USC in the News

USC In the News 9/1/2017

The National Herald (Greece) featured the opening of USC Village and the efforts by USC President C. L. Max Nikias to include the community in the new development. Nikias spoke about the inspiration for the look of Hecuba and said the statue is "our commitment to all of the women of the Trojan family who share the same spirit as the majestic Queen of Troy." The story noted the support of Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price and former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in addition to highlighting the jobs created by the project and plans to develop a biotechnology park in East Los Angeles. Beverly Press also reported on the opening of USC Village.

The New Yorker profiled Ted Hearne of the USC Thornton School and his recent recording of "Sound from the Bench," which is also the title of his new album. According to the review, Hearne is known as a composer with "a passion for social justice" and "offers fierce and timely pieces." "From the timeless echoes of injustice, Hearne has forged a fierce and timely grace," he wrote.

Inverse featured research by Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the biomechanics of pterosaur flight. Habib has worked with paleontologists with competing theories on whether the ancient flying reptiles were able to take flight. Despite evolving evidence and research, Habib is convinced even the largest pterosaurs could still take flight.

EdSource highlighted the work-study funding and opportunities at USC. USC employs the largest number of students in California in the work-study program - a little less than half the number of students employed by the Cal State system combined. "I appreciate the funding support USC has from the federal government," said USC Dean of Financial Aid Thomas McWhorter.

MSN quoted Lon Schneider of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the nine lifestyle-related risk factors that contribute to dementia cases.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Stacy Smith and Katherine Pieper of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on why simply casting women in previously male roles is not enough to claim diversity is solved in the entertainment industry.

SpaceNews interviewed Greg Autry of the USC Marshall School about his expectations for the National Space Council after resigning from President Donald Trump's administration.

Los Angeles Times mentioned USC's investigation into the habits of the former dean of Keck School of Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito. The Times noted the story in its "Essential California," "Essential Education" and "Today's Headlines" newsletters.

Fortune cited an op-ed penned by David Agus of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on how to price new drugs.

Men's Health (UK) cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Davis School about the health benefits of intermittent fasting.