Winners four times over
USC's oldest a cappella group, the SoCal Vocals, took first at the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella in New York. It's their fourth win in seven years.
Bonnie Nakasuji first went to Ghana in 2003 with a simple mission: Match patients with wheelchairs. Since then Nakasuji, an adjunct professor at USC Chan Division, has ushered 232 USC occupational therapy students to Ghana.
That’s the question being asked by Vern Bengtson of the USC Edward R. Roybal Institute on Aging, part of the USC School of Social Work. Bengtson and longtime colleague Merril Silverstein are co-investigators on a three-year, $1.5 million project to better understand religious beliefs.
It’s officially the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, but the April 18-19 event was more like a big block party. Some 150,000 people - including Billy Idol, Candice Bergen, Joyce Carol Oates and at least one person dressed as a butterfly - joined in the fun.
An international team led by Keck Medicine of USC neuroscientists has found evidence that some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss. Such loss is one of the most common work-related illnesses in the United States.