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June 14th, 2005

USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development Names New Dean

University of Illinois professor Jack H. Knott, who directed the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, succeeds Daniel Mazmanian. Jack H. Knott, professor of public policy and management at the University of Illinois, has been named dean of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development, effective Aug. 15. Knott succeeds Daniel Mazmanian, who will […]

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June 12th, 2005

Teenagers with Type 1 Diabetes Already Developing Cardiovascular Disease

USC study shows that boys with diabetes are at particular risk Contact: Richard Stone, (323) 442-2830 SAN DIEGO (June 12)-Youths with type 1 diabetes, especially boys, already show early signs of cardiovascular disease by their teenage years, according to researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and Childrens Hospital […]

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June 11th, 2005

Lowering Insulin Resistance Provides Sustained Protection from Type 2 Diabetes

Lowering Insulin Resistance Provides Sustained Protection from Type 2 Diabetes USC researchers describe emerging strategy for prevention, early treatment Contact: Richard Stone, (323) 442-2830 SAN DIEGO (June 11, 2005)- Patients may get lasting protection from type 2 diabetes through medications that take the load off of the body’s delicate insulin-producing cells, according to a study […]

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June 7th, 2005

Michael Jackson Trial USC Legal Experts Available

Contact: USC Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 Gilien Silsby, (213) 500-8673 (cell) E-mail: gsilsby@law.usc.edu JEAN ROSENBLUTH, USC law professor, is an expert in criminal prosecution. A former criminal prosecutor for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles, she can discuss strategies used by the prosecution and the defense, the judge’s evidentiary rulings, and the unique […]

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June 6th, 2005

Terrorism Risk Insurance Symposium at USC

Contacts: Kelly Gribben, CREATE, (213) 740-5514 or gribben@usc.edu Usha Sutliff, USC News, (213) 740-0252 or sutliff@usc.edu WHAT: The National Symposium on the Future of Terrorism Risk Insurance will bring researchers, corporate leaders and policymakers together to discuss the relationship between terrorism risk, insurance, national security and public policy. The symposium will focus on whether the […]

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May 25th, 2005

Major Losses Projected From Quake Under Los Angeles

Rupture of a Little-Known Fault Could Cause Up to $250 billion in Damages, Say Researchers from USC and the U.S. Geological Survey Contact: Carl Marziali (213) 740-4751 Email: marziali@usc.edu A new estimate of the effect of an earthquake along the Puente Hills fault shows that damage could occur on an unprecedented scale. An earthquake of […]

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May 23rd, 2005

Children Living Near Major Roads at Increased Risk of Asthma

USC researchers find link between highways and breathing problems in kids Contact: Jon Weiner, (323) 442-2830 SAN DIEGO (May 23)-Children living close to a major road are significantly more likely to have asthma than children who live farther away, according to study findings presented today at the American Thoracic Society International Conference. Children living within […]

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May 20th, 2005

EARTHQUAKE ON LITTLE-KNOWN FAULT COULD CAUSE WORST DISASTER IN U.S. HISTORY

Contact: Carl Marziali, USC News Service (213) 740-4751 or (213) 219-6347 marziali@usc.edu WHAT: A news briefing will be held to present new estimates of losses from earthquakes on the Puente Hills fault under Los Angeles. Researchers created shaking scenarios for magnitude 7.2 to 7.5 earthquakes and used software from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to […]

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May 20th, 2005

CALIFORNIA STEM CELL RESEARCH INSTITUTE CHAIRMAN SPEAKS AT USC LAW SCHOOL

Contact: USC Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 Gilien Silsby, (213) 500-8673 (cell) E-mail: gsilsby@law.usc.edu WHAT: Robert N. Klein, chairman of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, will deliver the keynote address at USC Law School’s 2005 Intellectual Property Institute Conference. Klein served as chairman of the Proposition 71 committee, the “California Stem Cell Research and […]

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