USC in the News

USC In the News 9/27/2017

The Wall Street Journal reported USC ranked at No. 15 in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings for the top colleges. Among the metrics the ranking committee considered, USC ranked No. 8 for engagement among the top schools, which considers student engagement, student recommendation, interaction with teachers and students and the number of accredited programs. USC also ranked in the top 25 for resources and outcomes.

Los Angeles Times published a Q&A with Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College about his latest book, "Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots against Hollywood and America," and the impact Nazism had in Los Angeles through the end of World War II. When asked about the American perception that fascism cannot take hold here, "I would say it can happen here; it did happen here. It just didn’t happen as bad as it could have because there were citizens around the country and there were stories like this elsewhere," Rosen said.

CBS News featured research by Jay Lieberman of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to develop high-impact, low-resistance training with an underwater treadmill. According to Lieberman, this kind of rehabilitation can help patients, including athletes, recover weeks or months ahead of schedule. The segment also featured Russ Romano, director of athletic medicine at USC Athletics, about the types of workouts they can give patients in the machine. A version of the story also ran on CBS News Radio's "The Osgood File."

LA Weekly highlighted the USC Dornsife College's Institute of Armenian Studies and its "Innovate Armenia" event. "How do we define Armenian-ness?" Salpi Ghazarian, director of the institute, asks the reporter. "Our job is to give body and substance to our history," she said. Through the event, Ghazarian hopes to engage people with the Armenian heritage and make it relevant and relatable for the 21st Century.

SinoVision (China) profiled USC graduate student Kwok “Chris” Im, whose research work contributes to advances in treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. Im was inspired by his grandfather, who suffered from Alzheimer’s. Im is working towards his Ph.D. in neuroscience and works in the Terrence Town lab, which is developing a biotech-based approach to fighting pediatric brain cancer.

The Washington Post quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the upcoming tax reform fight in Congress and why it is impossible for everyone to benefit under a single plan.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" quoted Ricky Bluthenthal of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the challenges of providing clean public restroom access to the city's homeless population.

The Huffington Post quoted Donna Benton of the USC Leonard Davis School's Family Caregiver Support Center on why some caregivers may be reluctant to ask for assistance.

The Desert Sun quoted Lawrence Harris of the USC Marshall School on why investors may be putting money into a company that has very little cash on hand.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned a USC assistant basketball coach was charged with federal corruption by the FBI. The New York Times (in a second AP story), The Wall Street Journal, Inside Higher Ed, CBS News, Bloomberg, The Atlantic, KPCC-FM, Chicago Tribune, Newsweek, AdAge, Barron's and Newsday mentioned the charges. The New York Times (in a Reuters story), Los Angeles Times and The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned a statement by USC Athletic Director Lynn Swann and Los Angeles Times and The Orange County Register noted Swann's statement and one by Mike Blanton, USC’s vice president for athletic compliance. Bloomberg, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV and City News Service mentioned the statements by Swann and Blanton and noted the launch of an internal investigation by former FBI Director Louis Freeh. PBS also mentioned Freeh.

CNBC noted USC provides thousands of engineering graduates for new businesses in the Greater Los Angeles region.

Media Shift published commentary by Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School on why more journalists are sharing their reporting process when publishing investigative stories.