USC in the News

USC In the News 11/11 to 11/13/2017

Los Angeles Times highlighted results from the latest USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll that measured President Donald Trump's unpopularity among Californians, disagreement with the president's handling of NFL player protests, voter sentiment towards California Governor Jerry Brown and support for a "sanctuary state" law. San Francisco Chronicle quoted Jill Darling, survey director at the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research about strong support for immigration reform among California's voters. NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV also highlighted the poll's results.

Los Angeles Times and The Hill published op-eds by Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the impact of the GOP's tax reform proposal. In The Times, Kleinbard argues the proposal will benefit the rich instead of small businesses. In The Hill, Kleinbard addresses calls for tax cuts for the middle class. "If what we want is middle-class tax cuts, the future be damned, that’s not difficult to do. Give the middle class tax cuts already, and be done with it. That way, economic growth can trickle up, in the form of increased demand," he wrote.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured a study by Lilyana Amezcua of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to educate the Hispanic populations about the symptoms and impact of multiple sclerosis. According to Amezcua, Latinos are more likely to suffer from complications from the disease and less likely to seek out medical care. She helped develop a short film called "Dentro de Mi," or "Inside of Me," to engage the Latino community in conversations about the disease.

CNBC highlighted research by Joshua Aizenman of the USC Dornsife College and colleagues on why promoting and developing trade schools over four-year colleges may be the best method to reduce income inequality. "Pushing more students to B.A. granting colleges may no longer be the most efficient way to deal with the challenges caused by the decline in manufacturing employment," Aizenman said.

IFL Science and New York Observer 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.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on President Donald Trump's treatment of the Philippines' president, Rodrigo Duterte.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Jon Pynoos of the USC Leonard Davis School's Fall Prevention Center about how to prevent older adults from falling in their homes.

Los Angeles Times quoted Greg Autry of the USC Marshall School about Americans' distrust of government and anti-regulatory sentiment.

NPR interviewed Laura Castaneda of the USC Annenberg School about the first Afro-Latina to anchor a national news broadcast.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about how the United States has not accepted any North Korean refugees in 2017.

Chicago Tribune quoted Scott Fruin of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the challenges of using low-cost devices to measure pollution in neighborhoods.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Ben Carrington of the USC Annenberg School about the wave of protests and political statements by professional athletes.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Richard Green, director of the USC Lusk Center, on how the GOP tax reform bills might influence homeownership trends in California.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the chances incumbent Republicans in California have for reelection.

The Huffington Post quoted Ken LaZebnik of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the rewrite process for screenwriters.

International Business Times quoted Todd Richmond of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies about the future of holographic phone calls.

The Daily Democrat quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on how California Senator Kevin de Leon handles allegations of sexual harassment in the state capitol.

The Bend Bulletin quoted Caroline Cicero of the USC Leonard Davis School about the lack of older adults on some city planning commissions.

The Street quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about President Trump's likely policy stance on antitrust laws.

Los Angeles Times, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Voice of America mentioned USC is home to the second largest population of international students among American universities.

Los Angeles Times mentioned a study by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues on the lack of gender parity among film directors.

CNBC reported on research by Gale Lucas of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies and colleagues to develop Ellie, a virtual PTSD screening and diagnostic tool.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Ira Kalb on expectations for marketing campaigns.

Quartz cited research by Noam Wasserman of the USC Marshall School about startup founder longevity.

Fast Company, in a story about what demographics are able to attract the most venture capital funding, mentioned USC.

The Globe and Mail (Canada) cited comments by Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on how President Trump has jeopardized America's relationship with China in order to get cooperation in dealing with North Korea.

New Scientist reported on research by Dong Song of the USC Viterbi School's Center for Neural Engineering on a brain implant he and colleagues developed to boost human memory function.

Foreign Policy cited research by the USC Annenberg School's Center of Public Diplomacy that developed the "Soft Power 30" index and showed France edged out the United States for the greatest level of soft power.

Jewish Journal cited comments by Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about societal feelings of anti-semitism.

Fox & Hounds Daily mentioned Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School ran as an independent candidate for Secretary of State of California.

Pasadena Now noted USC graduates are among the highest salary earners 10 years after graduation compared to other California college alumni.

Columbus Dispatch mentioned Kevin Knight of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute and his contribution to a television series to find the "Zodiac Killer."

The Gainesville Sun published commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about recent allegations of sexual misconduct by celebrities.