Nikias puts spotlight on diversity
USC will not be satisfied until the Trojan Family is united in a shared commitment to justice and equality, President C. L. Max Nikias said in his annual State of the University Address.
The Trojan legend, who has led USC Athletics since 2010, will retire as USC athletic director at the end of June; he will stay on for a year to guide the university’s renovation of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The university will conduct a search for his replacement.
That character you’re playing may soon look awfully familiar. Researchers at the USC Institute for Creative Technologies have released a set of free tools that allow players to upload their own face and body into a game.
The study’s senior author, Hooman Allayee of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, says scientists have long known that heart disease affects men and women differently, but what causes the difference has not been entirely clear. This new finding may shed light on that mystery.
The joint initiative, funded by a $4 million gift from Leonard D. Schaeffer — a trustee of both USC and The Brookings Institution — will examine the nation’s most pressing health care issues such as the cost of Medicare and the shaping of the Affordable Care Act.