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May 10th, 2018

USC experts say U.S.-North Korea summit is unprecedented

The June 12 summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korea leader Kim Jong-un marks the first time heads of state of both countries meet for talks. At stake is national security for both sides, regional stability in east Asia and economic relations with China, the United States and its Pacific Rim allies. USC experts say the two leaders will enter uncharted waters.

May 9th, 2018

Gift supports biomedical innovation at USC

Retired ophthalmologist Allen Ginsburg and his wife, Charlotte, donate $10 million to name the USC Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics. Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu. A $10 million gift from Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg will provide critical funding for innovative research at USC into debilitating neurosensory diseases. The donation will establish a research fund […]

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May 9th, 2018

$20 million gift creates research center on longevity and aging at USC

Mei-Lee Ney’s donation is the largest in the history of the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. Contact: Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu. A new center dedicated to research on longevity and healthy aging has been established at the USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology with a $20 million gift from Mei-Lee Ney. The […]

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May 8th, 2018

USC commencement: Friday, May 11, media access

The University of Southern California’s commencement ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, May 11, on the University Park Campus. Pulitzer Prize-winning author and pioneering oncologist Siddhartha Mukherjee will deliver the commencement address. Mukherjee, Charlie Beck, Maj. Gen. Charles F. Bolden Jr., Jennifer A. Doudna and Forest Whitaker will receive honorary degrees.

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May 8th, 2018

USC recruits participants for landmark $1.5 billion precision medicine research initiative

Keck School of Medicine of USC and nationwide partners are launching a landmark $1.5 billion National Institutes of Health-led program that seeks to accelerate the development of precision medicine. One of the project’s priorities is to achieve a demographically, geographically and medically diverse community of participants, especially by including those who are underrepresented in biomedical research.

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April 26th, 2018

Media alert: Ceremony for USC college access program

For almost three decades, USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative has prepared the sons and daughters of South Los Angeles families for college success. NAI will celebrate its 21st graduation with students, their families, and the people who’ve made NAI a nationally recognized, free college preparatory program.

NAI’s class of 2018 includes 50 graduates. All are headed for college, and 19 will attend USC in the fall on full scholarships.

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