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September 30th, 2005

First Evidence of Brain Abnormalities Found in Pathological Liars

Contact: Usha Sutliff (213) 740-0252 or sutliff@usc.edu USC study shows structural differences in the area of the brain that enables most people to feel remorse. A University of Southern California study has found the first proof of structural brain abnormalities in people who habitually lie, cheat and manipulate others. While previous research has shown that […]

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September 30th, 2005

Fox Television Executive to Speak at USC on October 12

Contact: Grace Shiba, (213) 740-4937 or grace.shiba@alumnicenter.usc.edu Director, USC Asian Pacific Alumni Programs http://alumni.usc.edu/apaa Premier television executive to discuss journey as an Asian-American businesswoman on October 12. The University of Southern California Asian Pacific Alumni Association (USC APAA) is pleased to present an evening with Wenda Fong, Vice President of Specials and Alternative Programming of […]

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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 29th, 2005

USC to Mark 125th Anniversary

Contact: James Grant, Media Relations, (213) 740-6156 or james.grant@usc.edu Commemoration on October 6; Special Weekend Events The University of Southern California, which first opened its doors October 6, 1880 to 53 students, will celebrate its 125th anniversary next week with a series of special public events. USC is the oldest independent teaching and research university […]

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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

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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