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September 26th, 2022

This Week: Unrest in Iran and the latest Artemis I delay

Good afternoon from USC Media Relations. Experts on the Middle East are available to discuss the current unrest in Iran following the death of young woman nearly two weeks ago. Additionally, an expert in space projects discusses why the delays affecting NASA’s Artemis I mission are “quite normal.” (Photo/Unsplash) Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 Harsh retaliatory measures sparking wider […]

September 19th, 2022

This Week: Election 2024 — Voter rights and access

Tuesday, Sept. 20, is National Voter Registration Day. For its part, USC is providing registration and polling place information for USC students, faculty, staff and neighbors at #USCVotes. Less than two months from the 2022 midterms, voter rights and access are among the top concerns of experts who track the impact of various forms of friction […]

September 15th, 2022

Free monkeypox, flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens Saturday near Dodger Stadium

Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 The USC School of Pharmacy, in cooperation with the City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles City Fire Department and the L.A. County Department of Public Health, is offering no-cost vaccines for monkeypox, influenza and COVID-19 at a site near Dodger Stadium starting Sept. 17. The clinic […]

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September 13th, 2022

USC experts available to speak on Ukraine’s major advance

As Russian forces cede as much as 2,400 square miles, Ukrainian troops have reclaimed dozens of towns. The military turnaround is Russia’s biggest defeat since the start of the war almost six months ago. The Ukrainian advance, which has been described as both stunning and decisive, raises questions about confidence in Russian leadership and the […]

August 29th, 2022

Nuclear threat in Ukraine, ‘quiet quitting,’ food supply at risk and a gas-fuel phase-out

Good morning from USC Media Relations. We have experts on the threat of nuclear disaster in Ukraine, how abortion restrictions are impacting women with chronic disease and California’s phase-out of gas-fueled cars. A political science librarian discusses the Mar-a-Lago document seizure and a supply chain expert talks about how climate change will impact our food. Finally, […]

August 16th, 2022

USC experts are available to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act

(Image credit: Anders J via Unsplash) The Inflation Reduction Act signed today by President Joe Biden will cap out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries, introduce additional taxes on corporations and and funds green tech expansion amid climate change. An estimated $390 billion is earmarked for electric vehicle tax rebates and investments into sustainable technologies and eco-friendly […]

August 15th, 2022

Source Alert: USC experts on the upcoming school year

(Image credits: Photo/CDC via Unsplash) This morning, the Los Angeles Unified School District welcomed back students for the upcoming academic year. The nation’s second largest school district faces an uncertain future in the wake of COVID-19 school shutdowns, decreasing enrollment and increased resentment toward educators. Below, USC education policy and standards experts comment on the current […]

August 11th, 2022

Source Alert: USC experts on monkeypox, Brittney Griner, the West on fire, more

(Image credits: Cynthia S. Goldsmith/Russell Regnery; AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko; iStock) Rising monkeypox infections, the sentencing of WNBA and U.S. Olympic star Brittney Griner and a rapidly spreading fire in northern California dominated headlines the first week of August. We’re tracking these stories and below, USC experts comment on some of the most newsworthy items of […]

June 29th, 2022

Risk of death surges when extreme heat and pollution coincide

USC researchers say deadly conditions are likely to increase in frequency with climate change. Wildfires, for example, can involve extreme heat and pollution that last for days or weeks. Contact: Leigh Hopper at or Laura LeBlanc at Heat waves and air pollution are harmful, even deadly, and both are predicted to increase in […]

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