USC in the News

USC In the News 11/28/2017

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured the story of USC Kaufman School student Paulo Hernandez-Farella, who chose to attend USC over Julliard. KCBS-TV interviewed Jodi Gates of the USC Kaufman School about Hernandez-Farella's talent and academic drive. The segment also highlighted the unique facilities at the USC Kaufman School and the rigorous academic requirements for all USC students.

La Opinion featured the story of USC student AnnaLaura Ramirez-Arredondo, who will graduate in December with an undergraduate degree in chemical petroleum engineering. Ramirez-Arredondo, who is 30, overcame many personal struggles to achieve her degree. According to the profile, she chose chemical petroleum engineering because Latinos represent less than one percent of those in the field.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" highlighted Steve Ross and his new book, "Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America." Ross' book chronicles the efforts of Leon Lewis and his colleagues to thwart Nazi sympathizers in Los Angeles. Although Ross worked on the book for six years, he calls its release timing, "serendipitous." "We all need to be vigilant. When we hear hate speech, say something. When you know there's a demonstration, go there and let neo-Nazis, skinheads, Ku Klux Klan, John Birches, let them know 'not in our city and not in our nation.' There's no place for this," Ross said.

CommonWealth Magazine (Taiwan) featured the opening of USC Village and USC's commitment to international student recruitment. "An efficient way to enhance local students' cross-cultural experience and communication is to increase the percentage of international students," said Katharine Harrington, USC vice president of admissions and planning. The story noted the USC Marshall School's Global Leadership Program and the real-world experience it provides. USC Marshall School Dean James Ellis was also interviewed. In a second story, CommonWealth Magazine mentioned USC President C. L. Max Nikias and and his comments during new student convocation. A third article told the story of a Taiwanese student at the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School about a proposal to eliminate the estate tax.

NPR interviewed Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the USC Price School about her book, "The Sum of Small Things" and the societal decline of conspicuous consumption and rise of the aspirational class.

KPCC-FM interviewed Genevieve Giuliano of the USC Price School on how online holiday shopping contributes to ground transportation congestion.

The Wrap quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about the impact the Koch brothers may potentially have on the bias of Time magazine if a proposed purchase is finalized.

The Wrap quoted Christopher Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Economic & Entrepreneurship program on how repeal of the federal government's net neutrality regulations will positively impact internet service providers.

ABC News Chicago affiliate WLS-TV interviewed Daniel Birman of the USC Annenberg School about renewed interest in the case of Cyntoia Brown.

The Register (UK) quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about his book that argues the largest technology companies are stymying innovation.

KCET-TV published a story produced by the USC Price School's Center for Social Innovation on the lack of banking options in some Los Angeles County communities how this reinforces income inequality.

The Huffington Post mentioned the USC Thornton School is among the few conservatories to teach film scoring.

Time noted USC alumnus Will Ferrell's commencement speech at USC's 2016 graduation ceremony.

Salon published commentary by Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School on why Justic Clarence Thomas should resign from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Daily Mail (UK) cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the health benefits of intermittent fasting.

The Orange County Register noted USC's scholarships for Syrian refugees.

The Tennessean reported on a partnership between the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute and Vanderbilt University Medical Center on a clinical trial to learn about the link between nicotine patch usage and preventing memory loss.

Long Beach Post noted the USC Gould School's Immigration Clinic received grant funds to provide assistance to immigrants facing detention and deportation.

Outlook Newspapers profiled Alexander Weber of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and his volunteer work as the team doctor for the La Canada High School football team.