USC in the News

USC In the News 4/12/2017

The Hill published an op-ed by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how significant  corporate tax reform could enhance economic growth in the United States. Due to precedent, however, Kleinbard argues it is unlikely Congress will eliminate the loopholes and deductions to make this possible. He also notes America receives the lowest percentage of national income through taxes compared to other developed countries.

Xinhua News Agency highlighted research by Vadim Cherezov of the USC Dornsife College identifying new information about a hormone receptor that can possibly be targeted to treat cardiovascular and other conditions. "Now we see that we may have to start with entirely different drug-like molecules that are tailored to fit the AT2 receptor, which could set the drug discovery process in a different direction," he said.

University Herald highlighted the USC Viterbi School's annual Robotics Open House that allows neighborhood students to interact with more than 50 robots. The story noted the many fields where robotics play a role and USC's partnership with National Robotics Week.

The Wall Street Journal interviewed Valter Longo of the USC Davis School about the benefits of a "fasting mimicking diet" on the body's response to diseases.

KPCC-FM and The Orange County Register interviewed Morgan Polikoff of the USC Rossier School on whether rising high school graduate rates mean greater proficiency among graduates.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about how to tackle hyperpartisan conversations among families, colleagues and in public.

KPCC-FM interviewed Greg Keating of the USC Gould School about the legal implications of an airbag manufacturer that is unable to provide sufficient stock to car dealers to replace faulty airbags.

Voice of America quoted Wolf Gruner of the USC Dornsife College and USC Shoah Foundation about Press Secretary Sean Spicer's comments about the use of chemical weapons during the Holocaust.

The San Bernardino Sun quoted David Schonfeld of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work about how parents and teachers can talk to students about the shooting that occurred at a San Bernardino elementary school.

Paste Magazine quoted Daryl Davies of the USC School of Pharmacy about the causes of "asian glow."

University World News quoted Alan Baker of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about collaborations between Chinese universities and international universities for film studies. The story also noted USC's other partnerships with international universities.

Daily Pilot ran commentary by William Tseng of Keck Medicine of USC about his work specializing in orphan diseases, or diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people each year.

The Korea Times published an op-ed by Kyung Moon Hwang of the USC Dornsife College about the large proportion of South Korean leaders who come from the Yeongnam region.

Salon cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the under- and poor representation of older adults in the entertainment industry.

ArtForum mentioned the appointment of Milton Curry as Dean of the USC School of Architecture.