USC in the News

USC In the News 9/9 to 9/11/2017

The Hill published an op-ed by USC President C. L. Max Nikias on why Congress must act quickly to protect students and college graduates enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. "We are invested in their success in the same way we are invested in the success of any other student that graduates from an American university," Nikias wrote. He also noted tens of millions of dollars would be wasted on educating these undocumented Americans and then sending them away.

Inside Higher Ed reported on a new study by Adrianna Kezar of the USC Rossier School's Pullias Center for Higher Education on how to better serve underrepresented students interested in STEM careers. The report's authors call for increased collaboration between existing academic and student affairs programs, and additional interventions for struggling students in STEM majors.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how media and societal attention on the 2028 Olympics will grow. The Pasadena Star-News​ quoted Carter about one of the men who negotiated bringing the games to Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jonathan Barnett of the USC Gould School about the lack of case law on device-level licensing and how that might impact the legal battle between Qualcomm and Apple.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dowell Myers of the USC Price School on why limited housing stock and high prices may be driving potential millennial homeowners out of Los Angeles and Orange counties.

CNN quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about Senator Dianne Feinstein's political clout.

CNN quoted Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on how North Korea decided to move forward under President Barack Obama's strategy of non-engagement.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on President Donald Trump's Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals decision and the bipartisan agreement on Hurricane Harvey relief funding and the debt ceiling.

The San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Paul Aisen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute on the development of drugs to combat the causes of Alzheimer's disease.

Wired quoted Jeff Miller of the USC Viterbi School on why self-driving cars need complex sensors to determine if there is a living object in their path.

The San Bernardino Sun quoted Shaun Harper, director of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center on why assurances from school districts and colleges matter for reducing student anxiety about the possible cancellation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

KCRW-FM interviewed Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about NFL player National Anthem protests to bring awareness to police bias.

Vox quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College’s Korean Studies Institute about Russian President Vladimir Putin's analysis of the relationship between the U.S. and North Korea.

U.S. News & World Report (in a HealthDay story) quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a recent study that found many middle age women have trouble sleeping.

Education Week quoted David Schonfeld of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how children process traumatic events, such as natural disasters.

The Daily Press Media Group quoted Julien Emile-Geay of the USC Dornsife College on what to expect from weather as land and ocean temperatures continue to warm.

NPR Phoenix affiliate KJZZ-FM interviewed Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College on how natural disasters impact people's migratory patterns.

CNET (Australia) quoted Miki Turner of the USC Annenberg School on how "Star Trek" series have consistently featured diverse casts.

Reader's Digest quoted Brad Spellberg of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the potential spread of disease on gym mats.

The Irish Times (Ireland) quoted Andrew McConnell Stott of the USC Dornsife College about the historical roots of the fear of clowns.

Los Angeles Times and ArtForum published obituaries for USC Trustee Gin D. Wong. Wong is recognized for the way his architectural career helped create the “look” of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Times cited comments by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on the concept of the debt ceiling.

Los Angeles Times cited comments by 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, ESPN and The Daily Breeze mentioned a court case involving a former USC student. Los Angeles Times, NPR and The New Yorker mentioned Education Secretary Betsy DeVos cited the case in a speech about Title IX procedures.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted USC received two gifts of $5 million or more since 2008 from Chinese-American donors.

U.S. News & World Report mentioned USC is among the nation's top 25 schools on its forthcoming list.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School on how the "power of three" and limiting options for consumers is a successful marketing strategy.

The Huffington Post mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry.

New York Post mentioned a 2016 court case involving a Title IX investigation of a USC student.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported on an upcoming event by Adam del Monte of the USC Thornton School.

The Modesto Bee published three stories produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on the paucity of doctors in Merced County. Second and third stories here.

The Victorville Daily Press noted Laura Mosqueda of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Leonard Davis School will provide expert testimony in a case involving alleged elder abuse.

Forward noted a partnership between USC Shoah Foundation and the USC Institute for Creative Technologies to create and share its interactive "New Dimensions in Testimony" program with the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center.

Odessa American published an op-ed by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about relationships in politics. Laconia Daily Sun published a second op-ed about thew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.