Source Alert

June 19th, 2013

USC Experts Can Comment on Supreme Court Decisions

Decisions on DOMA/same-sex marriage, the Voting Rights Act and affirmative action expected to be handed down as soon as 6/20. Contact: Gilien Silsby at 213-500-8673, 213-740-9690 or; Andrew Good at 213-740-8606 or DOMA/same-sex marriage David Cruz is an expert on constitutional law, civil rights and gay rights at the USC Gould School of […]

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June 13th, 2013

SOURCE ALERT: US to Arm Rebels After Confirming Syria’s Chemical Weapons Use

American analysts assert that President Bashar al-Assad’s troops have used chemical weapons against Syrian rebels. Contact: Andrew Good at 213-740-8606 or Josh Lockman is an expert in U.S. foreign policy, international law and the Middle East. He can comment on what American confirmation of chemical weapons use means for the Syrian conflict. “The news […]

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June 11th, 2013

USC Experts Available to Speak on Edward Snowden’s leak of NSA Surveillance Programs

Contact: Andrew Good at or 213-740-8606. B. Clifford Neuman is an expert on computer security and remote network access at the USC Viterbi School’s Information Sciences Institute. He can comment on privacy security and technical aspects of online security. Contact at: or (310) 448-8736. “While I would expect these blanket data collection orders have been […]

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April 15th, 2013

SOURCE ALERT: USC experts available to discuss autism awareness

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a set of complex neurodevelopment disorders that include autistic disorder, Asperger disorder and pervasive developmental disorder. The prevalence of ASD diagnosis has increased in recent decades – about 1 in 88 children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ASD since […]

April 8th, 2013

SOURCE ALERT: USC experts available to comment on health topics presented at the LA Times Festival of Books

As part of a multi-year partnership with the Los Angeles Times, the University of Southern California (USC) will host the LA Times Festival of Books at the University Park Campus on April 20-21. More than 150,000 people attended last year’s weekend event, which featured information booths, author signings, a full food court, live music and […]

March 22nd, 2013

USC experts available to comment on colorectal cancer awareness

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 140,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year. In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, this source alert includes experts who can address various aspects of colorectal cancer including new research, screening and surgery.

March 15th, 2013

Source Alert: USC Experts on Iraq War, 10 Years Later

Veterans and Social Services

Eugenia Weiss is an expert on PTSD and military families at the USC School of Social Work, which offers a unique Masters of Social Work degree with a concentration in Military Social Work. She can discuss how sequestration cuts to social services will affect veterans, the ripple effects that can impact families, and how little preparation for returning veterans was done before the Iraq invasion. She is fluent in Spanish.

“The war doesn’t end when service members get home. The Veterans Administration is a complex system to navigate and it takes some injured veterans years to get the appropriate care, benefits and resources. Many are disenchanted with the US government or VA, so they seek out services in community agencies that are not equipped with the expertise needed to be able to help these folks.”

Contact at: 949-433-3416 or

February 21st, 2013

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