Source Alert

August 15th, 2014

SOURCE ALERT: Ferguson Protests Prompt Questions about Race Relations in America and Police Militarization

Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or 1954 Mississippi or 2014 America? Ange-Marie Hancock, Associate Professor of Political Science at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts & Sciences, is an expert on political psychology and African-American politics. She can discuss how incidents like the Michael Brown shooting start long before a confrontational moment, […]

July 22nd, 2014

SOURCE ALERT: U.S. Court of Appeals upholds challenge to Affordable Care Act health insurance subsidies

How will the ruling affect younger insurance buyers? How will it impact state exchanges? Contact: Sadena Thevarajah at (443) 621-4231 or Dana Goldman, Director of the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, is an expert in health care reform, health economics and the Affordable Care Act. He can discuss how ACA health […]

July 17th, 2014

Source Alert: Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine

Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or How will the downed plane affect Ukraine’s political crisis? Robert English, Director of the USC School of International Relations, is an expert on Ukraine and the politics of Russia and former Soviet states. He can comment on the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, Russia’s stance toward the west, […]

July 14th, 2014

SOURCE ALERT: USC experts on the border crisis

Does increased border security really make a difference? What kicked off the crisis? What are the longterm psychological effects of migrating as a child? Contact: Andrew Good at 213-740-8606 or Strong border security isn’t enough Emily Ryo, Assistant Professor of Law & Sociology at the USC Gould School of Law, is an expert in […]

July 1st, 2014

SOURCE ALERT: The questionable ethics (and conclusions) of Facebook’s emotion manipulation study

Experts can comment on the challenges of doing research in the digital age, as well as raising questions about the conclusions of Facebook’s study. Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or Conclusions go “way beyond the data” Karen North, Director of the USC Annenberg School’s Program on Online Communities, is an expert in social […]

June 16th, 2014

SOURCE ALERT: USC experts on the crisis in Iraq

Can we expect a summer surge at the gas pump? Will the crisis bring the U.S. and Iran closer together? How will the violence in Iraq affect congressional elections in November? The U.S., Iran and a common interest: oil Muhammad Sahimi, professor of chemical engineering and materials science at the USC Viterbi School, is an […]

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June 10th, 2014

SOURCE ALERT: USC Experts on the 2014 World Cup

Why are Brazilians protesting the World Cup? How do the demonstrations affects Brazil’s international reputation and the World Cup brand? Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or What the Protests Mean for Brazil Abe Lowenthal, a professor at the USC School of International Relations, is an expert on Latin America and foreign policy. He […]

March 24th, 2014

Gizmodo explores USC’s next-gen VR lab

Gizmodo recently visited the USC Institute for Creative Technologies’ Mixed Reality Lab, where the next generation of virtual reality tech is being developed for the U.S. Navy. Director Mark Bolas said the lab’s research is about using headmounted VR displays “to simulate holographic displays; to simulate all the technologies we think will be coming down […]

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March 12th, 2014

Wired features USC’s Hao Li

Wired recently featured Hao Li, a computer scientist and animator at the USC Viterbi School. Li is developing hyper-realistic, 3D models of people, then animating them in real time. “My work involves using a video camera that sees in 3D to capture subtle facial details, movements and expressions. So you get digital characters that look […]

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