USC in the News

USC In the News 11/17/2017

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) featured a new initiative by the USC Annenberg School to broaden the mission of its Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative to include the music world. The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative - the new name for the project - is a partnership between USC, The Walt Disney Company, NBC, Universal Music Group, Sony Pictures Entertainment, HBO and others. The Hollywood Reporter interviewed Stacy Smith, the founder and director of the initiative. "We don’t want to set up as a center or an institute, because that sounds like we’re permanent. The goal is to eradicate this problem and move on to something else," Smith said. Variety and Billboard also featured the announcement.

Hoy Los Angeles featured Ghecemy Lopez,  a cancer information and resource navigator at the USC Norris Cancer Center's Patient Navigation and Support program. After surviving her own bout with breast cancer, Ghecemy has dedicated her life's work to helping other women like her. The story quoted Diana Ramos of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the incidence of breast cancer among Latinas and why it often goes untreated.

The Hill published an op-ed by Jae Jung and Suan-Sin Foo of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about their research to find a vaccine for the Zika virus and the struggles of testing their developments on pregnant women. "The addition of expectant mothers as subjects in vaccine and drug-development trials holds out an intriguing and desirable possibility: a tailored therapy for different trimesters of pregnancy that caters specifically to the health and well-being of both mother and child," they wrote.

The Orange County Register covered the USC Price School's Safe Communities Institute's conference on how to combat homegrown violent extremism. The event included speeches and discussions by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, a former jihadist and former white supremacist among others. "We cannot arrest our way out of this problem," said Erroll Southers, director of the USC Safe Communities Initiative.

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV featured the story of USC student Jorge Campos Franco, who is majoring in human biology and volunteers at Children’s Los Angeles. Campos Franco was inspired to study medicine after his sister survived cancer. Telemundo affiliates featured the story of another USC student Cesar Jimenez, who is using vocational rehabilitation through the Department of Veterans Administration to attend USC. Jimenez considers the chance to attend USC a second opportunity after spending his life in service.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV quoted Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School about the impact of the House's tax reform bill on different socioeconomic groups.

Los Angeles Daily News (in a CALmatters story) quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the California housing crisis and what a healthy vacancy rate would be for rental units.

Forbes quoted Jacques Van Dam of the Keck School of Medicine of USC in a Quora answer about the benefits of fiber in preventing colon cancer.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about how the House-approved tax reform bill will impact bond financing for capital projects, mentioned USC.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about a new Pac-12 task force to prevent corruption, mentioned Alan Green of the USC Rossier School.

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on a student-led task force in the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School to better address alleged harassment and reporting incidents to the campus community. The story quoted Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School and a graduate student.

Politico mentioned the USC Price School's Schwarzenegger Institute.

NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV noted NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt spoke at the USC Annenberg School about the future of journalism.

The Huffington Post cited research by John Romley of the USC Schaeffer Center about the uncompensated medical care families provide to children with special health needs.

NPR Miami affiliate WLRN-FM published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism about a clinic that helps low-income patients access expensive pharmaceuticals.

Vice's "Broadly" mentioned a federally-funded USC program run by Luanne Rohrbach of Keck Medicine of USC that does scientific research on preventing teen pregnancy and how the elimination of federal funding will affect those efforts.

Pasadena Star-News, in a story about the rivalry between USC and UCLA, mentioned the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena and that the USC School of Architecture manages the Gamble House.

Daily Mail (UK) mentioned work by Kevin Knight of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute to develop artificial-intelligence software to break the cipher used by the "Zodiac Killer."

HowStuffWorks quoted Brad Berens of the USC Annenberg School's Center for the Digital Future about the future of smartphones.

Glamour mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative and colleagues that found teenage females were often portrayed in a hyper-sexualized fashion in the entertainment industry.

Arizona Daily Star, in a story about international student enrollment at American universities, mentioned USC.

FoodDive cited comments by Roger Clemens of the USC School of Pharmacy about the challenge of removing chemicals from food products.

CALmatters cited results from a recent USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on how California voters feel about the new gas tax and transportation fees.