USC in the News

USC In the News 5/12/2017

The New York Times' "California Today" featured research by Su Jin Lee of the USC Dornsife College's Spatial Sciences Institute, Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture, and colleagues on the declining percentage of green space in Los Angeles and increase of large construction projects between 2000 and 2009. According to researchers, decreased greenery affects all neighborhoods, regardless of socioeconomic status.

The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) highlighted Will Ferrell's commencement address today at USC. The USC alumnus, along with actress Helen Mirren and others will receive honorary degrees at the main ceremony. More than 15,000 USC students will receive degrees this year, the story noted.

KPCC-FM's "Off Ramp" profiled Jeffrey Kahane of the USC Thornton School, who is stepping down as the musical director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Kahane, who has spent 20 years with the group, will lead his final concerts on May 20 and 21.

The Conversation published an op-ed by Darius Lakdawalla of the USC Schaeffer Center and colleagues on the negative impact the House's American Health Care Act will have on Medicaid. The authors suggest strategies for funding Medicaid by amending the tax breaks offered to individuals and employers. Lakdawalla and his colleagues argue compromise is essential to craft the best possible legislation.

Rolling Stone, Billboard, Alternative Press and Radio.com reported on research by Bryan "Dexter" Holland. The graduating USC student, who received his doctoral degree in molecular biology this week, published his dissertation on protein-coding the HIV virus and is a member of the rock band The Offspring.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jeffrey Cole of the USC Annenberg School's Center for the Digital Future on the challenges that face Sony Pictures Entertainment's new chief executive.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about his recommendation for an independent commission to evaluate the University of California system.

ESPN’s "FiveThirtyEight" quoted Daren Brabham of the USC Annenberg School on how retracted research papers can have a long-term impact on public knowledge and discourse.

Voice of America quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on the possible investigations and inquiries into possible collusion of the Trump campaign with Russia after the firing of former FBI Director James Comey.

Wired quoted Gary Painter of the USC Price School on the importance of an efficiently executed census and how America’s census compares internationally.

The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on the recent changes CVS has made to reflect consumer preferences for healthy lifestyle choices.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Stephen Smith, director of the USC Shoah Foundation, about the legacy of actor and Holocaust survivor Curt Lowens.

LA Weekly quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Dornsife College about the factions competing for seats on the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education.

CNN cited comments by Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on the shift in the relationship between America and China because of President Donald Trump’s words and actions.

Entrepreneur mentioned a gift by Kevin Xu to the USC Davis School to fund the Brighten Award for Entrepreneurial Gerontology.

Education Source, in a story about maintaining Cal Grant levels for low-income students who attend private universities in California, mentioned USC.