USC in the News

USC In the News 5/9/2017

Los Angeles Times featured a conversation with graduating USC student body president Edwin Saucedo. Saucedo shared what inspired him to become involved with campus politics and how his experience as a first-generation college student motivated him to help others. "I don't want to be on a pedestal for others, I want to be the springboard for more individuals to reach higher and do more amazing things than I did," Saucedo said. 

China Daily featured the USC Shoah Foundation and its work to preserve the first-hand accounts of Holocaust and other genocide survivors in virtual reality. "We are almost out of time to have a deep conversation with Holocaust survivors. That conversation – that moment of dialogue – where I ask my question and I get it answered, is magic in the room. And we wanted to find a way to preserve that as best as possible," said Stephen Smith, director of the USC Shoah Foundation. The story also noted the program's work to preserve the testimonies from survivors of the Nanjing Massacre in China. 

The San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on the current state of the University of California system. Schnur recommends Governor Jerry Brown appoint an independent commission to review UC practices and argues reinvigorating the state education system would solidify the legacy of Brown and his father, former Governor Pat Brown.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about the South Korean presidential election.

The Huffington Post quoted Jonathan Tarbox of the USC Dornsife College on why adults should seek out experts if they want to be evaluated for autism.

Vox quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute on whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is a rational leader.

The Press-Telegram quoted Dana Chinn of the USC Annenberg School on why it is unlikely a deal for Sinclair Broad Group Inc. to purchase Tribune Media Co. will result in any antitrust suits.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV noted USC is among the top colleges with the largest number of graduates hired by Silicon Valley companies.

The Conversation noted research by Malcolm Klein, professor emeritus of the USC Dornsife College, on the lack of impact a law enforcement crackdown on gangs had in Los Angeles during the 1980s.

San Antonio Express-News cited comments by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on why the baby boom of 25 years ago is contributing to a millennial exodus to the suburbs.

Forbes published a Quora answer by Jonathan Taplin of the USC Annenberg School on how media companies can combat fake news.

Jewish Journal published an op-ed by Marty Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School on the concept of universal health care in America.

Campus Technology reported on a new partnership between the USC Rossier School and Project Tomorrow, which will allow the school to analyze extensive datasets on the impact of technology in the classroom.

PC Magazine noted partnerships between USC and the city of Los Angeles on open data initiatives.

Ed Tech Magazine noted Henry Jenkins of the USC Annenberg School and that his personal blog was among the "must-read higher ed blogs" of the year.