USC in the News

USC In the News 4/21 to 4/23/2018

The New York Times published a book review on Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's new release, "State of Resistance: What California's dizzying descent and remarkable resurgence mean for America's future." The reviewer notes that the book ends with practical lessons America can take from California's past. "America now looks like California at its lowest point," Pastor wrote. The review states he "offers a guide to a possible path back up."

U.S. News & World Report highlighted research by Valter Longo of the USC Davis School that suggests chemotherapy might be more effective if the patient practices a fasting-mimicking diet. "The cancer cells are usually dependent on much more glucose than [normal cells], [so] by decreasing the glucose [present in the body] you can generate problems" for the cancer cells, Longo said. According to Longo, the same principles could apply to treating a variety of human diseases.

The Sunday Times (UK) featured the USC Iovine and Young Academy and the gift from Andre "Dr. Dre" Young and Jimmy Iovine to fund the program. "This generation of students are going to live until they’re 90 or 100 so when they graduate at 22 they’ll have another 70 years. During that lifespan they’re going to change jobs and careers so have to be careful not to overspecialize - Doing arts and music makes them more complete human beings," said USC C. L. Max Nikias. The article focuses on Nikias' push for interdisciplinary research and seeking opportunities for global collaborations for USC and its students.

Los Angeles Times quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College about the level of neighborhood segregation in Los Angeles.

NPR's "Weekend Edition" interviewed David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about the complicated history of U.S. diplomatic relationships on the Korean peninsula.

Politico quoted USC President C. L. Max Nikias on how President Donald Trump's rhetoric and DACA pronouncements may impact the ability of American universities to recruit the best and brightest from all over the world.

NBC News quoted Richard Flory of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture on the religious argument against climate change.

The Guardian (UK) quoted Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the development of an "inclusion rider" for those in the entertainment industry.

Big Think podcast interviewed Antonio Damasio of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute about the imperative all life has to flourish and avoid conflict, as well as his book, "The Strange Order of Things." Reader's Digest quoted Damasio about the psychological reason for a "hunch."

Inverse quoted Jody Armour of the USC Gould School about the racist enforcement of marijuana-related crimes.

The Wrap quoted Karen Tongson of the USC Dornsife College about the history of the "sexy baby" voice for women in entertainment and society.

Curbed LA quoted Nathan Masters of the USC Libraries about El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles and the founding of the city.

CGTN-America quoted Clifford Neuman of the USC Viterbi School on why all digital systems likely need to be redesigned to prevent hacking and other vulnerabilities.

Sports Business Journal quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the decision by some WNBA owners to partner with Planned Parenthood.

The Straits Times (Singapore) quoted Kyung-Moon Hwang of the USC Dornsife College about the history of corruption in South Korea.

University World News quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School on why universities need to do more to call out the proliferation and negative impact of fake news on society.

The Weekly Standard quoted Amy Carnes of USC Shoah Foundation on how colonialism laid the groundwork for genocide in Rwanda.

The Hindu (India) quoted Stephen Krashen, professor emeritus of the USC Rossier School, about the historical role of academic activists.

Agence France Presse quoted Steven Sussman of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and Julie Albright of the USC Dornsife College on how to successfully detox from smartphone usage.

Los Angeles Times published a joint project with USC Annenberg School advanced programming students to produce multimedia stories about the marijuana industry.

Los Angeles Times noted USC hosted the 23rd annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Books on April 21 and 22. Additional mentions here, here, here, here, here, here, and here about the event that brought around 150,000 people to the University Park Campus. In the paper's "Books" newsletter, it mentioned a conversation led by Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC Dornsife College. The Hollywood Reporter reported on the festival's location, mentioned a panel held in the USC Leonard Davis School and noted Nguyen's conversation. KPCC-FM's "Take Two," PBS Newshour, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV and City News Service mentioned USC in coverage on the festival.

KPCC-FM published a story produced by students from Diane Winston of the USC Annenberg School's Knight Program on Media and Religion class on how the South Korean community in Los Angeles addresses mental health treatment.

Los Angeles Business Journal reported USC Games ranked among the top 10 university video game development programs according to 80 Level, an online publication covering the gaming industry.

The Daily Beast mentioned work by USC Shoah Foundation and its director Stephen Smith to record survivors of the Rohingya Muslim genocide by Myanmar.

The Press-Enterprise mentioned USC Village is home to a Trejo's Tacos location.

Salon cited comments by Ira Kalb of the USC Marshall School's about AARP's marketing practices.

South China Morning Post noted research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute on the proportion of Twitter users managed by automated bots.