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At the poetry reading held before an invited audience at The Broad, doctoral student in creative writing and literature Mary-Alice Daniel reads aloud her poem written in response to California artist Kara Walker’s work, <em>African’t</em>. Photos by Susan Bell.

A tour of the imagination: Art inspires graduate poetry at The Broad

May 23, 2016

It was after hours at the museum and the abstracted black butterfly wings of Mark Grotjahn’s 2007 series Untitled (Dancing Black Butterflies) appeared to flutter across the white walls of The Broad, surrounding poet and…

Chronic pain and subsequent addiction to prescription pain killers are emerging as among the greatest health crises in the United States. Joan Broderick’s research seeks to manage pain through outlets other than medication.

USC Dornsife psychology researcher collaborates on pill-free protocol for treating chronic pain

May 19, 2016

Chronic pain has emerged as one of the most onerous health problems facing Americans — leading to depression, loss of livelihood and, in many cases, addiction to prescription pain killers. According to an investigative…

A recognized authority on the interface between science and policy, Amber Miller is the new dean of USC Dornsife, effective Aug. 16. Photo courtesy of Amber Miller.

Physicist Amber Miller named new dean of USC Dornsife

May 18, 2016

Amber Miller, dean of science for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University, has been named the dean of USC Dornsife, effective Aug. 16. USC Provost Michael Quick announced the appointment today on behalf of USC…

Subjective well-being refers to a person’s happiness or satisfaction with life. Photo by Richard Walker.

Scientists identify genes connected to well-being, depression and neuroticism

May 18, 2016

An international group of more than 190 scientists who analyzed the genomes of nearly 300,000 individuals have found genetic variants that may influence our sense of well-being, depression and neuroticism. The study is one of…

Samantha Bricio in action. Photo by John McGillen.

Women’s volleyball captain Samantha Bricio says adios to USC — for now

May 16, 2016

Sophomore setter Baylee Johnson lovingly calls her Trojan volleyball teammates the “gang of giraffes.” At 6 feet 2 inches, Samantha Bricio certainly fits that description. But when she first arrived as a…

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