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March 30th, 2020

Do you have the blues? USC experts offer advice for coping during the COVID-19 pandemic

COVID-19 is the ultimate disruptor, reshaping people’s work, family and finances. No one knows how long it will last. No one knows who’s contagious. So many issues at once can cause emotional and psychological instability, affecting careers and relationships. USC experts understand the problem and share expertise to help people navigate the dislocation. Contact: Gary Polakovic […]

March 25th, 2020

USC experts prepare technologies to halt coronavirus

USC is a leading research university, and experts see a challenge and opportunity to slow the coronavirus outbreak. As researchers pivot in response, scientists and engineers marshal new technologies unavailable during past pandemics. Tools such as supercomputers, software apps, virtual reality, big data and algorithms are in play. Here’s what hope looks like from the […]

March 25th, 2020

Coronavirus is latest calamity to affect young people’s psyche

The coronavirus outbreak exacts a hidden toll on young adults as it shapes values and harms their health. It’s the latest calamity for a generation that has experienced life-altering disruptions, from 9/11 to the Great Recession, the decline of American prestige to a housing affordability crisis, global warming to crushing student debt, and now a […]

March 23rd, 2020

How parents can talk to their kids about COVID-19

With states, cities and towns implementing “stay-at-home” orders in the face of the coronavirus outbreak, families are figuring out how to explain global events to kids while keeping them safe, healthy and active. USC experts offer tips on managing this new normal. Contact: Jenesse Miller, jenessem@usc.edu or (213) 810-8554 What happens when we lose our […]

March 19th, 2020

Homelessness and xenophobia during the COVID-19 pandemic

In addressing the needs of the vulnerable, and focusing on our common humanity, we’ll be better positioned to weather the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic, USC experts say. Contact: Leigh Hopper at (310) 308-0405 or lhopper@usc.edu Repurposed high school gyms could help meet urgent need Michael Cousineau, a clinical professor in the department of preventive medicine and family medicine […]

January 22nd, 2020

USC experts score the cultural mania, science of Super Bowl

  Super Bowl LIV kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 2, as the Kansas City Chiefs face the San Francisco 49ers in Miami. USC ties to the big game – a Trojan has appeared in all but six of the 54 Super Bowls – continues as professors examine the spectacle, athleticism and cultural mania surrounding the game. Contact: Gary […]

January 3rd, 2020

U.S. and Iran: Was the killing of Qassem Soleimani risky or justified?

In an overnight strike, President Donald Trump ordered the killing of one of Iran’s most powerful generals, Qassem Soleimani. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned of “a harsh retaliation.” Many Democratic U.S. officials expressed strong concerns that the killing of Soleimani puts the United States one step closer to war with Iran. In contrast, […]