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2014-10-01 20:22:26

Transformative building fosters exploration and development of the digital future LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism today inaugurated a new era of digital media education, communication and production with the Grand Opening of the visionary Wallis Annenberg Hall. A crowd of more than 500 students, faculty, staff, trustees, alumni and friends of USC Annenberg cheered the ribbon-cutting that marked the...

2014-10-01 16:24:18

New Learning Model Combines Network and Access of WIRED with Academic Strength and Vision of the USC Roski School of Art and Design MARIN, Calif., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California, Condé Nast and WIRED today announced a partnership to create a new online Master's degree in Integrated Design, Business and Technology. The partnership creates an unprecedented learning experience, combining the expertise of the editors, writers, and designers...

2014-09-30 08:27:06

Top four innovators vie for $10,000 prize using the power of music to improve health LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), part of Keck Medicine of USC, today announced this year's four finalists in its annual USC CBC SLAM event where designers and creators improve health through the power of music. The finalists will present their concepts to the expert judging panel on October 2 where...

2014-09-29 12:25:08

New Board President and Dedicated Slate of Officers and Trustees to Provide Continued Stewardship of the Historical Society Mission, Collections and California's Vibrant History SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Historical Society (CHS) announced the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees. The new trustees, in addition to the election of new board officers, bring a wide range of experience, geographical diversity and expertise that will...

2014-09-29 08:38:55

His graduate school research launched the new science of networks LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Duncan Watts, principal researcher at Microsoft Research and path-breaking investigator of our connected age, is the recipient of the 2014 Everett M. Rogers Award. Watts' first paper, "Collective Dynamics of 'Small-World' Networks," co-authored with his doctoral advisor Steven Strogatz and published in the journal Nature in 1998, just a year after he got his Cornell Ph.D. in...

2014-09-29 08:30:39

NCEA provides assistance, training, education and tools to states and community-based organizations addressing elder abuse that affects 1 in 10 seniors each year LOS ANGELES, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) was named the sole grant recipient to become the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), a vital clearinghouse created by the Administration on Aging (AoA), part of the Administration on Community Living (ACL) in...

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...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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