USC in the News

USC In the News 12/20/2017

Agencia EFE (Spain) featured John Ringman and Helena Chui of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and his research into a gene mutation that causes Alzheimer’s disease as early as age 40. Ringman noticed a pattern in his patients displaying symptoms - many were from a specific area of Mexico. "My patients with the Jalisco gene are young people of reproductive age, with children in secondary school, who work, but when Alzheimer's appears, the whole family goes into emotional and economic crisis," said Chui.

TVB’s “Academia Without Borders” (Hong Kong) produced an in-depth segment on USC as a sought-after destination for international students. The segment highlighted USC’s park-like campus, and the university’s welcoming environment for international students. The news story included interviews with Stacy Scholder of the USC Annenberg School; Tony Tambascia, director of USC International Services; and Rakin Hall, associate director of multicultural recruitment for USC Admission. The segment also mentioned the USC School of Cinematic Arts.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Najmedin Meshkati of the USC Viterbi School on how installing and testing a positive train control system might have prevented the fatal Amtrak crash near Seattle.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Helena Yli-Renko of the USC Marshall School's Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies on how recreational marijuana companies can be successful on large and small scales.

The Washington Post quoted Thomas Ward of the USC Dornsife College about the roots of the MS-13 gang.

Los Angeles Times quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about the financial viability of TicToc, a live-streaming Twitter channel by Bloomberg Media.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" interviewed Kathleen Reardon, professor emeritus of the USC Marshall School, about sexual harassment in the workplace.

NBC News quoted Hao Li of the USC Viterbi School on how virtual and augmented reality games help spread the adoption of the new technology.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Greg Keating of the USC Gould School about whether a school district can be held liable for wrongful death if it failed to curtail bullying.

Pasadena Star-News quoted Wendy Smith of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on why former foster youth struggle when they get to college. The story also noted the USC Trojan Guardian Scholars program as a resource for college-bound foster youth.

Mashable quoted Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School on why readership of alt-weeklies has declined.

The Wrap quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College on why Disney's animated film "Coco" appeals to Chinese audiences.

The Wrap quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media and Society about the legacy of ESPN president and co-chairman John Skipper.

Voice of America interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC Anneberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the Trump administration’s national security strategy toward China.

The Scientist quoted David McKemy of the USC Dornsife College about a study that found hibernating mammals sense cold differently than non-hibernating mammals.

Daily Mail (UK) quoted Vaia Leda Chatzi of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why it may be best for pregnant mothers and young children to avoid sodas and sugary foods and drinks.

Forward quoted Tracy Fullerton of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the idea of "permission to play" for video games.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, in a story on how the proposed tax reform bill will impact the compensation of highly paid nonprofit employees, mentioned USC President C. L. Max Nikias.

Forbes mentioned Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about current FCC regulations of large tech companies.

Vox reported on sexual harassment allegations about Erick Guerrero of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School and included comments by Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School.

Poynter mentioned a collaboration between the USC Annenberg School and Fusion Media Group's Center for Innovation and Engagement on how to best engage specific communities.

Nature noted the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School and USC Viterbi School's Center for Artificial Intelligence in Society as an example of developing artificial intelligence for social good.

KCRW-FM mentioned the USC Fisher Museum's catalogue for its James hd Brown: Life and Work in Mexico exhibition, which is part of the Getty Center's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA program.