USC in the News

USC In the News 3/18 to 3/20/2017

Los Angeles Times featured a $2 million endowment to the USC School of Cinematic Arts from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization best known for presenting the Golden Globes. Aimed at graduate students, the endowment will provide funding for students who are not eligible for U.S. loans. “I think now more than ever we need to recognize that we are global, we are here and we really want students from every corner of the world. It makes our industry stronger and I think we just plain make better films when we have lots of different voices speaking," said USC School of Cinematic Arts Dean Elizabeth Daley. Deadline also covered the endowment.

Los Angeles Times featured Jonathan LoPresti of Keck Medicine of USC and his 36 years as a doctor at L.A. County-USC Medical Center. In the article, LoPresti expressed his concerns about the stress that will be placed on hospitals if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. "(L.A. County-USC Medical Center) exists to serve all the residents of Los Angeles County, irrespective of the ability to pay, including patients who lack access to routine medical care," said LoPresti.

Inverse featured the work of Maja Matarić of the USC Viterbi School in studying the applications of socially assistive robots. For people with debilitating conditions, Matarić's research has found that socially responsive robots are well positioned to supplement human caregiving, through the combination of their physical presence and their ability to encourage necessary, repetitive tasks. “It doesn’t mean we’re ever looking at replacing human care with machines. They’re never going to be like people — and that should never be the goal,” said Matarić.

Curbed LA featured the work of Sofia Borges and R. Scott Mitchell of the USC School of Architecture and students to design cabins that act as temporary housing for homeless women. Such structures can act as a vital bridge between the street and more permanent housing. "Our real goal is to get people housed as quickly as possible to get people off the streets sooner. That simple act of elevating your head off the sidewalk and into a private space is a game changer," said Borges.

NPR San Francisco affiliate KQED-FM featured research by the USC Dornsife College’s Center for Immigrant Integration showing that one in eight California homes has an undocumented immigrant, accounting for nearly five million total undocumented immigrants in the state. 

The New York Times, in an Associated Press report, quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on how Republican control of Congress will affect approval of President Trump's budget cuts.

The Washington Post quoted Michael Hochman of USC Keck Medicine on the omissions made in drug advertising.

KPCC-FM quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School about President Trump's proposed budget.

KPCC-FM quoted Donna Elliott of Keck Medicine of USC about the emotions involved in "Match Day," the day medical students learn their placement for residency.

CNBC quoted Steve Ross of the USC Dornsife College about Hollywood's relationship with President Trump.

Today quoted Raj Dasgupta of Keck Medicine of USC on the effects of men wearing a shirt to sleep.

Salon quoted Jeff Fellenzer of the USC Annenberg School on President Trump's decision not to fill out an NCAA bracket.

The Oregonian quoted Juliet Musso of the USC Price School about the failure of Portland housing officials to rehabilitate rental properties as budgeted.

San Diego Union-Tribune quoted Geoffrey Joyce of the USC Schaeffer Center about why the cost of health care is so high.

Big Think, from an earlier Scientific American article, quoted Antonio Damasio of USC Dornsife's Brain and Creativity Institute on whether or not bees and other invertebrates have feelings.

Redbook quoted Kristin Bendikson of USC Keck Medicine on the rarity of lesbian "parallel pregnancies."

IEEE Spectrum quoted Anthony Levi of the USC Viterbi School about new imaging techniques used to look inside computer chips.

Los Angeles Times mentioned the premiere by Julia Adolphe of the USC Thornton School of her composition before an audience at Glendale's Alex Theater. KPCC-FM also noted the peformance and said that Adolphe's work has also been performed by the New York Philharmonic.

Los Angeles Times mentioned a panel at the USC Price School consisting of several of L.A. County's female chiefs of police.

KPCC-FM cited research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School’s Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the underrepresentation of women in the entertainment industry.

Times of India noted USC was among those schools seeing an increase in international students.

San Francisco Chronicle published an op-ed by Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on the economic appeals that should be made to voters who supported Donald Trump. 

Glendale News-Press noted USC Verdugo Hills Hospital as the site of the 29th annual "Smart-A-Thon" fundraiser. 

The Times (UK) mentioned research by Emilio Ferrara of the USC Viterbi School and colleagues finding that 15 percent of Twitter is made up of bots and the impact that finding has had on calls for Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to resign. City A.M. also noted the research and pressure on Dorsey.

Minneapolis/St. Paul NBC affiliate KARE-TV mentioned research from Keck Medicine of USC showing that exercising with a partner improves workout quality.

Massachusetts NBC affiliate WWLP-TV noted the research of Albert "Skip" Rizzo in the use of virtual reality to treat PTSD, as well as his presence at the annual SXSW conference.

Los Angeles Business Journal mentioned that the USC Viterbi School's Information Sciences Institute received a $40 million grant from the federal Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity agency to ensure the integrity of manufactured computer chips.