USC in the News

USC In the News 4/6/2017

Los Angeles Times featured an 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. The article also noted the policy differences between former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and President Trump on the issue. Schwarzenegger, also the Institute's chairman, has a long history of supporting after-school programs at the federal and state levels.

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Mike Gatto of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute about living without a car in Los Angeles. Though not without its challenges, Gatto says that his carless state has saved him money and improved his productivity. "I feel unburdened, even liberated, and sometimes joyful, because navigating a city without a car still brings to mind European or Manhattan vacations," wrote Gatto.

Inside Philanthrophy featured the new $10 million gift from USC alum George Lucas and wife Mellody Hobson’s George Lucas Family Foundation to expand its support of student diversity at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. The article also noted Lucas' other philanthropic efforts, including a $175 million gift to the school in 2006. USC School of Cinematic Arts Vice Dean Michael Renov said the gift will help USC "recruit storytellers whose voices are underrepresented in cinematic media and whose inclusion benefits all of us."

United Press International highlighted research from Alicia McDonough and Jang Youn of Keck Medicine of USC showing that potassium-rich foods can lower blood pressure. Potassium-rich foods include sweet potatoes, avocados, spinach, beans, bananas and coffees. "Decreasing sodium intake is a well-established way to lower blood pressure. But evidence suggests that increasing dietary potassium may have an equally important effect on hypertension," said McDonough. Consumer AffairsExpress (UK), Evening Standard (UK), The Indian Express, Outlook India, and also featured the research.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Thomas Brown of Keck Medicine of USC about the specific signs for ADHD in young boys.

KPCC-FM quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on the impact a proposed gas tax increase might have on driving habits.

KPCC-FM quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the federal deduction for state and local taxes.

NPR North Texas affiliate KERA-FM program "Think" quoted Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College on the impact that infrastructure improvement can have on climate change.

Fox Business quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on top-ranked golfer Dustin Johnson missing the Masters Tournament.

Gulf News quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the importance of Tupac Shakur to hip-hop music.

Shanghaiist quoted Jonathan Samet of Keck Medicine of USC, from an earlier NPR report, on the link between South Korea's reliance on coal and diesel and worsening air quality. quoted Douglas Nordli of Keck Medicine of USC about a gift to Children's Hospital Los Angeles. 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.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted that faculty from USC have formed an organized resistance to the policies of President Trump.

U.S. News & World Report mentioned USC in an article about law school costs.

MinnPost mentioned a class taught by Sofia Borges and R. Scott Mitchell of the USC School of Architecture that has students build low-cost, temporary housing for Los Angeles' homeless population as an example of altruism in technical industries.