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September 26th, 2022

This Week: Unrest in Iran and the latest Artemis I delay

Good afternoon from USC Media Relations. Experts on the Middle East are available to discuss the current unrest in Iran following the death of young woman nearly two weeks ago. Additionally, an expert in space projects discusses why the delays affecting NASA’s Artemis I mission are “quite normal.” (Photo/Unsplash) Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 Harsh retaliatory measures sparking wider […]

September 19th, 2022

This Week: Election 2024 — Voter rights and access

Tuesday, Sept. 20, is National Voter Registration Day. For its part, USC is providing registration and polling place information for USC students, faculty, staff and neighbors at #USCVotes. Less than two months from the 2022 midterms, voter rights and access are among the top concerns of experts who track the impact of various forms of friction […]

August 29th, 2022

Nuclear threat in Ukraine, ‘quiet quitting,’ food supply at risk and a gas-fuel phase-out

Good morning from USC Media Relations. We have experts on the threat of nuclear disaster in Ukraine, how abortion restrictions are impacting women with chronic disease and California’s phase-out of gas-fueled cars. A political science librarian discusses the Mar-a-Lago document seizure and a supply chain expert talks about how climate change will impact our food. Finally, […]

August 16th, 2022

USC experts are available to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act

(Image credit: Anders J via Unsplash) The Inflation Reduction Act signed today by President Joe Biden will cap out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare beneficiaries, introduce additional taxes on corporations and and funds green tech expansion amid climate change. An estimated $390 billion is earmarked for electric vehicle tax rebates and investments into sustainable technologies and eco-friendly […]

August 15th, 2022

Source Alert: USC experts on the upcoming school year

(Image credits: Photo/CDC via Unsplash) This morning, the Los Angeles Unified School District welcomed back students for the upcoming academic year. The nation’s second largest school district faces an uncertain future in the wake of COVID-19 school shutdowns, decreasing enrollment and increased resentment toward educators. Below, USC education policy and standards experts comment on the current […]

August 11th, 2022

Source Alert: USC experts on monkeypox, Brittney Griner, the West on fire, more

(Image credits: Cynthia S. Goldsmith/Russell Regnery; AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko; iStock) Rising monkeypox infections, the sentencing of WNBA and U.S. Olympic star Brittney Griner and a rapidly spreading fire in northern California dominated headlines the first week of August. We’re tracking these stories and below, USC experts comment on some of the most newsworthy items of […]

June 24th, 2022

Experts Discuss Impacts of Roe v Wade Rollback

This morning, as expected, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its opinion overturning Roe v. Wade, sending the decision on abortion’s legality to state governments. This decision stands to have a far-ranging ripple effect, well beyond women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. The rollback of abortion rights may impact voter turnout, the training […]

June 6th, 2022

Summit of the Americas 2022: Experts Available

Uncertainty reigns as leaders from the Western Hemisphere gather in Los Angeles for the 2022 Summit of the Americas, beginning Monday, June 6. The week-long gathering brings together leaders and representatives from North, Central and South America and the Caribbean. However, several heads of state — including Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador — may not […]

May 12th, 2022

USC wildfire experts available for interviews

Photo courtesy of the U.S. Forest Service Wildfire season is upon us. Once considered an annual hazard on the West Coast, wildfire is now a year-round concern because of climate change and drought — in 2021 alone, California recorded 1,561 wildfires. USC experts in environmental studies, health and risk assessment consider this year’s conditions, offer tips […]