USC in the News

USC In the News 12/13/2017

The Wall Street Journal reported USC is the second-highest ranked Los Angeles-area college in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. The story noted USC's national ranking on the list - No. 15 - and that it is "among the top schools nationally in terms of engagement." According to The Journal, engagement is measured via a student survey that tracks views of teaching and whether students would recommend their school to others. 

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Michael Simkovic of the USC Gould School on how the House and Senate tax reform bills categorize disaster victims differently for tax purposes.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about the saving for U.S.-based companies under both the House and Senate's proposed corporate tax rate.

The Washington Post quoted Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute about what the Alabama Senate election may mean for the national Democratic party.

Los Angeles Times quoted Mark Whitlock of the USC Dornsife College's Cecil Murray Center on why the Johnson Amendment should be repealed.

ABC News interviewed Michael Levine of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a recent E. coli outbreak and U.S. Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warnings to refrain from eating raw cookie dough.

The New Yorker quoted Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School on how wealthy individuals who give most or all of their wealth to charities avoid paying taxes and funding public resources.

U.S. News & World Report quoted J. Bradley Randleman of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Roski Eye Institute about the lack of data that confirms a connection between cataract surgery and decreased risk of death.

The San Francisco Chronicle quoted Lisa Klerman of the USC Gould School on how victims feel empowered when they see other high profile harassers held responsible for their actions.

OZY quoted Christian Redfearn of the USC Price School about the effectiveness of selling abandoned properties for about one dollar in revitalizing neighborhoods.

The Boston Globe quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race & Equity Center on how colleges aggressively recruit black athletes and wealthy international students, but little to recruit low-income minorities who are not at the top of their class. quoted Jenny Jaque of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about different treatment options for uterine fibroids.

NPR noted USC President C. L. Max Nikias’ compensation in 2015, in a story about highest paid university presidents.

NPR San Diego affiliate KPBS-FM cited research by Assal Habibi of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute and colleagues that found musical training can thicken the brain's auditory cortex and support the growth of white matter, which carries signals through the brain.

KCRW-FM and Pasadena Star-News noted the reopening of the USC Pacific Asia Museum in Pasadena.

Bustle cited research by Paul Thompson of the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute that found Major Depressive Episodes (MDD) can cause damage to the brain.