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April 26th, 2017

Poll: Trump supporters remain optimistic

President Trump receives high ratings from his base while Clinton voters largely disapprove of his job performance. (Graphic by CESR) A few weeks before President Trump’s 100th day in the White House, the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll asked members of its nationally representative panel of Americans to rate his presidency, their sense of financial […]

April 24th, 2017

USC honors Rick J. Caruso with the Asa V. Call Award, the university’s highest honor

Several distinguished USC alumni honored at annual awards ceremony  Contact: Eddie North-Hager (213) 740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu The University of Southern California honored Rick J. Caruso, ’80, with its most distinguished alumni honor, the Asa V. Call Award, at its 84th Annual Alumni Awards on Saturday, April 22, held in downtown Los Angeles. The Asa V. […]

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April 24th, 2017

Looking back on 100 days for the 45th president

On April 29, President Trump will commemorate 100 days in office.  USC experts explain the challenges he faces and the ups and downs of his first days in the White House.  Also, the USC Dornsife College’s Unruh Institute of Politics will host the “Trump’s First 100 Days,” on Wednesday, April 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Details […]

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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