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March 22nd, 2018

Facebook’s ‘breach of trust’ after Cambridge Analytica scandal

News broke this week that a political data firm for the 2016 Trump campaign accessed private Facebook user data and then utilized it for targeting ads. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg apologized for the “breach of trust” as a #DeleteFacebook movement began and amid reports that Cambridge Analytica was swept into Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation […]

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March 21st, 2018

Play ball! – 4 ways that science has changed America’s grand old game

The 2018 Major League Baseball season will begin Thursday, March 29, marking the earliest opening day in MLB history. A lot has changed for players over the course of nearly 200 years — much of it because of advancements in science and medicine. Contact: Zen Vuong, (213) 300-1381 or   Catching Z’s optimizes player performance “Professional teams are starting […]

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March 12th, 2018

MEDIA ADVISORY: Candidates for California’s top education position to hold forum at USC

The candidates for state superintendent of public instruction will be participating in a forum to discuss education policy in California. Candidates will answer questions from the moderator and, later, from the audience. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or or Ross Brenneman at (213) 740-2327 or WHAT On Monday, March 19, candidates for state […]

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March 11th, 2018

Black male student-athletes and racial inequities in college sports

A new report from USC finds that while Black men make up over half of student-athletes on scholarship, they comprise just 2.4 percent of undergraduates at Power Five athletic conference universities. Provost Professor Shaun Harper of the USC Race and Equity Center studied 65 universities for the third edition of “Black Male Student-Athletes and Racial Inequities in NCAA Division 1 College Sports.”

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March 9th, 2018

Tariffs: A win for American jobs or the start of a trade war?

President Trump has signed an order imposing new tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum that will affect trade partners, such as China, but excludes Canada, the leading source of Ameican steel, and Mexico. USC experts explain who wins and who loses when tariffs are imposed. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 361-6730 or Photo credit: […]

March 8th, 2018

Pioneering oncologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee announced as University of Southern California’s 2018 commencement speaker

More than 60,000 members of the Trojan Family will unite on the University Park Campus for USC’s 135th commencement on May 11.

Siddhartha Mukherjee, a physician who has redefined public discourse on human health, will deliver the commencement address.

Mukherjee is best known for his 2010 Pulitzer Prize winning book, “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.” It was made into a three-part documentary by Ken Burns and was included among Time magazine’s 100 best nonfiction books of the past century.

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March 7th, 2018

5 ways to lower your chances of getting Alzheimer’s

3 USC researchers offer life hacks that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Contact: Zen Vuong, (213) 300-1381 or Retain a sharp, healthy brain and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by following five simple rules. Some of the tips are scientifically proven, while others show promise but require further investigation. […]

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