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June 21st, 2018

Elder abuse: The signs of this growing problem

With World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, University of Southern California experts provide insights about this important issue that is affecting parents, grandparents and families around the country.

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June 7th, 2018

Long way home: LA’s evening traffic moves slower

Your evening commute? It’s probably a lot longer than your morning drive, even though it’s essentially the same trip in reverse.

Crosstown, a research project between USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, examined 18 of Los Angeles’s busiest freeways over a full year.

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June 4th, 2018

Timing is everything to build kidneys from scratch

Arriving early or late can have big consequences for early-stage cells that gather to form a new kidney, a team of USC researchers discovered.

The scientists showed how progenitor cells that form the kidney’s filtering units, called nephrons, mature into entirely different types of cells based on when they reach the scene of nephron formation.

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June 1st, 2018

More than just numbers: USC experts on what the L.A. homeless count means

Los Angeles remains one of the least affordable housing markets in the nation. It’s estimated that more than half a million affordable housing units are needed.

For the second year, USC experts from several disciplines analyzed data from the count, in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. The data analysis ultimately helps determine how resources are allocated.

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May 31st, 2018

Rick Caruso Is Elected Chair of USC Board of Trustees

Contact: USC Media Relations at or (213) 740-2215 The University of Southern California Board of Trustees has elected Rick Caruso as its chair effective immediately. He succeeds John Mork, who completed his full five-year term as chair. Caruso is a long-serving member of the USC community, an alumnus (Bachelor of Science, 1980), a current […]

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