USC in the News

USC In the News 7/21 to 7/23/2018

Los Angeles Business Journal and City News Service noted the USC Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine is under construction on Exposition Boulevard in Los Angeles' Sawtelle neighborhood. "When a patient sees scientists working on solutions for his disease– that is hope personified. Larry’s faith in our work is both humbling and inspiring. With his support, we are creating a new paradigm for research," said David Agus of the Keck School of Medicine of USC, who will direct the new center. The cancer institute is the result of $200 million gift by Oracle founder Larry Ellison.

PC Magazine featured research by Assal Habibi of the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute on how music education may possibly improve cognition among children. For the past five years Habibi has performed MRI scans and other tests on 80 children, some exposed to music education. She is in the final stages of data analysis and is looking at possible correlation between musical training and impulse control, working memory, task switching ability and more.

The New York Times quoted Emily Dennis of the Keck School of Medicine of USC about recovery rates for brain injuries in children.

The Wall Street Journal quoted Jonathan Taplin, professor emeritus of the USC Annenberg School, on why the biggest technology companies should be subject to federal antitrust regulation.

CNBC quoted Carl Kesselman of the USC Viterbi School about Amazon's response to service outages on Prime Day. New York Post cited the comments.

Los Angeles Wave quoted Jeb Barnes of the USC Dornsife College about what Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement could mean for the direction of U.S. Supreme Court rulings for a generation.

Yahoo quoted David Carter of the USC Marshall School's Sports Business Institute about the financial calculations made by Italian soccer club Juventus to acquire Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Wrap quoted Peter Kim of the USC Marshall School on how the tolerance for inappropriate comments and behavior in the entertainment industry has diminished.

Ventura County Star quoted Fred Weissman of the USC School of Pharmacy on why billing a patient for drugs a doctor received for free is illegal.

Agence France Presse quoted Nicolas Albertoni, a graduate student at the USC Dornsife College, about what to expect from the upcoming Group of 20 (G20) summit.

The National Post (Canada) quoted Selma Holo, director of the USC Fisher Museum, about the commodification of Frida Kahlo and how this erases her true legacy.

CBC Radio Canada quoted Henry Jenkins of the USC Annenberg School on the influence San Diego's Comic-Con attendees and panelists can have on the industry.

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) noted California's medical board revoked the license of a former dean of the Keck School of Medicine. Los Angeles Times and City News Service also reported on the decision.

The New York Times mentioned an ongoing investigation into a former doctor at USC's student health center. The New York Times (in a Reuters story) and ABC News' "Good Morning America" reported on allegations against the doctor.

The Washington Post mentioned research by Stacy Smith and colleagues from the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. Los Angeles Times noted results from a separate study about the lack of gender and racial parity among top-grossing film directors.

The Washington Post noted USC Libraries houses the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives.

Inside Higher Ed, in a story about a new tool to test English skills for potential students, mentioned USC.

NBC News cited comments by Orin Kerr of the USC Gould School on why Judge Jeffrey Sutton's judgment on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act likely removed him from consideration for the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat.

Newsweek noted research by Gabriel Zada of the Keck School of Medicine of USC to test whether radiation from cell phones may cause cancer.

The Sacramento Bee published commentary by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg school about California's continued pushback on federal immigration studies. The piece noted comments by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College on why California's policies are better for public safety.

Minneapolis Star-Tribune mentioned Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman is joining the USC Thornton School.

Inc. noted Oprah Winfrey spoke at the USC Annenberg School's 2018 commencement ceremony.

EducationDive noted USC provides guidance for new student and continuing students on how to find and afford housing.

Vida en el Valle published a story about California's policies to help combat valley fever, in a story produced by the USC Annenberg School's Center for Health Journalism.

Playboy mentioned research by Adam Fincham of the USC Viterbi School to develop an artificial wave pool for surfing.