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Little Foot
The Little Foot skeleton was discovered in the 1990s in a cave in South Africa and is the most intact ancient skeleton of any human ancestor. (Photo/Paul John Myburgh, courtesy of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)

Analysis of famous fossil helps unlock when humans and apes diverged

The USC-led study examined the shoulder assembly of Little Foot, an Australopithecus that lived more than 3 million years ago, and may have confirmed how our human ancestors used their arms.

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Annenberg L.A. Taco event
USC Annenberg journalism students (top row, from left) Astrid Kayembe and Caitlin Hernández, along with Annenberg Media coach Laura Gonzalez, speak with chef Alfonso Martinez (below) for a project in Amara Aguilar's class. (Photo/Courtesy of Amara Aguilar)

Journalism students connect with L.A. Taco website to create community ‘zine’

The multimedia collaboration, led by USC Annenberg’s Amara Aguilar, will culminate in a printed independent magazine called Taco Life that will be distributed throughout Los Angeles.

University
John Brooks Slaughter, Hanna Reisler, Berislav Zlokovic, Natalia Molina and Alan E. Willner and
University Professors John Brooks Slaughter, Hanna Reisler and Berislav Zlokovic, and Distinguished Professors Alan E. Willner and Natalia Molina, clockwise from top left. (Photos/Steve Cohn, Courtesy of Women in Science and Engineering, Alex Familian, Courtesy of USC Viterbi and Ed Brancheau, clockwise from top left)

5 faculty members named University Professors and Distinguished Professors

The selective awards recognize significant accomplishments by leading scholars in their fields.