USC in the News

USC In the News 3/24/2017

CBS News affiliates reported on USC's honorary degree recipients for the 2017 commencement ceremony, including actress Helen Mirren and actor Will Ferrell. The story also noted USC alum Ferrell will give the main commencement address. The Hollywood Reporter and Deadline reported on the USC School of Cinematic Arts' commencement speaker, Ron Meyer of NBCUniversal and mentioned USC School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" highlighted the USC Fisher Museum and its partnership with Art Division to connect under-served youth with visual art studio space. Students in the program attended public workshops and their creative work was displayed alongside the museum's permanent collection. "For me, the whole reason for doing MONTARlaBestia is to try to create a sense of empathy in the people who see MONTARlaBestia, to try to understand that these are human beings who simply are trying to improve their lives and for us to see them as fellow human beings," said Selma Holo, director of the USC Fisher Museum.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM reported on progress made in a stem cell trial by Charles Liu of Keck Medicine of USC that has partially restored motion to a young man who suffered a severe spinal injury. "This is as good as you could hope at this point - so far all the evidence is pointing in the right direction," said Liu of the patient's continued recovery.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how a recent case brought by Amazon against the Internal Revenue Service illustrates the need for international tax reform.

The Washington Post quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how the federal government can avoid refunding the top earners for what they have contributed to Medicare already this year.

Bloomberg quoted Sudha Kumar of the USC Viterbi School's India office on how potential Indian students are questioning whether to attend graduate school in the United States and the welcoming atmosphere for international students at the USC Viterbi School and across the university.

Bloomberg quoted Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College on the impact Democratic state attorneys general can have against President Donald Trump's policies.

BuzzFeed News quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on why aggressively policing some forms of speech is a slippery slope for law enforcement.

Vogue quoted 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.

Men's Health quoted Michael Johns of Keck Medicine of USC about voice changes that can occur in adulthood.

The New York Times mentioned 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. LAist also reported on "Crosstown Traffic."

The New York Times mentioned Willow Bay of the USC Annenberg School will be the school's next dean in a story about an event featuring her husband, Disney CEO Robert Iger and co-hosted by the USC Marshall School. Los Angeles Times (second story here), Mashable, Time, Deadline, The Wrap and The Huffington Post noted Bay's new position.

CNN cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of minorities in the entertainment industry.

Harvard Business Review published an op-ed by Anthony Dukes of the USC Marshall School and Yu Zhu on how the "dillution effect" can govern consumer choices.

Los Angeles Wave quoted Christopher Sampson of the USC Thornton School about the impact Chuck Berry had on the music industry.

The Dallas Morning News published a book review by Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School on a book about the relationship between Dwight Eisenhower and Joseph McCarthy.

Fox & Hounds published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how Congressman Adam Schiff has emerged as a national leader in the Democratic party.

New York Post noted a study by Kristin Diehl of the USC Marshall School on how taking photos of an experience can increase an individual's enjoyment.

The Columbus Dispatch published a Q&A with Pulitzer Prize winner Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC Dornsife College about his latest collection of short stories, The Refugees. The Santa Fe New Mexican also ran a story on Nguyen.