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The heartache of being sidelined from your favorite sport

One challenge: the absence of uplifting hormones. “There are a lot of endorphins and chemical changes that happen in our body when we exercise,” says Jared Vagy, USC assistant professor of physical therapy. “If that’s the only method that some people have to release those chemicals, then you’ve just lost a large part of what makes you complete as a human or satisfied.” (The New York Times; may require subscription)


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USC commencement speaker Kevin Feige
USC alum Kevin Feige has been president of Marvel Studios and the primary producer of the Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise since 2007. (Photo/Axelle - Bauer-Griffin - FilmMagic)

Kevin Feige, producer and president of Marvel Studios, named USC’s 2023 commencement speaker

The USC alumnus — the creative force behind the Marvel Cinematic Universe — earned a Best Picture Oscar nomination in 2019 for producing Black Panther, the first superhero film nominated in that category.

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USC Title IX trailblazer Tracy Poon Tambascia
USC Rossier Professor Tracy Poon Tambascia was the first woman of color to serve as president of the USC Academic Senate. (Photo/Courtesy of Tracy Poon Tambascia)

USC trailblazer Tracy Poon Tambascia is no stranger to being a ‘first’

TITLE IX: The USC Rossier professor — the first woman of color to lead the university’s Academic Senate — mulls the impact of the groundbreaking legislation that prohibited sex discrimination in educational institutions that receive federal funding.