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Sep 30, 2016, 11:35 ET Marc and Lynne Benioff's $20 million gift to USC supports research and treatment innovations to fight cancer

 USC Trustee Marc Benioff '86 and his wife, Lynne, have given $20 million toward construction of the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for...


Jun 14, 2016, 12:00 ET New Alzheimer's Study Aimed at Preventing or Delaying Symptoms

Researchers from the University of Southern California announced today they will test a promising drug aimed at preventing or delaying the symptoms...


May 27, 2016, 06:00 ET USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center Presents Research at ASCO Annual Meeting

 Physicians and researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center at Keck Medicine of USC are...


Oct 09, 2014, 10:30 ET Neuroscientists Claim Rare Pair of Research Grants

In a rare distinction for one university, neuroimaging world leaders and USC Professors Arthur Toga and Paul Thompson will receive two major...


Oct 01, 2014, 14:29 ET The University of Southern California, Conde Nast and WIRED Launch Master of Integrated Design, Business and Technology

The University of Southern California, Condé Nast and WIRED today announced a partnership to create a new online Master's degree in Integrated...


Jul 17, 2014, 12:31 ET First Comprehensive Library of Master Genetic Switches in Plants

Researchers have created the first comprehensive library of genetic switches in plants, setting the stage for scientists around the globe to better...


Jun 25, 2014, 03:01 ET $15 Million Gift to USC Establishes Endowed Chairs and Fellowships

Trustee Andrew Viterbi Ph.D. '62 and his wife, Erna, have added to their rich legacy of philanthropy at USC with a generous $15 million gift to...


Jun 10, 2014, 03:01 ET Barrack family commits $15 million to advance international business education at USC Marshall

A $15 million gift from USC trustee Thomas J. Barrack Jr. and his family will transform a USC Marshall School of Business building and...


Nov 10, 2012, 00:01 ET Transformative Gift Creates USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance

Gift, one of the largest in the history of American dance, will create the first new school established through an endowment at USC in nearly 40...


Nov 05, 2012, 08:00 ET University of Southern California Announces Naming Gift for Master of Real Estate Development Program

 The University of Southern California is pleased to announce a $10 million gift from David Dollinger to endow the USC Price School of Public...


Oct 30, 2012, 08:00 ET University of Southern California Announces Leadership Gift for the Leonard D. Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics

University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias is pleased to announce a $25 million gift from Leonard D. Schaeffer, a Judge Robert...


Aug 02, 2012, 08:00 ET University of Southern California and Arnold Schwarzenegger Announce New Institute on State and Global Policy

Focused on bipartisan solutions to local and global issues University of Southern California President C. L. Max Nikias and Arnold...


Jul 02, 2012, 05:00 ET How To Create Conditions for a New Economic Boom? Find out Oct. 9 in London at USC's Global Conversation

The University of Southern California will convene world experts looking past the global economic recessions to a potential "long boom" in the...


Nov 28, 2011, 23:00 ET USC Receives $50 Million Gift to Name USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Gift also creates center of social innovation focused on revitalizing low-income neighborhoods The University of Southern California is...


Oct 21, 2011, 12:50 ET USC Annenberg Announces 2012 Knight Luce Fellowship for Reporting on Global Religion

The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism announced this week that applications are now being accepted for the 2012 Knight Luce...


Sep 23, 2011, 05:30 ET USC Center for Body Computing (CBC) and USC Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) Find Potential in Social Media Health Tools

In a groundbreaking survey studying the impact of online applications and social community support on health habits, the University of Southern...


Sep 20, 2011, 08:32 ET Power Corrupts, Especially When It Lacks Status

Some authority combined with little respect is often a toxic combination, according to new research from USC, Stanford and the Kellogg School...


Sep 16, 2011, 13:12 ET Esta de Fossard Wins 2011 Everett M. Rogers Award for Achievement in Entertainment Education

Esta de Fossard, faculty member at the Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Advanced Communication in Washington, DC is the 2011...


Aug 26, 2011, 12:00 ET Storylines Featuring Alzheimer's, Asperger's and Rape are Among the Finalists for the 2011 Sentinel for Health Awards

Hollywood, Health & Society, a program of the Norman Lear Center at the University of Southern California (USC) Annenberg School for...


Jul 29, 2011, 09:30 ET USC Annenberg Announces the 2011 California Endowment Health Journalism Fellows

USC Annenberg announced journalism awards totaling $53,500 to support investigative and explanatory reporting projects on topics ranging from...


Jul 08, 2011, 11:35 ET Gutierrez Wins 2011 Lionel C. Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education

Felix F. Gutierrez, Professor of Journalism, Communication and American Studies & Ethnicity at USC Annenberg, has been chosen to receive the...


Jun 03, 2011, 09:30 ET Tenth Study by the Digital Future Project Finds High Levels of Concern About Corporate Intrusion in Personal Lives

Forget Big Brother -- it's Big Business that's watching you. The annual study of the impact of the Internet on Americans conducted by the Center...


Jun 03, 2011, 09:30 ET Entertainment Education Award Call for Nominations

Hollywood, Health & Society (HH&S), a program of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center, announces a call for entries for the...


May 20, 2011, 10:26 ET Hollywood Movies With African-American Directors Have More Black Characters

Hollywood movies directed by African-Americans are significantly more likely to include African-American characters with speaking roles than movies...


Apr 22, 2011, 10:57 ET Study Reveals New Data on Sexiness on Screen

A new study released by USC Annenberg researcher Dr. Stacy L. Smith and Marc Choueiti shows that Hollywood continues to be a difficult place for...