|SBIR Phase II Workshop â June 20, PortTech Los Angeles|
Your company has already met the challenges of the highly competitive SBIR and/or STTR program. PortTech Los Angeles is now offering assistance to prepare an effective Phase II proposal and commercialization plan. This workshop, presented by Tibbetts Award Advocate Dr. Marie Talnack, will provide you with the tools, techniques, plans and deliverables to meet the proposal requirements and the best practices to maximize your chance of winning an award. The Phase II workshop emphasizes developing the commercialization plan and access to resources to implement the plan.
|Silicon Beach Fest | June 19-22, 2013 | Cost: Varies|
Silicon Beach Fest is LA’s first festival celebrating LA tech, entertainment & startups with panels, keynotes, workshops, mixers, and more in Santa Monica on June 19-22, 2013. Head to the beach on the first weekend of summer to celebrate LA's digital innovators in tech, entertainment and startups!
|Los Angeles Startup Weekend | Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2 | Cost: Varies|
Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011. If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!
|Women in Tech: She++ Screening | Thursday, May 16|
In 2010, only 15% of computer science majors were females and 50% of girls felt that STEM was not a career path for women. These statistics inspired a few Standford Unviersity students to produce a short film that explores the topic of women in tech. This Thursday, May 16th General Assembly LA and Women in Tech will host an exclusive screening of this documentary. Following the viewing, there will be food, drinks, discussion around this particular topic and a panel of female engineers.
|Driving Tech Startups â A Day in the Life of a Serial Entrepreneur | Wednesday, May 22|
In collaboration with the USC School of Pharmacy, USC Stevens is hosting another event as part of our Conversations in Life Sciences series called, Driving Tech Startups – A Day in the Life of a Serial Entrepreneur. Join our conversation with Troy Wilson (CEO of Wellspring) and Karen Kerr (USC Stevens Senior Director for New Ventures and Alliances) on building a successful biotech startup.
|Laboratory of Neuro Imaging Moves to USC|
Cluster hire of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI), with more than 100 faculty, researchers and multi-disciplinary staff headlined by eminent scientists Arthur W. Toga and Paul Thompson.
|MedTech Idol Competition|
Announcing the Inaugural 2013 MedTech Idol Competition for Early-Staged Medical Device Companies: Deadline for submissions June 3, 2013! The MedTech Idol Competition is for early-staged medical device companies. The purpose of the competition is to encourage medical device entrepreneurial activity by providing exposure and recognition to promising early-stage MedTech ventures.
|10 Week Paid Internship Opportunity with a Venture-Backed Startup | Deadline: Wednesday, May 15|
The inaugural LA Venture Fellows Program is an opportunity for entrepreneurially-minded undergraduate programmers from USC, UCLA, Harvey Mudd, and Cal Tech to work at one of LA's hottest venture-backed start-ups this summer. Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 15.
|USC develops virtual tool to train child interviewers|
Trying to get a child to overcome embarrassment and fear when we need them to disclose information in a court of law can be very difficult. This is why the USC Gould School of Law and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) joined together to create the Virtual Child Witness (VCW) project that aims to train future investigative interviewers, help them ask the right questions and use the right techniques to get children to talk.
|Apply to the Accelerator+Incubator+Mentoring Summer 2013 Program |
AIM: This 12-week summer program is a competitive accelerator, incubator, and mentoring program directed at launching startups. Selected startup teams will have the opportunity to compare strategies, receive mentoring from successful entrepreneurs and Marshall faculty, and develop plans for company launch.
|HTE@USC: Engineering and Medicine at USC|
The mandate of Health, Technology, and Engineering @ USC (HTE@USC) is to facilitate links between clinicians and engineers. On Friday, May 10th, 10am-3pm, HTE@USC will host a third Frontiers Symposium at UPC in the Forum located on the fourth floor of the Tutor Campus Center (Rm. 450).
|Theodore Berger's Memory Implants Featured on MIT's Technology Review|
Theodore Berger, whose “memory implants” are described by MIT Technology Review's contributing editor Jon Cohen. Berger, who is a biomedical engineer and neuroscientist at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, wants to restore the ability to create long-term memories in patients with severe memory problems by putting silicon chips inside their heads.
|Cardborigami at Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI) Spring Showcase | May 2, 2013|
At the LACI Spring Showcase event on May 2nd, at 8pm, LACI will share the work and research conducted over the semester for their clients, including Cardborigami. Cardborigami, a former participant of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation Student Innovator Showcase, is one of the clients Los Angeles Community Impact (LACI) has been working with this semester.
|National Geographic Features Valter Longo, Cell Biologist at USC|
Valter Longo, a cell biologist at the University of Southern California who studies aging, describes his research in the newest clues to a longer life. A decade earlier Longo had begun to manipulate the genes of simple organisms like single-celled yeast, creating mutations that allowed them to live longer.
|Healthcare in the Age of Disruptive Innovation: How much information do we need? | Wednesday, May 15|
Please join us on May 15th as we bring together a panel of experts made of practitioners, entrepreneurs, VCs, IT specialists, policy makers and regulators to discuss concerns, needs, limitations and opportunities contributing to this new and changing field of healthcare. The event is a collaboration between the Health System Improvement Collaborative (HSIC), the Medical Innovation Program (MIP), Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and the USC Stevens Center for Innovation.
|Women In Tech: We're Init(Together)|
Tara Brown, instructor of the recently held General Assembly LA Women in Tech event, is featured on Forbes for her valuable advice to women in Los Angeles looking for opportunities in the startup community.
| The Creativity Workshop | Friday, April 26|
Am I creative? (Hint: answer is yes!) How can I give my creativity a purpose? What do creative people do? To find out the answers to these questions, join this interactive workshop on April 26th at USC brought to you by PlushMoney & MoneyThink. The purpose of this interactive workshop is to help discover your true creative potential by exercising the tools necessary for creative thinking. Engage in activities that highlight problem solving and idea generation, among many more topics! We'll have a fun day filled with activities, speakers, and lots of inspiration to move forward. Attendance is free and requires RSVP by April 25, 2013.
|USC Trusteeâs Gift Launches New Center to Target Cancer|
Businessman and USC Trustee Daniel M. Tsai has made a $1.5 million gift to the USC School of Pharmacy to create a binational research center focused on one of the most promising new leads in the fight against cancer.
|Sustainability Innovations Showcased at First Look West (FLoW) |
LOS ANGELES, CA – April 18, 2013–The second annual First Look West (FLoW), www.flow.caltech.edu competition will star university cleantech entrepreneurs whose innovations may transform our energy future. Altogether 23 teams from 14 universities across the Western Region will vie for over $150,000 in prize money. This round is the culmination of a six-month process that narrowed a field of over 50 original contestants to 23 hot contenders. The winners will then move on to the Department of Energy’s National Competition in Washington D.C., June 11 – 13, 2013.
|'Do More Than You Thought You Could' with Adam Cheyer|
Please join us as we welcome Adam Cheyer, co-founder and lead engineer of Siri, the mobile virtual assistant sold to Apple. Adam also co-founded Change.org, the world's most popular online petition platform, and Genetic Finance, a hedge fund utilizing a scalable machine learning network. The event will be oversubscribed, so please register at the link.
|NBC Universal NextTech Opportunity|
NBC Universal is looking for qualified candidates to participate in their NexTech Program starting summer of 2013 in Los Angeles. NextTech is a hands-on 2-year technology program.
|Apply for the National Day of Civic Hacking at the White House | Deadline: April 19|
We're inviting a group of developers and tech experts to join us on June 1 for National Day of Civic Hacking at the White House. At the first White House hackathon we hosted 21 participants who built apps and visualizations based on the new API for We the People -- the White House petition system. For the National Day of Civic Hacking, participants will focus on producing full, production ready apps and visualization tools that will be featured on the We the People website and made available under an open source license.
|TEDxTrousdale | Applications Due April 18|
One hundred Trojans will come together on April 25th, 2013 to listen to seven student speakers share their passions, projects and experiences with their peers. TEDxTrousdale hopes to build a sense of community to share interdisciplinary ideas, showcase the talents of our student leaders, and foster the TED spirit on campus. TEDxTrousdale aims to start a dialogue between all speakers and attendees to connect our diverse student communities under the TED vision. Deadline to apply is April 18, 11:59pm.
|USC Marshall Society and Business Lab Lunch & Learn: ACCION San Diego | April 22, 2013|
ACCION San Diego developed a successful lending methodology for domestic microfinance in 1994 tailored to local micro-entrepreneurs in Southern California’s neighborhoods. With economic opportunity, these entrepreneurs can build assets and better provide for their families and communities. Join USC Marshall Society and Business Lab in welcoming ACCION San Diego for their Lunch & Learn Series on Monday, April 22. Complimentary lunch will be served.
|Apply to Minor in Social Entrepreneurship | Deadline: May 3|
The Minor in Social Entrepreneurship includes 14 units of required courses, and 7 units from among a list of electives. This minor is for students of all majors who are interested in social innovation and want to use business to solve the world’s most serious problems. Deadline to apply is May 3, 2013.
|Rhythms + Visions: Expanded + Live 2 | April 26, 2013|
Rhythms + Visions: Expanded + Live 2 will light up the School of Cinematic Arts Complex in an evening of large exterior projections and animated sonic performances. Innovative artists Quayola & Sinigaglia, Miwa Matreyek and Charles Lindsay with video artist Chen Serfaty will perform an eclectic program of contemporary visual music and audio-visual art.
|Performance and Form: A Net-Zero House | April 16, 2013|
The USC School of Architecture will bring together an interdisciplinary panel of experts on sustainability and design for a provocative conversation on the Solar Decathlon competition, its implications for long-term application and the future of green living.
|USC Marshall School of Business Marcia Israel Awards Banquet | May 2, 2013|
Join the USC Marshall School of Business in celebrating the newest entrepreneurship class with the presentation of certificates and graduation sashes.
|General Assembly: Intro to the LA Startup Community | April 18, 2013|
This free class is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Los Angeles. We will canvas key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, hot issues, and more. Learn the role of key players such as Los Angeles UX & UI Meetups, Startup Weekend, Creative Mornings, Maker Studios, Machinima, Nation Builder, Factual, Riot Games as well as Launchpad LA and the Accelerator / Incubator ecosystem. After class you are welcome to network with a number of prominent folks in the ecosystem.
|500 Startups-Backed Food Delivery Startup Chewse Raises $1 Million From Chris Sacca And Others|
There are all sorts of startups looking to make life easier, including a whole bunch trying to make ordering lunch a no-brainer. Chewse is the newest entrant into the food delivery game, as it seeks to provide office admins a new, easy way to get lunch catered. To do so, the company has raised $1 million in seed funding from a group of investors that include Chris Sacca and 500 Startups.
|Professor provides thoughts on growth of digital data|
Thomas Davenport, a thought leader in business and technology, shared his insight on emerging trends in “big” and “small” data analytics during the second USC Marshall Distinguished Speaker Seminar at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center.
|Taking robots from the lab to grade school|
While USC’s robotics lab conducts cutting-edge research, an afterschool program funded by the university is studying artificial intelligence at a more elementary level — as in, elementary school. troybots, a USC Neighborhood Outreach (UNO)-funded program in partnership with the California Science Center that teaches local children how to build basic robots, is holding its first showcase on April 6.
|Women in Tech: Intro to the LA Startup Community|
This free class is an orientation to help you get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Los Angeles. In this special Women's edition, we will showcase female founders that have founded amazing companies and canvas key events/meetups to attend. In edition to covering the basics, we will talk about VCs, blogs, hot issues, and other resources you should know about. Don't worry, guys are welcome too!
|Big Data Discussion|
"Big Data" is hot, but what the heck is it really? USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Professor Dmitri Williams, along with PhD students Alex Leavitt and Josh Clark, will explain what it means and why you should care. They will explain why the CIA is interested in night elves, how you can predict the future, why you can tell a liar by their avatar's hats, and how you might position yourself to get a good job in a rapidly growing industry.
|USC Offers Glimpses of the Future|
Technology media and industry experts received a peek at the future and more at “GLIMPSE: A Digital Technology Showcase,” an exclusive event, featuring cross-disciplinary research held on Jan. 29 at USC.
|Device Offers Partial Vision for the Blind|
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday approved Second Sight's Argus II, the first treatment to give limited vision to people who are blind, involving a technology called the artificial retina.
|A Gem of a Game for Amputees|
Belinda Lange, a research scientist at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, specializes in developing game-based systems for people with neurological or physical injuries.
|Lung Cancer Study Takes Page from Googleâs Playbook|
The same sort of mathematical model used to predict which websites people are most apt to visit is now showing promise in helping to map how lung cancer spreads in the human body, according to a new study published in the journal Cancer Research.
|USC Appoints New Executive Director for USC Stevens Center for Innovation|
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation, a university-wide resource that helps USC innovators make impact with their ideas, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Dyer as Executive Director.
|The 2013 Council on Foundations Annual Conference: A Critical Moment for Philanthropy|
Under the umbrella of Vision & Action, programming will showcase philanthropy's intersection on today's pressing issues–including gun violence, health, education, and more–and equip participants with the tools, ideas, and connections they need to invest in solutions.
|Conscious Capitalism 2013: Discover how Conscious Capitalism is relevant to you, and how you can put it to work|
Designed for business owners, executives, non-profits, students and others who want to understand the principles of Conscious Capitalism and how to apply them, the 2-day conference will feature dozens of speakers and workshop leaders from some of the most dynamic and innovative companies practicing Conscious Capitalism.
|University of Southern California is named #1 game design program by The Princeton Review for fourth consecutive year|
For the fourth straight year, USC has been named the No. 1 game design school in North American for its graduate program by The Princeton Review. This ranking is shared by the USC School of Cinematic Arts (SCA) Interactive Media and Games Division and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Department of Computer Science. USC has been ranked the number one school for game design for each year The Princeton Review has released the ranking.
|USC Appoints New Executive Director for USC Stevens Center for Innovation|
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation, a university-wide resource that helps USC innovators make impact with their ideas, today announced the appointment of Jennifer Dyer as Executive Director.
|TEDxLoyolaMarymountU: Better Together|
Better Together seeks to bring together stakeholders in Los Angeles education for the sake of creating community, sharing new ideas, and inspiring action. We believe that while education is easily politicized, we are all on the same team and ultimately, better together. Our speakers have come from across the country and from various industries to share new insights for education from their unique lenses. We look forward to seeing you at this one-of-a-kind conference!
|USC Marshall Professor Gerry Tellis on Fast Company: The Importance of Mavericks in Innovation |
Companies consistently pass up or cast out those who create friction, cause insecurity among leaders, or make other employees uncomfortable. It's their loss--since those mavericks are often their best shot at true innovation
|Redefining Animation: The 25th Annual Conference for the Society for Animation Studies 2013 | June 23 - 27, 2013|
The John C Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts, the University of Southern California, and the School of Cinematic Arts is proud to host REDEFINING ANIMATION: The 25th Annual Conference for the Society for Animation Studies 2013. In the ever evolving field of animation and digital arts, creative and technical innovation continues to expand the meaning of the art form and establish new ways to perceive, understand and express the world around us.
|March Metrics â the first World Championship for Research Impact | March 1 - 31, 2013|
From March 1st – 31st, 2103, the USC School of Pharmacy will collect submissions of all types of research activity – from publication of journal articles, to sharing open data sets, to raising money for your research through new mechanisms such as Crowdfunding. By combining “impact points” for each type of data and its downstream impact (shares, tweets, downloads, etc.), we will produce overall and category-specific World Champions for Research Impact.
|USC Engineered Anti-Terrorism System Deployed at Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach|
A USC-designed computer application has been deployed at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (POLA/LB) to make the local waterways safer, it was announced today. The ARMOR-PROTECT system randomizes Coast Guard patrols to thwart would-be terrorists and increase security.
|OBR-LA: How do we make Los Angeles a Better Biotech Hub? | March 21, 2013|
OBR’s mission is to engage our academic and industry communities on-campus to foster a conversation about the health care and life sciences industry. The event will feature an exciting panel discussion with local industry experts, followed by a networking session where students can interact with industry professionals. All are welcome as we look to the future of LA as a global leader in biotech!
|ABL Denim: Adaptive Jeans|
ABL Denim: Adaptive Jeans by Stephanie Alves are made for people with limited mobility, lack finger dexterity, or have a broken arm. Jeans can be difficult to get on and off and they can be uncomfortable for people with any of these issues. ABL Denim jeans look just as good as other premium denim lines in the stores but also combine functionality with style.
|Women in Entrepreneurship: Hear Firsthand From Female Founders & CEOs|
Girls in Tech (GIT) - USC will be hosting its first all-female entrepreneur panel on Friday, March 8 at 5 p.m. in KAP 156 featuring women who have started or have co-founded their own businesses. The panel will include Josie Baik, president and co-founder of CyPOP as well as Dorian Howard, USC alum and founder of the successful customizable shoe company, milk & honey! Q&A and networking opportunities will follow after the panel discussion.
|Doctor and Patient Join Forces to Launch Decade-Long Movement to Find the Cure for Colon Cancer|
The Wunder Project maps out a detailed research plan, calls on USC and international team of medical leaders to find the cure and aims to raise $250 million in two years to ensure viability of success.
|Startup Equinox is Back! | April 4th, 2013|
Startup Equinox, the largest for-students by-students entrepreneurship event returns to USC this spring and it's better than ever! With new speakers, new opportunities to pitch, and maybe even some friendly competition.
|Entrepreneurial Approaches to Global Health Challenges|
Hosted by the USC Institute for Global Health, Jacqueline Novogratz, founder of Acumen Fund, a social investment fund operating in India, Pakistan, and across Africa that has reached over 90 million people through its 70 portfolio companies, will challenge the audience to think about the role they can each play in building a more inclusive, healthy future for us all.
|Retinal Implant Wins FDA Approval|
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the Argus II retinal prosthesis system for use in the United States. Mark Humayun, who holds joint appointments at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, was a key member of the team that developed the device, which will be available to qualified patients at the Keck Medical Center of USC.
|Prezi + TED Ideas Matter Contest | Deadline: February 18, 2013|
Create and submit a prezi inspired by one of the popular TED Talks below for a chance to be chosen by the Curator of TED and the CEO of Prezi, featured on the TED blog, and shared with the TED speaker whose talk inspired your winning prezi.
|2013 Duke University Sustainable Business & Social Impact Conference | February 20, 2013|
The Duke MBA Net Impact Club is hosting a one-day Sustainable Business and Social Impact Conference, focusing on four different tracks: Technology, Finance, Social, and Sustainability.
|Cleantech Goes Social Contest | Deadline: March 4, 2013|
The Cleantech Goes Social Contest aims to support the development of Facebook applications and new uses of Facebook’s billion-person network to encourage adoption of clean technologies, help individuals and companies reduce their environmental impact, and engage the public in further dialogue surrounding key sustainability challenges. The winner of the contest will receive $25,000 in funding and personalized guidance from Cleantech Group and Facebook on how to maximize the impact of their idea.
|2013 USC Greif Center New Venture Seed Competition | Deadline: February 17, 2013|
Prizes this year include multiple cash awards up to $50,000 and free legal and business services from our supporting organizations.Among the categories will be social impact ventures. All applicants will have the opportunity to attend workshops where they will be guided to refine their business concept leading to their presentation including presentation slides (“pitch deck”) for the Preliminary in March. All USC students, faculty and staff are encouraged to apply.
|The ingenious plan to preserve Holocaust survivors as holograms |
The Week featured GLIMPSE, a showcase of USC digital technology held last week at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The story highlighted holograms of Holocaust survivors developed by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education and USC’s Institute of Creative Technologies. The holographic virtual survivors will allow future generations to ask questions and learn their stories. In the next one to five years, the holograms could be set up at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.
|Ninja Metrics Gains $750,000 To Decode Social Influence In Apps, Games|
How do you figure out which of your users matter most in your social applications and games, and help that to improve social interaction and engagement in your apps? Redondo Beach-based NinjaMetrics has just scored some funding for exactly that, in the first part of a Series A funding round, worth $750,000. The new funding comes from Yuri Pikover (Xylan, 5Square, Access360), along with the Tech Coast Angels' Ace Fund, along with other angels.
|Six USC Research Teams Complete Startup Boot Camp and Receive Nearly $500K to Commercialize Technologies|
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - Los Angeles, CA – The USC Stevens Center for Innovation, whose mission is to support the creation of start up companies and commercially viable products emerging from research across the University of Southern California, announced today that six faculty led research teams received nearly $500K in gap funding to develop and commercialize their innovations.
|USC Viterbiâs Online Graduate Engineering programs ranks No. 1|
he USC Viterbi School of Engineering earned top honors in two online education categories in this year’s U.S. News & World Report rankings, it was announced January 16, 2013.
|IBM Watson Challenge @ USC|
Marshall will host a three-day case competition in regards of Artificial Intelligence technology from Feb 8th to 10th.
|E2: Evolution of Entertainment Conference 2013|
The Evolution of Entertainment Conference (E2) is a can’t miss event for all who are interested in or currently working in the field of entertainment or new media. E2 is focused on the evolving changes that have made a tremendous impact on the business of entertainment. This event is an excellent educational and networking opportunity that will help industry newcomers and veterans alike understand the latest changes in the industry – as described by the decision makers themselves!
|Crowdfund your Research with Microryza - USC Workshop on Fri. 2/8 @ 11am|
So you have a research idea that you think would never get funded by NIH? It's too early stage? You have no preliminary data? Meet Microryza and learn how to crowdsource funding for your research! The founders of Microryza, Cindy Wu and Denny Luan, created the platform because they themselves struggled with funding as young scientists. Microryza will be joining us for a short workshop on how to get started on Microryza and how you can leverage the crowd and the internet to get your ideas funded!
|Intellectual Property and Your New Venture Workshop|
On Wednesday, January 30th in RTH 526 at 2pm, figure out if you have intellectual property and learn how to protect it. This workshop is open to anyone at USC and space is limited. Seating is on a first come, first served basis so arrive early to guarantee your seat. Light refreshments will be served. Workshop is hosted by USC Stevens.
|Student Founders. Get $18K. Free office space. Mentorship. No strings attached.|
Founded in 1988, Highland Capital Partners is a global venture capital firm focused on putting the entrepreneur first. With offices in Silicon Valley, Boston, and Shanghai, Highland has raised over $3 billion in committed capital and invested in more than 225 companies across consumer and enterprise technology.
|Green Biz Forum San Francisco|
Framed by the 2013 State of Green Business report, GreenBiz Forum defines the trends, challenges and opportunities in sustainable business today. This year, the GreenBiz Forum will feature two events in New York (Feb 19-21) and San Francisco (Feb 26-28), engaging stakeholders across industries, sectors, and regions to discuss how, and how well, companies are addressing sustainability challenges and opportunities, in a comprehensive view of the state of green business today.
|FLOW â First Look West Competition | Deadline: February 10, 2013 |
Win up to $100,000 to launch your clean tech business idea! Innovations in technology will typically be the foundation of your application, but are not required to be patented at the time of submission. Transformational concepts with commercial potential are welcome as well as more formalized businesses. At least half of each team must be current undergraduate or graduate students at accredited universities.
|A Support System For Innovation|
Founded in 2002 by Anil Rathi, Skild is a platform and software designed to run competitions. It functions as “a support system for innovation,” helping brands, businesses, and non-profits design competitions that unveil the hidden potential within their own employees. With 10 years of experience so far, Skild has helped create over 120 competitions for companies and organizations such as: IBM, Viacom, Nissan, TBWA/Chiat Day, Royal Bank of Canada, the University of Southern California, and many others.
|DreamIt Health: On the Road|
The DreamIt Health team is heading out on a six-city tour through the Northeast and Mid Atlantic to meet-and-greet with healthtech entrepreneurs. Come out and network with other healthtech entrepreneurs and get your questions answered about the DreamIt Health accelerator.
|Call for nominations! TR35 is looking for the 35 innovators under 35 of 2013!|
Let MIT know who you think belongs on the 2013 list of Innovators Under 35. All nominations remain confidential. They will contact the nominee directly to participate in their selection process.
|Tell it to the hand|
Holding a spoon, a cell phone or a baby all require bending and straightening the hand and arm. Most of the time, people take the ability for granted. But when that functionality is damaged or missing, combining microsurgery with orthopaedic surgery may help.
|Inebriated mice provide fodder for liver research|
Scientists at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have found evidence that liver mitochondria in mice adapt to become better metabolizers of alcohol and increase in number after chronic exposure, which may raise the potential for free radical damage associated with aging and cancer over time.
|Dedication to science pays off|
Frances Richmond, director of the USC School of Pharmacy's regulatory science program, has been recognized with an Award for Excellence in Regulatory Affairs.
|Attend TEDxCaltech this Friday, January 18th!|
TEDxCaltech will be held at the California Institute of Technology on Friday, 18 January 2013, from 9 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. It will take ideas worth sharing from Caltech out into the world by exploring: The Brain. TEDxCaltech will be an immersive experience — on stage and off. In keeping with the spirit of TED conferences, our diverse group of speakers are asked to give the "talk of their lifetime," sharing with the audience their exciting discoveries, talents, and dreams. The audience, which is every bit as extraordinary as the speakers, will have many opportunities to mingle and connect at extended breaks, lunch, and finally a closing reception.
|PortTech Los Angeles hosts Funding Technology Innovation: SBIR/STTR Workshop|
Over $2 Billion in Federal Government R&D Grants Available Learn How To Prepare a Winning Proposal for Your Business
Each year the federal government awards technology grants to companies like yours to conduct research and develop innovations for the government. You can then convert the funded research project into commercial business opportunities. Attend this workshop to learn how to write successful proposals to any of the 11 government agencies that run Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs.
|The Days of Wine and Pulses|
USC engineers have been at the forefront of a technology known as pulsed power for decades. Notably, Professor Martin Gundersen of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering has been developing devices that produce ultrashort, very intense electric pulses for use in fields ranging from engine research to cancer therapy.
|Shire Acquires USC Spinout Lotus Tissue Repair, Inc.|
Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), announces that it has signed an agreement to acquire Lotus Tissue Repair, Inc. of Cambridge, MA, a privately held biotechnology company developing the first and only protein replacement therapy currently being investigated for the treatment of dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (DEB). DEB is a devastating orphan disease for which there is no currently approved treatment option other than palliative care. Subject to customary government approvals, Shire will purchase the company for an upfront payment and certain contingent payments based on the achievement of certain safety and development milestones.
|Interdisciplinary Possibilities Pull Caltech Biologist to U. of Southern California|
Scott Fraser is bringing two dozen people from Caltech to his new institution, where he hopes team members will shift disciplines to solve problems. To learn more about Fraser and his decision to work at USC, click here.
|Oh, the Games They Play on Demo Day|
Demo Day is an eagerly awaited biannual event that attracts the brightest programming and engineering students across campus, as well as the attention of leaders in the video game industry.
|USC Ventures Forth - Top LA Innovators|
Karen Kerr, USC Stevens Center for Innovation's Senior Director of New Ventures and Alliances is featured as one of LA's top innovators of 2013. Karen is leading USC Stevens' into a new age of intellectual property.
|Founder of Society and Business Lab honored|
Adlai Wertman, professor of clinical management and organization at the USC Marshall School of Business, was “tapped” by USC’s Torch and Tassel Chapter of the Mortar Board.
|SBL Lunch & Learn: Environmental Sustainability |
Corporate Responsibility (CR) is a broad-based movement in business that encourages companies to take responsibility for the impact of their activities on customers, employees, communities & environment. Learn more from an Environmental Analyst!
|Anatomy of a USC Startup|
Five recent USC grads take their college entrepreneurship lessons and apply them to their own startup venture.
|Hollywood Light Stage, Behind the Scenes|
USC's Institute for Creative Technologies Bring Real-to-life Video Graphics
|USC Davis School of Gerontology - Special Lecture - Innovationship: Collaborative Creativity by Design|
Leon Segal Ph.D., Innovation Psychologist and Scott Underwood, Design Thinker will present the lecture: “Innovationship: Collaborative Creativity by Design.”
|Ideas Empowered Presentation and Pitching Event at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies|
Please join us for the USC Stevens Center for Innovation's third annual Ideas Empowered Presentation and Pitching Event at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT) in Playa Vista on Tuesday, December 11, 2012.
|The Commercialization of Space with The CFO of SpaceX: A PlushMONEY Event|
Come mingle with SpaceX and hear a fascinating talk on the Commercialization of Space!
|USC Marshall Society and Business Lab Lunch & Learn Series: Social Business Certification|
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is co-sponsoring the November Lunch & Learn featuring Andy Fyfe, Community Development Coordinator at B Lab, a nonprofit that certifies and supports B Corporations and that facilitates the passage of benefit corporation legislation. This series exposes the USC community to issues of social and environmental importance and how business solutions can be used to approach these issues. Click here to learn more about future Society and Business Lab events.
|Healing Wounds, Visible and Invisible|
From prosthetics to PTSD, Viterbi researchers advance the future of veterans’ care.
|How to Build A Pacemaker For Unborn Babies|
NIH awards USC team $1 million for fetal pacemaker - Professor Loeb collaborates with Keck School on 20 mm long prototype
|TEDx arrives in Encinitas! Get your tickets to TEDxVillageGate|
Registration is now open and tickets are limited for the December 8th, 2012 -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. TEDx conference! Apply for tickets by Nov. 23rd at www.tedxvillagegate.com.
|Research to explore communication delays in space|
Outer space isn’t exactly the first setting that comes to mind when considering the role of social workers, but USC School of Social Work Professor Lawrence Palinkas is taking the profession to new frontiers.
|Renowned ear surgeon joins Keck School of Medicine|
John Niparko has been named professor and chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
|USC scientists unlock the potential of carbon nanotubes|
Integrated circuit computer chips have been made from silicon since computing;s infancy in the 1960s. Now, thanks to a team of USC researchers, carbon nanotubes may emerge as a contender to silicon's throne.
|Hanna Damasio receives high honor in Spain|
University Professor Hanna Damasio has received a doctora honoris causa from the prestigious Open University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain.
|Keck School professor wins young investigator award|
The V Foundation for Cancer Research recently honored Christina Curtis with one of only 17 2012 V Scholar grants.
|USC Coulter Translational Program Informational Sessions|
Call for pre-proposals for Pilot Funding Program! Deadline is December 15, 2012.
|Light at the End of the Needle|
When typical biopsies are performed, doctors are guessing at their target. ClariTrac provides light at the end of the needle.
|Viterbi Student Innovation Institute Kicks-Off with a Twitter|
VSI2 launches via a fire-side chat with Mike Abbot - Ex VP of Engineering at Twitter.
|USC Marshall Society and Business Lab Lunch & Learn - Social Business Certification |
|In this together: New home for neuroscience at USC is as much a visual triumph as an embodiment of the belief that neuroscience and the humanities belong together|
The newest building at USC is organized like a brain, with spaces for both rational inquiry and appreciation of the beautiful. It’s a fitting home for a research center that merges the latest advances in neuroscience with ancient questions of what it means to be human: What drives us to create? How do we seek meaning? Where do feelings come from?
|USC develops software to facilitate large-scale biological inquiry|
The world's leading mass spectrometer manufacturers have agreed to license technology that enabled University of Southern California (USC) researchers to develop software that, for the first time, allows scientists to easily use and share research data collected across proprietary platforms.
|Should You Drink the Kool-Aid?|
On Tuesday, Nov. 27th, hear Venkatesh Rao's brief outline of the entrepreneurs-are-the-new-labor argument, but rather than dwelling on the argument itself, he will spend the bulk of the time discussing some speculative conjectures about the relationships between personality type, capacity for true belief and entrepreneurial success.
|USC Alum & Founder of Chewse Named 1 of 8 Women Entrepreneurs in 500 Startups' Latest Class|
Chewse was started by USC students, Tracy Lawrence and Gary Yao. Their website offered not only student discounts, but also foodie-inspired reviews and public transit information for those who don’t have cars and unable to go to restaurants. Chewse has grown now into a company that provides the easiest way to order catering online.
|Crowdfunding Gets Down to Business|
The crowdfunder.com team will give a short talk on how exactly crowdfunding for businesses works. They will provide an update on SEC regulations per the JOBS Act, and outline how USC entrepreneurs can use crowdfunding as an effective tool for raising capital to build and scale their businesses.
|USCâs Collegeology Games Launches Facebook Game to Teach Students About Applying to College|
Mission: Admission aims to fill the college-counseling void for underserved high school students, pairing research from the USC Rossier School of Education and game design from the USC School of Cinematic Arts
|Creativity takes center stage at USC Student Innovator Showcase|
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation held its sixth annual Student Innovator Showcase, giving 30 teams of students the opportunity to present their innovations and compete for $9,000 in funding.
|TEDxUSC 2012 speaker Doris Kim Sung's talk chosen for release on TED.com's front page|
USC Architecture professor Doris Kim Sung's TEDxUSC 2102 talk was chosen for release on TED.com's front page! In her talk, "Metal that Breathes," Sung explains why building skins should be more similar to human skins
|USC Marshall Society and Business Lab Lunch & Learn - Social Business Certification|
The Lunch and Learn series exposes the USC community to issues of social and environmental importance and how business solutions can be used to approach these issues. The 2012-2013 Lunch and Learn series is titled "Can business models end poverty? Spotlight on the UN Millennium Development Goals." Lunch and Learn events are open to Marshall undergraduate and MBA students, as well as faculty, staff, and students from the greater USC community.
|Student innovators present concepts|
Contestants at the USC Stevens Center for Innovation’s sixth annual Student Innovator Showcase spent Friday pitching their inventions and business ventures to attendees and judges.
|Discovery Leads to New Hope Against Ovarian Cancer|
Scientists at USC have discovered a new type of drug for the treatment of ovarian cancer that works in a way that should not only decrease the number of doses that patients need to take, but also may make it effective for patients whose cancer has become drug-resistant.
|2012-2013 USC Marshall SBL Lunch & Learn Series |
Can business models END POVERTY? Spotlight on the UN Millennium Development Goals.
|Can L.A. Stop Being a Slacker In Biomedicine?|
The Ingredients For Supremacy Are All Here. We Just Need To Step Up Our Game—Slightly.
|From Flesh to Digital |
Plastic-looking characters that do not fully blend with their surroundings can be a distraction rather than an enhancement in virtual environments. Convincing virtual characters are needed in training, educations and entertainment. So, is it possible to turn flesh into digital imagery?
|Startup Weekend |
|Measuring Impact from USC Startups - Please Complete the Survey by September 15, 2012|
The USC Stevens Center for Innovation is in the process of collecting updates on USC startups for preparation of our annual report and would greatly appreciate your help in completing a brief survey about your startup company by September 15, 2012.
|Join us at the 2012 USC Student Innovator Showcase and Fast Pitch on Friday, Oct. 19|
The sixth annual USC Student Innovator Showcase highlights USC student creativity and breakthrough ideas from all disciplines. Each year during Trojan Family Weekend, the USC Student Innovator Showcase gives parents and students alike a glimpse at a select group of cutting-edge companies, non-profits, art projects, inventions, creative performances, and new technology produced by USC students.
|10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Game in L.A.|
Karen Kerr, Senior Director for New Ventures and Alliances and Coulter Principal Investigator is featured in a Forbes article as one of the "10 Women Entrepreneurs Who Are Changing the Game in L.A." Karen has taken on the role of spearheading USC Stevens Center for Innovation’s efforts to help launch startup companies from the university’s most promising technologies. She has a long history in venture capital with a specific focus on licensing technologies from universities, and has served as U.S. head of business development for Intellectual Ventures and as managing director of ARCH Venture Partners. Early in her career, she was a Kauffman Fellow and served as a fellow and associate at Patricof & Co Ventures.
|Los Angeles Business Journal: Special Report on Innovation & Tech Transfer|
L.A.’s three prominent research universities send a range of products into the real world. CALTECH, USC and UCLA researchers ponder big questions. How would you improve cancer treatment? Can solar power be produced more efficiently?
|The Story of Steve Jobs: An Inspiration or a Cautionary Tale?|
Aaron Levie, a USC graduate who started Box, a platform that allows cloud-based file-sharing in his USC dorm room in 2005, is referenced in the article as being a self-described Jobs "wantrepreneur."
|Leadership Changes at USC Stevens Center for Innovation|
Krisztina Holly, the founding Executive Director of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation and Vice Provost for Innovation at USC since 2006, has decided to leave USC this month to pursue other opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation through a variety of independent projects in the U.S. and abroad. I would like to take this time to thank Krisztina for her service to USC, as she helped to build USC Stevens and to establish its current high visibility in the university and the nation as a leader in innovation.
|Conversations in Life Sciences, An Interactive Discussion|
|Future of Crowdsourcing in Content Marketing, Ad, & Tech|
Learn how executives from top Fortune 500 companies including eBay, GE, Amazon, and many more will be integrating crowdsourcing into their business practices in the next three years to solve common business problems and out-leverage competitors.
|LASVP's 2012 Social Innovation Fast Pitch Now Accepting Applications|
Los Angeles Social Venture Partners is pleased to announce that the application period is now open for the 2012 Social Innovation Fast Pitch program! Help us find the most innovative, effective nonprofit organizations to participate and compete for over $35,000 in awards!
|Los Angeles Mayor Announces Council on Innovation and Industry to Put a Spotlight on LAâs Vibrant âInnovation Economyâ|
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. – June 27, 2012 – Today, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and 25 of Los Angeles’ entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and business leaders announced the formation of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Council on Innovation and Industry (LAMCII). Backed by a broad range of local business leaders, LAMCII was formed to focus national and worldwide attention on the thriving Innovation Economy in Greater Los Angeles and facilitate community and government actions to drive continued innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital in the region.
|X Prize MetaPrize Competition|
|Caltech Biotechnology Club Intellectual Property and Patent Law Night|
Caltech's Patent Law and Intellectual Property Night event will be a networking event devoted to giving their club members and campus community the opportunity to learn more about careers in IP-patent law directly from professionals in these fields.
|$20M to Research 58 Compounds, NIH-Industry Pilot Program: Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules |
On May 3, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched its Discovering New Therapeutic Uses for Existing Molecules program. The program matches researchers to 58 industry compounds to help scientists find new treatments for patients.
|USC Stevens' Ideas Empowered mentoring and funding program call for proposals|
$500K Ideas Empowered Program seeks to fund and aid the development of promising research at USC that has the potential to make an impact on the market or society either as a start-up company or as new product or service. The Ideas Empowered mentoring and funding program has just released the 2012 call for proposals - deadline is June 27, 2012.
|Tuesday, May 29, and Wednesday, May 30: NACIE Members Krisztina âZâ Holly and Ray Leach Discuss Innovation and Entrepreneurship |
|Apply to the NIH SBIR Phase I Program |
|Featured in Forbes: "Future Medicine: Pills, Platforms, And A Better Band-Aid |
The future of medicine is a vast, opening playing field. If we could invent a magic pill for everything, perhaps we’d never deal with disease and pain again. For now, our human bodies are fallible. And in those fallacies, there is complicated science. What does the future of medicine look like exactly? It’s a wide range of devices, platforms, therapeutics, and of course — new drugs.
|2012 SoCalBio Workshop on Accessing Government Funding|
Get more information about changes in the SBIR/STTR rules, sharpen your grant-writing skills and hear from entrepreneurs who won grants and get tips from active venture capitalists all in one workshop.
|5 Ways To Smarter Ideas From Atari Founder Nolan Bushnell |
At the celebration of Mindshare 50th networking event in Los Angeles, Nolan Bushnell said improving intelligence doesn't require state-of-the-art gadgets or mind-altering medication--just a pair of skis and some yoga pants.
|Derrick Ashong On Going Viral, Again And Again |
Whether in the role of front man for world-music band Soulfege, hosting an award-winning TV show, or creating a better business model for independent artists, Derrick Ashong is just trying to communicate.
|TED announced the 2012 Gates Scholarship Recipients for TEDGlobal 2012|
Over 300 TEDx Organizers from around the world applied for a TEDx Gates Foundation scholarship to TEDGlobal 2012. The applicant pool was an amazing group -- narrowing it down was a challenging task!
|Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy: Industries in Focus|
A defining characteristic of the U.S. economy throughout its history is its rapid and sustained growth. For example, real income per person two hundred years ago was four percent of what it is today.
|USC School of Cinematic Arts Announces Media Institute for Social Change|
As part of its commitment to cultivating engaged, informed citizens, the University of Southern California is proud to announce the launch of a new Media Institute for Social Change, a non-profit organization housed at the USC School of Cinematic Arts that focuses on how to harness the power and reach of film and television entertainment for positive social change.
|Emerge yourself in a five day workshop that enhances the success of your early business ideas|
VentureLab is a five-day, highly experiential and immersive program developed and designed to enhance the success of early business ideas.
|Follow TEDxUSC Live! |
Check-in, tweet and see what's happening at TEDxUSC 2012 in real time!
|Pre-party with TEDxUSC and dublab|
Now is your chance to become actively involved in dublab’s mission of sharing progressive music, arts and culture with the world! Help us energize the universe by attending dublab’s 2012 “Creative Cultivation” fundraiser dinner, the day before TEDxUSC 2012.
|USC offers insights into evolution of its start-ups|
In Financing Innovation: The Evolution of Startups at the University of Southern California, Richard A. Hull, Karen Kerr, and Krisztina “Z” Holly offer an interesting analysis on the history and workings of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation.
|The story of the first TEDx: Q&A with Krisztina âZâ Holly|
USC Stevens' Krisztina “Z” Holly was the first person to ever be called a TEDx organizer. Her event, TEDxUSC, took place on March 23, 2009, and had 1,200 attendees. Learn how she became involved.
|The Fry Girl Food Truck Launch Party|
Network and mingle with wedding & event industry professionals, sample our savory & sweet menu items and re-connect with The Fry Girl!
|Skateboard Empire: Stoked Skateboards|
A California high school student turned a $1,000 loan into a $1 million skateboarding business.
|Doing it for the Troops: Salute the Brave|
Ryan Morris launched Salute the Brave, a clothing line designed to give back to the United States military members stationed overseas.
|One iTunes Sensation and Growing: 1st Round|
After signing break-out rap artist Sammy Adams, this fledgling record label and entertainment firm is hoping for more wins.
|The âZâ Factor|
A start-up veteran guides researchers' adventures in entrepreneurship.
|So You Want to be an Entrepreneur?|
The USC School of Pharmacy welcomed more than 100 attendees on March 10 to “Entrepreneurship for Academics,” a USC Center for Excellence in Research-sponsored event designed to share ideas and inspiration with current and budding entrepreneurs.
|USC Viterbi Awards Second Maseeh Entrepreneurship Prize|
During the event, teams made up of USC Viterbi students and faculty will present business plans for engineering innovations in hopes of receiving a $50,000 cash prize to fund their ideas. As part of the competition, innovations must address one of the National Academy of Engineering’s Grand Challenges, the fourteen areas identified as awaiting engineering solutions in the 21st century.
|The Leap - There's an App for That|
Join Adam Cheyer, Co-founder of Siri for the next Leap Speaker Series.
|Triptrotting Announces $1 Million in Funding|
Triptrotting, an international community connecting travelers with like-minded locals for meet ups and authentic experiences, announced today, that it has raised funding from Google Ventures, Mark Suster (LaunchpadLA), Dave McClure (500 Startups), Bill Gross (Idealab) WI Harper Group, Safa Rashtchy, Eric Chen and other angel investors bringing its total funding to $1.3 million to date.
|Students Make Their Case For More Efficient Buildings|
Just last week, Secretary Steven Chu announced the winners of the Better Buildings Case Competition, part of the Energy Department's Better Buildings Challenge. University of Southern California students won the Most Innovative award! The team ran a sophisticated energy model to make recommendations for energy efficiency upgrades of the multitenant office building. Congratulations!
|Flake-Proof Your Next Event: trueRSVP|
Fei Xiao and Anna Sergeeva, two undergrads at the University of Southern California, are building a tool to help event planners get better attendance.
|March 21, 2012: Are you an Entrepreneur? Have an Idea or looking for one? Searching for a Cofounder?|
Please join USC Stevens Executive Director, Marshall's EVMA, Viterbi's NOBE and eClub as they bring together entrepreneurs with different skill sets at USC to meet, break down barriers between programs and collaborate to build amazing things.
|USC hosts 42 ambassadors for State Dept.|
Ambassadors to the United States representing more than 40 countries came to campus Friday to learn about innovation as part of a three-day tour of Los Angeles sponsored by the U.S. Department of State.
|February 22, 2012: USC Welcomes Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing|
Please join USC Marshall School of Business on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 for a special forum with Eric Hirshberg, CEO of
|Student Film Submissions for TEDxUSC 2012!|
TEDxUSC also showcases interstitial content such as musical performances, short films, and animations from students at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. And we’re looking for submissions!
|StartEngine USC MBA/Engineering Student Mixer - March 6, 2012|
Are you looking to start a company but lack an engineer or a business co-founder? StartEngine, Los Angeles' largest accelerator, wants to help match you with the right co-founders and build a world class team.
|USCâs Innovation and Technology Translation Initiative|
A key element of the strategic vision of the university is creating scholarship with consequence. Establishing the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation five years ago was an important step towards achieving this goal.
|Universities in Innovation Networks: The Role and Future Promise of University Research in U.S. Science and Economic Policymaking|
The vast majority of economic growth in America arises from technological innovation, which depends heavily on research universities.
|Trojan Hack - February 3rd â 6:00PM Saturday, February 4th|
Students from any university in the Los Angeles area can team up and compete to see which school really has the best programmers and entrepreneurs at the first ever Trojan Hackathon!
|2012 and the Technology Blahs - FoxNews.com|
Ian Murphy, Director of Communications for the USC Stevens Institute addresses how companies formed from USC research have raised more than $380 million in financing over the past three years, at the height of the economic downturn.
|FINANCING INNOVATION: THE EVOLUTION OF STARTUPS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA|
The study found that 39 USC startups raised more than $800 million over the past 15 years and more than$380 million of that was raised in the past 3 years, at the height of the financial crisis.
|NPR: Entrepreneurship Lessons For The Academic-Minded|
Ellis Meng, from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, and an Ideas Empowered finalist from 2010 participated in the Innovation Corps (I-Corps) program, and was quoted in the article from NRP. Meng's team is working on a new implantable device for drug delivery.
|2011 USC Student Innovator Showcase|
The annual USC Student Innovator Showcase is a first glimpse at some of the most compelling innovators of the future. In total, 48 student presentations – from art to business, and technology to social sciences – will be featured at this year’s showcase. Nearly 100 students will participate in this visually engaging program.
|Robots Built to Help Autistic Children|
Robots aren't known for their soft side. They build cars and defuse bombs; they don't, as a rule, make friends or deal with feelings. But a few groups of researchers around the world are working to build robots for an unusual purpose: Making emotional connections with autistic children who often struggle to interact with humans.
|USC Alumâs Tiziano Project Defeats CNN and NPR At Community Collaboration|
The Tiziano Project, started by USC Alum Andrew McGregor, won the 2011 Online Journalism Award for “Community Collaboration,” over CNN Digital and NPR’s Andy Carvin. The Tiziano Project is an all-volunteer organization that strives to develop and encourage collaborative journalism on a global scale.
|Inventing the Future: Los Angeles Business Journal|
Believe it or not, scientists at USC have invented a kind of seeing-eye vest. It's equipped with monitors that alert blind people as they near obstacles. And that's only one of the many innovations coming out of USC, UCLA and Caltech. In this special report, you can discover just how L.A.'s leading universitiies of innovation take great ideas born in laboratories and turn them into real businesses.
|Jose Antonio Rosa featured on TEDxTalks site!|
Psychologist Jose Antonio Rosa seeks to understand innovation in its purest form. In his research, he lived amongst the four billion people who sustain on less than $2 a day, communities we know little about, and witnessed the way these people make being innovative, experimental, and creative a way of life and incorporate modern market practices into the business of scavenging, whether its testing products or coming up with guarantees.
|Obama Signs New Patent Law â How this might affect you|
The new landmark patent reform legislation, the American Invents Act, went into full effect on March 16, 2013. To help you understand how this legislation might affect you, the USC Stevens Center prepared the following summary of highlights of the new law.
|USC Innovation Spurs Economic Growth and Prepares the Next Generation of Scientists, Engineers, and Entrepreneurs|
USC focuses on participating in regional innovation clusters, partnering with existing companies to commercialize federally funded research, nurturing startups, attracting and motivating commercialization talent, and educating and training a world-class workforce.
|New Film Competition to Link Arts and Sciences|
USC is launching its first science filmmaking competition today to promote student collaboration across disciplines and to communicate complex science concepts through different means.
|Johnson & Johnson and University of Southern California Partner to Accelerate Innovation in Translational Health Science Research|
The USC - Johnson & Johnson Translational Innovation Partnership Program seeks to further groundbreaking research in a wide range of therapeutic areas and will showcase emerging technologies or innovations with high potential for impact in life sciences.
|Calling all Innovators! Are you a Faculty Researcher at USC? |
Please take a moment to participate in a survey.
|MIT Technology Review Selects USC Viterbi Associate Professor Bhaskar Krishnamachari and Assistant Professor Jernej Barbic to join its 2011 List of the Worldâs Top Young Innovators|
USC one of only two universities in the world with multiple names among world’s top innovators.
|Bhaskar Krishnamachari and Jernej BarbiÄ Recognized by Technology Review's Prestigious TR35 Listing of the World's Top Young Innovators for 2011|
Technology Review's annual list of 35 INNOVATORS under 35 are recognizing two researchers from USC!
|Robot-Constructed Cities: USC American Academy in China Hosts DigitalFUTURE Robotics Exhibition in Shanghai|
August 15 to Sept. 11: Exhibition Highlights New Robotics Technology in Architecture and City Building
|Startup Stories: Connecting Cabs and Customers|
USC Annenberg alumna Tal Flanchraych blogs on the White House website about her team’s startup, Cabulous, an online and mobile service that uses GPS technology to locate available cabs for customers, keeping people from driving their own cars when they don’t see a taxi and creating a wasteful inefficiency.
|USC Scientist Develops Virus That Targets HIV |
In what represents an important step toward curing HIV, a USC scientist has created a virus that hunts down HIV-infected cells.
|Ocean Probes to Help Refine Climate Change Forecasting|
A USC researcher has opened a new window to understanding how the ocean impacts climate change.
|GamePipe Gizmo Giving Users' Gaits to Game Characters Gains Patent|
If you're on a bicycle, your character in the "PetPal" game application is bicycling too, thanks to a new USC invention
|USC Startup Weekend - Register Today!|
Startup Weekend is an intense 54 hour event which focuses on building a web or mobile application which could form the basis of a credible business over the course of a weekend.
|Society and Business Lab's Lunch & Learn Series, September 27th!|
The Lunch and Learn speaker series brings social entrepreneurs and industry leaders from local, national and international social enterprises to campus to explore solutions for issues of social and environmental impact.
|Lotus Tissue Repair, Inc. and USC Enter Into Exclusive License Agreement for Recombinant Collagen Patent and Technology Portfolio |
Lotus Tissue Repair Developing Proprietary Technology as Therapy for Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa and Other Chronic Wound Healing Indications
|2011 Social Innovation Fast Pitch - Apply Today!|
Los Angeles Social Venture Partners are seeking innovative nonprofit organizations to participate in this free, two-month communication skills training program and compete for over $100,000 in awards!
|Keep Up with TEDxUSC!|
Watch the surprise finale to TEDxUSC featuring Troupe Vertigo and Nightmare and the Cat and Dr. Alan Horsager's talk on how restore sight to the blind!
|News-Medical.Net: USC Engineers to Develop Robot-Vision Based Mobility Aid for Visually Impaired|
USC engineering researchers are further developing their software that sees the world for the blind and visually impaired.
|Business Insider: Hungry? Meet the 26-Year-Old Entrepreneur Who's Helping to Drive the Street Food Movement|
USC Alum's Company Tracks Food on the Move
|UCSD Jacobs: Southern California Wireless Health Innovators Win Funding for Inventions|
USC Professor Ellis Meng, Ph.D. and team have won commercialization support and research funding through the TATRC/Qualcomm Wireless Health Innovation Challenge.
|The Atlantic Mobile: College? There's an App for That: How USC Built a 21st Century Classroom|
USC spearheads a new wave of teaching - A collaboration of ambition and innovation between USC and alum John Katzman has the university on track to become the nation’s largest not-for-profit teacher prep program by 2013.
|USC Research Reveals Surprising Clues about Communication in Hair Stem Cell Populations|
Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists have conducted one of the first studies to interpret how hair stem cells in mice and rabbits can communicate with each other and encourage mutually coordinated regeneration.
|Academics Ink Deals with Industry in the Hopes of Bolstering Research and Funding|
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News references the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation as one of the four-university-connected institutions recently selected to participate in the Coulter Translational Research Partnership Program.
|OCTANe Presents VC in the OC 2011|
The afternoon keynote speaker was Mark Stevens, a partner at Sequoia Capital and investor in the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation.
|Breakthrough Direct Methanol Fuel Cell (DMFC) Technology Portfolio Licensed from USC/Caltech by SFC Energy, Inc.|
The University of Southern California, the California Institute of Technology, and SFC Energy, Inc. today announced the execution of a license to an extensive portfolio of U.S. patents for direct methanol fuel cell technology (DMFC). The nonexclusive license to the universities’ patents will facilitate SFC Energy, Inc.’s expansion of its methanol fuel cell products into the U.S. market.
|Innovation Celebrated at USCâs TEDx Event|
What do you get when you mix 1,200 curious audience members, 18 insightful orators, a poet, a DJ, a rock band and a circus? You get the explosion of sight, sound and thought that is TEDxUSC.
|Two NEW TEDxUSC talks released! |
Rick Nahmias: acclaimed photographer, writer, and visual storyteller and Jennifer Pahlka: founder of Code for America.
|New York Times and Washington Post Feature ICT MxR Labâs Gmail Motion Video|
Continuing coverage of the April 1 video out of Mark Bolas’s MxR Lab here at ICT that turns Google’s Gmail Motion spoof into a working prototype…
|MAT@USC Wins 2011 Innovation Award|
|USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Funds Seven Breakthrough USC Innovations|
The University of Southern California’s Stevens Institute for Innovation, a university-wide resource that helps USC innovators make maximum impact beyond traditional academic means, today announced it will award $439,000 in gap funding for seven breakthrough USC innovations that have a high potential to spin out within a year or two.
|PBS.org: Will the Next Revolution be Stroomed?|
In an era where revolutions no longer need be televised -- now it's tweeted -- wouldn't a collaborative online video editing platform that allows producers, correspondents and reporters to create news reports in real time be a welcome addition to the insurgents' arsenal? Tom Grasty, creator of Stroome.com, talks about how Stroome was used in the Egyptian revolution.
|CNN.com: Severely short Ecuadorians resistant to diabetes, cancer, study says|
USC researcher has a study published in Science Translational Medicine focusing on a group of 99 Ecuadorians -- described as being of "severe short stature." The mechanisms that stunt their growth could potentially prevent cancer and diabetes, according to the findings.
|OnGreen Enters into cleantech Patent Marketing Partnership with The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation to Advance Green Intellectual Property Commercialization|
OnGreen, the leading online marketplace for clean tech investment, announced today it has entered into a marketing partnership with the University of Southern California’s Stevens Institute for Innovation (USC Stevens) to include USC’s patented technologies with potential clean tech applications and commercialization on its website. OnGreen will host USC’s patents on OGPX, its Patent Exchange platform. OnGreen received non-exclusive rights to assist in marketing USC’s cleantech-related patents worldwide.
|TEDxUSC 2011 APPLY FOR AN INVITATION TODAY!|
Apply for your invitation today!
TEDxUSC 2011 will take place on Tuesday April 12, 2010, in the Bovard Auditorium at USC.
More information: www.tedxusc.com
|Los Angeles Times: Contests are a springboard for student entrepreneurs|
Business-plan competitions give people a chance to start companies — or at least make connections — while still in college.
|USC Research Is Among Science Magazine's Top Breakthroughs in 2010|
Groundbreaking research by Keck School of Medicine of USC scholars has been selected as one of Science magazine’s top 10 breakthroughs of 2010.
|Lighting the Way|
|At first glance, the project almost looks like a small-scale playground. One of the structures resembles a jungle gym. The other looks like a cross between an igloo and an inflatable jumper.|
|Strategy + Business: Best Business Books 2010: Innovation|
An essay written by Krisztina “Z” Holly published in the Strategy+Business best business books 2010 issue details how innovation is a social act that involves individuals, organizations, and society as a whole.
|USC Annenberg Launches Innovation Lab|
|The USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism announced the launch of a social and technological innovation lab that will develop projects with both a real-world application and a societal impact.|
|Los Angeles Times: USC launches Annenberg Innovation Lab to create social technology prototypes|
Recruiting top faculty from its media, engineering and cinema programs, USC is starting a new social technology laboratory with a focus on big-ticket issues in digital culture.
|Forbes: Paint the Ivory Tower Green|
USC's Krisztina Holly has the challenge of turning professors into capitalists.
|LinkedIn Launches New Career Tool at USC|
|The Career Planning and Placement Center cannot offer students crystal balls, but it can provide them with a new tool for gazing into their professional futures.|
|CNN iReport: Out-of-the-box Shelter Solutions|
Thanks to the TEDxUSC event, Trina Hovespain was able to meet the producer of CNN iReport and share her story and creation of "Cardborigami" with Christopher Dawson from Impact Your World.
|ATVN.org: USC Students Promote Healthy Youth|
Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" competition winners were announced on September 29, 2010. University of Southern California students won the $20,000 Grand Prize from their game, "Trainer."
|The USC Chronicle: Entrepreneurship isnât just for grads|
USC has many resources to encourage, support and develop innovation. The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation was founded in 2004 to promote and incubate innovation at USC among the faculty and students.
|Iridescent Science Festival & Studio Launch|
On behalf of the U.S Office of Naval Research and Iridescent, it is my great pleasure to invite you to the launch of a unique science center for the community - the Iridescent Science Studio.
|The USC Chronicle: Student Showcase Offers Forum for Innovation|
The 2010 USC Student Innovator Showcase and Competition, presented by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, again has provided an advance look at tomorrow’s ideas, inventions, social activism and businesses - as envisioned by students from every corner of the university.
|The USC Chronicle: Music in Two Places at Once|
While music education has long been built on the personal relationship between teacher and student, new technology is allowing lessons to grow beyond the face time necessary in the past. Today, the USC Thornton School of Music will co-host a vocal arts master class with the Manhattan School of Music in an Internet2 video teleconference.
|2010 Social Innovation Fast Pitch - Register Today!|
Social Innovation Fast Pitch is a two-month training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change in Greater Los Angeles, that culminates in the Social Innovation Fast Pitch Event and Showcase on October 21, 2010.
|The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Names Senior Executive Team|
The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation announced a new executive team, demonstrating USC's commitment to speeding up the transition of new ideas to market for societal impact. The new structure focuses on business development, translating technologies into practical application, and encouraging the private sector to work with USC.
|Monitor the Air - With a Smartphone|
|USC Viterbi School of Engineering researchers have found a way to combine smartphone resources with a novel application that allows the phonesâ users to help monitor air quality.|
|2010 USC Student Innovator Showcase and Competition|
The USC Student Innovator Showcase gives students from all corners of the university – from interactive media to public policy, education to engineering, to life sciences and the environment – the opportunity to present their breakthrough ideas. Every year, hundreds of students from all over campus participate in this highly interactive, visually engaging showcase
|USC STUDENT INNOVATORS COMPETE FOR $3000 IN CASH PRIZES|
Win cash for your ideas! $3000 In cash prizes!
Presented by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, the university-wide USC Student Innovator Showcase gives parents and students a highly interactive glimpse into the imaginations of USC student innovators, and a sneak peak at tomorrow's world. The showcase is hosted each year during the opening day of Trojan Parent's weekend and is followed by an awards reception in Hahn Plaza at Tommy Trojan.
|Povinelli Lauded as a Top Innovator|
|USC Viterbi School of Engineering assistant professor Michelle Povinelli has been recognized by Technology Review magazine as one of the worldâs top innovators under the age of 35.|
|USC Launches Official Facebook Page|
|USC has launched its official Facebook page to connect with the universityâs students, alumni, faculty, staff and fans.|
|Journalism Class to Test iPad as Reporting Tool|
|The iPad tablet computer has changed the way many people consume news, but a USC Annenberg journalism class starting this fall will explore how the device might also change the way news is reported.|
|USC Hosts Forums on Commercializing University Research|
The U.S. Department of Commerce's Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship recently completed four regional forums held at USC, the University of Massachusetts, the University of Michigan and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
|They Have It All Mapped Out|
|Not long ago, people referred to their Thomas Brother guides to find out how to get across town. Now they access GPS navigation systems or tap into mapping programs on iPhones, Blackberries or other devices.|
|Turning an Idea Into a Business|
|Steve Gatena Ã¢â¬â¢10 and USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism undergraduate Andy McNeil had a great idea for a new business, but did not know how to turn it into a reality.|
|A Conversation With Lucy Hood|
|If you used your mobile phone during the recent season of American Idol to vote for your favorite contestant, you can thank Lucy Hood for making it possible.|
|USC Awarded $56.8 Million Grant for Clinical Research|
|USC has received a prestigious $56.8 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health to support and promote scientific discoveries and their application in real-life settings to health and health care.|
|Why Funding University Innovation Matters|
An article in the June 27 New York Times Sunday Business section ("The Idea Incubator Goes to Campus") highlighted a proposal I wrote for the Obama administration's 2011 federal budget designed to accelerate the movement of innovative research from university campuses to the marketplace.
|The Idea Incubator Goes to Campus|
Published in the New York Times, Bob Tedeschi discusses the advancement of innovation on college campuses, including the University of Southern California. The story highlights USC’s efforts in innovation in the same breath as those of other leaders like the MIT Deshpande Center and the von Liebig Center at UCSD.
|Stroome.com Wins Knight Foundation Award|
|Stroome.com, an online video-editing platform conceived and developed at the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, has won a Knight News Challenge award.|
|Conference Promotes Use of New Media in Education|
|Nearly 400 scholars, educational administrators and technology specialists gathered in Anaheim from June 8-12 for the 2010 New Media Consortium Summer Conference.|
|Big Think Interview with Krisztina Holly |
While in New York City last month, Krisztina Holly was interviewed by Big Think, an online news and commentary portal. The interview focused on the future of the US major research university. Read and watch the interview now.
|The Full Potential of University Research|
University research historically forms the foundation for many of the most significant U.S. technological advancements and industries—think biotechnology and the Internet, to name just a few notable examples. Yet many more ideas are left on the shelves and in the laboratories of universities across the country.
|Pilot Program Set for New Ideas and Marketplace|
|USC has launched Ideas Empowered, a new two-year pilot program designed to bridge the gap between ideas and the marketplace.|
|The Academy and Fashion -- An Unlikely Pair Teaches Us About Innovation|
Read Krisztina Holly’s latest Huffington Post column where she discusses what should be used as the appropriate measurements of innovativeness – arguing it’s not patent volume, but rather how many ideas we're sharing and the impact we're making.
|USC STUDENT INNOVATOR RESOURCE FAIRE TODAY!|
On August 30, 2010 the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation will host a celebration of creativity and imagination for the USC community. The USC Student Innovators Resource Faire will give student innovators the opportunity to meet and greet with their peers, talks about their ideas and learn about the programs USC is developing to help students make impact.
|Breakthrough Research at Oncology Meeting|
|Researchers at USC and the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center will present promising new findings in a number of cancer research areas at the 2010 American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting.|
|USC Launches Gap Funding and Mentoring Program for Faculty and Student Teams|
“Ideas Empowered” Program provides $50k and mentoring for proof-of-concept and prototype development.
|Yang Chai Honored for Outstanding Research|
|The Method to Extend Research in Time Award of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research has been given to Yang Chai.|
|USC Shoah Foundation Institute Licenses Portfolio of Multi-Media Management Patents |
In March, the University of Southern California licensed a significant portfolio of intellectual property assets, comprising 11 issued United States patents from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education. The license allows for continued use and development of the technologies for academic purposes, both at USC and elsewhere.
|USC Shoah Foundation Institute Licenses Portfolio|
|In March, USC licensed a portfolio of intellectual property assets involving 11 U.S. patents from the USC Shoah Foundation Institute for Visual History and Education.|
|Center Aims to Interrupt Cancer Pathways|
|A new program created at the Keck School of Medicine of USC aims to treat cancer and other diseases by discovering and modulating cellular communication pathways.|
|Teaching With Technology Prize Winners|
|USC College faculty Colin Keaveney and Charles McKenna were awarded the ProvostÃ¢â¬â¢s Prize for Teaching With Technology.|
|Internet2 Announces Winners of Fifth Annual IDEA Awards|
Internet2 today announced the 2010 winners of its Internet2 Driving Exemplary Applications (IDEA) Award.
Four applications share the award this year, including: EchoDamp, a multi-channel audio mixer and echo controller for videoconference-based musical and other collaboration from the USC Thornton School of Music among others.
|Rochelle Steiner Named Dean of USC Roski School of Fine Arts|
|Noted curator, writer and contemporary art leader Rochelle Steiner has been named dean of the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, effective Aug. 1.|
|USC to Offer Graduate Diploma in Innovation|
|USC Creates Diploma in Innovation|
|Krisztina Holly: Tech Transfer's Big Moment|
|County, USC Look to Hatch Business Incubator|
|New USC Center for Learning Support|
|USC parents Walter G. and Marcia B. Kortschak have made a historic gift commitment of $10 million to establish an endowment for the creation of the USC Kortschak Center for Learning and Creativity in Student Affairs at USC.|
|USC Global Impact Student Nina Gordon-Kirsch has been Awarded a Phi Kappa Phi Student Recognition Award|
|R&D Plus Wizardry|
|You donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to penetrate a Microsoft bunker in Redmond, Wash., to find out what may be coming after AppleÃ¢â¬â¢s iPad or to learn about the newest trends in 3-D graphics, serious games and smartphones.|
|Social Work Sets Virtual MSW Program|
|USC has announced a second virtual masterÃ¢â¬â¢s degree program, this time at the School of Social Work.|
|Software Creates Noise in the Industry|
|USC Thornton School of Music professor Brian Shepard will be honored with the 2010 Internet2 IDEA award, one of the highest accolades in the advanced networking industry.|
|Maximizing the Impact of Our Future Scholars|
This week, the University of Southern California announced a first-of-its-kind Diploma in Innovation Program for Ph.D. students. It's a highly selective, 12-unit course of study within the USC Graduate School designed to complement the students' disciplinary training with practical skills and creative perspectives to help them make maximum impact with their ideas.
|USC Showcases the Best in Innovation|
Students and faculty demonstrate the fresh thinking taking place in technology, entertainment and design at the second TEDxUSC Ideas Empowered conference.
|Surgeons Find Improved Outcomes for Kidney Tumor Surgery|
|Several studies published in top medical journals by USC surgeons have found that surgical treatment of kidney cancer is not the daunting prospect it once was.|
|When Opportunity Came Calling|
|Mark Wapnick Ã¢â¬â¢72 believes that some of his best ideas have come out of frustrating situations.|
|USC to Collaborate With Autism Institute|
|The Keck School of Medicine of USC has announced a collaboration with the Dan Marino Foundation and its Marino Autism Research Institute to support multidisciplinary research into the causes and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.|
|USC Eye Trauma Program Wins Federal Funding|
|Restoring sight for combat troops who have suffered eye injuries in battle is one of the goals of a research program based at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.|
|Qingyun Ma Receives a Global Honor|
|Of the planetÃ¢â¬â¢s 27 most influential designers, one is a Trojan dean.|
|Oakes Named Director of Joint Replacement Program|
|Daniel A. Oakes has been named director of the USC Joint Replacement Program and associate professor of clinical orthopaedics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.|
|USC Professor Hosts Online Conference|
|Welcome to the emerging world of online conferences for the humanities.|
|Cinema Tops Game Design Survey|
|The USC School of Cinematic Arts ranks No. 1 on a list saluting the 50 best undergraduate institutions in the United States and Canada to study game design, according to The Princeton Review.|
|These Two Are Virtually Unforgettable|
|Ada and Grace, two bright and bubbly young women, literally stopped visitors in their tracks in the National Science Foundation booth at the recent American Association for the Advancement of Science conference.|
|Gift Goes to Center for Global Innovation|
|A $1 million gift from Don Murray of Resources Global Professionals will support the ongoing research of the USC Marshall Center for Global Innovation.|
|Smartly Done - USC Goes Mobile|
|Your smart phone just got a whole lot smarter, thanks to USCmobile Ã¢â¬â developed by ITS Web Services as a free resource for the university community.|
|USC Viterbi Professors Lead Underwater Research|
|Say you let loose a dozen robots into the ocean. The launch is easy. WhatÃ¢â¬â¢s harder is figuring out how best to program this Ã¢â¬Åsearch partyÃ¢â¬Â to collect data.|
|A Pill Against Chemo?|
|The researchers who proposed limited fasting as a protective strategy against chemotherapy now say that existing drugs may be able to do the job without the hardship and risks of fasting.|
|For jobs, look to university spin-offs|
This column discusses a specific proposal for how the federal government can better catalyze economic and societal impact through ideas generated at major research universities. In the column, Holly outlines the IMPACT proposal, a pilot initiative that would invest a small amount of federal funding to coax existing research results into the U.S. commercial marketplace through ten local demonstration sites. Funding would equal $2 million per year, per university, for five years. These local sites would nurture a culture of entrepreneurship within each university, create and enhance the innovation ecosystem around each university, and provide the resources necessary for researchers to effectively translate their ideas into societal impact. The three key components of each program would be: gap funding, community-building, and mentoring and education, though other aspects are welcome. The results would be measurable, reproducible, and scaleable.
|Does Music in Speech Equal Empathy in Heart?|
Some people are annoyed by upspeak: the habit of making a sentence sound like a question?
On April 13, 2010 TEDxUSC returned to the University of Southern California. TEDxUSC 2010 saw a surprise presenter line-up that fascinated and delighted guests, with mind-blowing technology demos, captivating talks, and stirring musical performances.
|New Partnership Enhances Pre-Health Programs|
|More than 30 percent of first-year students at USC College enroll as pre-health majors.|
|Going Green Good for the Economy|
|In Michigan, being green just got easier.|
|Oscar to Shine on Lighting Technology|
|Paul Debevec and three colleagues will be honored with a scientific and engineering Academy Award for the design of a facial rendering system developed for motion pictures.|
|Academy AwardÃÂ® Honors Developers of USC ICTÃ¢â¬â¢s Light Stage Technologies Used on Avatar, Benjamin Button|
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that Paul Debevec, associate director, graphics research at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies, Tim Hawkins of LightStage LLC, John Monos of Sony Pictures Imageworks, and Mark Sagar of WETA Digital, will be honored with a Scientific and Engineering Academy Award® for “the design and engineering of the Light Stage capture devices and the image-based facial rendering system developed for character relighting in motion pictures.”
|The Fly Could Prove Fruitful|
|Michelle Arbeitman, the Gabilan Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at USC College, has received a $325,148 federal stimulus grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.|
|Innovative Surgery Performed in L.A.|
|A Los Angeles mother recently became the first person on the West Coast to donate a kidney using a pioneering procedure that makes it less challenging for many people to give the gift of life to loved ones by decreasing recovery time and post-surgical pain.|
|Cancer Group Awards Grants to Researchers|
|Two researchers with the Saban Research Institute of Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of USC have received grants from the organization Stand Up to Cancer.|
|Hollywood Calls USC Linguist for Help|
|When the alien characters voice their feelings in James CameronÃ¢â¬â¢s upcoming sci-fi epic Avatar, they are literally speaking a new language, one developed by Paul Frommer, a professor at the USC Marshall School of Business.|
|Developmental Neuroscience Program Flourishes|
|Researchers at the Saban Research Institute at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles are moving closer to understanding the complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors that impact the development of brain architecture.|
|Five Faculty Named AAAS Fellows|
|Five USC faculty members have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in recognition of their outstanding contributions in science and engineering.|
|New Bacterial Behavior Discovered|
|Bacteria dance the electric slide, officially named electrokinesis, in a new study by USC geobiologists.|
|USC Receives $3 Million for Stem Cell Training|
|The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine has awarded USC $3 million to support a training program in stem cell biology.|
|Link Found Between Fitness and Cognition|
|In the first study to demonstrate a clear positive association between adolescent fitness and adult cognitive performance, Nancy Pedersen of USC and colleagues in Sweden find that better cardiovascular health among teenage boys correlates to higher scores on a range of intelligence tests - and more education and income later in life.|
|Viterbi, Boehm to Receive IEEE Medals|
|USC trustee Andrew J. Viterbi and USC professor Barry Boehm have been honored by IEEE, the professional society dedicated to the advancement of electrical and computer sciences.|
|He Bridges the Gap in Scientific Knowledge|
|Born decades after the devastating 1940 collapse of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and on the other side of the earth, Omid Nohadani is developing mathematical methodology to ensure such a catastrophe never happens again.|
|A Nanoscale Development With Macro Potential|
|The future of cancer treatment might be microscopic in size, at least according to USC School of Pharmacy assistant professor Andrew MacKayÃ¢â¬â¢s groundbreaking research.|
|Cut Out the Middleman|
|Estrogen seems to act like a middleman in its positive effect on the brain, raising the possibility that future drugs may bypass the carcinogenic hormone altogether while reaping its benefits.|
|Quake Prediction Model Developed|
|The third in a series of papers in the journal Nature completes the case for a new method of predicting earthquakes.|
|Comic books are not solely about superheroes anymore. Nor are they reserved for children.|
|Zumberge Awards Call for Proposals|
|A call for proposals for USCÃ¢â¬â¢s annual faculty research grant programs has been announced by the Office of the Provost. These university-wide programs are the Zumberge Interdisciplinary Awards, the Zumberge Individual Awards and the Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities and...|
|Student Finalists in Landscape Competition|
|Two USC School of Architecture teams from the Master of Landscape Architecture program were among the six finalists in the WPA 2.0: Working Public Architecture Student Competition.|
|Can Cleft Palate be Healed Before Birth?|
|In a study newly published in the journal Development, investigators at the USC School of Dentistry describe how to non-surgically reverse the onset of cleft palate in fetal mice - potentially one step in the journey to a better understanding of similar defects in humans.|
|Local Nonprofits Compete at Fast Pitch|
|The second annual Social Innovation Fast Pitch, which builds awareness and visibility for local nonprofits tackling some of the cityÃ¢â¬â¢s toughest problems, was held Nov. 11 at USC.|
|Plaque Poses Problems for a Cardiologist|
|USC biomedical engineer and cardiologist Tzung Hsiai hopes to develop a new tool to help clinicians distinguish cardiac emergencies requiring immediate surgery from chronic problems that are manageable with drugs and changes in lifestyle.|
|Supercomputer Rises to Sixth Nationally|
|USCÃ¢â¬â¢s Center for High-Performance Computing and Communications houses the nationÃ¢â¬â¢s sixth fastest supercomputer in an academic setting, according to TOP500 Supercomputer Sites, which ranks the 500 most powerful computer systems in the world.|
|Contested Sites Disclosed on West Bank|
|A team of American, Israeli and Palestinian experts has developed the first map detailing 40 years of Israeli archaeological activity in the West Bank and Jerusalem - much of it never publicly disclosed.|
|USC Heart Transplant Program Receives Award|
|USC University Hospital received a Heart Transplant Excellence Award from the independent health care ratings organization Health Grades, ranking among the top 1 percent of hospitals in the United States that perform heart transplants.|
|Understanding The Heartbeat Of The Economy|
|D. Brent Polk to Lead Pediatrics Programs|
|D. Brent Polk has been named chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and chair of pediatrics and vice president of academic affairs at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, effective April 1, 2010.|
|USC College, L.A. Times Team on State Poll|
|USC College and the Los Angeles Times today announced a jointly sponsored series of six statewide public opinion polls beginning Nov. 8.|
|USC Start-ups Raise $115M in Two Years|
|Since the beginning of 2008, 15 USC spin-off companies have raised approximately $115 million in financing.|
|Hydrogen PeroxideÃ¢â¬â¢s Link to Living Cells|
|If a circadian rhythm is like an orchestra - the united expression of the rhythms of millions of cells - a common chemical may serve as the conductor, or at least as the baton.|
|Innovator Students Sweep Parents Weekend|
In the not-so-distant future, the world may have a new model for carbon offsetting, inexpensive emergency shelters based on the principles of origami and robotic assistants for people with disabilities.
|Student Innovators Demonstrate USC's Creative Campus During Trojan Parents Weekend 2009|
Spring boarding on the theme, “The Creative Campus,” the university-wide USC Student Innovator Showcase, presented by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, gave parents and students a highly interactive glimpse into the imaginations of USC student innovators, and a sneak peak at tomorrow's world.
|Agency Grants $16M for Stem Cell Research|
|Physician-researchers at USC received a nearly $16 million grant from the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine to fund the development of a stem cell-based treatment for age-related macular degeneration|
|2009 USC Student Innovator Showcase and Competition|
What do an autonomous underwater vehicle, a nonprofit, community service project committed to creating groundbreaking open source software for the disabled community, and a massive multi-player game played via cell phone all have in common?
|USC Professors Join the Institute of Medicine|
|USC professors Mark Humayun and Dana Goldman have been named to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.|
|Science Fiction Becomes Science Fact|
|Live demonstrations of devices that do everything from helping physicians connect with each other on patient care issues to showing people how stressful situations affect their own hearts were highlights of the Body Computing 3.0 conference.|
|Getting Into the Swing of Creativity|
|As the sun sets over Santa Monica Pier, a group of nervous USC Marshall School of Business students get ready to make the biggest leap of their lives.|
|USC Neuroscientists to Map Gene Expression|
|Two USC neuroscientists have been awarded nearly $9 million to map how genes are expressed in different regions of the human brain throughout development.|
|D.C. Research Office Honored|
|Provost C. L. Max Nikias honored the achievements of the USC D.C. Office of Research Advancement and its executive director Steven Moldin at a Town & Gown ceremony.|
|Roski Discusses NFL Stadium Plans|
|The NFL will return to Los Angeles to play in a new stadium for the 2013 season, USC alum Edward Roski Jr. proclaimed Sept. 22 as part of the USC School of Policy, Planning, and Development DeanÃ¢â¬â¢s Speaker Series.|
|Journalism Project Spot.Us Teams With USC Annenberg|
|Spot.Us, the community funded journalism project founded less than a year ago in San Francisco, announced it is expanding to Los Angeles through a collaboration with the USC Annenberg School of Journalism.|
|USC Researchers Win Two Ã¢â¬ËBig IdeaÃ¢â¬â¢ Awards|
|The first group of winners of a prestigious award from the National Institutes of Health includes two USC scientists working independently to mine the proteome - the universe of proteins and protein-like molecules - for important new compounds.|
|Elyn Saks Wins MacArthur Foundation Award|
|USC Gould School of Law professor and Associate Dean Elyn Saks has been selected as a 2009 fellow of the MacArthur Foundation. Saks is the first fellow selected from the faculty of USC and one of only 24 selected for this yearÃ¢â¬â¢s awards.|
|The Doctor Can Understand You Now|
|USC computer scientists, communication specialists and health professionals hope to create a cheap, robust and effective speech-to-speech translation system for clinics, emergency rooms and ambulances.|
|Sergey Nuzhdin Awarded Stimulus Grant|
Sergey Nuzhdin, professor of molecular biology at USC College, has been awarded a $563,000 stimulus grant to purchase an Illumina/Solexa Genome Sequencer.
|Early Registration: Social Innovation Fast Pitch|
Social entrepreneurs compete for up to $20,000 in funding!
Early-bird tickets are available for $50.
The Social Innovation Fast Pitch event the culmination of a free two-month training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change in Greater LA. The goal of the program is to build the capacity of, and create visibility for, local nonprofits and the social entrepreneurs who lead them. Leaders from 22 organizations participate in the program and receive training, feedback and mentoring on how to succinctly and powerfully “tell their story.” Through the process, they build valuable cross-sector relationships.
|A New Way for Scholars to Communicate|
|USC is among a group of 35 leading research universities that have joined to create Futurity, an online research news site covering the latest discoveries in science, engineering, the environment, health, society, culture and more.|
|Leaving No Scars Behind|
|For the first time in Southern California, urologic surgeons at the Keck School of Medicine of the USC Institute of Urology and USC-affiliated Childrens Hospital Los Angeles performed Ã¢â¬Åbelly-buttonÃ¢â¬Â single-port laparoscopic kidney removal surgery on a child with non-functioning kidneys.|
|USC Law Announces New Tax Law Program|
|The USC Gould School of Law is launching a new graduate tax law program for practicing attorneys and recent law graduates.|
|Carroll, Garrett and Nikias Visit ICT|
|USC football coach Pete Carroll took a break from real world football training to explore the world of virtual training during a recent visit to the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the Marina del Rey campus.|
|College, community connect|
College students are pouring onto campuses across the country. This annual ritual arrives with an important set of questions for these emerging leaders: What do you want to get out of your college experience? What kind of leader do you want to be when you graduate? What contributions do you want to make to the world around you?
|Consumer Innovators Know Few Boundaries|
|As the world marketplace expands, a new study shows how marketers can more shrewdly channel their resources to target Ã¢â¬Åconsumer innovators."|
|STUDENTS COMPETE FOR $1500 IN CASH PRIZES!|
The USC Student Innovator Showcase and competition gives parents and students a highly interactive glimpse into the imaginations of USC student innovators, and a sneak peak at tomorrow's world. The showcase is hosted each year Trousdale Parkway during the opening day of Trojan Parent's weekend and is followed by an awards reception.
|National Forum Notes Model Created by Center for Urban Education|
|A public forum sponsored by White House education officials at Long Beach City College started out on Aug. 20 with a nod of recognition for the community collegeÃ¢â¬â¢s efforts to improve transfer rates to four-year universities.|
|USC Gets $2.9M in Stem Cell Funding|
|Keck School of Medicine of USC researchers have been awarded $2.9 million in grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to support research into stem cell discoveries that lay the foundation for future therapies.|
|USC Student Innovators Resource Faire |
All incoming and current students are invited to meet other student innovators and learn about the opportunities and resources available to help you make an impact. Find out more about programs such as the USC Innovation Driven Entrepreneurial Association (USC IDEAs), USC New Venture Competition, and USC Global Impact.
|USC Viterbi Scholars on Elite List|
|Two USC Viterbi School of Engineering faculty members have been recognized by Technology Review magazine among the worldÃ¢â¬â¢s top innovators under the age of 35.|
|Two University of Southern California Innovators Recognized by Technology Review's Prestigious TR35 Listing of the World's Top Young Innovators for 2009|
|Life Is Looking Up|
|The federal stimulus package came too late to help Morgan Hawkins - his own strength of character had already set him back on his feet - but a stimulus-funded research job will let him take the next step.|
|USC-based Dental Journal Makes an Impact|
|A USC-led publication is the top dental research journal in three measurement categories - a feat never previously accomplished by any other dental journal - according to the 2008 ISI Journal Citation Reports.|
|3D Teleconferencing Makes Heads Spin at SIGGRAPH - Forbes and Technology Review Cover|
ICT’s 3D Teleconferencing Display is being showcased at the SIGGRAPH-09 Emerging Technologies Exhibit. The system, also known as HeadSPIN, is profiled in the August issue of Forbes Magazine and in MIT’s Technology Review.
|USC Hospitals Rank Highly in New Report|
|USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital ranked first and second among Los Angeles hospitals in new ratings by Consumer Reports of more than 3,400 hospitals nationwide.|
|A Novel Way to Work With Youngsters|
|Fourth grader Alex Flores clamps down hard on a pencil to finish his story that begins Ã¢â¬ÅOne day I came to school and no one was there.Ã¢â¬Â|
|Video Game Minority Report|
|If the future of entertainment is interactive media, some minorities are still headed back to the past.|
|Rizzo Honored for Virtual Reality Innovations|
|Institute for Creative Technologies research scientist Albert Ã¢â¬ÅSkipÃ¢â¬Â Rizzo was selected as the first winner of the Intellectual Leadership Award established by the Los Angeles chapter of Mensa to recognize, honor and celebrate the regionÃ¢â¬â¢s leaders in research and innovation.|
|The IJPC Journal Publishes First Volume|
|The IJPC Journal, an online academic journal that adheres to the highest standards of peer review, has published its first volume for 2009.|
|Their Future Is Now|
|Alexa Sieracki is one of 33 incoming freshmen in the Resident Honors Program. Each year, the program offers approximately 30 students the opportunity to enter USC College after their junior year of high school.|
|Doheny Eye Institute Wins R&D 100 Award|
|The Doheny Eye Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of USC has won a prestigious 2009 R&D 100 Award for its U.S. Department of Energy-funded artificial retina project designed to restore sight to the blind.|
|Grant to Fund Look at Tongue Development|
|Though the intricate movements of the human tongue are so vital to everyday activities such as speaking and eating, the process by which the tongue forms during development largely remains a mystery.|
|Stress and Pollution Up Risk for Children|
|Children with stressed-out parents may be more susceptible to developing asthma associated with environmental triggers such as high levels of traffic-related pollution and tobacco smoke, according to a new study led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.|
|ICTÃ¢â¬â¢s Bill Swartout Wins Major AI Award|
|ICT Director Wins Major AI Award|
|William Swartout, director of technology at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies (ICT), received international recognition for his pioneering work, including efforts toward creating virtual humans that look and behave just like real people.|
|Computer Scientist Teng to Join USC|
|Shang-Hua Teng, a theoretical computer scientist with broad experience in both academia and industry, will join the USC Viterbi School of EngineeringÃ¢â¬â¢s Department of Computer Science as professor and chair beginning in the fall.|
|DNA Repair Is a Quirky Process|
|The Ã¢â¬Åsloppier copierÃ¢â¬Â discovered by USC biologists is also the best sixth man in the DNA repair game, an article in the journal Nature shows.|
|Complex Concepts That Really Add Up|
An annual outreach program run by USC’s Collaboratory for Advanced Computing and Simulations is helping shape the future of computational science by encouraging members of underrepresented groups to pursue graduate work and research in scientific computing.
|Professor Receives Cancer Institute Award|
|Alan L. Epstein, professor in the Department of Pathology, recently received an award of $3.5 million for a drug development project through the National Cancer InstituteÃ¢â¬â¢s Rapid Access to Intervention Development (RAID) program.|
|Coates and Wood Receive Top Honors|
|Keck School professors Thomas D. Coates and John C. Wood are recipients of the 13th H. Russell Smith Award for Innovation in Pediatric Biomedical Research.|
|Debunking the Entrepreneurship Myth|
Recently, it has become more widely acknowledged that long-term economic recovery and growth in this country isn’t going to come in the form of bailouts or stimulus packages, but instead in our ability to innovate and create new high-growth businesses. A newly released study from the Kauffman Foundation, "The Anatomy of an Entrepreneur," offers insight into the lives high-growth founders' motivations and the socio-economic, educational, and famillial backgrounds.
|A Revealing One-Finger Exercise|
|Ã¢â¬ÅPush your finger as hard as you can against the surface. Now as hard as you can but move it slowly Ã¢â¬â follow the ticking clock. Now faster. Now faster.Ã¢â¬Â|
|USC Researchers Support Genetics Study|
|An international research consortium that includes researchers from the Keck School of Medicine of USC has discovered that many common genetic variants contribute to a personÃ¢â¬â¢s risk of schizophrenia and explain at least a third of the risk of inheriting the disease.|
|Can We Save Los Angeles?|
|USC students will face an enormous challenge during the next few years: Help Los Angeles and other cities survive or risk losing them.|
|The Days of Wine and Prose|
|Faced with the threat of global climate change, businesses increasingly are focused on the development of sound environmental practices. Young entrepreneurs such as USC College alumna Andrea McBride Ã¢â¬â¢07 are at the forefront of this worldwide green business movement.|
|USC Welcomes Oncologist David Agus|
|Noted oncologist and cancer researcher David B. Agus was welcomed to the Keck School of Medicine of USC on June 24 at a reception at the home of Robert and Kelly Day, members of the Board of Overseers of the Keck School.|
|Social Innovation Past Pitch|
The Social Innovation Fast Pitch is a two-month training and mentoring program for innovative nonprofits that are effecting social change in Greater Los Angeles, culminating in the Social Innovation Fast Pitch and Showcase on November 11, 2009.
|Meshkati Named Jefferson Science Fellow|
|The National Academies have selected USC systems safety expert Najmedin Meshkati to serve as a 2009 Jefferson Science fellow.|
|USC Has Nearly $5 Billion Economic Impact|
|A new report shows that USC generates $4.9 billion annually in economic activity in the Los Angeles region and beyond.|
|Renowned Breast Oncologist Heads to USC|
|A national figure in breast cancer research is headed to USC to serve as co-leader of the WomenÃ¢â¬â¢s Cancer Program at the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.|
|Magazine Salutes ICTÃ¢â¬â¢s Paul Debevec|
|Paul Debevec, associate director for graphics research at the Institute for Creative Technologies, has been named one of the seven most important pioneers in the history of computer graphics imagery by 3D World Magazine.|
|The Artifacts of Life|
|USCÃ¢â¬â¢s first pilgrims to a temple of high-energy physics will be seeking answers to worldly questions about ancient commerce.|
|Paul Debevec Named as One of CGIÃ¢â¬â¢s Most Important Pioneers by 3D World Magazine|
|Family Time Decreases With Internet Use|
|More and more of AmericaÃ¢â¬â¢s Internet-connected households report erosion of face-to-face family time, increased feelings of being ignored by family members using the Web and growing concerns that children are spending too much time online. Researchers at the USC...|
|Digital Expert to Join USC Marshall|
|Innovative digital entertainment industry leader Lucy Hood has been appointed executive director of the Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) and assistant professor of clinical management and organization at the USC Marshall School of Business. Ã¢â¬ÅCTM is one of the...|
|Golden Opportunities: New Product Ideas|
Large software companies are increasingly relying on fostering communities and nurture business ecosystems to be successful. Such ecosystems create business opportunities for entrepreneurs to innovate and be part of the value chain.
|Study: Nonprofits Promote Civic Engagement|
|Nonprofit groups are becoming increasingly active through the promotion of causes on their online sites and serving as bridges of civic engagement, according to a new study by David Suarez, professor at the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development.|
|Viterbi team wins Jumpstart Feasibility Award for an innovative and patented life saving device. |
Co Founders Stephen Lizcano and Michael Fitzgibbons were awarded a $5,000 Arbitech Jumpstart Feasibility Award from the Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the 2009 New Venture Competition.
|Three of USCÃ¢â¬â¢s Most Innovative Institutions Collaborate with Online Graduate Project|
It’s been said that good ideas are infectious. In the case of Stroome, the old adage may just be true. Developed by a group of graduate students at USC’s Charles Annenberg Weingarten Program on Online Communities in the fall of 2009, Stroome addressed a real pain in the digital marketplace.
|Hora to Lead Homeland Security Research Center|
|Stephen C. Hora was named the new director of USCÃ¢â¬â¢s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), the nationÃ¢â¬â¢s first Department of Homeland Security Research Center of Excellence.|
|Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch *Orange County*|
Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competition in Orange County is a "must attend" event for all entrepreneurs who are looking to jump-start their entrepreneurial dreams...
|Teaching With Technology Grant Winners Announced|
|USC faculty members Steven Anderson, Glenn Clark and Mark Redekopp were awarded the provostÃ¢â¬â¢s Teaching With Technology grants on May 26.|
|New Venture Competition Names Winners|
|The Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies and its Center for Technology Commercialization announced the 2009 New Venture Competition winners at the Marcia Israel Awards banquet.|
|Teaching With Technology Prize Winners Announced|
|USC faculty members Steven Anderson and Virginia Kuhn were awarded the ProvostÃ¢â¬â¢s Prize for Teaching With Technology at a conference held at the Radisson Hotel.|
|Yeast Live Long and Prosper|
|Cell biologists have found a more filling substitute for caloric restriction in extending the life span of simple organisms.|
|New Project Tells Stories of South Los Angeles|
|To give the communities around USCÃ¢â¬â¢s campus an information source and an independent voice, the USC Annenberg School for Communication launched Intersections: The South Los Angeles Reporting Project on May 5.|
|Warshel Elected to the National Academy of Sciences|
|Arieh Warshel, a pioneer in the field of computational biophysics and USC College veteran of more than 30 years, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.|
|Energy Research Center Coming to USC|
|The U.S. Department of Energy has designated USC as the site of an Energy Frontier Research Center. P. Daniel Dapkus of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering will direct the center for Emerging Materials for Solar Energy Conversion and Solid State Lighting.|
|USC Roski ProfessorÃ¢â¬â¢s Film Heading to Cannes|
|A short film by Charlie White, director of the MFA program at the USC Roski School of Fine Arts, has been selected for the DirectorÃ¢â¬â¢s Fortnight section at Cannes Film Festival.|
|California Has a Hold on Its Own|
|The image of California as a land of migrants is being shattered by demographic data indicating the emergence of a newer generation of Californians that is homegrown and willing to stay in the state, according to a new study by USC researchers.|
|Inland Empire Fast Pitch |
The Tech Coast Angels Fast Pitch Competitions is a series of "must attend" events for all entrepreneurs who are looking to jump-start their entrepreneurial dreams, and for investors seeking to hear about the latest in innovation in Southern California.
|USC Economist Receives Top Labor Economics Award|
|USC University Professor and professor of economics Richard Easterlin has been awarded the 2009 Prize in Labor Economics by the Institute for the Study of Labor, based in Bonn, Germany.|
|USC Teams on Computer Modeling Effort|
|Two USC faculty members and a French drug discovery company have been awarded a biomedical research partnership to study the amino acid behind numerous diseases.|
|Global Impact Program brings enterprising health initiatives to India|
|USC, Nokia to Team on Mobile Research|
|USC and the Nokia Research Center Hollywood announced a research agreement that centers on advanced mobile user experiences.|
|University of Southern California and Nokia Announce Extensive Research Collaboration Framework Agreement|
The University of Southern California (USC) and Nokia Research Center (NRC) Hollywood today announced a research collaboration framework agreement that centers on advanced mobile user experiences. The umbrella framework agreement allows Nokia and USC to work together on multiple projects in a variety of areas and will streamline the process for commercializing USC inventions.
|New Drug Targets Tumor Cells and Blood Vessels|
USC researchers have identified a new drug compound that appears to target tumor cells and surrounding blood vessels without the negative side effects typically associated with Cox-2 inhibitors.
|Stem Cell Infusions Reverse Lupus Complications|
New stem cell research holds great promise for lupus patients, said Songtao Shi, associate professor at the USC School of Dentistry.
|Celebration Marks Acquisition of Hospitals|
Members of the USC Board of Trustees and the Keck School of Medicine Board of Overseers gathered with university officers and others to celebrate the university’s acquisition of two hospitals.
|Stevens and Seven Other Prominent USC Alumni Will Be Feted at 76th Annual USC Alumni Awards Gala|
|New Opportunity for Energy Research Awaits|
The $787 billion federal economic stimulus package provides more than $43 billion for energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, opening a major door for new university research initiatives, according to Donald L. Paul, executive director of the USC Energy Institute.
|Speed Dating a Hit With Faculty|
Speed dating without romance is like a presentation without Powerpoint: unusual, but not without potential.
|Innovation Eve: Jim Flanigan|
Join USC IDEAs (Innovation Driven Entrepreneurial Association) in welcoming author and New York Times reporter Jim Flanigan for an exploration of the insights gained through decades of reporting on the region's economy.
|USC Nurse Receives International Award|
Tammie Akiyoshi, nursing director at the University Park Health Center, was honored with an international award at the annual meeting of the national Society for Adolescent Medicine held at the Century Plaza Hotel.
|Faculty Member Wins ACM Honor|
Shahram Ghandeharizadeh is a recipient of the Association of Computing Machinery’s 2008 Software Systems Award.
|Interdisciplinary Scholars to Join USC|
USC has recruited five leading interdisciplinary scholars as part of its ongoing initiative to attract a dozen accomplished researchers, it was announced by Executive Vice President and Provost C. L. Max Nikias on behalf of President Steven B. Sample.
|USC Celebrates Purchase of Two Hospitals|
USC’s newest employees got a taste of Trojan hospitality at picnic celebrations welcoming USC University Hospital and USC Norris Cancer Hospital into the family.
|A Flying Fountain of Youth|
Fruit flies may be small enough to squish with your finger when they invade your kitchen, but these tiny creatures may soon play an important role in answering a question: Why does one person live longer than another?
|Fresh Thinking and Startling Ideas at USC|
The university plays host to an experimental conference that embraces the unexamined.
|$10M Contract Goes to USC Institute|
Interactive technology will help soldiers recognize and react to improvised explosive devices, the leading cause of casualties in Iraq.
|USC Studies Folic Acid Supplements|
|Researchers conducting a random trial discover that the supplements are linked to a higher risk of prostate cancer.|
|USC Well Represented at AAAS|
|Largest scientific meeting of the year draws USC researchers among thousands of scientists, policymakers and media.|
|USC Rossier Launches New Magazine|
|Futures in Urban Ed will celebrate the achievements of faculty members and salute the accomplishments of students and alumni.|
|Another Dimension in Technology Awaits|
|Starting next month, a Home 3-D Experience Lab at USC will explore the promise of new innovations for the consumer.|
|A Celebration of Research|
|School of DentistryÃ¢â¬â¢s Research Day lauds the scientific investigation and innovation of students and faculty members.|
|A Celebration of Research|
|School of DentistryÃ¢â¬â¢s Research Day lauds the scientific investigation and innovation of students and faculty members.|
|USC Annenberg Launches News Site|
|Built for a fast-paced world of breaking stories, the multimedia operation offers news and commentary produced by students.|
USC and the prestigious TED conference have partnered to deliver an independently organized TED event at USC. TEDx USC will stay true to the spirit of the TED Conference – hosting the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, and challenging them to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less.
|University of Southern California Survey of Venture Capitalists Uncovers Five Key Factors Associated with Successful Technology Transfer|
The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation recently released a white paper detailing the findings of a national survey exploring the issues affecting university–venture capital (VC) relations in an effort to better understand – and ultimately improve – the spinout process for all of the stakeholders involved.
|USC Surveys NationÃ¢â¬â¢s Venture Capitalists|
|The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation announces a report detailing the key factors associated with successful technology transfer.|
|How Do You Build a Synthetic Brain?|
USC electrical engineers attempt to create cortical neurons that can communicate with each other.
|Cancer Research Findings Explained|
|Valter Longo discusses his groundbreaking research on a rare population of dwarves who are seemingly immune to cancer.|
February 5, 2009. Judith Estrin comes to USC to speak about her experieces as an entrepreneur, business woman, her recent title "Closing the Innovation Gap" and the importance of creativity and collaboration in innovation.
|Humayun Holds Chair in Biomed Sciences|
|USC engineer and physician Mark Humayun accepts the newly created professorship named in honor of former provost Cornelius J. Pings.|
|What Does It Take to Walk on Water?|
Freshman Academy students dive into basic concepts involving engineering and applied sciences.
|Legal Innovations in a Complex World|
Business and legal scholars explore reform in increasingly competitive markets during an event sponsored by USC Law.
|The Innovation Ecosystem|
In light of the current economic turmoil, Krisztina 'Z' Holly asks not whether there is such a thing as “too big to fail”, but rather – how to avoid ending up in similar situations in the future?
|Embryonic Stem Cells From Rats Derived|
|The major USC advance in biomedical science will contribute to basic and applied research and drug development.|
|USC Scientist Receives Presidential Honor|
|President George W. Bush presents Early Career Award to Keck School professor Li Zhang at the White House.|
|Five AAAS Fellows at USC Announced|
|Michael Arbib, Sarah Bottjer, Myron Goodman, Terence Langdon and Aristides Requicha share honor from leading scientific society.|
|Real-Time Gene Tracking Developed|
USC and Cambridge biologists measure expression of chosen gene at every point and time of a fly’s life. The method has many potential applications.
|Musical Collaborations Flourish on the Web|
|USC Marshall studentÃ¢â¬â¢s bright idea leads to a meeting of the minds with entrepreneur Mark Stevens.|
|Pharmacists Honored for Innovation|
School of Pharmacy team receives the best practices award for work in safety net clinics.
|New Dimension Added to Meetings|
|USC researchers unveil 3-D videoconferencing in Florida. Inventors see potential applications in entertainment and communications.|
|New Dimension Added to Meetings|
|USC researchers unveil 3-D videoconferencing in Florida. Inventors see potential applications in entertainment and communications.|
|Shedding Light on Coral Reef Health|
|Scientists unveil the first global index correlating night light with threats to reefs.|
|USC to Head Global Genetic Effort|
|Carlos and Michele Pato will lead U.S. part of attempt to grasp the underlying risks for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.|
|Training for Iraq, Virtually|
|A team of USC experts and gamers are shaping the way U.S. soldiers hone negotiation skills.|
|Supercomputer Rises to 7th Nationally|
|USCÃ¢â¬â¢s supercomputer becomes the countryÃ¢â¬â¢s seventh most powerful computer system in an academic setting.|
|Travel to India this Summer|
The Global Impact Program empowers USC students to use innovation and entrepreneurship to improve the quality of life for many people in developing countries.
|Indie Game Developers Rise Up|
USC Interactive Media professor and director of USC's Innovation Lab, Chris Swain was recently interviewed by Forbes to discuss everything from how digital distribution will transform the games industry to whether the games business can learn from Hollywood.
|Megacities: Ã¢â¬ËA New Dynamic OrganismÃ¢â¬â¢|
|USC hosts workshop that sparks discussions of innovative research, technology and planning for urban growth.|
|Pat Levitt Named Zilkha Institute Director|
|Neuroscientist will study brain diseases, develop philanthropic plans and lead recruitment efforts with other USC departments.|
|Translating Research Into Action|
|Housed in the USC College Department of Psychology, a new research-based center has been created to benefit urban youth.|
|Deep-Sea Expedition Begins|
|USC team to study some of EarthÃ¢â¬â¢s smallest organisms in some of the oceanÃ¢â¬â¢s darkest depths.|
|Key Discovery Made by USC Researchers|
|Mechanism that regulates the development of stem cells into neurons is identified by Keck School scientist.|
|Technology Can Transform Health Care|
|USC hosts its second annual conference on the shrinking gap between humans and machines.|
|Social Entrepreneurs Deliver a Fast Pitch|
|Local nonprofits with sights set on problem-solving compete for $20,000 in funding.|
|Student Designs iPhone Trip Planner|
|The new application is attracting attention for the public transit system in Northern California.|
|ZAPPOS.COM OFFERS FREE AUDIO DOWNLOAD OF LANDMARK BUSINESS BOOK Ã¢â¬ÅTRIBAL LEADERSHIPÃ¢â¬Â|
Leading E-Tailer and Authors Partner to Promote "Make or Break" Reality Behind High Performance Company Culture
|Puliafito Named to Stem Cell Committee|
|Gov. Schwarzenegger announces new oversight post for the Keck School of Medicine dean.|
|Grant Yields Study of Antibiotic Resistance|
|Annie Wong-BeringerÃ¢â¬â¢s research targets the need for new antibiotic drug development to combat a common resistant bacterium.|
|Big Ideas Dominate Annual Event|
Presented by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, the university-wide showcase offered parents and students an interactive glimpse into the imaginations of USC student innovators and a sneak peek at the world of tomorrow.
|Majoring in video games|
Game design has helped rekindle interest in computer science and become a hot new major at more than 200 schools across the country, according to the Entertainment Software Assn., a trade group.
|USC Launches MatchYard on Facebook|
|The new application can help Trojans build interdisciplinary teams working on innovative ideas and projects.|
|Glaucoma Study Gets $8.9M Grant|
|Keck School researcher David Huang hopes to improve diagnosis of the degenerative eye disease.|
|USC Institute Designs Digital Docents|
|National Science Foundation grant will allow the Institute for Creative Technologies to build virtual humans who will interact with visitors at the Museum of Science, Boston.|
|Big Ideas Dominate Annual Event|
|Trojans display their imaginations at the 2008 USC Student Innovator Showcase and Competition.|
|USC Viterbi Moves Up in the World|
|The school advances to No. 11 in annual rankings of engineering, technology and computer science programs.|
|BodyÃ¢â¬â¢s Anti-HIV Drug Explained|
|Nature study reveals long-sought atomic structure of key enzyme, suggests new directions for drug development.|
|Brain Has Competing Risk and Reward|
|Areas Imaging study reveals a battle between the lure of reward and fear of failure.|
|Four Trojans Inducted Into Nat'l Academy|
|Nikias, Yortsos, Austin and Livanos are cited for significant contributions to the field of engineering.|
|Engineering Research Center Gets Grant|
|USC and Rancho Los Amigos experts will examine technologies that assist individuals aging with disabilities.|
|Andrew J. Viterbi Honored at White House|
|Trustee receives National Medal of Science from President Bush in East Room ceremony.|
|Your New Backing Band: Radiohead, Green Day or Both|
Researchers at the University of Southern California have made a breakthrough in computer-generated music that involves generating harmonies in a number of specific styles for any melody.
|Your New Backing Band: Radiohead, Green Day or Both|
|Good Neighbors Sets $1.1 Million Goal|
|Annual effort to improve the community through partnerships looks to raise more than last year.|
|Postdoc Decides to Take Policy Route|
|USC College researcher Christopher Viggiani is chosen as Science & Technology Policy fellow.|
|Hull Joins USC Stevens Institute|
|Startup expert will help HSC faculty and researchers get their life-enhancing and life-saving inventions to market.|
|Teaching How to Give Back|
|Studying CaliforniaÃ¢â¬â¢s Educational Crisis|
|Educational leaders, industry representatives and organizations dedicated to improving science and engineering education gather for a two-day summit at USC.|
|John Walsh to Develop Online Tool|
|National Science Foundation grant will allow the USC Davis School researcher to create a tool for campus-wide neuroscience lectures.|
|D.C. Offices Make Matches|
|USCÃ¢â¬â¢s offices of research advancement and federal relations work together to help faculty cross the capitalÃ¢â¬â¢s tricky terrain.|
|Michael Kantor, CEO of Orgoo.com - socalTECH.com Interview|
|R&D Funding for University Increases|
|USC keeps pace or moves ahead of peers in overall research and development funding.|
|Grant for Human Trials of Cancer Treatment|
|V Foundation grant will yield testing of Valter LongoÃ¢â¬â¢s chemotherapy shield by asking cancer patients to fast for two days before treatment.|
|Doctor Performs Groundbreaking Surgery|
|Keck SchoolÃ¢â¬â¢s Namir Katkhouda removes a gallbladder by operating through a single entry point.|
|Ã¢â¬ËDestination: The FutureÃ¢â¬â¢ Hits Its Mark|
|USC Viterbi SchoolÃ¢â¬â¢s $300-million fund-raising initiative surpassed its goal three months ahead of schedule, raising a total of $304 million.|
|Manny Ramirez: Baseball's Most Innovative Player|
In a clever and interesting take on Manny Ramirez – as most innovative player! – Krisztina 'Z' Holly reminds readers about how important “play” is to the innovation process.
|Petasis Named Cope Scholar for 2009|
|Prestigious award from American Chemical Society recognizes USC chemistÃ¢â¬â¢s lasting contributions to his field.|
|USC Breaks Ground on Stem Cell Center|
|The Eli and Edythe Broad CIRM Center for Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at USC will serve as a regional hub.|
|2008 USC Student Innovator Showcase and Competition|
Check out what 41 student presenters showcased at the 2008 USC Student Innovator Showcase.
|Jenova Chen Named a Top Innovator|
|The 2006 USC alum, whose creations include "Cloud" and "flOw," is lauded as one of the world's foremost developers of video games.|
|Students spread tobacco awareness in India|
Five second-year medical students at USC's Keck School of
Medicine spent six weeks of their summer teaching kids in India about
the dangers of a new and deadly from of chewing tobacco called gutka.ÃÂ
|Andrew Viterbi Gets Nat'l Science Medal|
|Accolade announced by President Bush is the top honor given for science and technology.|
|Engineers to Work With HP Labs|
|The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is among recipients of an innovative research award designed to encourage collaboration that results in high-impact research.|
|Shakespeare on the Subway|
|Two USC School of Theatre students bring the Bard to Manhattan, entertaining commuters with a memorable scene from Romeo and Juliet.|
|Unlocking the Key to Catalyst Mystery|
|New model brings USC College chemists closer to "Holy Grail" of catalyst design.|
|Study: Children at Risk for Pre-Diabetes|
|A new USC report led by Michael Goran examines the physiological causes of the disease in overweight Hispanic youngsters.|
|5-Year Renewal for Biomedical Resource|
|The Biomedical Simulations Resource at USC has been funded since its inception in 1985, a remarkable record for medical research.|
|Breaking Up Is Hard to Do|
|Science study provides first proof of an unlikely phenomenon involving three-way splits of a molecule.|
Two years in, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation " a licensing office that is itself a startup " has expanded the vision of a traditional technology transfer office to encourage and entice both faculty and students to dream big.
|ISI to Play Role in Genetic Initiative|
|A team from the USC Viterbi School"s Information Sciences Institute will structure data allowing scientists to test health hypotheses.|
|Study Finds New Links to Schizophrenia|
|USC researchers supply findings to an extensive report that may eventually suggest novel avenues for effective therapies.|
|Radiosurgical Tool Offers Faster Treatment|
|State-of-the-art, robotic instrument will be used at Keck School for serious neurological disorders such as tumors and facial pain.|
|Saving the Planet With Carbon Dioxide|
|Could CO2 be used to fuel the world"s economies and reverse global warming? Top scientists at a NSF/USC workshop reach for the moon.|
|USC Excels in "Great College" Survey|
|The university gets high scores in the first national "Great College to Work For" poll by the Chronicle of Higher Education.|
|USC Viterbi Signs Accelerated M.S.|
|Starting this fall, San Luis Obispo"s Cal Poly engineering students will benefit from a new collaboration with USC"s engineering school.|
|New Features Launched on MatchYard Beta!|
The MatchYard beta community has
spoken, and with your feedback and use, USC Stevens has launched some
great new features on MatchYard!ÃÂ
|Aspirin May Fight Osteoporosis|
|In mice, the drug appears to prevent both improper bone resorption and the death of bone-forming stem cells.|
|Innovation and the Future of Design|
Emily Kemper is a master's student in the USC School of Architecture
focusing on sustainable development. She recently attended the 2008
Gravity Free Conference in Chicago, IL.ÃÂ
|She Did the Math|
|Pianist/computational engineer Elaine Chew discusses advantages of an operations research approach to new musical search technologies.|
|$1.5M Goes to Stem Cell Research|
|Four USC and Childrens Hospital Los Angeles representatives receive funding for stem cell research.|
|USC Creates Generation of Geobiologists|
|An emerging field in the sciences grows out of a summer course begun six years ago by the USC Wrigley Institute.|
|Pilot Program Targets Needs in India|
|Partnership between the USC Stevens Institute and a philanthropic foundation will address needs for clean water and oral cancer education this summer.|
|Major Project Now in Transit|
|With the lives of teens at stake, a USC engineering student studies the safety issues of a light rail crossing on Exposition Boulevard.|
|Supercomputer Ranks in Nations Top 10|
|With its performance of nearly 31 trillion calculations per second, USCs supercomputer stands among the countrys 10 most powerful computer systems in an academic setting.|
|Shelly Lu Gets Prized NIH Grant %u2013 Her Fifth|
|The National Institutes of Health grant will enable the USC physician-scientist to continue her research on colon cancer.|
|USC Group Holds $200K R&D Event|
|The first Medical Engineering Innovation Challenge encourages students and physicians to generate fresh ideas in bioengineering and medicine.|
|In Memoriam: Zuo-Zhong Wang, 46|
|The USC neuroscientists recent work was considered a major accomplishment in the field of structural biology.|
|BusinessWeek Contributing Columnist Krisztina Holly: In Praise of My Father|
The story of a Hungarian refugeeÃÂ who demonstrates the essential characteristics of innovators: unshakable optimism and the courage to take risks.ÃÂ
|A Great Coup for Literati|
|USC Colleges Institute of Modern Russian Culture acquires a rare Boris Pasternak collection.|
|Philip Stephens Named to Royal Society|
|Longtime USC College chemist is recognized for his groundbreaking work analyzing molecular structure.|
|Public Health Expert to Join USC|
|Jonathan Samet will launch the Institute for Global Health and lead the Keck Schools Department of Preventive Medicine.|
|More in Common Than You Think|
|A USC anthropologist and a UCLA biologist compare notes and create the first book that draws comparisons between primates and cetaceans.|
|USC to Study Mobile Games, Health|
|Research funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation supports games that harness social networks to promote exercise.|
|Gender, Colorectal Cancer Survival Linked|
|Findings call for further study into the role of hormonal status in survival, USC researchers say.|
|Brainstorming at Will|
|Scientists, economists and lawyers find themselves on the same page at a USC conference %u2013 striving for a better future in their fields of expertise.|
|Life at Rock Bottom Boosts Bacteria|
|Seafloor bacteria are more abundant and diverse than previously thought, according to a new study by USC scientist Katrina Edwards.|
|Report Sheds Light on Cell Mechanism|
|A study led by USC researchers discovers a method to duplicate primitive stem cells and prevent cell differentiation.|
|He Has a Passion for Politics|
|USC College scholar Ricardo Ramuadrez studies the shifts in voting and demographics among the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. electorate.|
|What Makes Life Go in the Tropics?|
|New study led by USC biologist Jed Fuhrman points to heat, not light, as the engine driving diversity.|
|Energy Institute Holds First Event|
|Leading climatologists and policymakers discuss options for meeting greenhouse gas targets mandated by state law. |
|NIH Grant Goes to USC Pharmacy School|
|Clay Wang leads USCs search for natural compounds with potential as new chemotherapies and antimicrobials.|
|Creating Miracles in the Lab|
|Rose Hills Foundation grant gives USC College undergraduates with vision the chance to change the world.|
|Crimmins, Finch Get W.M. Keck Awards|
|Competitive seed grants will support interdisciplinary research on health span and aging.|
|USC Creates Virtual Environments For Hollywood, Military|
|Simon Ramo Honored at Viterbi Banquet|
|The 30th annual awards ceremony recognizes industry leaders and outstanding professionals.|
|Keck School Site of Breast Cancer Study|
|New report reveals that an ultrasound exam can help detect a larger percentage of cancer while increasing the rate of false positive findings.|
|Wiseman to Direct Public Diplomacy Center|
|The international relations expert will oversee research projects and continue the centers innovative work at USC Annenberg.|
|USC Receives $5M for Cancer Research|
|The Whittier Foundation gift will build upon the studies conducted at USC/Norris and the Keck School.|
|USC Researcher Wins Two Fellowships|
|Heather Owens will work with professors Beringer and Wong-Beringer on translational research projects.|
|Live from GRAVITY FREE 2008|
Emily Kemper blogs live from the 2008 GRAVITY FREE Conference in Chicago, IL.
|Anything Is Possible With Software|
|Programmers around the world can contribute to products created for the disabled as part of USCs nonprofit Project: Possibility.|
|Waging War Against Polluters|
|In an inaugural event, USC College lauds Robert F. Kennedys Waterkeeper Alliance for its commitment to the environment.|
|Technology Prize Winners Announced|
|USCs second tech-centric conference honors professors for enhancing teaching and learning through technology.|
|A Case Study in Healthy Aging|
|Founding USC Davis School of Gerontology dean James E. Birren is honored on his 90th birthday.|
|$27M for New Stem Cell Research Facility|
|The universitys proposal of a five-story laboratory building includes extensive shared space.|
|Can You Become a Creature of New Habits?|
|Project:Possibility Showcases Breakthrough Open-Source Software for Disabled Communities|
Project:Possibility, a non-profit organization out of the University of Southern California that strives to create free and accessible software for people with disabilities, has unveiled what happens when altruism and expertise unite.
|thatgamecompany Named 'Top 10 Innovators to Watch' by Variety Magazine|
Kellee Santiago and Jenova Chen are USC alumni turning the gaming industry on its ear. Variety has names them one of the '10 Innovators to Watch'.
|In Memoriam: Harlan Hahn, 68|
|The USC College political scientist was a major force in the disability rights movement.|
|New Partnership for Urban Education|
|Princeton Review founder John Katzman establishes an endowed chair with USC Rossier School designed to help reinvent what it means to be a K-12 school in the 21st century.|
|Grant Extends HIV Communication Research|
|Team led by Lynn Miller is developing a video game aimed at reducing risky sexual behavior.|
|New Directions in Nuclear Energy|
|A Nuclear Regulatory Commission member visits campus to address key issues facing the industry.|
|Looking at the Millennial Generation|
|Americans born between 1983 and 2003 are the subjects of a meeting at the Davidson Conference Center.|
|George Chilingar Named Honorary Professor|
|He earns the distinction for his wealth of articles and textbooks in the field of oil and gas technologies.|
|New Model for Embryonic Limb Development|
|Growth factors at tip of embryonic limb act as instructive molecules in animal models.|
|Rebuilding Californias Infrastructure|
|State Treasurer Bill Lockyer gives the keynote address at a symposium focusing on the states aging highways, bridges and rail lines. |
|Silicon Valley investors discover LA's star appeal|
After two decades of watching their neighbors in Silicon Valley attract more venture capital investment than anywhere else in the US, companies in southern California are making a comeback.
|How Can We Measure Innovation? A Freakonomics Quorum|
How do technological innovation and robust markets tend to fix a lot of problems that seem unsolvable? Six top innovators talk about how innovation can be measured.
|USC College Appoints Diversity Director|
|American studies scholar George Sanchez to lead diversity efforts at the universitys largest academic unit.|
|Telling an Unfinished Story|
|During a forum hosted by the USC Shoah Foundation Institute, Los Angeles teachers compare a Holocaust survivors diary to his testimony a half-century later. |
|In Memoriam: Ahmed Abdel-Ghaffar, 61|
|The innovative civil engineering professor was an expert in analyzing and interpreting measurements from long span bridges.|
|USC Scientist Honored for Bright Ideas|
|Abhijeet Ghosh earns an award for best computer graphics dissertation involving lighting that creates realistic renderings.|
|Students Display Research at Galen Center|
|Top biomedical engineering projects are recognized at the 12th Annual Fred Grodins Graduate Symposium.|
|Krisztina Holly to Judge Twiistup 4 in July|
Krisztina Holly, vice provost for innovation and the executive director of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation has been selected as a member of the Showoff Selection Panel at Twiistup 4 in July.
|Knowing How to Get Attention|
|A new USC College study notes a key role of covert sight, the brains ability to increase awareness across the field of vision.|
|Exciting New Technology for the Old World|
|USC Law librarian Hazel Lord turned her passion for medieval documents into a wiki housing hundreds of digitized manuscripts and records. |
|Prime Minister Lauds USC Students|
|Gordon Brown praises Katrina Chan and Tal Flanchraych for calling attention to the importance of education in Africa. |
|A Complex Question With No Easy Answer|
|A new Nature paper finds striking similarities and differences between quantum and classical chaos.|
|USC Students Click for Change in Africa|
The British Consulate-General in Los Angeles is pleased to announce University of Southern California (USC) student Katrina Chan as the winner of the Click for Change: Educate Africa competition, which highlighted the use of new media in public diplomacy.
|In Memoriam: John Peter Stein, 45|
|The Keck School professor and surgeon was a role model for peers and residents, says Dean Puliafito.|
|Quake Forecast Spots a Shaky Future|
|The first uniform statewide earthquake model forecasts at least one big one in next 30 years, says a new study. |
|Study: Gender Differences in Colon Cancer|
|Gene variants indicate opposite survival outcomes for women and men, according to USC researchers.|
|The Artistic Side of Engineering|
|Faculty and students express their creativity through a colorful mix of photos, paintings and other works of art displayed in the Viterbi Museum. |
|Tenet, USC Reach Tentative Agreement|
|The parties seek to resolve a lawsuit by agreeing on sale terms for USC University Hospital and USC/Norris Cancer Hospital. |
|A Noble Project Full of Possibilities|
A USC Viterbi School of Engineering computer science graduate student has mobilized classmates to work as volunteer programmers who write software to help people with medical problems.
|Laurie Brand Named Carnegie Scholar|
|USC College expert in international relations will study the relationship between Arab nationalism and Islam.|
|USC Annenberg Receives $1.8M in Grants|
|USC Annenbergs Hollywood, Health & Society will launch new initiatives with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The California Endowment. |
|Social Sciences Conference Held in Beijing|
|The international event is the first step toward creating a center that would spark a policymaking collaboration between China and the U.S.|
|Viterbi Tapped as Finalist for Tech Prize|
|The creator of a key building block in wireless and digital communications is competing for the worlds biggest technology award. |
|USC Honored With Public Diplomacy Award|
|Vice Provost Adam Clayton Powell III accepts the inaugural Benjamin Franklin Award from Secretary Condoleezza Rice. |
|Heal a Robot, Go to War|
|USC Ranked as a 'Dream College'|
|University is No. 9 on list of schools national applicants would want to attend, says Princeton Review survey.|
|Moving Ahead on Conservation Efforts|
|USC has launched several new initiatives to promote environmentally friendly practices. |
|INNOVATION at USC - Special Edition|
Krisztina Holly, vice provost for innovation and executive director of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation speaks to supporters about the success of the department's inaugural year.
|A Noble Project Full of Possibilities|
|USC Viterbi masters candidate Christopher Leung rallies students to help the disabled.|
|Provost Nikias to Hold Currie Chair|
|Newly established chair named in honor of USC Trustee Malcolm Currie will be the universitys first to honor technology and the humanities.|
|Kempe Earns Computer Science Grant|
|As one of 27 national winners, the USC Viterbi professor will receive up to $300,000 over the next three years. |
|A New Way to Fight Cancer|
|Instead of a silver bullet to kill cancer cells, USC biologists discover a way to protect all other cells against chemotherapy. Experts call the animal study a major advance in cancer research. |
|For Carbon Emissions, a Goal of Less Than Zero|
If the world is going to sharply reduce the amount of carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere by midcentury, then many businesses will have to go carbon neutral, bringing their net emissions of the greenhouse gas to zero. But some could go even further by removing more CO2 than they produce. Academic and industrial labs worldwide, researchers are working on technologies to reach that goal.
|Pottebaum Receives Early Career Award|
|Fluid dynamics scholar earns a National Science Foundation grant to produce a new measurement technique.|
|USC Hosts Nanoscience Conference|
|Tissue regeneration, diagnostics and therapeutics are highlighted at meetings and a workshop. |
|Sioutas Given Grant to Study Air Pollution|
|USC environmental engineer to begins research on coarse particles in the Los Angeles Basin.|
|A New Lab Thats Really Fab|
|USC Viterbi opens the Fabrication Laboratory, a new high-tech workshop built for carving, cutting and sculpting.|
|Boone Center Dedicated at Catalina|
|USC College hosts a trip across the San Pedro Channel to dedicate a new conference facility at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center.|
|Hybrid Imaging Helps Lymphoma Patients|
|Fused PET-CT scanning by researchers results in greater accuracy when evaluating treatment results, says USC study.|
|Big Stage, a USC Start-up, today launched their partnership with Sony/BMG to "Big Stage-enable" Michael Jackson's Thriller video|
Big Stage, a USC Start-up, based on Prf. Gerard Medionis technology, today launched their partnership with Sony/BMG to "Big Stage-enable" Michael Jackson's Thriller video.
|Doing the Small Things to Go Green|
|Its easier than you may think, says a USC doctoral candidate who will teach an eight-week course on positive changes for the planet. |
|USC Stevens launches MatchYard beta version on Facebook|
The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation released the beta version of its new Facebook application MatchYard in late February 2008, which it hopes will enable interdepartmental and interdisciplinary students to come together to develop future programs for USC students interested in innovation.
|Engineer Learns How Bats Stay Aloft|
|The air flows created for mid-air suspension by heavier animals are spotted for the first time by a USC aerospace professor. |
|Science Journal Lauds USC Researcher|
|Louis-Philippe Morency is named one of AIs 10 to Watch by a leading artificial intelligence publication.|
|Lazy Eye Treatment Shows Promise|
|New data, based on a finding first reported in 2006, suggest a simple and effective therapy for amblyopia in adults.|
|7 Questions for Cutting-Edge Game Developer Kellee Santiago|
Kellee Santiago, President of thatgamecompany, spoke with Logan Ward from Popular Mechanics about the success of their debut commercial title 'flOw', where the ideas came from, and the future direction of the gaming industry.
|ChemicalWeeks cover story on CO2 discusses how chemical companies are developing technologies and systems to cut CO2 emissions, sequester CO2, and even use the gas as a low-cost raw material for chemical processes. UOPs partnership with USC to turn CO2 into useful chemicals and fuels is highlighted in the story.|
|Alumni Score Gaming Award|
Kellee Santiago and Jenova Chen, two USC alums were honored for thatgamecompany's debut title "flOw" at the 8th Annual Game Developers Conference.
|Ronald Nguyen Awarded Most Innovative Honor at USC Dentistry Research Day|
Ronald Nguyen was awarded the Most Innovative Award at the USC School of Dentistry's annual Research Day 2008.
|Scientists Would Turn Greenhouse Gas Into Gasoline |
If two scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory are correct, people will still be driving gasoline-powered cars 50 years from now, churning out heat-trapping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere %ue2%u20ac and yet that carbon dioxide will not contribute to global warming.
|USC Graduate's Start-up is Recipient of $100,000 Startup-in-a-Box Award at California Clean Tech Open|
Syncromatics Corporation, a leading provider of bus tracking systems for transit agencies and universities, was selected as the winner of the Lexus Transportation Award in the 2007 California Clean Tech Open.
|BusinessWeek Contributing Columnist Krisztina Holly: The Politics of Change|
|"Change" has been a big theme of the Presidential debates and caucuses. But candidates%ue2%u20acand voters%ue2%u20acneed to understand and tap the power of innovation|
|Innovation Inside Awards Announced|
|The inaugural honors go to six USC faculty members who enhance their classes in innovative ways.|
|University of Southern California MFA Thesis Project Is A Chosen Finalist For The Eigth Annual Game Developers Choice Awards|
thatgamecompanys PS3 game flOw will compete amongst development communitys favorite 2007 video games for the industrys only open peer-based awards
|USC Engineering Technology Used To Keep The Streets Of Los Angeles Safer From Gunfire|
Thanks to the creativity and pragmatism of USC innovator Dr. Ted Berger, intelligent cameras and microphones now aid law enforcement in their quest to protect those living in urban cities. Recently introduced in Compton, CA, SENTRI is a system of cameras and microphones that have the ability to pinpoint the source of a gunshot, aim the camera at the source, and begin sending video to the local police -- all in less than half a second. SENTRI enables law enforcement to increase the safety of both urban residents and police in high-crime neighborhoods.
|A New Front in the Console Wars|
Recent shifts in the gaming landscape have made it easier for small companies to have a big impact.
|Legendary Engineer Joins USC Viterbi|
|The founder of TRW and other top corporations accepts President Samples appointment to the USC Viterbi faculty as a professor of electrical engineering.|
|Middle Ground in the Marine Food Chain|
|USC biologist Dave Caron will lead an Antarctic research mission to discover what is eating the algae.|
|Cancer Center Gets $60 Million Gift|
|The generous donation from Jane Anne Nohl will support the hematology program at the USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.|
|BusinessWeek Contributing Columnist Krisztina Holly: Hollywood's Quest for Innovation|
As talks between screenwriters and producers reach a stalemate, there's a lot more to worry about than finding ways to monetize content
| UOP and USC Team to Bring Clean Energy Technologies to the Petroleum Industry; |
UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, announced that it will partner with the University of Southern Californias (USC) Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute to develop and commercialize new technology to transform carbon dioxide into clean-burning alternative fuels.
|USC to Team on Clean Energy Technologies|
|Honeywell company UOP and USC will develop technology to produce cleaner-burning fuels from carbon dioxide. |
|Dornsifes Again Boost Brain Institute|
|Dana and David Dornsife donate $1 million to fund the top research priorities at the Brain and Creativity Institute.|
|Six Institutions to Focus on Stem Cells|
|USC joins a partnership to maximize discovery potential through shared facilities, resources and programs.|
|Alum Gives $17M to Name USC Viterbi Dept.|
|The gift from downtown developer Sonny Astani will nurture a vision of sustainable megacities.|
|USC Student Earns Rhodes Scholarship|
|Engineering senior Reed Doucette, who is working on the efficiency of solar cells, plays basketball for the USC mens team. |
|USC Joins First Look L.A.|
|Caltech and UCLA also take part in the inaugural event offering previews of promising research and start-ups for key investors.|
|USC, Caltech and UCLA Join Forces for Unprecedented Early Stage Investor Event|
In an unprecedented collaboration between USC, Caltech and UCLA, the three universities joined forces with Entretech to present the first ever "First Look LA," a unique, invitation-only sneak peek at some of the most promising research and emerging startup opportunities from LA's premier research institutions, never before been seen by investors. Hosted at USC on November 7, 2007, this was the first time the three major research universities worked together collaboratively in such a significant way.
|Entrepreneurs Eye First Look Funds|
|USC Associate Professor Peter Beerel knows how to get his message across to sleep-deprived electrical engineering students and effectively present his research to peers at professional conferences.|
But last Wednesday he was a newbie struggling to get his message across to deep-pocketed investors who could bankroll his entrepreneurial dream.
|How Does the Brain Recognize a Face?|
|Irving Biederman and other neuroscientists report progress on a fundamental question. |
|Is There a RoboDoc in the House?|
|Childrens Hospital Los Angeles introduces an innovative device that allows physicians to remotely manage the care of patients.|
|Five From USC Named AAAS Fellows|
|Capone, Mataric, Nikias, Shih and Taylor are recognized for distinguished contributions in science and engineering.|
|Jump-Starting New Directions in Research|
|Twenty-two faculty teams are awarded Zumberge interdisciplinary grants.|
|USC to Host Body Computing Conference|
|The event brings biotech industry leaders together to discuss the future of patient management.|
|No 'Greif' for Marshall entrepreneurs|
The Marshall School of Business Lloyd Greif Entrepreneur Program was recently ranked No. 1 by the Princeton Review.
|Scheduling Algorithm Picks Up the Slack|
|A prize-winning paper by a USC Viterbi professor solves a basic transit scheduling problem, potentially meaning shorter waits for bus riders. |
|Neamati Gets $1.1M for Cancer Research|
|The School of Pharmacy professors work focuses on a regimen that attacks tumor cells and the blood vessels that nurture them.|
|New Technology Pays Dividends at HSC|
|Voice recognition software and an advanced communications system speeds crucial patient data to doctors in seconds. |
|Turning a Page Toward the Future|
|The bright ideas of forward-thinking students are celebrated by USC Libraries at a Parents Weekend ceremony.|
|Developing the Next Generation of Innovators|
|New ideas are in evidence at the first USC Stevens event for students.|
|Taking a Unique Approach to Research|
|USC College art historian Daniela Bleichmar is recognized as one of the nations young innovators by Smithsonian magazine.|
|Alfred E. Mann Honored by His Peers|
|The USC trustee receives a Distinguished Lecturer Award from the Biomedical Engineering Society.|
|USC Creates Internet Census|
|The Information Sciences Institute conducts a comprehensive census of all addresses on the Internet, some 2.8 billion and counting. |
|Judges inspect gadgets at USC fair|
Michael Aherne's invention defeats the gravity of the moon. Kaveh Motamed's deflects the gravity of the Earth.
And tucked between Aherne's home-brew lunar lander and Motamed's do-it-yourself pelvis protector Thursday were three dozen other inventions -- some even more far-out, and others more down-to-earth.
It was USC's first student innovator showcase, and fledgling entrepreneurs...
|USC Stevens Opens Office at HSC|
|A new location at the Harlyne Norris Tower demonstrates the universitys commitment to research advancements in health sciences. |
|A Rare Fight for Sight|
|When doctors said the disease that blinded several family members was too rare to attract researchers, a teacher's aide and her in-laws turned to the Doheny Eye Institute.|
|New Frontiers in Business, Engineering|
Fifty years to the day after Sputnik launched the Space Race, an eclectic group of entrepreneurs, engineers, academics, astronauts and not a few dreamers gathered in a Bel-Air hotel to hear about the next Space Race, in which commercial companies bring thousands of visitors to the edge of the void, and beyond, and make money doing it.
|The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation Opens Shop on USC Health Sciences Campus|
In a move that demonstrates the University of Southern Californias strengthened commitment to advancing breakthrough research in the biosciences, the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation announced today the opening of an office in the new Harlyne Norris Tower at USCs Health Sciences Campus (HSC).
|USC Team Heads $6M Low Vision Project|
|Biomedical researchers will create visual aids for older adults whose eyesight suffers from degeneration and disease.|
|USC Students to Exhibit Imagination|
|The first USC Stevens student competition will provide a peek at future innovators poised to change the world.|
|NIH to Fund $8M Autism Center at USC|
|The National Institutes of Health grant will increase ethnic diversity of the worlds largest resource for autism research.|
|$10M Gift Supports Epigenome Center|
|The Norris Foundation gift strengthens the universitys leadership in an emerging field of cancer research.|
|Kempe, Meng to Hold Early Career Chairs|
|The USC Viterbi honors go to young faculty who have shown exceptional promise in their fields of expertise.|
|A Meeting of Creative Minds|
|USC professors will prep a proposal for a university-wide team to ponder the process of creativity.|
|Yong Chen Wins Engineering Kudo|
|The national distinction goes to young manufacturing engineers who have made exceptional contributions in their field. |
|USC Stevens Offers Faculty Awards for Innovation Curriculum|
Want to amp up the innovation in your classes? The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation is launching the "Innovation Inside" Curriculum Fund, a new curriculum program for all USC faculty members interested in broadening the spirit of innovation in students.
|Midori Named U.N. Messenger of Peace|
Midori Goto, holder of the Jascha Heifetz Chair in Violin at USC, is among four international figures designated as United Nations Messengers of Peace by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
|Clues to End of the Last Ice Age|
|USC College researcher shows that deep-sea temperatures rose 1,300 years before the buildup of atmospheric carbon dioxide, ruling out CO2 as driver of the last ice ages meltdown.|
|Google Apps Added to the Curriculum|
|A new partnership between USC and Google will bring convenience and new opportunities for online collaboration to USC students.|
|USC Stevens Legal Office Hours Program|
The USC Stevens Legal Office Hours Program provides strategic legal guidance on a complementary basis to USC innovators and start-up companies. USC innovators participating in the program have access to corporate and intellectual property attorneys that provide invaluable assistance by acting as sounding boards for both business and legal issues.
|Putting His Finger on Hand Mechanics|
|USC biomedical engineer grasps the importance of learning seemingly simple functions. |
|USC Start-up Geosemble Awarded NSF Grant for GeoPrism Satellite-based Direct Marketing|
Geosemble Technologies, Inc., has won a Phase I grant from the National Science Foundation for the application of satellite image and map fusion technologies to its GeoPrism system of Direct Marketing.
|Krisztina Holly Talks at Tech Transfer Forum|
|USC Viterbi Alumna Gets Into the Game|
|Donna Djordjevich develops an interactive project that preps first responders for weapons of mass destruction.|
|Human Organs May Multiply Mutations|
|The organs that produce sperm also may make it easier for mutations to pass to offspring, USC biologists say.|
|Los Angeles Enjoying Seismic Lull|
|Earthquakes under the basin at historic low, says a surprising new study by USC College professor James Dolan.|
|Leora Rosen Gets New Research Post in D.C.|
|Carmen Puliafito Named Keck School Dean|
|Over the last six years, the surgeon and teacher has led the University of Miamis Bascom Palmer Eye Institute to new heights in education and research.|
|New Residence Built on Fresh Ideas|
|After two years in the making, the dedication and ribbon cutting for USCs elegant Arts and Humanities Residential College at Parkside is set for Sept. 11. |
|Entrepreneurs Sound Off on Start-Ups|
|Persistence pays off for Southern California business owners launching a new company, according to a USC Marshall survey.|
|USC Heart Transplant Program Is Tops|
|The program has a higher survival rate than the national average, says U.S. Scientific Registry report. |
|New Minor Links Dentistry, Engineering|
|The goal is to introduce USC students to innovations in craniofacial sciences and therapeutics.|
|Aguru Images, Inc. licenses Light Stage and Linear Light Source technologies developed at the University of Southern California |
Aguru Images, Inc. announced today that it has licensed Light Stage and Linear Light Source technologies developed at the University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies (USC ICT).
|How Sweet It Is|
|USC College professors' collaboration helps explain how the body %ue2%u20ac and brain %ue2%u20ac sense drops in blood sugar. The partnership will help answer questions like how we know when we need to eat. |
|San Jose Mercury News Op-Ed By Krisztina Holly: A Plea To Preserve The True Meaning Of Innovation: Don't Let A Good Word Become A Buzz Word|
|Ihope you're alarmed. I am. And I need your help. The word innovation is headed toward the same fate as "synergy," "paradigm shift" or "best-of-breed." These buzzwords were so out of control in their heyday that they completely lost their sharp, useful meanings. Today, when people hear those words, their eyes glaze over with certainty that they'll be bored by an endless stream of diluted business cliches.|
|New Imaging Clarifies Nutrient Cycle|
| Nanoscale spectrometer helps USC biologists describe a missing step in the global carbon and nitrogen process.|
|Moving Forward, One Foot at a Time|
|USC Viterbi roboticist Stefan Schaal trains computerized canines to traverse tough terrain.|
|Can Virtual Worlds Help Society?|
| USC Center on Public Diplomacy receives a MacArthur grant to study how technology can build bonds between cultures.|
|USC and Abraxis Agree on Licensing|
| Diagnostic tests could result in more accurate predictions for the outcome of cancer treatments.|
|USC Conference Fueled by Energy Woes|
|Two-day event brings experts together to discuss environmental challenges facing society.|
|James Baker Named New IMSC Director|
|The longtime administrator, who founded a top multimedia research center for Fuji Xerox, succeeds Adam Clayton Powell.|
|Pieces of Catalyst Puzzle Explained|
|Vitamin B12 enzymes use a trick to speed up reactions, says USC College chemist Arieh Warshel. The finding could lead to new catalyst designs.|
|Good Taste Is No Accident|
| USC College neuroscientist Emily Liman reveals a pathway from the tongue to the brain.|
|Grants for Cancer Study Available|
| Applicants, who have a May 31 deadline, cannot be receiving national support.|
|New Research Floor at Pharmacy School|
| A gift from Jane and Gale Bensussen will jump-start research in therapeutic development.|
|Mann Institute Seeks Novel Concepts|
|The Alfred Mann Institute is looking for medical innovations at USC and wants to help get them to the marketplace.|
|Innovation Showcase at USC|
Innovation at USC includes advancements in every discipline from cinematic arts, music and social sciences to information technology, engineering and life sciences. These are some of the breakthrough innovations that were demonstrated during the "Celebration of Innovation" event at USC's Davidson Conference Center on March 28, 2007.
|Mouse Study Suggests Parkinson's Relief|
|Keck School study on dopamine effects shows the potential benefits of treadmills on balance and stability.|
|Tracking the Complex Flight of Bats|
| USC aerospace expert Geoffrey Spedding reports on the unique contrasts between bat and bird flight in Science.|
|Four New Hires for Biomedical Imaging Program|
|Using new ways of seeing, USC hopes to make breakthroughs in the study of health and disease.|
|Making Gene Chips With a Snap|
|A research group headed by USC Viterbi School professor Eun Sok Kim is strong on technique.|
|USC Gets $2.7 Million Nanoscience Grant|
| The support will help treat diseases such as cancer and retinopathy.|
|Humanities, Social Sciences Grants Set|
| Successful applicants for the 41 funded proposals include faculty from 12 schools.|
|Randolph Hall Speaks on NIH in D.C.|
|Helping Faculty Find Collaborators|
| First six fellows of Center for Excellence in Research plan to reach out across campus to mentor new researchers.|
|New Norris Cancer Research Tower Opens|
| USC Trustee Harlyne J. Norris attends the dedication of the 10-story building aiming to make cancer a disease of the past.|
| Stem Cell Grant Given to Crooks|
|Undergraduate Innovators Shine During The USC Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work|
|This year, USC Stevens partnered with the Office of Undergraduate Programs in establishing a "most innovative" category in the 9th Annual USC Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work. The faculty panels selected winners in their specific discipline were encouraged to designate a "Most Innovative" award winner in their category. The USC Stevens judges made reviewed submissions and determined the winners for the "most innovative" category.|
|Hes a Virtual Human Who Keeps It Real|
| Digital creation from USCs Institute for Creative Technologies advances artificial intelligence.|
|USC Stevens Sets Its Strategic Plan|
|Novel inventions demonstrate the creativity supported by the universitys catalyst for innovation. Were open for business, says founder Mark A. Stevens.|
|Fast Pitch Competition Hosted by the Tech Coast Angels|
|USC Innovation Institute Reinventing Itself|
University of Southern California officials say they have a new way of developing creative ideas that their students and faculty dream up. School officials announced Wednesday that USC is the first major research university with an institute that acts as a university-wide, centralized hub for nurturing inventions as well as inventors.
|USC's New Institute for Innovation|
Krisztina Holly is a woman on a mission. The founding director of the prestigious Deshpande Center%ue2%u20acwhich, at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, had funded research and connected MIT's innovators with venture capitalists and entrepreneurs to make ideas a commercial reality%ue2%u20acleft the East Coast last year for the sunnier shores of Los Angeles. Her new focus? To change the way the University of Southern California thinks about commercializing innovation, as vice-provost and executive director of the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, which officially opens for business Mar. 28.
|Gender Differences in Life Span Studied|
Tower and his team have shown that genes known to increase longevity always affect male and female flies differently.
|Building a Bridge to a Sustainable Future|
USC Viterbi engineer Yan Xiao develop new uses for one of the worlds oldest materials.
|Executive to Oversee Tech Licensing|
Development expert Joseph Koepnick among four new staff members at USC Stevens will help faculty, researchers and students take ideas to market.
|New Center Established by Vice Provost|
The faculty initiative is designed to elevate scholarly research throughout the university and award fellowships to USC faculty.
|USC Hosts New Media Panel Discussion|
Four savvy entrepreneurs headline an event exploring the evolving marketplace.
|USC Launches New Institute on Aging|
The USC Edward R. Roybal Institute for Applied Gerontology will focus on needs of low-income and minority communities.
Fueled by a record-breaking donation from the Lucasfilm Foundation, USC is defining the role of sound and image in education and entertainment, establishing itself as the vanguard of cinematic arts.
|Little Big Science|
Its not as small as you think, but biomedical nanoscience may be just the right size to take on the biggest bully in human biology. Were talking cancer with a capital C.
|Trio of Student Researchers Digs In|
Archaeology majors reexamine an overlooked excavation first explored nearly 40 years ago.
|Exploring Games and Geek Culture|
Seniors project compares the video game industry and gaming cultures of U.S. and Japan.
|Lets Hear It for Academia|
Rolling three events into one, the Festival of Scholarly Work focuses on creativity.
|Doing Whats Best for the Patient|
Meeting of industry, government and academic leaders at a USC workshop focuses on new non-invasive medical imaging techniques.
|Hes Got It in the Bag|
Trader Joes CEO outlines advantages of the USC Marshall Undergraduate Mentoring Program.
|USC Takes the Lead in Alzheimers Fight|
Caregiving expert Shawn Herz charts strategies for service and support of people living with dementia.
|Promising Start for USC College Profs|
Recognized for their potential, two assistant professors receive Early Career awards from the National Science Foundation.
|Less Emotion, More Rational Debate|
Turned off by rhetoric, two USC College students bridge politics and academia by creating a new Web site.
|Redesigning Innovation: Q&A with Krisztina Holly|
Asvice provost and executive director of USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, Krisztina Holly works with academic units across USC to identify promising innovations and innovators, and to help faculty and students move their ideas into the marketplace.
|All Knees Are Not Created Equal|
As surgeries continue to rise, a company develops a gender-specific joint replacement better suited for a womans anatomy.
|USC-Chevron Pact Enters Fourth Year|
|Viterbi collaborators on smart oilfield technology review past partnership and ponder future challenges.|
|USC Establishes New Games Institute|
|The interdisciplinary research unit will link activity across campus. Possible research topics include new methods of storytelling and the use of games to yield emotions.|
|Devising Gadgets for Google|
|USC Viterbi students Pamela Fox and Ryan Brown create eye-catching gizmos for the search engine.|
|USC Stevens is Hiring!|
The USC Stevens Institute for Innovation is actively looking for enthusiastic, passionate and innovative talent to join our dedicated team.
|Wait, This Is Rocket Science|
|Undergrad believes hands-on experience at Propulsion Lab is the key to his research.|
|Immersive Sound: The Next Step in Audio|
|USC Annenberg and Integrated Media Systems team up to tackle new technology that can envelop listeners in a convincing experience.|
|USC Joins $50M Digital Initiative|
|The USC Annenberg Center, with support from MacArthur Foundation, will examine how young people use new technologies be it iPods or instant messages in their daily lives.|