USC in the News

USC In the News 12/16 to 12/18/2017

The Hill published commentary by USC President C. L. Max Nikias about how the proposed tax reform bills will impact higher education's ability to fund innovative research and provide opportunities for underserved communities to earn a college degree. Nikias addressed how taxing graduate tuition will restrict access to graduate degrees, while other provisions will negatively impact universities' ability to provide generous financial aid packages. "Endowments may appear large in the absolute, but their purpose is to support a university’s mission in perpetuity," he wrote.

The Wall Street Journal reviewed a new book by Steven Ross of the USC Dornsife College, "Hitler in Los Angeles: How Jews Foiled Nazi Plots Against Hollywood and America." The review notes Ross' story highlights efforts by Hollywood studios to surreptitiously fight against the rise of Nazism. "So, yes, Hollywood moguls did not speak out publicly against Nazi Germany, but Mr. Ross’s and Ms. Rosenzweig’s books show that they did take vigorous action against the Nazi threat," the reviewer wrote.

The Atlantic's "CityLab" featured research by Diana Younan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that found a connection between pollution exposure during childhood and higher risk for destructive behaviors during adolescence. Younan also found after tracking participants for nine years, this held true when accounting for socioeconomic and other factors that influence bad behavior. "Air pollution is dangerous for many organs - not just the lungs, or the heart, but the brain."

The Huffington Post published an editorial by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the Alfred Mann Institute for Biomedical Engineering at USC and its work as an non-profit accelerator for biomedical inventions that can improve the human condition. Kalb highlighted the need for such an organization and noted the Mann Institute's partnerships with the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Ostrow School of USC, USC Viterbi School, USC Stevens Center, USC Dornsife College, USC Marshall School and others across campus to commercialize inventions from USC researchers.

Los Angeles Times quoted Martin Kaplan of the USC Annenberg School on how the Walt Disney Co. can market to different audiences with its acquisition of 21st Century Fox assets.

Los Angeles Times quoted Michael Jenkins of the USC Gould School about the new employment contract for the police chief of Baldwin Park.

Los Angeles Times quoted Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School on why the proposed congressional tax reform bill may result in businesses leaving California.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on how AOL Instant Messenger laid the groundwork for modern file sharing, the digital news ticker and sharing emotions via acronyms and emojis.

KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about a proposal to keep net neutrality regulations alive in California and Gov. Jerry Brown's issues with the congressional tax reform bill.

STAT quoted Brad Spellberg of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the dangers of treating sexually transmitted infections with regular antibiotics and the threats of antibiotic resistance.

The Orange County Register quoted Daniel Durbin of the USC Annenberg School's Institute of Sports, Media and Society about the broadcasting market following the acquisition of some 21st Century Fox assets by the Walt Disney Co.

Las Vegas Review-Journal quoted Nicolas Duquette of the USC Price School and James Moore of the USC Viterbi School about the viability of the Las Vegas Monorail Co.'s plans to expand.

McClatchy DC quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School about the lack of genuine interaction among adolescents due to social media consumption.

International Business Times quoted Tom Sito of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the late animator Bob Givens.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Rob McConnell of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and colleagues on the impact freeway pollution can have on the health of older adults.

The Scientist mentioned the former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Yahoo Finance noted Susan Estrich is a professor at the USC Gould School.

Los Angeles Daily News mentioned the firing of USC women's volleyball coach Mick Haley.

The Fresno Bee mentioned a collaboration between the USC Viterbi School and local high school student Faith Florez to develop a mobile app that alerts farmworkers to heat warnings.

Los Angeles Downtown News cited research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center about the housing crisis in the Los Angeles area.

Entrepreneur cited research by Scott Wiltermuth of the USC Marshall School and colleagues that found anger due to an unrelated event can affect how an individual evaluates others' ideas.

Laconia Daily Sun published commentary by Susan Estrich of the USC Gould School about President Donald Trump's Israel policy.