USC in the News

USC In the News 8/4 to 8/6/2018

PBS NOVA featured research by Daniel Benjamin of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Economic and Social Research on genetic markers that may predict educational attainment. Although the more than 1,200 genes identified served as a reliable predictor for some demographics, the conclusions did not hold true for all Americans. The article also quotes Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of the USC Rossier School and the USC Dornsife College's Brain and Creativity Institute who noted that “there’s as much to be learned about the nature of our educational system as about the nature of the individual in this data.”

Dallas Morning News published a book review by Philip Seib of the USC Annenberg School on "The Brink", a book about President Reagan and the nuclear war scare of 1983.

The Sacramento Bee featured commentary by Manuel Pastor of the USC Dornsife College's Program for Environmental and Regional Equity and Mindy Romero of the USC Price School’s California Civic Engagement Project in an article that solicited views from political influencers about programs to make California students successful. Pastor focused on the continuation of programs that are successful, and supporting and encouraging multiple languages. Romero focused on changing programs that provide personalized and tailored approaches that account for different community and familial experiences, including a child's native language. 

Becker's Hospital Review profiled Tom Jackiewicz, senior vice president and CEO for USC Health and Keck Medicine of USC. "My job is to continually push evolutionary change at a revolutionary pace. To be successful, we need to continue to transform our organization in a fast-changing marketplace while also improving the quality of care and the patient experience. We are well positioned to fill an expanding need for academic medicine in Southern California," noted Jackiewicz.

KCET, in partnership with the USC Price Center for Social Innovation in support of the Neighborhood Data for Social Change, published a 2018 snapshot of homelessness in Los Angeles County. 

Chalkbeat highlighted research by Suneal Kolluri of the USC Rossier School's Pullias Center about the effectiveness of Advanced Placement (AP) courses and the College Board's work to expand access to underrepresented students. “AP is such an important element of high school for kids and teachers, and we don’t really understand how it’s impacting student experiences,” noted Kolluri.

The Washington Post quoted Antonio Bento of the USC Price School on problems with Trump administration calculations regarding the cost of more fuel-efficient vehicles and how that may impact highway safety.

Los Angeles Times quoted Dana Goldman of the USC Schaeffer Center on the basic economics of insurance.

Los Angeles Times quoted Stephanie Eggert of the USC Dornsife College and Claudia Del Vecchio of Keck Medicine of USC on the benefits of staying well-hydrated with proper liquids.

CBC Radio Canada quoted Jason Squire of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on Netflix's strength in audience data tracking.

Omaha World-Herald (in a Bloomberg story) quoted Lon Schneiderman of Keck Medicine of USC on the results of a widely noted Alzheimer's drug trial.

AdWeek quoted Burghardt Tenderich of the USC Annenberg School on dealing with difficult clients.

Modesto Bee quoted Sara Kintzle of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on veterans' needs in reintegrating to civilian life after military service.

Daily Democrat quoted David Armstrong of the Keck School of Medicine of USC on the growing numbers of amputations as a result of an increase in diabetes.

Chronicle (New Zealand) quoted Thomas Hollihan of the USC Annenberg School on the ways elections are similar to religious activities.

Los Angeles Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned the USC School of Cinematic Arts turned down a $5 million gift from producer Harvey Weinstein in an article about universities returning and refusing endowments. 

Los Angeles Times (in an Associated Press story) noted that the USC Annenberg School will temporarily suspend the use of the media center's name: The Julie Chen/Leslie Moonves and CBS Media Center at the request of Chen and Moonves. 

Los Angeles Times cited comments by Franita Tolson of the USC Gould School from The Hill on the Chevron doctrine.

KPCC-FM's FilmWeek mentioned the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative in a roundtable discussion and podcast about the lack of diversity in film journalism.  

Sydney Morning Herald cited research by the USC Annenberg School's Inclusion Initiative on the gender imbalance among major Hollywood feature film directors in a review of "The Spy Who Dumped Me".

Washington Monthly noted that USC offers fellowships and other support for international journalists.

Roanoke Times cited a USC study on student's loss of learned information over summer break.

Vail Daily News cited a study by Jessica Barrington-Trimis and colleagues of Keck Medicine of USC regarding teen use of e-cigarettes.

Jakarta Post cited comments by Raj Dasgupta of Keck Medicine of USC in The New York Times on the relationship between magnesium and sleep.

Arab News mentioned that James Savoca of the USC School of Cinematic Arts will offer a course as part of an intensive filmmaking course organized by the Saudi General Authority for Culture.