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April 28th, 2005

Cancer Patients Face Undiagnosed Depression

Contact: Elaine Lapriore, USC News Service (213) 740-7895 Email: lapriore@usc.edu Cynthia Monticue, USC School of Social Work (213) 740-2021 Email: monticue@usc.edu The USC study tracked women receiving care for breast or gynecologic cancer in a large urban medical center. Nearly one-fourth of low-income minority women with cancer suffer from depression, but few are diagnosed or […]

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April 15th, 2005

SEN. BARBARA BOXER TO SPEAK AT USC

USC News Service (213) 740-2215 University of Southern California WHAT: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) will discuss how her Jewish background has influenced her political life. Boxer’s speech is part of the seventh annual Carmen and Louise Warschaw Distinguished Lecture Series of the USC Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life. […]

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April 1st, 2005

USC Conference on News and Fake News

Contact: Tyson Gaskill, University Libraries, (213) 740-2070 or gaskill@usc.edu WHAT: News professionals, humorists and novelists examine the blurred line between journalism and entertainment at “The Big Lie?.” a conference hosted by the University of Southern California. WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2005, 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. WHERE: Doheny Memorial Library, USC University Park Campus. WHO: […]

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April 1st, 2005

Tyler Prize Winners to Lecture at USC

Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 or 740-2215 marziali@usc.edu WHAT: The winners of the 2005 Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement, administered by USC, will deliver public lectures. The Tyler Prize is one of the premier awards for environmental science, energy and medicine. WHO: Charles David Keeling and Lonnie G. Thompson are pioneers of global warming research. Keeling […]

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March 31st, 2005

To Train the Eye, Keep It Simple

Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 email: marziali@usc.edu Researchers find that human eyes learn best in an uncluttered setting. If athletes, soldiers and drivers must perform every day in visually messy environments, common sense suggests that any visual training they receive should include distractions and disorder. New research from the University of Southern California and UC […]

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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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