USC in the News

USC In the News 8/18/2017

Los Angeles Times highlighted USC Village's grand opening and the unveiling of the statue of Hecuba, Queen of Troy. The Times chronicled the statue's inception by USC President C. L. Max Nikias and development process by local sculptor Christopher Slatoff. Almost every local Los Angeles outlet covered the grand opening of USC Village, including CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV during its 10 a.m., 3 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. Aug. 17 broadcasts with statements of support from the community; CBS News affiliate KCBS-TV during its 8 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 17 broadcasts, the station's 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. news shows on Aug. 18, its main segment was cross-posted on MSN and many included interviews with William Marsh, director of capital construction for USC; CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV during its 12 p.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. broadcasts on Aug. 17 and included interviews with Marsh; Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV via City News Service and on its 8 a.m., 10 a.m., 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 17 broadcasts with interviews with USC Vice President of Student Affairs Ainsley Carry and USC residential faculty Neel Tiruviluamala of the USC Dornsife College; NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV via City News Service during its 11 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Aug. 17 broadcasts and interviewed Nikias during its 5 p.m. broadcast about the importance of residential college life, the community and the new biotech park USC plans to build in East Los Angeles; Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV; KPCC-FM's "Take Two;" KNX-AM; KIIS-FM; and, LA Weekly.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured research by Michael Kezirian of the USC Viterbi School and his students to study the impact of Mars-like conditions on some of Earth's microorganisms during the upcoming solar eclipse. "What is unique is that we have an opportunity where we can turn off the sun for a minute-and-a-half," said Kezirian. He and his students will conduct their experiments in Idaho, which is in the path of totality for the Great American Solar Eclipse. The San Fernando Sun also mentioned Kezirian's research.

San Francisco Chronicle featured a poem by David St. John of the USC Dornsife College. "Little Sur" is a "lyric monument to a pleasurable memory," according to the review. The poem comes from St. John's book "The Last Troubadour."

Quartz featured research by Daniel Benjamin of the USC Dornsife College about a stricter standard for statistical significance in research studies. The researchers believe a lower P value will save resources previously wasted on false-positive results and claims with P values between 0.05 and 0.005 should only be treated as "suggestive evidence." "This is an idea whose time has come," said Benjamin.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jason Doctor of the USC School of Pharmacy about the limited impact Eli Lilly & Co.'s patient assistance programs have to connect patients with funds for the drugs they need.

MSNBC interviewed Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about the rise of homegrown extremism and how it differs from traditional political beliefs.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV interviewed David Cruz of the USC Gould School about a lawsuit that alleges a Christian-based mortgage company revoked health insurance retroactively from a now-former female employee's wife.

Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's false representations of General John Pershing.

USA Today quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the branding decision to condemn hate groups.

KCRW-FM interviewed Charles H. F. Davis III of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on how college campuses can respond to hate speech while respecting free speech provisions.

The Detroit News quoted Alexander McDowell of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on the changing demographics at a Ford Motor Co. symposium.

The Independent (UK) quoted Raj Dasgupta of Keck School of Medicine of USC about the negative health effects of lack of sleep.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about a new regulation for the Pasadena Police Department, mentioned Carmen Puliafito, former dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC.

USA Today, Fox News and New York Daily News cited a 2016 study 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.

Bloomberg BNA, in a story about pending class action lawsuits, mentioned a case against USC regarding retirement fund programs.

Democrat & Chronicle noted the USC Games program is ranked first in the country among game development programs at universities.

OK! Magazine cited a study by Roksana Karim of Keck School of Medicine of USC that found women who have their last child after the age of 35, developed their period early, or were on oral contraceptives for an extended period of time were more likely to have strong cognitive function in old age.

LA Streets Blog cited comments by Lisa Schweitzer of the USC Price School on how men dominate urban planning debates.

Ithaca Journal noted The Hollywood Reporter named the USC School of Cinematic Arts the best film school in the country.

Odessa American ran commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's comments about Confederate memorials.