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January 29th, 2021

Exploring the role of the Black family during Black History Month

The national theme of Black History Month this February is the Black family — an area of study in disciplines as varied as history, anthropology, literature, sociology and the arts. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History, which decides the theme each year, says the Black family has been “reverenced, stereotyped, and […]

January 15th, 2021

Honoring MLK Jr. during a moment of racial reckoning

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu The holiday honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and legacy will take place on Monday, Jan. 18th and is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.” USC experts offer their thoughts on the civil rights leader’s legacy […]

January 14th, 2021

Will Joe Biden’s Inauguration Heal a Divided Nation?

Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu Next week, Joe Biden becomes America’s 46th president and inherits major problems that few other presidents faced upon their inauguration. Hundreds of thousands of Americans are dead due to the coronavirus pandemic. Business closures and rising unemployment have crippled the economy. American democracy is in peril as evidenced by Republican attempts […]

January 12th, 2021

Experts offer strategies to encourage widespread acceptance of the coronavirus vaccine

The pandemic has spiraled out of control as a more contagious version of COVID-19 spreads, increasing the urgency to quickly vaccinate as many people as possible. Yet polling over the last several months has shown that many Americans have safety concerns and don’t want the vaccine just yet. USC experts say that hesitancy can be […]

January 6th, 2021

Democracy in peril? Political chaos in the nation’s capital

The U.S. Capitol building is under lockdown due to chaos in Washington DC. Members of Congress were in the House and Senate chambers to vote on certifying the presidential election results, but they were evacuated as protestors stormed the building. USC experts are available for comment. Contact: USC Media Relations, uscnews@usc.edu (213) 740-2215 or Jenesse Miller, (213) 810-8554 […]

December 2nd, 2020

California winter forecast is warm and dry, say USC experts

A rainless winter seems apropos for a year beset by upset. Indeed, forecast models predict 90% likelihood of La Niña conditions this winter — and that means a mostly dry and warm season ahead for California and the Southwest. A few big storms might reach the Golden State – a potential risk for mudslides in scorched areas […]

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November 23rd, 2020

Time to prepare for a difficult holiday season, USC experts say

Winter holiday season will be challenging for many Americans. The coronavirus pandemic is surging – California is approaching 1 million cases – as quarantine fatigue grows, short and cold days are coming, holiday celebrations increase exposure risk, and post-election shock waves rock the nation. USC experts examine the coming winter of discontent and how to […]

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November 3rd, 2020

USC experts available during #Election2020

Election Day stress. Who shows up to vote, and who doesn’t. How the media will cover the election results. Whether the results will be contested. USC experts are available to answer questions on these election-related issues. Contact: Jenesse Miller 213-810-8554 or jenessem@usc.edu USC Dornsife Daybreak Poll revealed a stable race “The race remains remarkably stable and if […]