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2014-09-17 08:29:22

New technology can eliminate or shorten hospital stays and reduce complications for thousands of kidney cancer patients LOS ANGELES, Sept. 17, 214 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck Medical Center of the University of Southern California (USC) is the first medical center in the world to use new robotic technology in an outpatient procedure for a kidney cancer patient. Urologic surgeons at the USC Institute of Urology, part of Keck Medicine of USC, used a Food and Drug Administration...

2014-09-16 08:40:05

Customized Education Activities, Once-In-A-Lifetime Teacher Professional Development Program in Poland and Exclusive Virtual Field Trip will be Part of Auschwitz: The Past is Present Initiative LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education is partnering with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, on education components of Auschwitz: The Past...

2014-09-10 08:25:54

Contest challenges students to honor the legacy of Schindler's List by engaging in community service inspired by survivors' testimonies and showcasing their action in an IWitness video essay. LOS ANGELES, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Secondary school students have the chance to win a trip to Los Angeles by entering the second annual IWitness Video Challenge hosted by USC Shoah Foundation - The Institute for Visual History and Education....

2014-08-27 12:31:13

Keck Medicine of USC patient sees for first time in 30 years only one week after implant LOS ANGELES, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Kulik saw fireworks for the first time in nearly 30 years this July 4 holiday, thanks to a groundbreaking retinal implant co-invented by Mark Humayun, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned clinician-researcher at the University of Southern California (USC) Eye Institute. Kulik is a 55-year-old Peoria, Ariz. resident who has retinitis...

2014-08-26 12:33:16

New NSF I-Corps Node will support the translation of scientific and engineering research into technology for the marketplace LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) announced today that it will provide a multi-million dollar grant to create a hub of innovation that unites public and private institutions throughout Southern California, headquartered at and administered by the University of Southern California, the California...

2014-08-26 08:34:39

Developed by USC Shoah Foundation, IWitness has been shown to improve critical-thinking skills, while also increasing students' ability to engage the world with heightened sense of responsibility, empathy and tolerance. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a successful test run, the educational website IWitness is coming out of beta with new functionality, additional languages, as well as a faster and easier way for educators to create accounts so they can...

2014-08-25 16:23:14

8th Annual USC Body Computing Conference to feature USC CBC SLAM competition October 2 LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of Keck Medicine of USC, has announced its annual USC CBC SLAM event created this year in collaboration with Skullcandy Inc. to challenge creative minds to use music in a way that helps consumers better understand their personal health. Four finalists will present...

2014-08-20 12:27:39

Nutlock raised over 232% of needed funding in less than two weeks! LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The daily dilemma for every cyclist is that, on average, people will have a bicycle stolen in less than two years. A large contributing factor to this is that any thief can steal parts, more specifically your bike wheels, off an already locked bike. It's a quick, easy process that's lucrative for thieves - all that's needed is a wrench. The current (outdated) solution,...

2014-08-04 08:25:20

USC Annenberg study finds little diversity in 2013 top-grossing films. LOS ANGELES, Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Steve McQueen may have been the first black director to win an Oscar for Best Picture, but 2013 was otherwise business as usual in Hollywood when it comes to on-screen diversity. The Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at USC Annenberg released a study today demonstrating that diversity on screen falls far below that of the U.S. population. The...

2014-07-29 12:40:20

LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Do America's schools have the tools and talent to train the next generation of technology users? Only about half of parents and students say yes. A survey conducted by the USC Annenberg Center for the Digital Future and Bovitz Inc. found that 56 percent of parents and students agree that the technological facilities in their schools are adequate. The survey also found the same percentage of parents - but fewer students (46...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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