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Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez

Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez oversees priorities – stories about USC Village, biotech, access and value, among other areas – for USC University Communications. He has a strong background in digital journalism, most recently at KCBS-TV.

Stories by Ron Mackovich-Rodriguez:

USC veteran Ray Paladino and fiancée Christina Burcelis
“I’m the extrovert of the relationship. He’s definitely introverted,” Christina Burcelis says of her fiancé, Ray Paladino. “But once you start finding out about his passions and excitement and finding common ground, he doesn’t shut up.” (USC Photo/Gus Ruelas)

A different kind of danger challenges USC veteran

Advanced treatment helps a Marine power through a life-threatening disease. Cheering him on are an optimistic oncologist, a close personal advocate and 50,000 fans.

African american man inserting plug into the electric car charging socket
The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act boosted incentives for car-hungry Americans to buy electric vehicles. (Photo/iStock)

Q&A: New incentives could electrify the car market, but old roadblocks remain

California approved regulations banning the sale of new gasoline-powered cars and trucks by 2035, an action aimed at addressing climate change that could speed the nation’s transition to electric vehicles. How will incentives from the Inflation Reduction Act affect the hot electric vehicle market? USC Assistant Professor Hovig Tchalian weighs in.