USC in the News

USC In the News 11/30/2017

City News Service featured research by John Carpten of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Institute for Translational Genomics that found African-American patients with multiple myeloma had lower survival rates. The researchers linked this occurrence to socioeconomic conditions and limited access to quality medical care and not just cancer biology. "There are clearly molecular differences between African American and Caucasian multiple myeloma cases, and it will be critical to pursue these observations to better improve clinical management of the disease for all patients,'' said Carpten.

CBS' "ZDNet" featured research by Wei-Min Shen of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute's Polymorphic Robotics Lab that developed robot "fish" to detect leaks and breaks in underground pipes throughout Los Angeles. "Instead of excavating and replacing every pipe, which is a huge expense, PipeFish can narrow in on specific problems to enable repair before serious damage occurs," Shen said.

Press Trust of India featured research by Constantinos Sioutas of the USC Viterbi School and colleagues that found the level of air pollution in the tunnels for the Los Angeles Red Line train were 10 times higher than the threshold set by the World Health Organization and Environmental Protection Agency. After collecting samples on trains, platforms and inside a zero-emissions car, cancer and non-cancerous health risks were calculated based on a lifetime of exposure commuting one hour a day, five days a week, for 50 weeks a year, and assuming 30 years of employment.

The New York Times quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how the GOP's tax reform bill will primarily benefit the donor class. The New York Times featured Kleinbard's quote as the "Quotation of the Day" and in its "Morning Briefing" newsletter. Yahoo! Finance quoted Kleinbard about the benefits of "trickle up" tax policies compared to those proposed in Congress.

ABC News Los Angeles KABC-TV interviewed Clifford Neuman of the USC Viterbi School about possible privacy and security risks associated with toys and household devices with microphones and internet connections.

U.S. News & World Report (in a Reuters story) quoted Mary Murphy of the USC Annenberg School about the impact Matt Lauer's firing will have on viewers' trust. The Wrap also quoted Murphy about Lauer's dismissal from "Today."

Pacific Standard quoted Suzanne Wenzel of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on how stable housing for homeless individuals can stop the spread of diseases, like hepatitis A.

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Colleen Keough of the USC Annenberg School about corporate investment in sexual harassment training.

KCRW-FM interviewed Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College about his recent book chronicling the efforts to stop the rise of Nazis in Hollywood during World War II.

WhoWhatWhy quoted Dora Kingsley Vertenten of the USC Price School about the lack of regulation and enforcement of laws for technology companies and social media platforms. The story also quoted Robert Hernandez and Mike Ananny of the USC Annenberg School on how these companies are buying out competition that may lead to innovation and that lack of public accountability for these companies' business practices.

The Outline quoted David Craig of the USC Annenberg School about the proliferation of television shows providing political commentary.

"Ologies" and "I Know Dino" podcasts interviewed Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about his research.

Le Berry Republicain (France) quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about how CNN's influence has outpaced its improvement in quality journalism.

The Wall Street Journal noted Daniela Bleichmar of the USC Dornsife College was co-curator for an exhibition at the Huntington Library that examines perceptions of nature by indigenous people and European colonists.

Los Angeles Times, in a story about graduate students rallying against the proposed tax reform bill in Congress, cited comments by USC Provost Michael Quick about how USC will explore legal options to protect its graduate students. ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV quoted Stanley Huey of the USC Dornsife College about the importance of graduate studies. In a second story on the rallies, Los Angeles Times mentioned USC. NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted David Schwartz of the USC Dornsife College and The Orange County Register (second story here) mentioned USC.

The Huffington Post published a Quora answer by the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how to stay healthy when traveling over the holidays. The article quoted Casey O'Connell of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Los Angeles Magazine and Eater LA mentioned Trejo's Tacos opened at USC Village.

Inc. 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.

Houston Chronicle and The Huffington Post (Canada) cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of minorities and women in the entertainment industry.

Freakonomics podcast cited research by Behrokh Khoshnevis of the USC Viterbi School that developed "contour crafting," which has the capability to 3D print a house in 24 hours.

Forbes cited research by Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College on how the part of the brain that controls emotions can affect decision-making.

Capitol Public Radio published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on how President Donald Trump's immigration policies may negatively impact the San Joaquin Valley's doctor shortage. noted the USC School of Cinematic Arts did not accept a $5 million donation from former producer Harvey Weinstein.

The Advocate published commentary by Jeremy Goldbach of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about California's efforts to recognize a third gender option on legal documents and how this contributes to the national trend towards inclusion.

TruthDig published commentary by Mark Lloyd of the USC Annenberg School about the importance of communication policy in restoring respectful and balanced discourse.