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Located in Los Angeles, a global center for arts, technology and international trade, the University of Southern California is one of the world’s leading private research universities. USC enrolls more international students than any other U.S. university and offers extensive opportunities for internships and study abroad. With a strong tradition of integrating liberal and professional education, USC fosters a vibrant culture of public service and encourages students to cross academic as well as geographic boundaries in their pursuit of knowledge.

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Social media companies are doing a poor job of telling you who is responsible for the political ads you see. Anna Barclay/Getty Images

Unregulated online political ads pose a threat to democracy

Political ad transparency – who’s paying for ads and whether candidates stand behind them – is well-regulated for TV and radio. Online, not so much.
Housing activists demonstrate outside the Supreme Court on April 22, 2024. Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Supreme Court rules cities can ban homeless people from sleeping outdoors – Sotomayor dissent summarizes opinion as ‘stay awake or be arrested’

In a major homelessness ruling, the Supreme Court holds that cities and municipalities can punish people for sleeping outside, even when they have nowhere else to go.
Bruce Springsteen performs in Providence, R.I., in January 1985 during the ‘Born in the U.S.A. Tour.’ Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

‘Born in the USA’ cumple 40 años y sigue siendo una de las canciones más incomprendidas de Bruce Springsteen

En 1984, el álbum encabezaba las listas de éxitos y Ronald Reagan, que se presentaba a la reelección, dijo ante un público de Nueva Jersey que él y el Boss compartían el mismo sueño americano. Springsteen discrepó vehementemente.
Bruce Springsteen performs in Providence, R.I., in January 1985 during the ‘Born in the U.S.A. Tour.’ Stan Grossfeld/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

‘Born in the USA’ turns 40 − and still remains one of Bruce Springsteen’s most misunderstood songs

In 1984, the album was atop the charts, and Ronald Reagan, running for reelection, told a New Jersey audience that he and the Boss shared the same American dream. Springsteen vehemently disagreed.
Some students walked out on Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s commencement speech at Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2024. The Washington Post via Getty Images

I served as a college president for nearly two decades – I know choosing the right commencement speaker can be fraught with risks

The right commencement speaker can create a memorable experience, generate favorable media coverage for the school and inspire donors. So why do colleges miss the mark on this once-a-year decision?
Iron carries oxygen throughout the body, but ironically, it can also make it harder to breathe for people with asthma. Hiroshi Watanabe/Stone via Getty Images

Iron fuels immune cells – and it could make asthma worse

Asthma attacks can result from immune cells overreacting to a harmless allergen. Tamping down iron levels in certain immune cells can help control their activity.
Dads have stepped up to do more hands-on parenting over the past few decades. Abraham Gonzalez Fernandez/Moment via Getty Images

Brain study identifies a cost of caregiving for new fathers

One of the first longitudinal studies of male brain changes across the transition to first-time parenthood finds that becoming a dad affects the brain – without the direct experience of pregnancy.
President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan greet Donald Trump during a reception in August 1983. Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum

Reagan’s great America shining on a hill twisted into Trump’s dark vision of Christian nationalism

Reagan and Trump − two of the most media-savvy Republican presidents − used religion to advance their political visions, but their messages and missions could not be more different.
Mild cognitive impairment can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias. ivanastar/iStock via Getty Images Plus

New studies suggest millions with mild cognitive impairment go undiagnosed, often until it’s too late

Medicare covers an annual well-check visit that could potentially identify cognitive issues, but only about half of beneficiaries take advantage of them.
Oregon’s Umpqua Dunes inspired the desert planet Arrakis in Frank Herbert’s ‘Dune.’ VWPics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

How ‘Dune’ became a beacon for the fledgling environmental movement − and a rallying cry for the new science of ecology

When Frank Herbert sat down in 1963 to start writing ‘Dune,’ he wasn’t thinking about how to leave Earth behind. He was thinking about how to save it.
Listening to music from a device creates a protective bubble that can counteract a lack of personal space at school or home. Pierre Michel Jean/AFP via Getty Images

How AI is shaping the music listening habits of Gen Z

In the past, adolescents’ musical palettes were dominated by the Top-40 artists, creating a widely shared – if perhaps narrow – repertoire of musical knowledge.

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