USC in the News

USC In the News 5/10/2018

Los Angeles Business Journal highlighted a $10 million gift to the Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Viterbi School's Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Institute for Biomedical Therapeutics. The eponymously named gift will fund advanced research seeking cures for and preventing blindness, as well as other neurosensory disorders. The USC Ginsburg Institute will bring together doctors, engineers and other scientists to develop treatments. “We are very much inspired by this incredibly generous gift to develop revolutionary solutions for blindness through translating groundbreaking discoveries in the fields of biomedical engineering, stem cell biology, visual sciences and pharmacology,” said Mark Humayun, inaugural director of the USC Ginsburg Institute and a co-director of the USC Roski Eye Institute.

Pacific Standard featured research by Diane Younan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that linked pollution exposure during childhood to delinquent behavior in adolescents. Younan found that children, especially low-income and minority children living near freeways, who were exposed early-on were more likely to engage in rule-breaking as teenagers, including truancy, vandalism, and substance use.

KPCC-FM's "AirTalk" interviewed Jody Armour of the USC Gould School and First Amendment rights on university campuses.

Bloomberg quoted Greg Autry of the USC Marshall School about SpaceX's launch delay for its next Falcon Heavy payload. The Verge quoted Autry about the costs associated with reusing a rocket.

Smithsonian Magazine quoted Marc Ambinder of the USC Annenberg School about the importance of cross-cultural exchanges even when political relationships are strained or non-existent.

Houston Chronicle quoted Jonathan Kotler of the USC Annenberg School on why it is uncommon for a  governmental body to fund the defense of an employee for actions that happened before he or she was hired.

Los Angeles Magazine quoted Jeffrey Cole of the USC Annenberg School's Center for Digital Future about the fast-approaching future of driverless cars in Los Angeles.

Variety noted Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative is a member of The Recording Academy's diversity panel. Rolling Stone, Refinery29 and City News Service mentioned Smith's appointment. Pacific Standard noted research by Smith on the lack of gender and racial parity among film directors.

Psychology Today published an analysis by Anna Blanken, a graduate student working under Darby Saxbe of the USC Dornsife College, about the rise of social media use among older adults.

Hartford Courant cited comments by Lanita Jacobs of the USC Dornsife College on how those in the majority can be better allies for minorities.