USC in the News

USC In the News 9/7/2017

Los Angeles Times highlighted the philanthropy of USC Trustee Ming Hsieh, who gave $35 million to name the USC Viterbi School's electrical engineering department and an additional $50 million in 2010 to establish the USC Ming Hsieh Institute for Research on Engineering-Medicine for Cancer. "I wanted to give back to the place where I got my knowledge and help the next generation live longer, healthier lives in a better environment; education changes the world," Hsieh said.

The Hill published commentary by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and a PolicyLink colleague on their analysis fining the bigger the racial generation gap, the lower the level of state-level spending on K-12 education. "America’s seniors will need to see their own journeys, struggles and dreams in the rising generation of color and join the struggle for educational equity," they wrote.

Global Times (China) featured the opening of USC Village and its positive impact on the surrounding community. "When students come to study at USC, it isn't just for what they learn in the classroom, but also for their experiences outside," said USC President C. L. Max Nikias. 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. Nikias also noted the importance of bringing in retailers that offered high quality products at affordable prices for the students and surrounding community. Reforma (Mexico) did a multi-page spread on USC Village (second story here).

Financial Times featured research by Patricia Dechow of the USC Marshall School and colleagues on how and why companies manipulate their earnings. The researchers found the power of the chief executive officer and earning expectations often drive the likelihood a company will manipulate its earnings management.

Daily Mail (UK) 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, benefit the central nervous system and strengthen 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.

Los Angeles Times quoted John Boudreau of the USC Marshall School's Center for Effective Organizations on how the strengths and weaknesses of AT&T and Time Warner as individual companies will impact how the two businesses merge.

NBC News quoted Sarah Twogood of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about hyperemesis gravidarum, a condition that affects 0.5 to three percent of pregnant women.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on why progressive Democrats may have a difficult time unseating Senator Dianne Feinstein.

The Hollywood Report quoted Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the inclusion crisis in the entertainment industry and how executives can address the disparity. iThe story also cites Smith's research.

The Plain Dealer quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how nonpartisan redistricting was implemented in California.

BBC reported on Jake Olson, a USC student who is also blind and a member of the Trojan football team, who completed a snap for an extra point during the USC Trojans' win over Western Michigan on Sept. 2.

The Atlantic, in a story about Title IX implementation on college campuses, mentioned a court case involving a former USC student. Los Angeles Times' "Essential California" newsletter linked to a prior story on the case.

Los Angeles Business Journal mentioned USC among Los Angeles’ major research universities included on the Times Higher Education’s rankings.

Fox News cited research by Stephen Gruber of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the diminished risk for colon cancer among coffee drinkers.

LAist mentioned the USC Pacific Asia Museum's participation in the upcoming Gerry initiative "Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA."