USC in the News

USC In the News 7/8 to 7/10/2017

The San Diego Union-Tribune highlighted work by USC in becoming a university that transforms society. The story focused on USC's research to improve medical care, eradicate homelessness, impact the local community and help veterans.  According to USC Provost Michael Quick, USC is working to expand job opportunities and innovation, especially in biotechnology, across Southern California and beyond. The reporter mentioned USC's $8 billion economic impact on California, the largest development in the history of South Los Angeles at USC Village and the opening of the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience. In addition to quotes from Quick, Steve Kay of the USC Michelson Center, Carl Kesselman of the USC Information Sciences Institute's Center for Health Informatics, the story also mentioned Paul Aisen of Keck Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute and USC Life Trustee Andrew Viterbi.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV featured Chef Eric Ernest, executive chef at USC Hospitality, and the dining options around campus. Ernest demonstrated a plate that will be served at the new dining hall at USC Village, which was partially sourced from the USC Teaching Garden on the University Park Campus. The segment noted USC Village is the biggest development in the history of South Los Angeles and the anchor called Ernest’s work, “the future of eating on campus.”

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" featured research by Sara Kintzle of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work on how veterans transition to civilian life. Kintzle found veterans who were less-than-honorably discharged had higher rates of PTSD, depression and suicidal ideation than other veterans. Kintzle explained the benefits of the new Department of Veterans Affairs policy to provide mental health services for any discharged veteran.

International Business Times (in a story originally published in MedicalDaily) highlighted 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 visible. 

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about reasonable expectations for North Korea's future actions.

The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) interviewed Karen North of the USC Annenberg School's Digital Social Media Program about how negative statements online can have an impact on physical world behavior while also building a sense of community.

The Washington Post quoted Loni Shibuyama of the USC Libraries' ONE Archives about a collection of personal papers from Edythe Eyde, who produced a magazine for queer women during the 1940s.

Los Angeles Times quoted Scott Fruin of Keck Medicine of USC on how air filters are an inadequate solution to protect Los Angeles' residents from traffic pollution in homes near freeways.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why Jimmy Gomez has yet to be sworn in to the U.S. House of Representatives and the likely reasons why President Donald Trump has yet to visit California since taking office.

KPCC-FM's "Filmweek" interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on why Chinese audiences are losing interest in high-budget Hollywood franchises.

Politico quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how opposition toward President Donald Trump's policies effectively eliminates any Republican challengers for the California governorship.

Politico quoted Steven Sussman of Keck Medicine of USC on how addiction can be described as both substance dependence and behavioral compulsions in medical literature.

Buzzfeed quoted Sherman Jackson of the USC Dornsife College on how the legacy of Muhammad Ali's activism and faith is often whitewashed or glossed over for the sake of revision and commercialization.

Mashable quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on why it is not unexpected that the Chinese government seeks to shut down certain livestreaming services or content.

The Huffington Post quoted Raj Dasgupta of Keck Medicine of USC on how alcohol can affect sleeping patterns.

Fox News quoted James Moore of the USC Viterbi School on why certain terrestrial transportation technologies like the Hyperloop and Hyper Chariot are neither cost-effective nor completely safe.

CNET quoted Brendesha Tynes of the USC Rossier School about the impact of racism and cyberthreats via social media on adolescents.

LAist quoted George Ban-Weiss of the USC Viterbi School on why downtown Los Angeles is warmer than the surrounding neighborhoods, especially during a heat wave.

California Healthline quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the political power of the California Nurses Association.

CBS News Minnesota affiliate WCCO-AM interviewed Joseph Hawkins of the USC Dornsife College's ONE Archives about the history of protests surrounding LGBTQ activism and how police departments have interacted with the LGBTQ community (begins at 9:46 in podcast link).

The Washington Post cited comments by Scott Soames of the USC Dornsife College on how the assertion that originalism can be a philosophy of language has some academic support.

Los Angeles Times reported on a partnership between USC and the Los Angeles Review of Books to create a five-week summer publishing workshop.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. Wired cited a separate study by Smith on the lack of gender and racial parity in directorial roles for the highest grossing films.

The Conversation published commentary by Phillip Seib of the USC Annenberg School about why some Arab countries support shutting down Al Jazeera.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on the building blocks of crafting an effective marketing message.

KCET-TV published commentary by Nathan Masters of the USC Libraries on a failed attempt by the United States government to use camels as a mode of transportation in the Southwest.

Forbes mentioned USC Trustee Ronnie Chan and his support of USC programs such as the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute, among other contributions.

Forbes noted USC as factor in a story on why Los Angeles was listed as the best city in the world for global real estate investors.

The Boston Globe mentioned a video game developed by Tracy Fullerton of the USC Games program that allows users to experience Henry David Thoreau's life by Walden Pond.

The Philadelphia Inquirer mentioned USC is among the few universities to offer a media literacy program.

VentureBeat mentioned a gift for the USC Games program from social mobile game publisher Zynga to promote the study of social mobile games, inclusive game production and advancing diversity in the industry.

VentureBeat published a story on research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute finding that many of the Twitter bots that spread messages supporting Donald Trump also worked against French President Emmanuel Macron.

Bustle mentioned a $70 million gift by Andre Young and Jimmy Iovine to form the USC Iovine Young Academy.

Odessa American published commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about bringing civility back to politics. Laconia Daily Sun published an op-ed by Estrich on the American dream in California.