USC in the News

USC In the News 5/1/2018

The Washington Post published commentary by Sara Sadhwani, graduate student at the USC Dornsife College, about the impact Asian Americans will have on Democratic turnout in California's elections. According to her research, the number of eligible Asian American voters will increase by over 37 percent by 2040. "In a hotly contested election year, Asian American voters may make a significant difference," she wrote.

Los Angeles Business Journal featured a $12.5 million gift to the Keck School of Medicine of USC by the Hastings Foundation of Pasadena for lung disease research. The gift will fund research at the USC Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research, which the foundation helped establish in 2014. "This generous support will enhance our research on serious pulmonary diseases that affect millions of people around the world and facilitate our development as a premier center for lung research," said Zea Borok of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and director of the center.

Financial Post (Canada) highlighted research by Kevin Murphy of the USC Marshall School about the consequences of executive pay regulation in the United States. Murphy and his colleagues found that when federal regulators tried to cap executive compensation, other forms of compensation - like stock options - increased exponentially. The researchers found publicly traded corporations adjusted to each subsequent regulation to compensate executives in new ways.

The Korea Times published an op-ed by Kyung Moon Hwang of the USC Dornsife College on why unification is no longer an imperative in the diplomatic talks between North and South Korea. Hwang argues it is unwise for unification to feature prominently in these new talks. "The price for that most important goal of assuring peace in Korea, along with hopefully an improvement in the lives of the North Korean people, is the relinquishment of Korean unification," he wrote.

Inside Higher Ed and "Academic Minute" interviewed Arie Kapteyn of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research on why people in different countries may interpret the same survey questions differently.

USA Today quoted Shaun Harper of the USC Rossier School's Race and Equity Center about the "unmuting" of college students and younger students about about racism and other social issues.

KPCC-FM interviewed Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School about the United States' asylum policies for migrants (audio only). The Independent (UK) quoted Frenzen about the changing immigration policies under President Donald Trump's administration.

Los Angeles Daily News quoted Gary Painter of the USC Price School's Homelessness Policy Research Institute on the most common reasons for homelessness in Los Angeles.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM's "forum" podcast interviewed Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College about his new book, "State of Resistance," and why California may serve as a blueprint for the country's changing attitudes.

The Scientist quoted Chien-Ping Ko of the USC Dornsife College about research on cells that may prevent muscle fatigue.

The Huffington Post quoted Hernan Galperin of the USC Annenberg School on how the digital gig economy can reinforce certain workforce biases.

Space quoted Essam Heggy of the USC Viterbi School on how buried ice may have impacted the surface of Vesta, the second largest asteroid in the galaxy's asteroid belt.

The New York Times' "California Today" mentioned a new book by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College. The Washington Post cited an op-ed by Pastor in The American Prospect on how Democrats can help turn the Southwest blue by energizing young Latino voters.

Los Angeles Times interviewed Michael Chasalow of the USC Gould School about the California Supreme Court ruling on when and why employers can classify workers as independent contractors.

BBC cited comments by Mike Chinoy of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute on how world leaders can effectively communicate with President Donald Trump.

KPCC-FM and Variety mentioned comments by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative about the long-term impact of the #MeToo movement on diversity in the entertainment industry. Billboard mentioned comments by Smith about opportunities for women in the music industry (second story here).

Los Angeles Business Journal cited research by Scott Fraser of the USC Michelson Center in a story about SeqOnce BioSciences.

The Hollywood Reporter noted USC alumnus Will Ferrell's 2017 commencement speech as one of the most memorable of all time.

MarketWatch cited research from the USC Leonard Davis School about the increasingly likelihood that Americans born today will reach the age of 90.

Pacific Standard published a story produced in part by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism on how neuroscience may help treat trafficked youth.

The Diplomat published commentary by Yukari Easton, fellow at the USC Dornsife College's East Asian Studies Center, on why she believes the diplomatic talks between North Korea and the United States will fail.

BigThink cited research by Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School about the health benefits of intermittent fasting.

Mirror (UK) cited research by Raymond C. Stevens, Vadim Cherezov and Vsevolod “Seva” Katritch of the USC Michelson Center to develop a painkiller that is not addictive.