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Misinformation and unfounded claims about COVID-19 have flooded social media sites as the new coronavirus has spread. (Photo/iStock)

Social media fuels wave of coronavirus misinformation as users focus on popularity, not accuracy

A social media expert at the Keck School of Medicine of USC notes that people fail to stop and think sufficiently about whether content is accurate before they share it — and most social media platforms aren’t designed to prioritize the best information.

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Gustavo Dudamel at home
In a message recorded at home, Gustavo Dudamel reminds people to take care of themselves and to remain inspired and connected. (Image/Courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra)

Los Angeles Philharmonic, KUSC and KDFC team to present At Home with Gustavo

The special on-air and online series — which has been created in response to COVID-19 — features selections curated by the noted conductor plus personal reflections on the music that keeps us together, even when we’re apart.

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The media narrative about stereotypical behaviors and risk-taking can prevent older and younger generations from working together, says USC expert Paul Nash. (Photo/iStock)

Bridging generational divides can help people of all ages fight COVID-19

COVID-19 media coverage has largely pitted younger people against those whose age makes them more vulnerable to the virus. But USC gerontologists say intergenerational programs that efforts to bring seniors and young people together in everyday life could build more understanding.

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Michael Hsiao spends quality time with his wife, Kimberly, and daughter, Peyton; he encourages other graduate students with children at the USC School of Pharmacy to find similar work-life balance through a new support group. (Photo/Danny Nguyen, Blue Soul Photography)

Support group helps USC students balance grad school and parenthood

Members of the student-led program share advice on making time for work and family life. USC leaders are planning to expand the initiative across the Health Sciences Campus this year.