News Releases

May 17th, 2022

USC Experts Discuss How a Violent Weekend Renews Attention on Hate, Guns and Terrorism

  The threat at home: extremists and terrorism Erroll Southers is an expert on domestic terrorism and former FBI official who wrote the book “Homegrown Violent Extremism” in which he discusses the threat of terrorism from extremist individuals and groups in the United States – i.e. “homegrown terrorism”. Southers is the USC Associate Senior Vice President […]

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May 16th, 2022

Media advisory: USC college access program celebrates 25 years of successful graduating cohorts

Media RSVP: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 For the first time in three years, USC’s Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative will hold its in-person gala to honor the Class of 2022. Graduates will celebrate with their families and the people who have made NAI a nationally recognized college access program. NAI’s Class of […]

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May 12th, 2022

USC wildfire experts available for interviews

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service Wildfire season is upon us. Once considered an annual hazard on the West Coast, wildfire is now a year-round concern because of climate change and drought — in 2021 alone, California recorded 1,561 wildfires. USC experts in environmental studies, health and risk assessment consider this year’s conditions, offer tips […]

May 5th, 2022

USC announces speakers for commencement satellite ceremonies

Contact: USC Media Relations,, (213) 740-2215 ABC News correspondent Rachel Scott, Saturday Night Live cast member Ego Nwodim and former National Security Council director Alex Vindman are among featured speakers. Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 The University Park Campus will be filled with more than 60,000 Trojan Family members when USC’s 139th commencement […]

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May 4th, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC commencement: Friday, May 13, media access

Contact and RSVP: USC Media Relations,, (213) 740-2215 The University of Southern California’s commencement ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, May 13, on the University Park Campus. Olympian Allyson Felix will deliver the commencement address. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Frank Price, David Bohnett and Bina Venkataraman will receive honorary degrees.  Media Access: […]

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May 3rd, 2022

Increasing discord over abortion and LGBTQ+ issues keeps polarization levels high

USC Polarization Index shows immigration remains the most divisive topic in the first quarter of 2022, while the war in Ukraine is the most discussed. Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 The latest USC Polarization Index (PI) reveals that since President Joe Biden was elected, overall levels of polarization in the United States remain dangerously high, spurred […]

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May 3rd, 2022

Abortion and the Supreme Court: USC experts available

In an initial draft majority opinion by the United States Supreme Court revealed by Politico, the nation’s highest court has voted to strike down the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. The 1973 decision, which guaranteed federal constitutional protections of abortion rights for nearly 50 years, has been challenged by several state legislatures, which have passed laws restricting abortion. […]

April 6th, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC event marks renaming of campus landmark for Joseph Medicine Crow April 11

Contact: Ron Mackovich, or (213) 810-8583 WHAT: Dedication of the Dr. Joseph Medicine Crow Center for International and Public Affairs. Formerly the Von KleinSmid Center (VKC), the new formalist structure at the heart of the University Park Campus will be dedicated in the name of Joseph Medicine Crow – the first member of the Apsáalooke (Crow) to earn […]

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March 29th, 2022

Six distinguished figures to receive honorary degrees at USC commencement

Contact: Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez, or (213) 810-8583 Leaders from the worlds of philanthropy, entertainment and journalism will be honored at the ceremony on May 13, the first in-person commencement event on the university campus since 2019. The names of USC’s six 2022 honorary degree recipients are well-known within the Trojan family and beyond. In an age-old […]

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