News Releases

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, uscnews@usc.edu 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. […]

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April 6th, 2022

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

Contact: Ron Mackovich, ronald.mackovich@usc.edu 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, ronald.mackovich@usc.edu 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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March 28th, 2022

New public database offers fresh insight on officer-involved homicides, nationally and locally

The National Officer Involved Homicide Database (NOIHD), developed by researchers at the USC Dornsife Center for Economic and Social Research, includes data from more than a dozen sources regarding factors that may be associated with officer-involved homicides. Contact: Jim Key, (213) 821-2992, jameskey@usc.edu Key Takeaways: The dozens of sources for the database, developed to determine the […]

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March 28th, 2022

Ice Age animals again roam the L.A. Basin thanks to USC, Natural History Museum collaboration

Researchers create new augmented reality paleoart to shed light on the extinct species of the region. Contact: Paul McQuiston, paulmcq@usc.edu or 323-527-7770 A saber-toothed cat roams McCarthy Quad while a Columbian mammoth toes the 50-yard line in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. An unlikely sight, but one that’s available via the smartphone in your pocket. Viewers can see […]

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March 28th, 2022

USC experts available to speak on latest developments in Ukraine-Russia conflict

As it enters its third week, the conflict between Ukraine and Russia shows no signs of letting up. The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine is spiraling, with refugees escaping to neighboring countries. The danger of cyberwarfare, nuclear catastrophe and economic chaos threatens to upend the entire globe. USC experts below are available to comment on these […]

March 15th, 2022

Media instructions: Los Angeles Mayoral Debate at USC March 22, 2022

Contact: USC Media Relations, uscnews@usc.edu, (213) 740-2215 WHAT: The USC Dornsife Center for the Political Future, Fox 11 LA and the Los Angeles Times will co-host a debate among Los Angeles mayoral candidates March 22. Media will not be admitted to the debate but are invited to view a live feed on campus. Candidates who choose to participate will […]

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March 1st, 2022

Women’s History Month: USC researchers reflect on women’s achievements and challenges

Since 1987, the U.S. Congress has designated March as Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and recognize the key role of women in American history — and to encourage the study, observance, and celebration of that history. During Women’s History Month and beyond, USC experts highlight the continuing struggle for women’s equal rights and […]