USC Marshall Combines MBA, STEM

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The University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business is hoping to make its MBA students more attractive to the marketplace--and help its international students--by adding a new "STEM specialization" option for its full time MBA students, the company announced on Wednesday. USC said the new option is will become available for its 2020 and 2021 MBA classes this fall.

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USC Marshall Incubator Seeks Applications

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The University of Southern California's Marshall Greif Incubator said on Wednesday that it is accepting application for its next class of startups, which must have at least one founder who is a student, alum, faculty or staff member of USC.

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USC Innovation Summit

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019 --.

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USC Incubator Reception

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 -- USC Incubator Reception. Join us for an evening of great food, drinks and networking on our 2nd floor patio as we welcome the newest group of USC Incubator companies, and celebrate the program's past successes. Email Heidi Hubbeling at hhubbeling@stubbsalderton.com.

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USC Veterans Career Fair

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 -- USC Veterans Career Fair. Then come to the USC Veterans Career Fair during Veterans Appreciation Week! Are you a transitioning service member, student veteran, alumni veteran or military spouse looking for opportunities with employers who actively recruit veterans and have instituted military-hiring initiatives?

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USC Body Computing Conference

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Friday, September 28, 2018 --.

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Amazon Alexa Fund Backs USC Viterbi Startup Garage

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The USC Viterbi Startup Garage , the startup accelerator that is part of the University of Southern California, has scored backing from the Amazon Alexa Fund , the venture investment arm of Amazon that invests in startups using Amazon Alexa. According to USC, the application deadline for its new cohort is September 15th. The program will be held at the USC Viterbi Startup Garage in Marina Del Rey, starting in October.

Wavemaker Three Sixty Teams With USC Keck School of Medicine

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Pasadena-based Wavemaker Three Sixty Health, LP , the healthcare startup investment fund led by Jay Goss, has teamed up with the University of Southern California's MESH (Medicine, Engineering, Science, Humanities) Academy at the USC Keck School of Medicine. According to the two, they are in a collaborative agreement where the two will collaborate on supporting promising life and health science companies affiliate with USC.

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USC Viterbi: 44 Percent of Entering Engineering Class Is Female

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According to USC Viterbi, that number is a historic high for the school. USC said that, in part, the increase in females in its program comes due to an effort called the Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) program. Overall, USC Viterbi said female students account for nearly 40 percent of its entire undergraduate class, about double the national average of 18 to 20 percent.

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ARMORWAY Spins Out Of USC

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A new, Los Angeles startup, ARMORWAY , has spun out of the University of Southern California, the USC Stevens Center for Innovation announced THursday. According to USC, ARMORWAY has been issued an exclusive license to commercialize software to intelligently plan randomized, security patrols for security agencies. The technology being commercialized by ARMORWAY was developed at USC's National Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE).

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USC Marshall Launches Online MBA Program

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The USC Marshall School of Business said Monday that it is launching itself into the online world, with a new, online MBA program. USC said the new program will focus on emerging online business topics such as internet analytics, social media, virtual teams, and entrepreneurial thinking. USC said the program runs for 21 months, and will primarily be conducted online, with seminars via webcam, plus a one-time, one-week on-campus event.

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USC Startup Weekend

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 -- Startup Weekend USC. See [link] (more

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USC Startup Weekend

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Saturday, September 24, 2011 -- Startup Weekend USC. See [link] (more

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USC Startup Weekend

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Friday, September 23, 2011 -- Startup Weekend USC. See [link] (more

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USC's CTM Hires Cisco Vet

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The USC Marshall Institute for Communication Technology Management --which focuses on research in technology, communications and media--said this week that it has hired on a Cisco veteran to head up its strategy, research, and industry relations. The institute said it has appointed Josette Bonte as Chief Strategy Officer and Director of Research and Industry Relations.

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Agilent Funds Biotech Research Center At USC

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According to Agilent, it is working with the University of Southern California (USC) Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience to create an Agilent Center of Excellence (CoE) in Biomolecular Characterization. Scientific equipment maker Agilent is funding a new scientific research center at the University of Southern California , focused on biomedical research, through a new scientific collaboration.

USC: $380M Raised In Last 3 Years By USC Spinouts

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A new study compiled by the University of Southern California tallies up $380M raised in capital by USC spinouts in the last three years, and a 15 year total of $800M raised by 39 startups with roots at the school. The study, conducted by the USC Stevens Institute for Innovation, is part of an effort by the school to identify and nurture innovations which can translate into high growth startups.

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USC Plans Cyber Security Degree

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The USC Viterbi SChool of Engineering said this week that it is launching a new, Master''s program in Cyber Security, focusing on preparing students for administering environments with a requirement for a high level of information security. USC said the new degree will cover such courses as secure operating systems and applications, secure networking, digital forensics, cryptography, and key management.

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8th Talk at USC Marshall School: How My Failure at Make It Work can Benefit Geek Squad and Best Buy

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As I began prepping for my talk at USC Marshall School of Business about the recent failure of my 12 year old company Make It Work, I cannot deny many memories were dug up. In 2010, after my 5th talk, USC Marshall School produced a case study about the customer centricity offered by the company. Tomorrow, I will present my story at USC Marshall and the USC MBA candidates will discuss and present their findings.

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USC Launches Media Lab

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The University of Southern California is looking to tie together technology and media, saying Thursday that it has launched a new Annenberg Innovation Lab as part of the USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. According to USC, the new lab--backed by IBM, Verizon, the Levi's brand and Mattel--will focus on the areas of geolocation, social networking, digital entertainment, gaming behavior and transmedia.

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Silicon Beach @ USC

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Wednesday, September 12, 2012 -- Silicon Beach @ USC. USC, with a strong entrepreneurial tradition and home to the leading school for cinematic arts, is pushing the Silicon Beach movement forward with an upcoming forum. SoCal has had a long history of tech innovation and Los Angeles is undeniably the creative capital.

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2U Adds Another Degree Program At USC

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2U already runs a number of online degree programs for USC, which was one of its first customers. Online education operator 2U , which has offices in Los Angeles, has added another degree program at the University of Southern California, the company said this week. According to 2U, it has announced a new partnership with the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy where it will offer up two new, online graduate degrees for professionals from the school.

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USC And Unity Technologies Launch Online Game Design Course

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According to Unity Technologies and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, its self-paced, adaptive online course will teach students and prospective developers how to design and publish their original games. The University of Southern California and 3D game development engine developer Unity Technologies are launching a brand new, online game design course , aimed at both students and "lifelong learners", to help them design and publish their own original games, the two announced on Tuesday.

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Larry Ellison To Keynote USC Commencement

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USC has regularly tapped figures from the technology world for its commencement; in 2014, the university had Elon Musk, Steve Ballmer, and Marc Benioff as commencement speakers for various schools at the university. Larry Ellison , the founder and Chairman of Oracle , has been named the speaker for the University of Southern California commencement, the school said on Thursday. The commencement will be held on May 13th.

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Alelo, USC Team On Virtual Learning Technology

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Los Angeles-based Alelo , which develops game-based, role playing simulations and teaching technology, says that it has partnered with the USC Institute for Creative Technologies , to co-develop disruptive learning technology.

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USC Stevens' Krisztina Holly Departs

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The founding Executive Director of the USC Stevens Center for Innovation , Krisztina Holly , is leaving the center to pursue other interests, USC said late Friday. According to the university, Holly decided to leave USC this month to pursue other opportunities for entrepreneurship and innovation. Holly took the reins at USC Stevens in 2006, shortly after the center was funded. USC said so far the center has helped spin off more than 30 companies from USC's research.

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USC Viterbi Launches Startup Accelerator

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USC revealed this morning that it has created a new, startup accelerator on campus, the Viterbi Startup Garage , which will help students and alumni start technology companies in Los Angeles. Add another startup accelerator to the growing list of Southern California startup accelerators: this time, from the University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering.

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USC Gets $200M From Oracle's Larry Ellison For Cancer Research

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Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC , a multi-disciplinary center focused on the prevention and treatment of cancer. Agus, professor at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. The University of Southern California has just received a huge, $200M donation from Oracle founder Larry Ellison , to create a new cancer treatment research center. According to the school, the donation will create the Lawrence J.

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USC Students Aim To Launch Rocket Into Space, Promote STEM

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Students at the University of Southern California , as well as fellow students from area community colleges, said they are looking to launch a rocket into space--and help further STEM education--through its USC Rocket Propulsion Lab (RPL). According to RPL, which is run by USC Viterbi School of Engineering students, it is working with the nonprofit Base 11, to be the first undergraduate team to launch a rocket into space.

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USC Marshall Snags Elon Musk, Steve Ballmer For Commencement

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According to the school, technology mogul Elon Musk, who founded Telsa Motors and SpaceX, will speak at the USC Marshall Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony at the Galen Center on Friday morning, and retired Microsoft CEO Steven A. Ballmer will speak at the USC Marshall Graduate Commencement Ceremony in the evening. USC said it will be streaming all of the commencement addresses online.

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34th Annual USC Viterbi Awards

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 -- 34th Annual USC Viterbi Awards. See [link] (more

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USC, 2U Launch New Online Nursing Degree

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2U already powers a number of online degree programs for USC. The University of Southern California and online degree program operator 2U said last week that they are planning to launch a new, online degree in nursing. The two said they plan to develop and online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) for aspiring family nurse practitioners. The two said the new program is expected to start in fall of 2016. The program will also include in-person clinical rotations.

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Silicon Beach @ USC

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Thursday, September 13, 2012 -- Silicon Beach @ USC. USC, with a strong entrepreneurial tradition and home to the leading school for cinematic arts, is pushing the Silicon Beach movement forward with an upcoming forum. SoCal has had a long history of tech innovation and Los Angeles is undeniably the creative capital.

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GoPro, USC Film School In Major Content Partnership

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Action camera maker GoPro said late Thursday that it has partnered with the University of Southern California , and the USC School of Cinematic Arts, to bolster its content efforts--and maybe help the company recruit talented students to work for the company. According to GoPro, USC's School of Cinematic Arts is a flagship partner in the GoPro community, and will integrate GoPro into its curriculum, through workshops, mentorship, and donation of cameras and equipment.

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USC Startup Weekend

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Friday, September 28, 2012 -- USC Startup Weekend. Ever wondered what it takes to be an entrepreneur? The professional and personal challenges, the high and lows, the failures and the success? Startup Weekend is a global grassroots movement of active and empowered entrepreneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. It is the largest community of passionate entrepreneurs with over 400 past events in 100 countries around the world in 2011.

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Brand Affinity Technologies Ties With USC Trojans

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Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies , headed by Chad and Ryan Steelberg, said today that it has partnered with the University of Southern California to enhance the fan experience at the USC Trojan Football games. Brand Affinity said it will deploy its FanPhotos "activation platform" at USC''s home games, taking pictures of fans and letting those fans view those photos online, add USC themes and logos, and place photo orders.

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Happy Thoughts Spread Faster On Twitter, Says USC Study

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The study--which came out of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering's Information Sciences Institute--correlated the tweets spread by users with the prior positive or negative tweets, based on what had appeared in those same users' stream the prior hour. The researchers at USC, led by computer scientist Emilio Ferrara, said that the study is relevant to plan interventions on users experiencing depression or other forms of mood disorders.

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Jaunt, USC Link On Virtual Reality Lab

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SE, The Madison Square Garden Company, Peter Gotcher, Blake Krikorian, and Sky--says it has partnered with the USC Cinema School on a new virtual reality lab. Virtual reality hardware and software developer Jaunt --which is backed by The Walt Disney Company, Evolution Media Partners, China Media Capital, Highland Capital Partners, Google Ventures, Redpoint Ventures, Axel Springer, ProSiebenSat.1

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Algorithmia, Co-Founded By USC Grad Student, Gets $2.4M

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A new startup, Algorithmia , which was co-founded by a USC PhD student, said today that it has raised $2.4M The startup--which was co-founded by Kenny Daniel, who was recently pursuing a PhD in Artificial Intelligence at USC--says that it has created an online platform to let software engineers find different algorithms for us. The company said Daniels specifically left the USC Ph.D.

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USC Ranked Among Top Universities For Game Developers

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According to 80 LEVEL, USC joined such other schools as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, University of California, Santa Cruz, and others in a new ranking. An online publication--focused on the gaming industry and trends--says that the University of Southern California is one of the top 10 universities for video game development programs, in a new ranking of school.

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Silicon Beach at USC 2013 | Entrepreneurial Inspiration

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I wanted to connect LA’s incredible entrepreneurs with the larger business community and with the resources of USC.”. The second annual USC Silicon Beach event, hosted by the four professional schools at USC, featured a pitch competition and a conference filled with informational panels and interviews. Sellbot, an e-commerce platform for sellers made by USC graduates Michael and Payam Ahdoot, took home the grand prize of $25,000. Over $50,000 in prize money.

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FanWide Wins $10,000 Sports Startup Competition At USC

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According to HYPE, the competition, held in conjunction with USC's Marshall School of Business and Silicon Valley Bank, was aimed at finding the most disruptive technology likely to shape the future of basketball. FanWide , a startup which helps users find "viewing parties" for their favorite college or pro sports teams, anywhere they live or travel, has won a the $10,000 prize in the HYPE Sports Innovation competition, held last week at the University of Southern California.

USC, USA Today Partners On New Online Sports Site

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In an unusual method of launching a new, online publication, the USC Marshall School of Business and USA TODAY said this morning that the two have linked up to create a new, online publication covering the business of sports, called Fields of Green.

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