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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 […]

April 12th, 2017

USC experts weigh in on Earth Day, climate change, EPA protests

Environmentalists, scientists and citizens concerned about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will take to the streets in the #MarchForScience   Contact: Zen Vuong at (213) 300-1381 or   Earth Day was created 47 years ago to raise awareness that the United States did not have legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect the environment. Months […]

April 12th, 2017

Reform, revenue and procrastination: the bottom line on taxes

USC experts explore tax issues including reform, the reach of tax collectors, data security risks, government spending, and motivation for those who file at the last minute. Contact: Ron Mackovich at (213) 740-6156 or   What tax reform really means  “Like April flowers, talk of tax reform is blooming everywhere. The difficulty, though, is […]

April 11th, 2017

Drones: Hero and menace

Since 2013, drones have saved an average of one life a week, according to DJI Technology, the largest maker of civilian drones. Just this year, drones have been used in everything from Super Bowl halftime shows to Amazon and UPS package delivery tests. Drones can also be used for search and rescue during earthquakes, for […]

March 31st, 2017

Old-fashioned empathy and new tech are teaming up to improve autism awareness and research

With characters who have autism in “Sesame Street,” the new Power Rangers movie and even a new film from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, more attention than ever is being given to the challenges posed by Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). As the calendar turns to April and National Autism Awareness Month, USC experts in engineering, education, medicine, business and cinema discuss the topic.

February 27th, 2017

The future of the Affordable Care Act

Last month, Congress took the first step toward repeal of the health insurance law, the Affordable Care Act, and now lawmakers are crafting alternatives to replace the ACA. USC experts, from medicine to health care policy, weigh in.