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September 21st, 2018

World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day: An opportunity for optimism World Alzheimer’s Day is Friday, Sept. 21, and USC researchers report advances in detection, treatment and care – giving hope to millions of people. The disease afflicts 5.7 million Americans, and the number of patients is expected to nearly triple in 30 years because we live longer. One […]

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September 21st, 2018

Ford-Kavanaugh assault allegations: Who do you believe?

Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has thrown his confirmation process into question. The response to the accusation by pundits, politicos and the public reveals an intensifying gender divide, all against the backdrop of the #MeToo movement. Contact: Ron Mackovich rmackovi@usc.edu or (213) 810-8583 The strategy of intimidation […]

September 14th, 2018

Hurricane Florence advances: lessons from Puerto Rico

As North Carolina and South Carolina endure Hurricane Florence, Puerto Rico marks the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. President Trump called the FEMA response to Puerto Rico “an unsung success” and dismissed findings that nearly 3,000 people died as a result of the hurricane. USC experts are available to talk about disaster preparedness, the role […]

September 12th, 2018

Trump’s disruptive foreign policy style around the world

In his first public address since joining the Trump administration, National Security Advisor John Bolton threatened U.S. sanctions against the International Criminal Court and announced the closure of the Palestine Liberation Organization offices in Washington D.C. Meanwhile, the United Nations has sounded the alarm about an expected attack and resulting “bloodbath” in Idlib, the last rebel-held […]

September 8th, 2018

Obama campaigns for blue wave in midterm elections

As politicos predict a blue wave, hurdles include apathy, doubt and strong economy President Barack Obama is kicking off his campaign for Democratic candidates, and the party is counting on minority voters and strong turnout – both stoked by scandals encircling the White House  – to take control of the House. A strong economy and a […]

August 28th, 2018

New era of diversity in films or just a passing fad?

With the box office success of “Coco,” “Black Panther,” and “Crazy Rich Asians,” films with diverse casting and productions seem to be the rule instead of the exception. But how long will this go on, is this truly the new era in entertainment or will it be back to business as usual?  With all three films having USC connections – “Coco” with […]

August 13th, 2018

What will be the next trillionaire company?

With Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) market value hitting $1 trillion, what corporations may join them in the trillionaire club? Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) are all close. If you look at the rest of the top 10, seven of them are technology corporations, and these three – Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A), […]

August 8th, 2018

White extremist road show moves from Charlottesville to D.C.

One year has passed since the Aug. 11 and 12 protests in Charlottesville, Va., where America’s racial divide unfolded with tragic consequences as violence claimed a life and left the nation shaken. Now, organizers of the protest plan an anniversary “White Civil Rights Rally” near the White House in Washington, D.C. What have we learned […]

August 8th, 2018

USC wildfire experts available

Contacts: Gary Polakovic, research communications manager, (213) 740-9226(w), (213) 527-7770 (c), polakovi@usc.edu or call the 24-hour USC Media Relations line at (213) 740-2215. Constantinos Sioutas, Fred Champion Professorship in civil and environmental engineering, USC Viterbi School of Engineering. He’s an expert in air pollution, particulate matter and wildfire smoke impacts on people. (213) 740-6134) sioutas@usc.edu. Travis Longcore, assistant professor of architecture, spatial sciences and biological […]

July 27th, 2018

When founders go rogue: what’s next for Papa John’s?

We are used to hearing about the pizza wars – the battle between the dominant chains on positioning – but it is not often that the founder of a national chain sues the company that bears his own name. With the recent troubles for John Schnatter and Papa John’s, what are the business, legal and communications […]