USC in the News

USC In the News 10/14 to 10/16/2017

The Washington Post published commentary by Benjamin A. T. Graham of the USC Dornsife College's Security and Political Economy Lab and two colleagues on the importance of managing the reach of executive power in a democratic system. Graham points to attacks on the press in Poland and found that sharing power in different ways with each branch of the government impacted the ability of an executive to abuse power. "We find that limiting executive power both lowers the stakes of elections and protects vulnerable minority groups from abuses of power. For more established democracies, these constraints aim at the greatest contemporary threat to democracy: abuse and expansion of power by elected officials," they wrote.

CNBC highlighted research by Cheng-Ming Chuong and Mingxing Lei of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to grow hair follicles from skin cells reproduced in their lab. "Many aging individuals do not grow hair well, because adult cells lose their regenerative ability. But with our new findings, we are able to make adult mouse cells produce hair again," Chuong said.

Los Angeles Daily News featured a project by Sofia Borges of the USC School of Architecture and her fourth-year students to develop cost-effective and reproducible small homes for Los Angeles' homeless population. Borges is now working with local and state authorities to certify the structures so production and installation can move forward without needing to request permission for each unit.

The Orange County Register featured research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center that predicts rents across Los Angeles will rise by $136 per month by 2019. Demand for housing continues to increase with job and population growth, but Los Angeles housing development has failed to keep pace with this trend. "Lots are scarce [in Los Angeles] and that scarcity has been created by the regulatory machine which makes housing very expensive," Green told ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM. San Fernando Valley Business Journal also covered the study.

CNET featured research by Sook-Lei Liew of the Ostrow School of USC Chan Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy and the Keck School of Medicine's Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute on how virtual reality may help stroke survivors regain motor function. By giving patients neurofeedback of a virtual arm moving in a virtual reality headset, the researchers found brain activity in the motor regions of the brain was higher than by only showing the patient a visual of the arm moving.

Los Angeles Times quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on why California Senate leader Kevin de Leon may be able to mount a successful campaign against Senator Dianne Feinstein (second story here). NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM also quoted Schnur about de Leon's chances of success.

The Washington Post quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on how President Donald Trump's executive order will negatively impact the individual health insurance market.

Los Angeles Times quoted Robert Hernandez of the USC Annenberg School on how Twitter has failed to address issues of harassment when refining and improving the platform.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed Santhi Kumar of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about how to inexpensively prevent the spread of the cold and flu.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Ed Avol of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the best disposable masks to block air pollution caused by wildfires.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the possible political ramifications of Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault scandal.

NBC News quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on how sharing well wishes on social media does not communicate true caring to other individuals.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about whether California would welcome President Donald Trump to come view the damage caused by wildfires in Northern California.

The Atlantic quoted Loren Adler of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy on whether President Donald Trump's suspension of subsidies for insurance companies under Obamacare will have an immediate impact on the market.

PBS Newshour interviewed Anthony Orlando of the USC Price School's Bedrosian Center on how older adults can manage remaining student loan debt.

Quartz quoted Mellissa Withers of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the impact of rescinding President Barack Obama's guidelines for investigating sexual assault and harassment allegations on college campuses will have on reporting rates among college students.

The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how the Philadelphia 76ers have worked to rebrand the team.

KTAR-FM interviewed Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's tax plan on how it will impact America's middle class.

CGTN-America quoted Anthony Dukes of the USC Marshall School about Nordstrom's new retail concept.

The Street quoted Stephen Moyer of the USC Marshall School on whether Bain Capital Private Equity will be affected by poor portfolio performance.

Los Angeles Times quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on why California Senate leader Kevin de Leon may be able to mount a successful campaign against Senator Dianne Feinstein (second story here). NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM also quoted Schnur about de Leon's chances of success.

The Washington Post quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on how President Donald Trump's executive order will negatively impact the individual health insurance market.

Los Angeles Times quoted Robert Hernandez of the USC Annenberg School on how Twitter has failed to address issues of harassment when refining and improving the platform.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed Santhi Kumar of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about how to inexpensively prevent the spread of the cold and flu.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Ed Avol of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the best disposable masks to block air pollution caused by wildfires.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV interviewed Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the possible political ramifications of Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault scandal.

NBC News quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on how sharing well wishes on social media does not communicate true caring to other individuals.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about whether California would welcome President Donald Trump to come view the damage caused by wildfires in Northern California.

The Atlantic quoted Loren Adler of the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative on Health Policy on whether President Donald Trump's suspension of subsidies for insurance companies under Obamacare will have an immediate impact on the market.

PBS Newshour interviewed Anthony Orlando of the USC Price School's Bedrosian Center on how older adults can manage remaining student loan debt.

Quartz quoted Mellissa Withers of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the impact of rescinding President Barack Obama's guidelines for investigating sexual assault and harassment allegations on college campuses will have on reporting rates among college students.

The Philadelphia Inquirer quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how the Philadelphia 76ers have worked to rebrand the team.

KTAR-FM interviewed Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's tax plan on how it will impact America's middle class.

CGTN-America quoted Anthony Dukes of the USC Marshall School about Nordstrom's new retail concept.

The Street quoted Stephen Moyer of the USC Marshall School on whether Bain Capital Private Equity will be affected by poor portfolio performance.

The New York Times noted the USC School of Cinematic Arts will not accept producer Harvey Weinstein's pledge of $5 million. The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, New Yorker, L.A. Biz, Buzzfeed News and Daily Mail (UK) noted the pledge

The Wall Street Journal cited research by Ernest Wilson of the USC Annenberg School on third space thinking and the characteristics employers sought in potential new hires.

The Chronicle of Higher Education ranked USC as the No. 11 college with the highest student mobility rates.

The Huffington Post published an op-ed by Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School about his project to explain tax policy and reform in an approachable way through a project called the "People's Tax Page."

Kansas City Star mentioned the USC Price School's Schwarzenegger Institute and its work to champion redistricting reform.