USC in the News

USC In the News 5/9/2018

Los Angeles Business Journal highlighted a $20 million gift to the USC Leonard Davis School from Mei-Lee Ney to create a research center on healthy aging and longevity as the world's population ages. "Mei-Lee Ney's generosity comes with a keen understanding that a society is measured by how it takes care of its most vulnerable members," said USC Provost Michael Quick. The Ney Center for Healthspan Science that will study the biological, demographic and psychosocial aspects of aging.

The Atlantic's "CityLab" highlighted a working paper by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center and colleagues on how the rise of more educated people with higher incomes in metropolitan areas has increased housing costs that predominantly affect the less educated. Although Green found that a higher number of college graduates in an area raises incomes for everyone, a 1 percent increase in college grads leads to a roughly 2.5 percent increase in the cost of rent.

Los Angeles Daily Journal highlighted that USC Gould School had one of the highest permanent job placement rates for its graduates after passing the bar. "We encouraged students to think more nationally, and we worked with firms and employers in other states," said USC Gould School Dean Andrew Guzman. According to Guzman, the USC Gould School invested more into its career services department and made a conscious effort to expand the geographic reach for students seeking work.

The Washington Post (in an Associated Press story) quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about the legacy of former California governor George Deukmejian, who passed away at age 89.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Lawrence Harris of the USC Marshall School about a new rule intended to protect investors from predatory fee practices.

Los Angeles Times quoted Inderbir Gill of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about new recommendations for prostate screenings.

National Geographic quoted Michael Habib of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the anatomy of a pterosaur.

CNBC quoted Kelly Sanders of the USC Viterbi School about the benefits of a proposed policy in California requiring solar panels on any new housing development.

Lansing State Journal quoted Shirley Maxey of the USC Marshall School on how common repeat findings are for auditors.

The New York Times cited comments by the late Kevin Starr of the USC Dornsife College in an article about the life of former California governor George Deukmejian.

Los Angeles Times (in a story originally published by The Conversation) noted research by Cheng Ji of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and colleagues on a possible antidote for hangovers.

U.S. News & World Report, in a story about using Advanced Placement class credits when entering a university, mentioned USC's transfer policy for AP credits.

The Chronicle of Philanthropy mentioned a $12.5 million gift to the Keck School of Medicine of USC by the Hastings Foundation of Pasadena for lung disease research at the USC Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research.

Pacific Standard published commentary by Meredith Shaw, a USC Dornsife College graduate student, (originally in The Conversation) about the changes in North Korea's foreign relations strategy.

Business Insider cited comments by Albert "Skip" Rizzo of the USC Institute for Creative Technologies on the use of virtual reality to treat post-traumatic stress.

Yahoo Lifestyle cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the poor and underrepresentation of older adults in the entertainment industry. Bloomberg mentioned Smith's work to develop the inclusion rider and Variety noted Smith's participation on a diversity panel for The Recording Academy.

Bustle, in a story about a "Roseanne" episode, mentioned analysis published by the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center.