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May 16th, 2023

Countdown to G7: World leaders face a packed agenda ahead of Hiroshima summit

The world’s most powerful leaders are set to gather at the G7 Summit in Hiroshima on May 19-21 to tackle some of the most pressing challenges facing the international community. Against the backdrop of global economic turbulence and escalating tensions with Russia over its aggression towards Ukraine, G7 leaders will coordinate responses to a range […]

May 4th, 2023

USC experts talk about writers’ strike

Sound stages are dark. Talk shows are in re-runs. Keyboards are silent. With each day, income streams and livelihoods are stalled. USC experts are standing by to talk about the risks to media giants, streaming platforms, writers and producers – as well as the ways consumers will be affected. Contact: Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez,,  (213) 810-8583 Experts available: Larry […]

March 30th, 2023

Former President Trump indicted: USC experts available

Today, a Manhattan grand jury indicted former U.S. President Donald Trump on unspecified criminal charges. The indictment comes after years of investigating hush money payments made during his 2016 presidential campaign to silence claims of an extramarital affair with adult film actress Stormy Daniels. The former president denies any wrongdoing and is expected to appear […]

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March 9th, 2023

USC dives into AI research, education with new Center for Generative AI and Society

With the growing interest in generative AI tools like ChatGPT, USC forms a research center with $10 million in seed money and influential experts from the fields of computer science, film, media, education and more Contact: Paul McQuiston at or (323) 527-7770 USC President Carol Folt is announcing a new Center for Generative AI […]

February 9th, 2023

USC experts available to discuss racial justice, police reform following President Biden’s State of the Union address

Delivered amid renewed calls for racial justice following the tragic killing of Tyre Nichols, President Joe Biden’s 2023 State of the Union address emphasized Americans’ shared yearning for safe communities, trust in law enforcement, and most importantly, equal protection under the law. USC experts in social justice and policing reform are available to discuss how […]

February 9th, 2023

Water wars of the future are here: USC faculty on the battle over water rights in the American Southwest and beyond

  (Photo/iStock) States across the southwestern U.S. face deadlock in their negotiations to cut back on water consumption as major reservoirs along the Colorado River rapidly shrink to dangerously low levels (see right). USC experts are available to comment on the rising tensions over water security in the American Southwest and beyond and what they […]

February 7th, 2023

USC experts available for interviews about earthquakes

Experts at USC and the Southern California Earthquake Center (SCEC) are available to discuss the earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Their expertise includes seismology, faults and public safety. Contacts: Leigh Hopper at (310) 308-0405 or;  Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez at (213) 810-8583 or; USC media relations (213) 740-2215 or John Vidale, professor of Earth sciences at the […]

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,, (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 […]