USC in the News

USC In the News 3/23/2017

The Orange County Register published an op-ed by Joel Hay of the USC Schaeffer Center on how to improve the American health care system. Hay argues that allowing Americans to buy into Medicaid based on their income, the federal government will be able to contain costs on the ballooning industry. "By building on the most successful part of Obamacare, the Medicaid expansion, Republicans can work with Democrats to avoid Obamacare’s biggest mistake; partisan health care solutions that fail to survive more than a few election cycles," he wrote.

Forbes highlighted the USC Games program, which was ranked the number one undergraduate program to study game design by Princeton Review. The ranking body cited USC's location, curriculum and faculty as the primary reasons why USC Games is best program in the county. The story also noted USC ranked number five among the top game design graduate programs.

Curbed LA featured a platform developed by Ugur Demiryurek of the USC Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center and Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School to track traffic in Los Angeles. "Crosstown Traffic" found that traffic accidents in Los Angeles occurred a twice the national rate at all hours of the day.

The Washington Post quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on why Congress sets retroactive dates for expected tax provisions and changes to the tax code.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College on whether holding conservative political views prevent actors from getting roles in Hollywood.

ABC News quoted Karine Chung of Keck Medicine of USC on how freezing eggs can expand women's fertility options.

Los Angeles Business Journal quoted Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on why toy manufacturers need to make culturally specific products.

BBC Radio, CBC Radio (Canada) and KNX-AM interviewed Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's new travel ban.

Pacific Standard quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on how insurers and providers can help manage the cost of health care.

CBS News San Francisco affiliate KCBS-AM quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's new travel ban.

Consumer Reports quoted Carin Kreutzer of the USC Davis School on how certain foods can reduce inflammation.

Education Source published a Q&A with Corinne Hyde of the USC Rossier School about the online training program she developed to help educators understand the Common Core standards.

Variety noted a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of minorities and women in the entertainment industry. Entertainment Tonight also noted the study's results.

New York Magazine cited comments by Alex Wong of Keck Medicine of USC on the possible reasons why the texture of breast implants may dictate the body's reaction to them and possibly cause cancer.

Forbes reported on research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and colleagues on the high percentage of bots on Twitter.