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November 16th, 2018

USC experts available for interviews about wildfires

USC experts are available for news media interviews to discuss wildfire-related issues, including environmental impacts, smoke and health, urban land use and climate and drought. Contact: Gary Polakovic w-(213) 740-9226, or Also, USC media relations (213) 740-2215. Ed Avol, professor of clinical medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC. He’s […]

November 8th, 2018

USC experts suss the ouster of the U.S. attorney general

President Trump ousted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with a political loyalist, one day after the midterm elections wrested control of the House of Representatives from Republicans — but strengthened their position in the Senate. The move wasn’t unexpected, but raises questions about the integrity of the U.S. Justice Department, ongoing probe by […]

November 8th, 2018

Is the Fourteenth Amendment in peril?

The President recently announced that he plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens born in the United States, thereby nullifying the Fourteenth Amendment.  USC Constitutional experts from both a legal and historical perspective weigh in on the legality and possibility of such an executive order.  Contact: Jeremy Pepper, (213) […]

November 6th, 2018

Voters get their say in 2018 midterm elections

Will pundits’ election predictions of a blue wave, a ‘Year of the Woman’ and a surge of voters motivated by healthcare concerns all pan out? And will evangelical voters continue to show support for President Trump? USC experts are available on Election Day for interviews and commentary, including at our Election Watch Party starting at […]

November 2nd, 2018

USC experts aTwitter over midterm elections

Follow our experts on Twitter and interact with them on Election Day for analysis and insights as the results roll in. Click to see our recent Midterm Election 2018 source alerts: Hacking the elections Campaign spending & dark money ‘Year of the Woman?’ Millennial voters Blue wave Contact: Jenesse Miller at (213) 810-8554 or […]

October 29th, 2018

Will next week’s midterm elections be hacked?

With the 2018 midterm elections just one week away, social media companies are stepping up efforts to identify and stop viral deception campaigns. Facebook recently announced a new “war room” to detect and counter hate speech, voter suppression efforts and fake social media accounts due to Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and the […]

October 19th, 2018

USC announces settlement concerning Tyndall federal class action suit: Statements from Interim President Austin and Board Chair Caruso

The university has reached agreement in principle on a $215 million class action settlement to provide relief to those who have been impacted by this difficult experience, and help USC community move collectively toward reconciliation. Additional information is available here. Contact: Eddie North-Hager at (213) 220-1806 or From Interim President Wanda Austin Dear USC […]

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October 16th, 2018

Candidates, celebrities and secretive groups spend big to win in 2018

The 2018 midterm elections are already the most expensive midterms in U.S. history, with spending by candidates, political parties and interest groups exceeding the $3.8 billion spent in 2014. The sources behind most of the money raised by candidates and political groups are publicly disclosed, but a sizable amount is from undisclosed, hard-to-trace sources and is […]

October 12th, 2018

USC scientists create new map of brain region linked to Alzheimer’s and other diseases

Detailing the mouse hippocampus reveals structures and functions others can follow to treat human illnesses Contact: Gary Polakovic (213) 740-9226 or Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world’s most complex structure – the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain’s memory bank. Cartographers […]

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October 12th, 2018

Asthma may contribute to childhood obesity epidemic

USC-led international study shows that asthma can make young people more susceptible to other health problems later in life Contact: Gary Polakovic (213) 740-9226 or Toddlers with asthma are more likely to become obese children, according to an international study led by USC scientists. The finding is a turnabout for children’s health as obesity has often […]

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