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Google this: grad student finds success through USC’s online offerings
USC Viterbi’s Distance Education Network enables students to advance their education with an innovative online delivery method.
New grant bolsters Keck School’s study of Kaposi’s sarcoma
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Keck School researchers a $7.5 million grant to investigate how Kaposi’s sarcoma-associated herpesvirus evades the immune system and triggers certain cancers.
Trojan alums work to keep our mobile devices safe
In 2007, three USC alums started Lookout, a mobile security company located in downtown Los Angeles that helps keep cellphones safe.
USC software architect fixes the kinks in the system
Computer science professor Nenad Medvidović of USC Viterbi seeks to bridge the gap between software programs and the people working with them.
USC emerges as top producer of Fulbrights for second straight year
USC was one of the top producers of Fulbright Student Grant recipients among U.S. research institutions for the 2013-14 academic year, according to the Fulbright Program.
Theatrical voices filled the USC Annenberg Auditorium on Oct. 11 as high school and USC student actors performed “Moby-Dick: Then and Now.”
USC Viterbi researcher leverages engineering to decode autism
Shrikanth Narayanan is helping to improve the diagnoses and treatment of autism through advances in engineering and computing.
USC launches International Academy
The university has created the USC International Academy to better address its growing international student body.
ShakeOut set to be largest disaster drill in history
Along with millions of other people throughout the state, USC students, faculty and staff will “drop, cover and hold on” for 60 seconds at 10:17 a.m. on Oct. 17.
Digital medicine takes center stage at Body Computing Confab
The seventh annual USC Body Computing Conference brought together scientists, clinicians and business leaders to discuss innovative ideas that use technology to improve health care.
Interactive coverage of historic win
A sampling of coverage from national and international news publications and reactions from social media.
USC hosts press conference in honor of Warshel
President C. L. Max Nikias congratulates Arieh Warshel at a USC-hosted press conference on Oct. 9 at Town & Gown.
A collection of photos and reactions from USC and beyond
Well-wishes on Twitter and other news about Professor Warshel’s big win
The story behind the study, in his words
Arieh Warshel describes his research in a 2009 video.
Audio interview with Warshel
Nobel laureate Arieh Warshel speaks with Adam Smith from Nobelprize.org, the official website of the Nobel Prize.
Watch the Nobel Prize press conference
The prize was announced by Staffan Normark, permanent secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences located in Stockholm.
USC Trustee Ratan Tata inducted into National Academy of Engineering
USC Trustee Ratan N. Tata added a new honor to his list of accomplishments when the prestigious National Academy of Engineering inducted him as a foreign associate on Oct. 6.
A night of recognition for USC’s volunteers
The USC Alumni Association paid homage to the global network of Trojan Family volunteers at its annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Sept. 19.
USC launches new digital initiative
USC aims to further broaden its digital reach through a new initiative in digital knowledge and informatics, announced USC Provost Elizabeth Garrett in a memo to faculty and staff.
USC researchers win $20 million to study tobacco product regulations
The Keck School of Medicine of USC’s Department of Preventive Medicine will receive $20 million over five years to establish one of 14 Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science in Los Angeles.
Journalism students get a rare look inside the SEC
Michele Wein Layne of the Securities and Exchange Commission was the featured speaker at the Geoffrey Cowan Forum on Sept. 12.
Armani named ‘Brilliant 10’ by Popular Science
Andrea Armani of USC Viterbi has been recognized as one of Popular Science magazine’s “Brilliant 10,” a selection of the brightest young researchers in the country.
USC professors receive NIH funding for clinical trial of Alzheimer’s drug
Roberta Brinton and Lon Schneider are principal investigators of a new study aimed at testing promising drugs for the prevention of Alzheimer’s.
USC Viterbi grad student learns by salvaging
USC Viterbi graduate student Roland De Marco helped in the salvage operation of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.
USC researchers put food smarts into phones
USC researchers develop a smartphone app that suggests recipes made from food on hand to suit a family’s tastes and needs.
USC wins NSF grant to develop big-data network
The National Science Foundation has awarded USC a $500,000 grant to create the Trojan Express Network II, a high-speed expressway to transfer massive amounts of data across and beyond campus.
Patient-centered program boosts care delivery satisfaction
A joint patient-centered program between USC and UCLA demonstrates a way to mend the health care system.
Text messages help patients manage diabetes, researchers find
USC researchers are using a mobile-health approach to improve medication adherence and encourage healthy lifestyle habits.
Student entrepreneurs launch dreams and businesses
A chocolatier, a clothing designer and a photographer — all three are USC students who are learning new skills to run their businesses.
Student-produced Salazar Project recognized with Web awards
The Ruben Salazar Project, completed by the students of USC Annenberg Professor Félix Gutiérrez, received two awards from the Best of the Web Competition.
USC Rossier professor joins commission to examine STEM issues
Adrianna Kezar has joined a cohort of higher education experts to serve on a National Research Council Commission for the National Academy of Sciences.
Magnetic treatment for high-risk neuroblastoma proves less than attractive
Removing tumor cells with a magnet? It may sound strange, but researchers at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and their colleagues explored whether this technique can create better outcomes for patients with high-risk neuroblastoma.
USC Price partners with Mexico’s science and tech council
USC Price has signed an agreement with Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology to establish a joint program of graduate fellowships.
Finkel brings diversity into the lab
Steve Finkel has made it his mission to bring diversity into his lab and the field of biological sciences.
Real estate developer sinks his teeth into the family business
This year’s Ostrow School White Coat Ceremony marked not only the start of dental education for Parker White but also a new professional and personal beginning.