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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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February 25th, 2005

USC Hosts Conference on Port Security

Gathering Focuses on Protecting L.A. Seaports and Communities and the Goods that Move Through Them Contact: Phyllis Grifman (213) 740-1963 email: grifman@usc.edu Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 email: marziali@usc.edu The USC Sea Grant Program will host a daylong conference on maritime security, Friday, March 4, at the USC Davidson Conference Center, 3415 South Figueroa St., […]

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February 23rd, 2005

Winners of Tyler Prize Announced

Environmental Honor Recognizes Two Founding Fathers of Climate Change Research Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-2215 email: marziali@usc.edu Two pioneers whose discoveries built the foundation for the science of climate change will share the 2005 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement. The award, which includes a $200,000 cash prize and solid 10-karat gold medals, will go to […]

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February 22nd, 2005

OCEAN SCIENCE COMPETITION IS NO DAY AT THE BEACH

Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 or 740-2215 University of Southern California Natalie Godwin (818) 354-0850 Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. WHAT: Students representing 10 Southern California area high schools will compete in the 8th annual Ocean Sciences Bowl on Saturday, Feb. 26, at the University of Southern California. This fast-paced academic competition tests students’ knowledge of […]

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February 17th, 2005

USC Dental Researchers Develop First Test for Predicting Cavities in Children

Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 email: marziali@usc.edu A simple saliva test can predict for the first time whether children will get cavities, how many cavities they will get and even which teeth are most vulnerable, USC researchers say. Developed by a USC School of Dentistry team led by professor Paul Denny, the test quantifies the […]

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February 15th, 2005

NHL LABOR DISPUTE: USC SPORTS BUSINESS EXPERT AVAILABLE

Contact: Elaine Lapriore, (213) 740-7895 or lapriore@usc.edu WHO: David Carter, University of Southern California professor of sports business, can address the short, medium, and long term impacts on the National Hockey League, its franchises, sponsors, and television partners. CONTACT: (310) 316-8825 (office), (213) 434-1070 (cell) or david.carter@marshall.usc.edu CARTERADV.EL

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February 11th, 2005

USC California Policy Institute to Link Policymakers and Researchers

Contacts: Darren Schenck, USC School of Policy, Planning and Development schenck@usc.edu; 213-740-1859 Elaine Lapriore, USC News Service lapriore@usc.edu; 213-740-7895 The USC California Policy Institute, a bridge between California’s research and policy communities, will open Feb. 15 in Sacramento. The nonpartisan institute will disseminate high-quality research about health, education and governance from both USC and non-USC […]

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January 31st, 2005

Violence in Grade Schools a Global Problem, Says USC Researcher

Contact Elaine Lapriore (213) 740-7895 email: lapriore@usc.edu Bullying, weapon use and sexual harassment in schools are an interrelated, global and damaging problem, especially among grade-school children, according to a new book by professors at the University of Southern California and Hebrew University. “School Violence in Context: Culture, Neighborhood, Family, School and Gender” (Oxford University Press) […]

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