USC in the News

USC In the News 9/6/2017

The Washington Post featured Jake Olson, a USC student who is also blind and a member of the Trojan football team, 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. NBC's "Access Hollywood" interviewed Olson about the experience.

United Press International featured research by Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College on the risk males have for developing postpartum depression. Saxbe found that if testosterone levels drop within nine months of a child's birth, fathers face a higher risk of depression and other postpartum symptoms. "One take-away from this study is that supplementing is not a good idea for treating fathers with postpartum depression. Low testosterone during the postpartum period may be a normal and natural adaptation to parenthood," Saxbe said.

Mic. highlighted a statement released by USC President C. L. Max Nikias about the school's support for its immigrant student body in a roundup of higher education responses to the rescinding of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The story also noted the statement was released on USC's social media channels.

Los Angeles Times quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on how it is important to recognize how racism influenced art and popular culture in the past.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dowell Myers of the USC Price School about the characteristics and behavior of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV interviewed Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro of the USC Dornsife College about the ramifications of rescinding the DACA program.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV interviewed Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the DACA program over the next six months.

KPCC-FM quoted Regina Berkovich of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a practice by naturopathic doctors to inject a hydrogen peroxide solution into patients without solid medical evidence on its effects.

KCRW-FM quoted George Ban-Weiss of the USC Viterbi School on how the urban heat island effect impacts different areas of Los Angeles. The story also noted prior research by Ban-Weiss on the benefits of cool pavements.

Well+Good quoted Gabriel Crenshaw of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about the spiritual experience of getting a tattoo.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV and Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV mentioned a burst pipe led to flooding in a library on the USC Health Sciences Campus.

Boston Globe mentioned the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Carmen Puliafito.

RealClearPolitics cited research by Genevieve Giuliano of the USC Price School and colleagues on the Expo Line's limited impact on traffic congestion.

Business Insider cited research by Nathanael Fast of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on how expressing gratitude for feedback from a superior can improve an employee's relationship with their supervisor.

Buzzfeed mentioned a court case involving a former USC student.

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

Archinect mentioned USC's undergraduate and graduate programs at the USC School of Architecture placed among the top 10 architecture schools in the country for the first time.