USC in the News

USC In the News 4/3/2018

The Hill published an op-ed by Franita Tolson of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's litmus test for federal judge appointees and how this constrains the role of judges. "Fundamental fairness does not require ... the “weaponization” of our judiciary to attack the structures that have helped to secure the well-being of Americans for generations," she wrote. Tolson argues attacks on the administrative state ignore how government services benefit Americans.

U.S. News & World Report (in a HealthDay story) featured a study by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School that found the average number of cardiovascular risk factors decreased among both men and women over the past 20 years. "We used to think men had a higher cardiovascular risk than women, but now we see everybody has gotten better. Cardiovascular risk has improved and that's a big plus," Crimmins said. Since treatment has become more effective, Crimmins recommends lifestyle changes for older adults to reduce risk even more.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV highlighted an event led by Kenji Inaba of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to train nearly 70 Keck School students on how to stop bleeding resulting from traumatic injuries. The Stop the Bleed event provided hands-on instruction and encourages bystanders to become trained to help in an emergency before professional help arrives. EFE also covered the event.

Forbes highlighted research by Ted Berger and Dong Song of the USC Viterbi School and colleagues on the successful implantation of a brain implant to boost memory. The device, which can improve a person's short-term memory, may help manage Alzheimer's and other dementia diseases. The researchers evaluated the brain's own memory patterns so the device can facilitate encoding and recalling memories.

The Korea Times highlighted USC's 2018 admitted class and noted the university had the highest increase in applications received in 20 years. The acceptance rate also dropped 3 percentage points to 13 percent. The admitted class includes 457 students with Korean heritage and accounted for 5.5% of all successful applicants.

The New York Times quoted Susan Seager of the USC Gould School about the hypocrisy in President Donald Trump's statements on libel.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Adam Leventhal of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the possible addictive properties of Juul e-cigarettes.

U.S. News & World Report quoted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about California's ongoing housing crisis.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Mariana Stern of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why the carcinogenic risks from drinking coffee are minimal.

National Geographic quoted Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the size of sauropods. The Week (UK) cited Habib's comments.

STAT quoted Kurt Hong of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how healthy food can help reduce health care costs.

WebMD quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the benefits of a weighted blanket on sleep.

Courthouse News Service quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School on how quotas for immigration judges will impact the court backlog and rights of defendants.

World Journal interviewed William Tseng of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the early detection of sarcoma-related cancers.

Capital Public Radio quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about California's history of eccentric gubernatorial candidates.

The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter mentioned the USC School of Cinematic Arts turned down a $5 million gift from producer Harvey Weinstein and director Bryan Singer's name has been removed from its Division of Cinema and Media Studies.

The Chronicle of Higher Education, in a story about accelerated degrees, mentioned USC.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV and Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV mentioned a USC student was injured by a hit-and-run driver.

KPCC-FM published a story produced by students from Diane Winston of the USC Annenberg School's Knight Program on Media and Religion class.

Los Angeles Business Journal mentioned Keck School of Medicine of USC will be a tenant in a new development in Alhambra.

The San Diego Union-Tribune mentioned a legal dispute between USC and UCSD over an Alzheimer's research program.

The Philadelphia Inquirer cited research by Dana Goldman and Hanke Heun-Johnson of the USC Schaeffer Center and Michael Menchine and Seth Seabury of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the percentage of prison inmates who are diagnosed with a serious mental illness.

TechCrunch mentioned research by Jing Liang of the USC School of Pharmacy about herbal supplements that may reduce the symptoms of an alcohol-related hangover.

VentureBeat cited research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on the proportion of Twitter accounts that are controlled by bots.

Herald-Tribune cited comments by Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School on LinkedIn's attempts to limit the use of publicly-made information.