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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 […]

April 15th, 2022

Five ways that USC researchers are working to reduce waste

Scientists and engineers at USC are confronting pollution with innovation. From chemists to materials engineers, USC faculty are concerned about the accumulating waste – with much of it non-biodegradable. They are developing their own biodegradable replacement materials to end global dependency on plastic and come up with better, more sustainable alternatives for batteries and solar […]

March 1st, 2022

Fighting Black health disparities beyond Black History Month

The national theme for Black History Month 2022, “Black Health and Wellness,” is a subject that USC researchers discuss year-round. Some of the largest public health and medical organizations in the country have declared racism itself a public health crisis, drawing attention to racism’s harm to health, including chronic inflammation and disease risk in the Black […]

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March 1st, 2022

Women’s History Month: USC researchers reflect on women’s achievements and challenges

Since 1987, the U.S. Congress has designated March as Women’s History Month, a time to commemorate and recognize the key role of women in American history — and to encourage the study, observance, and celebration of that history. During Women’s History Month and beyond, USC experts highlight the continuing struggle for women’s equal rights and […]

February 16th, 2022

Source alert: USC experts weigh in on latest developments in Ukraine

Tensions between Russia, the United States and Western Europe may have plateaued with the announcement that Russia began withdrawing troops from the Ukrainian border, but the next stage in the conflict is already taking place — online. USC cybersecurity and international relations experts chime in on the latest developments in the conflict and advise some […]

February 14th, 2022

Source alert: Marking the 80th anniversary of the WWII executive order exiling Japanese Americans to detention, USC experts bring past injustices into the present 

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. Though no reference to Japanese Americans appears in the order, an estimated 120,000 of them and their families — most of whom were citizens — were, in effect, incarcerated in detention centers across the western United States. USC experts can discuss the mass incarceration with […]