News Releases

August 13th, 2021

KDFC Radio names Maggie Clennon Reberg as Morning Radio Host

Contact: USC Media Relations, 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, 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,, Ted Kissell, or Ross Brenneman 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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July 29th, 2021

USC hires its first chief sustainability officer

Mick Dalrymple fills a cornerstone role for the university aiming for zero-waste and carbon neutrality by 2028. Contact: USC media relations office (213) 740-2215 Michael “Mick” Dalrymple, whose career in environmental leadership and education spans more than 30 years, has been named USC’s first chief sustainability officer, President Carol L. Folt announced today. Dalrymple comes to […]

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July 28th, 2021

A COVID Delta Wave Begins… and then Schools Reopen

Just when it looked like America could see the end of COVID-19, infections from the delta variant began to rise. Cases are expected to surge and most K-12 schools are about to reopen for the new school year, although children younger than 12 cannot be vaccinated yet. USC experts discuss what risk children have, when […]

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July 23rd, 2021

The 2020 Olympic Games take center stage

Contact: Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 or After a one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Olympics kicked off today in Tokyo. USC experts are available to discuss how athletes trained during the pandemic, what measures have been taken to reduce exposures and security risks, and controversies surrounding the games. In addition, USC […]

July 14th, 2021

Dana Goldman takes on deanship at USC Price School of Public Policy

Long a leader at USC Price, Goldman has served as interim dean since last year. He’ll head the school as rapid change creates pressing demands for public policy research and scholars. Dana Goldman, a Distinguished Professor of Public Policy, Pharmacy, and Economics, has been appointed dean of the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. He will hold the C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Dean’s Chair. “Dana Goldman has led the […]

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July 13th, 2021

USC study warns of dire impacts downstream of new Nile River dam

The new study describes potentially drastic water supply and economic impacts for Egypt under rapid-filling scenarios for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the Nile River. The USC analysis also offers solutions to help break deadlocked negotiations as the dispute goes to the United Nations Security Council amid threats of a water war in arid […]

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