USC in the News

USC In the News 5/24/2018

The New York Times featured research by Adam Huttenlocker of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and colleagues on a cranial fossil of a Cifelliodon wahkarmoosuch which may be a key species in the fossil record that bridged the transition between reptiles and mammals. Based on the locations the species has been found in across the globe, the discovery also suggests Pangea may have broken apart more recently than previously predicted. The New York Times (in a Reuters story), Newsweek, Inverse, Xinhua News Agency, The Independent (UK), International Business Times, Europa Press (Spain), Tech Times and Australian News (Australia) covered the discovery.

The Washington Post (in a Kaiser Health News story) highlighted research by Eileen Crimmins of the USC Leonard Davis School on how long older adults could expect to live with good cognition, mild cognitive impairment, and dementia. The story also noted a more recent study by Crimmins that found college graduates lived more cognitively health lives. The article quoted Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School on the limited relationship between personal happiness and cognitive decline.

Los Angeles Times featured the latest results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on how California voters feel about repealing the gas tax. If the measure qualifies for the November ballot, California Republicans may use it as an opportunity to increase turnout, according to Bob Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute. "If Democrats are going to save this they are going to have to spend a lot of money," Shrum said. Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV mentioned the results and The San Jose Mercury News noted the poll's finding for the gubernatorial contest.

The New York Times quoted Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College about California's top-two primary system.

The New York Times reported on a USC investigation into a former doctor at the student health center. The New York Times (in an Associated Press story), The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times (additional stories and mentions here, here, here and here), The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, CNN, ABC World News Tonight, ABC News, CBS News, USA Today, ABC News Los Angeles affilliate KABC-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV, Telemundo Los Angeles affiliate KVEA-TV, City News Service, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM, Kaiser Health News (second mention here), California Healthline, The Sacramento Bee, Agence France Presse, China Daily and NHK News (Japan) covered the new lawsuits against USC and the doctor, as well as the faculty's response.

The Wall Street Journal published commentary by Jennifer Deal of the USC Marshall School's Center for Effective Organizations on how loyal senior leaders are less likely to halt and correct unethical behavior because they strongly identify with the organization.

Los Angeles Times mentioned the “Winds From Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century” exhibit at the USC Pacific Asia Museum.