USC in the News

USC In the News 8/9/2018

The Washington Post reported on the appointment of Wanda M. Austin as the interim president of USC, and C. L. Max Nikias has been named president emeritus. The story cited an announcement by Rick Caruso, chairman of the university board of trustees. The Chronicle of Higher Education, BBC, Politico, Yahoo News, Yahoo Lifestyle, Yahoo: Good Morning America, Huffington Post, The San Jose Mercury News, Washington Examiner, United Press International, Hello Giggles, Campus Safety and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education ran similar stories. 

EdSource featured the USC Bovard Scholars program, which helps high-achieving, low-income students get into top universities. “It is a cornerstone of this university to create a diverse community of scholars — whether here at USC or at other top universities,” said USC Provost Michael Quick. Maria Maldonado of the Keck School of Medicine of USC was also quoted. 

PC Magazine feaured research by Hao Li of the USC Viterbi School on virtual humans. "We'll be able to teleport ourselves into VR and seamlessly interact with each other remotely," Li said. He expects future advances in this technology in the coming years.  

The New York Times (in a Reuters story) quoted Adam Rose of the USC Price School on disaster alert failures.  

The Washington Post quoted Bonnie Bruckheimer of the USC School of Cinematic Arts on changes for the Academy Awards. 

Los Angeles Times quoted C. Kerry Fields of the USC Marshall School on the similarities between CBS Corp. executive Sumner Redstone and legendary Howard Hughes. 

Los Angeles Times quoted Bob Shrum of the USC Dornsife College's Unruh Institute and Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School about the California gubernatorial race. The story also cited results from the USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll about voter support to repeal the gas tax.  

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel quoted Avelardo Valdez of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School about Latino activism in Wisconsin. 

Reuters quoted David Schonfeld of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on U.S. public school districts lacking comprehensive plans for response to disasters.

The 74 quoted Ron Avi Astor of the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School on media coverage of school shootings.  

The New York Times (in an Associated Press story) mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. Variety also mentioned the study.