USC in the News

USC In the News 1/9/2018

Los Angeles Times published a profile on Clifford Johnson of the USC Dornsife College about his new graphic novel that encourages conversations about science. The graphic novel, "The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe," was written and illustrated by Johnson. “Science is for everybody - you don’t have to have a billion-dollar experiment discovering some new particle to see the joy of science," he said.

U.S. News & World Report featured USC's ranking among the best online graduate programs. USC ranked No. 1 for its online graduate computer information technology program, No. 2 for best online graduate engineering program, No. 8 for best online MBA problem and No. 13 for best online graduate business program (excluding MBA). U.S. News & World Report analyzed nearly 1,500 programs for the rankings. This is the sixth consecutive year USC's online graduate computer information technology program earned the top spot. USA Today, The Business Journals and The Advocate mentioned USC's rankings.

Mic. highlighted research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative and colleagues on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry, especially as directors of the world's top-grossing films. "When Hollywood thinks about its female directors, they’re really thinking about a Caucasian woman. The opportunities given to women of color are virtually nonexistent for these top jobs over the last 11 years, and that’s really a big problem," Smith said. CBC Radio Canada also cited the study's results.

The New York Times (in a Reuters story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about Oprah Winfrey's credibility across party lines.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Paul Aisen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Alzheimer's Therapeutic Research Institute about the path of Alzheimer's disease research.

The Washington Post quoted Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute about media fascination with the possibility of Oprah Winfrey running for president in 2020.

Los Angeles Times quoted Robert Ellwood, professor emeritus of USC Dornsife College, about religious traditions in the Ojai area.

Los Angeles Times quoted Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center about Oprah Winfrey's name recognition across the country if she decides to run for president.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Daniel Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the challenges Oprah Winfrey would face if she decided to run for president.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School about who qualifies for "Temporary Protected Status" from the U.S. government.

The Hill quoted Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about the hiring practices for law clerks by Supreme Court justices.

STAT quoted Duke Han of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the symptoms of cognitive decline.

Newsweek quoted David Agus of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the mortality of those diagnosed with prostate cancer.

Slate cited comments by Jeffrey Sugar of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the alleged exploitation of guests on the Dr. Phil show.

MediaShift noted Amara Aguilar of the USC Annenberg School is among the EducationShift20, which includes journalism faculty and educators who have made a "significant mark on the discipline."