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May 14th, 2019

U.S.-China trade war: USC experts explain escalation

The U.S.-China trade war escalated this week with President Donald Trump’s announcement that the U.S. will raise tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports and China’s response that it will impose new levies on $60 billion of American products. USC experts explain this new phase of the trade war and the expected impact on American […]

May 6th, 2019

USC Commencement: Friday, May 10, special media access instructions

Contact and RSVP: Ron Mackovich at (213) 810-8583 or; RSVP must be received no later than 10 a.m., Thursday, May 9 to reserve a seat or a spot on the riser. The University of Southern California’s commencement ceremony will be held the morning of Friday, May 10, on the University Park Campus. U.S. Representative Karen Bass, chair […]

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May 3rd, 2019

USC announces speakers for commencement satellite ceremonies

Internationally acclaimed dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov, TV host Jimmy Kimmel and actress Kristen Bell are among the 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 136th commencement ceremony is held Friday, May 10. U.S. Representative Karen Bass, chair of the Congressional […]

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May 1st, 2019

Census 2020: USC experts weigh in on citizenship question

The United States census will next count every person living in the U.S. on April 1, 2020, but it’s already making headlines. That’s thanks to the Commerce Department’s decision to restore a citizenship question that hasn’t been asked since 1950. The Supreme Court is expected to weigh in on the proposed question in June. Could […]

April 30th, 2019

Soaring rents and low wages create affordability crisis in U.S.

A new USC study shows that Washington D.C. and California cities have widest disparity between income and affordability for rental housing. Contact: Gary Polakovic (213) 740-9226 or or Jenesse Miller (213) 740-0252 or New research by USC housing experts reveals lack of affordable rent is a bigger problem than previously realized, not only in big coastal cities […]

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April 25th, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC access program sends new crop of graduates off to college

The dream of a college education has come true for hundreds of families with help from USC’s Leslie and William McMorrow Neighborhood Academic Initiative. The rigorous and nationally recognized program has taken more than a thousand sons and daughters of South Los Angeles from middle school to college. As NAI celebrates its 22nd graduation, all 57 graduates […]

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April 23rd, 2019

USC and leading universities launch new panel to advise EPA on environmental policies

Distinguished environmental economists act to ensure sound science guides federal policies after the Trump administration dissolved expert groups that advised the EPA.   Contact: Gary Polakovic (213-740-9226) or or Julie Labich (213-821-8188) or   A USC economist and other academic experts have formed an independent committee to advise U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) policies after the Trump […]

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April 22nd, 2019

Advance in CAR T therapy eliminates side effects, produces remissions without toxicity in lymphoma patients

USC researchers tweaked an immunotherapy molecule and created a cancer treatment with none of the severe side effects typically seen. Contact: Leigh Hopper (310) 308-0405 or An advance in the ground-breaking cancer treatment known as CAR T-cell therapy appears to eliminate its severe side effects, making the treatment safer and potentially available in outpatient settings, a […]

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