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June 24th, 2022

Experts Discuss Impacts of Roe v Wade Rollback

This morning, as expected, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, sending the decision on abortion’s legality to state governments. This decision stands to have a far-ranging ripple effect, well beyond women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. The rollback of abortion rights may impact voter turnout, the training […]

June 6th, 2022

Summit of the Americas 2022: Experts Available

Uncertainty reigns as leaders from the Western Hemisphere gather in Los Angeles for the 2022 Summit of the Americas, beginning Monday, June 6. The week-long gathering brings together leaders and representatives from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. However, several heads of state — including Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — may not […]

May 26th, 2022

USC Price Center, LA County Release Digital Voter Turnout Tool for 2022 Elections

Tool from Center for Inclusive Democracy at USC Price tracks daily voting participation; helps identify low turnout neighborhoods for targeted outreach Contact: Emily Gersema, or (213) 712-3168  Los Angeles, May 26, 2022 – To help boost voter engagement and participation across Los Angeles County during the 2022 midterm elections, the Center for Inclusive Democracy […]

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May 17th, 2022

USC Experts Discuss How a Violent Weekend Renews Attention on Hate, Guns and Terrorism

  The threat at home: extremists and terrorism Erroll Southers is an expert on domestic terrorism and former FBI official who wrote the book “Homegrown Violent Extremism” in which he discusses the threat of terrorism from extremist individuals and groups in the United States – i.e. “homegrown terrorism”. Southers is the USC Associate Senior Vice President […]

May 16th, 2022

Media advisory: USC college access program celebrates 25 years of successful graduating cohorts

Media RSVP: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 For the first time in three years, USC’s Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative will hold its in-person gala to honor the Class of 2022. Graduates will celebrate with their families and the people who have made NAI a nationally recognized college access program. NAI’s Class of […]

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May 12th, 2022

USC wildfire experts available for interviews

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service Wildfire season is upon us. Once considered an annual hazard on the West Coast, wildfire is now a year-round concern because of climate change and drought — in 2021 alone, California recorded 1,561 wildfires. USC experts in environmental studies, health and risk assessment consider this year’s conditions, offer tips […]

May 5th, 2022

USC announces speakers for commencement satellite ceremonies

Contact: USC Media Relations,, (213) 740-2215 ABC News correspondent Rachel Scott, Saturday Night Live cast member Ego Nwodim and former National Security Council director Alex Vindman are among featured speakers. Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 The University Park Campus will be filled with more than 60,000 Trojan Family members when USC’s 139th commencement […]

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May 4th, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC commencement: Friday, May 13, media access

Contact and RSVP: USC Media Relations,, (213) 740-2215 The University of Southern California’s commencement ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, May 13, on the University Park Campus. Olympian Allyson Felix will deliver the commencement address. Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, Frank Price, David Bohnett and Bina Venkataraman will receive honorary degrees.  Media Access: […]

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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, 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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