Source Alert

January 24th, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY: International Holocaust Remembrance Day is Friday, Jan. 27

This Friday, the world will remember the unspeakable tragedy of the Holocaust on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day, which marks the 78th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, was established in 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day commemorates the 6 million Jewish victims, as well as slave […]

January 19th, 2023

How old is your brain, really? Artificial intelligence knows

(Photo/Pexels) AI-powered analysis developed at USC accurately reflects risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease based on brain age. Contact: Nina Raffio, raffio@usc.edu, (213) 442-8464 NEWS SUMMARY Researchers at USC developed an AI model capable of accurately capturing cognitive decline by measuring how fast the brain is aging. Findings reveal sex-specific differences in how the […]

December 9th, 2022

What makes a movement go viral? Social media, social justice coalesce under #JusticeforGeorgeFloyd

The study is among the first to measure the link between social media posts and participation in the second wave of #BlackLivesMatter protests after the death of George Floyd in 2020. NEWS SUMMARY: After George Floyd was killed in 2020, Instagram proved to be instrumental for the #BlackLivesMatter movement. It gave rise to activists, independent […]

December 1st, 2022

Silicon Valley takes on health care as tech billionaires disrupt insurance, pharmaceutical markets

Health care costs are top of mind for the millions of Americans that made their annual Open Enrollment elections with a goal of saving in 2023. This is especially true for the many Americans that are still looking for ways to save even after selecting the most affordable options for coverage available during their employers’ […]

November 30th, 2022

Source Alert: FTX, BlockFi crash sends shockwaves through crypto-verse, raising questions for regulators and consumers alike

  Members of Congress will convene on Dec. 1 in what will be the first of several probes into the recent implosion of crypto giant FTX and the regulatory gaps exposed by its collapse. USC experts are available to discuss what the downfall of virtual currencies like FTX and BlockFi mean for the fate of […]

November 21st, 2022

This week: Experts talk turkey about consumer behavior and why that bird on the dinner table costs more this year

Greetings from USC Media Relations. USC experts are available to discuss why 2022 is a bad year for turkeys and how that’s likely to affect the cost of your traditional Thanksgiving meal. In addition, inflation and continued supply chain troubles will likely impact consumers’ Black Friday shopping experience. Contact: USC Media Relations at uscnews@usc.edu or […]

November 17th, 2022

Source Alert: USC faculty and experts on the impact of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  Greetings from USC Media Relations. The premiere of the latest comic book blockbuster, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, revisits the Afrofuturistic world created by USC School of Cinematic Arts alumnus Ryan Coogler. The new film focuses in part on the Black scientists and engineers that develop the technology powering the highly-advanced fictional nation. USC faculty […]