USC in the News

USC In the News 9/2 to 9/5/2017

The New York Times featured Jake Olson, a USC student who is also blind and a member of the Trojan football team, and who completed a snap for an extra point during the USC Trojans' win over Western Michigan on Sept. 2. After first meeting the team when he lost his sight as a young boy, Olson eventually was accepted to USC and joined the football team as a long snapper. The New York Times (in an Associated Press story), The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, NPR, USA Today, ESPN, Fox News, Business Insider and many sports outlets covered Olson's perfect snap in his debut for the Trojans.

Los Angeles Business Journal highlighted a new clinical trial housed at the USC Norris Cancer Center at the Keck School of Medicine of USC to test a new water mammogram technology for women with dense breast tissue. "Our hope is that this technology will enable us to detect cancers much sooner in women with dense breast tissue," said Mary Yamashita of the Keck School of Medicine of USC. If the trial is successful, doctors will be able to more easily identify breast cancer in women with dense breast tissue and use the technology as a supplemental screening for these women.

The New York Times quoted Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School on why some television viewers may not respond positively to politics driving entertainment content.

The Washington Post interviewed USC President C. L. Max Nikias about President Donald Trump rescinding protections for immigrant "dreamers" and how the university will advocate for its undocumented students.

Los Angeles Times quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers will compete for the Los Angeles fanbase.

The Chronicle of Higher Education quoted Alice Echols of the USC Dornsife College on why there is a paucity of scholarship on the counter-culture movement of the 1960s.

NPR's "All Things Considered" interviewed David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about President Donald Trump's rhetoric toward North Korea and U.S. strategy toward the country.

CNN interviewed Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on why China is pressuring North Korea to stop tests of nuclear weapons.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about news that President Donald Trump will rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) protections and a California affordable housing bill.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on how on-demand services handle customer service requests.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Scott Fruin of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the environmental cost of air travel as terrestrial transportation becomes greener.

Los Angeles Downtown News quoted Malon Boarnet of the USC Price School on why developers pass the costs of building parking structures onto neighborhoods with zoning rules that include high minimum parking requirements.

The Guardian (UK) quoted Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the lack of positive change in the representation of females in the entertainment industry. The story also cites Smith's research and Variety mentioned her most recent study on the topic.

The New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and The Huffington Post mentioned the late comedian Shelley Berman taught at the USC Dornsife College.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about different resources for cancer treatment and information. The Huffington Post also published commentary by Kalb on the importance of creating and maintaining a positive corporate image.

The Orange County Register published commentary by Joel Strom, a fellow at the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute, about recent advances that may detect cancer through saliva.

Pacific Standard cited a 2012 report by the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture on the outsized role faith-based organizations have in disaster relief.

The Huffington Post (UK) cited research by Caleb Finch and Jiu-Chiuan Chen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and colleagues that linked environmental factors to the development of Alzheimer's disease.

San Gabriel Valley Tribune published commentary addressing the case of the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito.

Quad City Times mentioned Andrew Robinson of the USC School of Dramatic Arts and his film career.

University World News published commentary by William Tierney of the USC Rossier School with his thoughts on the new USC Village.