USC in the News

USC In the News 11/16/2017

Inside Higher Ed published commentary by Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School’s Center for Race and Equity on how higher education needs to make greater efforts to listen to the views and concerns of underrepresented groups in higher education. Harper calls on administrators to listen to the experiences of women, people of color, immigrants, undocumented students, LGBT people and people with disabilities so that the entire campus community can learn from each other.

National Geographic highlighted research by Mike Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the anatomy of the pterosaur and how the dinosaur likely took flight. Habib applied aeronautical equations to determine how the biomechanics of the creature worked. In addition to how pterosaurs' anatomy evolved to allow flight, Habib also addressed the bone structure and shape of their skulls.

Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV and Hoy Los Angeles featured the USC Concurrent Enrollment Dental Assistant Certificate program offered through USC Civic Engagement to local high school students to strengthen college and career readiness and provide a source of income. “This program positions you in a good job and leads you to the different careers that probably many do not know,” said Pablo Escobar of USC Civic Engagement.

Los Angeles Daily News featured a high school student in the USC School of Pharmacy’s Science Technology and Research/Engineering for Health Academy program (STAR/EHA) and how her internship and participation in research projects have inspired her to pursue a degree in science after graduating. “She shows an excellent promise to become an excellent scientist,” said Martine Culty of the USC School of Pharmacy. The program gives students the opportunity to conduct experiments under the guidance of USC professors and postdoctoral researchers.

The San Jose Mercury News featured a new report by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and colleagues on racial disparities across California. The story highlights the impact these disparities have on African-Americans and Latinos. "This is something that matters greatly and really helps us understand that the accumulated burdens of disparity in the past persist today," said Pastor.

The Washington Post quoted Paul Ginsburg of the USC Schaeffer Center on how adding an Obamacare provision to the GOP's tax reform bill ensures no Democratic support for the law.

CBS News interviewed Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on what sort of apology China might expect from the three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting. SBNation cited comments by Rosen.

American Public Media's Marketplace.org interviewed Jonathan Handel of the USC Gould School about a potential Federal Communications Commission ruling on media ownership rules.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV quoted Michael Simkovic of the USC Gould School about the GOP’s tax reform proposal and how it may affect California taxpayers

Time quoted Peter Mancall of the USC Dornsife College about the lack of documentation or evidence of the supposed first Thanksgiving meal.

KPCC-FM quoted Alexander Capron of the USC Gould School about the ethics associated with giving patients more medication and thoroughly explaining what each treatment will do to the patient's body.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM and KFI-AM interviewed Thomas Lyon of the USC Gould School about a new project to test child interviewing techniques both in the courtroom and out in the field to improve legal outcomes for all parties involved.

The San Jose Mercury News quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about whether natural tech monopolies should be regulated.

Pasadena Star-News quoted Jonathan Handel of the USC Gould School about why current drivers may be apprehensive about adopting driverless vehicle technology.

South Florida Business Journal quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute on how Major League Baseball teams make money.

The Wall Street Journal and Reuters mentioned an event hosted by the USC Gould School’s Center for Translational Law and Business.

The Chronicle of Higher Education cited an editorial by Ellen Wayland-Smith of the USC Dornsife College about the importance of university composition courses to help students identify reputable information.

Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV reported on an individual who was assisted by the USC Gould School’s Post-Conviction Justice Project.

The Atlantic published commentary by Nathan Perl-Rosenthal of the USC Dornsife College about children’s  books during times of political uncertainty.

Wired, in a story about entrepreneur Bryan Johnson, mentioned work by Charles Liu of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Ted Berger of the USC Viterbi School's Center for Neural Engineering.

The Huffington Post mentioned USC as an influential research institute in the artificial intelligence and health care industries.

The Sacramento Bee published commentary by Glenn Melnick of the USC Schaeffer Center on how rising health care costs are shrinking already stagnant worker wages.

The Fresno Bee mentioned results from a recent USC Dornsife College/Los Angeles Times Poll on voter sentiment toward the California gas tax and vehicle fees. The story also noted comments by Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute.

Inquisitr mentioned 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.

TechTimes cited research by Alicia McDonough of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the health benefits of a potassium-rich diet.

Fox & Hounds Daily published an editorial by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on how politicians must address health care among highly partisan constituents.

Psychology Today published commentary by Mellissa Withers of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how to support survivors of intimate partner violence.