News Releases

February 10th, 2020

Study shows it’s devastatingly common for African mothers to experience the death of a child

A new USC study demonstrates the high prevalence of African mothers who have ever experienced a child’s death. Using data from 20 sub-Saharan African countries spanning two decades, researchers found that more than half of 45- to 49-year-old mothers have experienced the death of a child under age five. Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810‑8554 or […]

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February 5th, 2020

USC researchers reveal better way to look deeply into bodies

A new imaging technique by USC scientists penetrates organisms with greater clarity and up to 67 times faster than current methods. Contact: Gary Polakovic (213) 740-1926 or USC scientists have developed a new tool to peer more deeply and clearly into living things, a visual advantage that saves time and helps advance medical cures. It’s the […]

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January 31st, 2020

USC Hotel earns Green Seal certification

USC Hotel is the first university-owned lodging property in California to achieve high-level sustainability certification from an independent, national environmental organization. Contact: Ron Mackovich, or (213) 810-8583 In a major step toward sustainability, USC Hotel has achieved certification from the nonprofit Green Seal organization, a national leader in setting environmental standards. To earn certification, the hotel underwent a full […]

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January 31st, 2020

USC Dornsife/LA Times poll: Biden is the favorite among likely voters at nearly 2:1

Key findings from the national poll show Joe Biden ahead in both the Democratic primary field and in head-to-head matchups of Democratic candidates against President Donald Trump. The poll also gauges voters’ feelings about the Democratic race. Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810‑8554 or With the Iowa caucuses about to kick off state primaries in […]

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January 30th, 2020

Gift from Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg helps establish new building for computer science at USC

Support from ophthalmologist Allen Ginsburg and his wife, Charlotte, will help the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s computer and data science programs continue their dramatic growth. Contact: Eddie North-Hager, (213) 740-2215 or; or Amy Blumenthal, (917) 710-1897 or The thriving field of computer science will soon have a new state-of-the-art home at USC […]

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January 24th, 2020

‘Dabbing’ teens more likely to keep using cannabis and increase its use

USC-led study finds that, although the total number of high schoolers who were dabbing was low, those adolescents had nearly six times the likelihood of continuing to use concentrates. Contact: Leigh Hopper, (310) 308-0405 or Of all the ways adolescents experiment with cannabis, “dabbing” cannabis concentrate is the method most likely to lead to […]

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January 22nd, 2020

USC experts score the cultural mania, science of Super Bowl

  Super Bowl LIV kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 2, as the Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Miami. USC ties to the big game – a Trojan has appeared in all but six of the 54 Super Bowls – continues as professors examine the spectacle, athleticism and cultural mania surrounding the game. Contact: Gary […]