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September 1st, 2021

Will Californians recall their governor? USC experts assess the campaign to recall Gov. Newsom

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Californians will decide the fate of Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sept. 14, marking the second gubernatorial recall vote in state history. In 2003, voters recalled Gray Davis and elected Arnold Schwarzenegger governor; this time, the California ballot asks voters whether to remove Newsom, and it asks them to pick a single […]

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September 1st, 2021

Climate Change Challenge: Terminology Used by Scientists Confounds Public

“It sounds like you’re talking over people,” said one study participant in a USC/United Nations Foundation study. Participants offered helpful suggestions for improving climate language. Contact: Jenesse Miller, 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu A new study finds that U.S. residents struggle to understand terms frequently used by scientists to describe climate change. Study participants said some of the terms were too […]

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August 31st, 2021

Infants with history of reported maltreatment at greater risk of death from medical causes, study shows

Contact: Leigh Hopper at lhopper@usc.edu or (310) 308-0405 A new USC study published in the journal Pediatrics finds a heightened risk of death from medical causes for infants with histories of reported maltreatment, suggesting a need for ongoing care coordination between the child protection system and pediatric health providers. “Newborns in families involved with the […]

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August 25th, 2021

Back to school: Educators and families confront learning losses and mental health challenges

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Are the kids alright? The answer is complicated. The usual chaotic back-to-school period is now unusual — marked by a COVID-19 delta variant surge and continued vaccine hesitancy in some parts of the country. While limiting children’s exposure to the virus, school administrators, staff and families must also manage educational setbacks […]

August 25th, 2021

USC to Lead an NSF-backed Tech Hub with $15M to Boost Innovation, Launch Startups

[Credit: iStock] In collaboration with seven research universities, USC will lead the NSF I-Corps Hub: West Region to help cultivate deep technology businesses in the western United States Contact: Emily Gersema, (213) 712-3168 or gersema@usc.edu, or Amy Blumenthal, (917) 710-1897 or amyblume@usc.edu Deep technology, or scientific and engineering innovations that disrupt and spur the creation of future […]

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August 16th, 2021

With the clock ticking on climate disaster, USC experts see ways to respond

Climate change is a dire threat and we should immediately pivot away from fossil fuels that are warming the planet. That’s the scientific advice in a recent landmark report by the world’s scientific authority on climate change, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The report details how humans have fueled climate change at an […]

August 13th, 2021

KDFC Radio names Maggie Clennon Reberg as Morning Radio Host

Contact: USC Media Relations, uscnews@usc.edu or (213) 740-2215 Classical KDFC in San Francisco is excited to welcome radio host and singer Maggie Clennon Reberg as the new morning drive host. Clennon Reberg, a Detroit native, comes to California from Chicago where she was a staff announcer at classical station WFMT. Before settling into her radio job, […]

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August 10th, 2021

People who manage their asthma can improve their chances against COVID-19, study finds

To avoid severe COVID-19 outcomes, people with asthma should stay on top of the condition with control medication Contact: Leigh Hopper, lhopper@usc.edu or (310) 308-0405 Asthmatics who have their illness well under control have less severe COVID-19 outcomes than those with uncontrolled asthma, according to a large study conducted by USC and Kaiser Permanente Southern […]

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August 9th, 2021

A US Public Health Challenge: Getting More Americans Vaccinated — and Quickly

(Photo credit: iStock) As of this weekend, about 40% of eligible Americans ages 12 and up were unvaccinated for COVID-19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. USC researchers explain who is unvaccinated, why and the challenges that must be overcome to rein in COVID. Editors: This is the second of two releases […]

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August 9th, 2021

USC Annenberg Study Finds Mental Health of Gen Z at Troubling Low Point 

The second installment in a five-year study shows a host of concerns for school leaders and policymakers.  Contact: Ron Mackovich, ronald.mackovich@usc.edu, Ted Kissell, tkissell@usc.edu or Ross Brenneman rossbren@rossier.usc.edu August 9, 2021 As students prepare for a new school year, results of a new K-12 and higher education survey show that their reasons for wanting to go back to in-person schooling […]

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