USC in the News

USC In the News 4/1 to 4/3/2017

The New York Times published an op-ed by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the possibility of a centrist path by President Donald Trump. "During his campaign, Mr. Trump promised to change Washington. Few would have predicted he’d do it from the center, but that now seems to be the path that’s still open to him," Schnur wrote.

The Washington Post published commentary by Morris Levy of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues on the future of America's immigration system. Levy and his research partners found that Americans prefer educated, English-speaking and employed visa recipients, but do not necessarily want to inhibit family reunification. When asked questions about immigration based on specific immigrant groups, Levy found respondents did not favor reducing immigration.

Los Angeles Times profiled USC Dean of Religious Life Varun Soni, who is one of a few non-Christian university chaplains nationwide. At the time of his appointment at USC, he was the only non-Christian head chaplain at a major university. "If we want to know what religion is going to look like in the United States in 20 years, just look at what's happening on college campuses now, particularly at a time when our country is so polarized, and people aren't speaking to each other," Soni said. The story also quoted Bart Campolo, USC's humanist chaplain, and Dov Wagner, a rabbi in the USC Office of Religious Life.

KPCC-FM highlighted a report by Neeraj Sood of the USC Schaeffer Center and colleagues at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine finding that with additional federal investment, hepatitis B and C could be eliminated from the U.S. population by 2030. "We are hopeful that this leads to an actual change in policy," Sood said.

Education Writers Association featured USC Hybrid High and the positive impact it has had on student outcomes in the local community. "We provide public school choice for parents who can’t afford to move," said USC Rossier School Dean Karen Symms Gallagher. The story also mentioned USC's other charter school locations - USC College Prep in Santa Ana and USC East College Prep in East Los Angeles. Education Dive also highlighted USC's charter school system and its use of technology to promote flexible learning and college readiness.

The New York Times (in a Reuters story) quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the impact of Tupac Shakur on the evolution of hip hop.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Geraldine Knatz of the USC Price School on how U.S. ports can best negotiate with the three largest shipping alliances.

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV interviewed Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School about the legal implications of labeling a city as a "sanctuary city."

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the controversy over the U.S. House of Representatives' investigation into alleged election meddling by Russia and a proposed tax hike in California to fund infrastructure improvements.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Randye Semple of Keck Medicine on how Los Angeles Dodgers fans are going through a bereavement process after the departure of Vin Scully.

The Guardian (UK) interviewed Valter Longo of the USC Davis School about his research linking fasting-mimicking diets to anti-aging and disease treatment.

The Guardian (UK) quoted Roberto Suro of the USC Dornsife College on how fear of deportation can lead to increased activism around immigration.

The Globe and Mail (Canada) quoted Soren Kaplan of the USC Marshall School's Center for Effective Organizations about organizations' desire to establish a "culture of innovation" and how to achieve it.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the growing political capital of Rep. Adam Schiff.

The San Bernardino Sun quoted Suzanne Wenzel of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work about the impact of targeting homelessness programs towards a specific demographic group, such as unaccompanied women.

Kaiser Health News quoted Erin Trish of the USC Schaeffer Center on the impact suspending federal reimbursements will have on insurance premiums.

Reader's Digest quoted Raj Dasgupta of Keck Medicine of USC on how light can contribute to an individual's sleeping patterns.

Los Angeles Times mentioned Gregg Field is the chairman of the USC Thornton School's Board of Councilors.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted USC ranked at No. 28 on its list of the universities with the most doctorate recipients in the humanities and arts in 2015.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV noted the annual Springfest concert at USC was cancelled by the Los Angeles Fire Department due to overcrowding. New York Daily News, City News Service and LAist mentioned the event.

NPR New York affiliate WQXR-FM mentioned Midori Goto teaches violin at the USC Thornton School.

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about how two California Congressmen are leading the House Intelligence Committee's examination into alleged election tampering by Russian officials, but the investigation is now mired in controversy.

New York Magazine cited comments by Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work on the increased in school bullying and harassment of certain groups of students over the past two years.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on the positive impact direct marketing can have on a business and its expected growth in the future.

The Huffington Post published a Q&A led by Robert Scheer of the USC Annenberg School on how a federal crackdown on immigration will affect local communities.

Buzzfeed News cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues that found female directors were less likely than their male counterparts to direct a second film within a 10 year period.

Poynter mentioned The Selden Ring Award is given out by the USC Annenberg School.

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education mentioned USC was among the elite universities that filed an amicus brief challenging President Donald Trump's latest travel ban.

Allure reported on ongoing research by Christina Dieli-Conwright of the Ostrow School of USC's Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy on the possible anti-inflammatory effects exercise can have in the "fatty tissue of obese breast cancer survivors, potentially decreasing their chances of recurrence."

Jewish Journal published commentary by Marty Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School on President Donald Trump's inability to take responsibility for any failures or missteps.

The Irish Independent (Ireland) and CBC Radio (Canada) cited research 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.