News Releases

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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August 31st, 2021

Infants with history of reported maltreatment at greater risk of death from medical causes, study shows

Contact: Leigh Hopper at lhopper@usc.edu or (310) 308-0405 A new USC study published in the journal Pediatrics finds a heightened risk of death from medical causes for infants with histories of reported maltreatment, suggesting a need for ongoing care coordination between the child protection system and pediatric health providers. “Newborns in families involved with the […]

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August 25th, 2021

Back to school: Educators and families confront learning losses and mental health challenges

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Are the kids alright? The answer is complicated. The usual chaotic back-to-school period is now unusual — marked by a COVID-19 delta variant surge and continued vaccine hesitancy in some parts of the country. While limiting children’s exposure to the virus, school administrators, staff and families must also manage educational setbacks […]

August 25th, 2021

USC to Lead an NSF-backed Tech Hub with $15M to Boost Innovation, Launch Startups

[Credit: iStock] In collaboration with seven research universities, USC will lead the NSF I-Corps Hub: West Region to help cultivate deep technology businesses in the western United States Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 712-3168 or gersema@usc.edu, or Amy Blumenthal, (917) 710-1897 or amyblume@usc.edu Deep technology, or scientific and engineering innovations that disrupt and spur the creation of future […]

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August 16th, 2021

With the clock ticking on climate disaster, USC experts see ways to respond

Climate change is a dire threat and we should immediately pivot away from fossil fuels that are warming the planet. That’s the scientific advice in a recent landmark report by the world’s scientific authority on climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report details how humans have fueled climate change at an […]