USC in the News

USC In the News 1/3/2018

Fox News named research by Victoria Cortessis of the Keck School of Medicine of USC one of the top medical stories of 2017. Cortessis found the use of intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUDs) may reduce women's risk of developing cervical cancer. Researchers found that incidence of cervical cancer among women who used an IUD was a third lower compared to those that did not use an IUD.

Telemundo featured Ghecemy Lopez, a cancer information and resource navigator at the USC Norris Cancer Center's Patient Navigation and Support program. After surviving her own bout with breast cancer, Ghecemy has dedicated her life's work to helping other women like her.

The Times of India published a feature on USC Village and a Q&A with USC President C. L. Max Nikias. The article focused on the Indian student experience at USC and expectations for expanding USC's global footprint. "Our philosophy is very different from other universities. We feel there is no way we can replicate this campus, the curriculum offerings and the overall experience anywhere else," Nikias said.

Marin Independent Journal featured the story of USC student AnnaLaura Ramirez-Arredondo, who will graduate in December with an undergraduate degree in chemical petroleum engineering. Ramirez-Arredondo, who is 30, overcame many personal struggles to achieve her degree and credits her success to her adoptive parents and the financial resources USC made available to her. According to the profile, she chose chemical petroleum engineering because Latinos represent less than one percent of those in the field.

Daily Journal featured a new project by Thomas Lyon of the USC Gould School to test child-interviewing techniques both in the court room and out in the field. According to Lyon, if an interviewer is able to help a child give accurate and detailed testimony, it makes it easier for the court to decide cases and protect the child and the rights of the defendants. "The only way they knew how to overcome reluctance was to push harder. Now we’re looking at: What’s a way we can push harder without actually pushing?” Lyon said. He secured a $2.9 million grant for the program.

The Washington Post quoted Johanna Blakley of the USC Annenberg School's Norman Lear Center about Melania Trump's approval rating.

KCRW-FM's "Press Play" interviewed Clifford Johnson of the USC Dornsife College about his new graphic novel, "The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe," which explains scientific concepts in an approachable way.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-AM interviewed Diana Younan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about her study linking pollution exposure to delinquent behavior in teenagers.

Forbes' "Overworld" podcast interviewed Jose Sanchez of the USC School of Architecture about the similarities between architecture and level building in games.

Deadline Hollywood quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the evolving relationship between Hollywood and China.

Consumer Reports quoted Raj Dasgupta of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on why losing excess weight can help improve sleep.

New York Law Journal quoted Gillian Hadfield of the USC Gould School about the future of the legal field in a story highlighting the best quotes of the year.

Snopes quoted Vince Gonzales of the USC Annenberg School about compensating a victim for coming forward with an accusation.

The Wall Street Journal named one of USC President C. L. Max Nikias' posts on what the ancient classics can teach about leadership among its top five posts from its blog, "The Experts."

Los Angeles Times published an analysis originally in The Conversation by Hernan Galperin of the USC Annenberg School on how the rise of the gig economy helps perpetuate biases against women in the workforce.

NPR published a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism about a retired doctor working to treat hepatitis C patients.

The Huffington Post published an op-ed by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about the recent damage to Apple's corporate image.

Los Angeles Magazine noted the USC Fisher Museum is participating in the SoCal Museums Free-for-All.

Poynter mentioned work by Laura Davis of the USC Annenberg School and colleagues to develop a "Stylebot" to handle basic copy editing issues.

Scranton Times-Tribune noted the construction of USC Village as an example of universities contributing to city economies.

The Santa Clarita Valley Signal noted Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center was appointed to a Santa Clarita task force to examine rent control.

Interior Design published a story about the furniture design studio at the USC School of Architecture and its founder, David Martin, and current leaders, John Uniack and R. Scott Mitchell, of the USC School of Architecture.