USC in the News

USC In the News 5/19/2017

ABC News featured research by Jon-Patrick Allem of Keck Medicine of USC and colleagues on how Charlie Sheen's 2015 announcement of his HIV diagnosis nearly doubled HIV test sales. "It is easy to imagine that a single individual, like Sheen, disclosing his HIV status may be more compelling and motivating for people than an unnamed mass of individuals or a lecture from public health leaders," Allem told U.S. News & World Report (in a HealthDay story). San Diego Union-Tribune and Agence France Presse also reported on the research.

CBS News published an op-ed by Jeffrey Fields of the USC Dornsife College on how the government defines classified information and who can disclose the information. "Dealing with large amounts of classified information over a career increases the possibility of accidentally sharing a small nugget. Sharing classified information knowingly, or revealing information one should know is sensitive, is a different matter," he wrote in the op-ed that originally appeared on The Conversation. Lifehacker cited comments by Fields.

The Huffington Post featured USC TRiO student and Upward Bound graduate Jorge Campos. Campos, who lives in Palmdale and was previously homeless, will attend Harvard University this fall on a full ride. He credits USC with his academic success and ability to help pull his family out of poverty.

Polygon featured the USC Games program's Advanced Games Project Demo Day 2017. Dubbed a "mini E3," the showcase featured student group projects that will lead to students forming their own companies out of graduation, as well as students who are speaking with potential investors and employers. "We act like a lightweight version of professional life. We run it like a publishing company and a studio with the same kind of milestones and feedback so that when they get out of here and get to their first jobs, they’ve seen everything before," said Danny Bilson of USC Games.

United Press International highlighted a new study by Joshua Tobin of Keck Medicine of USC that found if bystanders perform CPR immediately on a drowning patient experiencing cardiac arrest, it decreases the mortality rate and increases the odds of a good recovery. "This study adds to a growing body of evidence that bystander CPR improves outcomes in cardiac arrest. It also provides a compelling reason for people to learn this life-saving technique," Tobin said. Fox News affiliates also ran the story.

CNBC quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School on the strategy the late Roger Ailes used to bring Fox News to prominence.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on the limited impact intra-party fighting has on the California Democratic Party's core purpose.

PolitiFact quoted Rebecca Lonergan of the USC Gould School about the difference in former President Barack Obama expressing public support for former Secretary Hillary Clinton and President Donald Trump asking the director of the FBI to drop an investigation.

Hollywood Life quoted Daria Roithmayr of the USC Gould School about the implications of appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel to investigate possible collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia.

Los Angeles Times, USA Today and The Orange County Register reported on USC’s highest paid employees during the 2015-16 fiscal year according to the university’s tax filings.

Los Angeles Times reported on the naming rights for the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. USA Today, The Orange County Register, CW News Los Angeles affilitate KTLA-TV, Curbed LA, City News Service and LAist reported the story. Sports Illustrated and various sports news outlets also covered it.

Inside Higher Ed noted USC had the greatest number of Optional Practical Training (OPT) approvals for foreign graduates.

Vox cited comments by Jonas Kaplan of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute on why people adamantly defend their political beliefs.

ArtForum noted the appointment of Susana Bautista as the new executive director of the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

LA Weekly mentioned a profile on Karen Tongson of the USC Dornsife College and her research on popular culture and recognized her as "one of 10 Angelenos making L.A. a better place."

Santa Monica Mirror cited a quoted by Elyn Saks of the USC Gould School about living with and perceptions of mental illness.