USC in the News

USC In the News 6/17 to 6/19/2017

Telemundo highlighted research by Maria Aranda and William Vega of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work on how Alzheimer's disease disproportionately affects minority communities, like Latinos.  The story also covered a report out of the USC Roybal Institute on Aging that found the incidence of Alzheimer's among Latinos will increase 832 percent by 2060.

Salon featured research by Emily Putnam-Hornstein of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work and colleagues on the push to use big data systems to help predict and prevent child abuse. "We have checklists that help our child welfare workers gather information, but we often fail to assemble and make good use of historical data," said Putnam-Hornstein of the Children's Data Network.

City News Service highlighted research by Christian Pike of the USC Davis School on how individuals that carry a gene that may be related to Alzheimer's disease might increase their risk of cognitive decline if they have an unhealthy diet. The study found eating foods high in sugar and fat increased the risk for both Alzheimer's disease and obesity with the inherited gene of APOE4 is present.

Inquisitr featured research by Paul Aisen and Michael Donohue of the USC Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute that found Alzheimer's disease can affect the brain long before the symptoms of mental deterioration are noticeable. The researchers surmise this could mean twice as many people will develop the brain disease worldwide than previously estimated.

The Hindu (India) profiled Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College and his research on consciousness. According to Damasio, a more thorough understanding of consciousness will lead to more effective treatment of mental illness.

The New York Times quoted Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center about criticisms of Megyn Kelly after her move from Fox News to NBC.

Los Angeles Times quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the perceptions of Bill Cosby across generations of African Americans.

Los Angeles Times quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College about the impact of rising rents on the Latino homeless population in Los Angeles.

Associated Press quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about how social attitudes may have played a role in the hung jury in the case against Bill Cosby.

BBC quoted Lars Perner of the USC Marshall School about possible reasons why there is less retail spending associated with Father's Day compared to Mother's Day. International Business Times cited Perner's comments to BBC.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about using Uber's actions as case studies in the business classroom (second story here).

Buzzfeed quoted Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative about why small advances in gender and minority parity in the entertainment industry are not enough to solve the systemic problem of underrepresentation.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the rising price of films sold into China.

LA Weekly quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College about the impact on Los Angeles residents following the suspension of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program by the federal government.

A Folha de San Paulo (Brazil) quoted John Bourdeau of the USC Marshall School about company cultures that value sustainability.

Los Angeles Times noted USC hosted the Braille Challenge finals so competitors would have the opportunity to experience a college campus.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods.

Los Angeles Sentinel noted Earl Paysinger, USC Vice President of Civic Engagement and the USC Office of Civic Engagement will co-host a career expo aimed at connected young people in the community with entry-level positions.

Daily Mail (UK) and Yahoo (Australia) published reviews of the fasting-mimicking diet research by Valter Longo of the USC Davis School.

Reader's Digest mentioned USC alumnus Will Ferrell gave the 2017 commencement address at USC.

The Washington Times published commentary by Bruce Cordell of the USC Viterbi School about the similarities between Presidents John F. Kennedy and  Donald Trump.

The Wire (India) published commentary by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the USC Price School about perceptions of the "cultural elite" or "aspirational class" and its impact on society.

Eastern Group Publications published a USC News story about "The Business of Biotech" event hosted by USC.