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    USC delegation meets with lawmakers in D.C.
    Friday, March 22, 2019
    USC interim President Wanda M. Austin and provost Michael Quick led a delegation of trustees and administrators to Washington, D.C., last week to advocate for a host of key national priorities that directly impact the university’s faculty, researchers and students. Joining the president and provost were Board of Trustees Chairman... Read More »
    Bravo-USC Science and Engineering Fair paves path toward STEM careers
    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    After months of hard work, dozens of students from Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School presented their original research projects at the annual Bravo-USC Science and Engineering Fair on March 4 to a panel of judges from USC, UCLA and other institutions. The budding scientists vied for awards and the... Read More »
    Carol L. Folt to become USC’s 12th president
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Noted life scientist, teacher and academic leader Carol L. Folt will become the University of Southern California’s 12th president, the USC Board of Trustees announced March 20. Formerly chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), Folt brings decades of experience in academia to USC, launching a new era... Read More »
    Keck School alumni, faculty honored at 2019 Scholarship Gala
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    More than 300 alumni, friends, donors and students gathered for the Keck School of Medicine of USC 2019 Scholarship Gala, held March 16 at the Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles. The Scholarship Gala honors exceptional students, faculty and alumni who highlight not only the best in academics and research,... Read More »
    USC named one of nation’s top producers of Fulbright students for 2018-19
    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    For the seventh year in a row, USC is among the top universities for U.S. Fulbright students. Institutions with the most students accepted to the prestigious program are announced by the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. USC consistently appears on... Read More »
    Researcher gives bare bones explanation of skeletal development study
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    How do our skeletons form during embryonic development? To approach this question, PhD student Dion Giovannone, research scientist Sandeep Paul, PhD, and the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Gage Crump, PhD, looked to our not-so-distant relative: the tiny, transparent zebrafish. Crump, a professor of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine at... Read More »
    Is year-round daylight saving time a good idea? Maybe not
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    If you were yawning more than usual thanks to last week’s switch to daylight saving time, you weren’t alone. It takes some people a full week to recover from feeling more sluggish than usual after rolling back the clock for daylight saving time. Experts call the phenomenon “social jet lag.”... Read More »
    Researcher to study cellular, genetic changes in retinoblastoma
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age and accounts for approximately 4 percent of childhood cancers. If not diagnosed early, retinoblastoma may result in loss of one or both eyes and can be fatal. David Cobrinik, MD, PhD, associate professor of... Read More »