USC in the News

USC In the News 5/26 to 5/29/2018

Los Angeles Times highlighted results from a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll on the lack of voter support for a closed primary. The results showed voters preferred the existing top two system in place. Los Angeles Times and California Matters mentioned the poll's results on the lack of support for California's gas tax.

Desert Sun published a Q&A with Juan De Lara of the USC Dornsife College about his new book, "Inland Shift: Race, Space and Capital in Southern California." De Lara focused on the Inland Empire and the economic upheaval the region has experiences over the past several decades. According to De Lara, politicians need to explore, "How do we pay attention to those very real losses and senses of displacement, and yet not conflate social change, racial change and economic change with the sense of powerlessness?"

IFLScience featured research by Adam Huttenlocker of the Keck School of Medicine of USC and colleagues on a cranial fossil of a Cifelliodon wahkarmoosuch which may be a key species in the fossil record that bridged the transition between reptiles and mammals. Based on the locations the species has been found in across the globe, the discovery also suggests Pangea may have broken apart more recently than previously predicted. Inquisitr, Deseret News, Daily Mail (UK), Axios and Infosurhoy covered the discovery.

The New York Times quoted Travis Longcore of the USC Dornsife College and USC School of Architecture about the impact of feral cats on native wildlife.

The New York Times quoted Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on how single-payer health care in California will impact consumers.

The Washington Post quoted Todd Boyd of the USC School of Cinematic Arts about the correlation between masculinity and respect, especially in popular culture for black men.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Maja Mataric of the USC Viterbi School on how socially assistive robots can benefit seniors by providing companionship and empathy.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on how independent expenditure committees communicate with political candidates.

Los Angeles Times quoted Ann Marie Yasin of the USC Dornsife College about the subject matter of a stolen mosaic discovered in a Palmdale home.

CNN interviewed Clayton Dube of the USC Annenberg School's U.S.-China Institute about the role China has to play in negotiations with North Korea.

Bloomberg quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School about inequitable access to private placement life insurance as a way to pass wealth onto heirs.

Bloomberg quoted Edward McCaffery of the USC Gould School on how companies benefit from tax abatements from cities.

Vox quoted Ricky Bluthenthal of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the benefits of needle exchange programs in preventing the spread of disease. NPR Boston affiliate WBUR-FM quoted Bluthenthal about the risks of injectable drugs.

San Francisco Chronicle quoted Karen North of the USC Annenberg School on how social media videos of incidents lack context and immediately make the subject a public figure without his or her permission.

The Daily Beast quoted Bob Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute on how businessman Tom Steyer's campaign to impeach President Donald Trump may encourage Trump supporters to turnout for the midterms.

California Healthline quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the race for attorney general in California.

The New York Times reported on a USC investigation into a former doctor at the student health center and the resignation of USC President C. L. Max Nikias (second story here). The New York Times (in an Associated Press story), The New York Times (in a Reuters story), The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times (additional stories and mentions here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here and here), NPR, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, CNN (additional mention here), BBC, ABC World News Tonight, ABC News, NBC News, The Today Show, Fox News, USA Today, Los Angeles Business Journal, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, NBC News Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, CBS News Los Angeles affiliates KCBS-TV and KCAL-TV, CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, Fox News Los Angeles affiliate KTTV-TV, City News Service (second story here), Xinhua News Agency, China Daily, The Scientist, United Press International, Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV, Buzzfeed News, LA Weekly, Inquisitr (second story here), The Huffington Post, Fortune, The Sacramento Bee, China News Service, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Refinery29, Daily Mail (UK), California Healthline (second story here), Kaiser Health News (second story here), Next Shark, Pakistan Daily Times and CGTN mentioned the story. 

The Washington Post cited research from the USC Schaeffer Center on the proportion of brand-name prescriptions bought with a copay assistance coupon.

Los Angeles Times mentioned research from the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture on the number of mosques serving Muslims in Los Angeles.

NPR, Time, Voice of America, Forbes and Psychology Today noted Oprah Winfrey spoke at the USC Annenberg School's commencement ceremony.

Inside Higher Ed published an editorial by Stephen Aguilar of the USC Rossier School about his journey from a post-doc to a tenure-track position and how institutions can provide more opportunities for underrepresented minorities.

Inside Higher Ed and Fox News reported on an Ostrow School of Dentistry graduate in a story about graduate student debt.

The San Diego Union-Tribune cited research by Richard Green of the USC Lusk Center on the number of housing units needed to lower the cost of housing in California.

Chicago Tribune cited research from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School's Roybal Institute on the expected increase in Alzheimer's disease diagnoses among Latinos.

Inside Philanthropy mentioned two gifts from USC alumnus George Lucas and Mellody Hobson totaling $20 million to the USC School of Cinematic Arts to fund scholarships for students from underrepresented communities.

CNET and Inquisitr quoted Victor Adamchik of the USC Viterbi School about the viability of the science presented in "Westworld."

BigThink cited comments by Mariana Stern of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the health impacts of a diet high in nitrates and nitrites.

Heavy mentioned a $1,250 donation from Senator Kamala Harris and her husband to USC.

Amplify mentioned Kevin Lyman, who founded the Warped Tour, will be a professor at the USC Thornton School in the fall.