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Chiwetel Ejiofor in a scene from "12 Years A Slave." (AP Photo/Fox Searchlight Films, Jaap Buitendijk)

Few roles for Hispanics in top Hollywood movies

A new study shows that less than 5 percent of actors in top Hollywood films are Hispanic, and that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear partially or totally naked […]

08/04/2014

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Grammy Museum partners with USC

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – USC was named the Grammy Museum’s first university affiliate today. As an affiliate, USC students and staff will have access to museum in downtown Los Angeles for educational purposes, curriculum resources, […]

04/15/2014

University of Southern California

USC receives $50 million gift

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The University of Southern California has received a $50 million donation from retired orthopaedic spinal surgeon Gary K. Michelson to fund a new hub for research in biomedical engineering and life and […]

01/13/2014

From left, Capt. Daren Gulbransen, Boeing Manager, Flight Training Simulator; Kwang-hee Lee, director Air Operations Safety Division, Korean Office of Civil Aviation; Capt. Sung-kil Lee, Asiana, B777 chief pilot; and Capt. Rod McNaughton, Cambridge Communications Ltd., Manager Flight Training - Boeing Korea, are sworn in prior to testifying before a National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigative hearing in Washington, Dec. 11, 2013, on the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Asiana pilot wasn’t confident, assertive

WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigation into the crash-landing of an Asiana Airlines flight at San Francisco’s airport last summer has highlighted problems with cockpit culture and the trainee pilot’s lack of confidence in his ability […]

12/12/2013

Deborah Rutter, new president of the Kennedy Center. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Kennedy Center names 1st woman to lead arts group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra was named the next president of the Kennedy Center and will become the first woman to lead the performing arts center since it opened in […]

12/10/2013

Chinese students wait outside the U.S. Embassy for their visa application interviews in Beijing, China, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Study: Record number of foreign students hit US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels. Similarly, all-time high numbers of […]

11/11/2013

US Senator of California Barbara Boxer

Boxer asks for halt on oil operations in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Sen. Barbara Boxer has called on an oil company to stop production at its Los Angeles facility after some residents complained of nosebleeds, headaches and dizziness. The Democrat appeared Friday […]

11/08/2013

Photo provided by the California Department of Motor Vehicles of Gregory McFadden, 61, from West Covina, Calif.  (AP Photo/California Department of Motor Vehicles)

Man who jumped from chopper had health problems

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who died after jumping from a helicopter just off the California coast may have committed suicide because he was unable to get surgery for a chronic health condition he […]

11/06/2013

Martin Kaplan, a professor USC's Norman Lear Center. (AP Photo/University of Southern California, Kim Manresa).

Hollywood targeted to give health care law a boost

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The health care overhaul might get a Hollywood rewrite. The California Endowment, a private foundation that is spending millions to promote President Barack Obama’s signature law, recently provided a $500,000 grant […]

11/04/2013

President Barack Obama walks back to the Oval Office after he visited Martha's Table, which assists the poor and where furloughed federal employees are volunteering, in Washington, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

For Obama, budget fight has high stakes for agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the outcome of this week’s fiscal fights with Republicans could have broad consequences for his stalled second-term agenda. A favorable deal for the White House might give Obama […]

10/14/2013

Martin Karplus, Michael Levitt and Arieh Warshel (AP/Claudio Bresciani)

Free parking spot for Nobel winner from USC

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arieh Warshel won more than just the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday: He earned a free parking spot for life at the university where he works. The University of Southern […]

10/09/2013

Stanford University professor Michael Levitt, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, is embraced by his wife Rina at their home on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

3 in US win chemistry Nobel for computer models

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three U.S.-based scientists won this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry on Wednesday for developing powerful computer models that researchers use to understand complex chemical interactions and create new drugs. Research in the […]

10/09/2013

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