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January 24th, 2017

Understanding the LA homeless count

To complete this year’s Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority is working with a team of USC experts who will gather and analyze the data. In addition, a USC-wide collaboration of engineers and social workers, architects and scientists, sociologists and students, will work to address the medical and mental health challenges, housing shortages, poverty and crime issues surrounding homelessness.

November 22nd, 2016

USC experts discuss online holiday shopping, drones and virtual reality

More U.S. consumers than ever—68 percent (roughly 170 million people)—plan to purchase technology gifts this holiday season, a six percent increase over last year, according to the Consumer Technology Association. Many of these gifts will end up being wearables, drones, virtual reality headsets, smart home devices, and other “bleeding edge” digital toys

November 4th, 2016

Alzheimer’s experts: Big numbers behind the disease

USC has more than 55 researchers working to demystify Alzheimer’s disease and find ways to prevent, treat and cure it. In addition to internationally-recognized scientists scouring multiple paths to find ground zero of the disease, some USC experts are hard at work deciphering what it means to society and families when more than 5 million Americans live with this age-related malady.

October 24th, 2016

Prop talk: USC experts can speak on health, education

Seventeen propositions are included on California’s Nov. 8 ballot and the USC professors below are prepared to address media inquiries on the following topics. Contact: USC Media Relations at (213) 740-2215 or uscnews@usc.edu Proposition 56: Increases cigarette tax by $2.00 per pack, with equivalent increases on electronic cigarettes that contain nicotine and other tobacco products. […]

October 18th, 2016

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

With a robust community of internationally recognized faculty, USC is working to demystify the degenerative disease and find ways to prevent, treat and cure it. More than 55 researchers at USC have an expertise related to Alzheimer’s disease. Some look at the brain’s vascular system to identify Alzheimer’s before it begins. Others look at big data brain imaging and still others help families cope.