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October 7th, 2005

Good Intentions Are Not Always Enough

Contact: USC Media Relations, (213) 740-2215 Compassion is not enough when it comes to the effectiveness of faith-based efforts, says a USC sociology professor. Faith-based efforts to help people in need will not succeed with compassion and good intentions alone. The key is to create the long-term, mutually respectful relationships that bridge the gap between […]

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October 6th, 2005

Expert Panel Says Better Options Exist for Diagnosing Breast Cancer

Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 International Consensus Panel Calls for Expanded Role of Needle Biopsies, Sentinel Node, MRI and Less Invasive Procedures According to an international panel of breast cancer experts convened by the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine, newer, less invasive diagnostic methods should replace older, more invasive procedures for […]

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October 6th, 2005

Cyber Security Expert Terry V. Benzel Receives Joint Appointment

Contact: Dagmar King, (213) 740-6411 or dagmar.king@marshall.usc.edu Terry V. Benzel, a nationally recognized expert in computer security and cyber terrorism, has been named a research scientist at the University of Southern California’s Institute for Critical Information Infrastructure Protection. ICIIP is an Organized Research Unit and Center of Excellence at the Marshall School of Business, University […]

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October 5th, 2005

Trauma Victims’ Survival May Depend on Which Trauma Center Treats Them

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil, (323) 442-2830 USC study shows mortality higher in level II trauma centers than level I centers Patients who are taken to a level 2 trauma center after suffering serious injury are significantly more likely to die than comparable patients treated at a major level 1 trauma center, according to researchers at the […]

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September 30th, 2005

Fox Television Executive to Speak at USC on October 12

Contact: Grace Shiba, (213) 740-4937 or grace.shiba@alumnicenter.usc.edu Director, USC Asian Pacific Alumni Programs http://alumni.usc.edu/apaa Premier television executive to discuss journey as an Asian-American businesswoman on October 12. The University of Southern California Asian Pacific Alumni Association (USC APAA) is pleased to present an evening with Wenda Fong, Vice President of Specials and Alternative Programming of […]

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September 30th, 2005

First Evidence of Brain Abnormalities Found in Pathological Liars

Contact: Usha Sutliff (213) 740-0252 or sutliff@usc.edu USC study shows structural differences in the area of the brain that enables most people to feel remorse. A University of Southern California study has found the first proof of structural brain abnormalities in people who habitually lie, cheat and manipulate others. While previous research has shown that […]

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September 29th, 2005

USC Graduate Student Pokes Holes in ‘Snowball Earth’ Hypothesis

Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-475 or marziali@usc.edu Remains of photosynthesizing microbes in prehistoric rocks suggest Earth was not ice-bound. A study that applied innovative techniques to previously unexamined rock formations has turned up strong evidence on the "Slushball Earth" side of a decades-long scientific argument. The study appears in the Sept. 29 Science Express. The […]

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September 29th, 2005

USC to Mark 125th Anniversary

Contact: James Grant, Media Relations, (213) 740-6156 or james.grant@usc.edu Commemoration on October 6; Special Weekend Events The University of Southern California, which first opened its doors October 6, 1880 to 53 students, will celebrate its 125th anniversary next week with a series of special public events. USC is the oldest independent teaching and research university […]

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September 26th, 2005

Gang Injunctions Give Communities Short-Term Relief, Study Shows

Contact: Elaine Lapriore (213) 740-7895 or lapriore@usc.edu USC and UCI Researchers See Opportunities for Long-Term Community Change In the first study examining how civil gang injunctions affect community members, researchers at the University of Southern California and UC Irvine have found that injunctions provide short-term benefits, such as reducing residents’ fear of run-ins with gang […]

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September 23rd, 2005

Katrina Response Provokes Sense of Déjà vu

Contact: Elaine Lapriore, (213) 740-7895 or lapriore@usc.edu The government’s slow reaction to the gulf coast disaster echoes a situation faced years ago by Japanese officials. A massive natural disaster strikes a large port city, causing untold death and suffering. The federal government fails to act, mired in bureaucracy. Is it New Orleans, 2005? No, it’s […]

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