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In-house pick for provost aims for expanded research role for USC
In-house pick for provost aims for expanded research role for USC

As the newly named provost and No. 2 administrator at USC, neuroscientist Michael Quick said Monday he wants to help the university use its brain power and growing financial resources to keep improving the school's reputation and focus high-powered research on societal problems. "It's my take that we actually have a moral responsibility to do great things. That inspires me. That's what I want to work on," Quick, 53, said between answering congratulatory messages. "I think there are so few places that have the assets we do and can deploy them in ways we can." Although 135 years old, USC has become an international player in academic research only in...

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