USC in the News

USC In the News 5/11/2017

Los Angeles Business Journal featured the USC Village and the potential economic development the $700 million project will bring to the surrounding community. “We tried to make it something that would be interesting and enticing to a broad range of people – USC community and neighborhood community, all in one," said Laurie Stone, associate senior vice president for real estate and asset management for USC. The story also mentioned future development plans in the USC area.

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV featured graduating USC student Crystal Arellano, who founded The Ladybugs Movement, a non-profit dedicated to increasing access to hygiene products for homeless women. Arellano, who will graduate with a master's degree from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, works with the Downtown Women's Center to provide hygiene kits for women in need.

Big Think profiled Itzhak Bars of the USC Dornsife College and his theory that there are two dimensions of time. "These extra dimensions are out there, as real as the three dimensions of space and one of time we experience directly," Bars said. If his theory holds true, this would heal the rift in physics between quantum mechanics and general relativity and will be proven by the experiments performed at the European Organization for Nuclear Research's (CERN) Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland.

Good highlighted a research paper by Kate Miltner of the USC Annenberg School about the LOLcat internet phenomena. "While it’s true that LOLCat images are simple and occasionally silly, they are just as much a part of the ‘peer–to–peer cultural production’ landscape as the YouTube videos and blogs that have been exalted and heralded as breaking down the barriers between the consumer/producer relationship and turning audiences into ‘producers,'" she said.

The New York Times (in a Reuters story) quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on the possible investigations and inquiries after the firing of FBI Director James Comey that can continue to look into possible collusion of the Trump campaign with Russia.

Los Angeles Times quoted Pai-Ling Yin of the USC Marshall School on why internet companies can have a strong stock despite poor earnings.

NPR quoted Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work on the general decline of school bully, child abuse, violence and murder rates internationally.

Bloomberg quoted Jason Doctor of the USC Schaeffer Center on the need for new policies to combat addiction and the American opioid epidemic.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Glenn Melnick of the USC Schaeffer Center on the possible sale of Molina Healthcare following the ouster of its namesake chief officers.

Variety quoted David Weitzner of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the marketing decision behind Lady Gaga choosing to be credited with her legal name in an upcoming film.

Education Week quoted Julie Marsh of the USC Rossier School on the effectiveness of California's Local Control Funding Formula.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about Clery Act reporting, mentioned USC.

The Conversation published commentary by Marco Milani of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about four challenges that face South Korea's new president.

WalletHub published a brief Q&A with John Romley of the USC Schaeffer Center on the state of children's health care in the country.

Upload VR reported on research by Ari Shapiro of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on avatar technology that can recreate an individual's body in less than 20 minutes.