USC in the News

USC In the News 3/22/2017

Los Angeles Times published an op-ed by Erroll Southers of the USC Price School on why the federal government needs a new strategy to counter violent extremism. According to Southers, changes proposed by President Donald Trump's administration do not effectively address the needs of the current environment. "If [the Countering Violent Extremism program] becomes even more focused on Muslim extremism, it will exacerbate the problems that already exist and the program will certainly fail," he wrote.

CBS News Los Angeles affiliate KCBS-TV featured a platform developed by Ugur Demiryurek of the USC Viterbi School's Integrated Media Systems Center and Gabriel Kahn of the USC Annenberg School to track traffic in Los Angeles. "Crosstown Traffic" found that traffic accidents in Los Angeles occurred a twice the national rate at all hours of the day. “Traffic is the one issue that impacts every person in Los Angeles no matter where they live, and there’s so much that we can learn about the city if we just analyze this data,” Kahn said. ABC News Los Angeles affiliate KABC-TV, NBC Los Angeles affiliate KNBC-TV, La Opinión and Business Insider highlighted the database and research.

Associated Press and Agencia EFE (Spain) highlighted research by Manuel Pastor, Justin Scoggins, and Alejandro Sanchez-Lopez of the USC Dornsife College's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration and the Center for American Progress that found President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration will impact families with "mixed" immigration status, not just undocumented immigrants. The study found that 16.7 million people in America share a home with an undocumented relative.

Harvard Business Review published an op-ed by Matthew Kahn of the USC Dornsife College and Daxuan Zhao on how spreading skeptism of climate change will lead to less innovation in the industry. Kahn's research points to globalization as a necessary factor for innovation in "climate-adaptation products." "Globalization helps to offset the climate change adaptation challenge posed by the existence of climate skeptics in any one country," they wrote.

KCRW-FM highlighted the USC Fisher Museum and its partnership with Art Division to connect under-served youth with visual art studio space. Students in the program attended public workshops and their creative work was displayed alongside the museum's permanent collection. The story also quoted Selma Holo, director of the USC Fisher Museum, about the exhibit, MONTARlaBestia, which will be available for viewing until April 8, 2017.

The New York Times quoted Erroll Southers of the USC Price School about the effectiveness of new aviation industry restrictions limiting electronic devices on commercial flights.

The New York Times quoted Alex Wong of Keck Medicine of USC on the possible reasons why the texture of breast implants may dictate the body's reaction to them.

Los Angeles Times quoted Viet Thanh Nguyen of the USC Dornsife College about the Vietnamese-American community's relationship with free speech in California.

American Public Media's "Marketplace" quoted Edward Kleinbard of the USC Gould School on how the federal budget is typically crafted along partisan lines.

The Christian Science Monitor quoted William Tierney of the USC Rossier School on the challenges that face low-income community and four-year college students.

Fox News New Mexico affiliate KRQE-TV quoted USC Viterbi School Dean Yannis Yortos about the USC Rocket Propulsion Lab's latest record-setting rocket launch.

McClatchy DC quoted Dan Schnur of the USC Annenberg School on why Rep. Darrell Issa may need to distance himself from President Donald Trump if he wants to maintain his seat.

The Washington Post and Cosmopolitan, in stories on the 20th anniversary of the film "Selena," mentioned research by Stacy Smith of the USC Annenberg School's Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative on the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the entertainment industry. El Mundo (Spain) also mentioned the study.

NPR's "Code Switch" interviewed Brent Blair of the USC School of Dramatic Arts about the cultural implications of accents and what is an "American accent."

La Opinión mentioned a class taught by Sofia Borges and R. Scott Mitchell of the USC School of Architecture that has students build low-cost, temporary housing for Los Angeles' homeless population.

The New York Review of Books included a book by Ellen Wayland-Smith of the USC Dornsife College in a review of titles focused on building the American dream.

The Conversation published an op-ed by Henrike Moll of the USC Dornsife College on new discoveries in developmental psychology and children's previously unknown sensitivity to the mental states of others.

The Conversation published commentary by Richard Flory of the USC Dornsife College's Center for Religion and Civic Culture and Brad Christerson on the new INC Christianity movement.

The Conversation published an op-ed by Marco Milani of the USC Dornsife College's Korean Studies Institute and Markus Bell on the evolving role of the South Korean prime minister.