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September 9th, 2021

Want less pandemic stress? Consider getting vaccinated

A USC Dornsife study finds that people who received a COVID-19 vaccine shot experienced a decrease in mental distress such as anxiety and depression. Contact: Jenesse Miller, 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu COVID-19 vaccines are more than just a way to reduce infection from coronavirus. New results from an ongoing USC study show the shot in the arm brings […]

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September 9th, 2021

For veterans of Afghanistan war, conflict continues after US withdrawal

As the nation approaches the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, America has also come full circle with regard to Afghanistan. After 20 years of combat, troops were withdrawn and control was handed over to the Taliban. USC experts reflect on the reverberations of 9/11 and the war’s end — including the impact on veterans, […]

September 8th, 2021

Opioid Overdose Risk Appears Higher in Older Americans, USC Study Indicates

One in 10 adults were at risk of overdose, with older Americans relying on high doses of opioids more than younger adults, researchers found in a national sample of prescription claims. Contact: Emily Gersema at gersema@usc.edu or (213) 712-3168 or Michele Keller at kellermi@usc.edu or (213) 210-6072 Even with COVID-19 dominating the news, the epidemic of opioid use remains […]

September 8th, 2021

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative Continues Regional Workshops Across States

On Thursday, Sept. 9, the USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative will launch a new series of regional workshops ahead of the off-year elections. Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 740-6973 or gersema@usc.edu The initiative to discuss ways to shore up cyber security in campaigns and government elections offices first began with a state-by-state effort in January 2020 that […]

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September 8th, 2021

To tackle architecture’s diversity problem, USC leaders open doors to local youth

Contact: Ron Mackovich, rmackovi@usc.edu or (213.440.1665) 810-8583 The USC School of Architecture has launched A-LAB, a first-of-its-kind college prep program for Los Angeles Unified High School Students. A-LAB aims to attract underrepresented L.A. students to architecture by providing an engaging curriculum, firm and building site visits, mentorship and more. Reinforcing its commitment to driving diversity in the field […]

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September 2nd, 2021

Honorees chosen for 62nd Annual USC Architectural Guild Awards Program

Contact: Ron Mackovich, rmackovi@usc.edu The USC Architectural Guild and the USC School of Architecture have selected 2021 recipients of four awards to be presented at the 62nd annual USC Architectural Guild Dinner on October 19. Leading off the list of recipients is third generation Trojan Jaime Lynnette Lee, who will be honored with the 2021 Distinguished Business Leadership Award. “Jaime Lee […]

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September 1st, 2021

Kids and cannabis: California dispensaries lack adequate screening to keep out minors, USC-UCSD study finds

Young people can be exposed to cannabis marketing and products despite California appearing to have tight laws, according to a new study. Contact: Jenesse Miller, 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu or Stephanie Hedt, 213-821-4555 or hedt@healthpolicy.usc.edu California bars kids from cannabis dispensaries and shields them from cannabis marketing, but those statewide restrictions aren’t working as well as policymakers had hoped. That’s according […]

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September 1st, 2021

Will Californians recall their governor? USC experts assess the campaign to recall Gov. Newsom

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Californians will decide the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 14, marking the second gubernatorial recall vote in state history. In 2003, voters recalled Gray Davis and elected Arnold Schwarzenegger governor; this time, the California ballot asks voters whether to remove Newsom, and it asks them to pick a single […]

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September 1st, 2021

Climate Change Challenge: Terminology Used by Scientists Confounds Public

“It sounds like you’re talking over people,” said one study participant in a USC/United Nations Foundation study. Participants offered helpful suggestions for improving climate language. Contact: Jenesse Miller, 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu A new study finds that U.S. residents struggle to understand terms frequently used by scientists to describe climate change. Study participants said some of the terms were too […]

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