USC in the News

USC In the News 6/21/2018

The Hill featured research by Christian Grose of the USC Dornsife College exploring the responses of state legislators who sponsored or co-sponsored bills that would require voters to show identification at the polls toward letters from constituents with Latino-sounding names, compared to legislators who did not sponsor such bills. The study found that legislators who sponsored bills requiring identification were less likely to respond to requests made from people with Latino-sounding names than to people with names which did not sound Latino.

Fast Company highlighted the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School and its work to encourage social work students to consider careers in the private sector. "Corporate social responsibility, work-life balance, inclusion–those did not even exist a few decades ago and now, large and even midsize companies have corporate officers in charge of those areas," said Michàlle Mor Barak of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School. The story noted USC has been a "pioneer in this field" and has been connecting students with internships in nontraditional industries since 2009.

Mashable featured the #postcards4families campaign led by Abby Wood of the USC Gould School and another professor to help families and others take action against Trump's immigration policies. Every time a #postcard4families photo is posted online with the hashtag, a pledge pool donates to the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), which provides free and low-cost legal services to immigrant families. ""The message is: 'this situation is terrible, but you can talk to the people in charge to ask them to fix it. We should speak up for families like ours that weren't lucky enough to be born here,'" Wood said.

PC Magazine published a Q&A with Andrea Belz of the USC Viterbi School who was an engineer at NASA before serving as vice dean at the engineering school. The interview focused on a program, headed by Belz, designed to groom scientists and engineers to be successful startup CEOs. "Our thesis here at USC ...  is that you're going to do much better in business if you're well informed on how everything works, and then you can make decisions about the roles you'd like to take on," she said.

KNX-AM, NBC News Tuscon affiliate KVOA-TV, Press Trust of India and El Periodico (Spain) featured research by V. Wendy Setiawan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC that revealed diabetes is associated with a significantly higher risk - more than twice as high - of pancreatic cancer in Hispanic people and African Americans.

CNN interviewed Richard Reeves of the USC Annenberg School about the similarities between Japanese internment and the detention of asylum seekers at America's southern border.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCAL-TV interviewed Jose Polido of the Keck School of Medicine of USC for a segment about research aimed at reducing stress and anxiety during dental visits for children with autism.

CBS News Chicago affiliate WBBM-TV interviewed Ram Kumar Subramanyan of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a stem cell treatment for hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

KCRW-FM interviewed Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School about the Los Angeles Times and its return to local ownership. LA Observed also cited Kahn.

NPR Dallas affiliate KERA-FM interviewed Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC Dornsife College on World Refugee Day.

LA Weekly interviewed Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School's Immigration Clinic on how current Congressional bills might affect the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

LAist quoted Tyan Parker-Dominguez of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about racial disparities in health outcomes among pregnant black women.

Pacific Standard quoted Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School's Immigration Clinic about President Donald Trump's executive order and how it will impact families seeking asylum.

KPFA-FM interviewed Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College about his new book, "State of Resistance: What California's Dizzying Descent and Remarkable Resurgence Mean for America's Future."

Science Magazine quoted John Van Horn of the USC Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute on the need for further research on the mysterious illness that affected state department employees while in Havana, Cuba.

The Independent (UK) quoted Jeb Barnes of the USC Dornsife College about the importance of raising money for congressional races.

Oprah.com quoted Binh Ngo of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on when people typically get gray hair and how vitamin deficiencies can lead to premature graying.

Association of National Advertisers quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about FIFA World Cup advertisers.

Fast Company cited research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the lack of gender and racial parity among film directors for the industry's top grossing releases.

Los Angeles Review of Books mentioned a book by Steven Rosen of the USC Dornsife College.

Inside Philanthropy mentioned the Campaign for USC.

MarketWatch cited research by Emily Ryo of the USC Gould School on the typical bail amounts for detained undocumented immigrants.

NBC News San Diego affiliate KNSD-TV noted the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture tracks the growth of faith communities in San Diego.

Romper cited comments by Jessica Wu of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on how a cool oatmeal bath can help relieve the discomfort from mosquito bites.

Le Monde (France) published a book review for Elizabeth Currid-Halkett of the USC Price School's book, "The Sum of Small Things."

Fox & Hounds Daily published commentary by Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School and Doug Jeffe on the California primaries (additional op-eds here and here). Bebitch Jeffe also wrote about the political legacy of Robert F. Kennedy in a fourth editorial.