USC in the News

USC In the News 4/11/2017

Los Angeles Times reported on the appointment of Milton S.F. Curry as the next dean for the USC School of Architecture. “Architecture has a profound impact on our culture. It is a profession and an art, local and global, and extremely creative," USC Provost Michael Quick said of Curry's appointment. Curry's research has focused on the intersection of race, urbanism, culture and architecture. Outgoing dean Qingyun Ma will remain on the faculty.

Indian Express (India) published an op-ed by USC Viterbi School Dean Yannis Yortos about the importance of partnering across disciplines to continue to move technology forward. "Higher educational institutions worldwide - as long as they are [fueled] by vibrant, diverse engineering talent from all corners - will continue to be fertile places for new ideas, entrepreneurship and the embodiment of engineering + X for the benefit of our ever-closer world," he wrote.

Wired highlighted research by David Kale of the USC Viterbi School on the capabilities of "generative adversarial networks," or GANs - which allow an artificial intelligence system to check the output of others. Kale proposes that researchers train artificial intelligence programs on fake patient records to avoid patient privacy infringement.

Houston Chronicle featured research by Ann Owens of the USC Dornsife College on the level of economic and racial segregation in neighborhoods and local primary schools. While school choice can lead to reduced residential segregation, it may also contribute to greater racial homogeneity in the classroom.

University Herald profiled Arthur Toga, director of the USC Stevens Neuroimmaging and Informatics Institute, and his work to map and digitize the human brain. Toga and his team are responsible for the largest collection of brain data in the world and the database allows them and other researchers to identify areas of the brain that contribute to Alzheimer's disease and other conditions.

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School following public outcry about government-subsidized executive compensation involving a manufacturer in Canada. 

NBC News quoted Clifford Neuman of the USC Viterbi School about a recent cyberattack in Dallas that compromised the city's warning system.

CBS News quoted David Agus of Keck Medicine of USC about the benefits of blood testing for prostate cancer. CBS News also quoted Agus about the importance of getting a second opinion for a serious diagnosis.

CBS News quoted Valerie Folkes of the USC Marshall School about the benefits for retailers that have a liberal return policy.

KPCC-FM interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the meeting between President Donald Trump and the president of China (starts at 8:31). CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM and U.S. China Press also quoted Dube about the summit.

KPCC-FM quoted John Romley of the USC Price School on the importance of studying the incidence of unnecessary medical tests and how the practice contributes to the rising cost of health care.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" quoted Ange-Marie Hancock-Alfaro of the USC Dornsife College about the previous week in domestic and international politics.

Fox Business quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the potential marketing power of young golfers.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Paula Cannon of Keck Medicine of USC about the challenges associated with developing an effective vaccine-like treatment to cure HIV. The story also noted Cannon's own research in the field. 

ESPN quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the financial benefits the Raiders franchise will see following its move to Las Vegas.

KCRW-FM interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the EB-5 investor visa program and its use by Chinese business people.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KNX-AM interviewed Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about the appointment of now-Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Boing Boing's "For Future Reference" interviewed Nora Ayanian of the USC Viterbi School about programming robots and drones to work collaboratively.

"On the Legal Line" podcast interviewed Corey Field of the USC Gould School about the entertainment law industry and how artists can best protect themselves under copyright law.

KPFK-FM's "Digital Village" interviewed Jorge Nieva of Keck Medicine of USC about a 48-hour hackathon hosted by the USC Bridge Program and the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience to encourage students to develop technology that may help researchers treat cancer (begins at 40 min mark).

New Republic quoted Geoffrey Cowan of the USC Annenberg School about the mission of Voice of America and its legacy of publishing fair coverage of American politics.

The Washington Post mentioned the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center awards the Walter Cronkite Award For Excellence in Television Political Journalism.

Bloomberg cited comments by USC Dean of Admission Timothy Brunold about how changes to visa requirements will change enrollment trends by international students.

Bloomberg mentioned USC was named in a class action lawsuit regarding university retirement fund programs.

The Huffington Post published an op-ed by Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School on how President Donald Trump's decision to bomb Syria affects the soft power of the United States.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on the importance of involving an entire business in its marketing strategy and enabling employees to share industry information in an efficient manner.

The Boston Globe noted USC established scholarships for displaced Syrian graduate and undergraduate students.

Business Insider reported on Sofia Borges and R. Scott Mitchell of the USC School of Architecture's Homeless Studio work that tasks fourth-year students with building temporary and moveable housing structures for the city's homeless.

Washington Examiner noted research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Science Institute finding 15 percent of Twitter users are bots.