USC In The News

USC In the News 1/30/2019

ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV highlighted that comedian Jimmy Kimmel will speak at the Keck School of Medicine of USC's 2019 commencement ceremony. The school selected Kimmel because of his work to bring attention to children's health care after his own family was treated at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles, where Keck physicians work.

KCET-TV published a joint analysis with the USC Price School's Center for Social Innovation using the Neighborhood Data for Social Change (NDSC) with a community profile on Palm Springs. The analysis presents various demographic information for the community using interactive visualizations.

VentureBeat featured a partnership between the USC School of Cinematic Arts and Unity Technologies to launched an online course to teach students and aspiring developers how to design and publish their original games. "This course is a tremendous opportunity for people who want to further expand their knowledge of game development and design while utilizing the Unity tools," said Danny Bilson of the USC School of Cinematic Arts' Interactive Media & Games Division. "We are thrilled to collaborate on such a unique partnership as we continue to expand our offerings to students and the general public." The course is eight weeks long and will include many notable guest speakers.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM quoted Mary Helen Immordino-Yang of the USC Rossier School on how physical activity and organized sports help child and adolescent brains learn.

The Chronicle of Higher Education noted USC is among the colleges that grant the most undergraduate degrees in foreign languages.

STAT cited results from a study by Karen Van Nuys and Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center on the impact of copay clawbacks on patients.

Times of Northwest Indiana mentioned research by Alice Parker of the USC Viterbi School to develop synthetic replications of part of the human brain.

Chicago Reader mentioned a film created by Douglas Burke of the USC Viterbi School about his son and his surfing experience.

The Epoch Times cited comments by Thomas Ward of the USC Dornsife College about the practices of MS-13 gang members.