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April 17th, 2006

USC Students Address Homelessness in LA

USC STUDENTS TACKLE REAL-LIFE PROBLEM OF HOMELESSNESS AND PRESENT FINDINGS TO GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS In the one-of-a-kind program, students do not just study a problem, they find solutions WHAT: About 160 students from the University of Southern California will unveil their ideas for eradicating homelessness in Los Angeles after spending a semester analyzing the problem as […]

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April 12th, 2006

High Efficiency Flat Light Source Invented

Scientists studying organic light-emitting devices (OLEDs) have made a critical leap from single-color displays to a highly efficient and long-lived natural light source. The invention, described in the April 13 issue of Nature, is the latest fruit of a 13-year OLED research program led by Mark Thompson, professor of chemistry in the USC College of […]

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April 7th, 2006

Big Business Not to Blame for Environmental Woes

The image of greedy capitalists shaping laws that allow them to destroy and deplete the environment is a myth, according to a book by USC professor Sheldon Kamieniecki. “The biggest surprise and major finding of my research is how often business doesn’t get its way,” said Kamieniecki, professor of political science in USC College. “I […]

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April 3rd, 2006

USC and Science Magazine Convene Leading Thinkers on American Leadership in the Sciences

The University of Southern California and Science magazine will bring together some of the world’s most innovative thinkers and futurists next month to raise the nation’s awareness of global challenges in science and innovation.  The event – held as these two prominent institutions in the sciences celebrate their 125th anniversaries – addresses potential changes in […]

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March 30th, 2006

USC Casden Forecast Predicts Rents to Increase Across Southern California

LOS ANGELES, March 30, 2006 – Slow and steady gains in the overall Southern California economy will continue to push up apartment rents and occupancy rates that now rank among the highest in the country, according to the Casden Real Estate Economics Forecast released today by the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real […]

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March 30th, 2006

Current Policy Decisions by Voters May Jeopardize California’s Future

California voters are so demographically different from the state’s current and future population that the policy decisions they make today may jeopardize the state’s future. So says a study by University of Southern California professor Dowell Myers, which he will present March 30 in Los Angeles at the annual meeting of the Population Association of […]

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March 30th, 2006

Frictionless Motion Observed in Water

Researchers at the University of Southern California and Brown University said they have achieved near-frictionless motion in water by using lasers to spin a molecule like a propeller. Free rotation can occur in gases, where molecules are far apart. This is the first known demonstration of friction turning off in a room temperature liquid, the […]

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March 24th, 2006

Self-Esteem Falters Among Chinese Teens

Chinese teens who think of themselves as fat, even if they were normal or underweight, are at a greater risk for depression and school-related stress, a new USC study has found. Girls who said they were overweight reported an overall grade point average of 3.06 versus 3.20 for other girls, according to the study of […]

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March 20th, 2006

USC Experts on 100th Anniv. of San Francisco Earthquake

SOURCE ALERT How did the Great Earthquake of April 18, 1906 change California? How would such a quake in Los Angeles or San Francisco affect the city, the state and the nation? HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: KEVIN STARR, USC University Professor in history, state librarian emeritus and author of the “Americans and the California Dream” series of […]

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