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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 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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September 22nd, 2005

USC Alumni Association Presents Sheriff Lee Baca, Councilwoman Jan Perry and Superintendent Darline Robles

Contact: Sabrina Kieffer, Director of Events (213) 740-0904 or sabrina.kieffer@alumnicenter.usc.edu The University of Southern California Alumni Association will host the panel discussion, How Trojans are Inventing the Future of LA, as a part ofUSC’s 125th anniversary celebration on October 7 at 3:00 p.m. USC alumnipanelists include: Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca MPA ’73, DPA […]

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September 22nd, 2005

USC Lusk Center for Real Estate Says More Women Attracted to Graduate Program in Real Estate Development

Contact: Francie Murphy, 858-350-5152 or francie@fmassociates.com or Lesly Mendoza, 213-740-5000 or lmendoza@usc.edu Employers Seek Good Communicators with Strong Finance and Business Skills Looking forward to an average first-year salary and bonus of $110,000, more female students are studying for a Master of Real Estate Development (MRED) degree from the University of Southern California, according to […]

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September 21st, 2005

Survey Ranks USC Marshall 10th in the Nation

Contact: Dagmar King, (213) 740-6411 or dagmar.king@marshall.usc.edu The USC Marshall School of Business moved into 10th place among nationally-ranked U.S. business schools in a survey of corporate recruiters conducted by The Wall Street Journal and Harris Interactive. The survey, published today in The Wall Street Journal, cited USC Marshall as the only new entrant on […]

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September 20th, 2005

Researchers Link Childhood Asthma to Exposure to Traffic-related Pollution

Contact: Kathleen O’Neill, 323-442-3941 or koneil@usc.edu USC investigators show proximity to freeways poses respiratory risk. Living near a freeway may mean more than the annoying rumble of cars and trucks: For children, it brings an increased risk of asthma, according to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Scientists […]

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September 20th, 2005

Air Pollution Found to Pose Greater Danger to Health than Earlier Thought

Contact: Kathleen O’Neill, 323-442-3941 or koneil@usc.edu USC-led study shows significant death risk linked to airborne particles. Experts may be significantly underestimating air pollution’s role in causing early death, according to a team of American and Canadian researchers, who studied two decades’ worth of data on residents of the Los Angeles metro area. When the epidemiologists […]

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September 19th, 2005

Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation Becomes a Part of the University of Southern California

Contacts: James Grant, USC Media Relations 213-740-6156 james.grant@usc.edu Janet Keller [Shoah Foundation] 818-777-4999 janetk@vhf.org New USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education will be housed in the USC College of Letters, Arts and Sciences The University of Southern California and the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Foundation today announced that the Shoah […]

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September 16th, 2005

USC Students Learn About Community Involvement

Contact: Meredith Drake Reitan, Unruh Institute, (213) 740-3161 or mereditd@usc.edu WHAT: USC students, faculty and staff, elected officials and community leaders will talk about ways that young people can effect change in communities through involvement in the political process. The event, titled “Engage L.A.,” is part of the National Campaign for Political and Civic Engagement, […]

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