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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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March 17th, 2006

Third Anniversary of American Invasion of Iraq

University of Southern California Office of Media Relations Tel: 213-740-2215 E-mail: USCNews@usc.edu https://www.usc.edu Media Advisory March 17, 2006 USC EXPERTS AVAILABLE TO COMMENT ON 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF INVASION OF IRAQ Michael Keane, military strategist and lecturer in the USC Marshall School of Business, can talk about U.S. troop morale and the effectiveness of the terrorists’ […]

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March 17th, 2006

Stranded Sea Lions Poisoned by Toxic Algae

Domoic acid poisoning from microscopic algae is the likely cause of over a dozen sea lion strandings on Los Angeles County beaches. The algal blooms are still developing, and more poisonings are expected. Dolphins and seabirds also may be affected. The blooms do not threaten humans. Samples collected by marine biologists at the University of […]

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