholders in the XXIst century.” Chairman and CEO of France Telecom from 2002 to 2005, Thierry Breton has been Chairman of Thomson […]

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