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September 6th, 2005

An Insider’s Look at the Film Biz

Contact: Elaine Lapriore, 213-740-7895 Savvy veteran Lawrence Turman recounts the pros and cons of being a producer. Early in his career, it meant coming up with his own cash for ‘The Graduate.’ We all watch movies. Many of us also read the increasingly long list of credits. We see the names of producers in huge […]

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September 2nd, 2005

USC Offers Assistance to Students Affected by Hurricane Katrina

Contact: James Grant, USC Media Relations 213-740-6156 or james.grant@usc.edu The University of Southern California today announced a program that will enable approximately 100 students enrolled in Gulf Coast colleges and universities affected by Hurricane Katrina to attend classes at USC while earning credit at their home institutions. At the same time, USC officials are offering […]

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August 31st, 2005

U.S. and U.K. Homeland Security Leaders to Speak at USC Symposium on September 8

Contact: Carl Marziali, USC Media Relations, (213) 740-2215 or marziali@usc.edu Kelly Gribben, CREATE, (310) 927-9508 WHAT: “Building U.S./U.K. Partnerships for Homeland Security,” a symposium jointly organized by USC and the British Consulate-General in Los Angeles, will bring counter-terrorism leaders together to discuss the development of new homeland security technologies, software and products. Topics will include […]

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August 30th, 2005

University of Southern California Experts Available to Discuss the Impact of Hurricane Katrina

DISASTER RELIEF: JAMES FAWCETT, marine transportation and seaport specialist, can discuss the hurricane’s impact on Gulf Coast ports and the implications for seaport traffic nationwide. Contact him at (213) 740-4477 (office), fawcett@usc.edu, or through USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215. ANTHONY MICHAELS, director of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies and co-founder of the […]

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August 30th, 2005

Ratan Tata Joins USC Board of Trustees

Contact: James Grant, USC Media Relations (213)740-6156 or james.grant@usc.edu Ratan Tata, the chairman of one of India’s oldest and largest business conglomerates, has been elected to the USC board of trustees. The 131-year-old Tata Group comprises 93 operating companies, including 32 publicly listed enterprises, which employ nearly 215,000 people. Despite being a major player in […]

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August 30th, 2005

Researchers Study Proteins in Enamel

Contact: Carl Marziali, 213-740-4751 A single gene expresses competing proteins in enamel formation. One protein hardens enamel while the other weakens it, a USC-led team says. A gene critical to tooth formation expresses a protein that is then cleaved into two proteins with seemingly opposite functions, according to a USC-led team of dental researchers. The […]

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August 24th, 2005

Chaka Khan to Open Celebrity Softball Game at USC with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Contact: Cecily Wiggins, 213-220-0013 or Cecily@avidexposure.com Two celebrity teams will face off at The University of Southern California Dedeaux Field on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in an effort to raise money and awareness for a program benefiting the South Bay’s foster and at-risk youth. The University of Southern California, the Children Youth and Family Collaborative […]

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August 23rd, 2005

Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of USC Wrigley Marine Science Center

Contact: Kirsten Holguin, 213-821-4023, kirsten.holguin@usc.edu or 805-796-0038 cell USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies Marks its 10th Year WHAT: An open house on Catalina Island to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The USC Wrigley Marine Science Center and the 10th anniversary of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. (http://wrigley.usc.edu) The Wrigley Center was created […]

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August 22nd, 2005

USC Names New Pharmacy Dean

In his new role, former Duquesne University dean Randall Vanderveen will oversee graduate and doctoral programs and expand upon the school’s innovative research and professional development. Contact: James Grant, USC Media Relations, (213) 740-6156 or james.grant@usc.edu Kukla Vera, USC School of Pharmacy, (213) 821-3497 Randall L. “Pete” Vanderveen, a dean and professor of pharmacy at […]

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August 22nd, 2005

Clinical trials improving long odds of surviving lung cancer

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil, 323-442-2830 or kathleen.oneil@usc.edu The recent death of news anchor Peter Jennings from lung cancer served as a reminder that it remains the deadliest form of cancer. Each year, lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Even young non-smokers are not immune, as illustrated by the recent announcement […]

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