USC in the News

USC In the News 5/3/2017

Education Source highlighted USC's proportion of Pell grant recipients compared to other elite universities and California schools. Unlike other prestigious private schools and some large public institutions, USC surpasses the recommendation that 20 percent of a school's undergraduates are low-income, Pell grant recipients.

LA Weekly profiled Karen Tongson of the USC Dornsife College and her work on Southern California culture in the publication's People Issue 2017. At USC, Tongson's classes include gender studies, contemporary literature and examinations of less well-known aspects of Southern California. "L.A. never ceases to surprise me. I never feel like I have it figured out. Just when you think you have something figured out, it will confound you. It will will frustrate you. Or you will find something completely out the blue that you had no clue existed," Tongson said.

Vice's "Broadly" highlighted research by Amy Parish of Keck Medicine of USC on the social structure of bonobos and how females exercise power within the existing hierarchy. "We can talk about how human feminism has succeeded, and the long road in front of us, but I'd say the glass is 60 percent full for humans and 99.9 percent full for bonobos," Parish said.

Salon highlighted an event hosted hosted by the USC Price School and the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture and Cecil Murray Center about the 25th anniversary of the Los Angeles riots called, "Forward LA: Race, Arts, and Inclusive Placemaking after the 1992 Civil Unrest." Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity moderated a panel on the evolution and future of South Los Angeles. "I get calls from reporters back East every five years about the conditions in South Central. They portray the area as a place of desperation, as if nothing has changed since the riot. They don’t see it as a place of renaissance and potential," he said.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on the difference between Arnold Schwarzenegger's and Donald Trump's political learning curves.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on the burden of proof needed for cities to prove predatory practices by banks when serving mortgages for homes.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College on the effect an Los Angeles City Council candidate's controversial internet comments will have on the race.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted Donna Elliott of Keck Medicine of USC about changes Keck School of Medicine of USC has made to improve the wellness of their faculty and staff.

Fox News quoted Raj Dasgupta of Keck Medicine of USC on what to do if someone is unable to fall asleep within 15 to 20 minutes of laying down.

CBS News affiliates quoted Eric Rice of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work on why identifying homeless youth is important for funding services and programs to address their needs.

The Press-Enterprise quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College on why Rep. Maxine Waters has garnered support from millennials and Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on why Waters has risen to prominence in the age of President Donald Trump.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Amy Firth of Keck Medicine of USC about a new study that may have developed a pill that could increase a patient's aerobic endurance.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on why he uses a certain racially-charged word in his Twitter handle in order to be disruptive.

Time quoted Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on why a high birth rate 25 years ago has led to urban areas reaching "peak millennial" capacity and a millennial exodus to the suburbs.

Education Week quoted Julie Marsh and Taylor Allbright of the USC Rossier School on their research examining the effectiveness of the California Office to Reform Education (CORE).

Lake County Record-Bee quoted Sook-Lei Liew of the Ostrow School of USC's Chan Division on how to better care for patients by training better doctors.

Forbes interviewed Clifford Johnson of the USC Dornsife College on his work as an advisor for the National Geographic television show, "Genius."

Los Angeles Times reported on charges filed against a USC student for sexual assault (second story here). Associated Press, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, Hoy, City News Service and Daily Mail (UK) reported on the case.

University Herald reported on the USC Viterbi School's celebration for the 50th anniversary of the school's namesake's identfication of the "Viterbi Algorithm."

The Daily Dot cited comments by David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute on why, despite presidential administration rhetoric to the contrary, the United States is unlikely to start a war with North Korea.

CBS News Detroit affiliate WWJ-TV noted Valter Longo of the USC Davis School developed a fasting-mimicking diet that is sold commercially.

Inc. cited a study by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Science Institute and colleagues on the percentage of Twitter accounts that are bots.

The Diplomat published commentary by Yukari Easton of the USC Dornsife College's East Asian Studies Center on a recent summit between the Japanese and British prime ministers.