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January 22nd, 2019

Counting L.A.’s homeless: USC experts explain why

Each year thousands of Angelenos volunteer for the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, taking place this year from January 22 – 24th. The number of people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County decreased by 3 percent to 53,195 in 2017, according to data analyzed by USC researchers in partnership with the Los Angeles Homeless Services […]

January 11th, 2019

USC experts discuss Northridge quake 25th anniversary

The Northridge earthquake struck Southern California 25 years ago, toppling buildings and conventional knowledge of seismic safety. The magnitude 6.7 temblor on Jan. 17, 1994, collapsed buildings and freeways, killing at least 57 people and causing billions of dollars in damage. USC experts examine lessons learned from one of the costliest disasters in U.S. history […]

December 20th, 2018

Resolve to have a healthy New Year with tips from USC

New Year’s resolutions are tough to keep for a variety of reasons. Despite our good intentions, most Americans don’t stick with resolutions to lose weight, exercise more, eat healthier foods, get more sleep and of course, quit smoking. USC experts are ready with tips for the resolution-weary and the optimistic newcomers to this annual tradition. […]

December 7th, 2018

Governor Jerry Brown’s California dream

Jerry Brown served as governor of California from 1975 to 1983 and again from 2011 to the present — the only California governor to be elected four times. He is known for championing the state’s cap-and-trade program to combat climate change, his support of education and arts funding, his opposition to the death penalty and […]

November 16th, 2018

USC experts available for interviews about wildfires

USC experts are available for news media interviews to discuss wildfire-related issues, including environmental impacts, smoke and health, urban land use and climate and drought. Contact: Gary Polakovic w-(213) 740-9226, or Also, USC media relations (213) 740-2215. Ed Avol, professor of clinical medicine, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC. He’s […]

November 8th, 2018

USC experts suss the ouster of the U.S. attorney general

President Trump ousted U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replaced him with a political loyalist, one day after the midterm elections wrested control of the House of Representatives from Republicans — but strengthened their position in the Senate. The move wasn’t unexpected, but raises questions about the integrity of the U.S. Justice Department, ongoing probe by […]

November 8th, 2018

Is the Fourteenth Amendment in peril?

The President recently announced that he plans to sign an executive order that would remove the right to citizenship for babies of non-citizens born in the United States, thereby nullifying the Fourteenth Amendment.  USC Constitutional experts from both a legal and historical perspective weigh in on the legality and possibility of such an executive order.  Contact: Jeremy Pepper, (213) […]