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May 15th, 2021

Commencement at the Coliseum: Media RSVP Guidelines

The following media guidelines are for journalists who wish to attend any of the USC Commencement ceremonies from Saturday, May 15 through Thursday, May 20 Contact: USC Media Relations, uscnews@usc.edu or (213) 740-2215 To celebrate the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021, USC is hosting ceremonies twice a day for a week, at 8:30 a.m. […]

May 6th, 2021

Pandemic and child loss are among challenges for mothers around the world

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu As Mother’s Day approaches, USC experts describe challenges to mothers at home and in the workplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other global health challenges.   Pregnancy, childbirth and isolation during the pandemic Associate professor of psychology Darby Saxbe studies couples expecting a baby, from pregnancy to postpartum, and measures […]

April 20th, 2021

A seminal trial in American history

The jury’s verdict in the trial of Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin — guilty on all counts — brings relief and pain. There is a sense of much remaining to be done with continued police shootings of Black men and women, a growing #BlackLivesMatter movement, and a rise in white extremism and domestic terrorism. USC […]

April 14th, 2021

As the climate crisis begins, USC experts see ways to respond

Climate change is civilization’s stress test, so government and businesses scramble for solutions. The Biden administration proposes $2 trillion for infrastructure and clean energy while the city of Los Angeles is preparing for a zero-emissions future – topic of an April 19 USC Facebook Live event. Ahead of Earth Day, USC experts examine how society is bracing for global […]

April 2nd, 2021

USC research shows sugary diet early in life could mean memory trouble later

The study by a team of researchers at USC, UCLA and the University of Georgia finds a direct connection between particular bacteria in the gut and impaired brain function. Contacts: Gary Polakovic (323) 527-7770 or polakovi@usc.edu; or Jim Key jameskey@usc.edu New research shows how drinking sugary beverages early in life may lead to impaired memory in adulthood. The […]

March 19th, 2021

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a wave of anti-Asian violence

Contact: Jenesse Miller, 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu or Jim Key, (619) 253-1077 or jameskey@dornsife.usc.edu The COVID-19 pandemic has been associated with rising reports of crimes targeting Asian Americans. This week, a white man was charged with killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent, at Atlanta-area spas. While the mass killing and possible motives continue […]

March 5th, 2021

One year of pandemic: Moms, kids struggle to recover

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu When the COVID-19 pandemic forced schools and childcare centers to close in March 2020, many working parents — especially working mothers — were thrust into new roles as teachers and daycare providers as schools switched to distance learning. Now, a year later, experts at the USC Dornsife Center for the Changing Family and the USC Rossier School of Education reflect on […]