USC in the News

USC In the News 4/13/2018

CBS News highlighted research by Charles McKenna of the USC Dornsife College and USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience that may serve as a possible treatment for hearing loss. The researchers developed a molecule intended to stay put in the inner ear to repair damaged cells.

The New Republic published a book review by Jacob Soll of the USC Dornsife College on how Islam helped shaped the Enlightenment. "What this book shows is that the great philosophers may have been innovative thinkers, and they took Islam seriously as a religion, but they ultimately lacked the scholarly skill to excavate Islam in Europe," Soll wrote of "The Republic of Arabic Letters: Islam and the European Enlightenment."

Healthline featured research by Amir Kashani and Mark Humayun of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Roski Eye Institute that found it is possible to use a stem cell-based retinal implant to treat people with advanced dry age-related macular degeneration. Humayun and David Hinton of the Keck School of Medicine of USC co-invented the implant. "For the vast majority [of people], there is no effective therapy; this study shows the potential is there," Hinton said. NBC News affiliates aired a segment on the study and El Mundo (Spain) covered the research.

The Washington Post quoted Sophie Terp of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the ethical responsibilities of hospital emergency department personnel.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School about Uber's public communications following the death of a woman caused by one of the company's self-driving cars.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School about a court ruling that determined federal funds cannot be withheld from municipalities that refuse to enforce federal immigration laws.

CNN interviewed Roseann Mulligan of the Ostrow School of USC on how tooth decay can impact academic performance.

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV quoted Susie Park of the USC School of Pharmacy about singer Mariah Carey's disclosure about her struggles with bipolar disorder.

KPCC-FM interviewed Henry "Hank" Koffman of the USC Viterbi School about the possible problems the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California could face during its mega tunnels project.

USA Today quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about golfer Patrick Reef's decision to compete without an equipment sponsor.

The Hollywood Reporter quoted Stanley Rosen of the USC Dornsife College about the possible repercussions if filmmakers disagree with censorship imposed by the Chinese government.

Marketwatch quoted Jennifer Ailshire of the USC Leonard Davis School on how different genders define self-worth during aging.

Daily Mail (UK) quoted Michael Goran of the Keck School of Medicine of USC's Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute on the health benefits of cutting carbohydrates from a diet.

Slate quoted Safiya Noble of the USC Annenberg School on why some victims of harassment may not respond well to an automated therapist.

Chicago Tribune quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School about his family experience in the Holocaust. Times of Israel quoted Kerr about Newt Gingrich's Holocaust metaphor on Yom HaShoah. quoted David Kirschner of the USC Gould School about the importance of campus visits when deciding which law school to attend.

The Chronicle of Higher Education mentioned the retirement of Albert Checcio of USC University Advancement. The outlet also mentioned the appointment of Donna Elliott of the Keck School of Medicine of USC as the new vice dean for medical education and chair of the department of medical education.

Miami Herald mentioned the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism's National Fellowship.

Arizona Republic mentioned USC Shoah Foundation in a story about a Phoenix-area Orthodox Jewish synagogue.

The Daily Caller and The Washington Times mentioned a mural outside the entrance of a USC Annenberg School building.