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January 25th, 2005

Large Shifts in Immigrant Mix Projected

Contact: Elaine Lapriore (213) 740-7985 email: EMBARGOED UNTIL 10:30 A.M., JAN. 25, 2005 PRESS CONFERENCE 10:30 A.M., Jan. 25, 2005 State Capitol Building, 10th and L Streets, Sacramento A new USC study focuses on the long-term impact of immigration in California, showing the growth of a Latino population with rising levels of education, English […]

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January 10th, 2005


Contact: Gia Scafidi, USC News Service, (213) 740-2215 Diane Ainsworth, USC Viterbi School, (213) 821-5808 MEDIA ADVISORY WHO: Tsunami researcher José Borrero, a member of the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, will discuss the science, economics and coastal zone management of surfing at the 4th International Surfing Reef Symposium. The symposium, co-hosted by USC and […]

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November 30th, 2004

USC’s William Deverell to Speak in San Pedro on Dec. 2

Contact: Usha Sutliff, USC News Service, (213) 740-2215 Linda Grimes, GraceNet, (310) 732-0010 WHO: William Deverell, a USC history professor, will read from his book “Whitewashed Adobe: The Rise of Los Angeles and the Remaking of its American Past ” (University of California Press, 2004). The book documents six developments in the city of Los […]

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November 11th, 2004

Yasser Arafat

RICHARD DEKMEJIAN, professor of political science, is an expert in Middle East politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Contact: (213) 740-3619 (office) or LAURIE BRAND, professor of international relations, is an expert in Palestinian affairs, inter-Arab politics, Arab-Israeli peace efforts and the Middle Eastern political economy. Contact: (213) 740-3651 or

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October 6th, 2004

Presidential Debate

POLITICAL COMMUNICATION THOMAS HOLLIHAN, professor of communication, can comment on the strategy behind the candidates’ messages, their communication styles and media coverage of the debates. Contact: (213) 740-3947 (office) or MARTIN KAPLAN, director of USC’s Norman Lear Center, can discuss the presidential candidates’ communication style and campaign tactics. Contact: (213) 740-9945 (office) or […]

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September 16th, 2004

Open Enrollment Season: Health Care Finance

GLENN MELNICK, University of Southern California professor of health care finance, specializes in health insurance, managed care, public policy and consumer issues. He is also a senior economist and resident consultant for the RAND Corp. An experienced media source, Melnick can provide expert analysis and consumer advice on the following issues:

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September 2nd, 2004

Dismissal of Charges in Kobe Bryant Rape Case

MICHAEL BRENNAN, a clinical professor in the USC Law School and a criminal defense expert, can talk about both the criminal and civil cases involving Kobe Bryant. Contact: (213) 740-2527 or GREG KEATING, a professor in the USC Law School and an expert in civil procedure, can talk about the pending case between Kobe […]

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August 11th, 2004

Gay Marriage

DAVID CRUZ, USC law professor, is an expert on gay marriage and sexual orientation and the law. Contact: (213) 740-6830 (office) or ALISON RENTELN, USC political science professor, is an expert on sexual orientation and the law, cultural defense and gay marriage. Contact: (626) 791-2612 (home), (626) 536-5963 (cell phone), (213) 740-3248 (office) or […]

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July 27th, 2004

Democratic National Convention

ELIZABETH GARRETT, law professor, can comment on whether the candidates are effectively communicating their messages, how the Democrats are handling the election issues and how the Republicans are responding. Contact: (213) 821-5438 (office), (310) 968-5398 (cell phone) or THOMAS HOLLIHAN, professor of communication, can comment on the strategy behind the candidates’ messages, their communication […]

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June 29th, 2004

Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn

After nearly a seven-year trek, the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft will arrive at Saturn on June 30, 2004 at approximately 10:36 p.m. EDT. The first endeavor to orbit Saturn, this international cooperative mission plans a four-year tour of the planet, its rings, magnetosphere and icy moons, including Titan, the planet’s largest. DONALD SHEMANSKY, a professor of aerospace […]

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