USC in the News

USC In the News 4/4/2017

Vice's "Motherboard" featured research by Min Yu of Keck Medicine of USC, Frank Alber and Fengzhu Sun of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues to develop a program that can locate tumors in the human body before symptoms begin. CancerLocator can detect tumor DNA in patient blood samples and successfully diagnosed multiple cancers in a small pilot study.

The Sacramento Bee featured an upcoming event hosted by the USC Price School's Schwarzenegger Institute on the importance of after-school programs and proposed funding cuts at the federal level. Arnold Schwarzenegger has a long history of supporting after-school programs at the federal and state levels. The story also quoted Bonnie Reiss, global director of the Schwarzenegger Institute, on how Schwarzenegger has used his celebrity capital to promote worthwhile policies. Los Angeles Daily News also reported on the April 5 event.

KCET-TV's "Socal Connected" featured a conversation with Nathan Masters of the USC Libraries about the California Alligator Farm that operated in Lincoln Heights from 1907 until it moved in 1953. The images of the alligator sanctuary were recovered from the USC Libraries collection.

IANS (India) featured research by Yang Chai of the Ostrow School of USC's Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology that may have identified a genetic flaw that causes cleft lip and palate in humans. "Finding this birth defect in every single child in a family is like catching lightning in a bottle because it allowed us to pinpoint the gene mutation that is probably responsible," Chai said.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Gregory Keating of the USC Gould School about the lack of case law for virtual intrusions on property and the need to establish precedent moving forward.

Los Angeles Times quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how the elimination of a federal deduction for state and local taxes will disproportionally affect residents of blue states.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" quoted Lars Perner of the USC Marshall School on how infomercials help achieve product sales goals.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" quoted Alec Levenson of the USC Marshall School's Center for Effective Organizations about President Donald Trump's nominee for Labor Secretary.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV and The Press-Enterprise quoted Sarah Feakins of the USC Dornsife College on the affordability of renewable energy and why it is unlikely the coal industry will see a resurgence after President Donald Trump's executive order affecting climate change policies.

Bloomberg quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on whether President Donald Trump could announce a legally defensible reason for the travel ban he issued. CBS News San Francisco affiliate KCBS-AM also quoted Erman.

Voice of America quoted Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the image China would like to portray to American society and how openess may lead to better understanding of the Chinese culture.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Drew Casper of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on why tabloid audiences are still interested in rumors about actress Doris Day.

San Fernando Valley Business Journal quoted Tien Ng of the USC School of Pharmacy on the future of PCSK9 inhibitors - a medication that can reduce LDL or "bad cholesterol" - and the need for more research on the class of drugs.

Pasadena Weekly quoted Ed Avol of Keck Medicine of USC about the global health effects of pollution and climate change.

Los Angeles Times cited comments by Michael Barr of the USC Viterbi School's Aviation Safety and Security Program about the unsafe landing by actor Harrison Ford.

CNN and The Chronicle of Philanthropy mentioned USC alum George Lucas and his wife Mellody Hobson donated an additional $10 million to the USC School of Cinematic Arts to help support Hispanic and African-American students.

USA Today named USC as the No. 2 destination for international students because of its diverse student population and resources for foreign students.

The Christian Science Monitor noted research from the USC Price School on the rising cost of homes in Los Angeles County.

The Sacramento Bee reported on research by Paul Aisen of Keck Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute and colleagues to study the impact of nasal insulin to improve cognitive functions.

Wired, in a story about rumors surrounding Star Wars, mentioned Willow Bay is the next dean for the USC Annenberg School.

The Globe and Mail (Canada) published an op-ed by Mike Ananny of the USC Annenberg School and Taylor Owen on why current investments and research into artificial intelligence should also go hand-in-hand with an investigation into the ethics and governance of the technology.

Mic. cited research by Christine Porath of the USC Marshall School's Center for Effective Organizations on how uncivil behavior on the part of superiors can reduce productivity in the workplace.

The Conversation published an op-ed by Gordon Stables of the USC Annenberg School on the historical impetus for America's role on the global stage.

Arizona Daily Star cited research from the USC Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) on the economic impact of adding one officer to each Arizona port.

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

Deadline mentioned Paula Askanas, departing executive vice president of communications for Sony Pictures Television, is an adjunct professor at the USC Annenberg School.

Inverse cited research by Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College on the impact of emotions on decision-making.