USC in the News

USC In the News 4/28/2017

Los Angeles Times featured an op-ed by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on President Trump's new tax proposal. "Trump’s proposed Candy Land giveaways probably are not a serious legislative proposal at all, but simply a grandstanding play to his base. ...the underlying theme that what this country needs is a big tax cut is seductive, politically salient and profoundly wrong," writes Kleinbard. The New York Times also quoted Kleinbard on the tax proposal in three stories here, here and here.

Los Angeles Times featured an interview with Milton Curry, incoming dean of the USC School of Architecture. "The school under my leadership will have a voice in the future of Los Angeles, the civic identity of Los Angeles. But it won’t stop there. We’ll engage the region, Southern California and Central California," said Curry.

Los Angeles Times profiled Rev. Cecil Murray of the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture and his leadership during the 1992 L.A. riots as the pastor of First African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Los Angeles. “Even today … the tension is real,” said Murray. “The police are our protectors and our defenders. But the question comes, who will protect us from our protectors? Who will defend us from our defenders?”

Los Angeles Times featured research by Nancy Pedersen of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues supporting the theory that the cause of Parkinson’s disease, which sometimes leads to dementia, may originate in the stomach. The researchers looked at the role of the vagus nerve which transports a protein tied to the degenerative disease from the stomach to the brain. The Seattle Times also highlighted the research.

STAT featured a program by the USC Davis School and Kingsley Manor - a Hollywood area retirement home - that allows select gerontology students to benefit from free rent and food in exchange for living at the Manor. “They (the residents) share things with you that you wouldn’t necessarily get as a doctor at a 20-minute appointment. It’s kind of like being an undercover police officer,” said Ben Howie, a former USC Davis School student and program participant.

Los Angeles Times quoted Tom Sito of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on how it came to be that writers for animated television and film projects are not part of the Writers' Guild of America but are, instead, aligned with the Animation Guild.

Los Angeles Times quoted John Romley of the USC Schaeffer Center on the circumstances that may cause a medical insurer to delay payment for medical care.

KPCC-FM quoted Dora Kingsley Vertenten of the USC Price School on whether Joseph Bray-Ali could look for continued voter support in his campaign for the First District City Council seat despite offensive comments he made online.

KPCC-FM's AirTalk interviewed Julie Cederbaum of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on ways parents can discuss the topic of past substance use with their children.

Newsweek quoted Earl Paysinger, USC Vice President, Civic Engagement, on his time as a Los Angeles Police Department officer, including his experience of the 1992 riots.

Tech News World quoted Mark Marino of the USC Dornsife College on the potential for Wikipedia's new start up Wikitribune.

Voice of America mentioned the USC Price School and the USC Center for Religion and Civic Culture hosted an event to discuss the 25th anniversary of the 1992 Los Angeles riots.

Courthouse News Service mentioned results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll on attitudes toward President Trump's first 100 days in office.

Odessa American ran an op-ed by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School on free speech and the First Amendment.

Economic Times (India) mentioned that Netflix has collaborated with USC and several other research universities as they work to expand the technology that supports access to their service globally.