USC in the News

USC In the News 4/17/2018

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on how House Speaker Paul Ryan's retirement may impact the future of the GOP. Schnur argues that Ryan has the opportunity to unite the Republican Party against President Donald Trump. "Perhaps this upcoming time in the wilderness will enable the emergence of a new right-of-center Ryan Underground movement that helps Republicans reclaim their status as the party of ideas," he wrote.

Inside Higher Ed featured two research studies by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Davis School and Julie Zissimopoulos of the USC Schaeffer Center - who worked on the second study with Crimmins - that found college-educated Americans live longer without dementia and Alzheimer's disease, and how chronic disease impacts the onset of dementia-related conditions. Crimmins' first study found a college education was a strong indicator of more years spent with a healthy mind. Zissimopoulos and Crimmins found that reducing cases of chronic disease, like hypertension and diabetes, did improve health and life expectancy, but increased the number of years spent with dementia.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV featured the USC Viterbi School's Robotics Open House. The event invited children from the surrounding community to explore and learn about the different types of robots created by USC Viterbi faculty and staff, as well as inspire youth to pursue careers in STEM. Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV also interviewed children and USC students at the event.

Variety featured USC Games and its inaugural USC Games Expo on May 9. "We’ve never aggregated everything under one tent. We wanted to put everything under one umbrella because no one is really seeing all of our students’ work and we’re proud of them," said David Bilson of the USC School of Cinematic Arts and chair of the interactive media & games division. The expo is sponsored in part by Jam City, which expects the USC Games program to continue to provide a pipeline of top talent for the industry.

Nature highlighted research by Cheng Ji of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to develop a set of nanocapsules that can serve as an alcohol antidote. The pills contain enzymes that work in tandem to mimic the liver's process of breaking down alcohol, but at at much faster rate. The researchers believe the pills may reduce liver damage and are now moving forward with pre-clinical studies.

Los Angeles Times quoted Taj Frazier of the USC Annenberg School's Institute for Diversity and Empowerment about the importance of Kendrick Lamar earning a Pulitzer Prize for his album, "Damn."

Vanity Fair quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's attempts to stop the FBI from reviewing documents taken from his personal lawyer during a raid. Salon quoted Kerr about the parallels between Trump's behavior and Richard Nixon's during the Watergate investigation.

OZY quoted David Armstrong of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why the death rate among diabetic amputees is higher due to cardiovascular disease and decreased mobility leading to strokes or heart attacks.

Inc. quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about Elon Musk's likely sleep deprivation.

GOOD interviewed Joseph Hawkins of the USC Libraries' ONE Archives about the evolving and diminishing role of gay bars within the queer community.

CGTN-America interviewed Mark Marino of the USC Dornsife College about his class that examined selfies and how identity and value are ascribed to them.

Bloomberg Law, in a story about class action lawsuits regarding university retirement fund programs, mentioned USC.

U.S. News & World Report noted the USC Viterbi School is among the best graduate engineering schools in the country.

The Hill published an op-ed by Arturo Sarukhan, visiting fellow at the USC Annenberg School's Center on Public Diplomacy, on how President Donald Trump's rhetoric and policies may impact Mexico's presidential election.

Prevention cited results from a study by Stephen Gruber of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that found coffee drinkers were less likely to develop colorectal cancer.