USC in the News

USC In the News 7/12/2018

CNN interviewed Sam Erman of the USC Gould School on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. Erman addressed the potential changes to legal precedent, in particular Roe v Wade, the speed of confirmations and why Supreme Court justices retire. "I don't think it's usually the case that justices retire because of presidents; I think when you have a lifetime tenure ... you retire when it's your time to retire," noted Erman.

Los Angeles Times featured a program from the USC Institute for Creative Technologies which uses virtual reality to address post-traumatic stress disorder among military veterans. The program, "Bravemind: Using Virtual Reality to Combat PTSD," will be exhibited at the Orange County Fair in the Heroes Hall veterans museum. Albert “Skip” Rizzo, USC’s director for medical virtual reality, noted that if Bravemind continues to garner success and acceptance, it can open the door to help mitigate other traumas.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) quoted Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School on the similar backgrounds of the Supreme Court justices. 

The New York Times, in an opinion piece on the gender gap becoming a gender chasm, quoted a "New Scientist" article written by Christopher Boehm of the USC Dornsife College.

Orange County Register quoted Lori Shreve Blake of the USC Career Center on the value of thank you notes after an interview.

New Zealand Herald quoted Jean Reisz of the USC Gould School regarding Judge Dolly Gee and her rulings on immigration. 

Crosscut mentioned a study from the USC Dornsife College on the lack of ESPN coverage of women's sports.