News Releases

November 21st, 2022

This week: Experts talk turkey about consumer behavior and why that bird on the dinner table costs more this year

Greetings from USC Media Relations. USC experts are available to discuss why 2022 is a bad year for turkeys and how that’s likely to affect the cost of your traditional Thanksgiving meal. In addition, inflation and continued supply chain troubles will likely impact consumers’ Black Friday shopping experience. Contact: USC Media Relations at or […]

November 17th, 2022

Source Alert: USC faculty and experts on the impact of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  Greetings from USC Media Relations. The premiere of the latest comic book blockbuster, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, revisits the Afrofuturistic world created by USC School of Cinematic Arts alumnus Ryan Coogler. The new film focuses in part on the Black scientists and engineers that develop the technology powering the highly-advanced fictional nation. USC faculty […]

November 17th, 2022

USC Stakes Claim in Biomed, Biopharma with Major Investment

The USC School of Pharmacy and Department of Biomedical Engineering announce naming gifts from the late inventor Alfred E. Mann Foundation and his foundation Contact: Emily Gersema, or (213) 712-3168; Leigh Hopper, or (310) 308-0405 USC and the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering have launched a major initiative to reimagine biomedical engineering and pharmaceutical sciences […]

November 1st, 2022

This Week: What will it take to fill the Russian energy gap in Europe? USC experts discuss the aftermath of Nord Stream 1

Greetings from USC Media Relations. As Europe scrambles to fill the Russian energy gap following the destruction of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, world leaders look to alternative sources to keep the lights on and the heat running in the cold winter ahead. This week, USC experts share their take on how Europe will adapt […]

October 26th, 2022

USC appoints Capitol Hill veteran Laurie Saroff to lead federal relations office

Laurie Saroff has been named Vice President, USC Federal Relations. She starts on Oct. 31. The federal relations office advances USC’s academic, medical, and research missions with Congress and the Administration. Under Saroff’s leadership, the office will also include the university’s new health policy team, which is responsible for the day-to-day health government relations at […]

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October 25th, 2022

This Week: Music, arts education, wildfire funds and reproductive rights on the California ballot

Greetings from USC Media Relations. With just two weeks to go before Election Day on Nov. 8, voters are being asked to weigh in on California ballot measures on a range of issues. Experts can discuss the proposed tax to fund wildfire prevention and access to electric vehicles (EVs), another proposition to boost state investment in music and arts […]

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October 18th, 2022

This Week: Polarization as a political strategy; votes that support LGBTQ+ rights depend upon who you know; Americans’ views on controversial school topics

    Good morning from USC Media Relations. With the midterms looming and speculation about the 2024 presidential election on the rise, put these four USC experts on your radar. One developed a ‘polarization index’ which tracks what’s dividing us; another studies what motivates both conservatives and liberals to support gay rights, and finally, two […]

October 10th, 2022

This Week: OPEC’s production cut, the 2022 midterms, breast cancer screening, cannabis pardons and an MPX update

Good morning from USC Media Relations. We have experts available to discuss the implications of OPEC Plus announcing it would cut oil production and the historically slim odds of Dems holding the House and Senate. Faculty can address Biden’s cannabis pardons, breast cancer screening and monkeypox measures. Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215   […]

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October 4th, 2022

This Week: How storms shape politicians; why people trust authoritarian leaders; hurricanes leave behind profound sense of loss

Good afternoon, from USC Media Relations. We have experts available to discuss the emotional and political aftermath of natural disasters. In non-storm news, Italy just joined the growing list of countries led by far-right politicians; why do people put their trust in strongmen leaders? Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 Nothing like a hurricane to shape a political […]