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January 31st, 2014

SOURCE ALERT: USC Experts for the Sochi Winter Olympics

Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. USC experts are available to discuss the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. This year’s stories include the role of social media in reporting, the threat of terrorism and the chance of LGBT rights protests during the games. Why #triplelutz might appear in your Twitter feed Daniel Durbin […]

September 10th, 2013

SOURCE ALERT: Q&A on the new Apple iPhone 5S and 5C

USC experts can discuss the phone’s impact on emerging world markets. Q&A below. Contact: Andrew Good at (213) 740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu Omar Al Sawy is an expert in digital business strategies and can discuss the iPhone’s impact on emerging world markets. The iPhone 5C is designed to be a more affordable product to compete for the attention […]

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August 28th, 2013

SOURCE ALERT: USC Experts On New York Times Hacking

Cybersecurity issues expose new risks to news media, government and private Internet users. Contact: Andrew Good at 213-740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. How Do Hackers Pick Their Targets? B. Clifford Neuman is an expert in cybersecurity, e-commerce and online payments. He is director of the USC Center for Computer Systems security and associate research professor at the […]

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August 15th, 2013

SOURCE ALERT: USC Experts on Egypt’s Political Turmoil

Contact: Andrew Good at 213-740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu Josh Lockman is an expert in international law and the Middle East at the USC Gould School of Law. He can discuss U.S. foreign policy, Egypt’s political structure and how the crisis there will impact relations with Israel, Turkey, Iran and others. “This may be the biggest foreign policy crisis […]

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July 12th, 2013

SOURCE ALERT: USC Experts Can Comment on Edward Snowden Meeting with Human Rights Organizations

Contact: Andrew Good at 213-740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. Edwin Smith is an international law expert at the USC Gould School of Law. He can comment on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden’s attempt at seeking asylum in Latin America and Russia. He can also comment on efforts by the United States to extradite Snowden. Contact Smith at (213) 740-2563 […]

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June 19th, 2013

USC Experts Can Comment on Supreme Court Decisions

Decisions on DOMA/same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action expected to be handed down as soon as 6/20. Contact: Gilien Silsby at 213-500-8673, 213-740-9690 or gsilsby@law.usc.edu; Andrew Good at 213-740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. DOMA/same-sex marriage David Cruz is an expert on constitutional law, civil rights and gay rights at the USC Gould School of […]

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June 13th, 2013

SOURCE ALERT: US to Arm Rebels After Confirming Syria’s Chemical Weapons Use

American analysts assert that President Bashar al-Assad’s troops have used chemical weapons against Syrian rebels. Contact: Andrew Good at 213-740-8606 or gooda@usc.edu. Josh Lockman is an expert in U.S. foreign policy, international law and the Middle East. He can comment on what American confirmation of chemical weapons use means for the Syrian conflict. “The news […]

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June 11th, 2013

USC Experts Available to Speak on Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA Surveillance Programs

Contact: Andrew Good at gooda@usc.edu or 213-740-8606. B. Clifford Neuman is an expert on computer security and remote network access at the USC Viterbi School’s Information Sciences Institute. He can comment on privacy security and technical aspects of online security. Contact at: bcn@isi.edu or (310) 448-8736. “While I would expect these blanket data collection orders have been […]

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April 15th, 2013

SOURCE ALERT: USC experts available to discuss autism awareness

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a set of complex neurodevelopment disorders that include autistic disorder, Asperger disorder and pervasive developmental disorder. The prevalence of ASD diagnosis has increased in recent decades – about 1 in 88 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ASD since […]