USC in the News

USC In the News 12/1/2017

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV featured a certification program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC for ophthalmic technicians. The 21-month program, one of only 14 of its kind in the country and the only one in California, not only provides the necessary training for certification, but also requires practice in a clinical setting. Cristian Martínez, a recent graduate, said the program allowed him to study, have a job and get certified.

Voice of America highlighted a partnership between the USC Viterbi School, USC Marshall School, and the city of Los Angeles to test an Internet of Things (IoT) system as part of a consortium called "I3." "The more powerful the technology, the more powerful the unintended consequences," said Yannis Yortsos, dean of the USC Viterbi School. The project will begin at USC and expand throughout the city, after implementation and legal issues have been thoroughly analyzed. "The exchange of data - if you think about it, it almost becomes like a form of currency, and it’s part of a transaction," said Jerry Power of the USC Marshall School's Institute for Communication Technology Management.

Yahoo! Finance highlighted research by Dowell Myers of the USC Price School and colleagues about the trends in millennial homeownership. Myers found that homeownership is at a record low for those between the ages of 25 and 34, the time when past generations would purchase their first home. Myers suggests instead of comparing homeownership rates by age group, it should be done by cohort, which accounts for the specific economic circumstances each group faced.

Fortune published commentary by Sarah Banet-Weiser of the USC Annenberg School about male privilege in light of accusations of sexual misconduct by reporter Matt Lauer. She argues that society should be addressing sexual misconduct and violence as the norm, not highlighting each set of accusations as unique. "Yet, now that there are viable mechanisms for women to come forward with their stories of sexual violence—and more importantly, that there have been actual, material consequences for the men who have abused them—we need to shift the conversation," she wrote.

The Washington Post quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about a proposed rate cut for companies in the GOP-sponsored tax reform bill.

The Washington Post quoted Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a new study that argues young pterosaurs were flightless. Scientific American, National Geographic and Axios also quoted Habib about the study.

CNN Interviewed Omar Noureldin of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's retweets of anti-Muslim propaganda.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Mike Ananny of the USC Annenberg School about the implementation of "trust indicators" to mark news stories as factual.

The Guardian (UK) quoted William Deverell of the USC Dornsife College on how Meghan Markle will represent California values on the world stage when she joins the British royal family.

Los Angeles Times cited comments by Keith Plocek of the USC Annenberg School about the new owners of LA Weekly. The Huffington Post and IndieWire also cited Plocek's LA Weekly post that was published after much of the alternative newspaper's staff was laid off.

Los Angeles Times cited results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on the upcoming gubernatorial race in California.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, in a story about graduate students rallying against the proposed tax reform bill in Congress, mentioned USC.

The Huffington Post published commentary by Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School about President Donald Trump's use of Twitter.

Columbia Journalism Review reported on a series of articles published in The Fresno Bee through a partnership with the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism.

The Orange County Register published a story produced by USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism about a survivor of the San Bernardino terror attack.

Fox News cited comments by Jessica Yellin of the USC Annenberg School about CNN's Jeff Zucker and his comments following the dismissal of Matt Lauer from NBC.

The Times Picayune cited a 2008 study from the USC Price School on the efficacy of Los Angeles' camera network on preventing crime.