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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 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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July 19th, 2005

U.S. Supreme Court Nomination USC Legal Experts Available

Contact: Gilien Silsby USC Law News Service, (213) 740-9690 or (213) 500-8673 CHARLES WHITEBREAD, USC law professor, is an expert in the U.S. Supreme Court and judicial politics. He can discuss the political and legal ramifications of the nomination, the Senate confirmation process and the anticipated political battle over President Bush’s nominee. Whitebread is author […]

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July 14th, 2005

Real Estate Developer Marshall Ezralow Donates $6 Million for Cancer Research at USC

Longtime cancer activist’s gift will honor his wife, who passed away from ovarian cancer Contact: Jon Weiner (323) 442-2830, or Real estate developer and longtime supporter of the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Hospital, Marshall Ezralow has made a $6 million gift to the center to aid in the fight against cancer. Family members […]

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July 12th, 2005

USC Receives $2 million NIH High-End Instrumentation

Grant Will Fund the Purchase of New State-of-the-Art Equipment Contact: Jon Weiner, 323-442-2830 or The National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today it will provide $2 million for a High-End Instrumentation (HEI) grant to the University of Southern California that will fund the purchase […]

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