USC in the News

USC In the News 11/10/2017

Los Angeles Times highlighted results from the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll that found Senator Dianne Feinstein has overwhelming support for her 2018 reelection bid and that Californians are more divided for the upcoming governor's race. According to Robert Shrum, director of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute, it is highly likely that two Democrats will be on the ballot for both races after California's top-two primary. The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter, RealClearPolitics and The San Jose Mercury-News mentioned the poll's results.

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by James Moore of the USC Viterbi School and a colleague on how the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority can address declining ridership on the county's public transit lines. "If we expand and improve [bus service], and reduce fares, transit ridership will increase again, quickly, better serving the low-income riders Metro has been mostly ignoring," he wrote.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM highlighted work by Paul Aisen of the Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute to continue to investigate the early detection, treatment and prevention of amyloid plaque build-up in the brain. Aisen believes these proteins predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease years before symptoms appear. "We strongly believe the effect will be greater in prevention trials that are underway, probably about 15 years earlier in the course of Alzheimer’s than the studies that were completed," Aisen said.

Forbes featured a new USC course – "The Entrepreneur's Guide to Intellectual Property" – that addresses ensuring graduates have a clear understanding of intellectual property before heading into the workforce. The course is a result of a collaboration between USC President C. L. Max Nikias and inventor Gary Michelson with the USC Marshall School's Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies. Michelson, who lent his name and support to the recently opened USC Michelson for Convergent Bioscience, learned that innovation needs to be protected to encourage further development. "This kind of training is critical for our nation's future competitiveness in the world, and we hope our initiative will encourage a broad range of other colleges and universities to follow suit," said Nikias.

New York Daily News featured research by Victoria Cortessis of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) may reduce women's risk of developing cervical cancer. Researchers found that incidence of cervical cancer among women who used an IUD was a third lower compared to those that did not use an IUD. Bustle, CTV Television (Canada) and The Huffington Post (UK) also covered the study.

The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the national attention Californian elections will capture next year. 

Los Angeles Times quoted Takeshi Saito of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about how contagious hepatitis A can be.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center about the dominance of "white power" in the American education system during his presidential address at the Association for the Study of Higher Education. CNBC quoted Harper about the college savings gap among families for male and female children.

KPCC-FM interviewed Michael Simkovic and Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School about the possible impacts on Californians if the Senate GOP-backed tax reform bill becomes law.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" noted the participation of William Deverell and M G Lord of the USC Dornsife College in a USC-hosted conference called "Under L.A.: Subterranean Stories."

CCTV interviewed Brian Peck, director of the USC Gould School's Transnational Law and Business Center, about the role of China and the United States in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation.

KFI-AM quoted Michael Levine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the health impacts of mushrooms compared to medicinal and recreational marijuana.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted Joe Saltzman of the USC Annenberg School on the evolving perceptions of reporters in popular culture.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV quoted Clifford Neuman of the USC Viterbi School about the privacy and security implications of Facebook's plans to digitally track nude photos to prevent "revenge porn" on its platform.

Inverse quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about the assertion that social media platforms impact users psychologically.

Ozy quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about the impact large technology companies are having on democracy.

Saturday Evening Post quoted Jon Burlingame of the USC Thornton School about the growing number of popular musicians that contribute to or compose film scores.

Jewish Journal quoted Stephen Smith, director of USC Shoah Foundation, about the film, "Destination Unknown," which is about survivors' Holocaust experiences. The story also mentioned the work done by USC Shoah Foundation. Variety published a review of the film.

The Root quoted Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro of the USC Dornsife College about the academic definition of identity politics.

The Kitchn quoted Anna Wu-Williams of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on whether soy milk has a significant impact on testosterone levels.

Los Angeles Times mentioned Janet Fitch is an adjunct professor at the USC Dornsife College in a review of her recent book.

The Sacramento Bee mentioned USC in a story about the colleges with the top salaries for graduates 10 years after graduation.

Business Insider noted USC was among the most attended universities by chief executive officers.

The Huffington Post cited research by Ernest Wilson of the USC Annenberg School that highlighted common traits of veterans that are often characteristics employers are seeking, including adaptability, competence, team players, curiosity and leadership.

Eater LA mentioned USC Village will be the home of a new Barilla restaurant.