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March 23rd, 2023

President Carol L. Folt announces new inaugural vice provost for the arts

USC Annenberg Professor Kun hopes to create a collaborative arts vision across USC’s campuses In recognition of the importance, relevance and collaborative spirit of the arts at USC, President Carol L. Folt on Thursday announced a new position at the university — vice provost for the arts — and named USC Annenberg School for Communication […]

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March 21st, 2023

Place matters: USC research uncovers the strongest predictor of childhood and adolescent obesity

The physical spaces where kids live, play and learn have the biggest impact on obesity status and eating behaviors, according to USC research. Contact: Nina Raffio, or (213) 442-8464 Neighborhood design, walkability and access to healthy food outlets, parks and green spaces are the strongest environmental predictors of obesity and eating behaviors in children […]

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March 21st, 2023

Takeaways from the Silicon Valley Bank collapse

SEC and U.S. Justice Department investigators are expected to convene in a series of probes into the recent implosion of Silicon Valley Bank and the regulatory gaps exposed by its collapse. USC experts are available to discuss what went wrong and what America’s second-largest bank collapse means for the future of the U.S. and global […]

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March 20th, 2023

For clues to healthy brain aging, look to the Bolivian Amazon

The daily lives of people in the Indigenous Tsimané and Mosetén communities closely resemble those of pre-industrial societies and may provide clues for preventing heart disease and cognitive decline. Contact: Nina Raffio, or (213) 442-8646 Some of the lowest rates of heart and brain disease ever reported by science are found among Indigenous communities […]

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March 15th, 2023

USC opens campus in the heart of Washington, D.C.

With the acquisition of a distinctive property in Washington, D.C., USC significantly expands its national presence. The university brings academic and research excellence, innovation and top talent to the nation’s capital. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 712-3168 or The University of Southern California today announced the opening of the USC Capital Campus, to be housed in an […]

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March 13th, 2023

Man vs. Machine: USC experts weigh in on ChatGPT, generative AI

ChatGPT has been the subject of controversy among AI enthusiasts and skeptics since capturing the world’s attention earlier this year. Opinions are split on its utility and competing visions for the future of assistive technology appear to clash now more than ever. Last week, USC announced the launch of the Center for Generative AI and […]

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March 10th, 2023

USC research identifies existential threats to the iconic Nile River Delta

USC research identifies existential threats to the iconic Nile River Delta The Nile River from space (Image/NASA) The Nile River is the longest river in the world and the only one visible from outer space. (Image/NASA) Decades of poor environmental and water management turned the Nile River Delta from a unique ecological habitat in the […]

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March 9th, 2023

USC dives into AI research, education with new Center for Generative AI and Society

With the growing interest in generative AI tools like ChatGPT, USC forms a research center with $10 million in seed money and influential experts from the fields of computer science, film, media, education and more Contact: Paul McQuiston at or (323) 527-7770 USC President Carol Folt is announcing a new Center for Generative AI […]

March 3rd, 2023

Largest known genetic study of prostate cancer in men of African descent could improve screening

The new USC-led analysis of genetic data fills an urgent research gap for a population that faces a higher risk of prostate cancer than white men. Until now, most big data studies of prostate cancer were focused on populations of European ancestry. Contact: Leigh Hopper at or Laura LeBlanc at The largest known genetic […]

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