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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...

2014-07-24 08:30:18

New study from USC Annenberg finds females fill less than a third of speaking roles across six years of film content. LOS ANGELES, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Anna and Elsa managed to rescue their kingdom from perpetual winter, but the challenge they face now is to save other female characters and actors from being frozen out of speaking roles in film. A new study from the Media, Diversity, & Social Change Initiative at USC Annenberg reveals that less than a third...

2014-07-22 08:26:43

The free online programs focus on the commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the 30th anniversary of the Cambodian Genocide and the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world will commemorate several important events during the 2014-15 school year that will provide teachers an opportunity to explore these milestones in ways that will impact and engage students....

2014-07-07 12:25:02

Industry Expert in Media Audiences Leads Initiative to Develop Innovative Tools for Media Measurement LOS ANGELES, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dana Chinn, a media analytics strategist and longtime faculty member at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California, has been named Director of the Norman Lear Center's Media Impact Project (MIP). Chinn has more than two decades of experience researching and teaching analytics for content-...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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