News Releases

May 8th, 2017

Results of Bay Area veterans study released in San Francisco on TUESDAY

USC military center unveils first comprehensive study of San Francisco and surrounding Bay Area CONTACT: Claudia Bustamante at 213-800-1829 or cbustama@usc.edu or Eddie North-Hager at 213-740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu WHEN: 1:30 pm, Tuesday, May 9. WHERE: Presidio Officer’s Club, 50 Moraga Ave. San Francisco, CA 94129 WHAT: The University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of […]

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May 8th, 2017

USC announces speakers for commencement satellite ceremonies

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra; U.S. Senator Michael Bennet; Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix; former HUD Secretary Julián Castro; WellPoint founding chairman and CEO Leonard Schaeffer; Qualcomm president and co-founder Andrew Viterbi; social work pioneer Suzanne Dworak-Peck and actors Cheech Marin and Bradley Whitford are among the satellite commencement speakers. Contact: Ian Chaffee at (213) […]

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May 5th, 2017

How have the nation’s traditional retailers gone bankrupt? The answer — gradually, and then suddenly

This year has been particularly cruel to chains across all market segments as more have filed for bankruptcy protection in four months than did during the entirety of 2016. USC experts in business, policy, architecture and culture discuss the current sea change in the retail market as storefronts continue to shutter under the weight of […]

May 3rd, 2017

NAI celebrates 20th graduating class of South L.A. students

Sixty graduates will celebrate their completion of NAI at the annual gala on Thursday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. All of them will head to college this fall, including 22 who were admitted to USC on full-ride scholarships. USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative sets local students on the path to college as early as sixth grade. […]

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May 2nd, 2017

NAI: 26 years of preparing South L.A. students for college

USC’s Neighborhood Academic Initiative sets local students on the path to college as early as sixth grade.  Sixty graduates will head to college, including 22 who were admitted to USC on full-ride scholarships. More than 80 percent of NAI’s students are the first in their families to attend college. Nearly 1,000 students have graduated from […]

April 26th, 2017

Poll: Trump supporters remain optimistic

President Trump receives high ratings from his base while Clinton voters largely disapprove of his job performance. (Graphic by CESR) A few weeks before President Trump’s 100th day in the White House, the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll asked members of its nationally representative panel of Americans to rate his presidency, their sense of financial […]

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April 24th, 2017

USC honors Rick J. Caruso with the Asa V. Call Award, the university’s highest honor

Several distinguished USC alumni honored at annual awards ceremony  Contact: Eddie North-Hager (213) 740-9335 or edwardnh@usc.edu The University of Southern California honored Rick J. Caruso, ’80, with its most distinguished alumni honor, the Asa V. Call Award, at its 84th Annual Alumni Awards on Saturday, April 22, held in downtown Los Angeles. The Asa V. […]

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April 24th, 2017

Looking back on 100 days for the 45th president

On April 29, President Trump will commemorate 100 days in office.  USC experts explain the challenges he faces and the ups and downs of his first days in the White House.  Also, the USC Dornsife College’s Unruh Institute of Politics will host the “Trump’s First 100 Days,” on Wednesday, April 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Details […]