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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 Elaine Lapriore, USC News Service (213) 740-7895 or 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: Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 email: 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: 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


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: 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


Contact: Elaine Lapriore, (213) 740-7895 or 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 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; 213-740-1859 Elaine Lapriore, USC News Service; 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: 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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January 26th, 2005


Contact: USC News Service, (213) 740-2215 MEDIA ADVISORY NAJMEDIN MESHKATI, USC engineering professor, specializes in ergonomics, human error and the safety of large-scale technological systems. He was quoted widely during the 2003 Metrolink crash in Burbank and examined that site. Contact at: (213) 740-8765 or JIM MOORE, USC engineering professor, can discuss transportation engineering […]

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January 25th, 2005

Large Shifts in Immigrant Mix Projected

Contact: Elaine Lapriore (213) 740-7985 email: EMBARGOED UNTIL 10:30 A.M., JAN. 25, 2005 PRESS CONFERENCE 10:30 A.M., Jan. 25, 2005 State Capitol Building, 10th and L Streets, Sacramento A new USC study focuses on the long-term impact of immigration in California, showing the growth of a Latino population with rising levels of education, English […]

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