USC in the News

USC In the News 8/26 to 8/28/2017

Business Insider featured the opening of USC Village and its positive impact on the surrounding community. In addition to the numerous jobs created by its construction and the additional retail locations, USC also provided more than $20 million for affordable housing in Los Angeles. The story included photos of the interior and exterior of USC Village, as well as some of the retailer locations open for both the student residents and neighborhood. VegNews also mentioned the plant-based food options at USC Village dining hall. Los Angeles Times' "Essential Arts & Culture" newsletter mentioned USC Village.

Daily Mail (UK) and The Science Times featured research by Rael Cahn of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how yoga and meditation can improve an individual's stress resilience, benefits the central nervous system and strengthens immunity. "To our knowledge, our study is the first to examine a broad range of pro- and anti-inflammatory markers in a healthy population before and after a yoga-meditation intervention," said Cahn.

KCET-TV published commentary by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College on how gentrification is traditionally driven by one group asserting power over another, typically a lower-income group or community. According to Pastor, having more productive conversations with a community about how to improve the neighborhood, while keeping the same neighbors, can be key to fostering an inclusive and equitable California.

Daily Breeze highlighted research by Alexis Court, Ryan Mar, Rachel Rolnicki and Ashley Zaragoza, graduate students at the USC Price School, on how Torrance has worked to manage its urban coyote population. The report mentioned the city of Torrance's proactive public education campaign around coyote sightings and safety measures.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the impact of a minimal tax requirement on foreign profits of U.S. corporations.

CNN Money quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about his expectations for a Samsung corruption scandal in South Korea.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on how China's Communist Party is tryng to appeal to younger Chinese citizens through popular culture.

Voice of America quoted Clifford Neuman of the USC Viterbi School on some of the reasons cyberattacks are becoming more frequent.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on whether the Los Angeles Police Department's Citizens Police Academy provides an accurate representation of law enforcement and its flaws.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Thomas Lenz of the USC Gould School on why labor unions may sue an employer during labor negotiations.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Lars Perner of the USC Marshall School about the impact of California's volatile real estate market on its citizens' ability to manage debt-to-income ratios.

Mental Floss interviewed Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on whether mythical creatures, such as the dragons in "Game of Thrones," could feasibly fly despite their massive size when compared to their wingspan.

Good interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School on why the justice system is more likely to consider a self-defense defense justifiable if the threat is presented by a black victim.

The Real Deal quoted Marlon Boarnet of the USC Price School on how moratoriums on additional development in small Los Angeles County cities can impact the larger housing market.

Miami New Times quoted Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College on how international buyer demand has impacted the housing markets in New York City, Miami, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Fox News mentioned a debate over the origins of USC mascot Traveler’s name.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on how to craft and implement a successful marketing plan.

Fobes cited comments by Sam Roberts of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the appeal of escape rooms and why they are thriving in Los Angeles.

InTouch Weekly cited comments by Cavan Concannon of the USC Dornsife College about the Quiverfull religious movement and its teachings.

Atlanta Black Star cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the lack of gender and racial parity among directors for the highest grossing films.

The West Australian cited research by Stephen Gruber of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how caffeine and coffee intake can lower the risk for colorectal cancer.