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February 21st, 2006

Authors Examine Terrorist Trends

Can acts of terrorism be predicted? Yes, according to a new book by University of Southern California professor Todd Sandler and Walter Enders of the University of Alabama. "The Political Economy of Terrorism" (Cambridge University Press, 2006) uses a lot of game theory, a mathematical method that predicts someone’s optimal course of action by considering […]

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February 20th, 2006

USC Cinema-Television Alumni Development Council Formed

Nearly two dozen leaders from across the entertainment arts have founded the USC School Of Cinema-Television Alumni Development Council to guide and advise the school on reaching its academic and funding goals, as well as assist students and recent graduates to transition into their professional roles, Dean Elizabeth M. Daley announced today. Featuring alumni from […]

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February 6th, 2006

Alzheimer’s Found to Be Mostly Genetic

The risk of developing Alzheimer disease is up to 80 percent genetic, according to a University of Southern California-led study of nearly 12,000 twin pairs. The study appears in the February 2006 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, a journal of the American Medical Association. Margaret Gatz, professor of psychology in the USC College of […]

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February 1st, 2006

Orange County Businessman Appointed to USC Board of Trustees

Gregory P. Brakovich, CEO of real estate securities dealer manager KBS Capital Markets Group LLC in Newport Beach, Calif., has been elected to the University of Southern California Board of Trustees. A 1975 graduate of USC, Brakovich is a distinguished 28-year veteran of the financial services industry. He has spent most of his career as […]

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January 31st, 2006

Hospital Network Chairman Appointed to USC Board of Trustees

William J. Schoen, chairman of the board of Health Management Associates, Inc., a Florida-based hospital corporation, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California. Since 1983, Schoen has been affiliated with Health Management Associates [NYSE:HMA], the premier operator of acute care hospitals in the southeast and southwest areas of […]

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January 26th, 2006

Safer, More Effective Ports and Goods Transportation to be Addressed at National Urban Freight Conference Feb. 1-3

Freeing up the freeways, improving port security and reducing air pollution are among the goals that national freight transportation experts will discuss at the 2006 National Urban Freight Conference, to be held Feb. 1-3 in Long Beach. Organized by the METRANS Transportation Center, a joint program of the University of Southern California and California State […]

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January 23rd, 2006

Melanoma Rising Steadily Among California Hispanics

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil (323) 442-2830 USC study underlines need for skin cancer education in Hispanic communities LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23, 2006)-Hispanics in California are increasingly being diagnosed with melanoma, a potentially deadly form of skin cancer, according to a study in the March 1 issue of the journal Cancer, published online Jan. 23. Since 1988, […]

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January 18th, 2006

USC Opens Internet Cafe for Neighborhood Kids, Parents

WHAT: Grand opening of the Trojan Internet Connection, a USC computer facility providing Internet access for neighborhood residents WHEN: Mon., Jan. 23, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. WHERE: USC Community Computing Center, University Village, Jefferson Blvd. at McClintock WHO: The facility will provide Internet access for members of Kid Watch, MedCOR, USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative, […]

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January 17th, 2006

LAWA Executive Director Appointed to USC Board of Trustees

Lydia H. Kennard, who became executive director of Los Angeles World Airports in October 2005 after previously holding the position from 1999 to 2003, has been elected to the University of Southern California Board of Trustees.  As LAWA executive director, Kennard manages four Los Angeles-area airports — Los Angeles International, Ontario International, Palmdale Regional and […]

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