USC in the News

USC In the News 4/5/2017

Billboard featured a new graduate program, Design@USC, at the USC Iovine Young Academy. "The academy’s model is highly collaborative and team based. It works, to a certain extent, on a collision of ideas and what I like to call the over-the-shoulder look of one student to another," said USC Roski School Dean and director of the academy Erica Muhl. The program, developed in part by academy founders Jimmy Iovine and Andre "Dr. Dre" Young, will be a masters of science "in integrated design, business and technology."

Entrepreneur highlighted the USC Viterbi School and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School's Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society and its work to pair artificial intelligence developments with humanitarian causes. The story mentioned seminars offered by the center on the potential positive impacts of AI and research by Millind Tambe of the USC Viterbi School and Eric Rice of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, co-directors of the center, on how to best disseminate information about HIV testing to local homeless youth.

Digital Trends highlighted 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 Washington Post quoted Jonathan Samet of Keck Medicine of USC about why the cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency's science advisory board are concerning for the scientific community.

Los Angeles Times quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School's Immigration Law Clinic about the constitutional restrictions that will face a proposed ballot measure that would prohibit undocumented immigrants from attending public schools and charge American-born children of immigrants here illegally "nonresident" tuition.

Reuters quoted Frank Gilliland of Keck Medicine of USC about the link between decreased birth weights when mothers are exposed to increased air pollution.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Lowell Stott of the USC Dornsife College about California’s water struggles and extreme weather patterns.

Las Vegas Sun quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on the balance that must be struck while the Raiders transition from Oakland to Las Vegas.

Pasadena Star-News quoted Ann Scheid of the USC Architecture School's Gamble House about a proposed tree ordinance in Pasadena.

National Geographic mentioned the USC Viterbi School's Center for Neural Engineering is testing implants that may help the brain recover forgotten memories.

Politico mentioned an event hosted by the USC Price School's Schwarzenegger Institute about the importance of after-school programs.

The San Diego Union-Tribune mentioned the USC Shoah Foundation in a story about a local philanthropist.

Vulture mentioned 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.

University Herald mentioned USC is among the top destinations for international students.

Odessa American published an op-ed by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about proposed American Health Care Act.