USC in the News

USC In the News 7/7 to 7/9/2018

The New York Times highlighted results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll on the lack of California voter support for the gas tax. The poll found only 38 percent of voters said they supported the gas tax. "It has a lot of support in the business community. It's part of Jerry Brown's legacy. But to save it, people will have to spend a lot of money and he will have to get personally involved and they will have to change the way it's talked about," said Robert Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute.

Univision featured 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. The study noted these caregivers often have more stress than their peers and may see their own health worsen. "It is clear that caregivers do have access to health providers (doctors, social workers, therapists, nurses, etc.), but I question the quality of that interaction because, obviously, their needs are not being met," Aranda said. She also noted the average time someone cares for a loved one is five years - and many millennials have already cared for older adults for more than four years.

The Sacramento Bee published commentary by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School in an article that solicited views from political influencers about California's tax revenue. Schnur argued that taxing all citizens more would make a more stable revenue stream for the state. Pastor, on the other hand, recommends reforming the current system, but as of now, there does not seem to be a negative impact on investment within the state.

The New York Times quoted Henry Jenkins of the USC Annenberg School about the push for diversity in female fandom.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Lon Schneider of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about early assessments of an Alzheimer's disease drug.

Los Angeles Times quoted Jeb Barnes of the USC Dornsife College about the impact of replacing U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on future rulings.

USA Today quoted Clifford Neuman of the USC Viterbi School about the growing need to protect car fobs from being remotely accessed and used to steal vehicles.

The Press-Enterprise quoted Karen North of USC Annenberg School on how smartphones have turned many citizens into potential reporters. Vice quotes North on how the internet can provide an empathetic community for those suffering with addiction.

CBS News New York affiliate WLNY-TV quoted Theodore Berger of the USC Viterbi School about his mathematical model that predicts how the human mind forms a memory.

CGTN-America quoted Vince Gonzales of the USC Annenberg School about the future of journalism.

Golf Magazine quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the potential interest in a head-to-head match-up between Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

CW News Los Angeles affiliate KTLA-TV noted the USC Gould School helped two albino Tanzanian orphans with their asylum applications to remain in the United States.

The Orange County Register published a story produced by the USC Schaeffer Center's Center for Health Reporting.

Financial Times mentioned research by Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, about the proportion of revenue YouTube earns from audio streaming compared to how much it pays to artists.

Agence EFE (Spain) noted research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of transgender actors in the entertainment industry.

Asian Journal mentioned the USC Gould School provides legal services to migrant children in Los Angeles through a partnership with the city. Asian Journal also mentioned the USC Price School is in support of the federal Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) program.

Channel News Asia published commentary by David Kang of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute about why it is important the world does not give up on diplomatic relations with North Korea.

Curbed LA published a story about the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum renovations.

Playbill ran a profile on Vicki Lewis of the USC School of Dramatic Arts and her return to the Broadway stage.