News Releases

May 5th, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC commencement: Friday, May 12, media access

CONTACT: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 The University of Southern California’s 140th commencement ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, May 12, on the University Park Campus. Producer and president of Marvel Studies Kevin Feige will deliver the commencement address. Frances Arnold, Kevin Feige and Dolores Huerta will receive honorary degrees. Information on individual school ceremonies and speakers […]

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May 4th, 2023

USC experts talk about writers’ strike

Sound stages are dark. Talk shows are in re-runs. Keyboards are silent. With each day, income streams and livelihoods are stalled. USC experts are standing by to talk about the risks to media giants, streaming platforms, writers and producers – as well as the ways consumers will be affected. Contact: Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez,,  (213) 810-8583 Experts available: Larry […]

May 4th, 2023

USC president launches $1B initiative for computing including AI, advanced computation and quantum computing

With an aggressive recruitment and fundraising effort, USC President Carol L. Folt launches the single largest comprehensive academic initiative in the university’s history: Frontiers of Computing. The $1 billion-plus initiative integrates computing throughout education and research to enhance digital literacy for all students as the university aims to hold its lead as a top provider […]

May 1st, 2023

First Republic Bank collapse: USC experts available

J.P. Morgan Chase is set to acquire the recently collapsed First Republic Bank, the latest in a string of small and mid-size bank failures to rock the U.S. economy. USC experts are available to discuss what led to First Republic’s implosion and subsequent FDIC seizure, as well as the fate of the U.S. banking system. Contact: Nina […]

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April 17th, 2023

Journalists are invited to the grand opening of the USC Capital Campus

Contact: USC Media Relations or (213) 740-2215 University of Southern California President Carol L. Folt, will join senior university leaders, trustees, alumni and USC friends on Wednesday, April 19, in Washington, D.C., to celebrate the grand opening of the new USC Capital Campus at 1771 N Street NW in Dupont Circle. Journalists are invited […]

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April 5th, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: Allyson Felix Field dedicated at USC

A dedication ceremony celebrating the naming of Allyson Felix Field will be held the morning of April 10 at USC. Felix is the most decorated American track and field athlete in the history of the Olympic games, a USC alumna and an advocate for women and athletes of color. Felix, USC President Carol L. Folt […]

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April 4th, 2023

To recruit rural students, USC joins national network of top-tier universities

Doubling down on a commitment to access, USC, Caltech, Yale University, Vanderbilt University and a dozen other leading institutions are reaching out to young people in small towns. With stronger connections, higher education will benefit from students who reflect the country’s full range of diversity.   Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 USC is deploying a […]

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