USC in the News

USC In the News 4/7 to 4/9/2018

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV highlighted research by Charles McKenna of the USC Dornsife College and USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience that may serve as a possible treatment for hearing loss. The researchers developed a molecule intended to stay put in the inner ear to repair damaged cells. "Our new approach addresses that problem. This is a first for hearing loss and the ear. It’s also important because it may be adaptable for other drugs that need to be applied within the inner ear," McKenna said. Inquisitr, Tech Times and IANS highlighted the research as well.

KPCC-FM featured research by Neeraj Sood and colleagues from the USC Schaeffer Center on how many families are opting for high deductible health plans, but this produces financial insecurity. "The most vulnerable populations are the ones who are going to face the highest risk," Sood said. He says this is due to high deductible health plans often being the most affordable options to fit into a family's monthly budget.

Variety reported on the commencement speaker for the first graduating class from the USC Iovine and Young Academy, will.i.am. "will.i.am personifies the spirit of cross-disciplinary innovation and creativity, which is the essence of the academy," said USC Iovine and Young Academy dean Erica Muhl. The story noted the academy was founded by Jimmy Iovine and Andre "Dr. Dre" Young with a $70 million gift to USC.

The Day highlighted a report produced by Estela Mara Bensimon and Debbie Hanson of the USC Rossier School's Center for Urban Education on the systemic inequalities for minority students at the United States Coast Guard Academy. Adapting the "Equity Scorecard" to the academy's unique needs, the researchers found black cadets are more likely to face inequality and more likely to be assigned a "Class I offense" compared to other students.

Inside Higher Ed quoted Don Hossler of the USC Rossier School's Center for Enrollment Research, Policy and Practice on how high school counselors may be encouraging students to apply to many colleges and how low acceptance rates may discourage some students from applying to some universities.

Financial Times quoted Najmedin Meshkati of the USC Viterbi School about the difficulties in recruiting safety drivers for self-driving vehicles and other possible dangerous technology.

Boston Herald quoted Bob Girandola of the USC Dornsife College about the possible biological advantages for transgender women who run in the Boston Marathon.

Asheville Citizen-Times quoted Robert Hernandez of the USC Annenberg School on how a gaffe in a local political race can quickly garner national attention.

The Stamford Advocate quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media and Society on how World Wresting Entertainment (WWE) has traditionally capitalized on the hyper-sexualization of women.

The New York Times' "California Today" newsletter and AOL News cited comments by John Vidale, director of the USC Southern California Earthquake Center, about a recent earthquake with its epicenter at the Channel Islands.

The Chronicle of Higher Education published commentary by Esther Kim of the USC Rossier School on her recommendations for creating a more engaging online classroom environment.

The Chronicle of Higher Education cited research by a former executive in residence at the USC Annenberg School on the case for open journalism.

The Huffington Post, in a story about journalism schools denouncing Sinclair Broadcast Group's actions, mentioned the USC Annenberg School. Poynter also mentioned USC.

San Francisco Chronicle cited research by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration on the number of legal permanent residents who are eligible for citizenship in Santa Clara County.

Odessa American published commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School on why census data collection is important for the allocation of federal resources.