USC in the News

USC In the News 6/23/2017

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV featured the East L.A. College health fair, which included the participation of USC. The event included a presentation by Rene Sotelo and Ghecemy Lopez of Keck Medicine about the many opportunities biotech provides to stay healthy and pursue a career in Los Angeles. Keck Medicne of USC, the physician assistant program, USC Civic Engagement, USC Viterbi School, USC Roski Eye Institute and the Ostrow School of USC partnered for the event.

The Orange County Register published an op-ed by Dwight Stirling of the USC Gould School and a colleague about the procedural differences when an individual is sexually assaulted at a university, compared to when someone is in military service. "By immunizing the military from civil liability, the Feres doctrine increases abuse of power and corruption by military officials," they wrote.

Cosmopolitan profiled Rosemary She Bender and Jeffrey Bender of Keck Medicine of USC and their paper about raising a "no-diaper" baby. According to the Benders, disposable diapers can take up to 500 years to degrade and have a serious impact on the environment. Although the Benders were able to successfully implement "elimination communication," when a caregiver assists an infant in eliminating waste without a diaper, they acknowledge it is not feasible for all families.

Xinhua News Agency featured the discovery of a previously unknown amphibian ancestor by Adam Huttenlocker of Keck Medicine of USC. The Chinlestegophis jenkinsi fossil was determined to be a common ancestor of both the caecilians and modern amphibians like the frog and salamander.

France24 (France) produced a 17-minute documentary featuring Steven Ross and William Deverell of the USC Dornsife College about the emergence of Hollywood stars in the wake of World War I. According to Ross and Deverell, after increasing production, the U.S. was able to send its entertainment products to Europe.

The Washington Post quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center about the possible scenarios that might cause the Senate's health care bill to fail.

Los Angeles Times quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center about the impact of the Senate's health care bill on sick and poor Americans.

Los Angeles Times quoted David Craig of the USC Annenberg School about gender parity among YouTube content creators and the incentives for companies to form partnerships with these creators.

Associated Press quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the growing appreciation for hip-hop.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on how personal experience and identity forms an individual's view about law enforcement.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Margaret Gatz of the USC Dornsife College about the importance of staying active to prevent the development of dementia.

Mic. quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the role of Lonzo Ball's father in establishing his son's brand leading up to his draft selection by the Los Angeles Lakers.

North Country Public Radio quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about whether tech companies are becoming too large and stifling creative growth by smaller companies.

Refinery29 quoted Kristin Bendikson of Keck Medicine of USC about how common the use of surrogates are for American pregnancies.

The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter mentioned USC alumnus Will Ferrell spoke at USC's 2017 commencement ceremony.

Los Angeles Times mentioned USC Marshall School Dean James Ellis in a story about a USC Marshall School graduate.

Los Angeles Business Journal noted the USC Viterbi School will lead an effort to build, design and test 100 qubit quantum machines.

RealClearPolitics published an op-ed by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School highlighting research by Paul Aisen of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute about the importance of research and clinical trials to find a cure and develop preventive measures against Alzheimer's disease.

The Conversation cited an op-ed by Darius Lakdawalla of the USC Schaeffer Center about possible improvements to the existing Medicaid program.

Inside Philanthropy and Science Mic. mentioned a $70 million gift by Andre Young and Jimmy Iovine to form the USC Iovine Young Academy.

University Herald placed the USC Viterbi School at the top of a list of the best colleges to study cybersecurity.

Forbes published a Quora answer by Keck Medicine of USC that highlighted research by Andrew McMahon and Charles Liu of Keck Medicine of USC on the possible benefits of stem cell therapy.

Press Association (UK), Glasgow Live (Scotland) and STV (Scotland) noted USC President C. L. Max Nikias received an honorary degree from the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.

EdSurge mentioned the USC Price School's online executive master of health administration program in a story about online degree programs that include site-based residency programs.

Vanity Fair cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the gender and racial parity among film directors for the top-grossing films.