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November 30th, 2022

Source Alert: FTX, BlockFi crash sends shockwaves through crypto-verse, raising questions for regulators and consumers alike

  Members of Congress will convene on Dec. 1 in what will be the first of several probes into the recent implosion of crypto giant FTX and the regulatory gaps exposed by its collapse. USC experts are available to discuss what the downfall of virtual currencies like FTX and BlockFi mean for the fate of […]

November 21st, 2022

This week: Experts talk turkey about consumer behavior and why that bird on the dinner table costs more this year

Greetings from USC Media Relations. USC experts are available to discuss why 2022 is a bad year for turkeys and how that’s likely to affect the cost of your traditional Thanksgiving meal. In addition, inflation and continued supply chain troubles will likely impact consumers’ Black Friday shopping experience. Contact: USC Media Relations at or […]

November 17th, 2022

Source Alert: USC faculty and experts on the impact of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

  Greetings from USC Media Relations. The premiere of the latest comic book blockbuster, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, revisits the Afrofuturistic world created by USC School of Cinematic Arts alumnus Ryan Coogler. The new film focuses in part on the Black scientists and engineers that develop the technology powering the highly-advanced fictional nation. USC faculty […]

November 8th, 2022

MEDIA ADVISORY: USC experts ready to discuss the 2022 Midterms throughout Election Day

USC experts are available today to discuss many key issues that may arise throughout Election Day and beyond. In addition, reporters in Los Angeles are welcome to attend the Election Day Watch Party where they can hear directly from USC experts from the Center for the Political Future. Contact: USC Media Relations at or (213) 740-2215 Leading experts representing […]

November 1st, 2022

This Week: What will it take to fill the Russian energy gap in Europe? USC experts discuss the aftermath of Nord Stream 1

Greetings from USC Media Relations. As Europe scrambles to fill the Russian energy gap following the destruction of the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, world leaders look to alternative sources to keep the lights on and the heat running in the cold winter ahead. This week, USC experts share their take on how Europe will adapt […]

October 18th, 2022

This Week: Polarization as a political strategy; votes that support LGBTQ+ rights depend upon who you know; Americans’ views on controversial school topics

    Good morning from USC Media Relations. With the midterms looming and speculation about the 2024 presidential election on the rise, put these four USC experts on your radar. One developed a ‘polarization index’ which tracks what’s dividing us; another studies what motivates both conservatives and liberals to support gay rights, and finally, two […]

October 4th, 2022

This Week: How storms shape politicians; why people trust authoritarian leaders; hurricanes leave behind profound sense of loss

Good afternoon, from USC Media Relations. We have experts available to discuss the emotional and political aftermath of natural disasters. In non-storm news, Italy just joined the growing list of countries led by far-right politicians; why do people put their trust in strongmen leaders? Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 Nothing like a hurricane to shape a political […]

September 26th, 2022

This Week: Unrest in Iran and the latest Artemis I delay

Good afternoon from USC Media Relations. Experts on the Middle East are available to discuss the current unrest in Iran following the death of young woman nearly two weeks ago. Additionally, an expert in space projects discusses why the delays affecting NASA’s Artemis I mission are “quite normal.” (Photo/Unsplash) Contact: USC Media Relations, or (213) 740-2215 Harsh retaliatory measures sparking wider […]

September 19th, 2022

This Week: Election 2024 — Voter rights and access

Tuesday, Sept. 20, is National Voter Registration Day. For its part, USC is providing registration and polling place information for USC students, faculty, staff and neighbors at #USCVotes. Less than two months from the 2022 midterms, voter rights and access are among the top concerns of experts who track the impact of various forms of friction […]