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Hubbard Street Summer Intensive

As part of USC Kaufman’s dynamic partnership with Hubbard Dance Chicago, the dance company will host its Pre-Professional Summer Intensive program on campus at the University of Southern California. The two-week intensive will be held in the state-of-the art Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, home of the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance.

Dancers will attend daily ballet and supplementary Somatics classes, which will prepare them to spend the day with choreographers Penny SaundersPablo Piantino, Kidd Pivot's Jermaine Spivey, and Spenser Theberge.  Dancers will work with Penny Saunders and Pablo Piantino or Jermaine Spivey and Spenser Theberge to create original works, which will be shared in a showing at the conclusion of the two-week intensive.

For complete program details including fees, payment information and daily schedules, please visit the Hubbard Street Dance Chicago website.

USC Trojan Kids Camp 2017

The University of Southern California is proud to announce the return of USC Trojan Kids Camp for another year of service to the Los Angeles Community. The USC Trojan Kids Camp Program is designed for economically disadvantaged youth living around the USC campus. The program provides an opportunity to promote a healthy and active lifestyle to youth 9-15 years of age. Each camper will be provided a FREE snack and lunch each day and will be given one FREE camp T-shirt.  We will enroll up to 225 participants.


Trojan Kids Camp will be held June 19 – July 14, 2017.


Kids Camp Application for Campers:  2017 Camp ApplicationVoucher Application (due 5/22) & Application Information

Kids Camp Application for Staff: Counselor & Specialist Application


After School Sports Connection (ASSC)

ASSC is a part of the overall USC Family of Five Schools (USC-FFS) community outreach effort. ASSC offers after-school sports instruction to students in third through fifth grades (8-11 years of age) at the following FFS schools: Norwood Street Elementary, 32nd Street, L.B. Weemes Elementary, Foshay Learning Center and Vermont Avenue, plus the two Catholic schools, St. Agnes and St. Vincent. ASSC also offers summer swim lessons through a partnership with Kids in Sports of Los Angeles.

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ZNI Seminar Series : "Blood-Derived Exosomes in the Prediction and Pathogenicity of Alzheimer's Disease"

Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) can dramatically affect clinical trial design and analysis. Although imaging and CSF methods have greatly increased the ability to detect AD changes pre-mortem, these methods are expensive and invasive. 

Research focusing on peripheral biomarkers as indicative of changes in the CNS is needed but work using native blood has yielded conflicting results.  An important source of biomarkers in blood to consider are exosomes microvesicles released from neurons (NDEs). Understanding how NDEs traffic from CNS to CSF and blood is central for clarifying the pathogenic significance of AD proteins contained in exosomes and for validating the use of exosomes as biomarkers of AD. 

In this study we demonstrate that the protein content profile of NDE can accurately differentiate AD from control patients and accurately predict conversion of MCI to AD. In animal models, intrahippocampal injection of NDE from MCI and MCI-AD converters induced tau pathology in na─▒ve mice.

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