USC in the News

USC In the News 6/27/2018

The Today Show highlighted research by Maria Aranda of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School's Roybal Institute on the growing number of millennial caregivers for loved ones with Alzheimer's disease. "These are people that are really putting their lives on hold [and] their expectations are being dashed about where they should be at this point in time," Aranda said. The study noted these caregivers often have more stress than their peers and may see their own health worsen.

Harvard Business Review published commentary by Kathleen Kelley Reardon, professor emerita of the USC Marshall School, on how to determine what behavior is considered sexual harassment. Reardon developed the Spectrum of Sexual Misconduct at Work (SSMW) to "help people define and differentiate among types of gender-based offense." "The better our ability to articulate how and to what extent particular behaviors offend, the better the chances of women and men working effectively and equitably together," she wrote. Poynter cited the analysis.

Univision Los Angeles affiliate KMEX-TV featured Yarenis Slater, who graduated from the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School in May and is a police officer in Gardena. Slater realized her law enforcement training was not enough to help her serve and protect the neighborhoods she works. By overcoming obstacles and earning a graduate degree, Slater feels better prepared as an officer and has more tools as her disposal beyond her existing training (updated link).

United Press International featured research by Yaniv Bar-Cohen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Gerald Loeb of the USC Viterbi School and colleagues on a new micropacemaker that can be implanted in a minimally invasive fashion. "Much about this device and its implantation is novel -- starting with implanting an entire pacing system in the pericardial space in a minimally invasive fashion, which has never been done before," said Bar-Cohen. The development may help children, people born with congenital heart disease and other patients who are not good candidates for traditional pacemakers.

EducationDive highlighted research by Julie Marsh of the USC Rossier School and colleagues that found most school superintendents in California would prefer if they had greater flexibility with California's Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) funds. The researchers also found that school leadership did not believe existing funding levels were enough to improve service for low-income students, children in foster care and English learners, and many small- and medium-sized districts reported additional administrative burdens.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Niels Frenzen of the USC Gould School on the Supreme Court's admission of President Donald Trump's campaign statements when considering the administration's travel ban. KPCC-FM's "Take Two" interviewed Frenzen about the ruling and CalMatters quoted him about the president's executive order that Trump claimed ended family separations at the border. Pacific Standard quoted Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School about growing calls to abolish the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency and CBS News San Francisco affiliate interviewed Sam Erman of the USC Gould School about the recent court ruling.

CNN quoted Thomas Lee of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about the effects of a laser pointed at the eye.

The Sacramento Bee quoted Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity on why it is important to consider multiple solutions to solving California's high housing costs.

WGN Radio interviewed Patrick Crispen of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about a pediatric medicine program in Mongolia.

The Hechinger Report quoted Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang of the USC Rossier School about how curiosity can help students remember stories and characters better.

Reader's Digest quoted Todd Schroeder of the Ostrow School of USC's Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy on how the human brain limits the number of muscle fibers that can be activated at any one time.

AdWeek quoted Jess Weiner of the USC Annenberg School about Dove's new commitment to only use unretouched photography and images in their branding campaigns.

Benzinga quoted James Moore of the USC Viterbi School about the changing relationship between auto manufacturers and electric power industries.

The New York Times noted 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 Bustle also mentioned the study's results.

Los Angeles Times (in an analysis originally from The Conversation) mentioned research by Karen Hennigan of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Research on Crime on how profiling individuals who are likely to join gangs may be an effective means of preventing recruitment.

Forbes mentioned Oprah Winfrey spoke at the USC Annenberg School's commencement ceremony.

LAist noted retiring Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck received an honorary degree at USC's 2018 commencement ceremony.

Campus Safety mentioned an investigation into a former doctor at USC's student health center.

Law.com mentioned Mark Haddad of the USC Gould School is participating in litigation for reunited families separated at the border.

Fox & Hounds Daily cited research by Karen Van Nuys and colleagues from the USC Schaeffer Center on how many patients often overpay for prescription drugs when using their insurance.