News Releases

November 27th, 2019

USC research shows how feathers powered birds through time

An analysis of the form and function of feathers of 21 bird species by USC scientists and colleagues showed key molecular and structural differences to explain avian diversity and evolution as well as potential applications for modern technology. Contact: Gary Polakovic (213-740-1927) or polakovi@usc.edu Birds of a feather may flock together, but the feathers of birds differ altogether. […]

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November 26th, 2019

Four USC professors named AAAS fellows

  Contact: Gary Polakovic (213-740-1927) or polakovi@usc.edu Four USC professors have been selected as fellows of the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), a top honor bestowed to leading scientists for research excellence and service to education. The new USC fellows are: Stephen Bradforth, professor of chemistry at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts […]

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November 14th, 2019

USC expands effort to protect elections from digital attacks

With support from Google, USC Annenberg is working with five other USC schools to train election and campaign officials nationwide to protect elections from digital attacks Contact: Emily Gersema at gersema@usc.edu or (213) 361-6730, or Emily Cavalcanti at emilycav@usc.edu or (213) 280-0699 The USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy (CCLP), together with partners […]

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November 13th, 2019

Foundation that supports USC receives $260 million to fund research and teaching

Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 712-3168 or gersema@usc.edu LOS ANGELES, NOV. 13, 2019—The Lord Foundation of California, a non-profit foundation that supports the University of Southern California, has received approximately $260 million to fund research and teaching as a beneficiary of the recent sale of the North Carolina-based LORD Corporation. The foundation is expected to distribute […]

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November 7th, 2019

Mike Bohn Named Director of Athletics For USC

LOS ANGELES, November 7, 2019 — USC President Carol L. Folt announced today that Mike Bohn will become the university’s next Director of Athletics, effective Nov. 11. Bohn will hold the Charles Griffin Cale Director of Athletics’ Chair. With a career that has spanned more than 35 years, Bohn is known for his integrity, leadership and […]

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November 7th, 2019

Poll: Nearly half of eligible voters support Senate removing President Trump from office if House votes to impeach

But more than 1 in 4 think it’s too early to say. Meanwhile, Trump’s GOP primary voter support is unwavering. Joe Biden holds steady in the Democratic field as Elizabeth Warren gains momentum. Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810‑8554 or jenessem@usc.edu or James Key, (213) 821-2992 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu One year out from the 2020 General Election, […]

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November 6th, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC announces new athletic director

Contact: USC Media Relations, uscnews@usc.edu or (213) 810-8583 WHAT: USC President Carol L. Folt will introduce the university’s new athletic director to the media. WHERE: John McKay Center, 940 W 35th St, Los Angeles 90007 WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR MEDIA: Cameras must be in place by 9:45 a.m. Media trucks enter at McClintock gate, West Jefferson […]

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November 6th, 2019

Veterans Day: experts talk about life after military service

Contact: Ron Mackovich, rmackovi@usc.edu or (213) 810-8583 There are over 18 million veterans in the United States, a population that’s becoming more diverse and increasingly female. USC experts offer insight into issues facing service members returning to civilian life and celebrate the vast numbers of veterans succeeding in business and higher education. With more than a thousand veterans […]