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August 24th, 2005

Chaka Khan to Open Celebrity Softball Game at USC with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Contact: Cecily Wiggins, 213-220-0013 or Two celebrity teams will face off at The University of Southern California Dedeaux Field on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, in an effort to raise money and awareness for a program benefiting the South Bay’s foster and at-risk youth. The University of Southern California, the Children Youth and Family Collaborative […]

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August 23rd, 2005

Open House to Celebrate 40th Anniversary of USC Wrigley Marine Science Center

Contact: Kirsten Holguin, 213-821-4023, or 805-796-0038 cell USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies Marks its 10th Year WHAT: An open house on Catalina Island to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The USC Wrigley Marine Science Center and the 10th anniversary of the USC Wrigley Institute for Environmental Studies. ( The Wrigley Center was created […]

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August 22nd, 2005

USC Names New Pharmacy Dean

In his new role, former Duquesne University dean Randall Vanderveen will oversee graduate and doctoral programs and expand upon the school’s innovative research and professional development. Contact: James Grant, USC Media Relations, (213) 740-6156 or Kukla Vera, USC School of Pharmacy, (213) 821-3497 Randall L. “Pete” Vanderveen, a dean and professor of pharmacy at […]

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August 22nd, 2005

Clinical trials improving long odds of surviving lung cancer

Contact: Kathleen O’Neil, 323-442-2830 or The recent death of news anchor Peter Jennings from lung cancer served as a reminder that it remains the deadliest form of cancer. Each year, lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Even young non-smokers are not immune, as illustrated by the recent announcement […]

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August 17th, 2005

New Census Data Analysis Reveals Impact of the Latino Vote in Key States

Contact: Gina Adams, (213) 821-5615 Latino voters in electoral vote-rich states such as Texas, Florida and California can make a statewide electoral vote outcome difference if as few as 3-4% of Latino voters switch parties or change their candidate preferences, according to an analysis of recently-released Census data on the 2004 election, conducted by the […]

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August 11th, 2005

Banker Alexander L. Cappello Joins USC Board of Trustees

Contact: USC Media Relations, 213-740-2215 The international businessman and USC alumnus has extensive experience in corporate management and finance. Alexander L. Cappello, chairman and CEO of the Cappello Group Inc., a global boutique merchant bank, has been elected to the University of Southern California board of trustees. Cappello, who earned a bachelor’s degree from the […]

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August 10th, 2005

Nitrogen in the Air Feeds the Ocean

A USC oceanographer’s long-term study shows that the marine food chain depends in large part on atmospheric nitrogen. The finding also demonstrates the oceans’ massive absorption of greenhouse gas. Contact: Carl Marziali, 213-219-6347 or A team led by biological oceanographer Douglas Capone has confirmed that certain aquatic microorganisms draw huge amounts of nitrogen from […]

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August 5th, 2005

60th Anniverary of Hiroshima, August 6, 2005: USC Experts Available

EDWIN SMITH, professor of law and international relations, can comment on World War II military history, nuclear weapons, proliferation and the international law of war. From 1995-1999, Smith was a State Department advisor on nuclear weapons, national security, WMDs and proliferation. Contact him at (310) 837-2939 (home office) or (310) 487-1814 (cell). TERRY O’SULLIVAN, postdoctoral […]

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August 2nd, 2005

Record Oil Prices: USC Experts Available

Contact: USC News Service, (213) 740-2215 Can better technology help ease dependence on foreign supplies? Petroleum engineer IRAJ ERSHAGHI of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering is an expert in new “smart” oil production techniques that can wring much more oil out of existing fields in the U.S. — particularly if the price justifies the […]

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