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January 24th, 2023

Jason King named dean of USC Thornton School of Music

The multihyphenate musician and scholar comes to USC from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Contact: USC Media Relations, uscnews@usc.edu or (213) 740-2215 Renowned music scholar and musician Jason King has been named dean of the USC Thornton School of Music, effective July 1, USC announced Tuesday. King currently serves as chair of the Clive Davis Institute of Recorded […]

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January 19th, 2023

How old is your brain, really? Artificial intelligence knows

(Photo/Pexels) AI-powered analysis developed at USC accurately reflects risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease based on brain age. Contact: Nina Raffio, raffio@usc.edu, (213) 442-8464 NEWS SUMMARY Researchers at USC developed an AI model capable of accurately capturing cognitive decline by measuring how fast the brain is aging. Findings reveal sex-specific differences in how the […]

January 18th, 2023

University names USC field after 11-time Olympic medalist and alumna Allyson Felix

The most decorated U.S. track and field athlete in Olympic history, Felix is a USC alumna, frequent collaborator with the university and women’s rights advocate. Contact: USC Media Relations, uscnews@usc.edu or (213) 740-2215   USC President Carol L. Folt announced the university is naming the field at one of its landmark sports facilities in honor of Allyson Felix. […]

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January 18th, 2023

USC researchers find music education benefits youth wellbeing as California looks to boost arts in school

Results highlight areas for state legislators and school leaders to consider as they expand music education programs across California. Contact: Nina Raffio, raffio@usc.edu, (213) 442-8464 The latest USC research on the impact of music education shows that for adolescents, the benefits appear to extend beyond a surge in neural connections in their brains. It actually […]

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January 17th, 2023

Honorees chosen for 63rd Annual USC Architectural Guild Awards Program

Contact: uscnews@usc.edu or 213-740-2215 The USC School of Architecture and the USC Architectural Guild are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 USC Architectural Guild Awards. The program, on March 21st at Warner Bros. Studios, will honor Issa Rae, Mark Rios, Michael Hackman, Reza Safavi, Behnaz Farahi and Jim House for their efforts in redefining the creative […]

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December 9th, 2022

What makes a movement go viral? Social media, social justice coalesce under #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

The study is among the first to measure the link between social media posts and participation in the second wave of #BlackLivesMatter protests after the death of George Floyd in 2020. NEWS SUMMARY: After George Floyd was killed in 2020, Instagram proved to be instrumental for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. It gave rise to activists, independent […]

December 1st, 2022

Silicon Valley takes on health care as tech billionaires disrupt insurance, pharmaceutical markets

Health care costs are top of mind for the millions of Americans that made their annual Open Enrollment elections with a goal of saving in 2023. This is especially true for the many Americans that are still looking for ways to save even after selecting the most affordable options for coverage available during their employers’ […]

November 30th, 2022

Source Alert: FTX, BlockFi crash sends shockwaves through crypto-verse, raising questions for regulators and consumers alike

  Members of Congress will convene on Dec. 1 in what will be the first of several probes into the recent implosion of crypto giant FTX and the regulatory gaps exposed by its collapse. USC experts are available to discuss what the downfall of virtual currencies like FTX and BlockFi mean for the fate of […]