An international study reveals that people, regardless of where they live and their age, poorly guess how physically active they actually are. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or email@example.com, or Jim Key, (213) 821-2992 or firstname.lastname@example.org An American, a Brit and a Dutch guy go for a walk. That may sound like the beginning of […]
Technology tops location, location, location as U.S. banking customers’ priorities shift. Study by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future finds large percentage of Americans willing to move their money to companies with no experience in financial services. Contact: Eddie North-Hager at (213) 740-9335 or email@example.com; Harlan Lebo at (310) 871-4744 or firstname.lastname@example.org Would Americans […]
Scientists develop method to repair damaged structures deep inside the ear Contact: Gary Polakovic (213) 740-9226, email@example.com Researchers have developed a new approach to repair cells deep inside the ear – a potential remedy that could restore hearing for millions of elderly people and others who suffer hearing loss. The lab study, conducted by scientists […]
Low-income and chronically ill consumers on high-deductible health plans face a significantly greater likelihood of financial trouble and spend more out-of-pocket for health care than people on traditional health insurance plans, study finds. (Illustration: Alamy) Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 firstname.lastname@example.org High-deductible health plans are touted for their money-saving potential, but a new USC study finds […]
PRESS ADVISORY: Self-driving cars, net neutrality, social media and elections prompt ethics questions
A pedestrian fatality involving an Uber autonomous car and use of Facebook account information by the political firm Cambridge Analytica are just a few of the headlines lately stoking discussions about ethics. On Friday, March 30, the Neely Center for Ethical Leadership and Decision Making will host a day-long conference, “Next Generation Ethics,” focused on […]
A study of 20-year trends shows a decrease in risk factors, as well as gender and age differences, for adults over 50. Researchers say medications, plus a decline in smoking, play a major role. Contact: Emily Gersema, email@example.com or (213) 361-6730 Both men and women over 50 reduced their risk factors for heart disease and […]
Contact: Ron Mackovich at (213) 740-6156 or firstname.lastname@example.org An unprecedented surge in applications has made 2018 a historic year for USC admissions. A record 64,000 students applied, a 14 percent increase from the year before and the biggest jump in two decades. “We’ve never had a harder time selecting which applicants to put in […]
The USC alumnus has held strategic and leadership roles with some of the world’s most recognized brands, including United Airlines, AT&T, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo. Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or email@example.com Oscar Munoz ’83, CEO of United Airlines, has been elected to the USC Board of Trustees. A visionary corporate executive, Munoz has built a […]
USC is hosting a California gubernatorial debate for Travis Allen (R), John Chiang (D), John Cox (R), Delaine Eastin (D) and Antonio Villaraigosa (D). The live-broadcast debate on NBC4 will be co-moderated by Colleen Williams, NBC4 Anchor, and Conan Nolan, NBC4 Chief Political Reporter and anchor of the political affairs show, News Conference.
USC researchers are inviting scientists worldwide to help model the pancreatic beta cell – key in understanding diabetes – at an atomic scale and whole-cell scale.