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Election 2012

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Fact Sheet: The Candidates on Education

October 19, 2012

From teacher pay to No Child Left Behind, a new chart from the USC Rossier School of Education compares the positions of President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney on the most important education issues. Click to view.

High-Tech Doctor’s Bag

December 10, 2010

From Wii games to smart phone blood sugar monitors, technology is poised
to change health care, getting patients more involved.

U.S. Supreme Court

October 15, 2010

The nation’s highest court, now home to three female justices,
is set to confront
issues of free speech
vs. hate speech in its new term.

Health and the City

July 16, 2010

Contrary to ideas
about urban sprawl, a study from USC’s Lisa Schweitzer finds that air pollution exposure is worse in dense cities.

Research Supports Gay Parents

March 19, 2010

Bush, Obama, and same-sex-marriage foes have all touted the idea that children need a father and a mother to do well. The problem is that this truism isn’t true. USC’s Timothy Biblarz and NYU’s Judith Stacey found that while two-parent families were more successful, the gender of those parents made no difference.

Immigrants and Obama

February 19, 2010

Obama neglected his campaign promise to reform immigration and help unauthorized immigrants become citizens, says USC’s Jody Agius Vallejo.

Status of Gay Marriage

November 13, 2009

Now what? November voters left advocates unsure on whether
to push same-sex marriage in California in 2010, says Ange-Marie Hancock.

Technology Links Young and Old

October 16, 2009

Work by USC social work expert Maryalice Jordan-Marsh suggests that video games and cell phones can bridge generational gaps for senior citizens.

Swine Flu and Pregnancy

October 16, 2009

Why expectant mothers should get the swine flu shot — a study shows that the 1918 H1N1 pandemic affected the subsequent health of babies in utero.

Gaming and Violence

June 19, 2009

This generation of kids, hooked on Halo and Grand Theft Auto, are actually committing less crime, reveals USC sociologist Karen Sternheimer.

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