USC in the News

USC In the News 9/21/2017

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured the USC Gould School's free Citizenship Clinics that provide legal support for permanent residents who are eligible for naturalized citizenship in the United States. The segment footage of USC students, Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School and others discussing naturalization options. The services are available to USC students, faculty, staff, their families and university neighbors.

Los Angeles Business Journal featured Charles Liu of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Neurorestoration Center and an $8 million federal research grant to fund a fully implantable "bionic suit" to help people with paraplegia. "We're at the point where we can create solutions similar in concept to Tony Stark’s Iron Man suit, which is neutrally integrated with him," Liu said. The grant is shared between USC, UC Irvine and Caltech to develop the suit.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV featured the Boyle Heights Beat, which was founded by Michelle Levander of the USC Annenberg School and produces articles by high school students and young reporters about the community. "It's a very intensive youth development project, where they get one-on-one mentoring. All those things are good for their futures, whether just for going to college or their lives," said Levander.

The Japan Times (Japan) highlighted the USC Global Conference in Tokyo and interviewed USC President C. L. Max Nikias. Nikias addressed the impact national politics has had on recruiting international students while USC's own international applicant pool grew by five percent for 2017. "We’ve always been very welcoming for international students. It’s been a priority," he said. The story also mentioned the purpose of the global conference.

Pasadena Magazine highlighted research in preventing and treating Alzheimer's disease by four doctors from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. The article positions Keck School of Medicine of USC as a leader in research to combat the disease and highlights the work of Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute Director Paul Aisen, Lon Schneider, John Ringman and Judy Pa. "While we've been working on this disease for a long time and don't yet have highly effective approved drugs, we're getting very close," Aisen said.

The New York Times quoted David Sloane of the USC Price School about the differences between a cemetery memorial and Confederate monuments in a public square.

The Washington Post quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about the importance of President Donald Trump appointing a U.S. ambassador to South Korea.

CBS News quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus at the USC Annenberg School, on why the largest technology companies in the United States need to be broken up because they are stifling innovation and democracy. KCRW-FM also quoted Taplin on whether these companies are true monopolies. In the same KCRW-FM episode, the host interviewed León Krauze of the USC Annenberg School about the earthquakes in Mexico City.

MIT Technology Review quoted Mark Humayun of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and the USC Viterbi School about the next steps to bring a bionic eye implant to market.

National Geographic quoted Matt Dean of the USC Dornsife College about the ability of certain species to change the size of their genitals based on the environment.

EBC (Taiwan) interviewed Jacob Soll of the USC Dornsife College about his recent book "The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations" (second interview here).

U.S. News & World Report quoted Shaun Harper, director of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center, about the importance of sharing diverse views on college campuses.

CBS News Los Angeles and New York radio affiliates interviewed Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on a nationwide injunction on President Donald Trump's move to restrict federal funding to "sanctuary cities."

The Daily Beast quoted Tim Page of the USC Annenberg School and USC Thornton School on how Rolling Stone influenced his own music criticism.

Redlands Daily Facts quoted Darline Robles of the USC Rossier School about public school reporting mechanisms for any suspicions district personnel might have about child abuse or sexual abuse of a child.

CNBC mentioned USC in a story about the best universities for veterans.

The Atlantic's "CityLab" cited research by Dowell Myers, Gary Painter and Julie Zissimopoulos of the USC Price School that found millennials who received cash from their parents were more likely to purchase a home in the next two years compared to those who did not receive financial assistance from their parents.

The Fresno Bee mentioned research by Adam Fincham of the USC Viterbi School to develop a machine that produces the perfect surfing wave.

Desert Sun cited research by Shohreh Farzan of Keck Medicine of USC on how the changing environment around the Salton Sea could negatively impact the respiratory health of its residents.

LA Weekly cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of Latinos and others in the entertainment industry.

Odessa American published commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals programs and other immigration issues.