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Assal Habibi musical training brain development
Assal Habibi has done extensive research on how musical training is beneficial for brain development. Her latest study focuses on children who are learning music and speak more than one language, as compared to children who know just one language. (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

USC research reinforces music’s impact on the developing brain

A $450,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health will help USC Dornsife’s Assal Habibi advance her studies into how musical training boosts childhood brain development.

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Inda Craig-Galvan
Inda Craig-Galván has done sketch comedy at The Second City and The Groundlings, has a Black Theater Alliance Award & Joseph Jefferson Award nomination, wrote for The Rookie, edited How To Get Away With Murder in addition to being a playwright. (Photo/Courtesy of Inda Craig-Galván)

Whether writing plays or TV dramas, this USC alum embraces her voice

Inda Craig-Galván, who has worked as both an acclaimed playwright and a TV writer, credits her master’s from the USC School of Dramatic Arts with opening her eyes to new writing opportunities.

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USC alumni films collage
(Illustration/Max-O-Matic) (Copyright By A.M.P.A.S. (Douglas Fairbanks); Twentieth Century Fox (Star Wars); Columbia Pictures Corp./Photofest (Boyz N The Hood); Hugh M. Hefner Moving Image Archive (Merrell Gage);Morningside Productions (Jason And The Argonauts); United Artists (Charlie Chaplin); Nbc/Photofest (Johnny Carson); Milestone Film & Video (Mary Pickford); Paramount Pictures (Titanic).)

Top Hollywood Blockbusters With Trojan Ties

From Star Wars to The Avengers, USC alumni have created some of the most successful movies in history.