USC in the News

USC In the News 6/1/2018

San Francisco Chronicle (in a post originally on The Conversation) published commentary by Diane Winston of the USC Annenberg School on why South Korean Christians still support reunification on the Korean peninsula. According to Winston's research, many support reunification, not reconciliation, and a democracy where Christianity is widely practiced. "Korean Christians who support reunification see it as a political and religious goal. And although it’s an uphill struggle, they believe with faith anything is possible," she wrote.

LiveScience and The Sacramento Bee 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.

Florida Today highlighted Garrett Reisman of the USC Viterbi School, who is a former NASA astronaut and top developer at SpaceX and will now be teaching at USC in the fall. Reisman will "teach undergraduate and graduate-level astronautical engineering, support student-run spaceflight labs and advise the school on space-related issues" at USC.

The New York Times quoted Laurie Brand of the USC Dornsife College's Middle East Studies program and her questions about the collection of ISIS' internal documents by the publication.

The New York Times and Inc. noted Oprah Winfrey spoke at the commencement ceremony for the USC Annenberg School.

The Wall Street Journal cited research by Arthur Stone of the USC Dornsife College on happiness levels among older adults.

Los Angeles Times mentioned that USC Schaeffer Center and USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School aided with the Los Angeles County homelessness count data.

Los Angeles Times cited research by Stacy Smith, Marc Choueiti and Kate Pieper of the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative that tracked the gender and race of performers, writers and producers across the pop music charts and Grammy Awards.

Los Angeles Times and The Atlantic cited results from the new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times Poll on the upcoming California gubernatorial race and support for the state's top-two primary.

Los Angeles Times mentioned an ongoing exhibit at the USC Pacific Asia Museum.

Los Angeles Times (additional stories here and here), Fox News, ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, Los Angeles Business Journal, Beverly Hills Courier, City News Service, Kaiser Health News and California Healthline reported on the election of USC alumnus, donor and trustee Rick Caruso as chair of the USC Board of Trustees. The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, KPCC-FMThe Washington Examiner and China Daily mentioned the resignation of USC President C. L. Max Nikias and an investigation into a former doctor at the USC student health center.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV, New York Post and California Healthline mentioned a former dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC.

Wired noted research by Safiya Noble of the USC Annenberg School on bias built into internet search modules.