USC in the News

USC In the News 4/15 to 4/17/2017

Los Angeles Times published commentary by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC Dornsife College about the value of liberal arts and humanities education. "We need universities and governments to invest in the arts and humanities so that we can teach students about the importance of mystery and intuition, and the need to take a risk, to gamble on one’s beliefs and values," he wrote.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" highlighted work by Karen Lincoln of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority and colleagues to track the demographic shift in the city's homeless population. Following the spike in the number of homeless women, additional questions were added about the incidence of domestic and sexual violence. "It’s important to get an understanding of changes in the homeless population," Lincoln said.

Business Insider featured research by Raphael Bostic of the USC Price School and the Los Angeles Business Council finding the city's high housing costs discourages outsiders from entering the Los Angeles job market. "There’s ample evidence to show that the time is now to implement strategies to reduce housing costs," Bostic said. The story also mentioned Bostic's recent appointment to head the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank.

Los Angeles Times quoted Gregory Idos of Keck Medicine of USC about an individual's likelihood of developing a disease if they have the genetic markers for it.

Los Angeles Times quoted Bonnie Reiss, director of the USC Schwarzenegger Institute, about California's tough emission standards for vehicles.

CNN Money quoted Rebecca Weintraub of the USC Annenberg School about best practices for corporations when it comes to tracking social media conversations.

Fox News interviewed Andrew Peek of the USC Dornsife College about the American military's detonation of the "mother of all bombs" on an ISIS target.

KPCC-FM's "Off Ramp" quoted Brian Nguyen of Keck Medicine of USC about the risks of an at-home and illegal form of abortion called "menstrual extraction."

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California's resistance to President Donald Trump pulling federal funding from "sanctuary cities" and the state's effort to move up its presidential primary date.

KCRW-FM quoted Michael Cousineau of Keck Medicine of USC about how the Affordable Care Act allowed homeless and other low-income individuals in Los Angeles to access needed health care services.

Los Angeles Wave quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School's Immigration Clinic about the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors' effort to provide legal aid for undocumented Los Angeles residents facing deportation.

Los Angeles Sentinel quoted Michèle Turner, director of the USC Black Alumni Association, about recent gifts to support the organization, fund scholarships and benefit the USC Village.

Inverse quoted Clifford Neuman of the USC Viterbi School about the plausibility of a hacker controlling an army of self-driving cars, based on a scene in The Fate of the Furious.

The Columbus Dispatch quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the long-term financial benefits of the Columbus Blue Jackets making it to the first round of NHL playoffs.

Xinhua News Agency quoted Ben Lee of the USC Annenberg School on student efforts to market films in both China and the United States.

China Daily quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the financial incentives for releasing The Fate of the Furious on the same day in North America and China.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted the appointment of Milton S.F. Curry as dean for the USC School of Architecture. The roundup also noted the passing of John O'Brien, executive vice dean of the USC Viterbi School.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted USC is among the top five doctoral institutions in the country with the greatest number of students abroad who are receiving academic credit.

New England Public Radio produced a Q&A with Patrice Rushen of the USC Thornton School about the importance of the school's popular music program and "how it fills an underserved artistic need in America."

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about how companies can provide sincere customer service for consumers.

The Fresno Bee cited research by Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College about the rate of pollution generation and deterrence in China.

Jewish News published an op-ed by Stephen Smith, director of the USC Shoah Foundation, on why White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer should be removed from his position after his characterization of the Holocaust during a recent briefing.

CNET noted research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and colleagues on the number of bots on Twitter.

The Des Moines Register cited research by the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and Center for American Progress on the number of families in Iowa that have at least one family member who is undocumented.

Daily Express (UK) and Reader's Digest noted research by Alicia McDonough and Jang Youn of Keck Medicine of USC showing that potassium-rich foods can lower blood pressure.

Nature published an obituary for Nobel Prize winner George Olah of the USC Dornsife College, who passed away in March.

University Herald cited a USC News story about the ethics surrounding drone usage.

The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia), in a story about the death of the oldest woman in the world, mentioned USC Davis School's Longevity Institute and cited its director, Valter Longo.