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April 19th, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: Why are more white Americans dying in middle age?

After a century of progress, American life expectancy is falling largely due to “deaths of despair,” such as alcoholic liver disease, suicides and drug overdoses. On Friday, USC Presidential Professor and Nobel laureate Sir Angus Deaton and Princeton University Professor Anne Case will explain why an increasingly hostile labor market for Americans without a college […]

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April 19th, 2017

USC team develops new method to create the next fuel-efficient renewable energy

The fossil fuel fight goes on for USC scientists as they develop a new method for creating reversible hydrogen storage based on methanol, with no carbon emissions, in the last major paper co-authored by USC’s first Nobel laureate, the late George Olah. (Image credit: Sayan Kar) Contact: Ian Chaffee at (213) 810-8554 or ichaffee@usc.edu Scientists […]

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April 18th, 2017

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC this weekend

Seventh year on the USC campus expected to draw more than 150,000 attendees Contact: For USC, Eddie North-Hager at (213) 740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu. For Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Vanessa Curwen at (213) 237-5024 or Vanessa.Curwen@latimes.com. WHAT: The 22nd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, the largest literary and cultural festival in the country. […]

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April 17th, 2017

MEDIA ADVISORY: The influence of the environment and community on aging

Research shows that where we live affects how we age, including age-related diseases and overall well-being. On Wednesday, April 19, the USC Davis School of Gerontology will host a series of discussions about the intersection of aging and the environment for its annual symposium, “What’s Hot In Aging Research.” Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 740-0252 or […]

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April 13th, 2017

Celebrated Actress Kate Burton Joins the Faculty of USC School of Dramatic Arts

CONTACT: Delphine Vasko 213/821-4050, dvasko@usc.edu or Allison Engel 213/740-1927 allison.engel@usc.edu Three-time Emmy and Tony Award nominee Kate Burton will be joining the faculty of the USC School of Dramatic Arts as professor and master artist, beginning in fall 2017. Burton, who is currently starring with Kevin Kline in the Broadway revival of Noël Coward’s backstage […]

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April 12th, 2017

Milton Curry Named New Dean at USC School of Architecture

CONTACT: Allison Engel 213/740-1927 allison.engel@usc.edu    Milton S. F. Curry has been named dean of the USC School of Architecture, effective July 1. He will hold the Della and Harry MacDonald Dean’s Chair in Architecture. Curry comes to USC from the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, where he is associate […]

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April 12th, 2017

USC experts weigh in on Earth Day, climate change, EPA protests

Environmentalists, scientists and citizens concerned about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take to the streets in the #MarchForScience   Contact: Zen Vuong at (213) 300-1381 or zvuong@usc.edu   Earth Day was created 47 years ago to raise awareness that the United States did not have legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect the environment. Months […]

April 12th, 2017

Reform, revenue and procrastination: the bottom line on taxes

USC experts explore tax issues including reform, the reach of tax collectors, data security risks, government spending, and motivation for those who file at the last minute. Contact: Ron Mackovich at (213) 740-6156 or rmackovi@usc.edu   What tax reform really means  “Like April flowers, talk of tax reform is blooming everywhere. The difficulty, though, is […]

April 11th, 2017

Drones: Hero and menace

Since 2013, drones have saved an average of one life a week, according to DJI Technology, the largest maker of civilian drones. Just this year, drones have been used in everything from Super Bowl halftime shows to Amazon and UPS package delivery tests. Drones can also be used for search and rescue during earthquakes, for […]

April 6th, 2017

Unexpected protein structure findings could lead to new therapies

USC Dornsife scientists collaborating with others reveal surprising features on an enigmatic protein. The findings uncover potential new paths to drugs for numerous chronic illnesses. Contact: Zen Vuong at (213) 300-1381 or zvuong@usc.edu; Darrin Joy at (213) 821-2478 or darrin.joy@dornsife.usc.edu Scientists have determined unexpected characteristics of a key protein linked to blood pressure control and […]

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