Headlines about pricey drugs and medical devices this past year ignited political discussions about drug price control measures. Experts from USC and the United Kingdom will explain and debate the pros and cons of price controls at a panel discussion on Monday, April 3.
“We believe strongly in the ability of artists to spur social change and to that end, Mary Kelly is a leader,” said USC Provost Michael Quick. “As one of the world’s foremost feminist artists, Professor Kelly uses her work to address some of the most complex problems and challenges in our society. We are honored to have her join our faculty.”
University admissions staff made tough decisions to select students from 56,000 applicants, an increase of 3.5 percent from last year and the most-ever for the university. One in seven incoming freshmen (14 percent) is first in their family to attend college.
A group of researchers has found that three siblings born with cleft lip and palate share a common gene mutation associated with the birth defect. However, because this study involved only three children, Chai said more investigation is needed to find a causal relationship.
Racial segregation in neighborhoods is higher for families with children than those without, a new USC study shows. White families with children continue to live in predominantly white neighborhoods, in part to send their children to predominantly white schools, a new study on racial segregation has found.
The USC Thornton School of Music has created its first-ever venue designed especially for songwriters. The Songwriter’s Theater, which will be inaugurated on March 24, involved an extensive renovation of a space in the lower level of The Music Complex on campus.
The opening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by a performance at 7 p.m. featuring current students and alumni from USC Thornton’s Popular Music program, including singer Rozzi Crane.
USC will recognize six honorary degree candidates for their contributions to the community as civic, academic, scientific and arts leaders as part of the university’s 134th commencement ceremony on the University Park Campus May 12. Approximately 15,000 degrees will be conferred during USC’s commencement this year, including more than 1,500 doctorate degrees, either at the main ceremony in Alumni Park or at one of the satellite ceremonies across campus. More than 60,000 people are expected to attend this year’s event.
Amid state and federal discussions to address doctor shortages, this USC-led study is part of a growing body of research on the expansion of pharmacists’ roles as a potential solution.
Children with delayed visual perception as a result of serious head injuries may end up with structural changes in their brains that interrupt normal development, a new Keck School of Medicine of USC study shows.
A new independent economic impact study on USC shows that the university is one of California’s strongest economic engines. The study found that USC spurs $8 billion annually in economic activity in the Los Angeles region and California.